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The Start

Cover Band from Ottawa, ON - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2012
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$1600 - $3200 per event
The Start is a professional 5-piece cover band from the Ottawa area, The Start performs five decades of British rock, pop and R&B. With a selection of music that goes beyond typical rock standards, The Start brings experience and energy to your party, wedding, corporate show, public or private event. Since 2008, The Start has covered artists such as Elvis Costello, The Cure, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Modern English, The Beatles, Roxy Music, Amy Winehouse, The Clash and so many more!


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REVIEWS
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"The Start's catchy playlist had me and a full crew of friends dancing and laughing in the aisles"
Andrea Grant - Journalist, "Apartment 613", Ottawa's online lifestyle magazine
You can read the Apt613.ca article by Andrea: apt613.ca/the-start-leather-ties-and-lust-for-life/


"You guys are great - TOTALLY IMPRESSED - your setlist, it's incredible!"
Ian Manhire - The lucky groom at the Delta Hotel wedding


"I am still smiling from ear to ear, despite some serious need of physiotherapy after all that dancing... You know, every single person had a blast. AGAIN and AGAIN, THANKS A BUNCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Lina Basset - Birthday Party Host


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ABOUT THE MEMBERS
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Graeme - Lead vocals and guitar
Graeme was born & raised in Essex, East London & played in some of the toughest venues in front of some of the roughest crowds in London! Arriving in Canada, firstly Quebec and now Ottawa, he's sung & played in numerous outfits including the much-travelled The Jet 200s before finally finding a home when he founded The Start with Frankā€¦

Bill Green - Bass Guitar
Bill was born and raised in Ottawa, and has never set foot in the UK, making him the token native Canadian -- and the "anchor bassist" for the band. He's toured with and supported all kinds of artists whom you've likely heard of (but who, for legal reasons, we can't mention), grooving to a variety of styles, from country and R&B to Swedish melodic death metal.

Stephen Tippet - Keyboards
Stephen hails from Exeter, England and has an onslaught of instruments at his disposal. He has played far-and-wide, including the Glastonbury Festival.

David - Lead guitar
Having lived in the UK, this former web guru finds a home in The Start with his punk and indie influenced guitar work. In true British fashion, when his amp is not cranked to 11, he can be found puttering in his garden and drinking copious amounts of tea.

Nathan - Percussion
The Start's groove oriented drummer (the other Nathan) hails from Montreal, Quebec and discovered his passion for drumming when at the tender age of 12 years old, he picked up a discarded 3 piece drum set out on the curb by a lost soul (clearly). This led to playing percussion in a high school band that competed in band competitions in Canada and the US and a stint with a rock band called Oral Sects. Torn between two loves, playing music and playing soccer, Nathan decided to pursue his dream of playing professional soccer and put the drums away for 18 years. In 2004, the knees could no longer hold up and so Nathan decided to pursue his other love and joined two local cover bands called Rusty and Surrender Dorothy, before signing up with The Start. Nathan's motto is simple: "Life's too short... get on the dance floor already!"


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All you have to do is ask! The Start is happy to discuss song suggestions for your special occasion and if your venue is not able to provide some of the essentials, they are able to provide sound, lights and audio technical staff.

Request a free quote and The Start would be happy to discuss your entertainment needs.
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PAST EVENTS
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2016
Jun
11
Rideau Carleton Casino
Ottawa, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Jun
10
Rideau Carleton Casino
Ottawa, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2015
Jun
20
Heart & Crown Byward Market, McGuinty's Stage
Ottawa, ON
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2015
Jun
19
Heart & Crown Byward Market, McGuinty's Stage
Ottawa, ON
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2015
Jun
13
Wedding Reception, Private Venue
Ottawa, ON
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Jun
6
The Heart and Crown Barrhaven
Ottawa, ON
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Let's Dance
David Bowie
Blue Monday
New Order
Our House
Madness
Valerie
Amy Winehouse
A Town Called Malice
The Jam
All the Day and All the Night
The Kinks
All These Things I've Done
The Killers
And I Ran
A Flock Of Seagulls
Take on Me
A-Ha
Girls on Film
Duran Duran
Cover Band
Dance Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Please note The Start will also travel to Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Ramsayville, Chelsea, Orleans, Carlsbad Springs, Greely, Navan, Edwards, Manotick, Masson-angers, Cumberland, Carp, Metcalfe, Val-des-monts, Luskville, Richmond, Sarsfield, Vars, Buckingham, Kars, Kenmore, Wakefield, Woodlawn, North Gower, Russell, Osgoode, Vernon, Marathon.
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