Love and the Rose makes for Sunday afternoon delight | 190331Su | Shows for Sunday, March 31, 2022

McNeill & Love in the groove -Gary 17

McNeill & Love in the groove -Gary 17


A perfect fit on a Sundays roster aimed squarely at the Boomers crowd who remember the glory days of Rock. Pop, R&B & Motown/Soul, the David Love Band will no doubt create a delightfully nostalgic musical aroma at Mount Pleasant Rose from 5-8 today.

The room is the old Chick ‘n’ Deli (aka since then The People’s Chicken and then Club 747) at 747 Mount Pleasant Avenue just south of Eglinton Ave. East.  It’s always been a musical and meet-up magnet and continues the longstanding policy of live entertainment several nights a week.

As we’ve told you on numerous occasions (including last summer for a show the group did in hometown Brampton) today’s three-piece band creates a vibe more akin to what you’d expect from a five-piece or larger unit.

With double and sometimes triple harmonies and hugely versatile playing by all three members of the trio, the David Love Band is able to successfully deliver authentic versions of even some of the more complex dance-Pop hits from the 1960s.  As we told you previously, they’ve been firmly ensconced as a monthly Sunday feature at Timothy’s Pub in Etobicoke for four years now and there’s every reason to think they’ll become regulars in uptown TO as well.

Bassist/singer David Love used to be better known as a former guitarist member of The Carpet Frogs and touring/recording combos with Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (and still presents on six string with the Classic Albums Live troupe of which he remains a member) but here he plays a variety of bass guitars to match the sound of everything from The Beatles to The Animals, The Beach Boys to Sly Stone, The Kinks to Mandala and so on.

The DLB guitarist who can match or exceed Love’s acumen on that instrument is none other than lesser known but equally gifted six-stringer Darrell McNeill, who also fronts his own Brampton-based troupe known as Fifteen Stone and like Love employs a variety of instruments to help capture the authentic sound that’s all 60s all the time.

Kevin Mulligan on the kit is of the same calibre, easily switching between domnating a track like “Wipeout” (a killer version!) to going more laid back on something by Smokey Robinson ir Sky Stone

One of the things I also really like about this group is that they don’t just get up and play, they put on a show.  David makes a point of bringing lights to clubs that don’t have them (not a problem here since the room still has the old Deli/747 stage rigging in place) and sets up their distinctive backdrop behind them to create not just a musical performance but an experience of the music that helps drive patrons to the dance floor and keeps them breathlessly anticipating what’s coming next.

There’s usually a cover charge at the MPR but often just a nominal $5 to keep out the riff raff.  There’s lots of seating here but you’ll want to get a spot close to the dance floor so get there early!

-By Gary 17,
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*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)

11:30am> Carmen Toth “Way To Early Show” live video part 2 @ ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

12:30> Carmen Toth “Way To Early Show” live video part 2 @ ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ ~Blues

9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ ~ artist interviews and tracks

4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on  ~music & songwriter interviews

5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM

9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @

9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @


416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

2:30> Women’s Chorus & Mens Chorus choirs @ Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent

3> Amici Ensemble @ Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $

3-5> Cosmic Homeostasis with Rob Cruickshank, Mike Lynn, Dame Cook, Phil Hamilton, Mira Martin-Grey; more @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~electronica/experimental sounds; $?

3> Pax Christi Chorale @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $

3:30-6:30> Woodshed Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

4> game.set.trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~trap Jazz; $

**4-7> Big Groove rhythm section with guests Paul Reddick & Kyle Ferguson @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Blues/R&B

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz

5-8> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Mount Pleasant Rose, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. ~60s’ Rock/Top 40 covers dance party; $

6-7:30> Grant Tilly @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~musical theatre originals; $20

6> Whisky & Spice @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~original Rock/Pop; $

7-9:30> Maggie & Mr. Rogers featuring Scott Rogers @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~smooth Pop/Jazz; $15

7-10> Flamenco Sundays with Shirlita Pili and Benjamin Barrile @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.

7> Tori Kelly @ Roy Thomson Hall (patio), 60 Simcoe St. ~songwriter; $

7-9> I Spy @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $0

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.

7> Homeshake @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~contemporary original; $

7-9:30> Wire Circus @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

7-10> Jazz United hosts jam @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

7-11> Sportsfan; For Jane; Roach @ Roundhouse Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. ~eclectic indie; $

7:30> “Gathering Sparks” with Eve Golberg Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Folk singalong

*7:30> Roots open mic & poetry slam @ Station On Bloor, 866 Bloor St. W.; $5

*7:45> open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> Ethan McCarol; Philip Vonesh; Claire Sophia @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $?

8-2> Benefit for Corrado’s Barber Shop (fire victim) with Mineta; Neon Bloom; Moon Junk; many more @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $

8:30-10> John Edwards hosts benefit for People With AIDS @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~musical theatre; $20

9:30> Sophia Perlman @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Shapes @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*10> Lauren Knowles & Greg Keyes @ Fynn’s of Temple Bar, 489 King St. W. ~Jazz

10-2> Paul McCann @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

**10> Blues-Rock jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Rob Quail on guitar, Hap Roderman on bass @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.


416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

11am-2pm> James Carroll & Bob Strome @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*11am-1> Shane Pendergast @ Honest Weight, 2766 Dundas St. E. ~acoustic East Coast Roots-Rock covers & originals

**Noon-1> Felix & The Cats featuring Robert Pelletier @ Might and Main, 126 Main St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

Noon-3> Linda Carone @ Bar Hop Session, 681 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz

2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out East Jazz acoustic Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave.

5-7> Cadre @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0

5-7> The Two Fours @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

4> Paul Reddick @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter

4> Danny Marks @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Blues

*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive

7-11> Frank Cosentino Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$

7> Eucalyptus @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Worldbeat Jazz; pwyc/$10 suggested

8> open mic with Gwen Beal @ AAA Public House Gerrard, 598 Gerrard St. E.

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~$0

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3-7> Donnie Meeker & The Collective featuring Dave Girdlestone on guitar @ Dakota’s Sports Bar, 2814 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Blues/R&B

5-9> Motown Mania @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Blues/Soul/Motown

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.



*3-7> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek and Paul Evans @ Malone’s, 117 Ellesmere Ave.

8-12> Baz Littlerock &Friends host jam @ The Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Rd. ~Blues/R&B


416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

**11-2> live Jazz brunch with Double A Jazz @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.

*11am-2:30> The Unseen Strangers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass

2-4> Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch with Nikki D. & The Sisters of Thunder; Shakura S’Aida @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B/Gospel; $30

3-6> Milky Whites; Steve Koven @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W.

3-6> The Straight Eights @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Rockabilly; $ (kids free)

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country

5-8> Ivan Rosenberg & Adam Shier @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots

6> Lucas Dubovnik Quintet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

6> Jesse Parent, Lucas Stagg & Steve Wood @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Country/alt-Country; $

7-9> Kevin Breit’s Sisters Euclid @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original Jazz/Rock/Country fusion; $

7-9> Bryn Besse’s In Theory: Reloaded @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

8-10> Jesse Beam @ Alchemy, 890 College St.  ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $0

8> open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.

8:30> Karl Silveira Group @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

8:30> “Theatre Pub” with Ken Whittle @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~musical theatre songs; $5

8:30> Dave Gunning @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Nova Scotia songwriter; $30

9> Katie McBride; Dan Edmonds @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $

9> Tres Kilos @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Latin

10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro Rock/Soul/Funk; $0


519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity

3-5> “70s Revolution” with Andrew Martin & 7-piece band @ River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph ~tribute to classic 70s Pop; $

*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

3> Zachary Lucky Trio @ Commercial Tavern, off Nortre Dame Dr. South, Maryhill-Breslau

4-7> Mike McDonald’s Monster jam with guest @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 170 King St. W., Kitchener

6-9> Olivia Borkosky @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph

*7> open mic night with Jesse Webber @ Rich Uncle Tavern, 45 King St. W., Kitchener

8> Mark Wylie (recording release for Moments); Hymns 57; Dru Jacey @ Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph ~original Rock/Pop; $

9> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo



2-5> Mark Hathaway @ British Arms Pub, 29 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~Jazz

3> Tom Eastland Triage @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriter

4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie

6:30-9:30> Morgan Rider @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

7> Show and Tell Poetry Series ft. Esther Vincent, Myanna Hansen, Nic Taylor @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~spoken word

*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough


905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg

2-5> open mic @ Falcon Brewing Company, 30 Barr Rd., Ajax

*3> open jam with Jim Cornell & Kat Vhonda @ Fionn MacCool’s Bowmanville, 2350 Hwy #2, Bowmanville

4-6> eclectic open mic @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30-8> Celtic showcase @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

*5> all-ages open mic with Justin Cooper @ Wing Addicts, 81 King St. E., Oshawa

*5:30> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*6-9> open jam with Dino and the Dogs @ Colonel Mustard’s Port Perry, 15 Water St., Port Perry

*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock


905 NORTH-EAST -east of Highway #400

*1-4> open mic with host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Dr., Richmond Hill

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick

7-9> open mic night with Tania Joy & Brian Wride @ The Second Wedge Brewing Co., 14 Victoria St. N., Uxbridge

*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Shane Joseph @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill


905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400

4> open mic @ Appalachian Public House, 68 Main St. N., Georgetown

*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton

7:30> “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots


905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

2-5> Alfie Smith @ Lou Dawgs Hamilton, 116 George St., Hamilton ~Blues

*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

3-7> Bluze Cruze @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0

3-7> “Sunday Slamfest” with Crimson Grave; The Merpinuks; The Discarded; City Motor @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $6

4:30-7:30> Deeps @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~songwriter

5> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton

7-12> Backcheck; Lucid Mind; A Particle Apart; more @ Doors Taco Joint, 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton ~eclectic indie; $

7-10> Fiction Band @ Tracie’s Place, 592 Upper James St., Hamilton ~live karaoke band

8-11> Dear Father; Sam Holladay; Pretox @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton ~eclectic indie; $

8> Encuentro Flamenco @ The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton

9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

9> open jam with Walker and Jamie @ The Pour House Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton

9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton

*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton


905 WEST -southern Peel, Halton

*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz

2-6> The McGrath Family @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*3> Kitchen Party Ceilidh @ The Slye Fox, 4057 New St., Burlington

3:30> James Anthony with guest Amber Durette @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues

*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues

*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

*7-12> Tony Paglia & Co. @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock/Blues; $0

*9-12> open jam with Mike Shotton & house band @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

10> Brad Sumak and Mike Olivieri @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Roots-Rock



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