As part of a year-long line-up of events marking Ontario 150 and celebrating the province, the free ONtour concert series stopped in Brampton on September 1 as part of the final Friday Night Live concert series.
The performers for Friday Night Live - ONtour were:
ANJULIE – took the stage at 7:15 pm
Anjulie's vivid storytelling make this Toronto-born singer, song-writer and performer relevant to the international music scene. Her first single on the Republic Record label resonated with Canadian fans - going double-platinum and garnering nominations for "Pop Video of the Year" at the 2012 Much Music Awards and "Dance Recording of the Year" at the 2012 Juno Awards. Anjulie is an established, vibrant Canadian musical talent.
JoSH the BaND – took the stage at 8 pm
Canadian Bhangra music group JoSH, comprised of members Rup and Q, has been producing, writing, and singing hit songs for over a decade and have performed in more than 25 countries. They have released four chart-topping albums selling more than two million records worldwide. Based in Canada, the duo has become the most widely-recognized Indo-Pak-Canadian bands in the world. Musical collaborations with artists like Nelly Furtado and Apache Indian and more have lent their influences and unique ideas giving JoSH's music that fresh sound which you can hear in every single song.
KARDINAL OFFISHALL – took the stage at 8:45 pm
Incredibly original and widely received, this accomplished Torontonian has trekked the globe, performing in the most acclaimed venues. With a musical career spanning nearly three decades, Mr. International lends rap vocals to known artists likes Akon, Lady Gaga and fellow homeboy, Drake. Peppering in a patois-dancehall twist to create a sound of his own, Offishall moves crowds to their feet with his memorable performances and captivating persona. He performed in his only GTA-based ONtour concert in Brampton’s Garden Square.
AMANDA MARSHALL – took the stage at 10 pm
This was a rare opportunity to see three-time multi-platinum singer-songwriter Amanda Marshall perform live. Recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished musical talents, Marshall’s debut album is one of only 18 Canadian albums to reach certified Diamond status - selling over six million copies worldwide to date. Hit singles include; "Let It Rain", "Beautiful Goodbye", "Dark Horse", "Fall from Grace", "Sitting on Top of the World" and "Birmingham". Marshall’s anthology of talent includes sharing the stage with musical royals like Whitney Houston and Elton John, and writing songs with heavyweights like Carole King and Eric Bazilian.
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