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Roadhouse and Friends - Helping The Gathering Place



Roadhouse and Friends Show & Fundraiser

This incredible show will be one for the books and not to be missed. You will experience Roadhouse like never before! The new songs, along with their classics, will captivate and move you to a new level that can only be witnessed live on the big stage. They will be joined by three elite local musicians that will set the bar to new heights. Shawn Sasyniuk, Sam Depatie and Peter Cliche will accompany the rest of the band including: Dan Sigouin, Cindi Griffin, Danielle Roy, Jacques Grylls, Zach Clement and Scott Aultman. Together, they will form a powerhouse group that will leave the audience in awe with their unbelievable vocals and musicianship. They are also partnering with The Gathering Place where $5.00 from each ticket sold will go directly to feed the hungry in our area.

About The Gathering Place: 

Photo of Dennis Chappa

The Gathering Place is a donation dependent non-profit that at this point receives no core funding from government. We serve five breakfasts five lunches and six evening meals to those who come to our door, no questions asked. We currently serve over eleven hundred meals a week. We are the food part of the equation of ‘rent versus food’. Our theory is that it all starts with food. From prenatal health to sandwiches at a funeral, food is a universal need. It is also often the starting point of conversations about addiction or mental health. If basic needs are not being met, the rest does not matter. We saw a 30 per cent increase in demand during the pandemic, from folks who had never used our service before. That has not dropped. Our program also includes a community garden, which produces almost four thousand pounds of food a growing season for use by us, or for donation to other agencies to help with their clients. Our food rescue program brings in over three thousand pounds of usable food a week, which would have gone into the landfill site, and either processes for use within the kitchen, or the outreach program, or is given away to other agencies to better support their clients. Our outreach program cooks and delivers hots meals and groceries to individuals within our community who have trouble accessing the kitchen due to isolation or transportation issues, or to individuals and groups in West Nipissing and Mattawa. The outreach program provides over a thousand meals a week to these individuals.

About Roadhouse

Established in 2014, Roadhouse is a popular Northern Ontario band that has amazed crowds at many venues including festivals, concerts, special private, public, corporate events and weddings.  Seasoned musicians provide the perfect mix of your favorite music, integrating multi-talented high energy performances.  They strive to provide unbelievable performances, appealing to a variety of genres for all ages with a commitment to high quality professional sound.

Roadhouse’s audiences undoubtedly find their music familiar and entertaining. There is nothing more captivating than seeing Roadhouse live. Their music will make your event successful and memorable. They can easily tailor their repertoire to meet the needs of their guests.

What their followers had to say:

“Roadhouse is the Best band, hired them on the spot at an event for our wedding and our guests are still raving about how fantastic they were.” Allison Norman Moore

“Every time we get to see these wonderful artists it is always a celebration.  There is something to be said about homegrown, hometown musicians. ROADHOUSE you truly show us the meaning of music and the talent it takes to put on a great show… thank you ROADHOUSE for showing us that music is the healing vibe we all still need in our lives.” Christal Brisebois

“Thank you to ROADHOUSE for the fantastic performance. A truly spectacular display of musical talent with a passion for performance that goes far beyond a simple gig for them. They love what they are doing and everyone at the event knew it.  High energy sets that played to the guests and ensured that a great time was had by all.  Professional services from booking to tear down. Above and beyond communication with us to ensure a snag free event. I highly recommend ROADHOUSE.” Joe Cushing

For more information including member biographies, videos, pictures and upcoming events, go the their website at https://jack-indie-box.wixsite.com/roadhouse

And be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram @ ROADHOUSENorthBay.

Roadhouse friends preforming with them that night.

Shawn Sasyniuk - vocals, guitar, percussion. Though he initially gained his reputation as a solid and energetic drummer and percussionist, he is equally comfortable with several other instruments. Currently occupying the drum throne in Juno award winning artist Susan Aglukark’s band, Shawn has shared the stage with several other artists including Roch Voisine , Chris Colepaugh, France D'amour, Jason Lang , William Deslauriers, Renée Martel and Wilfred Le Bouthillier among others. He has made several television appearances on TFO, CBC, Radio-Canada (including a three year stint as the house band drummer on SRC's Le Garage) and Musique Plus. Shawn has also lent his talents on both sides of the studio glass. He has played drums and other instruments on well over 50 albums! As an award winning studio engineer and record producer.

Sam Depatie - vocals, fiddle, guitar.  Sam has worked as a musician in local bands, theatre productions, and as a session musician. Sam owns Samantha's Fiddle and Stepdance School in North Bay and also writes and composes her own music. Sam in an award-winning fiddler and stepdancer.

Peter Cliche - Peter has spent his entire life playing the role of pro musician. Sideman, solo...A multi instrumentalist who’s as comfortable on the road touring as he is in the studio. He’s produced soundtrack music for film and tv for the past 20 years. Having retired last year, he is now free to pursue his passion which is music...nothings changed. A little fiddle, some slide, harmonica maybe some mandolin...he seldom says no.


Roadhouse and Friends - Helping The Gathering Place