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Conor Gains Guitarist Musician Cambridge Ontario
The Conor Gains Band
Conor Gains Band ( Cambridge Artist - Rock / Blues Guitarist Musician )
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Cambridge - Galt
Cambridge,   ON

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                                                                                   Conor Gains

The Cambridge, Ontario native first picked up his father’s acoustic guitar when he was just 8 years old and quickly developed an attachment to the instrument. Since then he has excited audiences at clubs in Memphis, Nashville, Cleveland, Montreal, Toronto and all across southern Ontario. ( Bio Continued Below...)


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Conor Gains - LIVE at the London Music Club




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Gains with Paul McEwen and Joel Goodwin

Conor Gains Galt Streetfest Cambridge Ontario on Cambridge NOW Media

Gains Performing at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern

Conor Gains Horseshoe Tavern Toronto on Cambridge NOW Media

Conor Gains Bio
 

The term “guitar prodigy” is often bandied about but in the case of 15 year old
Conor Gains the term fits comfortably.

The Cambridge, Ontario native first picked up his father’s acoustic guitar when he
was just 8 years old and quickly developed an attachment to the instrument. Since
then he has excited audiences at clubs in Memphis, Nashville, Cleveland, Montreal,
Toronto and all across southern Ontario.
 
Eagerly thumbing through his dad’s music collection he immersed himself in the music
of guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee, Stevie Ray Vaughan,
Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix always asking one question “What else should I listen to?”
 
Conor began performing live at various blues jams in and around Cambridge when he
was just 12 years old. Seasoned musicians encouraged him and he was soon making
guest appearances at their gigs. All along he gained confidence standing on stage in
front of an audience. The bigger the audience, the better.
 
While attending junior high school he met Joel Goodwin a competent drummer. The pair
formed a partnership and, joined by various bass players, have been playing live shows
all across southern Ontario ever since.
 
They played the 2007 Escarpment Blues Festival in Milton, Ontario and Conor was
honoured when Leo Lyons, bass player for British blues legends ‘Ten Years After’ wished
him a happy 14th birthday during their headline performance. Meeting Lyons and other
performers such as Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds and blues guitarist Walter Trout that
day provided further inspiration.
 
In the fall of 2007 he and his journalist father went on a “father and son ‘rock and roll
road trip’” which included music venues in Cleveland, Nashville and Memphis. Among
the clubs he played were the B.B. King’s Blues Clubs in Nashville and Memphis as well
as Wet Willie’s on Memphis’s famed Beale Street. He played two nights to record crowds
at the latter venue as a guest of the Victor Wainwright Blues Band. Along with an appreciation
for the home of the blues Conor earned numerous invitations for return engagements.
 
In January 2008 the Conor Gains Band played at Toronto’s legendary music venue, The
Horseshoe Tavern. Said Craig Laskey, the club’s talent buyer, “Conor was great, Everyone
who saw the show is raving about him.” Since then the Conor Gains Band has sold out
three straight shows at Cambridge’s Cafe 13 where he started jamming as a 12 year old.
 
Named after the late son of Eric Clapton Conor his dad’s favourite guitarist, Conor was
born in Toronto on July 15th, 1993 but the family moved to Cambridge when he was two
years old. He currently attends Galt Collegiate Institute where, aside from his obvious
music interests, has played intercollegiate soccer and basketball.
 
Most recently Conor joined the ‘Bobby Hebert Experience’ in a tribute to the late blues
guitarist Jeff Healey. His performance earned him an invitation to play with Healey’s
Roadhouse Band the same night much to the delight of the audience.

A guitar prodigy? Audiences across North America seem to think so.

 




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