BLOG: Debut AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans comes to Ontario!
Another stellar production exploded out of Toronto’s hottest live music concert hall The Rockpile (5555 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke) presented by Steve Hoeg. Kicking the night into high gear was Toronto’s newest retro party band, Sonic Curators.
What a tight 4 piece unit! Their accurate musical accounts of historical measures were stupendous as they set the stage ablaze while engaging the full house audience upon their stroll thru rock history. Truly encompassing the hottest classic rock covers spanning 1980 through 2000 eras, featuring Bush’s Machine Head, Feliz Franz
Next up, energizer bunnies Cadillac Socks, wow! I was editing photos as they began, and bam, up went my head, quickly switching over to video and my eyes were fixed. When a band grabs your attention that strongly, as they had me, you got something. I looked to the audience as everyone crowded the dance floor, as their skater punk covers and originals were infectious. Filled with addictive and passionate creativity, lead singer/guitarist Chris Gibbons opened up his heart vault announcing the next song he penned, was dedicated to his wife whom he lost to cancer. My eyes were filled with tears as Chris lead Shawn Crowley, Tyler Gibbons, and Matt Milner through the explosive original Time Machine. Follow them at http://www.facebook.com/cadillac-socks
21-year-old professional Canadian independent artist, singer/songwriter/musician, and actor Sophia Radisch and her 3 piece band of talented musicians displayed a polished presentation of Sophia’s composed hits, projecting some of just a few of her 200+ arrows within Sophia’s quiver. I truly understand why she has legions of fans in upwards of 8,000+ around the world as her personality, stage presence and musicianship simply stunning. This beautiful redhead is a staple on the Toronto scene, quickly becoming a household name. She proudly represents her endorsee’s from Gibson Guitars, Marshall Amps, GHS Strings, Singular Sound and PreSonus, while she dawns top quality wear from sponsors Whitney Howard Designs, Yes We-Vibe, Lady Legend Boutique & American Hat Makers. Sophia is Runnin Down A Dream, like an Angel Of Mercy, or an Enigma. Sophia encourages her fans to Show Yourself and to Ignite your passions. She is never idle spreading her Angel Dust everywhere. Her sets are flawless surely showing she isn’t Against The Wall or at any Crossroads. Keep in tune with this fast moving train at https://sophiaradisch.com
CONGRATS to Canada’s longest running and authentic sounding AC/DC Tribute act Hells Bells Canada on reaching their 25th year in the music biz! H.B.C projected a stunning reproductive set consisting of a magically enriched and hypnotically laced AC/DC staples Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Shoot to Thrill, Girls Got Rhythm, If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It, Back in Black, Hells Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, Money Talks.
Electrifying! Blending together stellar musical structures,
Achieving that mystical 25-year milestone as 1 of the top North American entertainers is outstanding enough, but, add the mesmerizing acknowledgments of Phil Rudd from AC/DC stating “Hells Bells Rocks” and “Very Close to the Real Thing” inserted Mike Scarfe (AC/DC Sound Tech) is stupendous. HBC compares to that of good wine or a hearty steak that wets and satisfies your rock n roll hunger. Bursting into an awe-inspiring crowd pleaser upon their last song leaving us Thunderstruck. HELLS BELL CANADA ‘NEWS’ they will be on following the personifying KID ROCK at
11:15 pm marked a historical moment in time! The original voice of AC/DC’s legendary rock trailblazer Dave Evans, strolled us through an impressive chunk of Rock n Roll history with his originals while also paying homage to first ever released ACDC hits during an up-close rare and personal performance featuring 3/4 of Canada’s longest-running AC/DC Tribute-Hells Bells Canada with Chris Tomchak on lead guitar, Sean Taylor on rhythm guitar, drummer Franklin Wyles and sub in professional touring bassist Mark
I have included a brief bio here for our younger readership who are interested in getting to know more about Mr. Evans. He formed his first band in Session in the Charters Towers when he was 17, he then moved to Sydney where he found the “Blues” and helped found Blues/Rock band N.O.B., later joining Sydney’s top cover band Velvet Underground. Not too long thereafter, destiny called when Dave answered an ad for a hard rock singer and low and behold it was Malcolm Young on the other end of that phone, (who was also a former member of Velvet Underground), and Dave was recruited to form a new band at that time with Malcolm, Colin Burgess, Larry Van Kriedt and a week later Malcolm’s younger brother Angus joined. Malcolm and Angus’ sister-in-law Sandra came up with the name AC/DC – to signify power and energy – hence, the rest they say is history and rock n roll would never be the same with AC/DC becoming 1 of the greatest rock and roll bands ever born! Dave was a member of the band for a year before turning over the helm to Bon Scott in 1974. This
This Ontario tour for Dave turned south thanks to Chrystal Records for a 2019 Lightning & Thunder Latin American Tour landing on May 17 at the Ramon Bar in Miramar Argentina, May 18th at La Sala Bar in Monte Grande Argentina, May 19 Gier Caba Argentina, May 24th Ace of Spades Club in Bogota Columbia, May 25 Nemesis Trova Rock & Chivas de Musica Guatemala, Palo Mango Rock n Beer Fest on May 26th in Panama, May 29th Rock n Rock Aruba, June 1st Godoy Cruz Mendoza, June 7th Quilpue Chili, June 8 Santiago Chili, 14th Double Header thanks to Head Rattle Productions INC at the biker Festival Motociclista in Aguascalientes Mexico with Dee Snider (