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Thu, Apr 04

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The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe

OnRush Festival - Emm Gryner/Leanne Mayer/Cabin Fever

The OnRush Festival Opening Night at The Bunker Performance Lounge & Cafe! Featuring Emm Gryner, Leanne Mayer, and Cabin Fever.

OnRush Festival - Emm Gryner/Leanne Mayer/Cabin Fever
OnRush Festival - Emm Gryner/Leanne Mayer/Cabin Fever

Time & Location

Apr 04, 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 Opener! Join us for an intimate evening of music featuring the amazing Emm Gryner, Leanne Mayer, and trio Cabin Fever.  Space is limited for this incredible evening of music. Stay with us for an exclusive after-party!

Emm Gryner

Emm Gryner is a 3-time Juno Award-nominated Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has been sought after by David Bowie and Def  Leppard to sing and collaborate with them on tour and on recordings,  including the new Stripped Version of “Pour Some Sugar On Me” featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Emm also helped make the first music video in outer space when Chris Hadfield enlisted her to create a new version of Space Oddity which was partially recorded aboard the  International Space Station. Emm’s new album “Business & Pleasure”  is a foray into yacht rock and features an all-star list of Nashville musicians who have worked with Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates,  Taylor Swift, and Toto.

Leanne Mayer

Leanne Mayer, a captivating musician from London, Ontario, etched her name in the indie music scene with the 2018 release of her debut EP, "Bittersweet Remedy." Weaving together jazz, blues, old-school country, and pop-folk, her music paints stories of loss and hope with raw, honest lyrics and a soulful voice steeped in world-weary wisdom.

The EP's success propels Leanne into the limelight, earning her the 2019 Forest City London Music Award for Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. This accolade, alongside subsequent nominations, solidified her as a rising star in the region. National exposure on CBC radio broadens her audience, and live performances at events like the Home County Music & Art Festival and Western Fair endear her to a dedicated following.

Having shared stages with established musicians like Steven Page, Cat Cylde and Jeremie Albino,  Leanne Mayer's live presence is magnetic. She builds on her initial success with singles in 2020, 2022, and 2023 creating anticipation for her full-length album—an eagerly awaited milestone showcasing her growth as a songwriter and musician.

With unwavering passion, undeniable talent, and authentic storytelling, Leanne Mayer continues to make waves in the indie music landscape, leaving an indelible mark both in London, Ontario, and beyond. Keep an eye on this rising artist as she embarks on the next chapter of her musical journey.

Cabin Fever

Desperately yearning for their Northern roots, this southwestern Ontario alternative folk/roots trio often finds themselves pining over poplars and birch. They plant these feelings in a forest of incandescent guitar, heart-pounding upright bass, restless mandolin, and howling vocals that will speak to the hearts of all who stop to listen. Through happenstance and sharing tales of their respective journeys living amongst the forests and lakes of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and Muskoka, Ontario, Cabin Fever was formed around a campfire in the unlikely locale of Camlachie, Ontario, next to the sparkling and unpredictable blue waters of Lake Huron.

Known for captivatingly tight harmonies, Jess, Kyle, and Colin showcase compelling style and versatility from the festival stage to intimate house concerts and the spaces in between. They have a unique ability to spin performances that are tactfully rugged yet wistful and alluring as they draw in their audiences with dynamic storytelling through song and quick-witted banter. Notable performances have included The Napatāk Ramble Music & Arts Festival - Potato Lake, SK (Main Stage); Aeolian Hall - London, ON (Summer Lounge Series); The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - Sarnia, ON (Feature House Concert); Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts  - Parry Sound/Muskoka, ON (Canada Day Weekend Celebrations), and  a private concert and recording session at The Oak & Evergreen Cabin just outside Sarnia, ON.

Come along as Cabin Fever takes you from a meandering paddle across a lake of glass to the thundering of the herds crossing the Great Plains. Settle in with a cup of cocoa (or something a little stronger) and sit around the fire as Cabin Fever warms your soul and rekindles your wanderlust.

Get your tickets today!! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/onrush-festival-emm-grynerleanne-mayercabin-fever-tickets-852899444197

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