Hamilton Originals ™️ Live from The Westdale

Hamilton Originals ™️: Live from The Westdale is the signature online programming achievement of The Westdale in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The online music and interview program filled the void left when music venues city-wide were forced to close and later limit attendance.  The program offers musicians local to the Hamilton area an opportunity to play their music in the historic venue when there is nowhere else to play and talk about their artistic practice, the music industry, and the cultural scene in Hamilton with the show’s host Mike McCurlie.

It is a living tribute and historical legacy to the incredible and tenacious spirit of the arts and culture creators that make Hamilton a world-class city.  Over 40,00 people have watched Hamilton Originals online.

Your Host Mike McCurlie

Most folks would say Mike is not your everyday guy and here at The Westdale, we’d agree. It’s not ‘every guy’ that’s been in dozens of bands, has writing and voice credits on thousands of radio and TV commercials and is the genius behind jingles so famous our whole country can hum them effortlessly. And to lock down his “not your everyday guy” title, Mike has co-founded one of Hamilton’s most successful media companies, he’s lived in two treehouses, sailed the Atlantic, played Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and has earned “Best Dad in The World” mugs from his two amazing daughters (who now run his old company, MJM Media).

Mike joined The Westdale Board of Directors a couple of months before the lockdown. Having played and recorded with most of Hamilton’s great musicians over his 50-year career, he proposed the idea of a live-streaming show that would combine interviewing and performing with these stellar local artists. Hamilton Originals™ has featured 16 different Hamilton composers and musicians.

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Watch past episodes of Hamilton Originals ™️


Hamilton Originals: McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles: Songs of Wentworth County

The Westdale 668 views July 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Hamilton Originals: Judy Marsales The Evolution of the Sing-along

The Westdale 295 views July 18, 2020 3:41 pm

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