You’d never be able to mistake Sammy Duke for anyone else once he starts performing onstage – he’s the gentle giant playing upwards of eight instruments at the same time!
The friendly, unstoppable one-man-band that is Sammy Duke is proficient at 13 musical instruments and is a master of the cajon hand drum. As a solo artist, he simultaneously plays guitar, sings, beats on a drum, plays bass synthesizer pedals with his foot, plays percussion with his other foot, and an occasionally liberated hand – or elbow, as in the case of his famed “elbow chimes.” Even in one of his other steady gigs, as a chosen sideman for Alysha Brilla, Sammy plays bass, cajon, shakers, and tambourine, all while singing harmony.
Almost as impressive, at his own shows, is his self-deprecating charm and wit onstage, entrancing and comforting audiences of all kinds – with the occasional slice of dark humour thrown in, just for fun. Not to mention his infectious, extremely lively energy.
The way Sammy writes, sings, plays and performs, you can bet he’ll be remembered for bringing joy, beauty and truth into the world with his music.
11:00am – “No Nukes, Just Dukes” with Union Duke (Down by the River)
2:00pm – “Become a One Person Band” (Sharing Circle)
3:30pm – Concert (Wine Bar)
1101 2nd Ave E
Ontario, Canada N4K 1V8
M-F: 9am – 5pm