Racoon Bandit Releases New Songs

 Racoon Bandit set to Celebrate 10th Anniversary 

Indie-rockers to release new split single; birthday show July 6th 

Charlottetown scene favourites Racoon Bandit – featuring former Confederation Centre Communications Director Fraser MacCallum – celebrating 10 years as a group this summer and are poised to release two new singles. 


To mark a decade of Island indie-rock, Racoon Bandit are releasing a split single of new songs – ‘Tattered Star’ and ‘Modern Life’ – with music videos for each. On Friday July 6, the group will also hit the deck at Fishbone’s for an “old school burner of a pub show”, including songs from all four of their self-produced releases. Rising star songwriter Alicia Toner and her band will kick off the night at 11 p.m. with a set of folk-rock gems from Toner’s award-winning album, I Learned the Hard Way. 

‘Modern Life’ and ‘Tattered Star’ will be released on July 3 and 5, respectively, via iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp. Music videos for both singles have been created by P.E.I.’s Chris Robison (Farmhouse Creative Labs; sound editor, Freaks & Geeks documentary) and will be released on these same dates. 

The Bandit’s new tracks were produced by Colin Buchanan at The Hill Sound Studio in Charlottetown. Says the producer, “For me, ‘Modern Life’ and ‘Tattered Star’ perfectly represent the two distinct identities of Racoon Bandit. Brash but angelic (‘Modern Life’) and classic but not ancestral (‘Tattered Star’).” 

Buchanan continues, “Recording just two singles really put focus on finding the right sounds for each song. As for which is the ‘A-side’ and which is the B? We’ll let the listener decide.” 

The group is comprised of Fraser McCallum, Roger Carter, Adam Gallant, and Buchanan. In the vein of East Coast stalwarts Sloan and Thrush Hermit, the Bandits share song-writing and vocal duties, bringing a varied sound and dynamic performance to both their records and the stage. 

Racoon Bandit will also perform July 9 in Saint John, New Brunswick in Market Square for East Coast Music Mondays. 

Ghost Light Lights Up Tonight

Ghost Light, a one-person show by Shawn Wright, opens this Friday at our new loft space. The reviews for this show have been amazing.


Remember: Right now you can buy a ticket to one Festival Loft show and get the second show for free, for our one-person shows of Ghost Light and Métis Mutt.

(Applies to July 4, 5 & 6 performances of Ghost Light and August 20, 21 & 25 performances of Métis Mutt. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Promo ends June 30.)


Plan Your Visit to the Watermark

Barachois Inn – www.barachoisinn.com

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Victoria Playhouse – victoriaplayhouse.com

Charlottetown Festival – www.confederationcentre.com/en/theatre.php

Harbourfront Theatre – www.harbourfronttheatre.com

The Guild – www.theguildpei.com

Young at Heart Theatre – yahtheatre.com/yaht

Watermark and all the theatres listed above are members of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI



North Rustico – www.northrustico.com



From Charlottetown to North Rustico – 30 to 35 minute drive

Getting Wonked On Willy

FRIDAY, JULY 20th, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Adult: $20.75 (tax & fees included)
Children under 12: $16.15 (tax & fees included)



The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s
mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald
Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene
Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a
scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he
stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.
Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well
as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but
the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the
company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr.
Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Back to Life

Local Photographer Exhibits at Watermark Theatre’s Gallery

The distinguished Canadian photographer from New Glasgow PEI, Lionel F. Stevenson, will have his works on display at Watermark Theatre’s gallery this summer.  Mr. Stevenson studied photography in Toronto and was awarded Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1967. In 1977 he founded a commercial photography and design studio, Camera Art in Charlottetown which he operated until his death in 2017.


Lionel embarked on a great number of photographic projects, including “Elders of Island” which is a collection of 30 portraits of Island elders purchased by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, a series of architectural books with Scott Smith and “Document of Our Times” a 1978 exhibition at The Confederation Centre that recorded Island life.

In 2012-13 Lionel had a retrospective, “50 Years of Photographs” at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, which revealed to the viewer the range and dedication of his talent. To quote Pan Wendt, curator of Lionel’s retrospective, “If the photograph has always been a matter of evidence, Lionel Stevenson’s photographs are evidence not only of moments in the past but the lasting strength of the attentive hand and eye.”

The Watermark Gallery is a fine art gallery exhibiting original art created by local artists, it opens to the public on June 26th and is open daily except Sundays until August 31st. Call the theatre for operating hours at 902-963-3963.

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com