Countdown To Kissel – Windsor, ON

The first major Canadian tour of 2017 will be underway beginning January 12th – Brett Kissel‘s Ice, Snow & 30 Below. Aptly named, the 19-date tour will cover 10 dates in Ontario, 1 in Quebec, 4 in Nova Scotia, 2 in New Brunswick and 2 in P.E.I.

Late last year, Kissel, a Juno Award winner, multi Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winner, and reigning CCMA Fan’s Choice and Male Artist of the Year, posted a contest on social media to vie for an opening spot at each venue. In mid-December, the lucky winners were announced. Since we here at Canadian Beats are familiar with many of the selected artists and bands, we thought we would give you a little background on who you are going to see.

In Brett Kissel’s life, I know this January 17th is a very special day. He and his wife, Cecilia, will be helping their beautiful little princess, Mila, celebrate her first birthday on the road in Windsor, Ontario.

The Chrysler Theatre will be host to this day’s stop on the tour and, they really do have a fun act to open this show. It is our very good friends, Buck Twenty! Canadian Beats first met up with this band in March of 2016, during the CMAO Conference and Showcase in London, Ontario, and had the pleasure of connecting with them a few more times during the year.

Buck Twenty are Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold. Both are a singer/songwriters from Harrow, ON. The two combine their distinct voices to create a trademark blend that listeners will immediately recognize. They take great pride in the musical presentation of their live show and most definitely bring a surplus of feel good energy to the stage.

The boys keep a very busy schedule with shows in and around south-western Ontario. Some highlights for them include being honoured as the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Artist of The Month in January 2015, performing at 2016 CMAO Showcase in London and the 2016 CBC Easter Seals Telethon.

Their debut, self-titled, four track EP of original material bursts with catchy hooks. The duo released their first single, “Here’s To The Nights”, to radio in 2016. The song has the kind of vibes that bring out the summer-loving country fan in every listener.

Video by KX94

Purchase tickets for this show here.

Feature Image Photo Credit: Linda Heldman

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