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My Son the Hurricane blowing into town for Jazz Fest

Brass-infused funk band will perform at Geneva Event Centre Oct. 12
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My Son the Hurricane will perform in Orillia at the Geneva Event Centre Oct. 12. Contributed photo


My Son the Hurricane is a brass-infused funk beast that will be performing in Orillia at the Geneva Event Centre as part of this year’s Jazz Festival.

Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the perennial festival closers and dance floor inciters mix New Orleans-style grooves with funk, jazz and hip hop.

Bolstered by a giant horn section and the well-oiled rhythm players, charismatic emcee Jacob Bergsma and charmingly sassy vocalist Sylvie Kindree drive the show, creating a spectacle of sound while challenging the crowd to keep up to their collective energy.

My Son the Hurricane has “stood out like a sore, yet extremely talented thumb at every show they’ve played” (Pulse Niagara), and become revered for their live performances.

Riding the success of their sophomore release “Cashing a Deadman’s Cheque” (featuring U.S.S. frontman Ash Buchholtz and three-time Juno/Polaris nominee D-Sisive), the Hurricane was featured on the CBC and Much More Music.

Their blending of styles, penchant for inciting dance parties, and penning of introspective ballads (Pushin’ Up Daisies) has garnered them high praise on the Canadian festival circuit from B.C. to P.E.I., with breakout performances at Hillside, Evolve, Riverfest, Kispiox Valley, Follyfest, Beaches Jazz, Summerfolk, Peterborough Folk Fest, and many more.

Juno nominee Danno O’Shea acts as the drummer and ringleader for the mammoth project, spurring the group to weave through different styles on the latest album Is This What You Want? recorded at Phase One Studios with engineer Jeff Pelletier (Big Sugar, Ludacris).

Leading up to the album’s 2016 release, it was a featured stream on Exclaim!, and found its way to Canadian airwaves, including CBC Radio One, Edge 102.1, and 97.7 Hitz FM, which spotlighted the Hurricane as a “Band on the Verge”.

My Son the Hurricane is the headline act for this year’s Jazz Fest on Oct. 12. Opening the show will be Brassworks.

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