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Latest News:

July 26, 2017: Cootes Paradise in the Studio
Great news! Today, we finished recording our bed tracks at the legendary Grant Avenue Studio, in Hamilton, Ontario. We were in good hands, with the very talented Amy King engineering, and (also legendary) Nick Blagona producing. If you’ve never heard of Nick, no doubt you’ve heard of many of the world famous artists he has worked with. From Cat Stevens, The Police, The BeeGees, Deep Purple, Tom Jones, to The Sheepdogs, Alexisonfire, and now Cootes Paradise, Nick is a wealth of knowledge, talent, and of course, outrageous and riveting stories. We’ll be working throughout the next few weeks putting finishing touches on the record, and figuring out how to navigate the latest trends in sharing our music. Vinyl, anyone?


June 21, 2017: Cootes Paradise in the Brantford Expositor
“Street Festival Celebrates Canada 150” [Cootes Paradise performs at the CDBA Street Festival]

June 7, 2017:
Hamilton Spectator Best Bets
Our first time in Graham Rockingham’s “Best Bets” section of the Hamilton Spectator

March 24, 2017: Great news! Our plans to record are now falling into place! We will be recording at the world renowned Grant Avenue Studio right here in Hamilton, produced by legendary Nick Blagona. Bed tracks will get underway in late July, and we couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned for updates.


Cootes Paradise puts their heart and soul into all their performances, no matter how many times I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying their music. Rock on! – Helen C., Audience Member

“Fab, Great, Super job guys, what a band; you blew away the audience.” – Les Kadar, Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

“What a great band! I look forward to working with you all again.” – Norm Thornton, Long and McQuade, Dundas Cactus Festival, Canada’s Largest Ribfest

“Thank you Cootes Paradise for putting on a fabulous show! You guys are amazing!” – Hamilton Blues Lovers

“Great music from so many talented musicians. Love this band!! – Vern White, Photographer

“The band was great. I love the stuff you do.” – Lynn F. (audience member)

“You guys did a great job… We thoroughly enjoyed it!” – Kelly L. (audience member)

“A pleasure and privilege working with this great group!” – Jeff Thomblinson, Canada’s Largest Ribfest

“Wow guys ~ we REALLY enjoyed your music last night at the Rib Fest!!! … Loved the original material especially!” – Kathee E. (audience member)

Your group was awesome. Great entertainment…Professional & First Class.” – Ross B, St. Mark’s Presents

“The whole feckin band knocked it out. You guys were HOT!” – Ivan Sorensen (professional photographer, Pedler benefit, Bay City Music Hall)

“Cootes Paradise was a treat-and-a-half!!!!!!” – Lisa K. (audience member, Bay City Music Hall)

“This is a band that has got to be heard! Nice people, too, with a heart for a friend.” – Norm Thornton, Sound Engineer, Pedler benefit, Bay City Music Hall

“Cootes Paradise is a band I can’t hear enough of.” – Ronald Weihs, Artword Artbar

“They’re bluesy, they’re funky, and thoroughly enjoyable.” – Mark McNeil, Hamilton Spectator

“Cootes paradise band is my new favorite group. Fantastic performance last night…” – Craig R. (audience member, Artword Artbar)