October 16th, 2014 at 8pm
Paintbox Bistro proudly presents “Live at Paintbox” music series with Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals at 8pm on October 16, 2014. Doors at 7pm.
Wickens has worked with and/or opened shows for many of the best that Canada and abroad have to offer including Pat Travers, Sonny Landreth, Jon Knight, The Johnny Max Band, the late Jeff Healey, Downchild, Serena Ryder, Robin Bank$, Kevin Breit & Shakura S’Aida among them.
Now in his 40’s, the career and music of singer, guitarist and songwriter Dylan Wickens has focus, purpose and a story to tell. Years of working as a sideman and occasional front man with the best in the Toronto roots scene through his twenties and thirties provided time and experience to refine his craft and absorb the best qualities of the musicians he supported as he found his own voice, his own story, his own stage to command.
His 2010 CD offering, Tattoo Black, is widely recognized as a pivotal recording in his career that cemented his place as an artist to watch in the Canadian blues and roots scene. Today, the Wickens’ trio, Dylan Wickens, Al Webster (drums – Colin James, Amanda Marshall, Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry) and Dennis Pinhorn (bass – Danny Brooks, Downchild) known as Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals are a swampy blues powerhouse not to be missed.
Doors open: 7:00PM
October 19th, 2014
Blue Denim Press presents “Blue Murder with Blue Denim” Sunday October 19th, 2014. Doors at 3pm.
October 23, 2014 at 8pm
Paintbox Bistro proudly presents “Live at Paintbox” music series with Robin Banks at 8pm on October 23, 2014. Doors at 7pm.
Song writer, record producer, band leader, award winning vocalist and performer, Robin Banks is a master of tone and phrasing. Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington, matched with the charisma and boldness of Tina Turner.
Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She is often lauded for her captivating live performances, her confident ability to connect and affect her audience, and her sincerity and authenticity.
Robin has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians.
“Robin’s got soul, class and most of all good taste!” – Duke Robillard
“One of the top 20 female voices in Canada” – Virgil Scott
Doors open: 7:00PM