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Musicians for Hire

Nico Henderson
Nico Henderson, singer-songwriter

Creative Infusion is an artist booking agency. We provide exceptional Canadian musicians for fairs, festivals, soft-seat venues, house concerts and bar gigs. We represent musicians well by providing fresh ideas and strong project management skills.

Here’s our gig list.

Call or text 905.985.1335 to book.

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The Wanted

“The Wanted embrace early country music, blues, bluegrass and rockabilly, combining vocal harmonies, great musicianship and original material for a fresh take on a genre that’s long overdue for a revival. Think of them as the Carter Family meets Chuck Berry. Their show will transport you to another era, so hop on board for a great ride.” – Mariposa Folk Festival

The Wanted fuse vintage North American folk, blues and country music with rockabilly, bluegrass and rock and roll in a distinctive roots music mash-up. They can perform as a 3-, 4-, or a 5- piece band, but no matter what the format, their performances are always  “…full of contagious, raucous, hip swaying music…Simply irresistible!” (AltCountryForum, The Netherlands).

Tracks from The Wanted CD have aired on CBC Radio 1 and many other roots music programs throughout North America and around the world, and have been streamed over 275,000 times on Spotify. The Wanted reconstruct an eclectic mix of classics and infuse their own songs with a spirit that is darkly haunting, incisively witty, or just plain fun. This is full-throated, full-throttle entertainment, filled with edgy licks, infectious rhythms and soaring harmonies, combining traditional instrumentation with unique elements such as washboard, bodhran, and acoustic lap steel guitar.

There’s a small orchestra of instruments here that a mere five musicians manage to deploy with great skill—forging a fresh sound by finding common ground in diverse material. This is a musical experience that audiences are sure to enjoy.  

 

 

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Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson on acoustic lap steel
Richard Henderson on acoustic lap steel

Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic resurgence in roots music and many musicians have taken up the acoustic lap steel guitar. There are, however, remarkably few solo lap steel guitarists. Richard Henderson is one of those few. His  characteristic edgy style is based on the traditions of the blues, country and rock ’n’ roll. And the results are compelling: Richard was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Durham Region Music Society and First Runner Up in The Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search. Richard performs about 100 shows a year including multiple appearances at the Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle, Mariposa Folk Festival, the Trius Blues Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Orangeville Blues Festival, The Lighthouse Blues Festival in Kincardine, The Durham West Blues Fest, the Port Perry and Peterborough Craft Beer Festivals, the Scarborough, Toronto, Brampton, Pickering and Port Perry Ribfests, and Winterfolk in Toronto, to name just a few.  Maverick, the UK’s leading independent roots music magazine, selected one of Richard’s original songs for a covermount CD on one of its magazine issues.

 Richard’s distinctive use of the lap steel guitar, while evocative of roots and folk traditions, is transformational: leading to a vibrant reconstruction of roots music.

visit Richard’s website here

Listen to Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar!

 

Musicians

We represent a roster of talented Canadian musicians. Gigs are listed in our Events pages.

Find out more about each group here:

Nico Henderson

Nico Henderson
Nico Henderson

Nico’s website

listen in at ReverbNation

Nico on Facebook

 

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The Wanted at My Space

Listen to songs by The Wanted here

The Wanted on Facebook

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Richard’s website

Listen to Richard on YouTube

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