Musicians for Hire

Musicians for Hire

Look forward to hearing from you. Have instruments will travel and play. To book us, get a quote or for more information please call 905-473-6591 or e-mail us burrowsandcompany@gmail.com

We would love to play at …

your private event, your party, your bar, your night club, your pub, your concert hall, your festival… your whatever.

 

To respond to your particular needs and your budget we can offer you three different formats…

See below for details on each option and to hear some demos.

BURROWS & YOUNG

  At 24 GRAHAM YOUNG is already one of the finest guitar players in the land. He plays with style, taste and capacity way beyond his years. Graham started playing when he was 8… at 15 he won the Sleepwalk Guitar Festival Scholarship Award in a competition… took the prize money from that to buy a Fender Telecaster… and he has been picking away on it ever since! Graham plays many styles and genres with equal enthusiasm and dexterity. He picks country with the best of them… a frequent guest of the legendary Lou Moore… was invited to play in the band at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Graham plays the blues with the likes of Carlos Del Junco and The Jerome Tucker Band … he has played fusion jazz with The Marito Marques Band… and with some of the most prominent jazz musicians in the country at The Jazz Bistro. In 2019 Graham toured the United States with Cat Clyde playing in such legendary places as New York City, New Orleans and Austin Texas. Watching Graham play on its own is well worth coming out for … he is a delight.

On the other end of the age scale BOB BURROWS has been singing all his life. As a boy Bob trained in Anglican Choirs and at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Became the soloist at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, joined The Canadian Opera Company and ended up at The Stratford Festival where he sang for The Queen. In his teenage years Bob discovered the music of Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Muddy Waters B. B. King and such and started down a different path. In 1965 Bob and his band Bobby Kris And The Imperials had a radio hit on Columbia Records across Canada… they were a prominent Toronto r’n b band at the time… Bob also released CD Bobby Kris Now in 1998… available on iTunes. Bob sings a wide variety of materials… see Repertoire… with soul and passion. Bob also plays keyboard in this duo with Graham … a work in progress!

BURROWS & YOUNG
BURROWS & COMPANY

Burrows And Company first played together at a jam session in the summer of 2008 at Chalet Studios ... a recording facility just outside Claremont Ontario.  I had originally booked the musicians to play at a benefit for my ailing organic food business but that fell through when the hall was closed for emergency repairs. I tried to rebook the event somewhere else ... like at a restaurant or night club.  But that didn’t work out either so I figured since I had booked and had available the services of some of the best players around why not take advantage of that?  And also since we were going to jam some stuff for fun, why not record it?  As it turned out we had a great time and came away with some good recordings.  The musicians who attended that jam were ...

Drums ... Al Cross

Bass ... Dennis Pendrith

Hammond B3 ... David Chester

Guitar ... Larry Leishman

Vocals ... Bob Burrows

In 2011 we recorded a blues version of Heartbreak Hotel ... available on iTunes ... in an effort to elevate the plight of the homeless working with The Salvation Army.  Early in 2013 Larry Leishman passed away from the cure for cancer of the throat.  A few months thereafter I became aware of very gifted seventeen year old guitarist from Newmarket ... Graham Young ... who had played with Al and Dennis.  Went to see him play and was very impressed ... asked him to sit in with us.  We then played a few live gigs together for a while ... the chemistry was magical.  We have played The Newmarket Music Festival for the last couple of summers.  We love to play live together and cherish any opportunities we get to do that.  However, this band spends much more time and energy playing in the studio.  We play and record both our own material and covers done in our own way.

Burrows And Company ... making music that matters since 2008     |     burrowsandcompany@gmail.com     |     905 473 6591  

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BURROWS & COMPANY
BURROWS, CHESTER & YOUNG

lOREMLOREMS ISPUMBOB BURROWS has been singing all his life… now also playing some piano. As a boy he trained in Anglican Choirs and at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Became the soloist at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, joined The Canadian Opera Company and ended up at The Stratford Festival where he sang for The Queen. In his teenage years Bob discovered the music of Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Muddy Waters B. B. King and such and started down a different path. In 1965 Bob and his band Bobby Kris And The Imperials had a radio hit on Columbia Records across Canada … they were a prominent Toronto r’n b band at the time… Bob also released CD Bobby Kris Now in 1998 … available on iTunes. Bob approaches each song he performs with passion and soul.

 

DAVID CHESTER is a very fine keyboard player and singer and has been a professional musician for most of his life … studied music at York University. As a young man he also studied singing with the legendary Rosemary Burns.

David has played with touring Motown bands, top 40 bands… currently plays with many local bands and musicians … his skills are very much in demand. In 1985 he established Chalet Recording Studio just outside Claremont where a great many prominent acts have recorded over the past 33 years such as Rush, Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Jane Siberry and Chantal Kreviazuk… among others. David has also released two CD’s of his own… Goliath and Someone Here. He is constantly upgrading his skills as a recording engineer and keyboard player. Dave is indeed a master at tinkling those proverbial ivories and rockin’ the house.

 

GRAHAM YOUNG is one of the finest young guitar players in the land. He plays with style, taste and capacity way beyond his years. Graham started playing when he was 8… at 15 he won the Sleepwalk Guitar Festival Scholarship Award in a competition… took the prize money from that to buy a Fender Telecaster… and he has been picking away on it ever since! Graham plays many styles and genres with equal enthusiasm and dexterity. He picks country with the best of them… a frequent guest of the legendary Lou Moore... Graham plays the blues with the likes of Carlos Del Junco and The Jerome Tucker Band… he has played fusion jazz with The Marito Marques Band and some of the most prominent jazz musicians in the country at The Jazz Bistro. Watching Graham play on its own is well worth coming out for… he is a delight.

BURROWS, CHESTER  & YOUNG