Category: Big Wreck

Photos of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFest 2015 in Brantford

Photo of the "I Mother Earth" concert at WTFEST in Brantford. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford

The first time that I saw “I Mother Earth” perform was at Cosmo MusicFest. They set lasted about 1.5 hours and on a very sunny day. After their set finished the band did not head to an air-conditioned area. Instead they all headed to the side of the stage for a meet and greet with their fans. No break what so ever. Rarely does one see such commitment by a Band to their fans.

Photo of the "I Mother Earth" concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford


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“Festival of Friends” Schedule of Bands which will perform on August 07, 08 & 09th 2015

The Festival of Friends is without a doubt the best Music Festival that I have ever covered. It is held every year, now at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

The Festival of Friends is not just about Music. It is more like an amazing shorter and smaller version of the CNE. There is a Midway. There are all sorts of really good food vendors. There are halls where things like Automobiles are on display. Of course there is a Beer Garden.

The Main Stage is at the lower end of a small hill. Great line of sight from front to back and from the sides.

Lots of on-site parking, except when one the Bands lands on the cover of Rolling Stone and there is another huge band set to play the same night. I’m thinking about a few years back, when The Sheepdogs were scheduled to play on a Friday night at the Festival of Friends. They had just hit the big time making the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The festival had more visitors in that one night, than they usually got during all three days. Cars were parked all the way up to Hwy 403. The huge festival parking lots were jammed full.

I was incredibly lucky to have gotten there in the day time, before the madness started. People were flowing in the festival grounds until the bands started started playing. The Security people which take care of the Photogs were all stunned at the massively huge turnout. I heard numbers over 50K, up to around 75K people.

In a perfectly Canadian way, the evening went down without any incident that I was aware of. The fans Rock N Rolled and enjoyed the shows.

The Festival of Friends posted their show schedules earlier this week. Please mark your calendars. This is a Music Festival that is really worth going to. Superbly organized. Safe and Family Friendly. Always an amazing list of bands which will hit the stage at the FOF.

So without further typos from Moi, the following is the latest Festival of Friends Schedule:

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Photos of the “Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13

Big Wreck was the Headlining Act at WTFest in Brantford, on Sat June 13.

Since today is a bad day for me posting “typos”, the rest of this post will just be photos.

Photo of the "Big Wreck" concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Big Wreck” performing at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.

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WTFest in Brantford on June 13 & 14. “Big Wreck”, “I Mother Earth”, “The Trews”, Hedley, Lights, USS and 10 other great bands

The first edition of WTFest is being held in Brantford Ontario, on June 13 and June 14. Yes, this weekend.

WTFest band lineup for June 13 and 14th. "Big Wreck", "I Mother Earth", "The Trews", "Hedley", "Lights", "USS

Really nice roster of Bands will perform on Saturday and Sunday: “Big Wreck”, “I Mother Earth”, “The Trews”, Hedley, Lights, USS, Peeler, “The Mohrs”, Gloryhound, “Sons of Revelry, “Ghost Town Orchestra”, “The Ascot Royals”, “Dear Rouge”, Harbour, “Steven ryan” and “Mark Wilson”.

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Photos of Chuck D Keeping, drummer extraordinaire with Big Wreck and Suzie McNeil

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie McNeil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie McNeil on Sept 06 2013. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Chuck D Keeping is one of those musicians who plays at the back of the stage, while keeping the beat of the concert pumping. In August, I caught this very talented Drummer performing with Big Wreck at the CNE Bandshell. Back in the summer of 2012, I had also seen him on Drums with Suzie McNeil.

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Chuck D Keeping on Drums with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping on Drums with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

He has played with Rock bands, as well as major Symphony Orchestras. See if you recognize any of the people that Chuck has played with, such as  Suzie McNeil, Big Wreck, Prince, Jeff Healey and Johhny Reid to name just a few. A very talented musician and songwriter.

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie Mcneil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie Mcneil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.

Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.


Video of Chuck D Keeping with Big Wreck going over his Drum Kit. Video is courtesy of SonorCanadaTube and their YouTube Channel

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More photos of the Big Wreck concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Brian Doherty on Double Neck Guitar with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Brian Doherty on Double Neck Guitar with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Since there seemed to be a lot of interest in the prior post of photos of Big Wreck in concert at the CNE Bandshell, I post processed a few more pics. Continue reading

Photos of Big Wreck in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Ian Thornley Lead Singer and Guitarist along with Paulo Neta on Lead Guitar, both with Big Wreck performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Ian Thornley Lead Singer and Guitarist along with Paulo Neta on Lead Guitar, both with Big Wreck performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

On Aug 28 Big Wreck rolled into Toronto to play at the CNE Bandshell. During show setup I was amazed at the number of different guitars, that were being checked. Behind the Drummer’s pod, along the whole rear of the stage were racks of guitars. Continue reading