Oronofest is happy to announce that we will be having bands perform from noon to 10pm this year! We will have two performance locations this year. The first one is on Park Street amongst the vendors and the second location is at the Orono Library Gazebo next to the Manantler Beer Garden.
There will be plenty of toe tapping tunes so be sure to come out and enjoy some amazing musicians.
The Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).
For more info. on The Mayhemmingways go to: https://mayhemingways.wordpress.com
Greg Barry is ultimately and definitively an "Entertainer of Sorts". Having used this tag as a handle for the last 7 years, his performing experience has covered the gammut of the entertainment industry. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in Music and Theatre, Greg has entertained crowds in almost every venue imaginable. Classically trained, the musical range covers Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Opera, and Musical Theatre Repertoire. Add to that his experience on film, television, commercials, stage, and both improvisational and stand up comedy, and you ultimately experience a musical act on speed! A Website revision is in the works, and as promo shots and audio samples are put together, plenty of opportunity to sample the work will shortly become available. You can see a full list of artists whose material I cover by surfing the depths of this page! Without question, Gregs success lies in its innate ability to interact successfully with a crowd; ANY crowd. Stage presence is absolute. Go ahead, sit down front. I dare you....
For more on Greg Barry Live check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Greg-Barry-Live-114778575216818/
Easily recognized by their crisp harmonies, clever hooks, and high-energy performances, I, the Mountain has built a loyal and growing following across Southern Ontario. Formed in 2012, while attending Trent University in Peterborough, ON, I, The Mountain quickly became a household name across the city. As well-known Canadian artists toured through town, they established themselves as the staple openers for acts such as The Strumbellas, The Wooden Sky, and Elliot Brood. Now, as the band moves on from their lives in Peterborough, they continue to grow their fanbase in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond. Fresh off their recent studio collaborations with Canadian music icons Simon Ward (The Strumbellas) and Jonas Bonetta (Evening Hymns) I, the Mountain is set to bring their trademark indie-folk sound to mainstages across Canada.
Jake Lauzon began playing guitar at seven years old. Always drawn to folk, roots and bluegrass music, he quickly gained a reputation as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Through his teenage years, Jake’s passion for acoustic guitar playing flourished, and now in his early twenties, he maintains a busy schedule freelancing, recording and teaching. Jake fronts one of Ontario’s premier bluegrass bands, Backcountry, and was named the 2018 “Guitar Player of the Year” at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. An accomplished bluegrass artist, Jake is equally well-versed in Celtic music and co-hosting a popular weekly Irish Session at his local pub. With the ability to flat-pick the most intricate of fiddle tunes, Jake demonstrates exemplary control and technique on his instrument. His steady, yet dynamic style of rhythm guitar playing has become widely-sought after. Jake has had the honour of sharing the stage with some of Canada’s finest multi-instrumentalists including J.P Cormier and Ray Legere, and has recently become an official artist of Boucher Guitars. For more on this amazing young talent go to: https://www.facebook.com/Jake-Lauzon-Music-435642633952266/