Friday, 21 March 2014

Shelly Marshall's : Hold Mommy's Cigarette

Hey there Pearls!

Coming up in April is Shelly Marshall's hit show , Hold Mommy's Cigarette! It is showing from April 10th to April 13. This show is phenomenal! If you've seen this show before or any of the other shows that Shelly Marshall has written and/ or performed in than you know that she only ever brings her "A- game". This show is defiantly no exception! Here is a bit about Hold Mommy's Cigarette.

Shelly Marshall presents, The Award Winning Production "Hold Mommy's Cigarette". One Woman's story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelly Marshall, Directed by Linda Kash. It seems appropriate that world renowned Comedienne, Marshall would open her years autobiographical One Woman Show in the city where the story and star were born. It took 10 years for Marshall to create this Play and it is the rewarding result of resilience, recovery, and reflection while exploring the many genres of performance including elements of clown, stand up, improv, buffoon, and play. Shelly Marshall takes her audience many places; " I take them on an adventure, both emotionally and visually. There is no denying that my story is tragic, but it's my story and time exploitation of what has happened in my life, but rather an acceptance of where it may lead. It is a dark comedy, a vulnerable piece about my life, mental illness and survival." Marshall reveals with a smile. She invites you to come to her show with an open mind and promises you'll leave with a full heart.

This event is for all ages, I warn you now, it does contain "Mature Content". All the shows will start at 8:00 pm and doors will open at 7:30 pm , except for Sunday April 13th which will start at 2:00 pm. Tickets are being sold for $25 to everyone. Be sure to get here early to get great seats!!!

Until next time!!

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

HamilTEN Festival!!

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Get ready, because live at the Pearl Company is The HamilTEN Festival!! Now on it's THIRD year, the plays have just gotten better as we go along! Here is a bit about the HamilTEN Festival.

The HamilTEN is a festival of eight (8) ten (10) minute plays by playwrights from Hamilton and the surrounding areas. As many know, a ten minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It may not last long on stage, but it definitely hits its mark! This festival has something for everyone; a little drama, a tinkle of comedy (ha ha, see what I did there?) with a bit of madness to tie it all together. All the plays are featured at each performance, so don't worry about missing anything.

This is going to be a fantastic weekend that you definitely don't want to miss!!

The show times are:
Friday, April 4 @ 8pm
Saturday April 5 @ 8pm
Sunday April 6 @ 2 pm

Tickets are being sold for $15 and $10 for all students, and all artists. Tickets will be made available at the door (CASH ONLY!!!).

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Until Next Time!

Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels

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Get ready to trash all you thought that you knew about the harmonica because the Pearl Company is proud to present... Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels on Saturday March 29, 2014! Bringing a beautiful blend of classic styles of music it's truly an event you don't want to miss! Here is a bit about who they are:

Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it's either retire that category or rephrase the question to  "Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos". As the Eight time Harmonica Player of The Year at the Maple Leaf Blues Awards, it's clear that he has some MAJOR skill! Simultaneously Sophisticated and raw, the band's playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz. The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, jazz swing, Latin, hip-hop, or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock. The Blues Mongrels are: bassist Henry Heillig (founded the nine piece Latin band Manteca), and Guitarist Eric St. Laurent. The Blues Mongrels delivers a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity. "...a model of focus and urgency... a true virtuoso... Brad Wheeler - The Globe and Mail.

 If you have ever made any kind of music with a harmonica, and yes I do include when you were a kid and goofed around with one, than you won't want to miss what this group can do!! It is a great way to spend an evening , with or without the kids (although you may end up wishing that you had left them when they suddenly decide they want to play the harmonica as well..). Get your tickets now so that you won't miss out on such a memorable night! Tickets will be sold for $20 in advance and $25 at the front door! The doors open at around 7:30 pm and the show should be starting at around 8:00 pm.

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Until Next Time!

Lori Yates featuring Buckshot Bebee & Duane Rutter

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With me today I have Canadian powerhouse, Lori Yates, live at the Pearl Company March 22. She will be teaming up with Duane Rutter (acoustic guitar), Steve Wood (pedal steel), Michael Hickey (stand up bass), Andrew Aldridge and Nick Burson (percussion). This night is going to be jam packed with some amazing music that you won't want to miss!! Here is just a bit about who Lori is.

"She's pulling herself up by the bra straps, out of the honky-tonks and into the soft-seaters!" ONE NIGHT ONLY! Veteran singer/songwriter Yates brings her contagious spirit, her finely crafted songs, her glorious voice, and her charismatic stage presence to her first appearance at the Pearl Company. Having written with such legendary songwriters as Guy Clark, Colin Linden, and Don Schlitz (among others), award-winning Yates has completely won the hearts of Hamilton Audiences since her move here in 2002. As one of the pioneers of "alt-country" long before the phrase existed here in Canada, she has 6 CD's to her credit; she's signed with major labels (Sony, Virgin) and been an indie artist. What defines her most is her total unwavering commitment to her craft. Lori is also a successful promoter & host for her sold-out shows; "Johnny Cash- the Original Punk', and "Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad". She is also the creator of the new and wildly popular Creative Genius Songwriting Workshops.

Doors will be opening at 7:30 pm and the show will be starting up at 8:00 pm. Get here early so you can get a great seat! Tickets will be sold for $20 to all guests.

Until Next Time!

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Fin De Fiesta

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Coming up LIVE at the Pearl Company Friday, March 28! This group is filled with talent and passion for what they do! We cannot wait to have this group performing on our stage once again. In their past shows here they have SOLD OUT, so be extra sure that you don't miss out and get your tickets now! Here is just a bit about these Star Performers.

FIN DE FIESTA brings Spanish passion to Canadian soil. This group of flamenco artists recently returned to Canada from Seville, Spain where they spent some time Studying flamenco intensively, and are now organizing a tour to perform the new material. Most also Perform with Flamenguitos del Notre, a flamenco collective that has performed at flamenco festivals across Canada. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to "End of the Party", a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain. It is during the fin de fiesta that the true improvisational and spirited nature of flamenco shows itself, and it is that lively spirit that inspires the group. FIN DE FIESTA is made up of guitarist Dennis Duffin, singer Tamar Llana, and dancers Lia Grainger and Alexandra Talbot.

This group is AMAZING! So be sure to grab your tickets quick before they are all sold! Tickets are being sold for $20 and $15 for all Students and Arts Workers. The show will be starting at 8:00 pm. Get here early to get awesome seats!

Until Next Time!

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Michael Williams Dance Party!

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Dust off your dancing shoes because this Saturday March 8th, Michael Williams and his sidekick Paul Chin are bringing music that will have you dancing up a storm. If you were here at the New Years celebration than you know that these men knows their stuff about music! Here is a bit about who they are, and what they are bringing with them:

Michael Williams (whom you may know from his days as a VJ on Much Music) has been our go-to DJ, with his sidekick Paul Chin, for many an event at The Pearl. We are hoping to make this a regular event, having them come every few months, since there are lots of people out there who love to dance *happily raises hand*. Michael and Paul are very open to musical requests, so come prepped with some of your dancing favourites. You can expect to hear mostly Rock and Dance music, and maybe if we ask very nicely, these lovely gents will even let us hear some slow ones so that we can catch our breath.

Doors will be opening at 7:30pm and the event should be starting about 8:00pm. Tickets will be sold for $15 or $10 to all students/artists/and seniors. Get your tickets now so that you know you won't miss out!

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Jazz Connection Big Band

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Keep your ears open! Live in the Pearl Concert space is.. The Jazz Connection Big Band with Special guests Adrean Farrugia on keyboard and  Ian Macgillivary on trumpet.!! They will be here at The Pearl on March 21, 2014! These jazzy musicians are incredible, so you know you don't want to miss out! Here is just a bit about who they are!

Catch the powerful sound of this fabulous big band on our relaxed and atmospheric venue. The JCBB is a well- established 17-piece jazz ensemble comprised of professional and semi-proffesional musicians from the Hamilton/Toronto area, performing only the best modern big band charts from the books of Gowwin, Martin, Menza, Rich, Basie, and many other great contemporary composers. Jazz Connection delivers high energy, uncompromising and stright ahead jazz, funk and Latin, combining the highest level of musicianship and great charts in an entertaining show that equally engages both the jazz enthusiast and the casual listener. The incredible acoustics at The Pearl easily accomidate their very cool (also Hot!) surround-sound. “This is one of the most exciting, entertaining and musically interesting jazz ensembles to come along in many years – the musicianship, the repertoire and the energy are all of the highest level!!” Nick Deutsch –Mohawk College, Faculty of Music

We are super excited to have The JCBB back at The Pearl Concert space for another Amazing show! Come Join us!! The doors open at 8:00 pm and the concert starts at 8:30 pm. 
Tickets are $15- $10 students/all artists/ and seniors.  Hope to see you there!
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Shelly Marshall Presents ... Erin and Nara's : First Show

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Today I bring with me..... Erin and Nara!! Two hilarious females, who will be taking the stage March 15 at 8:00 pm. I know we can expect great things from these women! They are they are teaming up with SPECIAL GUEST ~ Drag Superstar ~ Ms. Xtacy Love, you know this is a show that you won't ever want to miss!! Here is a bit about them.

Partners in love and laughter, Erin and Nara are pleased to announce their VERY OWN SHOW! This couple is best known for their original song " Sexy Cuz We're Lesbians" and for being the over-the-top hysterical hosts of Shelly Marshall's The Full Bawdy Comedy Show at The Pearl Company. This Vaudeville inspired show of " Firsts" comprised of Comedy Skits, Song. and Dance will have you Laughing Out Loud and just possibly Rolling On The Floor Laughing!  

This is an ADULTS ONLY show (Nara excluded) with Limited seating, so get yours today so you don't miss out!!
Tickets are $20 each, and reservations are recommended. Get your tickets off of Ticket Scene Today!

See You Next Time!

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