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Fri, Apr 05


The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe

OnRush Festival - Barry James Payne & String Bone/Sharron Katz/Jessica Sevier

An incredible evening of local talent featuring Barry James Payne & String Bone, with Sharron Katz, and Jessica Sevier. It’s amazing to have such great talent in our own city!

OnRush Festival - Barry James Payne & String Bone/Sharron Katz/Jessica Sevier
OnRush Festival - Barry James Payne & String Bone/Sharron Katz/Jessica Sevier

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe, 104 Wellington St, Stratford, ON N5A 2L5, Canada

About the event

The OnRush Festival continues with more amazing local talent! Join us for an intimate evening of music featuring Barry James Payne & String Bone, Sharron Katz, and Jessica Sevier.  Space is limited for this incredible evening of music.

Barry James Payne & String Bone

String Bone is the vehicle for singer-songwriter Barry James Payne.  Born in London, Ontario, he moved to Vancouver at the age of 21, where he immersed himself in the music business, before moving to Toronto,  Montreal, and finally Stratford, Ontario where he is currently based.

Payne was a core member of the popular Canadian Celtic-Roots band Rant Maggie  Rant for over 12 years, during which time he performed with several orchestras and in many theatres and festivals across Canada and the US.  His songs have been featured on three of their recordings and he produced their last two albums.

He has shared the stage with Juno (Canada's Grammy) nominees and winners and some among them include the late Bill Bourne, Danny Michel, Rick  Taylor, Emm Gryner, Luke Doucet, Loreena McKennitt, Linda McRae, Jenny  Whitely and he has collaborated with the likes of Ginger St. James,  Sarah Jane Scouten, Shannon Lyon, Bob Egan (ex-Blue Rodeo, ex-Wilco),  Allison Brown and many more.

Sharron Katz

Sharron Katz is a soul-full Canadian singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer currently creating in Stratford Ontario.

Her sultry stunning vocals complimented by her extraordinary songwriting talent led her to be listed as one of Brian Gladstone’s (Winterfolk Festival Director) top 10 songwriters favourites in 2018. Katz has been prolific with her songwriting and has just released her 4th and most intimate CD titled Portrait. This musical work of heART features incredible performances by Paul DeLong (Kim Mitchell) Iain McNally (Amanda Marshall), Don Baird, Mike McCullough (Carol Baker) Robbie Patterson, Victoria Yeh, and Myke Mazzei. She works writing and producing with her husband in their Stratford Studio. Katz is also a visual artist, author, and designer of cool upcycled sweaters!

Jessica Sevier

Toronto’s  Jessica Sevier is a country music artist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist making waves with her latest single, a nostalgic country-rock tune, “Legends of the Summer”. Since her debut single  "Ghost of Tom" in 2019, Sevier’s music has been collectively streamed over 1 million times. Performing live has been a key part of growing her audience, and Sevier has shared the stage with artists including Jason McCoy and Tim and the Glory Boys and has performed at music festivals and renowned venues including Whisky Jam in Nashville and the legendary  Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Sevier has also showcased at Canadian Music  Week each year since 2021.

A  testament to her talent as a songwriter, Sevier earned a spot to compete on the TV show The Shot: Remastered in 2020, and her music captivated audiences. She also earned recognition as a top 7 artist to watch at the 2022 CMW (Canadian Music Week) Featured Artist/Performer.  Additionally, Sevier was selected among the top 12 contenders in the CNE  Rising Star Competition in 2020.

Sevier is currently writing for her next project and is performing throughout Ontario in the coming months.

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