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BPAC Presents

LIVE & LOCAL Hosted by The Mark Lalama Trio

featuring James Oliver Biljak, Thom Anthony and Steve Strongman

As per Ontario guidelines, all patrons must show proof of COVID-19 double vaccination to be permitted entry into the facility.

Join us for a great night of music featuring hand-picked emerging and established homegrown talent with a house band made up of the area’s most highly sought-after touring and studio musicians. Be there to experience the energy, spontaneity and magic of musical cross-pollination.

Each show features both emerging and established homegrown talent, backed on-stage by seasoned industry professionals, the Mark Lalama Trio. The Mark Lalama Trio is Mark Lalama on keyboards and vocals, Davide DiRenzo on drums and vocals, and Rich Moore on bass and vocals – all in-demand session and touring musicians who have played on hundreds of stages and studio recordings with top artists ranging from Tom Cochrane to Holly Cole and just about everyone in between. This trio is fast earning a reputation as one of the most engaging and intuitive bands around, and together they create a unique brand of incredible, genre-defying original music that never fails to inspire those who are there to take it all in.

“You fellas are so dammed good… great players all, with oodles of feel and ears like satellite dishes…I felt like a mangy dog riding shotgun in the back seat of a Cadillac. Thank you so much for inviting me to the party.” – Stephen Fearing, multi award-winning singer/songwriter

“HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING. HOLY CRAP.” – Sarah Slean, internationally renowned singer-songwriter/composer/recording artist/poet/visual artist

“You guys are all monsters!” – John McDermott, Iconic Canadian Tenor

James Oliver Biljak and Thom Anthony

James Biljak and Thom Anthony

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s own venue technician and amazing musician, James Biljak and his brother, Thom Anthony, frontman for the band Tenth Planet.

Find James Biljak on Score Exchange and Soundcloud.

Find Thom Anthony on YouTube and Instagram.

Steve Strongman

Steve Strongman

Award-Winning Canadian Bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent, and a restless one. By constantly pushing himself in new directions, he has kept himself vital. His talent is huge and impossible to miss, and it’s matched by his staggering musical ambition – as a guitar-slinger, songwriter or vocalist. The same structures and progressions that animate blues and roots music can also choke the air out of it, smothering it in caricature and cliche. But Strongman is a subtle shape-shifter who manages to slip that trap without betraying the music he loves. Throughout, he never sounds an inauthentic note or loses touch with the essence of the Blues.

Dates & Times

Sun Jan 16, 2022 at 4pm

Venue

Community Studio Theatre

Show Length

Approx. 90 mins. Intermission.

Ticket Prices

Regular: $39.50 (All-in)
Member: $34.50 (All-in)