Happy April, for those who follow the Gregorian calendar!
I am extremely excited to announce that, after several years of tweaking with my original music, and around 100 shows later - including some across Canada - I will be finally recording an EP with Dan Hosh of Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario, starting in May.<...
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|2016-08-25||Sound Academy (info TBA)||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-08-26||The Brownestone Gastropub||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-08-27||Copper Kettle Festival (with Alysha Brilla)||Creemore, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-08-27||Blue Mountain (with Alysha Brilla)||Collingwood, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-01||KW Boathouse (with The Namedroppers)||Kitchener, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-03||The eBar (with The Namedroppers)||Guelph, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-08||The Sip Club||Guelph, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-17||The Registry Theatre (details TBA)||Kitchener, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-24||Grate Cheese Fest||Guelph, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-09-30||The Brownestone Gastropub||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-10-09||TBA||Kitchener, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-10-22||The Brownestone Gastropub||Cambridge, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-11-14||Kelowna School Tour (with Alysha Brilla)||Kelowna (14th - 26th), British Columbia, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-11-18||Marmalade Cat Cafe||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada||Tweet|
|2016-11-26||The Dream Cafe (with Alysha Brilla)||Penticton, British Columbia, Canada||Tweet|
|2017-02-04||The Museum (with Alysha Brilla)||Kitchener, Ontario, Canada||Tweet|
Known for his “amazing and diversified talent” (Velvet Rope Magazine) and his “indomitable stage presence” (The Ontarion), young multi-instrumentalist Samuel “Sammy Duke” Dlugokecki has built a strong reputation as a reliable session performer in the Southern Ontario* music scene. He has had the opportunity to perform nationwide across a multitude of venues, has been a session player on two Juno-nominated records, and has worked alongside an incredibly wide array of musicians of varying styles.
Inspired by the multi-instrument approach of his musical peer and mentor, Arun Pal, Sammy Duke began experimenting with his original compositions as a "one-man-band" configuration in 2013. He has since expanded his rig to include a number of percussion instruments, and Moog Taurus bass synthesizer pedals, all accompanying his voice and guitar.
“His lyrically thoughtful world-folk-rock fusion sound…similar to the soft voiced spiritual richness of Craig Cardiff and Bruce Cockburn, melded with the breathy vocals of late father-son songsmiths Tim and Jeff Buckley” (Coral Andrews), combined with this setup, has greatly intrigued audiences Canada-wide. He is presently working on his debut EP of original music, to be released in the last quarter of 2016.
*Sammy Duke works as a music instructor out of Kitchener-Waterloo, and can be contacted for music lessons.
Artist samples. For Sammy’s original music, click the “MEDIA” tab at the top of the screen:
Alysha Brilla (congas) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZZSg2v7Ks
Arun Pal (conga, cajon/bass combined) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GrzF8syVIU
Cecile Monique (lead guitar) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhx835eFoHY
The Namedroppers (bass) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZJ2JE8gf-0