SOLD OUT: Pop Academy Showcase: Rock Bands, Songwriters and Glee Club

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  • December 16, 2023
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A full slate of young performers from the Joyful Sounds Music Studio appear at The Carleton to showcase their talents on Saturday, December 16th. Live music gets underway at 5:30 PM and tickets are only $10 + HST. The kids are alright, come out to see them!

Blush Catastrophe is an 8-piece Canadian Pop band from Fall River, Nova Scotia. The band formed in 2023 from a collection of bashful teens who met at Joyful Sounds Music Studio and who all just couldn’t get enough of their favourite music. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses hard-hitting grooves and dry humour with creative guitar solos and impeccable attire that will make you want to float away on a dream cloud. Beautiful harmonies from Chloe Sampson and Haedyn Currie‘s vocals blend with guitar solos from Devon Gomes, Matt Fost, and Rachel MacCarthy. Blair Rhindress‘ keyboards and Reece Flynn‘s violin fill out the wall of sound, and Dylan Bolton‘s masterful drums keep pushing the music to new heights.

Hey there, music enthusiasts! Meet Blue Willow, the quintessence of a melancholy rock band that can make your heart skip a beat. Celebrated by the esteemed Joyful Sounds Music Studio, we’ve been called “sincere,” “hopeful,” and holders of beautifully tormented souls. We take pride in wearing our emotions on our sleeves… and our guitars. Think of us as your personal music medicine, the cure for your melancholic cravings. Blue Willow is McKenna Dickson: Strumming strings and belting tunes like nobody’s business. Sylvie Aulenback: Tickling those ivories and hitting all the right notes. Tess Tuttle: Keeping the rhythm and smashing the beats with killer drumming skills. Mack Belfield: Master of both strings and lyrics, igniting musical fire with every strum. Kye Lerman: Uniting guitar chords that give life to harmonious melodies. Kayleigh Monette: Serenading souls with angelic vocals and captivating piano. Chantal Couillard: Holding down the fort with the grooviest bass lines on the block.

Joyful Sounds Music Studio:  In June of 2011, Joyful Sounds Music Studio was born in Fall River, Nova Scotia. The studio has continued to grow year after year, offering Kindermusik classes, private lessons in many instruments, group classes for rock bands, songwriters, theory, glee club, and more. Director Louise MacDonald and her team have maintained Kindermusik Top Program status every year since 2007, thanks to the tremendous support of the surrounding communities.