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Aquarium Rescue Unit founder & American music legend COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON to make rare Toronto appearance!

Fri May 7 @ The Great Hall


NuFunk.ca presents


Friday, May 7th


1087 Queen Street West @ Dovercourt

with Caution Jam, Melting Pot, Mark Wilson/Jay Cleary Duo and Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem

Doors @ 9 pm, Advance tix $15 @ http://www.nufunk.ca,'>http://www.nufunk.ca, Soundscapes, Rotate This, Shanti Baba & Slinky Music. $20 at the door









Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105031479528133

Online Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1601565

Nufunk Concerts is honoured to welcome a certified legend of American music Col. Bruce Hampton to town for a rare Toronto appearance! Joining one of the seminal figures in the American jamband music scene on the spectacular Great Hall stage will be his all-Canadian band featuring Paul Neufeld (organ), Chris Cawthray (drums & percussion) and Mike Bowell (guitar). Representing Toronto: longtime Canadian jam scene favourites Caution Jam, soulful T.O. rock/jam trio Melting Pot and Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem. All of this goodness comes to you on the fully-sprung hardwood dancefloor of Toronto’s finest vintage venue – The Great Hall!


Promoter: Jay Cleary / jay@nufunk.ca / 416-877-4075

Publicist: Sebastian Cook / sebastiancook@gmail.com / 416-691-4414

Col. Bruce Hampton: Chris Cawthray / chriscawthray@gmail.com / 416-888-2544



Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963 and has been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his many bands, including The Late Bronze Age and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.

Along the way he appeared in the movie Sling Blade" as the poet and band manager Morris and starred in (Phish’s) Mike Gordon's cult classic "Outside Out" as a mystical guitar “outstructorâ€.

In the late 80s, Bruce formed The Aquarium Rescue Unit, arguably the most influential jamband of all time. The ARU tore up stages all over North America for the better part of the decade, and when Bruce disbanded the Unit in favour of his Fiji Mariners ensemble, the various members spiraled out into the jamband world, landing in the Allman Brothers Band, the Dead and Widespread Panic, to name a few.

An infrequent visitor to Canada, Hampton was last seen in 2004 at Hamilton’s Pepperjack Café with The Codetalkers and ARU/Dead/WSP guitarist Jimmy Herring. His return to Canada was put in motion by Toronto drummer Chris Cawthray, a longtime admirer of Hampton’s, and colleague of many of Bruce’s past sidemen. Hampton returns to Canada to launch his latest collaboration, an outerspaceways organ trio led by drummer/percussionist Chris Cawthray and featuring Juno award winners Mike Bowell on guitar and Paul Neufeld on organ and keyboards.



Caution Jam is Toronto's premier party jam band. For close to 20 years, these guys have served up “cowadelic grooves†rooted in the great tradition of the Grateful Dead, rocking clubs and festivals across Canada. A good time and sore feet from dancing is GUARANTEED!



Melting Pot delivers all-original vintage-style soulful rock, in the great tradition of bands like the Black Crowes, Cream, and Grand Funk. The lyrics are raw and honest, the hooks grab you from the first note, and the jams burn with an intense and infectious groove.

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Ha! That's a bad ass picture... I look kinda pissed.

I've just realized that I used to play in a band with Mike Bowell, who's playing guitar with Col Bruce this night. He's a killer player, and I'm looking forward to this night even more now.

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