Past Shows

Le Trio John Dapaah Trio


DECEMBER 11, 2022

4PM – 6PM

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On December 11, you won’t want to miss the John Dapaah Trio and their highly popular “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas “show. The trio along with vocalists Michael Curtis Hana and Roxanne Goodman will perform traditional Christmas standards and Dapaah mixes in some special classical twists and bluesy elements to create a unique musical blend.

Spectacles des fêtes de Jim Bryson - Jim Bryson Holiday Show

Jim Bryson Holiday Show

December 10, 2022

7:30PM – 10PM

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The very best way to celebrate this upcoming holiday season is amongst friends and with live music! Please join us and our pal Jim Bryson in a most special holiday concert in the warm and cozy converted church in lovely Old Chelsea in the Gatineau Hills.

Floyd Hutchinson Quintet


november 20, 2022


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Floyd is loved for his rich, melodic voice, and easygoing charm. His vocal power allows him to interpret all nuances and subtleties of the songs he sings and his quartet of seasoned musicians completes the unique style of his shows that slide from jazz to blues.

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november 12, 2022

7:30PM – 10:30PM

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Ottawa born music sensation, Angelique Francis has a powerhouse voice and astonishing musical ability. She first took to the stage at age 7. By age 13 years she was making her American national television debut on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. By age 13 she was proficient in playing other instruments such as the acoustic guitar, upright Bass, electric guitar and electric bass and by age 14 she was playing at music festivals across North America opening for a variety of acts such as Beth Hart, Trooper and Shameka Copeland. In March of 2022 she released her most recent album “Long River”. The record weaves through a variety of styles from Blues to Soul and Classic R&B.

Angelique’s soulful smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, to which she adds a modern twist. She is a highly sought-after musician who was a feature act at the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea festival, Sighisoara Blues Festival (Romania) Massey Hall Women’s Blues Revue, Montreal Jazz Festival, Mariposa Folk Fest, Ottawa Jazz festival, and Ottawa Blues Festival.

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Ian Tamblyn in concert

november 5, 2022


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Over the past few months I have been gleaning material from my catalogue of songs to arrive at a retrospective of sorts. After forty- five recordings I thought it was time. As well, I have been offered to present a “best of” collection on vinyl which is both exciting and challenging. So far I have winnowed the collection down to about twenty- five songs. I hope to present many of these songs at Le Fab on Mill Road, Chelsea on November 5th.These songs will span some fifty years of songwriting from my early recordings in the 1970’s to the present time. There will be new songs too! As some of you will know, many of these songs were written in and about remote and stunning parts of the country. I hope to augment some of these songs with accompanying images from the Arctic, Torngat Mountains, North Shore Superior and North West coast of British Columbia.Though I have been playing in and around Chelsea for almost fifty years it may come as surprise to people that this concert at Le Fab will be my first full solo concert in all that time. I look forward to the opportunity to present this evening.

Ian Tamblyn

Close to home - Neville Wells, Frank Koller, and Maureen Young

Neville Wells, Frank Koller and Maureen Young

October 28, 2022

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CLOSE to HOME is Neville Wells’ creation, based on a lifetime in country music … a celebration of songs written by performers, including himself, from across the Ottawa Valley.

Neville Wells is an icon in the Canadian country music scene, with more than seven decades of performance . His latest creation “Close to Home” is a celebration of songs written by performers, including himself, from across the Ottawa Valley. He will be joined on stage with acclaimed Ottawa guitarist, Frank Koller and pianist Maureen Young, a well- known piano player and member of the house band for the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.

“One of Canada’s most accomplished country music artists,” Neville has been performing in Canada for more than 7 decades. In 1984, he was named Person of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association and inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017.
Born in Newfoundland, Neville was raised in Ompah, Ontario. In the 1960s, while studying Spanish literature at Carleton University, Neville was at the heart of the folk music explosion in Ottawa, centred around the famed coffee house Le Hibou. He was in bands with his friends Sneezy Waters, Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen and Bill Hawkins; as the Children, they opened for the Rolling Stones in 1965.
Through the decades, Neville’s songs have been recorded by a wide variety of Canadian country musicians. He’s been in countless country and bluegrass bands, most recently as co-lead singer of One More Last Chance, an Ottawa 8-piece traditional country music band.

Frank Koller …. has been playing guitar since he stole his cousin’s battered acoustic in 1962. A decade later, after years studying engineering, Frank began playing full-time: his first professional gig was with Neville and Sneezy Waters.

Frank became an acclaimed guitarist (“session-musician extraordinaire” said the Globe and Mail) for many Canadian and international performers including David Wiffen, Ian Tamblyn, Colleen Peterson, Anne Murray, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink, Bobby Vee and Roy Rogers. For three years, he was music director of the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. His 1980 pop-jazz LP Single Malt won rave reviews across Canada.

Distracted by journalism for three decades, Frank was a foreign correspondent for CBC News, reporting on the Tienanmen Square protests in China, the fall of dictators in Asia and New York City on 9/11. He wrote an acclaimed book on labour economics.

After a chance meeting with Neville 6 years ago, Frank is happily back playing country music. Frank was the founder of One More Last Chance, an 8-piece country band featuring Neville and other fabulous Ottawa musicians: sadly, a casualty of the pandemic.

Frank did not steal another guitar to begin playing again.

Maureen Young is a well- known piano player and member of the house band for the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.

Maureen grew up in a musical family; studying classical music and learning to sing harmony from her mother while playing by ear in her father’s country & western band across the Niagara Peninsula. At 15, Maureen was hired to play dinner music at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto.

Over the years, Maureen has played for many Ottawa Valley musicians as well as for international performers such as Stonewall Jackson, Marty Haggard and Georgette Jones.

A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Maureen has taught more than a thousand students, many in Carleton Place, where she continues to teach.

Close to home - Neville Wells, Frank Koller, and Maureen Young

Regina & Friends
“An Afternoon in Rio”

Take a trip to Rio with Regina Texiera, a singer and percussionist who brings the music of her homeland Brazil to life with her quintet of top notch musicians. Her voice is rich and soulful and her rhythms come straight from her heart to yours.

At the age of 17, she was already singing with a popular samba orchestra and she has imported her passion for Brazilian music to Canada. She hosts annual Brazilian carnivals and is a popular guest on radio and television.

Regina Teixiera – vocals, Ginny Simonds – piano, Rob Martin – guitar, Sylvio Modolo – Bass Jasmin Lalande – saxes and flute, Manual Andrea Navarro – drums

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Music @Mill Road
and La Fab Sur Mill Concert
Tragedy Ann & Basset

Tuesday MAY 17 2022
SHOW: 7PM to 10PM

Tragedy Ann and Basset, a pair of Ontario-based folk duos, are emerging from the pandemic together to facilitate intimate musical gatherings between Ontario and the Maritimes. They will be intertwining their songs to present a harmony-ridden night of storytelling, transporting listeners to beekeeper’s fields, haunted second-hand store basements, the shores of the Adriatic Sea, and to their hometown communities. Tragedy Ann and Basset’s music answers the call for deeper connection with each other and with the natural world.

Presenting new music recorded during a time of isolation, these concerts will be celebrations of resilience, vulnerability, and community.

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Madre Tierra
Claudia Salguero and friends

May 7, 2022
SHOW: 7:30PM to 10:30PM

Experience the sultry voice of Claudia Salguero and her upbeat, Latin jazz band as they take you on a romantic, musical journey to the remote corners of the Americas. Claudia is singing from her roots as a Colombian born, Chelsea-based musical and visual artist. She has woven together this intimate evening of songs, stories, and rhythms with sounds of Argentinian tango, Colombian cumbia, Cuban and Mexican bolero and more.

Claudia’s popular, pre-pandemic show Madre Tierra, played to sold out audiences at the NAC 4th Stage, and now she’s back with her top-notch musicians: Ken Seeley on bass, Sylvio Modolo on piano, guitar, Juan-Luis Vasquez on percussion, Jasmin Laland on sax and flute, and Yzzy Martinez on guitar.

The Last of Romantics

The Last of the Romantics

April 29  2022
SHOW: 7:30 to 9PM

This concert will explore melancholic and sensuous pieces.

This exciting classical duo has been performing since meeting at university. They endear themselves to audiences with their spontaneity, and their non-traditional programs. This concert will explore melancholic, sensuous pieces alongside ethereal songs of impressionist and expressive temperament.

Jazz à l'Internationale

Jazz à l’internationale

april 8  2022
SHOW: 7:30 to 9:30 PM

Go on a world tour of the multicultural roots of the jazz standards repertoire, through stories and songs. The sounds of Brazilian bossa Nova, Manouche swing, Cuban and Mexican boleros, Haïtian and Tanzanian folk music, and Argentinian tango will be brought to life by singer Samantha Christ François and violinist Laura Nerenberg, Ann Downey on bass, José Monchito on drums, and, on piano, Karl Nerenberg, who will also share stories about the music and its creators.

Music is the best medicine

Music is a good doctor
Carol Wiebe and Fraser Rubens

20 March 2022
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Experience the power of music to influence the course of life with Wakefield pianist and physician Carol Wiebe and singer and heart surgeon Fraser Rubens as they cross classical music and science to explore the connections between music, science and health.

Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Radical Connections, a new organization dedicated to using healing with the arts to improve care and strengthen communities by bringing artists and people together in health care.

The Planets in Black and White

THE PLANETs in black and white

MARCH 11, 2022
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Planets, by Gustav Holst, is undoubtedly one of the most famous classic pieces thanks to the film. Star Wars (Star Wars). Ottawa’s incredible Octavian duo — pianists Carson Becke and Suren Barry — will perform their original arrangement of the suite for two pianos that uses all the sounds of both keyboards giving the illusion of a symphony orchestra. At the heart of this performance is a Steinway grand piano, sponsored by the Steinway Piano Gallery in Ottawa. Pianists will also perform Claude Debussy’s unique piano work, En blanc et noir.


Floyd Hutchison quintet

February 27, 2022
SHOW: 4PM to 6PM

Police officer by day and soulful jazz vocalist by night, or afternoon, Floyd is known for his rich, melodic voice, engaging stage presence, and easygoing charm, Floyd has impressed audiences. His warmth, sensitivity and vocal power allows him to interpret all nuances and subtleties of the songs he sings. His vocal style reflects his admiration for great jazz standard singers of past and present including Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Cécile McLorin Salvant.

To complement his unique sound, Floyd has assembled an impressive posse of seasoned musicians. The outstanding musical direction, David R. Miller also commands the keys. He is joined by other quartet members, Ken Sealy with his deep-seated groove on electric bass, the always exciting Lu Frattaroli on drums and accomplished composer and guitarist, Sean Duhaime.

Music is the best medicine

Carissa Klopoushak AND Carson Becke

FEBRUARY 20, 2022

These two extraordinary musicians will present a deeply intimate and atmospheric chamber music concert featuring music by Robert Schumann and Rebecca Clarke. Carissa Klopoushak, a dynamic and fluid musician who was recently appointed artistic director of Ottawa Chamberfest, will play alongside pianist Carson Becke. The program will end with Schumann’s spectacular Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, a tour-de-force for both the violin and the piano.

John Dapaah Trio and
Michael Curtis Hanna

December 12 2021
4 PM to 6 PM

Don’t miss the very popular “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” concert by the John Dapaah Trio. The trio of classical and jazz pianist John Kofi Dapaah, along with drummer Jamie Holmes, bassist JP Lapensée and vocalists Michael Curtis Hana and Daphne Richardson, performs traditional Christmas standards. Dapaah adds classical touches and blues elements to create a unique musical blend.

jim Bryson Holiday Show

Jim Bryson Holiday Show (SOLD OUT)

Thursday December 16, 2021
SHOW: 7:30PM

The very best way to celebrate this upcoming holiday season is amongst friends and with live music! Please join us and our pal Jim Bryson in a most special holiday concert in the warm and cozy converted church in lovely Old Chelsea in the Gatineau Hills.

Silent Winters - image of two musicians sitting on a sofa with white background


December 18 2021
SHOW 2:30 PM

Silent Winters claims its creative heritage in such acts as Simon & Garfunkel, The Milk Carton Kids and Fleetwood Mac, while treading fresh musical tracks with crystal-clear harmonies and tender, poetic storytelling. They were 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Ensemble of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.