About The Bands

Thu Jul 26, 2018
12 Noon - Check in and set up
7-11 PM - Open mic
Overnight Camping

Fri Jul 27, 2018
5:30-6:00 Opening Ceremonies
6:00-7:00 Tony Silvestri - Solo
7:00-8:30 Sawmill Road
8:30-10:00 Storm The Palace
10:00-12:00 Tony Silvestri Band
Overnight Camping

Sat Jul 28, 2018
9-1   Classic Breakfast by Percy Ag Society
2:00-3:30 - Symply Skynryd
3:30-5:00 - Gunslingers
5:00-6:00 - Supper Break (no music)
6:00-8:00 - Rayzor’ Edge
8:00-10:00 - Blue Angel (back by popular demand)
10:00-12:00 - KISS Tribute, DESTROYER
Overnight Camping

Sun Jul 29, 2018
Breakfast
Pack Up and Checkout

Chloe Whalen

I’m Chloe Whalen and I’ll be your host for this years festival!

I am a recent graduate of the makeup artistry program Sheridan College and an alumni of CDHS. I love performing and hosting shows for an audience. I absolutely can not wait to be part of WMF again this year.

Photography: Brian Kim
Make Up: Carley Wilson


Warkworth Music Fest is sponsored in part by:

Terry Enterprises
Automotive & Disposal

10 Mill St, Warkworth
705-924-2680

Friday Bands – July 27, 2017 from 6 PM to 12 AM

Tony Silvestri Solo – Friday 6:00-7:00 PM

Tony Silvestri is a Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Piano virtuoso. At the age of 22, he has already made significant progress in the world of music. As a singer songwriter Tony has performed on world class stages such as The Ottawa Bluesfest, Del Crary Park, The Canadian Wakeboard Championships, and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Jeff Healey, Theory Of A Deadman, Honeymoon Suite, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Steve Earle, Big Sugar, Widemouth Mason, The Arkells, Hollerado, Bedouin Soundclash, Pat Benatar, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, and recorded an album at the Bathouse in Kingston, produced by Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip.

Sawmill Road – Friday 7:00-8:30 PM

Based out of Northumberland county, Sawmill Road‘s founding members Rob Hood & Duane Eddy had been friends for almost their entire lives before forming Sawmill Road in 2006. After performing only a handful of shows on their own the band was hired by Canadian country music star John Landry to perform as his stage band. Sawmill Road has since shared the stage with big name Canadian acts such as The Corb Lund Band, Amanda Wilkinson, Tara Lynn Hart, Tommy Cash, and Julian Austin. In 2012 band members Duane Eddy and Rob Hood took their songwriting to a new level writing in Nashville with some top hit songwriters. Songs written by the duo were under consideration for projects from top country artists such as Tim McGraw and Toby Keith & Darius Rucker. 2013 sees a new incarnation of Sawmill Road along with the release of their debut CD “Cryin’, Lovin’ & Drinkin'” From Country to Rock Sawmill Road can please a crowd of 10 or 10,000. With their trademark harmony vocals and dynamic stage presence they will have em’ all up on their feet. Enjoy the Show.

Storm The Palace – Friday 8:30-10:00 PM

Storm The Palace is a Port Hope based party band playing your favourite New Wave, Rock and Pop hits of the 1980’s. Adam Weatherup (Guitar), Christian McFadden (Bass, Vocals, Programming), and Tim Fleming (Drums) bring to life beloved songs from the 80’s overlooked by most of the retrospective bands out there today.

“We are filling a void, playing songs that have been largely ignored by bands that I’ve seen at local festivals, parties, or bars” says Christian. “I don’t think they know how to approach these songs, or else they don’t think that there is an audience that wants to hear them. Our experience playing them for our rapidly expanding audience over the last year strongly suggests they are wrong”.

Storm The Palace tackle a lot of songs that were very dependent on synthesizers; songs that weren’t necessarily #1 hits, but can in no way be referred to as obscure or underground tracks. Multi-platinum selling artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Simple Minds, INXS, Duran Duran…

Tony Silvestri Band – Friday 10:00-12:00 PM

Tony Silvestri is a Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Piano virtuoso. At the age of 22, he has already made significant progress in the world of music. As a singer songwriter Tony has performed on world class stages such as The Ottawa Bluesfest, Del Crary Park, The Canadian Wakeboard Championships, and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Jeff Healey, Theory Of A Deadman, Honeymoon Suite, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Steve Earle, Big Sugar, Widemouth Mason, The Arkells, Hollerado, Bedouin Soundclash, Pat Benatar, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, and recorded an album at the Bathouse in Kingston, produced by Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip.

Saturday Bands – July 28, 2017 from 2 PM to 12 AM

Warkworth Music Fest Classic Breakfast

Saturday July 29 9AM-1PM

Come enjoy a homemade breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, chili beans, toast, coffee or juice. All for only $8. Classic Breakfast hosted by Percy Agricultural Society with proceeds to help with fireworks at the Warkworth Fall Fair.

Symply Skynryd – Saturday 2:00-3:30 PM

Symply Skynyrd is a six piece tribute band devoted to bringing the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd to clubs and festivals in Southern Ontario. Comprised of veteran musicians who are fans first, the band is committed to playing the best of Skynyrd for fans and music lovers alike. From clubs to outdoor festivals, Symply Skynyrd can bring the music of Skynyrd alive with lively performances that capture band at its best up to 1977.

Gunslingers – Saturday 3:30-5:00 PM

With over 60 years of combined experience, the musical strengths of Gunslingers are clearly evident everywhere they play. Whatever the style of music they play, the result is always the same. – a full dance floor, happy crowd and a memorable night. Art Lajambe and orignal Gunslinger drummer Errol Boucher played together for over 6 years and 3 CD’s in the band Mahogany Ridge. With the addition of Dave Crane in May 2014 Gunslingers was born.

Saturday 5:00-6:00 – Supper Break (no music)

Rayzor’s Edge – Saturday 6:00-8:00 PM

Rayzor’s Edge started out around a campfire somewhere in North Ontario. Ray and Jake have been playing in the Warkworth area for the last few years. They are inspired by music, yet face the challenges of raising a family and paying the bills. They love to play classic rock, rockin’ country and Ray’s originals as well.

At the age of 14, Ray decided he would like to play guitar, so he picked up his brother’s and taught himself “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young. It took him six weeks and he has been playing ever since. In his early twenties, Ray made a living playing the bars in Toronto, but left that life for his family. Ray writes and has a large collection of his own material.

Jake has been singing in his car since he was 16, but only in recent years has decided to take it to the stage. Jake has taken to karaoke at the local legion and continues on with Rayzor’s Edge.

Watch for new additions to Rayzor’s Edge soon!

Blue Angel – Saturday 8:00-10:00 PM

Blue Angel, formed in 2012, is the 80’s Experience. They will take you back to the glorious days of “Arena Rock.” Step back into the era of big hair and classic rock music, and relive your high school years over and over as they play all your FM radio favourites! Grab your hair and your spandex, and get ready to ROCK!

DESTROYER – KISS Tribute – Saturday 8:00-10:00 PM

ESTROYER Canada is based out of Windsor, ON, Canada. The band holds these four incredibly talented musicians with over 100 years of musical experience when combined together, and recreate the energy, powerhouse vocals and raw performance of a 70’s era KISS show. The band has performed for casinos, festivals, theatres, corporate events, weddings, and all various shows alike through the years. Their passion for everything KISS is real. Each member loves their character and portrays them to spot-on perfection.

After 23 years and 1160 live shows to date, DESTROYER Canada is still one of the most sought after and hardest working KISS tribute bands around. Destroyer Canada features Moe Rotondi as the Demon, founding father, and one of North America’s ultimate Gene Simmon’s clones, Mike Moodrey as the Spaceman with his note for note solos, Mike Chichkan as the Catman playing all Peter’s signature drum beats, and Ian Kurz as the Starchild with his mesmerizing look and spot-on vocals, rounding out this world class tribute band.