The Music’s Back at The Leeky Canoe

After a brief closure for interior renovations, The Leeky Canoe re-opens this week with Chris Scerri’s open stage moved to Thursday nights.  The renovations have made more room for fans to enjoy live music, a testament to the impact that the growing interest in local music offerings that has developed over this past year.  Chris always has a co-host at his open mic nights to provide an ever-changing flavour to the evenings but this time, to celebrate the re-opening with a band, he’s lined up three locals talents to share the evening with him.  They represent some of the favourites among our local talents.

Jayden Grahlman brings his extraordinary talents to The Leeky jam night on Thursday

Jayden Grahlman will be joining him on guitar.  Jayden is a busy and popular guitarist whose warmth and virtuosity are always a treat.  He’s lined up to do a Saturday night at The Leeky on April 16th, and you will also be able to catch him this Sunday afternoon when he plays The Huron Club in Collingwood as part of their Sidelaunch Sunday Series.

Bored of Education will be at the Leeky on Saturday, and Tom Thwaits (second from left) will join the jam on Thursday

On keyboards, Tom Thwaits will be contributing to Thursday night’s jam.  He’s the keyboard player for Bored of Education, one of Meaford’s most popular bands, who always sell out their gigs.  And their next gig will be at The Leeky this Saturday night, rocking the new space as only they can.

Beaker with River and Rock, local favourites.

And Beaker Granger will be sitting in on drums on Thursday, to make it a real band experience.  Everyone knows Beaker as a singer-songwriter and leader of River and Rock, as well as the drummer for RPR.  River and Rock will be playing a Saturday night at The Leeky on April Fool’s Day.

With this impromptu band ready and willing to accompany anyone who comes to play, it should be a rocking night to get The Leeky back in the groove.  Come early to be sure you don’t miss anything and bring along your instrument and talent to add to the celebration.

You and other music fans here in Meaford are the reason for the renovations at The Leeky.  They are responding to a growing appetite for live music here in town, and to the support that fans show for the local talent that we are lucky enough to enjoy.  A music scene like the one that is developing here in Meaford requires a combination of three elements: talented performers; welcoming venues; and enthusiastic and supportive audiences.  In many ways, the third element is the most important.  So come out Thursday night to kick off this new era at The Leeky Canoe and enjoy the scene that you are helping to create.

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