Melissa Payne and Nicholas Campbell - DOUBLE FEATURE!
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd, Trenton, ON K8V 5P8, Canada
Ennismore, Ontario’s Melissa Payne has truly left her mark on the musical landscape, and she’s just getting started. Her background in old time fiddle and traditional celtic music has evolved into a blossoming solo career, including three full length albums. Her live performances have garnered her critical acclaim, and notable guest collaborators like Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, James McKenty, Matt Mays, Natalie MacMaster, cellist Nathaniel Smith and Jimmy Bowskill, have her working with some of the biggest names in Canada, and beyond. Her honest and vulnerable approach to the songs that comprise her latest effort are sure to win over her dedicated fans and first time listeners alike.
Inspired by some of the last century’s most iconic country sounds, from Faron Young to Brian Setzer, Nicholas Campbell first picked up the guitar at age 10 and was gigging by 11. Having found a fresh start during the pandemic, Nicholas began playing consistently with his band, The Two Meter Cheaters, who quickly rediscovered their groove as live shows began to become an option once again—and they wasted no time in seizing the opportunity.
The band worked to release Campbell’s debut album, Livin’ and Other Western Ideas in 2021, combining elements of rockabilly, western swing, and good old-fashioned honky tonk. The result was a brisk, invigorating album that feels as fresh as it does familiar. The band has enjoyed worldwide coverage and airplay since, spanning from Western Canada to Spain, to Italy, and beyond.
With Campbell’s new single and the album to come, Gonna Have A Ball Tonight, the group has shifted their tone to include a more rock n’ roll-centric sound, adding a renewed breath of energy and excitement to Campbell’s signature country sensibilities. This is the latest evolution of an emerging musician, but also a return to form, as '50s style rock was the first genre to ever capture Nicholas’ fascination as a beginning player.
“I’m really glad about how this album came together, and I feel very fortunate that I was able to work on it with the folks who did. I’m very proud of everyone who was involved and I’m really looking forward to getting it out into the world.”
Note: Our patio concerts will be held outdoors with wood fired pizza available. Gates open at 5 for the 6pm show. In the event of bad weather we will be able to move the concert indoors. The show must go on, but pizza may not be available. Check in with us on the day.
If you are not able attend please contact us so we may make your seats available to someone on our waiting list.
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