The Jerome Godboo Band featuring Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) Al Cross (Big Sugar) at the Linsmore!!!

Friday May 7th, the Linsmore Tavern is so excited to welcome back one of the most accomplished group of musicians in Canada, The Jerome Godboo Band!  It's almost a year to the day since we had the Jerome Godboo Band play their first show at the Linsmore Tavern to a capacity crowd, in what was one of the most memorable nights in the history of the Linsmore Tavern!  There have been so many requests to bring this incredible band featuring 2014's Lee Oskar's Best Harmonica Player and frontman of explosive 90's rock band The Phantoms, Jerome Godboo!  Jerome is pulling out all the stops for this special show as his band includes Spin Doctors founder and guitarist Eric Schenkman, as well as drummer and founding member of Big Sugar, Al Cross!  

Eric Schenkman is one of the founders and lead guitarist for one of the biggest bands in the world during the 1990's, the Grammy Nominated Spin Doctors!  Best known for their early 1990s hits, "Two Princes", and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong", which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 7 and No. 17 respectively, the Spin Doctors went 5X Platinum with their 1991 album Pocket Full of Kryptonite and followed that up with 1994 Platinum album Turn It Upside Down. Eric has recently collaborated with Jerome Godboo's most recent album Sanctuary City.

Al Cross is a founding member and drummer of Canadian Blues, Reggae, Rock band, Big Sugar.  Releasing 9 albums since 1991, Big Sugar was one of Canada's biggest bands during the 1990's. Big Sugar has 2 Gold albums and 2 Platinum albums to their name. Al has also played drums in Canadian Folk Rock Band Great Big Sea.

Jerome Godboo  An accomplished and exceptional bluesman, his bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the International blues Challenge 2014 held in Memphis where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar best harmonica Player award. The one-time local legend of explosive 90s rock band the Phantoms, Jerome has released 14 albums in his 25-plus year career, 11 of which are solo, including the brand new Sanctuary City with drummer Gary Craig and Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman. He's headlined at the Montreal Jazz Festival (2005), played Toronto’s Air Canada Centre with Ronnie Hawkins, opened for the Yardbirds and performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., France, Finland, Portugal, Ukraine, Israel and beyond. He's played with Prince, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, the Tragically Hip, Levon Helm, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more, and recorded and toured with the likes of Alannah Myles, Dutch Mason, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Bowskill and Suzie McNeil.

To see this Supergroup in an intimate venue is going to be something special!  The accomplishments and accolades of these 3 musicians are amazing and this night is truly going to be magical, just like their appearance at the Linsmore, 361 days ago!  Get your tickets now before this show sells out!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door!  You can buy your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!




Ear Candy Brings the Party to the Linsmore Tavern!

Your Toronto Blues Jays are back in action and their offical party band Ear Candy are back on the stage for all of the Blue Jays parties! Ear Candy are also making their return to the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave), where they will be bringing the high energy party songs that you can't get enough of! You might have seen or heard of Ear Candy as they have been the official party band for the Blue Jays for the past 5 years! 

Based out of Toronto and rooted in the Maritimes, EAR CANDY is an exciting Party Rock cover band known for their energetic and note-for-note take of timeless hook-laden classics and recent chart toppers. Their good nature, humour and energetic performances keep Ear Candy in-demand for high profile and notable live shows and events. A favourite for entertaining sporting events such as Toronto Blue Jay fan events (since 2011), NASCAR, bars, pubs, private, corporate party's and more - Ear Candy turns up the tunes and cranks out the fun, energizing the crowd and charging up the atmosphere with familiar music for a truly memorable time.

The group formed in the spring of 2006 to meet the resurging demand for great live music. Whether it’s Classic Rock, Retro 80’s Pop/Rock, 90’s Rock or today’s hits, Ear Candy has all the bases covered!

Ear Candy configures their high-energy set list to get the crowd on the dance floor and shaking their assets. Featuring former and current members of Nelly Furtado, All American Rejects, Classic Albums Live, Nigels 11 (feat. Chris Kirkpatrick of Nsync), Jack Butler, Hard To Handle and Bathurst Station and hailing from such explosive Canadian party towns as Halifax and Toronto, these guys are on a mission to bring the FUN back to the live music scene while earning a loyal following everytime they hit the stage. 

The show starts at 9:30pm, arrive early! There is a $5 cover charge!

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Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern with Sam Taylor & The East End Love!

Sunday May 8th, Sam Taylor and the East End Love! Sam Taylor and the East End Love is back for their monthly show at the Linsmore Tavern for Blues Sunday! They will be performing every second Sunday of the month at the Linsmore Tavern, so come and check out the future of Blues Music!

When the world gets down on Sam Taylor, Sam Taylor gets down on a Les Paul. Hailing from St.Thomas, ON, Sam Taylor is a born entertainer with a penchant for raw blues music, and lyrics that bely someone much older than his 23 years. With an enormous stage presence, it comes as no surprise that this multi-talented singer/songwriter has been performing internationally since the age of 7.After graduating from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Music Industry Arts, Sam headed into EMAC Studios with producer Moe Berg (of Pursuit of Happiness) on two original songs; Thought of Leaving and Loaded Gun, both of which received airplay across Southern Ontario. Loaded Gun has also been featured in the tv shows Haven, Cracked, and Degrassi. Sam’s versatile and honest songwriting gives his music the emotional edge that sets him apart as a talented up and comer. His songwriting can be heard on his collaborations with other Canadian recording artists, the most notable being Chad Price.

Sam currently resides in Toronto where he leads his blues trio, The East End Love, with a frenzy of electric blues riffs that keep his audience as entranced as his band. They regularly perform across the city and were recently featured ina live off the floor performance and interview at Orange Lounge Studios for the Degassi Soundtrack Sessions. The trio is currently working on their debut E.P. set to be released in the Summer of 2015 by Toronto’s Facilitator Records.

Sam Taylor and the East End Love deliver a soulful musical experience with an emphasis on spontaneity and solid band chemistry. These young men are on a mission to leave their audience walking away with a show and a soundtrack they will not soon forget.

Formed in early 2012, Sam Taylor and the East End Love features, Drummer Jace Traz who also fronts the band All Dressed, while Bassist David Macmichael shares his time fronting the Danger Bees. 

Sam Taylor and the East End Love will be performing at the Linsmore Tavern every second Sunday of the month from 6pm to 9pm. There is no cover, so come out and enjoy the Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern!


Jam: Live at the Linsmore Tavern with Host Billy Zee!

It's been a while since the Linsmore Tavern had a jam. Over the last year or so, there have been a ton of requests by local musicians and people to bring a jam back to the Linsmore Tavern. You have asked for it and now it's here! Thursday May 5th starting at 8:30pm, there will be a Jam at the Linsmore Tavern with host Billy Zee from torontorox. This popular JAM has been at some different venues and is definitely growing! This will be a full band jam, so drummers, bass players, all type of musicians are welcome and encouraged!

Variety Night JAM is growing in popularity as a great JAM and showcase for feature performers. Jammers are welcome to participate via contact with host. Some walk-ins may be included if time permits. So if you want to perform, best to contact Billy Zee or leave a comment on this event page. There will be NO COVER! So musicians who want a JAM at the Linsmore, make sure you come out and support this night so that we can make this a regular occurance!


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