Trans-Canada Highwaymen perform at River Run Centre Thursday, April 20
GUELPH, ON April 5, 2017 – They are four musicians who have have played to millions of fans and sold just as many records. Now, Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page have joined forces as the Trans-Canada Highwaymen. The iconic Canadian front men will bring their new musical project to River Run Centre on Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage Performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series.
Distinct singers and songwriters each with a fanatical fan base, the members of the Trans-Canada Highwaymen have performed at the world’s biggest music festivals, sold-out arenas and on top television shows. Over time, the beloved Canadian musicians have evolved into music producers, television hosts, authors and composers for film and theatre. As the Trans-Canada Highwaymen, Berg, Murphy, Northey and Page come together to share stories and songs that live on.
A founding member of the Barenaked Ladies, Page’s distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognizable voices in popular music. In recent years, he has enjoyed great success as a solo artist, composed six scores for productions at the Stratford Festival and collaborated and toured with the Art of Time Ensemble, among many other projects.
Northey spent 30 years as a member of the iconic Canadian band Odds, but is also well-known as a “serial collaborator” with musical and theatrical friends. Among the friends he’s worked with are blues and swing musician Colin James, Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip, Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms, Kids in the Hall and Brent Butt.
Murphy has enjoyed a more than 25-year career in the rock-quartet Sloan, one of the most popular bands in Canadian music history. He is also a member of the band TUNS and served as a host on CBC Radio. Murphy finds his greatest artistic joy playing music with friends.
Berg is best known as a member of the Pursuit of Happiness, a band that penned hits including I’m An Adult Now and Hard to Laugh during an active and successful 12-year career. While the Pursuit of Happiness has been on an extended break during recent years, the band does emerge from time to time, much to the delight of fans.
Together, Berg, Murphy, Northey and Page will perform 16 hit songs accompanied by funny and insightful stories that reveal the lives behind their careers. It’s a performance that will prove they are as vital, entertaining and charismatic as ever.
Tickets to see An Evening with Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page cost $52 for adults and $50 for seniors and students. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at riverrun.ca/an-evening-with-berg-murphy-northey-page.
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