Memories of Hank and Patsy


“Kudos to creator Stewart and his fellow-backup musicians who make certain the show has a classy, authentic country sound.” Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun


“When Solomon singing a classic Williams’ honky tonk song such as Hey Good Lookin’, Solomon nails the famous nasal twang.” Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun


“Bottrell has the breath control to linger on specific notes and the warble that characterized Patsy’s style.”

Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun


“It’s also a toe-tapping retreat for those too young to remember Hank Williams and Patsy Cline firsthand but savvy enough to realize that country wasn’t always saccharine, retooled pop. Once upon a time, country music kicked ass.”

Jeff Kubik, Calgary Theatre


“Solomon, too, proves himself a master of the yodel, dropping and raising octaves with a kind of country ease while sawing on his fiddle or strumming his guitar, even at one point jumping around the stage like the prototypical showman that Williams was.”

Jeff Kubik, Calgary Theatre


“Bottrell herself is an accomplished, award-winning singer who isn’t afraid to put her own stamp on the familiar Cline standbys, extending syllables with soulful cries that make these distinctive tunes her own.”

Jeff Kubik, Calgary Theatre


Vegas Knights


"Marshall imbues the style and cadence of the greats, caressing the lyric in his own rich, melodious voice, with a natural and effortless delivery."

The Barrie Advance


“Translating casino-land musical sophistication to make it fit the intimate Port Dover stage, versatile actor Derek Marshall brought polish and energy into his one-man tribute to eight of the biggest names in American show-biz history.”

Brantford Expositor 


“…Marshall easily swept from Frank Sinatra’s jazz moodiness into Tom Jones’ swiveling lust-fits, from Tony Bennett’s wailing lounge lizardry into Sammy Davis Jr.’s incomparably touching Mr. Bojangles, and finally on into Elvis Presley’s heartland of Suspicious Minds.”

Brantford Expositor

 

“Marshall manages to emulate these singers’ styles while at the same time retaining his own extraordinarily pleasing voice.”

The Lake Erie Beacon

“Marshall is the guy with the smooth-as-silk voice coupled with high energy physical moves and personality plus…engaging the audience in the front row and beyond…all of which goes over well with this baby-boomer crowd looking for a fun night out.”

The Lake Erie Beacon


Memories of the Summer of Love


“Summer of Love is the creation of Colin Stewart and Chris McHarge, who nicely recreate those days of peace signs, love-ins, anti-war marches, LSD and bad trips, groovie chicks, hair — long, beautiful hair and cries for revolution”

John Slykhuis, Georgina


“The more than 35 songs are strung together by narrative describing the time and circumstance.” John Slykhuis, Georgina

If the hair isn’t there anymore, grab an old Beetles wig, then sit back and enjoy a trip (no, not that kind of trip) back to the good old days.

John Slykhuis, Georgina


“Man, it’s hard to remember an audience more caught up in a theatre performance.”

Linda Geary, the Expositor


“At intermission, conversation revolved around the Lighthouse show and personal memories of the ‘60s.”

Linda Geary, the Expositor


“In one of the high points of the evening, actress Penny Skolski gave us a wild and woolly shot of Janis Joplin and Mercedes Benz that stole the show, then followed up with an even better Me and Bobby McGee.”

Linda Geary, the Expositor


Memories of the Rat Pack


“Minute-long standing ovations, “Bravo” and “Encore” at the end of the performance in the “Guericke-Room.” The audience thanked the performers at the end of the two-hour show for a piece of exceptional entertainment.”

Magdeburger „Volksstimme, 9 December 2002


” will play four more weeks in the Maritim Hotel. And some who have experience the show will definitely come back again. Just as the audiences in the 60s came back again and again,”

Magdeburger „Volksstimme, 9 December 2002


, “Sit back and enjoy!” And one should do that, enjoy! But the sitting back won’t last too long, the rhythm which comes down from the stage is just too infectious – presented by the three strong performers and an exceptional big band.”

Magdeburger „Volksstimme, 9 December 2002


“The trio finished up the show with a bang, doing a swinging version of Make the Knife which left the audience buzzing happily into thee night.”

Greg Burliuk, Kingston Examiner


“Singing talents highlight Rat Pack tribute” Greg Burliuk, Kingston Examiner

“One song even sent shivers down my spine. Philips did a version of Mister Bojangles that conjured up memories of Davis.” Greg Burliuk, Kingston Examiner


“As Sinatra, Hollin constantly hit the mark with his rendition of songs by Old Blue eyes.”

Greg Burliuk, Kingston Examiner


Heavens Little Honky Tonk


“The audience showed its appreciation of this thoroughly professional performance with a standing ovation and the demand for an encore number. This is a must see show for all who enjoy a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, light-spirited evening of entertainment.”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“On stage antics by the performers helped ensure the show never lost momentum, even during slow numbers”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“audience participation often took the form of clapping time to faster tempos, singing along, and in one number, whistling along. It resulted in a very symbiotic relationship between the audience and the performers throughout the entire show.”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“It was an evening of toe tapping great music even if one is not a country / western fan. The songs are familiar and invoke nostalgic memories of years long past.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal


“Each were enjoyable in their solos and even more enjoyable when they combined their voices. It is very clear that all love the music th are performing.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal


Cowboys and Outlaws


“Clapping in time at all the appropriate spots, the performers had the audience completely.”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“Co-star Debbie Bechamp delighted the audience with her vocal range, unusual sound, and yodeling abilities.”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“With a softer, melodious male voice, Tim Tyler rounds out the vocals resoundingly impressing the audience.”

Francie Dennison, Port Stanley News.com


“The music is wonderful and the charisma of Bottrell and Bechamp is totally engaging.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal


“This evening was fast paced without seeming rushed at any time. The performers, singers, and musicians all appeared to love what they were doing.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal


“the first act was composed of old western standards that brought the genre of western and especially cowboy music to prominence.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal


“The second haft of the show more modern country music that featured more emotional ballads and stories in song.”

Doug Avram, St Thomas Times-Journal