Shrimp's Awards


          

WINNER OF THE 2011 MAPLE BLUES AWARD FOR "NEW ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR"
www.mapleblues.ca/

NOMINATED FOR THE 2011 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS FOR "BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR" 
 www.indies.ca

SEMI FINALIST AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE IN MEMPHIS 2013!
blues.org/ibc/#ref=ibc_index

BRAND NEW RELEASE”
When I first started out, my interest in Blues was more centered on the hard edge electric blues of Chicago. The harmonica driven bands like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells had always been my passion and are prevalent on my previous recordings.  
BB King had a much more refined, sophisticated and polished style of Blues. I went to see BB live at Roy Thomson Hall in 2007. I was mesmerized by his voice, his stories and the way he interacted with his audience. I left the Theatre with my eyes opened and on a different path.  I immediately picked up some of his older Kent recordings and was blown away by his vocal strength. He had the power to play and sing at such comfortable volume levels, leaving space and room for dynamics.  BB King really opened my mind and got me listening to new artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Jr. Parker and Little Milton.  On this record, my vocals are out front, on a few of our favorite
 tracks, done humbly, and respectfully, in our own way.
I am very proud to have been accompanied on this endeavor, by some of Canada's finest blues Musicians.

When I first started out, my interest in Blues was more centered on the hard edge electric blues of Chicago. The harmonica driven bands like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells had always been my passion and are prevalent on my previous recordings.
BB King had a much more refined, sophisticated and polished style of Blues. I went to see BB live at Roy Thomson Hall in 2007. I was mesmerized by his voice, his stories and the way he interacted with his audience. I left the Theatre with my eyes opened and on a different path. I immediately picked up some of his older Kent recordings and was blown away by his vocal strength. He had the power to play and sing at such comfortable volume levels, leaving space and room for dynamics. BB King really opened my mind and got me listening to new artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Jr. Parker and Little Milton. On this record, my vocals are out front, on a few of our favorite tracks, done humbly, and respectfully, in our own way. I am very proud to have been accompanied on this endeavor, by some of Canada's finest blues Musicians.

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Bedford Boogie Woogie Blues Review

The Split Crow, 1717 Bedford Hwy, Bedford

The East Coast Blues Society Proudly presents it's new Weekly Matinee... "The Bedford Boogie Woogie Blues Review" Featuring "Shrimp Daddy and the Sharpshooters" starting March 15th at the Split Crow in Bedford from 3:00 to 7:00 every saturday folks!!!

Shrimp Daddy

Whitetail Pub & Grill, 1988 South Main St., Westville, Nova Scotia

Shrimp Daddy and The Sharpshooters, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:00pm Whitetail Pub & Grill in Westville, Nova Scotia

Shrimp Daddy & the Sharpshooters

Bearly's House of Blues, 1269 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shrimp daddy & the Sharpshooters take the stage at Bearly's House of Blues.

Shrimp Daddy with Joe Murphy

Your Fathers Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia

I will be the Special Guest with Joe Murphy and the Water Street Blues Band.

free Age limit: All ages

2nd Annual Atlantic Blues Summit

Halifax Forum , Windsor St, Halifax, NS B3K 5E5 , Halifax, Nova Scotia

Oct19

Bearly's House of Blues

Bearly's House of Blues, 1269 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shrimp daddy & The Sharpshooters play Bearly's

www.bearlys.ca/

Age limit: 19+

Sep14

Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters

Your Father's Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters are filling in for the Water Street Blues Band from 4 to 8

www.yourfathersmoustache.ca

Age limit: All ages

Sep7

Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters Debut!!!

Hurricane City, 26 Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

This is our first official gig as a band in Nova Scotia can't wait to rip it up with the boys!

Age limit: 19+

Sep7

Your Fathers Moustache

Your Fathers Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

I will be filling in for Joe Murphy with The Water Street Blues Band this weekend

yourfathersmoustache.ca/

Age limit: All ages

Jul27

Your Father's Moustache

Your Father's Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Filling in for Joe Murphy and the Waterstreet Blues Band

yourfathersmoustache.ca/#top

Age limit: All ages

Jul1

SAINT JOHN CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES

SAINT JOHN BEW BRUNSWICK, Boardwalk Stage, St. John, New Brunswick

Canada Day always welcomes a whole host of entertainment on the Boardwalk Stage starting at noon with free live concert of none stop music all day and evening. This year, we are looking to host Carleton Stone, Shrimp Daddy, WTFunk, Lonesome Line, ROCK and the Lost Fingers. We will round out the entertainment with a much-anticipated Grand Fireworks Finale - and an encore from our performers to give a larger than life send off to another Canada Day!
www.sjcanadaday.ca/event.html


Age limit: All ages

Jun8

Orillia Spring Blues Festival

Main Stage, Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia, Ontario


orilliaspringblues.com/performers-main-stage/shrimp-daddy-and-the-sharpshooters/

orilliaspringblues.com/


Age limit: All ages

Jun2

Uniionville Festival

Millenium Bandstand, Main Street, Unionville, Ontario

unionvillefestival.com/pages/musicschedule.htm

The Unionville Festival has been part of this community since 1970. With over 50,000 visitors every year, the first weekend in June is a must in Unionville residents’ calendar!

This year, on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd, Main Street Unionville will burst with energy and come alive with music



Age limit: All ages

Jan28

The 2013 International Blues Challenge

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Memphis Blues Society, 168 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee

Age limit: All ages

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There Must be a Better World Somewhere

Shrimp Daddy & The Sharpshooters

When I first started out, my interest in Blues was more centered on the hard edge electric blues of Chicago. The harmonica driven bands like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells had always been my passion and are prevalent on my previous recordings.
BB King had a much more refined, sophisticated and polished style of Blues. I went to see BB live at Roy Thomson Hall in 2007. I was mesmerized by his voice, his stories and the way he interacted with his audience. I left the Theatre with my eyes opened and on a different path. I immediately picked up some of his older Kent recordings and was blown away by his vocal strength. He had the power to play and sing at such comfortable volume levels, leaving space and room for dynamics. BB King really opened my mind and got me listening to new artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Jr. Parker and Little Milton. On this record, my vocals are out front, on a few of our favorite tracks, done humbly, and respectfully, in our own way. I am very proud to have been accompanied on this endeavor, by some of Canada's finest blues Musicians.

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  1. 1 Bad Luck 05:00
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  2. 2 Bad Case of Love 05:00
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  3. 3 Woke Up This Morning 05:00
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  4. 4 She's Dynamite 05:00
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  5. 5 There is Something on Your Mind 06:05
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  6. 6 Tell me Baby 05:00
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  7. 7 Please Accept my Love 05:00
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  8. 8 There Must be a Better World Somewhere 05:00
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  9. 9 Mashed Potato Twist 05:00
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Messin' With My System

Shrimp Daddy’s seminal recording, “Messin’ With My System”. Inspired in equal measure by the sounds of Little Walter and William Clarke, “Messin’ With My System” is a must have for any blues aficionado’s library.

Shrimp’s powerful baritone voice, rich harp tone and tasty phrasing will carry the listener through tunes filled with both irony and good humour. They call him “Shrimp Daddy” and he plays the “Blues”. His deep gravelly vocals, accompanied by the mesmerizing sound of his harmonica, supported by his hard playing band “The Sharpshooters” whisks you to the juke joints of Mississippi, the hard edge blues clubs of Chicago, as well as jumpin’ and swingin’ west coast style. The music of Little Walters, Willie Dixon, Howlin Wolf & Muddy Waters augmented with the unforgettable sound of William Clarke are a few of his many inspirations.

Transplanted from “La Belle Province” this native Montrealer now makes Toronto his home. Shrimp Daddy is a driving force in vocalizing, interpreting and writing Chicago and West Coast jump and swing blues. Michael “Shrimp Daddy” Reid is a must hear!

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  1. 1 Some Guy's Like it Rough 05:09 Info
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  2. 2 Few Bricks Shy 03:54 Info
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  3. 3 Mistreated My Baby 04:00 Info
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  4. 4 Messin' With my System 03:01 Info
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  5. 5 Rollin' Nickels 05:58 Info
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  6. 6 Fitted Sheets 03:57 Info
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  7. 7 Treat me Right 04:31 Info
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  8. 8 Next Door Neighbor 02:54 Info
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  9. 9 I Don't Belong 04:44 Info
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for booking call Mike Reid: 902-219-2574 or Email: shrimpdaddy@hotmail.com