The Year of Festivals for Spherical Productions

Tiny Lights Festival

Hey Folks,

As any musician knows, to perform and be part of a music festival for a weekend in the summer is one of the greatest experiences for a musician’s career, you’re guaranteed to play to a lot of people, your pay is usually a lot better than your average gig, you get to meet a lot of your musical peers, there are a lot of late night jams, you’ve helped build a bigger fanbase for your act in the festival’s respective city/town, and you’re almost guaranteed that after the festival you have walked away with a smile.

After many years of building festival relationships, this year has opened up a lot of festivals for the acts on the SP Roster, as well as some freelance acts we have had the honour to work with, and outside of still working on a bunch of other festivals, here is a list of the acts we got in to some great festivals so far this year, and it all starts today with the ‘In The Soil Arts Festival’ in St Catharines, ON.

April 24-26 – In The Soil Arts Festival – St Catharines, ON
-Wax Mannequin (April 24 @ Oddfellows Hall – 8:00pm)
-The Dinner Belles (April 24 @ Hub Stage – 8:00pm)
-The Donefors (April 25 @ Hub Stage – 2:00pm)
-Hachey the MouthPEACE (April 25 @ Hub Stage – 8:00pm)
-Tamara Williamson (April 26 @ Hub Stage – 1:00pm)

May 15-17 – Come Together Music Festival – Durham, ON
-Dirk Quinn Band
-Hachey the MouthPEACE
-The Donefors
-The Dinner Belles
-Spookey Ruben
-Torque Hound
-Tall People (Blind Mule)
-Clarence Clearwater (ex-Dirty Love Band)
-Jo Boudreau (Monarch Project)

June 12-14 – Tiny Lights Festival – Ymir, BC
-Wax Mannequin

Sat, June 13 – Hesstival – Hamilton, ON
-The Dinner Belles
-Hachey the MouthPEACE

Sat, June 20 – Campbell Bay Music Festival – Campbell Bay, BC
-Wax Mannequin

Sat, June 27 – Moncton Folk Festival – Moncton, NB
-Wax Mannequin

July 3-5 – Northern Lights Festival Boreal – Sudbury, ON
-House of David Gang
-Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian

July 10-11 – Because Beer Festival – Hamilton, ON
-Wax Mannequin
-The Donefors

Tues, July 21 – Pan Am Games Festival Showcase @ Harbourfront Centre (Outdoors) – Toronto, ON
-Hachey the MouthPEACE

Sun, July 26 – Pan Am Games Waterfront Concert – Hamilton, ON
-Alfie Smith

Sun, July 26 – Unity Music Festival – Slocan, BC
-House of David Gang

July 31-Aug 3 – Artswells Festival – Wells, BC
-House of David Gang
-Hachey the MouthPEACE

July 31-Aug 2 – Kaslo Jazz Festival – Kaslo, BC
-Fish & Bird

Fri, Aug 7 – Wolfe Island Music Festival (KPP stage) – Kingston, ON
-Wax Mannequin (opening for Mo Kenney)

Aug 7-9 – Edge of the World Festival – Haida Gwaii, BC
-House of David Gang

Sat, Aug 8 – Wapiti Music Festival – Fernie, BC

Sun, Aug 9 – Cambridge Ribfest – Cambridge, ON
-Alfie Smith

Aug 14-16 – Fred Eaglesmith Annual Charity Picnic – Aylmer, ON
-Wax Mannequin
-The Dinner Belles
-Alfie Smith
-The Donefors

Sat, Aug 15 – Calgary Reggae Festival – Calgary, AB
-House of David Gang

Aug 21-23 – Music on the Mountain Festival – Fort St James, BC
-Wax Mannequin

Sat, Sept 19 – Bloor Ossington Music Festival – Toronto, ON
-Lindy Vopnfjord

Plus many more festivals to come, but we want to thank all of the festivals that believe in our artists, and have offered them performance slots on their stages throughout 2015 so far, and we look forward to working with you all, as well as the other festivals that we are presently working with to open up more opportunities on their festival stages at some point this year and beyond.

SP gets 5 acts into the ‘In the Soil Arts Festival’ in St Catharines from April 24-26, 2015

In The Soil Arts Festival Banner Pic

Hey Folks,

Spherical Productions is proud to announce we got 5 acts into the ‘In The Soil Arts Festival’ in St Catharines, ON, and the festival takes place on the weekend of April 24-26, and the acts that we got in are Wax Mannequin, Hachey the MouthPEACE, The Donefors, The Dinner Belles and Tamara Williamson, and here are their scheduled performance slots, so mark them down on your schedules, because you do not wanna miss these amazing acts at this festival.

The Dinner Belles – Fri, April 24 @ Festival Hub Tent (8:00pm)
Wax Mannequin – Fri, April 24 @ Oddfellows Union Lodge (8:30pm)
The Donefors – Saturday, April 25 @ Festival Hub Tent (2:00pm)
Hachey the MouthPEACE – Saturday 25 April @ Festival Hub Tent (8:00pm)
Tamara Williamson – Sunday 26 April @ Festival Hub Tent (1:00pm)

Official Website: In The Soil Arts Festival

Spherical Productions Showcase at JunoFest

JunoFest Banner 3

Hey Folks,

Spherical Productions is proud to announce that 7 of the acts on the roster are showcasing as part of JUNO Fest this coming weekend, and it is all happening at the Anchor Bar, here are all of the details..

Spherical Productions / JUNOFest Showcase

Hachey the MouthPEACE (1:30am)
Spookey Ruben (12:45am)
Wax Mannequin (12:00am)
Alfie Smith (11:15pm)
LINDY (10:30pm)
Janine Stoll & Paul MacDougall (The DoneFors) (9:45pm)
Kirby (9:00pm)
8:30pm doors

Tickets Available here: Ticketfly

JUNOfest wristbands: All Access

JUNOfest wristbands offer priority access to all JUNOfest venues over two nights (subject to capacity). Wristbands are available at Ticketmaster and Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St., Hamilton). Wristbands are $30 each (+ taxes & service charges). All sold-out JUNOfest shows still give priority access to wristband holders, as venue capacity allows.

Venue website: Anchor Bar

Venue on Google Maps: Directions

More JUNOfest details: here

Hachey the MouthPEACE & Kirby collaborate with Ace Bailey to win Junos Turn It On Songwriting Contest!


Hey Folks,

We are proud to announce that 2 SP acts, Hachey the MouthPEACE and Kirby, have collaborated with Ace Bailey to write and perform the winning song for the Junos “Turn It On” Songwriting Contest.

Here is the winning link: And the winner is…
Here is the winning song: Turn It On

The competition was steep, with great songs from over 60 of Hamilton’s best musical acts/collaborations. Among the finalists were two of Hamilton’s rising stars, Ginger St James and Robin Benedict, so the heat was on, but in the end, these 3 rising stars squeaked by and became the champions of this prestigious songwriting contest.

On the horizon for Kirby is a 4 month tour across Canada from May to August, half of the tour will be solo, and the other half with his band, which includes a festival performance at the Come Together Music Festival (Durham, ON) in May, and Tiny Lights Festival (Ymir, BC) in June, among other performance announcements that are being negotiated as we speak.

As for Hachey the MouthPEACE, he was hand picked as the MC for the Six Shooter Records / JunoFest Showcase on Fri, March 13 in Hamilton, he is doing a weekend tour out to Hollywood in May, and has been accepted to perform at the In the Soil Arts Festival (St Catharines, ON) in April, the Come Together Music Festival (Durham, ON) in May, and is touring out West in the summer, which includes a return performance to the Artswells Festival (Wells, BC) in August, among many other performance announcements to be announced soon.

House of David Gang are about to embark on their Annual Bob Marley Tribute Tour..

HODG Tour Dates

Hey Folks,

Canada’s Reggae Warriors House of David Gang are about to embark on their Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Tour throughout Canada, and is the longest running Bob Marley Tribute Tour in Canada, and raises important food donations for the Food Banks Across Canada.

Here are their up-coming tour dates..

Friday February 6th – Townhouse, Sudbury, ON
Saturday February 7th – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Wednesday February 11th – Brutopia, Montreal, PQ
Thursday February 12th – The Capital, Fredericton, NB
Friday February 13th – Pepper’s Pub, Saint John, NB
Saturday February 14th – Plan B, Moncton, NB matinee
Saturday February 14th – Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown, PEI
Friday February 20th – Port Theatre, Nanaimo , BC
Saturday February 21st – The Avalanche, Courtenay, BC
Friday February 27th – Rainbow Room, Port Alberni. BC
Saturday February 28th – Coombs Rodeo Community Hall, Coombs, BC

In other HODG news, check out their Brand new single “Rock & Roll Queen” written and produced by King Selah for NuFunk Records. Recorded by Sam Weller at Slamm Studios, mastered by Noah Mintz at Laquer Channel. The track features: King Selah on vocals, Collin “JahLin” Edwards on drums, Dezi Fingaz on keyboards, Snappy Homefry on bass, Jay Cleary on guitar, Michael Davy on keyboards & backing vocals and special guest Sun Ray Grennan on backing vocals & percussion.

Lindy is opening up for Whitehorse for select dates on their up-coming tour!

Lindy lo-res photo

Hey Folks,

We are proud to announce that Lindy was picked as one of the support acts for the up-coming tour for Whitehorse this spring, including shows in the USA and Canada.

Lindy has been working really hard touring and playing his heart out since releasing his latest album “Young Waverer”, and by joining his friends in Whitehorse, he will have the opportunity to reach even more future fans and spread his beautiful music to the world.

Here are the tour dates..

Tue, Apr 28 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Wed, Apr 29 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
Thu, Apr 30 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
Fri, May 1 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Sun, May 3 – Ignition Garage – Goshen, IN
Mon, May 4 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

Fri, May 8 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
Sat, May 9 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON
Tue, May 12 – London Music Hall – London, ON
Wed, May 13 – Grand Theatre (Rosen Auditorium) – Kingston, ON
Thu, May 14 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON

Sun, May 17 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
Thu, May 21 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA
Fri, May 22 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
Tue, May 26 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Wed, May 27 – Beachland Ballroom Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Thu, May 28 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Fri, May 29 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY

In other Lindy news, he recently got invited to perform at the Reykjavík Folk Festival in Iceland from March 5 to March 7, 2015, and was recently accepted to do a Home Routes Tour in Southern Ontario in March 2016.


Supercrawl Poster

Hey Folks,

Hamilton’s fastest growing free festival called Supercrawl starts this weekend, and has turned into a 4-day event (Sept 11-14), estimated to bring in over 100,000 people, with an amazing line-up of musical acts, including 2 SP acts, one, being one of Canada’s most prolific folk artists, Lindy Vopnfjord, and two, one of Canada’s top beat boxers turned hip hop artist, Hachey the MouthPEACE.

LINDY is opening the TD/ARKELLS Stage at 6:00pm on Fri, Sept 12, which is TONIGHT, and HACHEY THE MOUTHPEACE is performing at 1:15pm on the HAMILTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION / EXCLAIM! Stage on Sat, Sept 13.

If you have not been to Supercrawl before, it takes place on James Street North (in Hamilton), which has been known in recent years as one of the world’s most renowned, growing art districts, and the majority of this street, where the festival takes place, is closed down to vehicles, bringing together a festival of performers, artists, vendors, key speakers, buskers, and many other types of entertainment, providing an amazing experience for all ages, and again, it is all FREE!

This Festival has grown exponentially since it’s incarnation in 2009, and I would highly recommend to everyone to be a part of this amazing festival, since there is something for everyone, lots of eye and ear candy, and never a dull moment of fun and excitement.

Check out more about Supercrawl here

Lindy performs at the Eaglewood Folk Festival today!!

Eaglewood 2014

Hello Folks,

The momentum Lindy has been building in the last couple years have not been unnoticed, after being accepted to perform at many great festivals throughout Canada and beyond, Lindy is performing at the Eaglewood Folk Festival today, with other great artists including Coco Love Alcorn, Harlan Pepper and Oh Susanna, to name a few.

If you do not have tickets, you are out of luck, cause this festival is SOLD OUT, but keep an eye out for any act on this line-up, cause they are all on top of their game, and ready to perform for you at a venue near you, but don’t wait too late, cause those shows may be sold out before too long as well, so plan ahead and buy your tickets in advance.

Here is the line-up for this year festival: Eaglewood Line-up 2014

Hachey the MouthPEACE and Alfie Smith perform at the Greenbelt Harvest Festival TODAY!!

Greenbelt Festival

Hey Folks,

2 great artists on the Spherical Productions roster are performing at the ever-growing Greenbelt Harvest Festival, which includes other great artists like Elliott Brood, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Sarah Harmer and many more..

Make sure to check out this amazing festival TODAY, with a star studded cast of amazing artists filling the airwaves with the beauty of their own signature sounds!

Check out the full line-up here:

SP President Joey Balducchi is doing a touring workshop and performing a rare solo performance at the Artswells Festival

Joey 1

Hello Folks,

Before Joey Balducchi started Spherical Productions in 2002, he was a solo artist, playing many shows and touring Canada, trying to make a name for himself  to help build his career. Gradually, after many years on the road, Joey put his solo career away to focus on the careers of other great artists, but never gave up on playing music or travelling. These were his two passions for years, which segued into wanting to help out other great musicians experience and tour our beautiful country as well, along with helping to build their careers.

After his last band Blind Mule called it a day in May 2014 to start other projects, where Joey played guitar, he was approached to do a touring workshop at the last festival Joey ever played as a solo artist in 2006, which was the Artswells Festival in Wells, BC, and to sweeten the deal, he was also offered to perform a 45 minute set of his original music. At the time, Joey only started to write again, but agreed to the offer, which put a fire under his butt to get a set of music written in 6 weeks, and be stage ready to perform in front of a festival audience.

As of Aug 1-Aug 4, 2014, SP President Joey Balducchi will play his first solo set of music in 7 years, so it is going to be a rare performance for anyone at the Artswell’s Festival, and as well, Joey will be putting on a workshop that revolves around the trials and tribulations of touring Canada. Joey will also be around all weekend to chat with anyone who has questions for him, since he has booked over 120 tours and booked 100′s of shows in Canada since 2002, and loves to share his knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning from him.

Check out this magical festival:

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