2022 New Year's Eve Gala
featuring Neon Soul Machine
with Grooveback and Elyse Aeryn
Say goodbye to 2021 and ring in the New Year with Pictou County's grooviest dance band, Neon Soul Machine!
New Year's Eve has a bit of a reputation for being a letdown - but it doesn't have to be! Join us for a night of live music and celebration as we look back on what has truly been a difficult couple of years, and move forward into 2022 with a bang. Don't let the word 'gala' scare you; semi-formal dress (and dancing shoes) are encouraged but not required.
NSM will be joined by East Coast rockers Grooveback as well as Cape Breton-based songstress Elyse Aeryn in her Glasgow Square debut.
Our full-service bar will be open and operating throughout the night, the sparkling wine will be flowing, and refreshments will be provided by The Monarch.
Don't sleep on it - this is a lineup of entertainment you don't want to miss out on, and we're anticipating these tickets going fast. Buy yours and reserve your spot today!
NEON SOUL MACHINE
Neon Soul Machine (NSM) is a 10-piece party band based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, with a setlist inspired by everything soulful and groovy, from Motown hits of decades past to funk-inspired renditions of modern-day pop tunes. Founded by Robyn Alcorn-Martin and Brett MacDougall in 2018, this band features some of the most in-demand performers in the Pictou County area.
Despite an unplanned and lengthy hiatus brought on by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this powerhouse of a band has returned to the stage in full force, and stronger and tighter than ever. Neon Soul Machine takes the concept of the cover band to the next level, exploring the richness and authenticity of the collection of songs they carefully curate through a roster of musicians that includes no fewer than five singers, a four-piece horn section, and a world-class backing band.
Grooveback is a four-piece group consisting of Steven Auld (lead vocals), Mathew Brennan (guitar/backing vocals), Jared Stanley (bass) and Jay MacLeod (drums). Their musical sound and style is hard to label under any specific genre, but if need be it can be classified as funk rock, or to use a phrase they’ve coined, "Groove Rock". These boys deliver a combination of raw power and rhythmic melodies, and they bring a natural vibe to the audience by connecting the people to the music.
East Coast songstress Elyse Aeryn has been performing since 16 but took a more conventional route pursuing a degree in chemical engineering before turning back to music full-time. In her late 20s, Aeryn purchased a new guitar and started writing again, finding her own folk-rock sound while teaching herself music production with Logic Pro X. Her self-produced EP, Shades of Blue, was written and produced entirely by Aeryn from her Cape Breton home in 2020. That summer, Aeryn met her current band mates with whom she is currently performing, writing, and creating the next album.
Legitimizing herself as a CBC Searchlight Top 100 artist and a regional finalist in the Jim Beam Talent Search 2020, Aeryn has built an incredible community around her, resulting in a #1 song on the 97.5 Community Radio East Coast 30 with Salt, the first single from her EP.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31
8:00 PM DOORS | 9:00 PM SHOW
TICKETS $40 ADVANCE
NOTE: As a result of the Province of Nova Scotia's reopening plan, anyone attending an event or meeting at Glasgow Square must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested by our door staff, and can be shown either on a paper or digital copy. You must also be able to produce valid, government-issued identification to verify your vaccination record if requested. Refunds will not be provided to guests who are unable to provide proof of vaccination.
If you have a valid medical exception that does not allow you to be fully vaccinated, you will be asked to provide a Valid Medical Contraindication for COVID-19 Vaccination letter in order to enter the premises.
We ask that you remember to be kind and respectful toward our staff as they enforce this policy. Whether or not you agree with these restrictions, this change is mandated by the Nova Scotia Government, our staff are simply doing their jobs, and we are all working hard together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding, and for helping us to ensure the health and safety of all of our guests and staff.
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