On Friday January 10th between 6-9pm, “The Principals” will bring their live show back to the Cove.
One half of the Principals is Dave Balfour. He is a real and vivacious musical personality! He reels you in! He has been the MC of Stewart Park Festival in Perth for 18 years and hosted the Wednesday night jam at O’Reillys in Perth for over 10 years, bringing in a mix of young and old local talent each week. Each week Dave and guests would play a for a few hours of acoustic magic and mayhem with weekly new material keeping musicians on their toes. This larger than life man, with a sweet soft voice will have you tapping and humming along to your favorite tunes from the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, U2 and The Beatles. He has played with Dog Day Afternoon (with Jamie), Guthrie House, Bald Like Dad and more.
Jamie Campbell, the other half of the Principals, has quite a prolific past in the music business as well. He is a member of Fireweed with Gary William Rasberry & Rob Unger. Voiceplay, guitarwork and a mutual love of all things acoustic fire the songs that we write and perform. Fireweed’s reputation for heartfelt, intimate live shows is wide-spread and well-known. They’ve performed at Blues Skies Music Festival, Summerfolk, Stewart Park Music Festival, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Mariposa, Hillside Music Festival, Skeleton Park Music Festival and the Amherst Island Folk Festival. He was also a member of acclaimed Quebecois performer Roch Voisine’s touring band! A high accomplishment for sure. Most recently, he has been playing the co-lead with Miss Emily Fennell and Doug Reansbury is a sensational tribute to the music of Carole King and James Taylor called You’ve Got a Friend featuring the best in Kingston’s musical veterans in Zak Colbert on bass, Ken Hall on keyboards, Duncan Holt on drums and James Wannamaker on sax.
Together, Dave and Jamie share a love of a well crafted song and strong harmonies. Together they play with the band Dog Day afternoon. Both are elementary Principals in our area but fear not, no detentions will be given.
Coinciding with The Principals live performance, there will be a silent auction fundraiser for Tammy Fenner, a community member in need of alternative cancer treatment. Here is a note from the folks at the Cove:
You may remember we had a spa attached to The Cove. It was called Sundari Day Spa and was run by Sarah and Angie Fenner. They have since moved and have their new location in Maberly. Their mother Tammy Fenner has cancer. She is getting treatment in Europe right now but the expenses for her alternative treatments are high. We are hosting a night where the community will have a chance to support her and her family. Everyone who was a part of the Sundari Day Spa community and beyond is welcome to come and bid on amazing Silent Auction items as well as enjoy a night of incredible music by The Principals: Dave Balfour & Jamie Campbell. Jamie is back in action after some health issues so we are very happy to be able to have them perform!
If you have any questions for the Fenner Family about the night and the silent auction, please contact Sarah or Angie through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to chip in to the GoFundMe page as well.
Thanks for your love and support!
All of us at The Cove
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