<strong>Soiree bands announced</strong>

Pam Snow editor@pilotnl.ca
Published on March 21, 2012
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LEWISPORTE - The Concert in the Park will take place Aug. 11 as part of the 26th Annual Mussel Bed Soirée.

The tentative entertainment for this years show includes Shanneyganock, the Headpins, Signal Hill, Lou Gramm (frontman for Foreigner) and Big Sugar.

According to Town of Lewisporte Recreation and Tourism director Derek Bennett, the Concert in the Park will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 11.

"The gates will open at 2 p.m. with Shanneyganock taking to the stage at 3 p.m.," he said. "The Headpins will appear at 5 p.m., Signal Hill at 7 p.m., Lou Gramm at 9 p.m. and Big Sugar at 11 p.m."

Advance tickets will be available on April 2 and can be purchased by contacting the Town Hall.

"The tickets will be reasonably priced," said Mr. Bennett. "Our committee is very pleased with our line-up this year. We have some traditional Newfoundland music, classic rock and rock musicians as well. There will be something for every age group."


The line-up

Shanneyganock includes musicians Bob Pike, Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock. The band have charmed countless stages with their stirring ballads, powerful shanties and rib-rattling jigs and reels throughout their career. Shanneyganock was also the opening act at last years Concert in the Park.

The Headpins include musicians Brian MacLoed, Ab Bryant, Bernie Aubin, Darby Mills and Tony Dellacroce.  The Canadian rock band was founded as a side project in the late 1970s. They achieved their height of popularity in 1982-83 with songs like "Don't It Make You Feel" and "Just One More Time".

The Signal Hill band includes musicians Jason Campbell, Jason Meadus, Terry Chaplin and Jordie Weale. Started in 1992 in St. John's, this band currently resides in Halifax. The band is known for its piano, acoustic guitars, bass and drum talents.

Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for his role as the lead vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He has also had a very successful solo career. Gramm was the vocalist for many hits including "Cold As Ice", "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Midnight Blue".

Big Sugar include musicians Gordie Johnson, Garry Love, Kelly Hoppe, Friendlyness, Stephane Beaudin, who classify themselves as a Canadian blues-rock band. The band was active from 1991-2004 and again since April 2010. Big Sugar has sold more than half a million albums in Canada.