• By: OLM Staff

COVER ME! Round 2!

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
Moose McGuire's (3320 McCarthy Rd). 

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
each month for a night filled with amazing local talent.

~ April 22, 2018 ~

Sister Disaster
Ottawa's Newest hard rock cover band! Our inspirations include Volbeat, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello, the Killers and many more…

Band Members
Anik Roy – Vocals
Mark Barbeau – Bass player
Ted Girvan – Drums
Steve Bell – Guitar player

Music Style / Genre
Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock


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

Band Members
Mark Weatherbee
Gary Epton
Craig Leth-Steenson

Music Style / Genre

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~ April 8, 2018 ~

The Tackies
Come party with the Tackies' is pretty much our motto when we hit any stage. A band stemming out of Carleton University, has been entertaining at several popular Ottawa venues since early 2015. Performing alongside The Lazys, Pack A.D and Lights, as well as Bluesfest 2017 demonstrates how rapidly the band's recognition has been growing. They have been described as an Indie rock band with hints of alternative and punk. Lyrics will make you ponder human relationships and bring a smile from unpredictable offbeat moments on stage. Beats and riffs are surely to bob your head and get the feet moving; 'seeing you dance to our groove is one of the greatest compliments to us. Having a great time together is the whole reason why the band was formed'.

Band Members
Hans Vivian-Wenzel – Singer / Guitar
Mathieu Malette – Guitar / Vocals
Marc Vincent – Keys / Percussion / Vocals
Galen Cussion – Bass / Keys / Vocals
Jamie Orser – Drums

Music Style / Genre
Indie Alternative Rock

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Ottawa’s premiere cover band! A vocally driven, powerful 5-member band that rocks out to everything from the 70's to today. They love to entertain and get you grooving so come to party!

Band Members
Elyssa Mahoney (vocals),
Ben Harris (bass),
Dave Szwec (guitar, keyboards and vocals),
David Hicks (guitar and vocals),
Paul Rivet (drums)

Music Style / Genre

~ March 25, 2018 ~

Stynger in an Ottawa based band with high energy shows and hard hitting sound,
heavily influenced by 80s metal they bring it all on stage and their music.

Band Members
Erik Ramsey – Vocals
Stefan Corbett – Guitar
Dennis Wolf – Guitar
Lewis Lystiuk – Bass
Chris Roe – Drums

Music Style / Genre


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

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