Wax Mannequin performs at the one-man band festival in Toronto and Montreal

One man band fest poster

Hello Folks,

One of the hardest working solo performers in Canada, Wax Mannequin, is at it again, going on a 4-date mini tour, en route to 2 One Man Band Festival(s) in Montreal at Casa Del Popolo, and in Toronto at the Silver Dollar Hotel, as well as two encore shows in Peterborough at the Red Garnet, and The Artel in Kingston, and here is the info…

Thurs, May 23 – SILVER DOLLAR ROOM – Toronto, ON
WAX MANNEQUIN (Hamilton, ON) 12:00am
TRUAX (NYC-Berlin) 11:10pm
HENRI FABERGE (Toronto, ON) 10:35pm
OLDFOLKS HOME (Winnipeg, MA) 9:50pm
CLARA VENICE (Toronto, ON) 9:00pm
Cover: $8 | Doors: 8:30pm

Fri, May 24 – CASA DEL POPOLO – Montreal, QC
WAX MANNEQUIN (Hamilton, ON) 11:30PM
TRUAX (NYC-Berlin) 10:45PM
THE KETTLE BLACK (Hamilton, ON) 9:15PM
Cover: $12 | Doors: 8:00pm

Sat, May 25 – RED GARNET – Peterborough, ON
WAX MANNEQUIN (Hamilton, ON) 11:00pm
TRUAX (NYC-Berlin) 10:00pm
Cover: $10 | Doors: 9:00pm

Sun, May 26 – THE ARTEL – Kingston, ON
WAX MANNEQUIN (Hamilton, ON) 11:00pm
TRUAX (NYC-Berlin) 10:00pm
Cover: $10 | Doors: 9:00pm

Don’t miss COME TOGETHER MUSIC FESTIVAL this weekend!!

CTMF poster 2013

Hey Folks,

The Come Together Music Festival starts this Friday, and to me, being a part of this festival during this long weekend every year is the best way to bring in the summer, so if you are going to be in and around Southern Ontario from May 17-19, 2013, I highly recommend being a part of this magical weekend, below is the performance schedule, and some links for you to take a peek at the amazing talent that is going to be there this weekend, hope to see y’all there!

CTMF Schedule – May 17,18,19, 2013
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Friday May 17

Main stage

8:15-9:00 Dan Walsh
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9:00-11:00 Dirk Quinn Band
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Saloon Stage

11:15-12:30 Blind Mule
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12:30-??? Diesel Dog
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Saturday May 18

Main Stage

2:00-2:45 Langden
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3:00-3:45 Jasper

4:00-4:45 Flood The Sun
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5:00-6:00 Max Klass
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6:15-7:15 Ken Tizzard w/Bad Intent
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7:30-8:30 Stumbleweed
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8:45-10:00 DoneFors
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10:15-11:15 Mark Wilson & the Way It Is
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Saloon stage

11:30-12:45- T T’s Extraterroristrials

1:00-??? After Funk
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Sunday May 19

Main Stage

1:00-1:45 Special guests TBA

2:00-2:45 Humble Little Martyrs
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3:00-3:45 Lindy Vopnfjord
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4:00- 4:45 Ragged Bankers
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5:00-5:45 Toadhouse
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6:00-6:45 Gruve
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7:00-8:00 Snow Heel Slim & The Boogie Infection
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8:15 -9:30 Lumber Junk
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9:45-11:15 House Of David Gang
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Saloon Stage

11:30-12:45 Planes and Trains
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1:00-??? Must Stash Hat
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Please support Melissa Dowrie’s “Ride to Conquer Cancer” at 2 Benefit Concerts, starting TONIGHT!

Melissa cancer

Hello Folks,

Melissa Dowrie, one of thousands of participants for the “Ride to Conquer Cancer” in Ontario, has put together 2 benefit concerts to help her raise $2500 to participate in this ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls as part of a 2-day bicycle ride on June 8-9, 2013, and right now she has raised $400, so we need to help her get to her goal.

This is a very noble thing for her to do, riding on behalf of dear friends who have lost their lives to cancer, and so Blind Mule and the Dirk Quinn Band have agreed to play 2 benefit concerts in the next 2 days, to help get her to her goal to participate, but we need all of you to come to these shows and show some support, so not only will she be helping, but we will all be helping in our own way, benefiting the Cancer Research Center at Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world..

Read more about Melissa’s goal as part of the “Ride to Conquer Cancer” here

Here is the info for the 2 “Ride to Conquer Cancer” Benefit concerts…

TONIGHT – Casbah Lounge – Hamilton, ON
w/ Blind Mule
$10 Donation / 9pm doors

Wed, May 8 – Brazen Head Irish Pub – Toronto, ON
w/ Blind Mule + Rhonda Stakich
Pay What You Can (suggested $10) / 8pm

Wax Mannequin is touring with European artist Mark Lotterman throughout Southern Ontario

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Hey Folks,

Wax Mannequin has toured Europe a bunch of times, and played his first tour with European artist Mark Lotterman, so to repay the favor to this great artist, SP and Wax are bringing Mark Lotterman to Canada for the first time, and that tour starts TONIGHT, and here are the dates…


Thu Mar 28 – Piston – Toronto, ON
Fri Mar 29 – The Spill – Peterborough, ON
Mar 30-Apr 2 – “Packing & Moving Wax Mannequin into new home” – Hamilton, ON
Wed Apr 03 – Molly Blooms – Collingwood, ON
Thu Apr 04 – The Voyager Inn – North Bay, ON
Fri Apr 05 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Sat Apr 06 – Mansion – Kingston, ON
Sun Apr 07 – Atria – Oshawa, ON
Tue Apr 09 – Cornerstone – Guelph, ON
Wed Apr 10 – Two Doors Down – Brantford, ON
Thu Apr 11 – Black Shire Pub – London, ON
Fri Apr 12 – Phog Lounge – Windsor, ON
Sat Apr 13 – Homegrown Hamilton – Hamilton, ON

Lindy is releasing new album “Young Waverer”, and performs Sister/Lover on Exclaim! TV

lindy - young waverer

Hello Folks,

Lindy releases his first solo album in 6 years entitled “Yound Waverer”, and in true Lindy fashion, he wanted to make it a special release day, so he also released a version of Lover/Sister with a string section at the studio where he recorded the album, as part of a special live performance on ‘Exclaim! TV’ for us all to love .. here it is, Sister/Lover

If you want to own the album, here is where you can do it
Preview and download album here

Lindy also has a bunch of release shows coming up, including TONIGHT at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto as part of the New Music Tuesdays, he is on at 10pm sharp, his backing band is MAJOR MAKER, and it is a FREE SHOW!!

Don’t miss him in Hamilton for his Record Release show at the Baltimore House next Tues, April 26, with special guests Proof of Ghosts

… and to top it all off, Lindy and his wife Sally are having their first baby in May 2013, we are so happy for them both!

Spookey Ruben tours solo throughout Eastern Canada with Thunderclap

Spookey Tour Poster 2013

Hello Folks,

There has been a lot going on in the early parts of 2013, including many festival submissions throughout Canada, getting ready for Folk Alliance to promote the great acts on the SP Roster, and a number of shows and tours being prepped, including tours for Wax Mannequin, with special guest from the UK, Mark Lotterman, Blind Mule, with special guests Ken Tizzard with Bad Intent, as well as a Record Release Tour for Lindy Vopnfjord, but the first tour that is starting tomorrow is for Spookey Ruben, who is touring solo for the first time ever all throughout the East Coast, with support act, Thunderclap, and below are the tour dates…

Spherical Productions & Hi-Hat Recordings present:

[solo acoustic Live in concert FEB/MARCH 2013]

Wed FEB 20th @ Brutopia (Montreal QC)
Thu FEB 21st @ Secret House Concert (Shediac Bridge, NB)
E-mail joey at sphericalproductions dot ca for exact location + details
Fri FEB 22nd @ Octopus Garden (Alma NB)
Sat FEB 23rd @ The Capital (Fredericton NB)
w/ Silver Creek
Sun FEB 24th @ Bridge Street Café (Sackville NB)-MATINEE all ages show 2pm
Sun FEB 24th @ Plan B (Moncton NB) 9pm
w/ Charles Dead
Mon FEB 25th @ Baba’s Lounge (Charlottetown PEI)
w/ Dan Currie
Wed FEB 27th @ The Bar Room (Cornerbrook NFL)
Thu FEB 28th @ Grenfell College (Cornerbrook NFL)
Fri MAR 01st @ Distortion (St. John’s NFL)
w/ Devon & Waterman
Sat MAR 02nd @ Distortion (St. John’s NFL)
w/ Fireign
Sun MAR 03rd @ The Ship (St. John’s NFL)
w/ Rozalind MacPhail
Tue MAR 05th @ Gus Pub (Halifax NS)
w/ Declan Martin + Nikkole Couture
Wed MAR 06th @ Le Vieux Poele (Edmundston NB)
Thu MAR 07th @ The Mansion (Kingston ON)
w/ B Movie
Fri MAR 08th @ Raw Sugar Café (Ottawa ON)
w/Jon Laurie-Beaumont
Sat MAR 09th @ The Red Garnet (Peterborough ON)
w/ Lindy Vopnfjord

Spherical Productions 10 year anniversary / X-mas Party!!

SP Xmas Party Dec 22 2012 WEB

Hello Folks,

Spherical Productions is celebrating being in business as a independent booking agency for 10 years, booking over 100 tours exclusively in our beautiful country of Canada, representing over 60 acts since 2002, getting a grant through the Canada Council of the Arts for the first time this year, to help continually grow SP into the future, and SP won the honors of ‘Booking Agent of the Year’ at the Hamilton Music Awards this year, so to celebrate a great year, SP has put together a stellar line-up of great acts as part of their annual X-mas Party, booking up 9 acts in 2 rooms, and we are stoked about this show!


THE CASBAH – Hamilton, ON
1-1:45am – Engine Empire
12-12:45am – Must Stash Hat
11-11:45pm – Lindy Vopnfjord (Band)
10-10:45pm – Kirby (Band)
9-9:45pm – Blind Mule

12:30-1:15am – Wax Mannequin
11:30-12:15am – Janine Stoll & Paul MacDougall (The Donefors)
10:30-11:15pm – Michelle Titian
9:30-10:15pm – Ghosts of Memphis

$15 or $10 w/ a canned good to help the less fortunate at this time of need,
donating all canned goods to Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Bank the day after the show

NOTE: The first 50 paying customers will get a 2012/13 Spherical Sampler, as a gift from SP :)

We really hope all you music lovers can make it out for this musical celebration before we celebrate with family over the holidays!


Kirby is touring home for Festivus!!

Kirby Festivus

Hey Folks,

This December Kirby is taking his stories and songs across Canada on a feat of strength. With just an acoustic guitar a Ford Focus Station Wagon and songs to share, you too can celebrate this wonderful Festivus and share in all the stories he encounters along the way.

Come home with Kirby, Home For Festivus.


November 30 — Fort St. John, BC — House Show
December 04 — Fort St. John, BC — The Lido w. Jimmy Rankin
December 07 — Legal, AB — Taps
December 08 — Red Deer, AB — Velvet Olive
December 09 — Banff, AB — House Show
December 10 — Calgary, AB — Cafe Crema
December 11 — Medicine Hat, AB — The Silver Buckle
December 12 — Regina, SK — Creative City Center w. Tyler Gilbert
December 13 — Brandon, MB — Lady Of The Lake
December 15 — Brandon, MB — Double Decker w. mason & Lee
December 17 — Wabigoon, ON — Pappy’s Cafe
December 18 — Thunder Bay, ON — TBA
December 19 — Sault Ste. Marie, ON — TBA
December 20 — Spanish River, ON — Spanish River Inn
December 22 — Hamilton, ON — The Casbah w. Wax Mannequin + Blind Mule + more…
December 27 — Toronto, ON — Cameron House w. Kate Todd & Ryan McAllister
December 30 — Brantford, ON — Station Coffee House
January 05 — Kenora, ON — Community Arts Hub w. Mike Prosychn
January 06 — Winnipeg, MB — Rosenbee
January 08 — Saskatoon, SK – House Show
January 09 — Twin Butte, AB – TBA
January 11 — Pincher Creek, AB – Castle Mountain Resort
January 12 — Edmonton, AB – Black Dog Matinee
February 04 — Thunder Bay, ON — The Study @ LSU

CA Smith wins Alternative/Indie Rock Album of the Year at the Hamilton Music Awards!!

CA Smith award

Hey Folks,

CA Smith was once known as Mayor McCA, the one-man band singing sensation, and as of earlier this year, he decided to become a singer/songwriter, and put away all of the many instruments he played at once, and since his change of musical directions, he has toured Canada twice, played the infamous Supercrawl Festival, and he has just won the Alternative/Indie Rock Album of thet Year at the Hamilton Music Awards, way to go CA, you deserve all the best because of how hard you work for your art as a musical icon to many.

Alternative/Indie Rock Recording of the Year
Motem – Psychos
The Rest – Seesaw
San Sebastian – Relations
CA Smith – Someone You Love
Still Life – Page One

Winner: CA Smith – Someone You Love

Spherical Productions wins booking agent of the year at the Hamilton Music Awards

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Hey Folks,

We are proud to announce that after a milestone year in business, now being in our tenth year of business, booking over 100 tours, and getting our first grant through the Canada Council of the Arts to expand our business, Spherical Productions wins Booking Agent of the Year at the Hamilton Music Awards, and we are very proud of this accomplishment, which means hard work does pay off!

Booking Agent of the Year
Live Tour Artists
Paquin Entertainment
S.L. Feldman and Associates
Spherical Productions
The Agency Group

Winner: Spherical Productions

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