The Bank Theatre Proudly Presents Jody Raffoul Band CD Release Concert with special guests Billy Raffoul & Peter Raffoul
The Bank Theatre Proudly Presents Jody Raffoul CD Release Concert with band & special guest Billy Raffoul
Friday, November 30 or Saturday, December 1
Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm
Sunday, December 2
Doors 6:oopm Show 7pm
Tickets $35 includes CD + show
Available online and at Wharrams Jewellers - 28 Talbot St. W., Leamington
VERY Limited seating.
Beer and wine available for purchase.
The Bank Theatre
10 Erie St. S., Leamington
Featuring Leamington's favourite rocker and Canada's best-kept secret Jody Raffoul!!!
The oldest son of first-generation immigrants, Jody Raffoul grew up in Leamington, bought his first guitar at age 15 and stepped on the Village Inn stage at 17. Bars began competing to book his band The Bad Apples, that Raffoul helped form, and in which he played alongside his cousin and fellow musician Ron Raffoul. The Apples as they were referred to dominated the local music scene in the late 80s early 90s and he set off to record his debut self-titled release selling the album out of the trunk of his car.
In 1999 Raffoul debuted his follow-up effort Simple Life, a collection of mostly one-take acoustic songs. Growing in songwriting and his popularity, whether at home or across the border in the Detroit Music scene, Raffoul gained attention and shared the stage with some of Rock and Rolls best including Paul Rodgers, John Entwistle, and The Allman Brothers among others.
Raffoul would go on to not just sing his songs ,but live his songs, playing well over 200 shows a year both acoustic and with a full band.
As Raffoul continued his rigorous schedule, he wrote and recorded a third release, 2004s Like a Star. This recording would bring Raffoul international attention with the track Light of Day. Unbeknownst to Raffoul, a fan-submitted that track to Bon Jovis Have a Nice Gig contest. Though Raffoul was one of 17,500 entrants, he went on to win that contest locally and was ultimately selected by Jon Bon Jovi personally as the national winner. This resulted in Raffoul and his band opening for Bon Jovi in front of a sold-out crowd at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
With nearly ten years elapsed since his last Studio Album. Raffoul is set to release his 5th, and what most who have heard the record say, his best LP of all. 9 Wigle Street Leamington Ontario.
9 Wigle is a collection of true stories of love, loss, trials and triumphs with an emphasis on family. All backed by solid music. And pure and refined, timeless vocals. Always known for his power, Raffoul shows us that age hasnt hindered, its only enhanced his music and stage presence!
Opening the show - Billy Raffoul
Billy Raffouls anthemic debut single Driver serves as a potent calling card for the 22-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. His signature sound is a rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that nods to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker, and is powered by Raffouls gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.
Raffoul has been fairly certain of what he wanted to do with his life from a young age. He grew up in a creative family in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario the tomato capital of Canada, as he puts it. His mother is an artist, writer, and teacher and his father Jody Raffoul is a solo artist and hometown hero who has opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi.
One day I went into the studio to sing on some Kid Rock demos. The guys heard my voice in the booth and asked if I had any original stuff. I played them two acoustic songs. They shot an iPhone video and sent it to my now-manager, who used to work with Kid Rock. The next day we drove down to Nashville.
Raffoul now splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles where, in between playing shows, he has been collaborating with other songwriters and slowly but surely assembling his debut album.
As he gears up to finish his debut album, Raffoul is also eager to tour and see the world. Im putting everything into this record," he says, "but I want to build my career on the live show. I want to be a true working musician."
This is a concert you don't want to miss!!
The Bank Theatre (View)
10 Erie Street South
Leamington, ON N8H 3W5
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
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