November 24th, 2015

My Hero

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video still by Paddy Barry, NYE 2002, The Ship

August 8th, 2015

The Grand Punt Race, NL Folk Fest Espace Franco et Le Black Sheep

Hello folks!

What are ye at??

It’s definitely been a while since I posted, but there are lots of new things on the go.

Coming up tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9:30 AM is The Grand Punt Race: Townies VS. Baymen. It’s being put off by The Narrows Group, who are working to repair and restore the entrance to St. John’s Harbour. I’ll be playing a few tunes solo at the event. Come check out the races and root for your favourite Townies and/or Baymen as they race around St. John’s harbour! There will also be tickets on a beautiful punt, handcrafted in Norris Arm!

On Sunday afternoon at 2:45 PM, I’ll be playing at The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in Espace Franco once again. It’s become a yearly tradition! I’ll be accompanied by my best buddies Aneirin Thomas on bass and Ed Sutherby on drums. Come hang out and hear a few songs! We plan to have fun! And.. I cannot wait to hear my friend and amazing singer/songwriter David Francey on the Folk Fest main stage tomorrow night!

Next Friday night, me and the b’ys take to one of our favourite haunts, The Black Sheep on Water Street! The owner, Donny Maher makes sure his beer is the coldest beer downtown. And he’ll tell you himself. It’s a cozy pub and a perfect spot to get up close and personal with your favourite band. But not too close. We are all taken now. Haha!

Enjoy the warm NL weather and hope to see you out and about!



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July 7th, 2015

The Sauce LIVE this Friday!

Howdy folks!

Summer’s here (NOT)!

That won’t stop us from heating up CBTG’s this Friday night!

The Sauce are Liz Solo, Mike Kean, Suzanne Power and myself!

We are excited to finally be playing the Closest Bar to Gulliver’s, along with Twerp and Mary, Dear this Friday night!!

So, drop down and hear some original ROCK music and have a few drinks with us!

Hope to see you there!



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April 9th, 2015


It’s ECMA week!

Welcome to all the CFAs, Mainlanders, Cape Bretoners, Nova Scotians, Mes Amis de Nouveau Brunswick, and Prince Edward Islanders to Newfoundland! We’re more than happy to be showing off for you this weekend!

Here are the deets:

The Black Bag Media Collective, Roles 4 Women and Baygirl Music present: the 2015 UNOFFICIAL NOCASES on ECMA WEEKEND FRIDAY APRIL 10 – SATURDAY APRIL 11 at The Black Sheep, 164 Water Street.

Featuring NL’S punkabilly sweethearts – THE SAUCE (Colleen Power, Liz Solo Mike Kean, Suzanne Power) – play live from 10:30 PM to 1:30 AM. There will be a very special guest appearance by MIKE O’BRIEN from Dogmeat BBQ and da Slyme.

On SATURDAY APRIL 11 at 7 P.M. at The Black Sheep, 164 water Street, it’s THE COLLEEN POWER BAND (Colleen Power, Aneirin Thomas, Ed Sutherby) playing an EARLY SHOW from 7 TO 10 P.M. with a special guest appearance by Neil Conway

and on SATURDAY APRIL 11 – BBMC at 11 PM, it’s an Open Studio hosted by TRIXXXIE (Tallulah Fucque, Marilyn Monroe Take-Out, Scarlet O’Whora).

Performance by TrixXxie and special guests COLLEEN POWER and NEIL CONWAY.
Donation at the door appreciated.

We’ll show ya how it’s done! Enjoy the week and drop down and see us!

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February 15th, 2015

More Gigs Coming up!

Well, since my last post, it’s quite snowy here now!

The rest of the island looks like they’ll be getting more of it but it seems our Avalon Peninsula will be spared.

The I Love NL concert was postponed because of weather on Friday, and I will post details as soon as I know of another date!

The Sauce is playing this Friday, Feb. 20 at Distortion: one set at midnight. We always have a lot of fun, and with songs about everything from Great Big Sea and Shanneyganock with Danny Williams to sex to cloning body parts and dancing with Jesus Christ, how can we not?

On Thursday, February 26, I will be sharing the stage with some fine songwriters: Sean Panting and Chris Kearsey. It’s an early show: starts at 9 PM. Looking forward to this one!

Then, on Saturday, Feb. 28, the CP Band (myself, Aneirin Thomas and Ed Sutherby) take to the stage at The Black Sheep. It’s quickly becoming our favorite place to play once again as The Black Sheep. Formerly The Spur, The Victory, Scanlons and many other incarnations, we have quite the history in this room. It’s a great place to grab a pint and take in some live music, which happens 6 nights a week. I caught the Sean Panting Band there this past weekend and they Rocked!

I will be playing a rare gig at a great little pub on March 28 in Placentia called The Three Sisters! It is owned by three school/glee club friends of mine, who are sisters, named Jane, Anne and Susan. I know they like to have fun, so I am looking forward to it! I am excited to be performing out home once again, as I rarely get a chance to visit.

Also, I am excited to be performing 2 ECMA shows at The Black Sheep! One is the Friday night, April 10 with The Sauce starting at 10:30 PM, and the second is the Saturday matinee, April 11 with the CP Band staing at 7 PM. Cannot wait. It will be a busy ECMA weekend and we’re all looking forward to it!

It’s been a very busy winter for me, but I’m quite content to be doing what I’m doing and enjoying the winter so far! I hope you’re all having a good one too!

Hope to see you at some of the shows!




February 10th, 2015

Upcoming shows!

Hello from a cold, but not too snowy St. John’s!

I just wanted to let you know about some upcoming gigs!

I’m not much of a fan of lugging gear around in the winter but I do have a few shows coming up.

First off is this Friday, February 13. I’ll be playing at The Rockhouse for the I Love NL Valentine’s Concert in support of Ryan Cleary, our MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl. It will be an awesome show with some amazing, talented folks! Check the poster in this post!

Then on Friday, Febuary 20, The Sauce will be at Distortion in Holdsworth Court for the ‘All Tied UP: St. John’s Pride Queer dance Party’. We’re on at midnight! You don’t have to be queer to attend. I am not and I can’t dance so there you go…All are welcome!

On Saturday, February 28, Myself and Aneirin Thomas and Ed Sutherby will be back at our favorite LIVE music watering hole, The Black Sheep, 164 Water Street. We’ll be starting at 10:30 and I guarantee you it will be a fun night and we’ll try to squeeze in as many tunes as we can! We got lots of requests last time, so keep ’em coming!

I will be playing a rare gig at a great little pub on March 28 in Placentia called the Three Sisters! I am excited to be performing out home once again, as I rarely get a chance to visit. It’s hard to get outta Town most of the time for me. Playing music, recording, work at CHMR and kids keep me very busy! There’ll be more details about this show soon.

So, that’s all for now! Don’t let the Winter get you down too much and get out and enjoy some live music! It’s sure to take your Winter blues away! Hope to see you at the shows!



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December 26th, 2014

Christmas Show at Erin’s Pub Sunday December 28

Hello Folks!

Hope you’re not too turkeyed out!

We’re excited to be playing a show at Erin’s Pub this Sunday.

The one and only Sherry Ryan will be joining the band on vocals and mandolin for the night!

We’d love to see you for a pint or two or three!




December 5th, 2014

Toronto Show Saturday, December 6

Howdy folks,

I am excited to be playing my first gig in Toronto in 10 years tomorrow night!

I will be hitting the stage right at 10 PM, followed by Blair Harvey and the Poor Darlins. Hopefully they’ll let me play a couple of tunes with them too!

It will be a fun night, I can assure of that. I’ll be “there for a good time, not a long time”.

So, please tell your homesick Newfoundland friends that a couple of songwriters from home are performing a night of “Newfie Soul”.

Haul on your rubbers and brave the Toronto cold for this one!

Colleen Power
Blair Harvey and The Poor Darlins
The Cloak and Dagger 394 College Street
10 PM
NO COVER Donations welcomed

Here’s the event page:


November 18th, 2014

Upcoming Shows! St. John’s and Toronto

Howdy folks,

I’ve been breakin’ out the extra blankies, hats and mittens and starting to prepare for Winter here on the Rock! There’s always music to keep us warm though, so I thought I’d let you know about a few shows on the horizon.

First, this Friday night, November 21, The Sauce are appearing at The Rockhouse on George Street, along with Novice Drivers and Two Guitars Clash. This will be a rockin’ show and a good way to warm up in a nice, sweaty mosh pit. Following this show, The Sauce (myself, Liz Solo, Mike Kean and Suzanne Power) will be settlin’ in for some Winter writing for our next recording.

Then Saturday, November 22, myself, Aneirin Thomas and Ed Sutherby will be performing our fist ever matinee at The Black Sheep on Water Street. It’s a cozy pub and a great live music venue. The show is from 7-10 PM, so it’ll give those who normally can’t come out late a chance to catch us at a decent hour and not be too tired the next day!

Then, for those of you in Toronto, I’ll be performing a rare solo gig, along with Blair Harvey at The Cloak and Dagger, 394 College St. This year is actually my 10th Anniversary of not playing in Toronto, so, I figured I better come up and say hi and play a few tunes!!

So, hope to see you somewhere and hope you get out and have a chance to enjoy some live music!

Here’s a recap:

The Sauce, Two Guitars Clash and Novice Drivers
The ROCKHOUSE, 8 George St, St. John’s
Friday November 21
10:30 PM $7

Colleen Power, Anerin Thomas and Ed Sutherby MATINEE
The Black Sheep, 164 Water Street, St. John’s
Saturday, November 22
7 PM -10 PM

Colleen Power and Blair Harvey
The Cloak and Dagger Pub, 394 College St (east of Bathurst) Toronto, ON.
Saturday, December 6
10 PM



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October 21st, 2014

Upcoming Dates & The Sauce Gets Long-Listed for The Overcast’s Borealis Prize

Hey folks, Here are some upcoming shows in St. John’s:

Friday, October 24: Nancy Riche Front Door Forum at The Fluvarium 7-9 PM

Friday, October 24: The Black Sheep with Aneirin Thomas & Ed Sutherby 10:30 PM

Monday, October 27: Ship Pub Hosting MUSICNL Open Mic 9 PM

Saturday, November 1: Ship Pub with David Francey (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, November 2: Music and Friends: A Night to Support Gord O’Brien, The Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre. 6 PM

Sunday, November 2: Ship Pub with David Francey 9 PM

Thursday, November 13: Benefit for Roger Howse, Ship Pub with The Sauce, 9 PM

Saturday November 15: The Sauce LIVE at Nautical Nellie’s 10:30 PM

P.S. The Sauce’s self-titled debut album (with Liz Solo and Mike Kean) has made it to the long-list for the Borealis Music Prize! Thanks so much to Ritche Perez for the awesome recording and to The Overcast for the recognition!

Check out the rest of the acts! Pretty friggin’ wicked!

Hope to see you out and about!