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Tunes on the Town Port Hawkesbury - Slowcoaster & Andre Pettipas

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Outdoors, 606 Reeves St.

September 8, 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Cape Breton’s Slowcoaster plays upbeat saltwater funk rock hip-hop jazz Afro-Cuban reggae grooves on guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and voice. The by’s combine above-average musicianship with guitarist / vocalist Steven MacDougall’s stellar songwriting to produce a danceable, sing-alongable, funny, affecting, noir-ish set of music that’s both as “tight as a whip” and just a bit sketchy.

Andre Pettipas

Known for his hooks, energetic live performances and fronting ‘Grease Coast Rock N’ Roll’ band, Andre Pettipas and The Giants. 

“There is only one word that comes to mind when you see Andre onstage…showman. Musical talent aside, this young man has a presence that is reminiscent of a young Brian Setzer, working the stage and the room with an irresistible charisma. ” – B Lynn Hartling/Canadian Beats 

After winning 2017’s Q104 Homegrown Challenge which helped fund their industry demo, Andre Pettipas and The Giants showcased at numerous industry shindigs, including Canadian Music Week in Toronto and the 2018 Live at Heart festival in Sweden, and toured relentlessly.

Along the way, they’ve gained a reputation as an incredibly tight live act, and as a band that routinely crank out the kind of eminently hooky, singalong, anthems that stick in your mind and just won’t let go – a reputation that not only got producer Brian Moncarz’s (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace) attention but drew a variety of talented and enthusiastic musical guests to the table on their ECMA Rock Album of The Year nominated sophomore effort, ‘No Fools, No Fun.’

Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.

Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program. 

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