Rock out to a cover band in and around Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Friday, 11 November 2011 17:01
Cover bands have the ability to bring to back to life old classics or simply provide a fun outlet to hear hit singles without attending a massive concert. Ottawa's cover band music scene is thriving and constantly adding new acts to its repertoire. Travellers in the area this winter who love live tunes are in luck, as the city is hosting many great acts that are performing some of the best tunes to sing and dance along to all night long.
Those who enjoy high-energy shows and music can head to the Brass Monkey bar and billiards establishment. On December 3rd, the Cheshire Grin cover band will take the stage, offering renditions of many famous and classic songs by artists such as Green Day, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Katy Perry. The band's website says they tend to keep their playlist eclectic so that audience members from all walks of life can participate in the fun.
The British invasion is still alive and thriving in Canada's capital city when The Start cover band perform. This multi-generational band plays songs from more than 50 years of British pop music, including hits by The Beatles, The Clash, Iggy Pop and The Rolling Stones, says The Start's website. Graeme Weeks, lead vocalist for the band, was born in the UK and has taken his love for this genre of music across Canada with his two other bandmates.
On December 10th, the band will be playing a fun and lively show at Louisannie's Cajun restaurant in nearby Stittsville. This show may be a fun way to branch out from the city and attend a festive spectacle that will surely blend together some interesting cultures and influences in both cuisine and music.
Back downtown, there will be quite the spectacle taking place at the Bronson Centre on December 2nd, which is a must-see for those who love pop and rock. Elton Rohn will be performing some hit songs originally performed by the legendary Elton John, which may be eerily similar to the real thing. Rohn looks and dresses the part, mimicking the pop singer in looks and voice. He has played for thousands across the country and this upcoming show in Ottawa is sure to be a special treat.
Travellers in Ottawa can look forward to these great shows, which can be a fun and memorable time while on holiday.