On March 24th at
8pm at the Scarlett Gryffyn Pub in
Stratford, Canada, HWY 19 will perform
for One World Beat 2005 along with
Bobbi Lee Justice and the Scepters.
HWY 19, a four-member rock band with
a solid reputation and a following
that keeps on growing, draws from
a wide range of talent and experience.
McEwin, on vocals, is equally at home
singing heart wrenching ballads and
rough and tumble rock 'n' roll. She
provides the power, strength, and
excitement needed to move an audience.
Her experiences on the dinner circuit,
on TV with the popular "Be A
Star" program, and good showing
in talent contests has helped her
to develop her talents as both singer
and song-writer. She has collaborated
and published songs with Larry Mercy
of the Mercy Brothers, and has recently
released her first collection of original
material, with a diversity of music
ranging from the ballad, "Her
Song", to the free-spirited "In
Tom Gatenby, guitar
and backup vocals, has been a part
of the music scene since 1972, when
he took his first music lessons with
the Ontario Conservatory of Music.
Despite the formal training, Tom was
able to put together a musical style
that "fits" into any situation,
be it country, folk, or rock. A seasoned
performer, Tom has been on stages
all over Canada, has recording credits,
cutting his own singles in 1983, has
performed in productions of Godspell,
Jesus Christ Superstar, and toured
with recording artist Bob Gill.
Paul Cooper, drums
and percussion, provides the percussive
drive for the band. Coop has played
in the local area for many years and
has earned great respect among his
musical peers. The Neurotics, Casualty
Rockers, and the Legend of Texas Doom
are part of his performing past. In
1992, the latter released a cassette
featuring their original material.
Coop's performing is not confined
to the musical stage. He is a founding
member of the Epiphany Theater Company,
and performed the lead role in "Fool
For Love" by Sam Shepard, at
the Grand Theater in London. He also
appeared in the Stratford Festival
production of Othello in 1989.
"Harv" Harwood-Bass is the
perfect match for HWY 19's rhythm
section. He began his career out of
high school playing in a band called
"Overload", and--with his
roots firmly planted in rock 'n' roll--Dave
then joined the well-known and critically
acclaimed, "Cream Cheeze Goodtime
Band." Dave has appeared on both
the Tommy Hunter and Ronnie Prophet
country music shows, as well as recorded
two albums with "Cream Cheeze".
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