About The Bands
Friday July 28, 2017
6:00 Opening Ceremonies
6:30 The Blackfly Band
8:00 The Bay City Band
9:30 Ear Candy
Saturday July 29, 2017
9-1 Classic Breakfast
2:00 The Reasons
3:30 Rayzor's Edge
5:00 Reckless 4
6:00 Supper (no music)
7:00 Big Motor Gasoline
8:30 Blue Angel
10:00 Little Bones
Sunday July 30, 2017
Pack Up and Checkout
Host/Emcee duties by DJ Tim Durkin of Rock 107.1
I'm Tim Durkin and I'll be your host for the festival!
Tim Durkin grew up in the Irish Catholic metropolis of Read in Tyendinaga Township. After stints in Yellowknife and Kingston, Tim has settled in the Quinte region once again. He loves sports, religion, theatre and is a news junkie.
I'm Carter Holmes and I'll be your co-host for the festival!
I recently graduated from Campbellford District High School in June and will be attending the University of Toronto for Drama in the fall! I have been in the CDHS jazz band every year of high school and have lots of musical experience. I love performing and hosting shows for an audience. I absolutely can not wait to be a part of the Warkworth Music Festival!
Warkworth Music Fest is sponsored in part by:
About The Friday Bands
July 28, 2017 from 6 PM to 12 AM
The Blackfly Band – Friday 6:30 PM
The Blackfly Band is a well established 5 piece that has been working together for approximately 15 years. We play a mixture of classic country, new country and rock & roll. We take pride in our lead singers ability to read the crowd and to know exactly what type of music they would like to hear.
Bay City Band – Friday 8:00 PM
This group presents the very best in Party Rock from the 50’s to the 80’s. A happy party experience.
Headline Act – Friday 9:30 PM
Ontario’s Premier Party Rock Cover Band
Based out of Toronto and rooted in the Maritimes, EAR CANDY is an exciting Party Rock cover band known for their energetic and note-for-note take of timeless hook-laden classics and recent chart toppers. Their good nature, humour and energetic performances keep Ear Candy in-demand for high profile and notable live shows and events. A favourite for entertaining sporting events such as Toronto Blue Jay fan events (since 2011), NASCAR, bars, pubs, private, corporate party’s and more – Ear Candy turns up the tunes and cranks out the fun, energizing the crowd and charging up the atmosphere with familiar music for a truly memorable time.
The group formed in the spring of 2006 to meet the resurging demand for great live music. Whether it’s Classic Rock, Retro 80’s Pop/Rock, 90’s Rock or today’s hits, Ear Candy has all the bases covered!
About The Saturday Bands
July 29, 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.
The Reasons – Saturday 2:00 PM
From the Picton/Belleville/Peterbourgh, Ontario area, The Reasons are a 3-piece 50’s to 80’s rock n’ roll party group, featuring the vocal and lead guitar talents of Peter Rea. Their upbeat dance material also features Steve Martin’s continuous bass groove, and “solid and totally rockin” drumming of Mike Bond. This group will keep the dance floor up and jumping all night!
Rayzor’s Edge – Saturday 3:30 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!
Reckless 4 – Saturday 5:00 PM
Formerly Known as HD Supply
Reckless 4, formerly known as HD Supply, started out in Parham Ontario where the founding members, Jordan Lowery, Collin Hamilton, Daniel Stanton and David Hole got together and decided to put their music talents to good use. It started in the School of Rock at Hinchinbrook Public school just down the road from their house. Slowly as time went on they decided to focus on their careers, relationships and family as Dan and David took off. Jordan and Collin met Jay Mills in highschool and recruited him as the drummer and remains the same to this day. HD Supply has seen many many bass players over the years before finding Jake Thompson. Collin decided it was time to move on and we wish him the best in it all. Curtis Nolan took over the position of Rhythm guitar. Spending several years in collage for Jazz guitar he has lots of experience and has fit the roll perfectly. Jake hustled down the road as well to whatever career he decides to take on. Last minute we recruited Hailey Mills. Sister of Jay and a wicked musician none the less.
We have 4 strong members and will keep on Rocking until we cant lift a single guitar pick.
Big Motor Gasoline – Saturday 7:00 PM
Big Motor Gasoline has released their debut album “Fuel to Burn.” In the first week, their music hit the airwaves on Rock 107.1, CKOL 93.7, and CJAI 92.1. With these hard hitting rock tunes the band highlights their diverse rock and roll sound.
Blue Angel – Saturday 8:30 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!
Headline Act 10:00 PM Saturday
A Tribute to The Tragically Hip
Little Bones was formed in February, 1992. We joined together with the goal of providing Ottawa’s own Tragically Hip Tribute. We offer a full repertoire of songs by The Hip, but also enjoy Neil Young.
Gord Downie noted, a novel written by Canadian author Timothy Findley, entitled The Last Of The Crazy People contains a cat character named Little Bones. This, and the song Little Bones, inspired the name of our band.
Why play Hip music? Simple. In our opinion, there is no band that rocks more than The Tragically Hip! We take pride in supporting original acts from Ottawa, as well as Charities for kids. Sometimes these little bones need help from us all. Charities supported include The Bear’s Children’s Fund, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, ALS, Easter Seals, Alzheimer, United Way, CHEO, Canadian Cancer Society, and The Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer research.
You may have noticed that we do not look like the members of The Hip. We do not attempt to do so. The Hip are The Hip and we are us – happy to be sharing their incredible music!
After 25 years of playing together, ‘we are still the same’ members:
Dan Hilts (Vocals)
Don Richard (Drums)
Yvon Villeneuve (Guitars/Vocals)
Dave Schroeder (Bass/Vocals)
James Frew (Guitars)
Trevor Souliere (Audio Tech)