Homegrown Gatherings : Sunday Jazz Series!

This is our second installment of The Record Centre’s Sunday Jazz Series. Excited to have the Trio of Mark Ferguson Roddy Ellias and Vince Rimbach play Live In Store!

Mark Ferguson has over twenty years of experience in the music industry, working as a pianist, trombonist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator.
He has performed with many of the world’s great artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Gil Evans, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink, Rosemary Clooney, Carol Channing, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass, Holly Cole, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Funk Brothers of “Standing in the Shadow of Motown” fame, and the nine member world beat band Manteca.

Mark’s most recent recording project is a collaboration with Mike Tremblay. Mike plays saxophone, Mark is on piano for their debut CD entitled “Home”. The album is available at CDBaby.

Mark currently leads his own big band, and tours North America with The Big Band Broadcast starring Holly Larocque & The Mark Ferguson Orchestra. An album featuring songs from the stage show is available at CDBaby.

Guitarist, composer, performer, improviser — Roddy Ellias draws from so many musical influences his work defies labels. As each piece unfolds it tells its own unique story — eclectic, intense, rhythmic, powerful, and ultimately human.

One of Canada’s most respected guitarists, Roddy is equally at home with contemporary new music, jazz, or classical repertoire. His dynamism as an artist and his consistent pursuit of harmonic and melodic adventure have made him a consummate musician. Known for his energetic performances and his thoughtful renditions of both new and existing works, he continues to surprise and delight his audiences. Last year he set the stage on fire in a series of duets with other guitarists, including Vic Juris, Gene Bertoncini, Lorne Lofsky, and David Occhipinti, showcasing his versatility and his generosity as a performer.

In 2001, jazz saxophonist Vince Rimbach released his CD entitled Just One More Thing To Say. The CD received highly favourable reviews. Originally from New Jersey, Vince Rimbach is a graduate of the world-reknowned Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied composition, arranging and performance.

Saxophone teachers have included Bill Evans(saxophone), Steve Grossman, Joe Viola, George Garzone and Jerry Bergonzi.

Televison, stage, recording and performing credits include: The Temptations, Tomson Highway, Paticia Cano, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, The Artie Shaw Band, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, CJOH-TV, The National Arts Centre of Ottawa, Deux Saisons, CBC Radio, CHEO Telethon, Los Gringos, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, John Geggie, Mike Rudd, The Bill Jupp Big Band, Don Gibbons Quartet, Nothing Personal, Carol Channing, Sid Ceasar, Jerry Van Dyke, Michel Taillefer and Eastern Standard Time, The Superband, The Vince Rimbach Quartet and The Cosmos Sax Quartet.

HIGHS Play The Record Centre!

We’re excited to have Toronto pop band HIGHS playing in store for a live, intimate set. Come down to the store on Wednesday for 2PM to preview their January 31st show at Zaphod Beeblebrox, presented by Spectrasonic. They will be playing acoustic versions of songs off their “monstrously upbeat” EP, as well as many other songs that have yet to be released.
Can’t make it out? Simply SHARE this as a public post for a chance to win a pair of tickets to their show at Zaphod’s on the 31st! We will also be selling tickets in the store from Wednesday onward.
We hope to see you there!HIGHS

This weekend! The Haig play the Record Centre! with S/G Shawn Tavenier!

TheHaigReally looking forward to this show! Sunday the 18th of January at 4PM.

A little special treat here for all those interested. The Haig will be playing a free show at The Record Centre with special guest Shawn Tavenier. Details? Well all right then:

Date: Sunday, January 18
Time: Music starts promptly at 4:00pm.
Location: The Record Centre – 1099 Wellington
Cost: Well, it’s free. So what’s your excuse?
Patronage: All ages!
Dress code: Please abide by local bylaws. Other than that, I don’t know… wear a silly hat?

The Haig is an eclectic alternative rock band from Ottawa. They sound eerily familiar to Queens of the Stone Age and Muse collaborating on the soundtrack of your nightmares. You know, those dreams of a dystopian Muppet society or the Super Mario level you cannot escape. Their sound is whimsical, eclectic, hard-hitting and catchy all at once.
Have a listen:




Shawn Tavenier is a staple of the Ottawa music scene. He’s been playing his country rock with Silver Creek and as a solo artist since the dawn of time. The man’s smile can light up the room and his music… well, you just can’t miss it. And you have no real reason to (taking care of your human children may be a valid reason… canine children are, however, not).

Here is a link to our Facebook event for the show:


Frayd Plays Live at the Record Centre!

GabeWe are planing a new series that showcases Local Ottawa Talent! It will cover many Genres and always be Free! Looking forward to Frayd Playing Live in store!

Gabe Roberge (born May 14,1998), better known by his stage name Frayd, is a Canadian electronic music producer and DJ. He grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where he still resides. Raised in a musical family, he has always had the music bug. Gabe started producing electronic music when he was 14 under the name Chil Pollins and released a full album entitled “Are We Insane Yet” under this name. Chil Pollins became Frayd in early 2014 and a few months later released a self-titled EP. The single off the EP titled “Keeping You Around” has been gathering Frayd lots of attention and has even led to him become a featured artist on Hypedsound. With support from RBC Bluesfest’s Mark Monahan, Gabe is a constantly growing talent who is widening the parameters of electronic music.

For a sample of what to expect:

Merry Christmas from the Record Centre Team!

Happy holidays from the Record Centre team! We hope it’s as festive and fun as can be. Stay safe and warm!

We’ll be back up and running for our first ever boxing day sale on the 26th. We’re doing 15-25% off everything in the store! And don’t forget to check out the Denison Clan on Sunday at 4pm!

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Lots of great shows coming to the Record Centre!

We have two BIG shows this weekend. They are both early shows so it will give you plenty of time to scamper over to any of the other amazing shows happening this weekend! Saturday Dec 13th at 6PM Friends on Friends play Live in Store. Featuring Philip Shaw Bova, Matt Ouimet and Steve Boudreau playing instrumental versions of the Beach Boys albums ~ Friends and Pet Sounds. Can’t wait for this show, come early and have an Espresso.

The Second Show is Sunday night at 5PM when The Chocolate Hot Pockets featuring Ed Lister – Trumpet & Keys, Alex Moxon – Guitar – JP Lapensee – Bass Jamie Holmes – Drums play their Neo-soul / Hip Hop / Fusion Live in Store! They are playing all new Material so come on out for this early Sunday eve show!FonFCHP

Black Friday Record Store Day is coming! November 28th ~ Weekend long Sale!

Heads Up! Friday the 28th is Black Friday RSD and we have ordered most of the releases! We open at 10AM and have a weekend Sale planned with 15-20% off everything in the store, this includes RSD vinyl!, Two bands playing and our very first Movie Night on Saturday the 29th.
The first band is our friends Organ Eyes playing in store at 8pm Friday. Hoping to tape them to Reel to Reel! We are really looking forward to their “grungey psych-pop swirl” so hope you can make it!
Our DJ for the day is DJ Greg Reain, as usual we’ll have cookies and Espresso on the house!
Saturday our Sale continues, 15-20% off everything in the store, our friends Snowday stop by the store late afternoon for a quick in store performance before their evening show at Mugshots!


Then at 7pm our Very First Movie Night! Screening “It Might Get Loud” Limited to 50 seats, Free, Free, Free!! Popcorn and Pop too!<
More Details coming soon!

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