Here Is Your Chance To Win PTBOCanada VIP Tickets To Royal Wood

PTBOCanada File Photo (Evan Holt)

PTBOCanada File Photo (Evan Holt)

Lakefield's Royal Wood, multiple Juno-nominated singer and songwriter, is playing Peterborough Musicfest Saturday, August 23rd at 8 p.m. at Del Crary park.

We're giving away 4 VIP tickets for you to sit in our PTBOCanada.com seats (we're a proud sponsor of Musicfest) to see him. For the chance to win, all you have to do is "Like" us on our Facebook page and tell us there why you'd love to see him (if you already are a fan of our page, you already have a chance to win!). We'll be picking a winner from our PTBOCanada Facebook page the week of August 11th so enter now!

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Watch Lakefield's Royal Wood Doing Acoustic Performance Of "Forever And Ever"

[via Kruz FM]

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Royal Wood Invited Local Singer Natalie Hughes On Stage To Play After Seeing A Tweet

The power of social media showed itself again last night (August 8th) as Royal Wood invited local musician Natalie Hughes up on stage to play with him at Peterborough Musicfest after earlier seeing a tweet from PMZ suggesting she play. Royal had never done anything like this before. Check out the video here PMZ captured of Royal introducing Natalie... 

[h/t PTBOCanada's Aaron Elliott]

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Watch The New Bandwagon With Royal Wood

Here's the latest episode of Bandwagon with host Dani Stover, this one with Royal Wood—who we interviewed recently—performing "The Thick Of It".

[Bandwagon]

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PTBOCanada Interview With Royal Wood Who Plays Market Hall On December 8th

Singer/Songwriter Royal Wood was in town recently and PTBOCanada had a chance to sit down with him for an interview...
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Here's A Great Cover Of Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" By Royal Wood At Showplace

[Related: PTBOCanada Interview: Royal Wood]

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PtboCanada Interview: Royal Wood On Music, Lakefield, Peterborough, PCVS & More

It's almost been a year since Lakefield's Royal Wood played at the Gordon Best Theatre, and now he has returned to the city to end his "The Cover Sessions" tour with two soldout shows at Showplace.
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PtboPics: Royal Wood Performing at Gordon Best Theatre

Piano rocker Royal Wood played to a sold-out show at the Gordon Best Theatre recently with Hannah Georgas. To the delight of the crowd, he mentioned that he grew up in Lakefield.

Royal Wood had his song "A Mirror Without" featured on Grey's Anatomy.

Royal Wood's newest album is called The Waiting. You can also check out a behind-the-scenes-video of his tour with Hannah Georgas.

[Words & pictures by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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PtboCanada Interview: Singer-Songwriter Hannah Georgas

Hannah Georgas performing at Gordon Best TheatreRecently, PtboCanada had a chance to catch up with Canadian musician Hannah Georgas and ask her a few questions. Georgas has been touring the heck out of North America since her debut full length album, This Is Good, was released earlier this year.

Over this past weekend, Georgas opened for local boy Royal Wood, who was performing at the Gordon Best Theatre. Here is what she had to say:


PtboCanada:
The new album which you are touring behind is titled
This Is Good. What are you referring to with this title? 

Georgas: One of the tracks on the record is entitled "This Is Good." I feel like that song sheds a similar light as to how the record all came together for me. The song was inspired by a really great memory and moment for me. I had premeditated and hoped for it to happen, and it came to fruition. I feel like the record is a similar circumstance. 

 


PtboCanada:
 What's so good about being Hannah Georgas right now?

Georgas: I get to hang out in a van with four handsome boys for the next month on tour. Playing music and traveling isn't so bad either.


PtboCanada:
Though you grew up in nearby Newmarket, Ontario, you're more closely associated with Vancouver and the West Coast. Do you feel your music speaks to either of those places more than the other?

Georgas: Songwriting is a very personal process and I find that I'm influenced by my surroundings and where I'm at in my life. The past few years I have been living in B.C., and have been affected by the people I've met, relationships I've made and challenges I've faced. Wherever I am in my life, that is what tends to come out in my songwriting.

 

 

PtboCanada: Any funny stories about touring with Royal Wood? You guys getting along? 

Georgas: We all like to make jokes and laugh backstage before, in between and after our sets. We're quite the rowdy bunch I tell ya. Good times.


PtboCanada:
Let's give our readers a sense of you and your personality via your musical background. What's your favorite album of all time?

Georgas: I love the record No Need To Argue by The Cranberries.


PtboCanada: Who's your biggest fan?

Georgas: I would have to say my manager.


[Q&A by PtboCanada's Jeffrey Macklin; pictures by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Stuff to do in the Patch this weekend

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?

Friday

- Peterborough Folk Festival - Royal Wood Concert (7PM - Sold Out) Canadian Canoe Museum

- Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advance) Beavermead Park

Wild Rock Outfitters hosts Learn to Paddle (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - $25/person) Beavermead Park

Ghost Walk (9 p.m. - $10 a person) - Corner of Hunter and Driscoll Terrace

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Saturday

Peterborough Folk Festival - Festival Day (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Free) Nicholls Oval & Rotary Park

Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advanceBeavermead Park

- Poet and Songwriter's Matinee ($5, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m) The Spill

- Davy Jones at Little Lake Musicfest (8 p.m. - Free (Bring a canned good for Kawartha Food Share) - Del Crary Park

Mustang Drive-In  (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Sunday

Peterborough Folk Festival - Workshops (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Free) Sadleir House

Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advanceBeavermead Park

Peterborough Lakers vs Brampton Excelsiors (7 p.m. - Adults $16, Seniors/Students $10.50, Children $3) Memorial Centre

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing


...and, while there's still time, hit the beach. Or... shoot some hoops!


To submit info for "Stuff to do in the Patch this weekend", email evan@ptbocanada.com. Follow us on Twitter @Ptbo_Canada.