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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: http://www.harvestpicnic.ca/


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: www.artswells.com

SP books 3 summer tours, all starting this week!!


Hey Folks,

SP has been working endlessly to bring you all 3 great performers touring throughout Canada this summer, including Lindy, who is touring throughout Eastern Canada, as well as Wax Mannequin and Hachey the MouthPEACE, touring separately throughout Western Canada, and we would all love to see you supporting these artists by coming to their shows, if you are in the neighbourhood of where they are playing.

Here are all of the tour dates..


Sat, July 12 – Bore Music Festival – Moncton, NB
w/ Fred Penner, Don Brownrigg and many more..

Sun, July 13 – Trailside Café – Mount Stewart, PE
w/ Liam Corcoran (Two Hours Traffic) + Brielle Ansems
$15 cover | 8:00pm

Wed, July 16 – The Carleton – Halifax, NS
w/ Don Brownrigg + Snorri Helgason
$10 cover | 9:00pm

Thu, July 17 – Octopus Garden – Alma, NB
w/ Snorri Helgason
$10 cover | 7:00pm

Fri, July 18 – Mario’s House Concert for Kim’s Birthday – Shediac, NB
w/ Snorri Helgason

Sat, July 19 – Roxstone Café – Fredericton, NB (matinee/6pm-9pm)
w/ Snorri Helgason + Peter Hicks
$10 cover | 5:00pm

Sun, July 20 – Magnolia Café – Saint John, NB (matinee/3pm-6pm)
w/ Snorri Helgason + Nostic
$10 cover | 2:00pm

Tue, July 22 – Eventide at St. Mary’s Anglican Church – Hillsborough, NB
w/ Snorri Helgason
$10 cover | 7:00pm

Wed, July 23 – Red Herring – St Andrews, NB
w/ Snorri Helgason
No Cover | 9:00pm

Thu, July 24 – Concert in the Commons – Rothesay, NB
w/ Snorri Helgason
No Cover | 8:00pm

July 25-27 – Westward Viking Festival – L’Anse Aux Meadows, NL
w/ Snorri Helgason

Official: www.lindymusic.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lvop
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lindymusic

Western Canadian Tour 2014

July 17/18 – Garfinkles – Whistler, BC
Sat, July 19 – Ultra Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
Sun, July 20 – The Ruddy Duck – Squamish, BC
Tue, July 22 – Voodoos – Penticton, BC
Wed, July 23 – Rivercity Pub – Revelstoke, BC
Thu, July 24 – Byng’s Roadhouse – Cranbrook, BC
Fri, July 25 – Farside Pub – Fairmont, BC
Sat, July 26 – Bud’s – Invermere, BC
Mon, July 28 – The Slice – Lethbridge, AB
Wed, July 30 – Better Than Fred’s – Grande Prairie, AB
Thu, July 31 – Remedies Lounge – Fort St John, BC
Aug 1-4 – Artswells Festival – Wells, BC

Bandcamp: www.hacheythemouthpeace.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mouthpeacebeats
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hacheythemouthpeace

“The Singular Songs Tour”

About Singular Songs and this tour:
Singular Songs Tour

Thu, July 17 – The Piston – Toronto, ON
w/ Alphabot + The Dale Morningstar
Fri, July 18 – The Townehouse – Sudbury, ON
w/ Sea Perry + Swan Song + Shawn Kosmo
Sat, July 19 – Raven & Republic – North Bay, ON
Sun, July 20 – Café Natura – Sault Ste Marie, ON
Wed, July 23 – Black Pirate – Thunder Bay, ON
w/ JP DeRoover
Thu, July 24 – Bijou Steakhouse – Kenora, ON
w/ Jordan MacDonald + Mike Procyshyn
July 25-July 27 – Brandon Folk Festival
w/ Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers + The Donefors + more
Tue, July 29 – O’Hanlons – Regina, SK
Wed, July 30 – Wunderbar – Edmonton, AB
w/ Kris Demeanor
Aug 1-4 – Artswells – Wells, BC
w/ Tanya Taqaq + Corwin Fox + Joey Balducchi + more..
Wed, Aug 6 – Cliffside Pub – Squamish, BC
w/ The Will Ross Band (CD Release) + No Mothers
Thu, Aug 7 – Merge – Vancouver, BC
w/ D Trevlon Band
Fri, Aug 8 – Waverley Hotel – Cumberland, ON
w/ Corwin Fox
Sat, Aug 9 – The Globe Hotel – Nanaimo, BC
W/ Corwin Fox + Jupiter Jill
Tue, Aug 12 – The Rainbow Room – Port Alberni, BC
w/ Corwin Fox + Luke Blu Guthrie
Fri, Aug 15 — Copper Owl – Victoria BC
w/ Himalayan Bear + Dante DeCaro
Sat, Aug 16 – Elite Restaurant – Penticton, BC
Sun, Aug 17 – CRANK IT!! (to 6) Concert Series – Nelson, BC
Mon, Aug 18 – Infinitea – Fernie, BC
Tue, Aug 19 – Byng Roadhouse – Cranbrook, BC
Wed, Aug 20 – Local 510 Tavern – Calgary, AB
Thu, Aug 21 – Vangelis – Saskatoon, ON
Fri, Aug 22 – The Cavern – Winnipeg, MB
Sat, Aug 23 – The Foundry – Thunder Bay, ON
Sun, Aug 24 – House Concert – Sault Ste Marie, ON

Official: www.waxmannequin.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wax_mannequin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wax.mannequin

Wax Mannequin, Hachey the MouthPEACE and SP President Joey Balducchi perform at the Artswells Festival

Artswells Festival

Hey Folks,

There are a lot of festivals in Canada, but one that stands out for the artists on the SP Roster is Artswells, due to the fact that it is in a small town called Wells, BC, where the festival actually takes over the whole entire town, and the community embraces it, which is quite the experience to be a part of.

This festival is so magical, that many performers that regularly play the festival have been so inspired by this magical town, that they have bought houses in Wells, and most of the population in Wells, which is approximately 400, are musicians, artists and actors, which is quite an exciting rarity for a small town.

This year, along with over 100 other acts, SP artists Wax Mannequin, freelance artist Hachey the MouthPEACE, and SP President Joey Balducchi are all performing at this years festival, alongside other great artists, BidiniBand, Tanya Taqaq and Scott Cook, to name a few.

Wax Mannequin & The Donefors perform at the Brandon Folk Festival from July 25-27, 2014

Brandon Folk Festival Poster

Hey Folks,

One of the great things about the summer is the many options of festivals to go to all over the place, and this year, Wax Mannequin and The Donefors are playing the wonderful Brandon Folk Festival, 2 hours west of Winnipeg, MB.

This festival is a real treat to people of all ages, and this year, these 2 SP artists will be sharing the stage with the likes of Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, Martin Sexton, and Cold Specks, to name a few, so if in the area, don’t miss out on this great weekend of music and fun!!

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