Apr. 9/13 - Big show with "The Confederation" and Bill Toms - This is the big one folks. John is teaming up with an all-star band called The Confederation (Lynne Hanson, Anders Drerup [Claytones/ScissorKick], Dean Watson [Lure/The Thorns/Gallery Studios], and Breeze Smith [Campistas/Bushpilots]) for an evening at the venerable Irene's Pub in Ottawa. And to sweeten the pot even more, the opener will be Springsteen-produced Bill Toms from Pittsburgh! Miss this one at your peril! Friday, May 3rd, Irene's Pub (885 Bank St.). $10 cover.
Feb. 19/13 - Oh oh oh, you're gonna love The ALLAIRE SHOW - Check out the next few weeks in the poster below! Miss a week, miss a lot!
Feb. 14/13 - John's daughter Courtney wins Photo contest! - As mentioned on CKCU FM this morning, Courtney Allaire has won an international photo contest and will be going to California to work at the Youth Summit with Adobe. See the photo here!
Jan. 2/13 - The ALLAIRE SHOW Winter 2013 season starts up this Saturday - And it will feature Juno Award Winning Steve Marriner from MonkeyJunk! Check out the fantastic line-up below!
Nov. 15/12 - John opening for Juno Winners - It has just been announced that John will be opening for 2012 Juno Award winners MonkeyJunk at the famous Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, PQ on Saturday, Nov. 24/12. This will be a solo or duet show for John. Tickets are on sale here.
Nov. 14/12 - Campistas play New Years Eve Bash!
- Label Records and the Ashton Brewing Company are proudly presenting a New Years Eve Bash in Old Ottawa South! John and the Campistas will headline the show at Patty's Pub (1186 Bank St.) and will be joined by Ottawa Valley favourite, Terry McLeish. Tickets will go on sale this week at Patty's Pub, Quinn's Pub and through the Label Records web site. They will be $25 and are expected to sell out, so buy them soon and often!
Nov. 1/12 - Allaire signs to a new Label!
- John has signed on to the roster of Label Records! Label is a newer label (seeing how many times we can say "label" in one sentence) based in the nation's capital and is taking over all the duties that a full service label does, including management, bookings and promotions. Leaving Flat and Black Records after 25 years was a mutual decision and John is looking forward to business as usual in the future. All recordings are still available through John's e-store, and various physical locations across North America.
Oct. 4/12 - Valley favourite Terry McLeish to play two Mondays in October with John - Everyone's favourite Westmeathian, Terry McLeish, is coming into town for two shows at Annie and Clyde's this month. Oct. 15th and Oct 22, shows start at 8pm. Annie and Clyde's is the former Mexicali Rosas in the Glebe, 895 Bank St. There's no cover (there is a hat that's passed...) and the show ends at 10pm. See you there!
Sep. 4/12 - Guests for Fall Season of The ALLAIRE SHOW announced. - Here it is! For those not in the know, The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's Ale House is a singer/songwriter matinee series held weekly. It's from 3pm-5pm every Saturday at Quinn's (1070 Bank St. near Sunnyside in Ottawa) and feature John with a diferent songwriter each week! C'mon down and sing along! The Fall Season's guests are:
Sep. 22 - Tyler Kealey
Sep. 29 - Matt Chaffey
Oct. 6 - Ken Workman
Oct. 13- Al Wood
Oct. 20 - Jill Zmud
Oct. 27- Amanda Bon
Nov. 3 - Lynne Hanson
Nov. 10 - Brea Lawrenson
Nov. 17 - Michael Grier
Nov. 24 - Andrea Simms-Karp
Dec. 1 - Ray Harris
Dec. 8 - Tara Holloway
Aug. 5/12 - No Mountain Fourellas show this Monday. - Due to the Civic Holiday weekend on August 6th, the Mountain Fourellas show at Annie & Clydes will take a week off. See you Monday, August 13th!
July 5/12 - John plays Ottawa Bluesfest this Saturday! John will be taking part in the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest festivities this year. He will be playing the Rideau Centre Acoustic Stage on Saturday, July 7th at 12 noon! The Rideau Centre is at Rideau and Colonel By, and the stage is set up in the Eaton Court atrium. See you there!
June 8/12 - JA & the Campistas play WESTFEST in Ottawa this Sunday! - C'mon down to Westboro this Sunday and see the guys play WESTFEST, Ottawa's premiere FREE festival. They're on from 6pm-6:45pm. Rumour has it that John will be joining Tara Holloway for her set at 3pm and Tara will be jumping up on stage with John for a few songs during his set!
Apr. 30/12 - Last ALLAIRE SHOW of the season this Saturday! - C'mon down to Quinn's this Saturday at 3pm for the last ALLAIRE SHOW of the season! We're taking the Summer off, so this'll be it until the Fall! John's guest is ALLAIRE SHOW favourite Terry McLeish from the Pembroke area! C'mon down! 1070 Bank St. NO COVER!
Apr. 30/12 - Festival season is upon us! - After playing a wonderful JUNOFest in March, John and the gang are going to keep the ball rolling with a WESTFEST show in Ottawa's Westboro district on Sunday, June 10th at 6pm. Headliners that evening are Ottawa's own Cooper Brothers! John will be playing solo on Canada Day at the Mystical Music Festival in Lanark, ON. It's an evening show, just before the fireworks and campfires! And this just in... John will be taking part in the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest festivities this year. He will be playing the Rideau Centre Acoustic Stage on Saturday, July 7th at 12 noon! More festival dates to be announced in the coming days!
Apr. 22/12 - International award-winning songwriters bring tour to Shaika Café in Montreal and the Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa -
The Shaika Café in Montreal and the Elmdale in Ottawa will be rife with musical storytelling and and folky rock rhythms on Thursday, April 26 (Montreal) and Friday, April 27th (Ottawa). That’s when John Allaire (from Ottawa) and Tom Breiding (from West Virginia, USA) will join forces for an evening of original music and stories from the road.
Tom Breiding has been honing his singing, guitar playing and songwriting talents since the early 1980s, from his hometown of Wheeling W.Va., to his current residence in Pittsburgh, and points in between. One of Western Pennsylvania's most diverse, prolific, and longest-serving entertainers, he's played in working bands for twenty-five years continuously, served on the staff of a major Nashville publishing company, and has released seven of his own albums since 1991. Tom has carved a niche as a chronicler of small town America. His songs are poignant and affecting, and he delivers them with total conviction.
Voted Pittsburgh's Best Acoustic Performer of 2000 at CitySearch, Tom was asked to fill more opening spots than any other artist at Rosebud, once one of Pittsburgh's premier live venues. His extensive experience as a performer includes several sold out shows broadcast to national radio audiences at Jamboree USA in West Virginia, performances in the round and featured writer nights at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and yearly performances at the beautiful Oglebay Park Amphitheater in Wheeling. Tom has appeared on countless television and radio programs and continues to perform regularly in clubs and at festivals throughout the Pittsburgh region.
Apr. 11/12 - The Mountain Fourellas begin residency show in the Glebe! - "Annie & Clyde's Smokehouse" to host weekly music show!
"Annie and Clyde's" once the mighty flagship location for "Mexicali Rosa's" is turning on the Southern BBQ charm and bringing a Monday night show to the Glebe.
Starting April 16th, every Monday, The Mountain Fourellas will host "The Fourellas and Friends" music show.
OK, so who are the Mountain Fourellas??? They are a new band fronted by the songwriting team of John Allaire and Tara Holloway. The Fourellas project began about a year ago when Allaire and Holloway joined writing forces and started churning out original songs with a unique blend of their own styles, fused with an indie-folk and Southern flair.
The result is an album that is just about finished. The album is expected to be released late Summer with a Fall tour in tow.
But in the meantime, Allaire and Holloway have decided to hone their act and give audiences not only a sneak-peek at the new band, but also at varoius guest musicians and songwriters from around the region who will be joining them on an ad hoc basis throughout the series.
The show is free and the restaurant will feature different food specials throughout the residency.
(Donations and merch purchases are encouraged)
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