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We are Jamie Newsom and Valerie Hudson. While we most often perform as a duo, we can put together any size band to suit your venue and occasion. Our music styles range from swing to country, standards to rock and roll, and even some Piaf!
Does your budget or venue size allow for only two musicians? We can do that! Do you want a full band? Hey, we can do that too!
We believe in providing professional entertainment and service, and are committed to making your event a hit.
JAMIE NEWSOM booked his first gigs at the age of 18, playing upright bass in the Army/Navy and Legion circuit in the greater Vancouver area. From there, he went clear across Canada to play with the Saint Thomas University Big Band in Fredericton, New Brunswick. They performed regularly throughout the Maritimes. He went on to lead his own bands, big and small, and at some point decided to take up guitar and vocals. Jamie is a well-known musicians, as well as Celtic harp builder in the Bragg Creek area.
VALERIE HUDSON hails from Ontario, and her long career includes working as a session singer, lead singer/pianist/ guitarist in various Ontario bands; soloist with various orchestras, CBC TV appearances, recording with Tommy Banks, singing with Calgary Opera chorus and Cowtown Opera. Her two career highlights: being a singing Muppeteer in a movie; getting to sing Christmas carols at a private house party in Toronto accompanied by Oscar Peterson.
August 30, 3019
Powderhorn Saloon - Bragg Creek
7:00 p.m. - ???
This is a special concert for the Waltzing Matildas. We will be joined by Dave Ferguson on bass, Chris Sandvoss on violin AND various members of the incredibly talented Newsom family on assorted instruments. Not to be missed!
September 7, 2019
Millarville Market - Millarville
8:30 a.m. (yes, a.m.!) - ????
Jamie and Val entertain the throngs at the popular Millarville Market. Come out and shop and listen to some great music. Warning: Val is not a morning person, so there will be no high notes until at least after 10:00 a,m.!
October 5, 2019
Cumbrian Arms Pub - Cochrane
7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
This is a great little neighbourhood pub located in a plaza on the outskirts of Cochrane. Great food and ambience. We will have a special SURPRISE guest out to join us.
November 16, 2019
Rockies - Bragg Creek
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Great food, great music, dance floor, what's not to love?!