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Feature Article - May 25, 2006

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Feature Article - May 25, 2006

Gospel concert with The Bowes Brothers and TheRevelations

by Nelda Whan

On May 27 the Sharbot Lake Pentecostal Church will be hosting a Gospel Sing at St. James Catholic Church in Sharbot Lake , featuring two groups, “The Bowes Brothers” and “The Revelations”.

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Born and raised in Carleton Place , these four natural brothers, along with their father, form the “Bowes Brothers”. Influenced by groups like the Statler Brothers and the Irish Rovers, they began playing at an early age. It has only been since 2002 that this family put themselves together to form a band. Popular with fairs and festivals throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec , the Bowes Brothers are especially noted for performances at the 2003 International Plowing Match and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club Christmas parties in 2003 and 2004. They have been featured on CJOH’s regional contact in 2003 and 2004. Andy has mastered the lost art of yodeling, which has brought him national attention. He has been invited over 10 times to perform at the Wilf Carter Tribute Concert in Nova Scotia . Singing in 4-part harmony with some humour, the Bowes Brothers bring a unique style to country music.

The Revelations quartet originated in the 1960’s and have been singing southern gospel music ever since. For a number of years they traveled coast to coast in Canada and some in the USA as well, singing southern gospel music. They have performed with the Cathedral Quartet in Ottawa and were featured on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. The group has varied a bit over the years, but still have two of the original members in the group. They sang part-time for a number of years as they pursued their vocations and raised their families, and have re-united over the past few years.

If you enjoy good gospel music, you won’t want to miss this concert. Tickets are available at $10 in advance (see ad on page 2 for ticket locations) or $12 at the door. For more information, call 279-2267 or 279-2978.

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