Music lovers are in for a rocking time at the during the Free New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls. Canadian music will dominate the event with performances from Canadian Serena Ryder, the Sam Roberts Band and Highvalley.
This free concert takes place in Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, beginning at 7:30pm on Dec 31st, 2016.
Multiple-Juno Award winning rock singer and songwriter Serena Ryder has several music albums to her credit. Musically inclined since a very young age, Ryder gave public performances as a child in hotels, coffee shops and Legion halls. She also started dabbling in song-writing at the young age of 11. Her first breakthrough came in 1999 in the form of a music CD titled Falling Out.
Her musical skills made several people take notice of her talent. She signed up with a major label and the result was an album titled Unlikely Emergency released in 2005. Her next album If Your Memory Serves You Well in 2006 which included cover versions of popular songs was well-received. She also sang original tracks for the album of which the ballad Weak in the Knees became very popular.
2008 was an eventful year for Ryder. She won the Juno Award for Best New Artist of the Year. One of her most popular albums Is It O.K. also released later that year. It featured popular tracks including Little Bit of Red, Brand New Love and All for Love. She also won two Juno Awards for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year for Little Bit of Red. Ryder continued her winning streak with her next album Harmony in 2012. It was well-received in both Canada and the US. She developed a substantial following in America after the release of the album. The popular tracks included Stompa, What I Wouldn’t Do and For You. Stompa featured in the Top 10 songs of the Canadian Hot 100 as did What I Wouldn’t Do. Ryder bagged yet another Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Harmony. More Juno awards followed in 2014 for Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Ryder’s songs have been featured in popular TV shows as well. An ABC show Private Practice featured her EP Sweeping the Ashes in one of its episodes. An episode of the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy featured Ryder’s hit number Stompa. The song was also used in the TV series Hawaii Five-O. The song What I Wouldn’t Do was a part of the soundtrack of the movie Fault in Our Stars. Her new album Utopia is set for a 2017 release.
Sam Roberts Band
The other act to perform at the New Year’s Eve Concert, the Sam Roberts Band is known for its fantastic rock performances. Canadian rock singer Sam Roberts was a part of a couple of bands in the 1990s that were popular locally but had no studio albums to their credit. He went solo with Brother Down, a collection of homemade demo recordings that though unreleased featured some great numbers. The CD was distributed mainly to a close circle of family and friends. It was with the EP release Inhuman Condition in 2002 that the song Brother Down received due prominence. It did well on the Canadian charts and found a place in the hearts of music lovers as well. Another track from this Gold-certified album Don’t Walk Away Eileen became equally popular.
His first full-length studio album We Were Born in a Flame that released in 2003 became a huge success. A song from Inhuman Condition Where Have All the Good People Gone? was re-recorded and released. Other songs from this EP too featured in the album. Hard Road, Dead End, Taj Mahal, Every Part Of Me were some of the soundtracks in this album. The popular album bagged two Juno Awards for Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. Roberts was also crowned Artist of the Year at the Junos.
His second album Chemical City in 2006 also had some popular songs including The Gate and Bridge to Nowhere. The latter received a Juno Award for Video of the Year. Roberts’s string of awards continued with his next album Love At The End Of The World in 2008. It topped the Canadian Album Charts on its debut and won a Juno for Rock Album of the Year in 2009. In the same year, Sam Roberts won the Juno for the Artist of the Year as well.
The talented singer then formed the Sam Roberts Band and released the album Collider in 2011. It was listed at the third spot on the Canadian Albums Chart on its debut and featured several guest musicians. Lo-Fantasy was the next album release of the band in 2014 and they followed it up with an EP titled Counting the Days. Sam Roberts Band released their latest album Terraform in October 2016.
Just announced: country band High Valley. From the prairies of Alberta, this country band plays a mixture of new country, bluegrass and rock.
And so, it will be a Canadian bonanza for music lovers at the New Year’s Eve concert. With live performances from these two phenomenal artists on the same evening, it will be a fabulous way to ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls!
Stay at the #1 rated Fallsview Hotel this new years, the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa.