Friday, December 3, 2010

Andre & The J-Tones Christmas CD Release!!!!

It's here! Andre & The J-Tones 1st official CD release is a Christmas CD!
With some great classic Christmas songs arranged by Andre Bisson in the style of Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Blues, and Funk!!!!

It can be picked up at our concerts and if you are unable to make it to Hamilton, ON then you can purchase it online at CD BABY

Our CD releases are listed below:

Friday, December 3, 2010 - Lionheart British Pub - Mississauga 9 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - Augusta House - Hamilton, ON - 10 p.m. till 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club - Hamilton 7 p.m. till 9 :30pm

The musicians on the CD were:
Andre Bisson - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica
Dan Rodrigues - Lead Guitar
Kevin Freer - Bass
Anthony Giles - Drums
Loretta Hale - Trumpet
Jackie Chalmers - Alto/Tenor Saxophone

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Andre & the J-Tones in Ottawa, Perth and Quebec

Hey! (Photo's Below)

We're back from our trip in Quebec, Ottawa and Perth. We were very fortunate to stay on the Ottawa River in a cottage in Quyon, Qc where the beer is sold in convinence stores and poutine on every corner.

We performed in Ottawa at a great Pub called D'Arcy McGee's at 44 Sparks Street near the Parliament buildings. We had a great crowd and saw lots of friends and family from the area which was awesome! We played till 1 a.m. and ended with an encore of Proud Mary.

When we got back to the cottage we were lucky to catch the best moments of the meteor shower that was taking place above us. It was a great site and first time most of us had seen one.

Friday and Saturday we had off to relax and spend some time in Ottawa to see the Museum of Civilization and have lunch in the Byward Market area. Other than that we spent time playing volleyball and horseshoe at the cottage.

Sunday early morning it was raining something torrential which left us wondering if we would be performing at all that day. When we arrived in Perth the rain stopped just in time for us to perform at the Perth Garlic Festival. During our breaks we went to sample all the different garlic dips, jams, fudge, honey, and flavoured and pickled garlic, making it an extremely delicious festival! We finished around 3 p.m. when it began to rain again. (phew!)

Sunday evening we enjoyed an amazing last dinner as we had all week and relaxed one last night on the Ottawa River.

Overall we had a great time and are looking forward to next years Eastern Ontario Tour.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Northern Ontario Tour 2010 Recap

HEY, We're Back!

We had a great time overall and met a lot of great people at our performances. Beautiful weather all week in the great North and not too many bugs.

We played in Thessalon, Bruce Mines and the last couple of nights in Sault Ste Marie. We've been traveling for about a week to Northern Ontario for the last 4 years and it only gets better.

It was a 10 and a half hour drive back to Hamilton and could have been much longer had we not taken the very nice back roads.

Thanks again to everyone that came out to see us play and also thank you to those of you who bought a CD.

VIDEO'S - BASKETBALL - Greatest Shot Ever
Andre's newest song - Real Bad Feeling
Photo's are below

Friday, July 2, 2010

Northern Ontario Tour Update 2

Hello Everyone!Bold
We played Wednesday night @ The Sinton Tavern in Thessalon, ON where everyone was ready to dance and have a good time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day - We played from 12:30 p.m. til 4 p.m. had a little afternoon lunch and played again from 7-9 p.m. before the fireworks. We were lucky to have great weather this year. Met lots of great people, not just from Bruce Mines but also Ohio, Pennsilvania, Ottawa, and all over Ontario.

In between all of this time, we've been enjoying a lot of basketball, hiking, jogging, board games, reading, jamming and just sitting around and talking. All that stuff seems pretty simple, but when you add all this beautiful scenery its just that much better.
Hope all is well!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Northern Ontario Tour Update Part 1

Hey All!

So after a furious game of packing the care / tetris, we managed to pick everyone up and hit the road. After about 3m of backing up, we ran over the garbage.

So one quick false start, and we were off on the road. Traffic wasn't too bad. We managed to make good time to Perry Sound, so we took a few minutes to reflect over some Richards Coffee and Sandwiches.

The rest of the trip was rather uneventful. Some smoke stacks, a few intimate moments with a moose, and then a quick run straight to Bruce Mines Ontario.

We finally made it and the vacation can begin! So for the last two days we have been sitting around, Playin basketball (most amazing shot ever!!), Some relaxing, and a heated game of monopoly. All in all it's been a very nice couple days. Last night the other half of the band arrived at about 2am. Today more relaxing in preparation for; The Sinton Tavern in Thessalon, ON. Time to blow their minds! Stay Tuned to hear how it goes in "Andre & The J-Tones Northern Ontario Tour 2010 Update Pt 2!!"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hamilton Food & Drink Festival 2010 - Copps Coliseum

GREAT TIME @ The Hamilton Food & Drink Festival! We met a lot of great people, cooks, and some great musicians as well!!!

Tha Hamilton Food & Drink Festival is the place to be! The Food is delicious and the Drink is satisfying.

Thanks to the all the Coordinators and helpers that made it such a great weekend!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jordan House & Hamilton Food & Drink Festival!

Andre & the J-Tones started this weekend with a bang at The Jordan House in Jordan/Lincoln, ON It`s a beautiful venue with a great open sound and a delicious menu. We hope to see this place again soon.

GREAT time at the Hamilton Food & Drink Festival today, we got meet a lot of great people and some great musicians as well!

The Hamilton Food & Drink Festival is the place to be this weekend if you can get there. The Food is delicious and the Drink is satisfying!

Thanks to the Food and Drink Coordinators for such a great day!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Andre Bisson on CFMU Mon. April 5, 2010 LISTEN HERE

Here is Andre on CFMU McMaster Radio's - Dusted Off with Steven Francis talking about Stax Records and promoting our upcoming shows this weekend. to hear the show from Monday, April 5, 2010

Listen every Monday from 6-7 p.m. and listen to Steven Francis weekly talk about Blues, Motown, and Rhythm & Blues!

Dusted Off myspace

Thanks Steven for having Andre on the show!

Stax Museum - Soulsville USA
Concord Music Group
Stax Group

Stax Records Myspace
Respect yourself: The Stax Records Story
Stax Records Facebook

Stax Records Youtube

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One More Gig

One More Gig written by Andre Bisson from his CD Rhythm & Blues Experience
made by Optos - from Slovakia

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thanks for Voting Andre's CD Best CD of 2009 for The Hamilton Blues Lovers

Thank you for voting Andre's CD : A Rhythm & Blues Experience

Best CD of 2009 for The Hamilton Blues Lovers

We can't thank you enough for your support!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Come to Brando's to hear some great music on Feb. 27th -& Photo's from Hamilton to Haiti Fundraiser

CLICK HERE to see photo's of Andre & the J-Tones @ The Hamilton to Haiti Fundraiser @ The Corktown Pub

HEY! Come see us play at -
Brando's Pub in Brantford, ON
Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 6:30 p.m. till 9 p.m. for more information

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Voted Best Rhythm & Blues Album in Canada - Blues Underground Network Year End Review

Best Rhythm & Blues Album - Canada through the Blues Underground Networks Year End Review!

Andre's CD was reviewed last year by The Blues Underground Network and then voted Best Rhythm & Blues Album in Canada

Happy New Years Everyone!
See Andre perform at Niagara On The Lake's Harp's Pub this Saturday, January 9th, 2010 with Dan Rodrigues on Guitar