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Special Event

Sunday September 27th The Trio of Wayne DeAdder, Shawn Abedin & Myself, will be recording our set at Marquee steakhouse & Piano Lounge. Doors open at 7pm.

$20 gets you in and insures a copy of the recording. We are only going to be doing a very limited run of CD’s, so chances are, if you aren’t there you won’t get one.

Our good friend Chris Snow from Crow’s Nest Studio will be at the helm.

Our gracious host Chef Serdjo will be putting out some tasty tasty finger foods and there will be a cash bar as the restaurant is closed for this event.

So, if you want to be there email brantonmike@gmail.com or message me on Facebook/ Mike Branton

We hope to see you at this first of many intimate and unique concerts we will be producing this coming year.  Thanks for your support,

Mike


Friday Night’s in Bronte

Every Friday night at Bronte’s Sports Kitchen a combination of: Wayne DeAdder, Dale Roossien & I are laying down some form of Boogie. From 8-12. Food is great! Staff is Awesome!

Corner of Speers Rd. & Bronte Rd. In Brawny.


Winter…


Fall 2013

A busy Fall season ahead. Some new gigs and old gigs with new times.

Our weekly Wednesday at Rad Bros in Milton has been moved to Saturday afternoons & we’ll get ‘er going  Saturday November 2nd at 2:30.

Wayne DeAdder and I are playing with one of our favourite drummers EVER! Mr.Al Cross will be on the kit at The Blues Studio, Ancaster October 22nd at 8.

Our special guest is Michael Pickett.com http://thebluesstudio.com/

Plus: Every other Thursday at Marquee steakhouse and Piano Lounge Oct.24

 


July and beyond

It’s been a great Summer so far. Stu Heydon has come and gone back to California. We did a few shows in Southern Ontario, had some great jams, good laughs, and sold a few cds. It’s always great to see my friend and all of the people that come out to a Stu show when he’s in town.

A few things happening in the next week and a half:

This Saturday July 20th I return to The Old Winery in Niagara on the Lake to play with my buddies in the Niagara Rhythm Section from 9-1

The trio (Shawn Abedin& Wayne DeAdder) will be starting a regular Wednesday July 24th w/ our friend Gary White (Guitar) at Rad Brothers 550 Ontario St. Milton. http://theradbrothers.com/

It will run from 8-12 and we’ll be featuring guests, our first  is Greg Brisco (Keys& Vocals) from the Hammer.

On July 25th I’ll be at Fitzy’s in Barrie w/ my buddy Robin Munro (Bass) and Whitey Glan (Drums) http://www.fitzyscrabshack.com/

Hope to see you!

Mike.

 

 


Summer 2013

Summer dates are coming in. Stu Heydon will be in Ontario supporting his new CD “Devil Had His Day” Available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stuheydon4

or at one of the shows.

I’ll be doing a solo show at The Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival on Father’s Day June 16 at 12:30pm-1:30.


Winter 2013

Happy New Year!

The Trio: Wayne DeAdder, Shawn Abedin & myself are on a hiatus from our weekly Saturday afternoon. Thursday nights at Less Than Level are getting better every week.

I have put up some new video for anyone who may be looking for a fix on YouTube and will be giving a little sample from some recent ‘studio’ recordings soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bE9t-sI14 Here is our version of Arthur Crudup’s ‘That’s Alright, Mama”


Weekly Gigs

Every Thursday I’m solo at Less Than Level. 381 Kerr st. Oakville from 9:30-12:30

Every Saturday w/ The trio. Wayne Deadder(Bass) Shawn Abedin (Drums) @Southside Cottage Grill 234 Lakeshore Rd.E.Oakville 4:30-7pm


October.

Looking forward to the Fitzy’s Crabshack show in Barrie Oct. 14th.  The trio w/ Wayne Deadder (Bass) & Shawn Abedin (Drums) is playing as part of the Sunday Blues series put on by Barrie Jazz & Blues organizer Robin Munro. It’s an early start 2-5pm.

Saturday Oct.20th I’ll be a guest with The Niagara Rhythm Section at The old Winery 9-1.

Tuesday the 23rd I’ll be playing with Prakash and Jordan John at The Coach and Lantern in Ancaster.

Saturday the 27th The trio is playing on Kerr St. in Oakville at 1pm along with many other local groups for the Kerr st BIA.


The Fitzy’s gig in Barrie has been moved to October 14th. We hope to see you there.


July 2012

I had a great time with my friend Stu Heydon and his blues band down in Monterey, Cal at The Monterey Bay Blues Festival. Met some great people and had one heck of a show. Check out some of Stu’s music here http://www.youtube.com/user/stuheydon/videos

We are happy to be a part o this year’s Downtown Oakville Midnight Madness street festival July 20th. We will be at the corner of Lakeshore Rd.E. & Allan St from 7-Midnight. Come say Hi!


Summer 2012

Well, it goes like this…

WBRB R.I.P. 2010-2012.

I am grateful to the people that supported the group and tried, to help get this band off the ground.

My thanks to those of you that came out to see us play, and send notes on the internet, and the few reviewers that could wrap their head around the stupid name we gave ourselves, to give us a boost.

Fans of great drummers should check out www.jimmyboudreau.com Jimmy is truly great. Thank you Jimmy.

Lots of stuff happening this Summer. Check the dates section.

The trio w/ Wayne Deadder @wdeadder(twitter) and Shawn Abedin is still doing it’s Saturday in Oakville. I am still belting ‘em out at Less Than Level on Thursdays, with more good stuff to come.

Onward and upward friends,

Mike

 


Spring 2012

Here’s what’s happening this Spring.

Thursday nights I’m playing solo at Less Than Level on Kerr St. in Oakville from 8-11

Saturday afternoon w/ Wayne Deadder and Shawn Abedin  is holding strong at Southside Cottage Grill. 234 Lakeshore Rd.E Oakville 4-7.

On the 8th I’ll be playing with Jack de Keyzer and his band at Stonewalls 339 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON. 4-8pm.

WBRB has been working up some new material in the studio,and will be playing on the 7th of April in Kitchener at Fat Cats on Hazelglen at 9pm. see www.wbrbband.com for updates

Follow me on Twitter @mikebranton

@wbrbband


Fall 2011

Many exciting things in the works…  Starting with a new Saturday afternoon gig for Wayne, Shawn & myself.  4-7 at The Southside Cottage Grill in Downtown Oakville. Check out their menu and drink specials here http://www.southsidecottagegrill.com/php/page.php?page=index.php


Summertime Blues

Well, another beautiful Canadian Summer is upon us and I am hitting the road with some old friends and managing to keep local gigs going as well.  See: Dates

Here’s to a great summer!!!

Please support live blues music wherever you may be.

Mike.


2011

Looking forward to 2011. Some great music happening at Shakers in Oakville with some great musicians coming out to play.  Saturday Afternoons from 4-7.      See: Dates.

Please take a moment to check out another band I am really happy to be in WBRB at www.wbrbband.com


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays and All the best in 2011.

Please support live music in your area. Go see a band or ten.

Mike -December 22 2010.


Hello and welcome to mikebranton.com.

For those of you who know who I am, and have visited the site before, I’m sure you’re noticing a few changes… For new visitors,we’ve put up a little about me and my background,some pictures,video,and some music.
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