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Chas Mike Pete at the Victoria Playhouse

Long-time PEI favourites, Chas, Mike and Pete are accomplished musicians creating their own songs and musical scores. They will come together this night only for a very special musical event. If you are already familiar with these musicians you’ll know to expect a great show, and if not you are in for an unexpected treat!

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Chas Guay is a singer/songwriter/musician who called PEI home for 35 years. He has recently relocated to Ottawa, ON. Chas has recorded three albums of original songs and is a recipient of the ECMA award for Musical Achievement. He has performed and recorded with many east coast and international artists and has contributed music to television and film.

Mike Mooney is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Charlottetown. He started his music career with the Troubadors in the early 1970s, playing folk music in and around the Confederation Centre. In the late 70s Mike and co-conspirator Chas Guay started the seminal PEI rock band, Touch ‘n Gone, which brought in Pete Richards on bass guitar. Touch and Gone continued into the 80s and eventually morphed into The Dogs, with Chris Corrigan, Sean Ferris, and Dale DesRoches. Mike, Chas, and Chris wrote and recorded an album of original songs under the name of Bird House in 2002. Mike continues to play with former comrades and on his own.

Pete Richards has had a musical life which began with a high school rock group and continues to this day, interrupted only by decades of raising a family and running a business. In one musical chapter, Pete played bass in a group with Chas Guay and Mike Mooney. He has played on a number of albums by Island performers and released an album of his own songs, The Women All Were Dancing, in 2015. He now enjoys playing a little bluegrass but continues to write and record.

Chas, Mike and Pete are happy to be reunited for this special collaboration at the Victoria Playhouse on August 7th.

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Music Series Catches Fire at the Watermark

Watermark Announces Music Series Programming

Watermark Theatre is pleased to announce our 2016 Classic Music Reignited Programming for the summer season. This year we have an all Canadian lineup of classic composers that our Island artists will be interpreting in their own special way.

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July 24th, 2016 7:30PM – The Music of Buffy Saint Marie & Bruce Cockburn
Performed by: Mike Mooney, Beck Sisters

August 7th, 2016 7:30PM – The Music of Leonard Cohen & Gordon Lightfoot
Performed by: Chas Guay, Amanda Jackson Band

August 21st 2016 7:30PM – The Music of Guess Who & Bryan Adams
Performed by: Tian Wigmore, Nathan Wiley

Headliners:

The Beck Sisters- It’s hard to beat the harmonic intuition of sisters. Amy & Rachel Beck began singing together around the family piano in Montague, PEI. They now share their pop-tinged folk with eager audiences in Canada and beyond. “Their music is stripped down to just the vocals and guitar, but when you sound like this, that’s all you need.” (CBC Music)

Amanda Jackson Band- What do you get when you combine one of the most powerfully mesmerizing voices on the East Coast blues scene with a creative force of musical accompaniment by Dale McKie on guitar/harmonica and Todd MacLean on piano/guitar/saxophone? You get a captivating blend of original adult alternative/folk/blues music that goes straight to your soul, makes your spirit soar, and makes you feel connected to where you need to be.

Nathan Wiley- Multiple ECMA and Music PEI award winning artist Nathan Wiley splits his time these days between recording new material and producing including an ECMA winning record for Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys. In July, Nathan released “Bandits”, his first collection of original material in 7 years.

Supporting acts:

Mike Mooney- Mike Mooney has been a mainstay of PEI’s music scene for decades as part of bands including Touch and Gone, the Dogs and Birdhouse. He’s recorded vocals for many Island artists with an uncanny knack for finding that perfect harmony.

Chas Guay- As an established first-call bassist, Chas has performed with Mick Taylor of Rolling Stones fame, Doug Riley, Gene MacLellan, Dr. Hook, Nathan Wiley, Lennie Gallant, Mae Moore, Don Ross/Brooke Miller and countless others. Chas has 2 albums to his credits and has won both ECMA and Music PEI awards including Male Vocalist of the year and Musician of the Year.

Tian Wigmore- Tian has been a much sought-after musician serving as touring and recording session guitarist and vocalist for many of Canada’s best artists including Big Sugar, The Trews, Tim Chaisson, In Flight Safety, and Andy Brown. His unique vocal stylings are powerful and recognizable in an instant. After 11 years, he needed a platform of his own, and “War Horses” was born. Tian has released one album under the name War Horses and received the 2016 Music PEI award for Best New Artist.

All tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://www.watermarktheatre.com or by calling 902-963-3963.