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Genre: Concert

Duration: 90 Minutes

Hamilton Originals with Jamie Oakes

Hamilton’s own Jamie Oakes!

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The Westdale knows about being an original.  The iconic theatre debuted in 1935 as Hamilton’s first cinema equipped to show ‘talkies’ – motion pictures with sound.  Fast forward 85 years and The Westdale is buzzing with excitement to announce that Hamilton Originals, its response to the pandemic that premiered in July 2020, is heading back to the stage to do some talking with sound.  Hamilton Originals invites musicians with a solid connection to Hamilton to talk with host Mike McCurlie and play some tunes.  The show was popular online in 2020, garnering over 50,000 views, and now will add a live studio audience to the streaming format.

The music of Jamie Oakes is soul music for the mind. Spawned from the blues, raised by folk and honed by rock, country and R & B, Oakes’ sound is as much about earthbound existence as it is about spiritual enrichment.

A singer, a guitarist, a songwriter and a bandleader, Oakes’ talents continue to evolve almost as quickly as his reputation. After a premature attempt at rock and roll stardom in the eighties with his original band Daba RojabaOakes stepped back and began to refine his sound and style in the often-unforgiving “chicken wing” circuit around his native Ontario.

With his emotive voice, his ethereal guitar work and his natural musicality, it wasn’t long before Oakes’ talents became noticed. Studio session work for film, television and commercials began to fill out his schedule, giving his artistry an added cinematic scope.

You can stream the show LIVE on Facebook or YouTube, or you can buy a ticket to be part of the LIVE studio audience!

Please note that the show will be live-streamed from the theatre.  By attending in person, you consent that your voice and/or likeness may be recorded.  There will be cameras in the audience and some seats may have a partial obstruction.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry.  The Westdale is operating at 100% capacity and all available seats are for sale for Hamilton Originals.  The requirement for individuals to maintain two meters of physical distancing is removed.  

Supported by the incite Foundation for the Arts

Sponsored by Next Steps Planning with IPC Securities

Sponsored by Clearcable

Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage