Events Downtown

Friday September 14th  — 8pm to 11pm

Jazz with the Mark Henning Duo

Mark has been playing and teaching guitar and singing in the London and surrounding area for 25 years.  He has played many styles including jazz, blues and R&B, country and rock and roll. Mark has performed with several blues and jazz groups over the years including the QED, Sixteen Strings, Ritmo, and his own bands, as Vibe Tribe and Five is Prime.  He has recently released his first CD, More Stuff, a compilation of blues, R&B and pop

In 2013, Mark was nominated in the best singer/songwriter category for the Jack Richardson Music Awards and also as the best blues artist in the London Scene Music Awards.

Saturday September 15th — 8pm to 11pm

 Simple Joy

Simple Joy plays interesting music in an entertaining way.  Carol Birchmore and Jim Johnston have been playing together for more than a decade.  They have released a CD called “Believe in a Better World” which was nominated for a Jack Richardson award for best CD in 2009.  Simple Joy itself has been nominated for several awards including best folk/roots band.

Simple Joy is known for  some lovely familiar cover tunes played with delicate guitar work, exceptional harmonies, tasteful harmonica accents and a few shakers and tambourine!  Songs such as Here Comes the Sun, Landslide, Rolling in the Deep and many more. You would also hear some well crafted tunes reflecting the roots and styling of such influences as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel and the Beatles mixed with modern influences such as Adele and Twilight Hotel.   Their self-titled “Simple Joy” is about the pure enjoyment of sharing music with people who like music. It is a simple equation.

For more information about Simple Joy, like them on facebook www.facebook.com/simplejoy