Ambush, "Canada's Rockin' Country Band" has been delivering their own brand of high-octane country music since 1993. The trio of Mark McDonell, Riq Turner, and Tom VanCoughnett are a dynamic group of performers who share an unprecedented combination of talent, experience, and contagious enthusiasm.
Famous for their live shows, Ambush has built an intensely loyal fan base in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Ambush Army is a quarter of a million fans strong and still growing! Performing more than 200 shows per year, and having performed to over one million people in the past five years, Ambush continues to captivate crowds of all ages.
In 2006 Ambush was crowned champions of the CMT reality series "Plucked." Being part of the series allowed the band to shoot their first ever video for the Country Music News top 20 song "This Could Be The Night." In the show's finale, Ambush garnered over 50% of the total fan votes cast in winning, which allowed the band to shoot a follow up video for their hauntingly beautiful song "In This Room."
Ambush has been recognized by the Canadian music industry with multiple nominations for Canadian Country Music Association awards, including: Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2006). Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2007) & Group or Duo of the Year (2007).
Soon, the world will know what their legions of fans have known for years: Ambush is raw energy, sheer entertainment, and just plain fun
doubleBack is Ottawa’s Valley’s premier country/rock band. The band is made up of some of Ontario’s finest and most seasoned musicians. Their versatility and range of music keep crowds entertained and on the dance floor night after night. A typical show can include anything from new to classic country, new and classic rock, and might even have a little celtic thrown in just to mix things up. Featuring five musicians who love what they do, this band can play all of your favourite songs and keep you wanting for more.
Residing in Canada’s capital, The Gruff Sisters are the greatest kitchen party band around town! With powerful vocals, impeccable harmonies and a huge variety of music that spans from young country to old country, new rock to old rock ‘n’ roll classics, with a touch of the blues and anything inbetween
Swinging and swaying guaranteed! Authentic German instrumentation and arrangements. If you are looking to host an Oktoberfest or outdoor festivals this IS the band for you!
The "Lederhosers" have performed at: Rideau-Carleton Raceway Slotoberfest, Air Force WO and SGT's Mess Ottawa, Air Force Officer's Mess, University of Ottawa Oktoberfest, NCC Gatineau Park, The Cumberland Arms, United Way Oktoberfest, RCAF Officer's Mess, Rotary Club Oktoberfest, Orleans Oktoberfest, Darcy McGee's on Sparks St.