Thursday, February 11, 2010


RCHA Club February 2010 Entertainment

Non-members $3 unless otherwise noted.


EVERY THURSDAY             February 4, 11, 18, 25:          8  - 11 p.m.     Entertainment hosted by Brian Flynn Brian Flynn, a very capable player on the fiddle as well as several other instruments, has been a member of many bands over the years including Night Sun, Luther Wright and the Wrongs and the Kingston Ceilidh Band.

Join him for great entertainment with a special guest each week. Non-members $2.  


EVERY FRIDAY  February 5, 12, 19, 26:                5 - 7.30 p.m.   The Blazz Quartet

Featuring Cam Schaefer on Piano, Kevin Cooke on bass, Glenn Tooth on flute, and Jak Thrasher on drums and surprise guests playing a lovely mix of instrumental “bluesy jazz” great listening to wind down your week.    $2 non-members.


Friday February 5:                8.30 p.m. - Midnight                        Anne Banks and the Rednecks Blvd

A 4-piece band playing Classic Country, Classic Rock of the 60's and 70's and British Pop.


Saturday February 6:           8 p.m. - Midnight                               Agent Blue

A 5-piece band, that plays high energy and danceable gigs. Lonnie Aarssen, Keyboards & vocals; Rollie Dupras, Guitars; Gord Hunter,  Drums;  Pete Aube, Harmonica; Bill Plaxton, Bass Guitar.  Although steeped in the blues, Agent Blue also blends this with elements of jazz and rock in a diverse repertoire of original material, plus original arrangements of cover tunes. The band's blues style borrows heavily from such artists as Luther Allison, Downchild, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Colin James, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  Check their website:     


Sunday February 7:              following the 1 p.m. Historic Hockey game:

The RCHA, a founding organiser of the series, will host the Teams for the presentations and refreshments.  For more info call 542-8152.        

As part of Feb Fest 2010, the Annual Historic Hockey Series is a celebration of the first game played in Kingston in 1886. The series involves the traditional teams, Queen's University and Royal Military College who continue the oldest rivalry in hockey that dates back to 1886 when they first met on the Kingston harbour. The third team in the round-robin series is the 2nd Regiment from Royal Canadian Horse Artillery from CFB Petawawa, Ontario. The gunners represent the Kingston garrison soldiers who played 'shinny ' on the Kingston harbour as early as 1843. The teams compete in three 20-minute games for the RCHA Brigade Association Trophy.


Friday February 12:              8.30 p.m. - Midnight                         A Bit of Nostalgia

Join John Malcolm and Reagan Smith singing the best of the classics for your listening and dancing pleasure.

They are a Las Vegas-style act that crosses all age barriers. This talented family act has a special appeal to all markets. They have opened for such headliners as The Inkspots, The Platters, Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Jerry and the Pacemakers, and have shared the stage with The Diamonds, Buddy Knox, Donnie Brooks, The Marvelettes, Bad Finger, Abby Road, and Billy Joe.


Saturday February 13:         8.30 p.m. - 12.30 a.m.                       Valentines Eve with Myers and Cooper
Guitarist/ vocalist Michael Myers is joined by keyboard/vocalist Duncan Cooper on this Valentine's eve to bring you great standards, 50's and 60's music.

Take your valentine out to dinner, then come to the Club for dessert & Gunner’s coffee (or desired bar drink). Each Lady will receive a complimentary red or white carnation.


Friday February 19:              8.30 p.m. - Midnight                          The Monarchs

The Monarchs recapture the sounds of the fabulous 50’s and the swinging 60’s with Peter Bebee, Lead Guitar & Vocals; Don Candon, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals; Gary Tisdale, Drums & Vocals; and Wayne Sweet, Bass, Vocals & Guitar

Formed in the late 1950's by Peter Bebee, Don Candon, Larry Lawson, Ronnie Thompson and Bill Tyler, the Monarchs were one of the first Rock and Roll bands to play the Kingston area. From a humble beginning of playing local Sock Hops, and High School dances, they evolved into a first class recording and stage act until the late 60's when they disbanded. The Monarchs reformed in the mid 1990's with most of the original members to play a series of reunion concerts with Brian Olney, and perform other club and concert dates. Peter arranges the music and has written original music e.g. "While I'm Away" recorded by people like Bobby Curtola.         


Saturday February 20:         9 p.m. - Midnight                               Blues Jam with the MoJo Shooters

In association with the Kingston Blues Society the RCHA hosts an Open Blues Jam featuring local favorites The MoJo Shooters. During the evening local vocalists and musicians are invited to the stage to jam with the band. The Kingston Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of local and international blues artists. Check their website:


Friday February 26:              8.30 p.m. - Midnight                         Killing Time

This band formed early in 2009 is in great demand.  Reagan Smith of A Bit of Nostalgia fame, on drums, harmonica and vocals, is joined by Mark Stacey, lead guitar; Ted Padley, Guitar, piano & vocals; Vince Gillespie, bass, and Jim Campbell keyboard, saxophone & vocals, playing a mix of favourites from the 50's to the present. Music that is sure to get you dancing and singing along.


Saturday February 27:         9 p.m. - Midnight                               The  Downtown Trio

This band plays an assortment of jazz, blues, funk and originals, with Noah St. Amand, acoustic bass;

Sean Jensen, drums; James Wannamaker, sax; with special guest: Cam Schaefer, keyboard. This is a new band first enjoyed at the Club in December. Members have played around town with such bands as Filet of Soul, The Elfmen, Boru's Harp, Taguchimonster, Jenica Rayne and the Rain Makers, Jeanine Noyes and Mike Myers to name a few.


Sunday February 28:                        2 - 5 p.m.                                The Song Lab

Join the songwriters as they test their tunes with the house band: The Little White Mice.

 Brian Flynn: violin, Ken Hall: organ, Bob Robertson: guitar, Chris Jackson: drums, Kevin Cooke: bass, Paul Halladay: guitar, Gord McRae: percussion, Kevin Head: guitar, Cam Schaefer: piano/accordion, Jamie Walker: pedal steel.  Non-members $2.



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