POWASSAN – Ottawa-based pop-rock band Hearts in Stereo is set to perform its hit song Dance Dance, along with a full lineup of original music, September 29.
“These guys definitely have the potential to do great,” said Rob Swan, assistant pastor at Powassan Wesleyan Church. “They are ripping up the radio in Ottawa.”
The band, made up of front man Joshua Barbour, with Jeremy Bortot on lead guitar, Robbie Palmer on keys, Jayson Shurgold on bass, and Josh Roberts covering percussion, has toured across Canada and is receiving much play on top-40 radio, including competing for a position in the Hall of Fame of Ottawa radio station Hot 89.9, and is now planning a stop in Powassan at the end of the month.
The band’s songs can be downloaded free of charge from their website www.heartsinstereo.com.
Swan, who heads up the church’s youth group, met the band during a previous performance and invited them to hold a concert on his home turf.
He is encouraging kids to join in the fun at the alcohol-free, all ages event, which is being held at the church, located at 204 Big Bend Ave.
In addition to great music, Swan announced Christian radio station KFM out of North Bay will be on-site handing out prizes.
North Bay’s talent will also be on display as folk band This Harbour is opening the show.
“If you haven’t heard of him, you will soon,” Swan said of This Harbour’s Nathan Olmstead. “I’m all for showcasing local talent and this is going to be a great event.”
Entry is $5 per person and concertgoers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation as well.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales are strictly at the door and there will be food available on-site. For more information, call 705-724-3818 or 705-303-9061.