Elissa Mielke - Piano, VOX
Cuff The Duke, Lowest Of The Low Members In New Documentary
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Cuff The Duke's Wayne Petti and former Lowest Of The Low members Ron Hawkins and Stephen Stanley are...Cuff The Duke's Wayne Petti and former Lowest Of The Low members Ron Hawkins and Stephen Stanley are among five musicians that are the focus of the new Born 2 It documentary.
The film, which also features Alun Piggins and singer/songwriter Elissa Mielke, will premiere Nov. 8 at Toronto's Royal Theatre. Born 2 It screens at 7:15 p.m. that day, and you can buy tickets for $11.50 through victimlesscapitalism.com.
Born 2 It took two years to make and follows all five musicians "at various stages of their careers, and the roads they travel to sustain their artistic existence."
Roger's Spring Music Festival '09
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From May 7th to May 10th, 2009 was the seventh annual “Rogers Spring Music Festival”. ...From May 7th to May 10th, 2009 was the seventh annual “Rogers Spring Music Festival”. More than 30 bands came from all across North America and rocked the city of Hamilton, Ontario. Some of the bands that stood out at this year’s festival include: Static Cycle, Chris Koster, Dame, Ghosthouse, Fairchild, Tyler Schwende Band, Jojeto, Mach 22, Elissa Mielke, Melissa Bel and Famous to name a few...
Born to It Premiere
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...I also got to fall in love with three new artists. I had heard of Cuff the Duke and the Morganfie......I also got to fall in love with three new artists. I had heard of Cuff the Duke and the Morganfields, but never heard any of their stuff. Now I know what talented songwriters Alun and Wayne are and I'm adding them to the short list of artists I will be following and adding to my music collection. And, not to take away from anyone else on the stage, but Elissa is absolutely outstanding. I'm not sure I've seen that much talent in someone of that age in a long time. She's creative, energetic, pretty and talented beyond belief. She has the luxury of having the career of her choosing ahead of her. I hope she chooses wisely. To put it in perspective, I will get chills when Ron sings certain songs. They just affect me like that. When Elissa sang last night, it was as if nothing else existed. When she was done her songs, I could barely mutter the "wow" that I was feeling...
Born To It
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... My favorite part of the evening was what happened after the screening of the film. The lights di...... My favorite part of the evening was what happened after the screening of the film. The lights dimmed for a second time, the curtain came up and instead of seeing a screen the audience was pleasantly surprised to find four guitars, one piano and five amazing voices coming together as one joined group of people there simply to entertain. The candid humor between the five artists was so much fun and although they maintained their individuality through playing a couple songs each, the group as a whole seemed at points as if they had been playing together for years (this is probably best accredited to Hawkins and Stanley who have been playing together for over 30 years). Last minute notes: **Elissa Mielke’s “How”, which she performed live after the screening was the most powerful song I’ve heard in years, and is a testament to the talent of the young artist (she’s only 19). I believe that once she gets a firm grip on her voice, which at times seemed too powerful for the unassuming unvaryingly positive blonde, she will without a doubt move people to change the way they think about their lives.
Hamilton Music Notes, Sept.17
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“We expect a party,” says [Max] Wray. “The people that I booked are the people I’ve loved t...“We expect a party,” says [Max] Wray. “The people that I booked are the people I’ve loved to watch because they’ll go up and do different things every night. Elissa just drips personality; I mean, she might write a sensitive song, like we all do, but it’s all about enjoying the moment, getting people up dancing as much as we can and having people sing on other people’s stuff that maybe they haven’t tried. We like keeping it open and fun, that’s really the vein of the stuff I’ve always liked to do, and the shows that I book are exactly in the same vein. We just want people to have fun, dancing and singing along, anything we can get, we’re just looking for fun. The singer/songwriter is pegged a lot into the dreary I’m–going–to–sing–about–my–ex–girlfriend and cry and whine about my life but this is not about that. This is not a Friday night of sadness but of fun.” A Live CD Recording featuring performances by Max Wray, Carm Milioto, Elissa Mielke, Matthew De Zoete and many more happens this Friday September 18 at Club Absinthe.
Night 5 of the Guelph Singer / Songwriter Contest
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Photos from the fifth night of our on going singer / songwriter contest held in Guelph, Ontario. Aga...Photos from the fifth night of our on going singer / songwriter contest held in Guelph, Ontario. Again the talent was unbelievable, thank you to all the musicians that performed, and a big congratulations to Elissa Mielke for winning this round. The finals are coming quickly and we've got $1000 cash, studio time, and new instruments, and a slew of other prizes all up for grabs. Thank you again to everyone who cam out to support the contest and the musicians. We still have four more Tuesdays then the finals. So come on out to Wally's Pub starting at 9 to hear some amazing music and have few drinks. We record both audio and video copies of the show you can check them out by subscribing to Aralie Radio which is our podcast feed, or by checking out our Youtube channel. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel your name gets entered into win 1 of 2 iPod touches we are giving at the end of February.
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