VIA RAIL ARTIST ON BOARD

Vancouver – Toronto: June 7 to June 11 &

Toronto – Vancouver: June 14 to June 18, 2016

BOB MENZIES

Vancouver Island based Folksinger and Songwriter Bob Menzies joins

VIA Rail‘s ARTIST ON BOARD program which seeks to connect musicians with the Canadian Landscape.

Passengers on “THE CANADIAN” ride the rails watching themagnificent landscape pass by while

listening to wonderful Canadian live music

On Board Performances

Each day of travel features three acoustic performances in different rail

cars of original music from Bob’s four studio albums and covers of songs by great Canadian singers and songwriters.

Station Performances

On the June 7 Vancouver – Toronto journey there will also be Station Performances in

Vancouver’s Pacific Station and the Jasper Heritage Railway Station.

On the June 14 return trip, there will be StationPerformances on the Toronto – Vancouver train in the historic Winnipeg

Union Station and again in the Jasper Heritage Railway Station



Monday, January 29, 2015

Meighan Retirement Residence, Davisville, Toronto

One hour concert  Birthday Party for the 3rd & 4th floors 
 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Meighan Retirement Residence

One hour New Year's Day Celebration
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Midi Melodies, 605 Middlefield Road, Scarborough

Interview for TV show MUSICALLY YOURS with Deirdre Mallehe. Video for ONE MORE HIGHWAY was featured and we discussed the new Nashville album "CITIZENS OF NASHVILLE"


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Meighan Retirement Residence, Davisville, Toronto, Ontario

One hour performance for group Birthday celebrations - 2 floors

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Woodgreen Seniors Centre, Riverdale, Toronto, Ontario

1:00 pm Performing for the seniors

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth

Sunday, October 3, 2014

The Smiling Buddha, Toronto

http://www.thesmilingbuddha.ca

3 sets - 4 hours, for 20% of the gate

 

Saturday, October 4, 2015

Blackout Festival, The Junction, Toronto

Evening Performance at this first annual festival

http://junctioncommons.ca

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nashville Skype session with A & R rep from BMG Chrysallis 

They liked one song, The Only Thing I Fear and took it away for consideration. Declined it a few weeks later

Wednesday, September 17, 2015

Nashville Skype session


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth

Saturday, June 29, 2014

Video Launch Party - June 28 - 5pm - 8pm

Rob Ross on bass, Bruce Thomson on drums
 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Ride For Life, The Beaches, Toronto

Playing at The Ride For Life- 5-6 pm, charity for Cancer, played the Cancer Survivors' Tent
 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Woodgreen Community Services, Riverdale, Toronto

Seniors Centre Performance, Broadview & Danforth
 


Tuesday, June 10, 2-14

Old Nick's at Broadview & Danforth

Tuesday night jam - invited by Christan

Tuesday May 13, 2014

The Central, Bloor/Bathurst

Video shoot for the ONE MORE HIGHWAY Official Video
Co-produced by Robyn Menzies, Duraid Munijim and Bob Menzies
Written by Bob Menzies
Featuring the actors: Nicole Cere and Kristiaan Hansen











 
May 13, 2014

Shooting of the Official Video for ONE MORE HIGHWAY
Solo Performance - played 8 or 9 songs - great crowd. Couple of audience people played egg shakers. Met a number of people after the show, My main man Taylor Rawlings packed the gear so I could talk to folks after the show, make a bit of a connection. Love this place The Central. Also connected with the owner Lucan Wai to talk about an Album Release Party. Line-up included:   

9:30pm Evan Pang 

10:15pm Adam Jesin 

11pm Ashlea Jonesmith

11:45pm Bob Menzies

Solo Performance - played 8 or 9 songs - great crowd. Couple of audience people played egg shakers. Met a number of people after the show, My main man Taylor Rawlings packed the gear so I could talk to folks after the show, make a bit of a connection. Love this place The Central. Also connected with the owner Lucan Wai to talk about an Album Release Party. Line-up included:

9:30pm Evan Pang

10:15pm Adam Jesin

11pm Ashlea Jonesmith

11:45pm Bob Menzies

Saturday, December 14 - Private Function
Sunday, December 8 - Private Function
Saturday, December 7 - ONE MORE HIGHWAY - Album Release Party at The Central 
Thursday, November 21 - Private Function
Tuesday, November 12 - The Rockpile East

Sunday, October 20 - Internet radio interview 5:00 pm on "Musically Yours - Deirdre Mallehe" onTheHazeFM

Very exciting to be a part of The Kensington Market Festival. We took the stage 2nd with Band Nine as a backing band: Paul Conlon on Bass, Tony Borges on stratocaster and Mark on drums. The band was coming from Brampton and it was somewhat chaotic getting everyone on stage at the same time. Not many people outside of the loyal core group but a good performance all around. A good video performance clip came out of it and the band started to work the songs for the future.
Artist line-up included 

5:30 – 6:00 Glen Hornblast
http://www.glenhornblast.com/

6:20 – 7:00 Bob Menzies
http://www.bobmenziesmusic.com/home.cfm

7:20 – 8:00 Craig Robertson
http://www.craigrobertson.ca/

8:20 - 9:00 The Lad Classic
http://theladclassic.com/

Doors Open 5:00 PM

Very exciting to be a part of The Kensington Market Festival. We took the stage 2nd with Band Nine as a backing band: Paul Conlon on Bass, Tony Borges on stratocaster and Mark on drums. The band was coming from Brampton and it was somewhat chaotic getting everyone on stage at the same time. Not many people outside of the loyal core group but a good performance all around. A good video performance clip came out of it and the band started to work the songs for the future. Artist line-up included

5:30 – 6:00 Glen Hornblast http://www.glenhornblast.com/

6:20 – 7:00 Bob Menzies http://www.bobmenziesmusic.com/home.cfm

7:20 – 8:00 Craig Robertson http://www.craigrobertson.ca/

8:20 - 9:00 The Lad Classic http://theladclassic.com/

Doors Open 5:00 PM

Performed solo for this festival. Originally scheduled to be on with Bass player Rob Ross but had to cancel the bass at the last minute due to a noise restriction (a comedy show going on downstairs). Good show - went through the set list competently without missing missing much. A big noisy crowd who were not really there for the show - more of a sports/pick-up bar but still the biggest crowd I played before up to now. 

The line-up for the show included:

9:00 - 9:45 Signe Miranda
10:00 - 10:45 Bob Menzies
11:00 - 11:45 Social Potion
12:00 - 12:45 Groovy Brothers
1:00 - 1:45 The Bloody Five

Performed solo for this festival. Originally scheduled to be on with Bass player Rob Ross but had to cancel the bass at the last minute due to a noise restriction (a comedy show going on downstairs). Good show - went through the set list competently without missing missing much. A big noisy crowd who were not really there for the show - more of a sports/pick-up bar but still the biggest crowd I played before up to now.

The line-up for the show included:

9:00 - 9:45 Signe Miranda 10:00 - 10:45 Bob Menzies 11:00 - 11:45 Social Potion 12:00 - 12:45 Groovy Brothers 1:00 - 1:45 The Bloody Five

Performance at The Central June 17, 2013. As a trio with Rob Ross on Bass and Steve Rutchinski on acoustic guitar lead. A good performance, we enjoyed it. A few of the core group but few others outside the bartender.

The line-up 

Box Vanity presents "Music Mondays"

Live music from 3 great acts!

8pm Bob Menzies
https://www.facebook.com/bobmenziesmusic?ref=ts&fref=ts

8:45pm - Cassandra Henry 
www.cassandrahenry.com

9:30pm - Daniel Mager
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLVPvLKmiRA&list=UUp-rdf350bwEQBlnxRkoRxg&index=1

Performance at The Central June 17, 2013. As a trio with Rob Ross on Bass and Steve Rutchinski on acoustic guitar lead. A good performance, we enjoyed it. A few of the core group but few others outside the bartender.

The line-up

Box Vanity presents "Music Mondays"

Live music from 3 great acts!

8pm Bob Menzies https://www.facebook.com/bobmenziesmusic?ref=ts&fref=ts

8:45pm - Cassandra Henry www.cassandrahenry.com

9:30pm - Daniel Mager http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLVPvLKmiRA&list=UUp-rdf350bwEQBlnxRkoRxg&index=1

Live at The Central May 18, 2013

Great show, produced it myself - Broken Ink Productions. Had two opening acts, Gina Horswood by way of Australia and Nashville provided some beautiful alt-country tunes and Mackenzie McRuer with his deep soulful voice and some great original tunes. The band included James Gray on keys, Rob Ross on bass, my acoustic Gibson J-45, Andrew Kesler on drums and Mia Sheard on background vocals. Shot some excellent video courtesy of Dusko and followed it up with a rousing after concert party at our house where everybody had a chance to get into the act, particularly Don, Diann and Nicole Cere; Nicole and her boyfriend gave a particularly stirring performance of an Ed Sheeran song and Jorge Da Silva gave good voice to Cat Stevens' Father & Son, accompanied by Big Don Cere on acoustic guitar.

Great show, produced it myself - Broken Ink Productions. Had two opening acts, Gina Horswood by way of Australia and Nashville provided some beautiful alt-country tunes and Mackenzie McRuer with his deep soulful voice and some great original tunes. The band included James Gray on keys, Rob Ross on bass, my acoustic Gibson J-45, Andrew Kesler on drums and Mia Sheard on background vocals. Shot some excellent video courtesy of Dusko and followed it up with a rousing after concert party at our house where everybody had a chance to get into the act, particularly Don, Diann and Nicole Cere; Nicole and her boyfriend gave a particularly stirring performance of an Ed Sheeran song and Jorge Da Silva gave good voice to Cat Stevens' Father & Son, accompanied by Big Don Cere on acoustic guitar.

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Thursday, March 154, 2013 


Performs at The Villagers in Markham   www.mainsmansion.com  with Rob Ross on bass. Acoustic show with 3 songs: One More Highway, San Francisco and Bitter Wind, most comfortable performance yet. Great venue, 25 to 30 people in attendance

 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Performs concert at  The Free Times Cafe     http://www.freetimescafe.com with Rob Ross on Bass. Intimate venue holding 40 to 50 people. On the bill with Headliner, Adam Martin, and Astrid Harrison. Live acoustic performance with Bob on Gibson J-45 and Rob on Jaguar Bass. Decent sound and good performance, did seven songs. Hey Now Joe, The Sailor Song, Bitter Wind, Lucinda Night, One More Highway, Happy Birthday, My Friend, and River Moon. Early end to the set. Ran out of time when the crowd wouldn't let Adam off the stage. Good for him. Next time will be sensitive to the order of appearance. An Australian singer dropped in ans shot a video after us. Highlights were Hey Now Joe, Bitter Wind and One More Highway. Happy Birthday not well received, maybe too gloomy. Feeling more comfortable on stage.



December 18, 2012

 

Performs open Mic at the The Rockpile   www. therockpile.ca  – Plays One More Highway and Lucinda Night, from the new album so far only known as Album 2, at the mixing stage. Used backing tracks Still not that comfortable performing. Had to change the song order and it threw me off. The lights were bright and could not see the audience. One more thing to get used to.

 

 

 

December 14, 2012

 

Performs corporate function. Lannick Group Holiday Party. Well received by former workmates. 6 song set-list. Lucinda Night, One More Highway, San Francisco, End Of The Line,  (BREAK)  Hey Now Joe, Bitter Wind. Well received and felt good and relaxed. Used backing tracks with the Boss RC 30 pedal. What a difference when you have a chance to set up and do some kind of a sound check. Add in the venue on the 41st floor of the Sun-Life Building in downtown Toronto and you have one sweet time.

 

 

 

November 20, 2012

 

Performs open Mic at The Rad Brothers in Milton – poor performance,  Acoustic with no backing tracks, plugged in to sound system. Did not work well. Lucinda Night and End of the Line

 

 

 

October 17, 2012

 

TV interview airs on cable TV. Features 4 songs from Breaking Time: Hey Now Joe, The Sailor Song,  River Moon,  Happy Birthday, My Friend

 

 

 

October 7, 2012

 

Interview on Internet Radio on the show Musically Yours hosted by Deirdre Mallehe. One hour interview and songplays

 

 

 

Sept 25, 2012

 

Plays at the Rockpile, open mic Bitter Wind and Happy Birthday My Friend.  Bitter Wind is well received. Meets up with Eric McCauley

 

 

 

Sep 11, 2012

 

Performs Hey Now Joe and the Sailor Song at The Rad Brothers, in a showcase called La Musique Circle, used backing tracks. Good performance

 

 

August 23, 2012
 

 

Self-releases Breaking Time to Itunes 

 

 

August 2012

 

Back to Studio 92 to begin recording second album

 

 

 

August 29, 2011

 

Enters Studio 92 to begin recording  debut album “Breaking Time”

 

 

 

July 2011

 

Performs at Andrews Place on Kingston Road with Mike Caron on Bass. Performs Living On This Island and The Day You Went Away