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Hailing from Niagara Falls, Ontario - Tim Hicks has taken the country music scene by storm! Since opening for Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee on the Boys of Fall tour in 2012, Tim has gone on to open for Dierks Bentley's 2014 Riser Tour and eventually Co-Headline the Budweiser Stage in Toronto with Dean Brody in the summer of 2017. The CCMA Rising Star and CMAO Male Artist of the Year has continued to build on this success including 2 certified platinum singles and a certified Gold Album with RGK Entertainment Group.
Gord Bamford is an Australian-Canadian Sony Music recording artists who has released five studio albums and seen great success in both Canada and Austrialia. Nine of his songs have charted on the Canadian Hot 100 chart, and he has been honoured with multiple CCMA, CMC, ACMA and JUNO Award wins.
Based in Toronto, Ontario and Nashville Tennesse, singer and songstress Jessica Mitchell was one of the music industry's best kept secrets until the release of “Workin’ on Whiskey” in 2016 which showcases her powerful, pure voice and her considerable songwriting skills. In addition to opening for Kiefer Sutherland, signing a publishing deal with Slaight Music Publishing and being nominated for the CCMA Roots Artist of the Year, Mitchell will spend 2018 opening for Johnny Reid on his 46 date Revival Tour.
Andrew Hyatt hails from Sudbury, Ontario, and is often known as the man with “Nickel bones and a Nashville soul”. From working in the Sudbury Nickel mine to writing songs and touring Canada, Andrew has built a reputation as a straight shooter with stories to tell. In 2017, Andrew Hyatt released his critically acclaimed full-length debut album "Iron & Ashes", featuring his breakthrough top ten hit single, "On Me" his latest single "Do It With You" is currently climbing up the country radio charts.
Band leader, guitarist and background vocalist, Mark Puffer is an Alberta native who has performed on stages across Canada and the United States with artists like Adam Gregory, Gord Bamford, Bobby Cameron and more! Not only is he a talented guitar player and vocalist, he is also a brilliant producer and arranger. Mark performed on the national broadcast of the 2014 Juno Awards with Gord Bamford.
Guitar nut Will Hebbes hails from Whitby, Ontario and has toured with many country and rock musicians throughout the years and including The Agenda and Amanda Marshall. He was also nominated for the 2017 CMAO Record Producer of the Year for Leah Daniels latest release. He is a pleasure to work with and a joy to watch perform on stage!
Al is a Vocalist, Guitarist, and Songwriter from Toronto, Ontario that holds of Bachelor of Music Degree from Humber College. His speciality is performance, but he also works regularly as a private Vocal Coach and Music Instructor, as well as in the fields of Recording and Live Sound & Light Production. He has been teaching music independently and for private schools since 2007 and can be seen performing around Southern Ontario with his band HandsDown.
The Stoney Creek, Ontario-based singer/songwriter got his start in working in a country bar where one of the musicians convinced him to get up on stage on and sing. For the past seven years this engaging singer/songwriter has been touring, performing and recording country music. Check out Brad’s music and his full story: www.bradjamesmusic.ca
Award winning composer, arranger, guitar player and vocalist Andre Bisson is one of the hardest working musicians around. Since their formation, the Andre Bisson Band have been entertaining audiences across Canada, US, and Europe. Bisson has been recognized in the blues community for his five studio album releases including nominations for Blues Recording of the Year at the 2009-2015 Hamilton Music Awards, Best Rhythm & Blues Album of 2009 by Blues Underground Network, and Best CD by the Hamilton Blues Lovers. Most recently, Bisson was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year for the Hamilton Music Awards, was nominated for Overseas Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards and Won Male Vocalist of the Year for the Hamilton Blues Awards.
Stefan Guy graduated from Metalworks Institute’s Music Performance & Technology Program, and has become one of the most in-demand touring guitar players in Canadian country music. Stefan has played with The Small Town Pistols, David James, Jason Benoit and more on several cross-country club and arena tours landing him on stage at many large festivals including Boots and Hearts, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Dauphin Country Fest, Sound of Music, Trackside in London, and Lucknow’s Music in the Fields. His personal highlights include opening for Sam Hunt and Dierks Bentley on the main stage of Boots and Hearts, opening for Randy Houser and Chris Young at Trackside, and opening as direct support for Old Dominion and Kenny Chesney at Cavendish.