One of our favourite songwriters – Dennis Ellsworth, and his PEI musician pals The Fabulously Rich – have put together a special night of Tragically Hip tunes to aid Gord Downie‘s Wenjack Fund. They’ll be bringing their act to The Carleton for a great night of rock’n’roll on Friday, August 11th. Show time is 10 PM and admission is $12 advanced or $15 at the door.
The Fabulously Rich is a live tribute to The Tragically Hip. The band formed in 2016 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The idea came about when the news broke that Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The original idea was to reunite a group of old friends, who began their music careers in a high school rock n roll band known as Adam’s Eve and present a tribute to one of the bands they all loved, and most frequently covered in their sets. When only 4 of the 5 members could participate, the band recruited TJ Lewis to round out the line up.
The Fabulously Rich has come together to pay tribute to this monumental Canadian band, while at the same time, helping to raise money for the Downie Wenjack fund, making donations for each show they play.
Dennis Ellsworth – Lead vocals, guitar
Mike Montigny – Bass
Trevor Campbell – Lead guitar
TJ Lewis – Rhythm guitar
Greg Stapleton – Drums, backing vocals