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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

RCHA CLUB July 2010


193 Ontario St. at Clarence St., Kingston

Wheelchair accessible.   Licensed Bar

General Public Welcome

July Entertainment

For further information call 613-542-8152 or check our website at

Non-members $3 unless otherwise noted.  2010 Memberships available.

WEDNESDAY  July 7, 14, 21, 28

7 – 10 p.m.                Jon McLurg & Chris Murphy

Performing a variety of styles including Celtic/Folk/Rock/Country in an engaging & intimate style featuring acoustic guitar based songs. Jon & Chris have played with "The Shores of Newfoundland" & currently with "Crooked Wood"


THURSDAY  July 8, 15, 22, 29

8 - 11 p.m.                 Entertainment hosted by Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn, a very capable player on the fiddle as well as several other instruments, has been a member of many bands over the years including Night Sun, Luther Wright and the Wrongs and the Kingston Ceilidh Band.

Join him for great entertainment with a special guest each week.


EVERY FRIDAY  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 - 7:30 p.m. Rubbaboo* Trio & Guests

Cam Schaefer: Piano, Bob Arlidge: Bass, Jak Thrasher: Percussion, playing a quiet mixture of instrumental tunes. Additional guests each week including Kevin Head on vocals and guitar.Great listening to wind down your week. Pizza slices for sale at 6.30 pm.

* Rubbaboo is a 19th-century Canadian term for "a musical blending of cultures" 


Sing-a-Long  Sundays      -  On Vacation until September

THURSDAY JULY 1:  CANADA DAY1 – 4 p.m.           Jon McLurg & Chris Murphy – No cover

Friday July 2:           8:30 p.m. – Midnight   SONGWRITERS  "Up close & personal"

Join award winning songwriters Terry Tufts & Kevin Head as they perform an intimate evening of their original works. Expect some pretty fancy guitar wizardry as well from both of them.

Saturday  July 3:    8 p.m. - Midnight                 Denyse Van Rhyn & the V.I.P. Band

A five-piece band playing a mix of Rock & Roll, Pop, Blues and Country.

Denyse vocals; John Gamache, lead guitar; Garth Amey, guitar/ vocals; Clint Hierlihy bass (Juno Award 1964 - The Esquires); Randy Cross, drums.


Friday July 9:           8:30 p.m. – Midnight          Garth Amey & Denyse Van Rhyn

Denyse, vocals is accompanied by Garth Amey on guitar/vocals playing a mix of Rock & Roll, Pop, Blues and Country

Saturday July 10:               8 p.m. – Midnight                Agent Blue

A 5-piece band, that plays high energy and danceable gigs. Lonnie Aarssen, Keyboards & vocals; Rollie Dupras, Guitars; Gord Hunter,  Drums;  Pete Aube, Harmonica; Bill Plaxton, Bass Guitar.  Although steeped in the blues, Agent Blue also blends this with elements of jazz and rock in a diverse repertoire of original material, plus original arrangements of cover tunes. The band's blues style borrows heavily from such artists as Luther Allison, Downchild, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Colin James, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  Check their website:     


Friday July 16:                    8:30 p.m. – Midnight          Deja Vu

Join Kevin Head and Lynne Hanson for an evening of original material, terrific harmonies, and some exquisite covers from John Hiatt, Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Sting, ( to name a few).

Saturday July 17:               9 p.m. - Midnight     Blues Jam with the MoJo Shooters

 In association with the Kingston Blues Society the RCHA hosts an Open Blues Jam featuring local favorites The MoJo Shooters. During the evening local vocalists and musicians are invited to the stage to jam with the band. The Kingston Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of local and international blues artists. Check their website:


Friday July 23:                    8:30 p.m. – Midnight          James Kirkham Karaoke

Sing and dance and be entertained by this popular artist. James has thousands of songs to sing to – submit your favourites.

Saturday July 24:               8:30 p.m. - Midnight           Band/Combo TBA


Friday July 30:                    8:30 p.m. – Midnight          A Bit of Nostalgia

John Malcolm and Reagan Smith sing the best of the classics for your listening and dancing pleasure. “A Bit of Nostalgia” has received rave reviews wherever they have performed. They are a Las Vegas-style act that crosses all age barriers. This talented family act has a special appeal to all markets. They have opened for such headliners as The Inkspots, The Platters, Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Jerry and the Pacemakers, and have shared the stage with The Diamonds, Buddy Knox, Donnie Brooks, The Marvelettes, Bad Finger, Abby Road, and Billy Joel.

Saturday July 31:               9 p.m. - Midnight                 Sittin’ Ducks           

The Sittin' Ducks consists of Ronnie O'Handley and Willie Dixon of Percy and the Teardrops and the City Slickers show band on lead vocals, guitars and bass with long time free lance drummer Al Brommit holding it all down.  Playing 50's to present day they also welcome any requests that any member of the audience may have.           




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