Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s 9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.
In 2008 the Campbell Brothers were asked to perform on the new “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron McLean quoted “Mudmen we love em”. This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour, PBS special/DVD, and a performance at the Canadian Country Music awards with Johnny Reid.
The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed and shook hands with the Queen televised, performed at the Edmonton Oilers & Calgary Flames home opening game ceremonies on CBC, Guested on The MacKenzie Brothers 24 Anniversary CBC, and performed at The ’84 Oiler’s Stanley Cup Gala Re-Union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, Red Ryder, and full team present .
With over 2500 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.
The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old with career highlights such as 12 Canada Walk of Fame Ceremonies, the Leaf & Bruins Game at The ACC, opening performance for ZZ Top & The Guess Who, over 40 cross Canada Tours, festival dates in America & Europe and a performance at TSN’s “For the Love of The Game” Canadian gold ring presentation with Sidney Crosby.
The Mudmen have 9 studio recordings and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in March of 2018.
Hotel California – The Original Tribute To The Eagles
When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them, and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.
Today Hotel California continues to tour internationally, and their stage show has evolved into one of the most impressive and popular productions on the North American soft-seat and festival circuits. Featuring original members within their strongest lineup to date, the band is enjoying what they do today more than ever – and it sure sounds like it! It won’t take you long to hear why legions of Eagles fans come back to see them time after time, and the top venues & festivals have them back again and again. The easy-going warmth that comes from the band onstage exemplifies the Southern California sound of the 1970’s. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet! Close your eyes and you’re right back there…
For any band to continually exceed such high expectations this deep into their career, and remain at the top of their field for as long as Hotel California have, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. That’s why when top talent buyers need the proven, absolute highest quality Eagles show in the world, they book the original Hotel California year after year. – Steve Birnstihl, CTA Tributes
The members of Hotel California have also performed in many other touring bands, such as The Guess Who, April Wine, Glass Tiger, Coney Hatch, and Foot In Cold Water.
Fans of Sweet Home Alabama, Freebird and all the great Lynyrd Skynyrd hits in between are loving our tribute band. Our sound is true to the seventies southern rock genre and is a show band guaranteed to get you rockin the dance floor!
Here’s what Mark Basile said about SNS Canada.
Mark Basile plays with Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash survivors, Artimus Pyle (Drummer), Ed King (Guitar player), Leslie Hawkins (Honkette) and the late JoJo Billingsley (Honkette). Mark also was a fill in guitar player for Gary Rossington when Gary was hospitalized in the 70’s during a tour. “I watched the demo video and have to tell you that its RARE a Skynyrd Tribute band actually captures that “space” between notes, so when I say “clean” its probably the highest form of compliment I can give you. Can see that you guys concentrate on the music, as it should be, and “spaces” are awesome!!!! To many “tribute” bands sonically just don’t cut it – you guys do! Congrats!”
Harlequin has been in existence since the mid seventies and began their recording careers in New York at The Record Plant with Jack Douglas, legendary producer of John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Blue Öyster Cult, The New York Dolls and Patti Smith to name a few.
They have toured across North and South America to great reviews and appreciative fans.
They still enjoy major airplay on the radio and are featured prominently in many a classic rocker’s music collection.
If you’ve never seen a Harlequin show you owe it to yourself to see why they are still around after more than three decades.
The 2017 Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival is sponsored by David Whysall Fireworks.
For a demo of their amazing work, visit https://vimeo.com/119782432