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CNE Bandshell Concerts 2015

The CNE is not too far away. Time to mark your calendars with all the Concerts that you will want to see at the CNE in 2015.

The following is the current list of CNE Bandshell Concerts, in Toronto, for the 2015 season:

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Photos of Platinum Blonde performing at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto on Friday Aug 22 2014

Photo of Platinum Blonde performing at the Toronto CNE in 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

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Photos of the Kira Isabella concert at the CNE Bandshell in 2014

Photo of the Kira Isabella concert at the CNE Bandshell in 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the Kira Isabella concert at the CNE Bandshell in 2014. Photo credit Vincent Banial

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CNE Concert Photos – Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 29 2014

Tim Hicks and his bandmates put on an “AMAZING” concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 20!!!

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage on Aug 29 2014

This was the best band that I have ever had the luck to see and hear performing at the CNE Bandshell Stage! Tim Hicks and his boys know how to entertain!

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

I was apprehensive about shooting this concert. Tim Hicks is supposed to play on Country Music Radio Stations.  Little did I know. This was “not” a Johnny Cash type of Country Music. Tim Hicks is as a good a Rock Band as they are a Country Band.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Superb Guitar solos. Their Bass Player is an extraordinary showman. Tim has a powerful voice and easily worked the audience.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Their Drummer pounded out the beat. Seriously great muscians.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

I am not a Country Music fan, but I really enjoyed the Tim Hicks concert. Great to listen to. Fun to watch their performance.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

The only stupid beef that I had, was with Tim’s baseball cap. The front brim would cast a shadow on his face…

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Tim Hicks closed the show with multiple blasts from assorted Dry Ice funnels. They blasted funnels of fog onto the stage. Really neat effect. Wish that I had brought two cameras with a wide angle zoom on it.  Hard to capture a full stage with a long lens.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Because of the Tim Hicks concert, I plan on buying a video camera in the near future.  Video is great when something spectacular happens. I would have loved to have captured their closing song on video. Heck the whole Tim Hicks concert would have been great to capture on video.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Tim Hicks spoke about playing for a long period as the “house band” in a Toronto bar. These guys are ready for the “big time”. Superb players who also have a great visual performance. Concerts are about “BOTH” sight and sound. Tim Hicks and his band knows about that, in spades.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

 

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

 

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage. Photo credit Vincent Banial.

Photo from the Tim Hicks concert at the CNE Bandshell Stage

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks website, to learn more about the band.

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks Facebook page.

Click on this line to visit the official Tim Hicks YouTube channel and view some great music videos.

Click on this visit to visit CLiK CLiK Vic’s gallery of Tim Hicks concert pics. I will add more pics to that gallery, during the first week of Sept.

Click on this line to visit the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) official website to stay up to date with what concerts will be held at this year’s CNE.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Concert Photos – Kailash Kher concert at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014

International Super Star Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed to a packed audience, at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 17 2014.

 

Photo of Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Great concert. Interestingly the audience was a mix of older and younger fans. True stars area able to cross the generational divide.

 

Photos of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performed at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

The show was in a way a mix of the old rustic India and the new Modern India.

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

I was surprised when he ask female fans to join him on stage. It looked liked the Security guy were also surprised. The Audience loved that gesture.

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Photo of the Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

Kailash Kher and his band “Kailasa” performing at the CNE Bandsell on Aug 17 2014. Photo Credits CLiK CLiK Vic

 

Click on this line to visit the official Kailash Kher  website.

 

Click on this line to visit the official Kailash Kher Facebook page.


Click on this line to visit the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) official website to stay up to date with what concerts will be held at this year’s CNE.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

CNE Bandshell Concerts 2014

CNE Princess gates - historic photo courtesy of the CNE

CNE Princess gates – historic photo courtesy of the CNE

The CNE is set to open for another season of fun, games and concerts.  Last year we posted a listing of Bandshell concerts which was really well received, so here we go again.

CNE Bandshell Concert dates. All shows listed will start at 7:30pm:

Aug 15  Fri   Down With Webster. Outasight will be the opening act.

Aug 16  Sat   The Mavericks.

Aug 17  Sun  Kailah Kher.

Aug 19  Tue   Christopher Cross. Ash & Bloom will open.

Aug 20  Wed   The Mighty Diamonds. Jay Douglas and Paoblo Paul will open.

Aug 21  Thurs   Jose Feliciano

Aug 22  Fri   Platinum Blonde. with Dwayne Gretzky opening.

Aug 23  Sat   Gord Bamford. Tebey will open.

Aug 24  Sun   The Orchestra – made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra. Francesco Yates to open.

Aug 26  Tue   These Kids Wear Crowns. Eleven Past One will be te middle act. Opening the night will be PRTY H3RO

Aug 27  Wed   April Wine with Bleeker Ridge opening.

Aug 28  Thurs  Hanson. Opening act will be The Seasons

Aug 29  Fri   The Hicks. Kira Isabella and Abrams Brothers will open.

Aug 30 Sat   Tom Cochrane. Autumns Cannon is the opening act.

Aug 31 Sun Rising Star Talent Competition Finals. Starts at 7pm

Click on this line to view of 2014 CNE Concerts list for the Midway Stage.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Disclaimer: All shows, dates and time listed above are subject to change without notice.

These Kids Wear Crowns will perform at the CNE Bandshell on Tues Aug 26th

Mark your calendars for Tues Aug 26th. That night These Kids Wear Crowns will perform with Eleven Past One and also Prty H3ro, at the CNE Bandshell stage.

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These Kids Wear Crowns is a great band from Canada’s West Coast, Chilliwack to be exact.

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The link above will take you to the pics from their 2013 concert in Vaughan. They are really good musicians, who also know how to work their audience.

Every year the The EX puts on a number of concerts at the CNE Bandshell. In a future post I will compile a complete 2014 concert list.

I wanted the first post about the 2014 CNE Bandshell concerts to feature a really great band, but also one which is not as well-known in Toronto.

The concerts will start at 7:30pm. but get there early.

Click on this line to view the CNE Bandshell show details from the official CNE site.

Click on this line to visit the Official site for “These Kids Wear Crowns”.

Click on this line to visit the Official Facebook page for “These Kids Wear Crowns”.


Video of These Kids Wear Crowns in the studio is courtesy of These Kids Wear Crowns YouTube Channel

 

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DISCLAIMER: Anything posted above is subject to change without notice

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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Photos of Theory of a Deadman in concert, at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Tyler Connolly on Vocals and Joey Dandeneau on Drums with Theory of a Deadman performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Tyler Connolly on Vocals and Joey Dandeneau on Drums with Theory of a Deadman performing at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

The CNE Bandshell saved the best for last. On Saturday Aug 31, Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman performed in the final concert of the 2013 CNE Bandshell concert season. Continue reading

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

Photos of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Dragonette in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Sunday evening Dragonette took to the stage at the CNE Bandshell. So called “electronic” bands have caught on in a big way. For me it’s still unusual to not to see a guitar player or even a bass player on the stage. Continue reading

Photos of USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) in concert at the CNE Bandshell

Photo of USS in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of USS in concert at the CNE Bandshell. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

USS is short for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. The band is made up of two guys. Ashley Buchholz is their main vocalist and guitarist. Jason Parsons handles the turntable, computer beat, background vocals and banter with the audience. At the CNE Bandshell concert there was also someone banging on Drums. Continue reading

Photos of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell. photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Do you remember the following songs playing on the radio in the late 70s and early 80s: I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent and Cold as Ice. There were more songs, sixteen top 30 hits. The band was Foreigner. The voice singing those hits, was none other than Lou Gramm. Continue reading

CNE Bandshell Concerts listing for Aug 16 thru to Sep 02 2013

UPDATE Aug 2014 : The list in this post is from 2013. Click on this line to view the CNE Bandshell Concert listing for 2014.

The grande lady is about to return to Toronto. Yes, the CNE is almost here. I was going thru the list of Musicians which will be performing at the Bandshell Stage. Continue reading