Alfie Zappacosta (Uptown at Night Series) – The Fredericton Inn – Thursday, November 10, 2022 (Doors 7PM/Show 7:30PM)
Alfie Zappacosta is undeniably one of Canada‘s premier songwriters and performers with a chart topping hits, and a recording and acting career that spans 40 years. We all know of his pop/rock fame, with such hits as; “Start Again“, “Passion“, “When I Fall in Love Again“, and of course “Overload” hit movie “Dirty Dancing.” But Alfie has also been successful as an actor on stage, portraying Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Che Guevara in “Evita”. The release of “Innocence Ballet“ in 1996 would give centre stage to his true rich vocals, his mastery at romance, his astute take on relationships and his advanced knowledge of music. Alfie is rewarded for his efforts with numerous award nominations in the Smooth Jazz genre and a performance with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Grace Petrie (with Ben Moss) – Broken Record Bar & Music Room – Friday, November 11, 2022 (Doors 6:30PM/Show 7PM)
English protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured to UK arenas with Frank Turner, Supported Billy Bragg on a UK tour, has supported comedian Hannah Gadsby, toured the UK and Australia with comedy phenomenon The Guilty Feminist, has done a prestigious live session on the BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley Show and reached the top 40 in the UK album charts in autumn 2021 with her new album ‘Connectivity’.
‘She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’ Buzz Magazine
Catherine MacLellan Christmas – Charlotte Street Arts Centre – Friday, December 16, 2022 (Doors 7:30PM/Show 8PM)
JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan is bringing her Christmas Show to the Maritimes this year. Sharing beloved classics, self-penned holiday songs and some rare gems, Catherine will be joined on stage by her long-time guitarist Nick Gauthier.
Catherine says, “I’ve always loved the music of Christmas, and the fun times singing in kitchens with friends and family over a glass of eggnog. That is the energy I’ll be bringing with me, hoping that people sing along and catch some of that holiday spirit!”
Last year, Catherine released her first Christmas album, a self-engineered and self-produced EP, which includes the original single (“Calling You Home (for the Holidays)”) and three beloved classics (“In The Bleak Midwinter”, “Blue Christmas”, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”).
The Magpies (Uptown at Night Series) – Fredericton Inn – **POSTPONED**
It has only been a short space of time since The Magpies burst onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a huge impression with their fresh brand of transatlantic neo-folk and have been ‘making waves wherever they play’. Based on a deeply felt musical friendship, The Magpies work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental ornamentation. They each draw on their wide-ranging influences to create a unique blend of transatlantic folk, transporting audiences to distant lands and capturing imaginations with their enthralling live show.
“Beautiful harmonies, exquisite genre-crossing musicianship, and the blend of traditional and original material …”