Flamingo Bay

It’s the story of another hardscrabble band out of the Hammer, nothing special there, for there are many. Flamingo Bay is a pretty damn hard rocking three piece, belying the rather tame sounding name. Comprised of Dillon Henningson, Kris Gies and Vince Rankin, the long traveled evolution of the band has settled on the formula for making their own brand of northern swamp rock.

Having recorded their debut album at Porcelain Records in Hamilton, the 9 song LOCO PONY is full bore and full value. Always ready to play and be heard, the sound of earnest blue collar rock n roll will always find an audience, certainly in a place like Hamilton.
Stopping by on a summers night, the guys in Flamingo Bay play acoustic, spin a few tunes and ride the buzz at Barber Shop Podcast





Troy Harmer and the Persuaders

Right around that magic age of 12 or 13, Troy Harmer fell hard for the sound of the electric guitar and the creation of music. Living, breathing music that sprung from fingers and mouths, not from the television or radio was the music environment that quickly saw the love of rock guitar lead to the honest strut of the great bluesmen in our past and present world. Writing original music and stretching his wings, Harmer melded the polished chops of a legitimate guitar slinger with a myriad of personal musical influences on 1999’s Troy Harmer and Infinity.  Focusing today more on the strong polish of a front running blues outfit, the combination of Harmer and  bassist Alyssa DuPuis and Steve Tomalty bring the confident groove of Freddie King, Robert Cray and Buddy Guy to bear on some of the most appealing original blues to ever come out of the Hammer.
Wrapping up production on their new CD – Born to Sing the Blues, Troy Harmer and the Persuaders drop by Barber Shop Podcast with an early copy to play as well as ripping up the joint with some searing live rockin blues and a treat for our fans.
The real deal, honest and goodness – every week at Barber Shop Podcast



Lee Baby Sims

Just when you think all your regulars are too bald to come by much anymore, and the young guns just don’t care – the door opens and in walks the future.Born from the fertile ground of Sauce Rocket, Porcelain Youth, Sebastian Paige and The Virginia Wolves and Gentlemen Spectres, the trio of Pete Moss, Scott Marsh and Adam Cannon were playing real gigs in real bands before they could drive. Bloodlines from The Florida Razors, tutelage from the Jennings, and many shows served to make them great players and now make Lee Baby Sims a legitimate Hamilton supergroup.

Funny, smart, and hot on the heels of their recording at Rattlebox North, the boys stop in for a late show and deliver six live performances in addition to world debuting their first single – Stick in the Mud – just for is here at Barber Shop Podcast.
These guys still have they new band smell, and boy-oh-boy, does it ever smell good.
Awesome goodness with Lee Baby Sims – at Barber Shop Podcast



Social Animals

Way, way back in the early days of the show – before the time of video, we had a couple names Bradbury and a bass player named Orange come in and tell us their typical story. Girl meets depressed ex-pat Aussie at Canadian house party and sparks ensue along with deportation and redemption. Busking to eat, doing odd jobs, the music was always there, when times were tough they were always together and  the dream never died. Songs that had soul and purpose grew into three demos and the attention of a few in the know, including producer Jordan Abraham. Both Abraham and drummer Dave Guild began turning a powerful folk duo into a rock band with texture and edge.Long hours and much passion went in, and what came out is electric. Pure, honest and so very real, Chris and Christa Bradbury have made a great record. Titled INNOMINATE, from the Latin word for no name, this 10 song effort does indeed speak for itself. Full of sweeping guitars and Christa’s signature vocals, INNOMINATE is Hamilton Gold.