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Roll Call: Burt Neilson Band & Fat Cats @ Opera House on Sat. Dec. 19

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http://www.nufunk.ca presents...

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Burt Neilson Band (Toronto, ON)

The Fat Cats (Hamilton, ON)

plus Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem

Opera House - 735 Queen St. E

Doors 9:30 PM Show 10:00 PM

$15 Advance / $20 at the door

Tickets available in Toronto at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, Shanti Baba and in Hamilton at Where Heads Meet

Online at http://www.ticketweb.ca

Confirm your attendance here!


There’s little room for debate: The Burt Neilson Band (BNB) are Canada’s pre-eminent jamband. A double edged label at best- most often used by rock writers as a pejorative and followed by adjectives like ‘wanky’ and descriptions of audience members ‘noodle dancing’- most bands still would die for the loyalty particularly in terms of live shows that this band has engendered in their over thirteen year career.

Having formed in Thunder Bay in 1996 as a seven piece band, Burt Neilson Band gradually pared down to an airtight, turn on a dime, four piece ensemble. With over 1,000 live shows under their belt they’ve honed their chops and sound beyond their youthful dabblings with crowd pleasing versions of rock, soul and funk grooves. While one can still count on their live show to delve at any moment into looser improvisations their songwriting has showed a steadfast growth in both style and substance.

The fact that journalists get hung up on the label doesn’t seem to matter at all to the band members influential group of peers- the fellow musicians they would have themselves judged by. Not surprisingly veteran sideman (vocals/keyboards/organ/accordion) Jeff Heisholt tours extensively with the Trews who will admit that when they were underage they’d sneak into BNB’s legendary shows in their hometown of Antigonish, NS. Bassist Jeremy Little (in addition to his own project Everything All The Time) was plucked for Jason Collett’s backing band when the remnants of Paso Mino scattered to the winds and Zeus was formed. Drummer Gavin Maguire likewise plays in a handful of ensembles ranging from their cohort Pete Elkas’ band to Rodriguez (formerly know as Bodega) to Dearly Beloved. Meanwhile guitarist and songwriter Mike Filipowitsch has been focusing on his solo material. In addition to completing a cross Canada solo acoustic tour, Mike has been in the studio with producer Chris Wardman (Tragically Hip, Randy Bachman ) on Billy Manzik's latest release "Alltogether Now" (2009), and continues to collaborate on projects with a variety of musicians forwarding his own solo career.

On Saturday December 19th the Burt Neilson Band carry on a tradition of reuniting for their extended fanbase with a holiday show accompanied by fellow travelers Fat Cats (another group with a storied connection to their fans) and the Gratefully Deadicated Sound System.

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For more information please contact:

Jay Cleary

416.877.4075 cell



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