LIGHT OF DAY EVENTS 2015


HEY TORONTO FRIENDS!

It’s Parkinson’s awareness month, and THIS FRIDAY APRIL 24 is a very important Light Of Day event at Horseshoe Tavern that features some of the most entertaining musicians I know: TERRA LIGHTFOOT, SAM CASH, PETER ELKAS BAND, SKYDIGGERS, AND JAKE CLEMONS OF THE E STREET BAND. Come for the incredible music, but stay for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. All proceeds go to this worthy cause. the legendaryDave Hodge will be our MC!

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HAMILTON FRIENDS!

For you THIS SATURDAY APRIL 25 is Light Of Day Hamilton’s 5th Anniversary with a stellar bill that includes THE TREWS acoustic, BRY WEBB, THE DINNER BELLES, AND JAKE CLEMONS FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S E STREET BAND (not to mention yours truly;) GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE FIGHT AGAINST PARKINSON’S DISEASE http://www.ticketmaster.ca/light-of-day-…/…/10004E6287C71315
APRIL 25 HAMILTON PLACE! 

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LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015


I’m just back from Asbury Park, NJ for another magical Light Of Day; one that I won’t soon forget. There are so many people to thank for making every year better than the last: Joe D’Urso (THE hardest working man in ANY business) and Stone Caravan, Tony PallagrosiWillie Nile, (and his insanely great band band: Johnny PisanoMatt Hogan, Alex Alexander), and Gord Hunter andGinette Blais, to name a few. Bob Benjamin remains an inspiration; thanks, Bob for moving me to work for this cause and including me in this growing family. This article from Rolling Stone sums it up nicely EXCEPT for one thing: Sam Llanas from the BoDeans (mentioned here among others as “rising to the occasion”) was, in fact, me. Sam couldn’t make it, so I stepped in. And yes, I rubbed elbows with Bruce again. And yes, it still blows my mind.
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BUFFALO AND HAMILTON THIS WEEKEND JUNE 21,22


Hi Guys,

The Elkas Band will be opening for TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 21. We are beyond thrilled to share the stage with these monsters.

We will be in Hamilton, ON the next afternoon, June 22, performing a good-times summer kick-off gig at the West Town Bar and grill on Locke street. This is a late-afternoon gig for those requiring hair-of-the-dog or some rock to fend-off Monday. 1634_612873228797152_3790357297076967571_n

Check the shows page for details!



LIGHT OF DAY HAMILTON 2104! SUCCESS!!!!


Light Of Day Hamilton was a total success!

I am beyond proud to say that we raised over $23,000 towards the fight against Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses at Hamilton Place on Saturday night. My co-coordinator and friend Andrea Rehill deserves a mountain of gratitude for doing a ton of ACTUAL work to ensure this thing went smoothly. Thank you Andrea! You rule. Thank you to the musicians: New Jersey’s Anthony D’Amato came up to show us how singer-songwritin’ is done, the Dinner Belles brought their kitchen party to the stage with joy and humour, my bandmates Jeff Heisholt, Gavin Maguire, and Jeremy Little rocked excellently as usual, and Sam Roberts Band performed incredibly as they only ever do. Sam’s team: Jack Ross, Dave Spencer, and Denton Fraser truly made this happen and did it with generous spirit and heart. Their performance was FULLY DONATED, and 50% of their merchandise sales went to Light Of Day.

Sam is a magical and inspiring guy who does not know the meaning of phoning-it-in. During my set I told a story where he and I were “studying” at his downtown apartment (I still lived at home in the burbs) for an exam back at McGill where, due to his nintendo, we didn’t get any work done. Bleary-eyed and looking for solace in solidarity, I crashed on the futon saying, “we’re both getting zero, right?” I hit the beer-stained hay and drifted off to sleep knowing that at least Sam and I would fail together. I woke up a little later to see him studying his ass off in the armchair. When Sam took the stage on Saturday, he clarified saying that he never agreed to the pact and added, “who would agree to a zero?”

I see now that zero is something Sam doesn’t accept from himself or anyone else.

My takeaway from Saturday night: never agree to a zero.

Thank you, Sam. You are the best.

Please spread the word, we are just around the corner.
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ST CATHARINES! MERCHANT ALE HOUSE TOMORROW SUN APRIL 6


Hey St Catharines friends, reminder that Elkas Band is doing an intimate set atThe Merchant Ale House tomorrow night, Sunday April 6. Should go on around 10pm. Mondays are better hung over, so come on out! st catharines POSTER 2014



NIGHT 1 OF 5 AT THE DAKOTA TAVERN IN TORONTO. MAGIC.


I’m continually blown away by the talents of my friends and bandmates let alone the fact that they continue to lend their gifts to my songs and help spin them into magic. Last night at The Dakota Tavern was a fine example of this. Thank you so much to Don Kerr, Doug Friesen, Jeff HeisholtAlanna Bonjay StuartGavin Maguire, Jeremy Little, Joseph Shabason, and Ryan Ryan Mathew Fields for helping me execute the Party Of One Album in it’s entirety followed by one of my favorite Elkas Band sets in recent memory. Jailmate closed, ensuring that anyone who was still there would have to go to the doctor today for a blown mind.

Now we set our sights to Guelph at the EBar on Thursday night with Harlan Pepper

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TORONTO DAKOTA TAVERN RESIDENCY BEINGS TONIGHT APRIL 1!


The wax arrived this morning! talk about getting in under the wire. I am excited to share this with you tonight. Looking forward to sharing the stage again with Don Kerr and Doug Friesen. The album set starts at 9:45pm SHARP. Hope to see you out tonight. We gonna wreck this city…
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ELKAS BAND ONTARIO SPRING TOUR 2014


The Elkas Band are excited to announce a run of shows in April 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my first solo record PARTY OF ONE. There will be LIMITED EDITION PARTY OF ONE VINYL available at the shows! Come find us and get yours!

If you are in Toronto, you can find us at the Dakota Tavern every Tuesday night in April with Special guests.

On April 1st, we will perform Party Of One in it’s entirety with Don Kerr and Doug Friesen, the Original Elkas Band.

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APRIL 2014 RUN OF SHOWS SURROUNDING SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


The Elkas Band will be doing a run of shows throughout April 2014, including a special residency at the DAKOTA TAVERN TUESDAY NIGHTS in Toronto.

This run of shows will be mostly in Ontario and will be to celebrate something special. Find out more soon!

 



LIGHT OF DAY HAMILTON WITH SAM ROBERTS BAND


I am beyond thrilled to announce that the most excellent SAM ROBERTS BAND will be headlining LIGHT OF DAY HAMILTON this year on April 12 at Hamilton Place, along with ELKAS BAND and Hamilton’s The Dinner Belles. Sam, James, Dave, Eric, and Josh have joined us in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease by generously donating their time. You should too! This is going to be a very special event in a wonderful venue. I can’t wait.

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