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Tunes on the Town Sydney - Town Heroes and Broken Road

Charlotte Street Parkette between 295 and 303 Charlotte Street

September 15, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Town Heroes

Whether a sweaty rock show or an intimate acoustic environment, The Town Heroes want you to be entertained. 

Born and raised in small-town Nova Scotia, Mike Ryan and Bruce Gillis have played together for the past 12 years — touring the world, releasing 6 critically acclaimed albums and winning an array of industry awards. Anthemic choruses, danceable arrangements, and tender falsettos highlight their catchy yet thoughtful songs. At heart, a perfect soundtrack for contemplating life with a bounce in your step.

Musically, the band blends their 90’s alt-rock influences with singer-songwriter stylings in the vein of Neil Young or Ryan Adams. On stage they move like intense caricatures – soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. 

They released their 6th album “Home” — a concept album about a two-week period during the summer of 1999 in Cape Breton — in August 2021.


Broken Road
Broken Road consists of four close friends: Brandon Bates (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Devon Cann (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Mike Gorey (Bass) and Alan Buckingham (Percussion).

Brandon started the band in high school, and after several lineup changes met Alan while both were working together. The two discovered each other’s strong interest in music, and quickly started writing songs and booking gigs.

The band has since gone on to showcase their talents on some big stages, opening for world-famous acts such as Slowcoaster, The Town Heroes and Pretty Archie.

You can find Broken Road playing at festivals and events throughout the year, Broken Road released their Self produced album ‘Less is More’ in 2020 and followed up the next year with the release of their single “Wasted My Time”

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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