BIOGRAPHY

Feed your Classic Soul and dance down memory lane with this energetic duo. Al McGimpsey and Shelley Harley Green have been involved with various acts throughout the last 25 years performing all over Eastern Ontario, Montreal and Northern New York. In the summer of 2015 we decided to try out a duet act ,and have been on a steady weekend run since that time, barely catching their breath between gigs.

True to their name, Classic Soul will remind you of days past with Classic Rock, Pop and a touch of Country both singing leads and harmonies to offer you a wide selection of music styles and ever growing song list like Joan Jett, Steve Earle, Shania Twain, Phillip Phillips, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Cash to name a few.

Guaranteed to get you out of your seats dancing this electric duo’s engagements include weddings, corporate events, festivals, ski resorts, private parties and of course roadhouses and taverns.

Cornwall has always been a great supporter of live music. As an ever growing city, Cornwall has some of the larger festivals in Eastern Ontario and there is always an abundance of eager volunteers donating their time and efforts to these events. Another example of our City's support of live music can be found on the basement salon walls of the Civic Complex where the "Cornwall Hall of Fame" can be seen donning the names of so many talented locals including Al McGimpsey and Shelley Harley Green thanks to the late Mr. Michael Heenan, former President of Cornwall Branch of the Musicians Guild for coming up with the idea and The City of Cornwall for giving the go ahead. 

Accomplishments

As we are only one year young we are still building on our accomplishments so first we’ll mention some of our historical accomplishments pre Classic Soul
 
Al’s History 
  • Landmark was the opening act for Blue Rodeo at a festival in Winchester and loaned their equipment to Blue Rodeo due to the shipping mix-up of their own gear!

  • Was also the opening act for Jason Blaine at the South Mountain Fair.

  • With local guitarist, musician, and web guru John Lister of Fingerman Studios had a little jam session with musical pedigree Joel Derouin who has played with everyone from Stevie Nicks, Leonard Cohen, and Harry Connick Jr. to Kenny Rogers and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Shelley's History 
  • has donned the stage with local celebrities Roy Nichols and Paul Deslauriers (whom she played with when Paul was just 17 years of age appearing at La Maison and The Tabu Room )

  • was the opening act for Platinum Blonde, April Wine and Carol Pope (Rough Trade)

  • played at the Canada Celebration’s and Lift Off in Cornwall as well as at the Gay Pride Festival

Accomplishments of Classic Soul
  • Pre-Canada Day Celebrations in Summerstown, Ontario

  • Cornwall Seaway Lion’s Ribfest 2016

Booking  Fall 2018, super busy! So look for us at next year’s festivals, parties, wedding receptions etc... See you soon !

News

September 16, 2016

The Cornwall Seeker's Jason Setnyck interviews Classic Soul.

July 01, 2016

Piece on Classic Soul in The Cornwall Pulse, an online information hub showcasing Cornwall's Highlights!

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