OTTAWA JUDGES SET TO DELIVER THE SCORES
Get ready ByTown for your 2nd Annual Air Guitar Ottawa Championships. Pre-registered competitors and Brave Souls (last minute entrants) will conduct Air Guitar magic to see who will be crowned. The winner will face-off against last year’s champ Jason ‘THRUST’ McNeelyon July 16th in Toronto for their chance at the National Championship title.
SUNS of STONE will be capping off our night of shamelessness with some new material and some hard bluesy rock and roll goodness.
Here are your judges:
Jimmy started learning music at the age of 3. He received his grade 7 Royal Conservatory at age 12 and started teaching himself the guitar. He hasn’t looked back since! He formed Suns of Stone in 2011 with Alan and Alex releasing their debut EP soon after. They have opened up for the likes of The Zombies, SAGA and Michael White and the White. Be prepared to watch it light up with SUNS of STONE.
Hailing from a small town Nancy developed a taste for steak and craft beer. A guitar player and a singer, not to mention a kick ass radio DJ, Nancy is ready to drop the 6.0s for the right performer. She believes every weekend is like a mini vacation… Well Nancy… you just landed on an all-expenses paid trip to La Playa Air Guitara. Surfs up.
Kristine Shadid is a local improv and musical comedian. She’s been studying, performing and teaching improv since 2007 and is a current member of the local troupes Crush Improv and Elgin Street Improv. She has performed at different improv festivals nearby (Ottawa Improv Festival, Ottawa; Combustion Festival, Toronto; Big City Improv Festival, Toronto; MPROV Festival, Montreal). Her other pet project is her comedy duo band, Rhythm and Burgundy, that she co-created with her best friend Allison Harris. They’ve performed all around Ottawa, at the Ottawa Fringe Festival and in the SheDot Comedy Festival in Toronto. Kristine is very excited to watch people shred air, as it is the only instrument she genuinely knows how to play.
Jason, or shall we say THRUST, is your 2015 Canadian Air Guitar Champion. He is the real deal. He has been to the world stage and lived to talk about it. He will be choosing both his successor and his competition tonight. He’ll also show you a thing or two about what made him the champ. Get ready to rock.
See you at the House of Targ at 9pm.