Mar. 26, 2014 - Campistas to play RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - John Allaire and the Campistas will be playing the 20th anniversary edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest on July 12th. Time and stage to be announced. This will be Allaire's 5th Bluesfest appearance in seven years! Get your tickets here!
Mar. 26, 2014 - ALLAIRE SHOW keeps the talent a-comin'! - Here's the next few weeks at The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's 1070 Bank ST. 3pm-5pm each Saturday. Please arrive early so you can get in!!
Mar. 14, 2014 - Back in the studio - In between live appearances at festivals this Spring and Summer, John will be finishing off his 9th solo offering in the studio, with a projected late Spring/early Summer release. Regulars at The ALLAIRE SHOW have heard many on the new tracks in a live setting already. This one promises to be a true solo release, with minimal backing musician. Stay tuned!
Jan. 30, 2014 - One of John's favourite authors has just published his latest book "The Smart Aleck Chronicles III". Previous Chronicles have had occasion to mention John in an anecdote or two...
"The original Smart Aleck Chronicles was published to little, if any notice in 2007. This was followed five years later with the release of a second volume. As noted in the prefaces to both these collections, their intended purpose was to present to readers a series of literary entertainments on a range of issues, activities, personalities and phenomena. In this, the third volume, these observations and commentaries continue, combined once again with short works of fiction. The author hopes, as he did with respect to the two previous volumes, that this edition is faithful to the lofty standards and possible amusements of those books."
Check it out here!
Jan. 13, 2014 - Amazing guests at The ALLAIRE SHOW in 2014!
As most of you 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!
Here is the fantasic list of performers coming up this Winter/Spring! Miss a week, miss a lot!!!
Jan 18 - Al Wood
Jan 25 - RW Haller
Feb 1 - Steve Marriner (JUNO Award winner!)
Feb 8 - Marc and Curtis (Still Winter Hills)
Feb 15 - Kim Koren (from Hamilton)
Feb 22 - Shannon Rose
Mar 1 - Karyn Ellis (from Toronto)
Mar 8 - Ryan Cook (ECMA nominee from Nova Scotia)
Mar 15 - Lynne Hanson (her birthday party!)
Mar 22 - Tony D (JUNO Award winner!)
Mar. 29 - Shawn Tavenier (Silver Creek)
Apr 5 - Michael and Brennan (Tilda)
Apr 12 - Patsy and Lefty (Ninety Pounds of Ugly)
Apr 19 - John Carroll (Easter Extravaganzy!!! Hop hop)
Apr 26 - Terry McLeish (from Pembroke-ish)
May 3 - Tyler Kealey
May 10 - Annual hot dog eating contest and Jam session (bring your instrument and play!)
May 17 - Andrea Simms-Karp
Woohoo! Get there early! Sponsored by the Ashton Brewing Company. Next time your server goes by, don't forget to say "Hey! I'll have and Ashton!"
Jan. 11, 2014 - Get yer new album here!
John has been collaborating with other songwriters for over 3 years. Through discussions with colleagues, he has decided to lead an initiative called "Songwriters for the Community". Annual events like the one in November will be created in support of local charitable organizations.
What was really special was the duet album that came out of the project!
John co-wrote, arranged and recorded songs with each one of the participants in the event. The CD, called Peace, Love and Understanding, Vol. 1, was released under the name John Allaire & the Confederation! It was officially released on November 21st at the Mayfair. This series of duets is brought to you by Allaire Show Productions and is out on Flat and Black Records! BUY IT HERE!!!
Jan. 10, 2014 - Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2014 will be amazing!
Well, WOW! The "Songwriters for the Community" show that John Allaire and the Confederation put on in November was truly inspiring! With the help from musicians Shawn Tavenier, Ken Workman, John Carroll, Shannon Rose, Jeff Tanguay, Lynne Hanson, Terry McLeish, Jill Zmud, Andrea Simms-Karp and Al Wood, the Mayfair Theatre was rockin', all in support of the Heart Institute Foundation! Thank you to the 200-or-so people who packed into the theatre and a HUGE thanks to the volunteers, to the hosts CBC's Stu Mills and CKCU's David Yazbeck, sponsors and the ABC Brewing Co.