DAY TWO OF LIFT-OFF: 54-40, The Paul DesLauriers Band

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Check out Friday's stellar music lineup at the 20th Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off.


HOUSE BAND - 4:30 p.m.


This Cornwall-based rock outfit will be performing on the Lift-Off stage for the very first time, led by a seasoned veteran rock drummer and three energetic newcomers to the local market.

SUPPORT ACT - 6:00 p.m.


The trio is made up of a virtuoso guitarist and singer, has a masterful rhythm section on bass and an award winning drummer. The self-titled new electric album from these three pillars of the Quebec Blues scene has captured the subtlety and intensity, the unique interplay and excitement they are so well known for. This band has won numerous awards including being billed as having the top blues guitarist in the country.

SPECIAL GUEST - 7:30 p.m.


This five-piece band has been making 'noise' as of late in the Canadian music industry. Winners of the Whyskey Rocks Showdown and the highly acclaimed competition, Rocksearch by 97.7 HITZ FM in 2014 skyrocketed their first single to #1 on the Canadian Rock Charts in the first week of release. These Canadian emerging Rockers are currently sitting in third on the Canadian Rock Charts and have placed in the top five for 15 consecutive weeks.

HEADLINER - 9:30 p.m.


This band is a Canadian alternative rock group from Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

The group formed in 1981 as a trio, they made their recording debut that same year, with four tracks on the independent compilation LP Things Are Still Coming Ashore, which also featured music by Vancouver bands Animal Slaves and Junco Run.

The following year, the band issued the EP Selection.

The band's self-titled second album, released in 1986, began to attract attention from radio and record buyers across Canada, with one particular single gaining significant college radio airplay. The band's third album, became their commercial breakthrough in Canada.

In 2010, to celebrate the band's 30 years together and almost 25 years since their first commercial album, the band went on a promotional concert tour across Canada.

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- Submitted by the Lift-Off Board of Directors.

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