CURRENT ACTS


Benefit show is pleased to present the following great acts for multiple dates in Ontario. Just check the schedule page to find a local community fundraiser near you.


ELTON ROHN
Elton Rohn is thrilling audiences across Canada and the USA! As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John is absolutely uncanny. Audiences are amazed - it’s like seeing a 1970’s Elton John concert LIVE! His band is made up of some of Canada’s finest musicians, and every note is played live, no tracks. The band also features a full four part harmony. Elton Rohn has headlined over 100 shows including major festivals across Canada and the USA but most notably Las Vegas, where they were the only Elton John tribute asked to play the Elton John convention!


DREAMER - THE SUPERTRAMP EXPERIENCE
DREAMER is the authentic re-creation of the legendary ’70′s rock band Supertramp. An 8 piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in the real Supertramp show, from sax, clarinet, trombone, vintage keyboards and of course the unmistakable Supertramp vocal sound. The musicians for DREAMER, hand picked for their incredible expertise in capturing the often intricate arrangements of Supertramp’s material and are a strong compliment to the feature vocals of Roger Hodgson (performed by Emmy award-winning Phil Naro) and Rick Davies (performed by keyboard player & singer Rich Hamelin) Complete with projections and period style costumes, DREAMER will take you on a musical journey back in time to when music was performed by musicians, not computers. It doesn’t get any better than this!


THE CAVERNERS
THE CAVERNERS debuted in 1994 and have since been exciting audiences with their note for note perfect portrayal of The Beatles in concert. With authentic instruments, costumes and stellar vocals this all Canadian cast recreates an incredible performance night after night leaving audience screaming, stamping their feet and shouting for more. All the great songs are there too, everything from She Loves You to Day Tripper, from Yesterday, Help, and A Hard Days Night to Get Back and Hey Jude. See it for yourself. THE CAVERNERS will hold your hand back to The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, then drive your car and take you on a yellow submarine to meet nowhere men, Taxmen, and people named Jude, Lady Madonna and John and Yoko. It’s a ride you won’t want to miss.They have yet to perform without their crowds screaming, stomping their feet, and yelling for more! Every part of the show is done with the utmost authenticity. This classic show is fantastic for all ages - their look and sound are incredible! Visit: www.caverners.com


SIMPLY QUEEN
SIMPLY QUEEN is a world class act. The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in the production of the "We Will Rock You" musical. Drummer Greg Hawco is a successful composer, notably for the CBC television series "Republic of Doyle." Mitch Taylor on bass is a veteran of the southwestern Ontario circuit. This LIVE TRIBUTE performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen's live shows, both musically and visually, with attention to detail capturing the amazing live Queen experience that filled stadiums around the world. "Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!"


HOTEL CALIFORNIA
When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them, and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

THE ABBA STORY
The ABBA Story is a wonderful retelling of the rise of four young Swedes from relative obscurity in their homeland to the top of the music world. A narrator tells the story in between note-perfect renditions of all of your favorite ABBA hit songs. Hear how these two young couples came out of nowhere to win the prestigious Eurovision Contest with the hit song "Waterloo". Hit after hit followed until their eventual breakup in the early 1980s. Audience members feel the thrill as the band appears in the identical costumes worn by the original ABBA. Hear all the hits from one of the most popular bands of all time like Dancing Queen, Fernando, Name of the Game, Waterloo, Mama Mia, Knowing Me, S.O.S., Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, I Do, I Do, I Do, Angel Eyes, Honey, Honey and more...


THE BRITISH LEGENDS
Experience the biggest hits in this incredible live tribute to four of the greatest performers of all time. Their look and sound are fantastic!! A fantastic show with amazing vocals. Hear all the hits from BOWIE, ROD, TOM and ELTON!









POWER HOUSE
 POWERHOUSE, in its 30-year existence has played well over 1000 shows in festivals, clubs, theatres, private functions and corporate events in places everywhere from the US midwest to across the pond in Portugal and the Azores Islands. The band, consisting of a full three-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section and multi-lead vocalists, was originally formed to emulate the 60's soul/horn bands, revived again by the first Blues Brothers movie. As the band developed, it retained this early Motown/Soul/R&B ‘feel’ while adding newer mostly horn and vocal-dominant material to their show.



CHICAGO TRANSIT
There are a lot of bands doing Chicago tribute shows now. But back in the early 90’s, when Powerhouse decided to put together their Chicago Transit tribute act, they were the first in the world to do so. The band’s five singers, all of lead quality, the three-piece horn section, and the intricate horn arrangements of the band’s trombonist, Dan Elliot, made this show a natural for the band – even getting credit from the band Chicago, themselves. Over the past twenty years, the band, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has performed their show at festivals, theatres, casinos and various other venues from as far east as the Gatineau Hills in Quebec to the USA Midwest – including Chicago, Illinois, itself. The band, with its multi-piece horn section, two keyboardists and multi-vocalists is able to cover all the Chicago material from the early horn- dominant classics like ‘Make Me Smile’, ’25 or 6 to 4’ and ‘Saturday in the Park’ to the later, softer, mostly keyboard-oriented ballads like ‘If You Leave Me Now’ and ‘Baby What a Big Surprise’. The band has been performing their tribute act every year since the mid 1990’s and continues to add material and new songs to their show, today.

DOUG VARTY AS ROD STEWART
Doug Varty wears many hats. A life-long Canadian musician, songwriter and recording artist, Doug has toured the world with his music since he first left home at age 17 to join a recording and touring band in Toronto. Over the last four decades, he’s opened for rock legends like Tina Turner, Rush, Bob Seger, Meatloaf, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Roy Orbison, just to name a few. “When my band and I used to play Rod Stewart covers in pubs, people would often ask me if I was lip syncing to a track because of the striking similarity between myself and Mr. Stewart’s voices.”, says Doug. “When I assured them that it was really me, they’d insist that me doing a Rod tribute show would be a big hit. Though a little reluctant at first to wear the wig and the shiny suits, I started out in the tribute biz about twenty years ago and quickly learned to embrace the opportunity to become someone else, just for a while.”

RYAN JOYCE
Ryan Joyce's tour ILLUSIONS LIVE! is a 90 minute thrill ride of amazement for the mind, imagination and soul. A masterful combination of visually outstanding grand illusions with hilarious participation and brilliant artistic magic is what puts Ryan in a league of his own-- taking audiences on an unforgettable theatrical journey of the imagination. Be prepared to experience some of the most outstanding magic you will ever see, right before your eyes! International Grand Illusionist Ryan Joyce is coming to a live theatre near you with his critically acclaimed Vegas-style Revue show, filled with high energy magic and spectacular grand illusions. This is truly one show you must see to believe!

LASER LIGHT VARIETY SHOW
You’ll love our High-powered and full-colour laser light show with a fantastic sound system and staging. Our special effects are guaranteed to make this event one to remember! FFP Laser Systems id proud to present another exciting performance!


ABBAMANIA
They are the world’s number one production of Abba and the Bee Gees. An all Canadian cast that has been touring all over the globe since 1999. They perform over 200 concerts per year with a live band that consists of 21 studio musicians, violins and horn section. They are the only Abba production to perform twice for the cast of Mama Mia. With amazing vocals, look and sound, Abbamania and Night Fever will take you back in time when Abba and the Bee Gees ruled the pop charts. Hear all the hits of both bands recreated exactly as the original recordings. 
ZERO GRAVITY CIRCUS
“Where anything is possible” 
 Zero Gravity brings to life an AMAZING mix of mind-blowing circus entertainment. You’ll experience everything from cutting edge contemporary artists, acrobats and big top performers! With unmatched passion and creatively, Zero Gravity Circus brings together the most dazzling circus entertainment imaginable. This incredible show will also include a world-class and award-winning laser light show! This amazing performance is guaranteed to impress all ages.
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