Governors Tuesday night open mike recording sessions extended into March.
Since May 2011, Mike LeLievre has been hosting an open mike session at Governors Pub. Lelievre, known primarily as the bass player for Cape Breton salt water funk trio Slowcoaster has been a mainstay on the local open mike scene for years having hosted similar events at numerous other local venues. Throughout the summer and into the fall, the event grew in popularity and local musicians whether they be looking for their 1st on-stage performance or looking to jam with seasoned veterans of the scene attended on a weekly basis. Through these Tuesday night sessions, Mike Lelievre met Devin Farrell, himself an aspiring musician and sound tech with his own developing studio, D.E.A.F. Audio. The two came up with the idea to record 2 months of open mike nights with the end result going towards a future CD promotional project. These last 2 months have been very successful in capturing that live off the floor jam aspect of the open mike sessions at Governors. Besides Mike and Devon, the sessions have had appearances from established artists such as Colin Grant, Angelo Spinnazola, Wally MacAulay, Ryan MacNeil, Duncan Wells and younger aspiring musicians Jonathan Kanary, Colette Deveaux, Jordan Musycsyn, Gillian Potter and many more.
Music has ranged from folk, country, blues, full rock bands to hip hop emcees. This truly is the OPENEST mike you’ll ever experience.
The open mike sessions have been extended another month and will continue on this week Feb 28th and Tuesdays in March. Musicians are asked to show up around 9:30pm to sign up. Full backline and PA is provided…and you are being recorded. There is a $5 cover.