Sil Simone bringing smooth Rock to the Doc’s Mondays | 170410Mo | Shows for Monday, April 10, 2022

Sil Simone, November 2015 -MARY ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG


We last told you a little bit about uber-talented singer- guitarist Sil Simone a couple of years ago on the occasion of his reunion for a show with former Sil & Phil duo partner and co-songwriter in the Blood Red Flower Pop band, Phil Naro.

Veteran six-string ace and studio wiz Simone, whose vocal range is, if anything, actually superior to Naro’s, continues to host a Saturday afternoon matinee show in Burlington and lately has been stepping up the frequency of his appearances at Port Credit’s headquarters for live music, Roc’n Doc’s.

This month, in fact, Simone is bringing in a trio to the club at 105 Lakeshore Rd. E. near the foot of Hurontario St./#10 Highway, every Monday night from 7:30-11:30 according to the club’s website.  (Though visitors to the funky room, which also features a rooftop patio that people line up to be on, tell us the time frames advertised aren’t always strictly accurate.)

What you can rely on, however, is the excellence of Simone’s performance. Although he’s been a member of iconic Canadian Rock bands like Santers, Triumph and with Tom Cochrane’s combos, he’s also known for being smoothly skilled at delivering Pop Rock that’s not overwhelming but still very high-energy and totally captivating.

Our intrepid photographer/reporter Mary Armstrong (yes, longtime readers back to to-nite days: Meandering Mary is indeed back on board covering shows for us!) confirms that based on what she saw when she last caught up with him, he hasn’t lost any steps over the years.

-Gary 17,

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*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

7-8> “Acoustic Workshop” with host Heather Fielding @ CIUT 89.5 FM broadcast and online


6> Claire Coupland @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

6-9> Daniel Taylor of Cedarship Rocketship @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

7:30> Chris Banks @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*8-12> open mic with Wayne “Neon” Smith @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E.

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8:40> Anxious Giants; Shikha Sehgal; Jessica Hozman @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0 170314 LIKE TRIVAGO Moon pr

**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required with guest host Andrew Frost @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

*9:30> open mic with host Mark Villamor at Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> Humber College Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Byrds Byrds Byrds @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~tribute to The Byrds; $

**10> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with hosts Dave Lang & John Sladek @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10> Chris Gostling and The Tempo @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.


7-10> Smokey Folk @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Bluegrass; 0$

7:30> supposedly a songwriter nobody can be bothered to name @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$

8:30-10:30> Paul Reddick @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Blues

*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Julian Taylor & Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$


*8-11> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.

*9-1> open jam with The Repairmen @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth


5-8> Chelsea McBride Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

7> Colin Story Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

7> Jaymz Bee salon @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz; pwyc

*8-11> Ken Yoshioka @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St. ~Blues

*8> open jam with The Pumpinheadz @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.

8:30> Danielle Knibbe; Claire Hunter @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.

9-1> Tim Hamel Trio & guest @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

9:30> Overton/O’Kane/Welsh trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~tribute to Jazz Messengers; pwyc

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


*5> open mic @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

*8-2> Matt Weidinger @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic originals & covers

9:30> Turk and the Hobbits @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W., Waterloo


*7> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

9> tba @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

9?> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.

905 EAST

*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa


9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country

8> “Got Talent Challenge” semi-final @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster

*11> Mary Simon @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 WEST

5> Chris Chambers @ SB Prime, 300 Brant St., Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

7:30-11:30> Sil Simone @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock ‘n’ Roll

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Catherine Harrison @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit


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