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COVER ME!COVER ME! Performer Bios

COVER ME! Performer Bios

COVER ME! Performer Bios

We know Ottawa’s got talent. You know Ottawa’s got talent. Now’s the time to see who will reign
supreme in the ultimate Cap-city musical showcase. COVER ME, a twice monthly contest of
musicians from the National Capital Region battling it out for an Ottawa Life Magazine cover
story,  takes place at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse (34 Murray Street in the ByWard Market). 

Who'll advance and make it all the way to finals?

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for contest updates and join us the first and
third Tuesday of the month for a night filled with amazing local talent.

Crunchy Flower
Ottawa based Crunchy Flower released their debut album, Volume I back in April 2014. The record hosts 12 songs with a diverse array of rock songs that have strong influences of classic blues rock vibes with riff rock tendencies and a raw rock approach that allows the quartet to let the music breathe. Fronted by the powerful vocals of Debra Ereaut mixed with Trevor Denault’s melodic riffing and blazing solos helps shape the Crunchy Flower sound. Their sound combines the mystique of classic and blues rock to create driving melodic riffs while developing a raw rock sound. Backed by a rhythm section with Joe Gaspar on bass and vocals and Nate Livingstone on drums. Crunchy Flower has played at the Rock & Roots Society’s Blues & BBQ Festival in July 2016, their Bluesy Xmas Party in December 2016, graced the stage of the Rainbow, Irene’s, Greenfields, Brass Monkey, Moose McGuire’s, Darcy McGee’s, Winfest Festival, Rocking the Pines Festival, Monte’s (Halifax), Great Canadian Cabin, Rockin for Rogers House, Main stage at the Capital Fair Aug 2016, opened for Wild T and the Spirit in 2016, supported the headliner at Calabogie Blues & Rib Fest 2017. Currently in studio the band is aiming to re-release Volume I along with Volume II as well as a Blues Album by Spring 2018.

Band Members
Debra Ereaut (vocals & percussion)
Trevor Denault (guitar)
Joe Gaspar (bass, keys & vocals)
Nate Livinstone (drums & percussion)

Music Style / Genre
Blues Infused Rock, Blues Rock, Rock Blues, Riff Rock, Rock

Performing December 5th

Having built itself into one of Ottawa’s must-see-live original bands over the past decade, Tympanic has taken the past couple of years to re-invent itself, with a new arsenal of material, completely updating its groove-oriented set into a new sonic landscape. Fusing an addiction for hooks with a thirst for complex underlying melodies, Tympanic promises a show that will reinvigorate your faith in the art of creativity.

Band Members 
Troy Lajambe
(vox, guitar)
Carlos Constantino (drums)
Charity Corbett (sax)
Izzy Martinez (lead guitar)
Murray Matheson (bass)

Music Style / Genre
Ottawa Pop Groove

Performing December 5th

The three front guy have been together  over 10 years  with various drummers and guest keys , horns, percussion  joining on and off.  Gary has recently joined on the skins as we reboot. Mark with  ERTH JUCE since my battle with stage 4 Cancer. I am now 2 years cancer free and we are all excited about all the new original  music we are ready to debut .

Band Members
Mark Weatherbee
Gary Epton
Craig Leth-Steenson

Music Style / Genre

Performing December 19, 2017

The BridgeBurners
The band got together as an office band in 2009, and has slowly evolved since. We play mainly for fun, but play out occasionally for the right gig or cause. We gravitate towards the Tragically Hip, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and Gary Moore. All the musicians in the band are experienced and have played for many years. Lead guitar and lead vocals are handled by Guy Berthiaume, rhythm guitar by Sam DiMarino, drums and backing vocals by Jacques Gagnon, and bass and backing vocals by Robert Restoule.

Band Members
Guy Berthiaume
Sam DiMarino
Jacques Gagnon
Robert Restoule

Music Style / Genre
Classic Rock

Performing December 19, 2017

Comments (3)

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Gary Corbett December 12, 2017 9:37 pm

If your band is interested in competing in the Cover Me contest, send me an email to the above address. Cheers

Peter Masson December 01, 2017 9:30 am

I would like to enter my band into the competition, who do I contact?

Rob Balsillie November 30, 2017 1:57 am

How do bands get involved in this contest? Our band Southbound would love to have an opportunity to compete!