Trio version of One Shot back at Relish tonight | 160526Th | Shows for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Rory Cummings & Jim Bird -Gary 17


As I mentioned in an article last year and on previous occasions, Country-Pop combo The One Shot Band fronted by songwriter and singer-guitarist Rory Cummings is a highly entertaining act that in my view should be performing a whole lot more.

While that’s not easy to organize, since several of the members of the six-piece version have busy lives and can only arrange to all get together rather occasionally, the new trio incarnation of the show is fortunately a little more readily assembled for shows like a benefit appearance earlier in the month and tonight’s 7-9 gig at Relish in east TO.

I’m a big fan of the tunes that Cummings co-authored as part of his Redhill Road group that played Country bars across Ontario for many years starting over 45 years ago and happily several of the ones I like best, such as “This Is Just All Right” and “Honey Harbour” are often included on the song list performed by the trio.

The three-piece version of OSB also includes longtime Redhill collaborators Dan Shields on second guitar and Jim Bird on bass, with all three combining to produce luscious, catchy harmonies on originals and on covers by melodic Pop greats like Buddy Holly.

There’s no cover for the 7-9 show in the bar and tapas eatery at 2152 Danforth Ave. at the corner of Cedarvale Ave. a block east of the Woodbine subway station.  And if you’re inspired by the performance you can always stick around afterwards for the clubs awesome weekly karaoke show —one of the best you’ll ever attend anywhere.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

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9> broadcast of Pete Otis’s Mountains To Climb as performed and live at Black Swan Tavern @ 96.9FM Toronto/online @


6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Roots/Country songwriter

6-8> James Bruce Moore @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues

7-10> Music City North showcase with Last Bullet; The Commoners; Jim Dan Dee @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $8

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8-12:30> 4th Thursday jam with Hold The Bus featuring Kevin Jeffrey , Nicola Vaughan & Diane Baker Mason @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*8-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8> Kiri Koto Ensemble; Bommwhackers @ The Music Gallery, 197 John St., TO

8:30> Gruvoria @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W., TO ~Jazz Funk

9-12> Thawed Out @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie Rock

9-11:30> Debbie Fleming album release for Full Circle –Back to Bacharach ; openers Hampton Avenue 4 @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Pop Jazz; $

9> Harea Band; Ilvekyo; Stan Simon & The Hotel Bible; Lionyls @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock; $7

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9> Snake River Redemption; Goatbox Rebels; Camel Joe @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St., TO ~Rock; $

9> Carlos Morgan & guest @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/R&B; $5

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Bob Dylan 75th birthday tribute with Peter Boyd; Arthur Renwick; Darcy Windover; Philomene Hoffman @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~tribute; $

9:30> Tyler Hornby Quartet featuring David Braid @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Vancouver Jazz; $

*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

10> Paul Reddick @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Blues

10> The Better Half @ Bier Markt Esplanade, 58 The Esplanade, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Wasted Measures @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Pretzel Logic @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Steely Dan tribute; $


7-9> Rory Cummings Trio @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Country-Pop covers & originals

8-11> Black Bear All Star Band @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East ~Rock/R&B

*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

9> Colleen & The Bleeding Hearts @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Blues/Rock

*9:30> open jam @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East


7:30> Terry Clarke Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> Adam’s Rib @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St., Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40

9> Kimberley Wetmore @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock/R&B

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop

10> Screamin’ Evil Blues Band @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke ~Blues-Rock


7-11> jam night with guest host Tommy Rocker @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

9:30> Straight Shooter @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock


5-8> Miochael Lalonde Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7-9> Ben Kunder Golden Anniversary show with Collee Brown & Oh Susanna @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Rootsabilly; $

7-9> Union Suite; Property; Fake Humans @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie

7:30> Tin Pan North showcase with David McLachlan; Dayna Shreck; Joan Besen; Shaun Devlin; Colin Brown; Roger Beckett; D.C. James @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., TO West

8> Mainline @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~live Disco

8:30> Big band benefit for Regeneration Community Services with Toronto All-Star Big Band @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~$35

8:30> The Return of Spookey Ruben featuring Brendan Canning dj set @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West

9> Chris Bottomley’s Brainfudge with guests Odel Johnson; Riotron @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Jazz; $10

*9-12> open mic night @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Kristin Lindell Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Chloe Charles @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

9> Bard From The Club @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

9:30> The Mercenaries @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~retro Soul-Rock; $

10> Rattlesnake Choir @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass; $10


*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

7:30> BK Smith @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop Rock

8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge

8> open mic with James Ketts @ Fionn MacCool’s Kitchener, 4287 King St. E., Kitchener

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener


7-11> Connie Scriver @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

8> Travis Gaetz @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

10> David Frank album release @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 - EAST

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

8-11> Amber & Nelson Hardy with Mellow Dee @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax

8> Blues Jam @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*9> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Ian K; My Affected @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa ~original Rock

*9-1> Juggernaut Jam Band @ Tap and Tankard, 224 Brock Rd. S., Whitby ~Rock/Blues

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax

*10-1> open mic finale edition with Cheryl Styles @ Down Omer, 522 Ritson Rd., S., Oshawa

10> Deuce @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop

905 – NORTH

6:30-9> Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy @ Symposium Café, 192 McEwan Dr. E., Brampton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

7:30> Tin Pan North songwriters showcase (first of 2 sets) with Wendell Ferguson; Dan McVeigh; Carol Harrison; Brad Battle @ Clock ‘n’ Hen, 71 West Drive, Brampton ~songwriters

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

9> Dan Kosub @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tin Pan North songwriters showcase (second of 2 sets) Marshall Dane; Dean Stacey; Nicole Rayy; Melissa Lynn @ Clock ‘n’ Hen, 71 West Drive, Brampton ~songwriters

905 – SOUTH

*8> Ron Baumber; Puttin On The Foil @ Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Hamilton ~indie

8> 60s Folk Revival singalong @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton

8> Matt Paxton; The Bloomfields @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $5

8:30> The Jazz Connection @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ~big band Jazz

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

9> Wheeler Pedler Fab open mic @ The Wellington Arms. 222 Cannon St. E., Hamilton

*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 – WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest Dan Munro @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

7:30> Tin Pan North showcase (set 1) with Andrea England; Carrie DeMayer; Michelle Glean; Neil Morrissey @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters

9> Rocky @ Fionn MacCool’s Clarkson, 970 Southdown Rd., Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Honky Tonk

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

9:30> Tin Pan North showcase (set 2) with Lisa McCallum; Charissa Pavlou; Michael Ben-Shalom; Marion Drexler @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters

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