Playing it forward: Guelph singer/songwriter brings his songs of hope to the Drop In Centre
sunday, december 15, 2019
GUELPH ARTIST DON SAWCHUK PERFORMS at a christmas concert
I’ve been asked to participate in the 3rd Annual Christmas Concert in Support of Cancer Assistance Services happening at Christ the King Auditorium in Georgetown. I’ll be playing a solo acoustic traditional hymn you’re sure to recognize, plus you’ll get to hear a brand new song from my EP A Trilogy Christmas, during a one-time-only performance alongside Bill & Jeannine Kent and their band mates Double Exposure. For more details, click here.
The cause is a great one and I’m proud to be associated with such a terrific event that raises funds to offset the transportation costs cancer patients incur travelling for their medical treatments. Tickets for the Georgetown Gala Fund-raiser are $30 and are nearly, if not already, Sold Out. If you would really like to attend, call Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills at (905) 702-8886 for any available tickets, or shoot me a note and I’ll see if I can get you in.
As I have mentioned, I’ve got new music available just in time for Christmas. Check out A Trilogy Christmas and get a copy of the 3 song EP for yourself or someone you care about for this Holiday Season.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:00-6:00 Christmas Concert, Christ the King High School, 161 Guelph St., Georgetown, ON
Friday, december 13, 2019
GUELPH ARTIST DON SAWCHUK PERFORMS ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Welcome to the Holiday Season. I hope your preparations are going well and the stresses are low. Just thought I’d send a quick note to let you know there are a couple of opportunities to hear me perform this weekend.
I’ll be Busking at the entrance to the Sleeman Centre in Old Quebec Street Mall with the incredible vocalist Mati Haskell and the exceptional guitarist JK Gulley before the Storm hockey game – the Storm will attempt to ground my home town Windsor Spitfires. Donations will be accepted, merchandise will be available, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Guelph Drop In Centre.
There will be a center ice cheque presentation during the 1st intermission where the busking donations received during last year’s run to the Memorial Cup will be made to the Drop In Centre thanks to the great support of the Guelph Storm hockey organization and all the wonderful fans.
Come out to hear some brand new Christmas tunes written and performed by me, Mati and JK that appear on our newly release EP entitled A Trilogy Christmas along with some songs from the full length Underdog album. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and should be very entertaining too! For more details, click here.
Friday, December 13, 2019 6:30-7:30 Old Quebec Street Mall 55 Wyndham St N, Guelph, ON
Friday, July 5 and July 19, 2019
Guelph artist Don Sawchuk and The Underdog Band will be appearing at two concerts on Friday, July 5th and July 19th, at 5:00 p.m. in St. Georges Square. The shows are all for a good cause and will support two outreach efforts that assist the less fortunate in the community: The Drop In Centre and the Breezy Corners “Buy A Breakfast for Someone Who Can’t” campaign.
There will also be a cheque presentation to the Drop In Centre representing the funds Don raised by busking at two Guelph Storm games on their way to the OHL Championship. Although the concerts are free, Don will harken back to his busking roots yet again and solicit donations for the Breezy Corners “Buy A Breakfast for Someone Who Can’t” campaign and the Drop In Centre.
SINGER SONGWRITER INITIATIVE begins September 2019
In addition to the St. George’s Square Evening Concerts, this Fall, Don will host a Singer-Songwriter showcase for ten Saturday Afternoons beginning in September at 4:00 p.m. at Breezy Corners. There will be no cost to register and it will be a great opportunity to showcase Guelph and Areas singer-songwriters to one another and to the community.
Songs will be judged on lyrics, music/melody, and audience response. The Grand Prize for the contest is a recording session with renowned Canadian producer JK Gulley, and includes preproduction, a full band of musicians, and a guaranteed world-wide release on Trilogy Records International (which is distributed by the world’s leading digital distributor, The Orchard). There will also be a number of other awards for runners up.
Concert goers will be able to make donations to the pay-what-you-can jar, and all proceeds will be shared between the Breezy Corners breakfast campaign and the Drop In Centre.
Singer Songwriters can register to participate and receive more information from: Steve Thomson
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Don Sawchuk is a Guelph-based indie artist, outstanding singer, solid guitar player and remarkable songwriter, creating multi-genre music with impactful lyrics passionately delivered during every memorable and emotionally charged live performance.
Don Sawchuk was born and raised in Windsor, ON, picked up a guitar at the age of twelve, and played his first gig – a one-off rock show in a church basement – with his band mates from high school, playing cover tunes from Led Zeppelin, The Who and similar, now classic rock, artists.