Performers

Lucky Ron

LR25 1081978When: Every Saturday Afternoon
Time: 4:00PM
FREE COVER!

Lucky Ron, a legend in Ottawa, has been performing his show for over 26 years. He’s been a staple at the Laff since 1999, having never missed a Saturday since.

If you want a table, you have to get here early as his followers never miss a show. It’s definitely something to see, and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

John Carroll

John-Carroll 955649When: Every Wednesday Night
Time: 8:00PM
FREE COVER! (however donations for the artist are greatly appreciated)

John Carroll has been playing a show at the Laff since 2004. His witty banter, and musical integrity have granted his audiences great pleasure over the years.

With a mixture of blues, folk, and rock and roll, John always delivers an entertaining evening in the Byward Market.

Birdie Whyte

birdie-whyte-photo 1262424When: Every Sunday afternoon

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

FREE COVER! (However donations for the performer are greatly appreciated)

Birdie Whyte has been hosting our World Famous Open Mic night for many many years now. She would only play a song or two to warm up the crowd. But now, her mix of traditional and original country, folk, and blues are brought to the forefront in her solo show. Every Sunday afternoon, join Birdie Whyte as she serenades you with her banjo and beautiful vocals. We’re delighted to have her as part of our regular weekly lineup of entertainment.

Tim Hus & The Rocky Mountain Two
Hockeytown 985471Band Members
Tim Hus: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Peterbilt Pete Christian: Lead Guitar
Riley Tubbs:  Upright String BaseAlbum Hockeytown and many more now available on Tim’s website!

Bio

Tim-hus-2 985469A true Canadian boy hailing from Nelson, British Columbia Tim Hus has built himself from the roots up to make his smooth Canadian sound known all over North America and Europe. With his unique lyrics, and pleasing twang, Tim will draw you in for an energetic and authentically Canadian performance. Over the past year, Tim Hus has had the privilege of touring with Stompin’ Tom Connors as a personal guest of his! “I’ve been looking for 30 years for a young guy who’s proud to write songs about our country. I’d like to pass the torch to Tim Hus”, said Stompin’ Tom Connors. Tim recently wrote the track “Hurtin’ Albertan” which was recorded by acclaimed Canadian band Corb Lund; the album went Gold!Featured Artist

Having worked every hands-on, bushwhacking, all-Canadian job you can think of, Tim Hus channels his heritage in his lyrics. He has a level, smooth, and rich voice that tells a story in such a way that you feel as if you’ve lived it right there alongside him. Following his acclaimed CD Bush Pilot Buckaroo, Tim has recently released Hockeytown and joins the Legendary Ian Tyson and Corb Lund on the Stony Plain Records label. “I’m drawing on my sources of inspiration for the songs more clearly than ever, and these songs, from the title track to North Atlantic Trawler and Red River Flood, just seemed to write themselves,” said Hus of his sophomore album with Stony Plain Records.
Congrats to Tim and we look forward to welcoming him here at The Laff!

 

Hearts & Mines

Hearts-and-Mines-Album 955344Band Members
Matt Luloff: Leads Vocals and Lead Guitar
Rob Hanlon: Bass and vocals
Michael Pineault: Vocals and Keys
Jason Watts: Vocals and Drums

Album Pictures on Silence, as well as the rest of their discography, available now on iTunes.

 

Bio
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Hearts&Mines is an Ottawa-based alternative group making a difference by making great music. Formed in 2009 by Matt Luloff (lead vocals, guitar) following his military service in Afghanistan, Hearts & Mines delivers powerful and emotionally charged songs that cut through the sonic clutter. The lyrical poetry of Luloff’s songs is driven home by a full band including Jason Watts on drums and backing vocals, Rob Hanlon on bass and Michael Pineault on keys. Resiliant, zealous and emotionally raw, Hearts & Mines strike a nerve with listeners, reminding them of the injustice of this world and pushing for change. Over the past year, with development assistance from NewCap Radio, Hearts & Mines have been able to take their sound to a broader audience, making multiple television and radio appearences and playing shows across Ontario. Currently in studio recording their first full-length album with producer Jordon Zadorozny (Sam Roberts Band, Melissa Auf der Maur) Hearts & Mines is set to light listeners on fire with its unique brand of agro-pop. This is the soundtrack of the revolution.

Featured Artist

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Matthew Luloff was a valued employee of the Château Lafayette. His dedication to his work, his band, his cause, and his friends is reflected in the output and recent success of Hearts&Mines. Having been given a chance to compete for the Big Money Shot on Live88.5FM, Matt and his bandmates have been working non-stop preparing for their shot at victory. With his continued commitment and determination, I’m sure that Matt will see success in all his endeavours.

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Rob Hanlon, a newer addition to our staff and to Hearts&Mines, is a dedicated and hard-working team member. He has seemingly limitless abilities and works hard to motivate and inspire those around him. With Rob in the band, I’m sure the success of Hearts&Mines will continue to grow and expand.
Congrats to Matt, Rob, and Hearts&Mines!

UPDATE: November 18th, 2011 Hearts&Mines places 2nd in the Big Money Shot!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Watch their latest video here!!