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Monday Special Blend
Monday July 26th, 2021 with Jumpin' Joel Flash & Kim Valentine
It’s Tours through Town, Encores, Ovations, and non-stop OMIC action on the Monday Special Blend!

An Interview with Unsociably High! They’re putting on a series of streaming shows that will showcase local artists AND local businesses! Shows at Seed to Sausage, Venus Envy, McCranks, Blue Blood Tattoo, Barely Bruised Books & Brown Bag Coffee Roasters, with tunes from Winnie Julot, Mindy Amelotte, Tariq Anwar, and…. Jumpin’ Joel Flash???? Wow! More tunes from #OvationOttawa and #EncoreOttawa! Non stop local music streams organized by The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC)! TUNES from Pat Moore, Twin Flames, Matt Gower, Jasmyn Gulyas, Chantal Hackett, Kimberly Sunstrum, Reykjavictim, Desert Stranger, & Max Webster!
America's Veins
Max Webster - High Class In Borrowed Shoes Canadian
Cedar Tree
Desert Stranger - s/t Canadian New
Desert Stranger - s/t Canadian New
“All those years I slept all day” sings Andrew Gharib on “Interstellar”, the first single off his debut solo self-titled effort as Desert Stranger. For him, this is a fresh start. Formerly the singer/guitarist of Animal Confession, they released two albums, playing alongside numerous acts including Three Days Grace, Dear Rouge, Rise Against, CeVilain, The Damn Truth, and In My Coma.

Owing the name of his solo project to his Lebanese roots, the name “Gharib” directly translates into “stranger”; this comes from his ancestors who used to refer to newcomers into their villages as ‘stranger’. Perhaps being a stranger is the best way to get to know yourself and figure out where you’re going.
You've Come A Long Way
Reykjavictim - Face Forward, Don't be Untoward Canadian New
Reykjavictim - Face Forward, Don't be Untoward Canadian New
One-man-band machine. Currently in Ottawa, Canada.
Drinking too Much
Pat Moore - Take it to Heart Canadian
How Long
Pat Moore - Take it to Heart Canadian
Pat Moore’s voice has a warm and expressive quality, as perfectly suited to a rich ballad, as it is to an up-tempo power song. She moves easily from the storytelling of the singer/songwriter genre, to the lonesome sound of traditional country and bluegrass.

In the 1980’s Pat played dog-house bass and sang lead and harmony in Maple Hill, an award winning bluegrass band. Later, Pat ventured out on her own, writing, and releasing her debut solo CD, The Time’s Never Been Better. In 2003 Pat recorded her second CD, Take it to Heart, and formed her band The Vinyl Frontier. Her recordings have received praise from far and wide - Holland, Italy, Australia, the U.S. and across Canada, for her captivating storytelling, her warm strong voice, and the musicianship of the people she surounds herself with.

Playing Ovation Ottawa!
Thursday, July 29 @ 8:00PM via Facebook
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Bricks and Mortar
Matt Gower - Sense of Self Canadian New
Three Chords and a Lie
Matt Gower - Sense of Self Canadian New
Matt Gower’s latest release, Sense of Self, was written and recorded entirely during the pandemic. It features themes of depression, isolation, healing, family and love. With a newborn and toddler at home, this was an especially challenging task to find quiet moments to work on the album. With so much (or little) time devoted to family and music, needless to say, his house is a bit messy...
Twin Flames - s/t Canadian New
Twin Flames - Omen Canadian New
Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous artists Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles. The husband and wife duo of Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik, are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic, and honouring their ancestors through song in English, Inuttitut and French. Twin Flames, brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners and most recently 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 28 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name.

Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, singing songs in English, Inuktitut, French they offer a truly unique experience. Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning and nominated careers; they met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical) in 2014.

Playing Ovation Ottawa!
Thursday, July 29 @ 8:30PM via Facebook
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Unsociably High - Peak of Conclusion Canadian New
Cold Energy
Unsociably High - Peak of Conclusion Canadian New
They’re putting on a series of streaming shows that will showcase local artists AND local businesses! Unsociably High's Local Tour Through Town is a live stream excursion that will take place each Sunday from August 1st, 2021 to September 5th, 2021. They will be performing with local indie artists and musicians at their favourite local shops in Ottawa. The shows will be streamed on Instagram and Facebook with the last show being an outdoor socially distanced live concert.

Aug 1: Seed to Sausage w/ Winnie Julot • acoustic night 🪕
Aug 8: Venus Envy w/ Mindy Amelotte • electric night 🎸
Aug 15: McCranks Cycles w/ Jumpin' Joel Flash • cover night 💽
Aug 22: Blue Blood Custom Tattoos w/ Tariq Anwar • instrumental night 🎛
Aug 29: Barely Bruised Bookstore • poetry night 📖
Sep 5: Brown Bag Coffee Roasters • socially distanced concert outside!


Unsociably High is an Ottawa-based Indie soul jazz duo of Tiffany Wallace and Brendon Bartlett. They create a smooth and sentimental sound that is cholesterol reducing and recommended with scotch.
Jasmyn Gulyas - s/t Canadian New
Jasmyn Gulyas - s/t Canadian
“It was a time when I felt trapped in my small city and knew I needed change. There was a small fire burning inside of me demanding a larger flame. This song describes my inner struggle between staying comfortable in my routine or going after what I really want- but potentially facing some failures. It’s the uncertain leap, and when I turned “23”, “
Kimberly Sunstrum - The Slow Sprint Canadian
Never Been Lonely
Kimberly Sunstrum - The Slow Sprint Canadian
Kimberly Sunstrum is a Queer, Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Blending profound vocals with heartfelt lyrics, Sunstrum’s music delves into topics on family, race, feminism, Queerness and the ways these multidimensional identities influence how we navigate the world.

Playing Encore Ottawa!
Friday, July 30 @ 8:30PM
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Love You
Chantal Hackett - s/t Canadian
Chantal Hackett - Ready for the Fall Canadian
Ottawa native Chantal Hackett is a pop singer-songwriter and entrepreneur who is also the founder and creator of her own six-time award winning Vocal and Performance Studio “Sing House Studios” and is fresh off the heels of being a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Awards. Chantal’s brilliant colours have shined with her passion for the industry and her diverse portfolio. She’s a cut above the rest in her mission to empower others to follow their path and live their joy. It couldn’t be clearer than in her newly released single, “Love YOU”.

Playing Encore Ottawa!
Friday, July 30 @ 8:00PM
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Interactive CKCU
KV21 is the greatest artist & tune-picker ever!! & Pat Moore is a Music God & Great Sat. Morn Host!!! True! Thanks for great work, Flash!!

7:52 AM, July 26th, 2021
Joel Elliott (host)
Hooray! Kim knows what's up, that's for sure. :)

8:51 AM, July 26th, 2021
luv'd the music today! Chantal & Kim - last 2 hav a great future!

8:59 AM, July 26th, 2021
Chantal Hackett
Thank you!!!!

4:45 PM, August 3rd, 2021