February 9th, 2023

Get Heart on Elgin!

Get Heart on Elgin!
Motel Ben & The Everything Bagel perform at LIVE! on Elgin

The Everything Bagel:
Beginning with a gig at Grinders' Café in Toronto in 2014 with Ben McColl, Allan Kinney, and Ryan Carr, Ben's Motel, by 2016 consisting of Scott Corkery and Allan Kinney, joined forces with JoAnn Brooks and Jack van der Meer with Allan Kinney doubling as the third member of "The TripLettes" in playing to a full house at Castro's Lounge in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood on 16 May 2016. Soon after Al joined Ras Lee and the Vibes Band in Ottawa, drummer Howie Inniss took a shine to Kinney's original repertoire. The restyled "Ben's Motel and the GuruRebels" played our "everything bagel" sound at monthly Ottawa gigs from 2018 to 2020. The band's descendant The Everything Bagel in the last year has played Rideau Centre DeTOUR shows at Fernandino Hair and Nail Spa, three private parties in Central Ontario, and most recently at the Birdsong New Music Foundation compilation release at Dom Polski in Ottawa on 6 October. Look for albums Bucolica and SelfSeeUs coming in 2023.

Motel Ben:
Motel Ben, c'est la branche francophone de l'ancien groupe Ben's Motel and the GuruRebels. Avec le batteriste Marco Mésile, Motel Ben est l'ensemble plutôt responsable pour les enregistrements des albums The Step Beyond et Cyclical Argument qui vont paraître en 2023. Motel Ben s’est fait connaitre par notre mini-tour Strike the Anvil While the Iron is Hot!! à Napanee et Kingston en août. On vient justement d'avoir joué au lancement très bien réussi et reçu de la compilation Birdsong Foundation à Dom Polski, Ottawa jeudi le 6 octobre et également dans le cadre de DeTOUR à Fernandino, centre Rideau, Ottawa dimanche le 30 octobre 2022 avec Dr. Tansy Etro-Beko en vedette.

February 9th
220 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
8:00pm Doors \\ 8:30pm Show
Ticket $10 in Advance \\ $15 at the Door