G2R Performs the Music of Genesis All Eras Live at the Linsmore!
This is going to be a good one! The Linsmore Tavern is always looking to bring in the BEST and NEW Tribute Bands for shows! That is why we are excited to announce that we are welcoming for the very first time on Saturday February 10th, G2R who Performs the Music of Genesis All Eras! So if you are a Peter Gabriel fan or Phil Collins fan, you will get to see both eras of this classic band! G2R is a 5 piece all eras Genesis music band, based in Ontario, Canada. The band brings to life, faithfully, the art and hits of both the Peter Gabriel and the Phil Collins era with technical proficiency and passion making each show a special event not only to great music but to the art of playing great music live. G2R also performs solo career hits from both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. This is going to be an amazing night of music that you won't want to miss and you will see some serious musicians performing in G2R!
James R. Hastings is a professional vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. Born and raised in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, James currently resides with his wife and daughters in Elora, Ontario. James earliest singing moments were jumping on the bed with a hairbrush microphone singing along to his mothers Journey eight tracks. He, with his father and two older brothers, played the guitar and sang around the campfire and kitchen table. But it was James uncle Paul Hastings, a talented musician who tragically drowned at the age of 17, who most influenced his desire to further his musical endeavours. James studied Classical Voice at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax, Nova Scotia, under the instruction of Jason Parkhill. He gained performance experience in community theatre and small bands and spent five years performing with the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. Ultimately he dreams of quitting his day job to focus on singing as a full-time career.
Bob Wegner - Guitars - Bob began a lifetime of creating music at age 5 on the piano, leading him to compete in several Kiwanis competitions with minimal success. He picked up the guitar at age 12, and there began his quest to become a professional musician. After several years of teaching at music studios and playing guitar in various theatre productions, Bob landed the role as one of the two guitarists in the We Will Rock You musical in Toronto after auditioning for Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor. The show entertained nearly a million people over its 2-year run, and it was the winner of the Dora award for best Toronto musical of 2007. Classic Albums Live welcomed Bob into the company in 2011, a diverse pool of musicians dedicated to faithfully recreating some of the best music ever written, note for note, in theatres all around North America. He donned the We Will Rock You flag once again in 2013-14 with a touring version of the show that stretched all across the US, making stops in Canada and Mexico as well.
Doug "Professor" Chase has been playing keyboards almost all his life. He studied at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto passing through grade 10. Then he went on the University of Regina to graduate with Distinction in Performance on Piano with a minor in composition while winning performance and composition competitions along the way and a CBC debut. He had the privilege of taking jazz workshops with Frank Mantooth, Don Thompson and even bought Doug Riley's L100 and studied jazz briefly at Humber College. He has recorded with Double Juno award winner Derek Miller, opened for Shania Twain, The Black Crowes with Stone River in front of 20,000 people, the currently unpopular Bill Cosby and Aaron Lines to name but a few. Of late, Doug has been the keyboard player for country artists Drake Jensen for shows in Ottawa, Nashville and Dallas, and Cathy Korpi, with festival shows all across Ontario and for radio charting smooth jazz artist Coldjack. He plays in the Boston Tribute 'Hitch a Ride', and a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute. He has done session work at Number Nine, Comfort Sound, and studios in Barrie and Oshawa. His heart though lies in Progressive rock and is humbled to be able to step up to the piano bench of the great Genesis music.
Tom Nagy - Bass - has performed across the country, appearing most recently with Genesis tribute sensation G2R, Gary Cains virtuosic blues/funk/twang band, Boston tribute group Hitch A Ride, along with his own jazz quintet and Vital Transformation.
John Walker started playing the drums when he was 10 years old. He performed with various drum and bugle corps on the snare drum, spending his last few years with the Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Kitchener, ON. During this time John worked on his drum set skills while performing with various rock and stage bands. John also performs with Canadas No. 1 Boston Tribute band Hitch A Ride, Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute band Stevie Ray, country artist Drake Jensen and Soul Purpose.
This is definitely going to be a hot seller, so get your tickets now in advance! Tickets are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door! You can buy tickets at the bar or at www.linsmoretavern.com