October 4th, 2014

Burnin’ Down the Kitchen Comedy Cabaret Live Taping

Comedy Night is back!!
Next Performance at
THE ANNEXE (32 George Street)
Saturday OCTOBER 11
9 PM

Burnin’ Down the Kitchen Cabaret presents:
Amanda Batten, Liz Solo, Tallulah Fucque, Jenny Naish, Irene Duma and Colleen Power
Standup Comedy and Comedy Songs
Hosted by Amanda Batten

For many months the gals from Burnin’ Down the Kitchen Cabaret have been honing their act in front of local audiences. Now they are ready to put their first show down on tape and unleash it on the Internet. Join us from 9 to 10:30 at the Annexe for some stand-up comedy – fresh from the mouths of BABES!! Bonus – There are a limited number of slots for our Open Mic segment, sign up early with Amanda at the show.

This show will be taped LIVE by Roles 4 Women for an upcoming Webcast.

CAUTION: Adult Language. Strong themes.

Stick around after the comedy for a set by the amazing punk rock band – TrixXxie ! Then Dance the night away to 90’s hits and other wonders at the BDTKC After Party with Dance Master Scarlet O’Whora!!

9 PM – Stand Up Comedy and Comedy Songs – hosted by Amanda Batten
11 PM – TrixXxie Set!!
12 midnight – After Party with Dance Master Scarlet O’Whora

Before 11 PM Cover Charge is a donation to the artists
After 11 PM Cover Charge is $10


September 19th, 2014

The Sauce EP Release: Coming Up at The Levee on Friday September 26!

Press Release: For Immediate Release Thursday, September 18 2014

Come join The Sauce for the release of their first recording on Friday, September 26 at The Levee!

No strangers to the Newfoundland music scene, Liz Solo, Mike Kean and Colleen Power combine their musical talents to bring you their new project. The Sauce is the trio’s first project since Livegirlz (1999-2001). Liz says, “The Sauce are about having fun. Having fun and making fun. So if it feels good or makes us laugh then we head in that direction.”

The Sauce’s debut, self-titled EP was recorded over two days by long time friend, fellow musician, and recording engineer Ritche Perez.

The Sauce will be joined onstage by Suzanne Power on bass, and punk rock pioneer and frontman for DOGMEAT BBQ, Mike O’Brien will front the band for a few songs! Like-minded, fun bands Branch Ricky and DT and the Dinosaurs will open the night. It’s guaranteed to be a wicked night of deadly music and drink specials!

Check out the Facebook event page here:

Stop by The Sauce’s Facebook page:

Here’s the video for ‘Dumb Piece of Meat”, made by Liz Solo:

LIVE AT THE LEVEE, Holdsworth Court, George St.
SPECIAL GUESTS DT & The Dinosaurs and Branch Ricky
Special Appearance by DogMeat BBQ frontman – Mike O’Brien!!

Show starts at 11 PM. $10 at the door.

What Bobs are saying about The Sauce:

“The Sauce is the shit!” Bob Wiseman, Musician, Canadian Independent Artist and Producer

“Colleen and Liz exorcise a few demons with some Newfoundland Punkabilly. This is a slap down, verbally and musically. Cathartic and exhilarating” – Bob Mersereau, Music Journalist and author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

“The Sauce combine slightly angry, catchy tunes with witty, biting lyrics that make you feel just a little bit guilty for something you’re not quite sure of.” Bob Earle, CHMR FM Program Director

For interviews, please contact Liz at or Colleen at

sauce ep launch

August 13th, 2014

Leveestock Thursday, August 14: Early Start 10 PM!!

Hello my dears!

What a busy summer it’s been! I’ve had so much fun playing all kinds of gigs with my super-talented friends!

This Thursday night is no different. It’s the first night of Leveestock, at everyone’s favorite watering hole, The Levee, down on the deck at Holdsworth Court, George Street.

I am delighted to say that the amazing drummer/percussionist/composer, Curtis Andrews will be joining us for this one, as well as Brad Power on electric guitar and my bottom end friend, Aneirin Thomas!

This is Curtis’s big night before he goes back to the mainland and he’s also playing in The Discounts and his own project “The Offering of Curtis Andrews. It’s your last chance to see and hear him until 2015, so drop by!

Quidi Vidi Beers are 2 for $5 and the show gets underway at 10 PM sharp!

Hope to see you there!




August 5th, 2014

Free SOLO show at the Grapevine this Thursday night!

Hey folks,

While I am busy getting ready for my next two French performances (NL Folk Fest and the Acadian National Congress in NB) , I managed to sneak in this free solo show for ya!

I’ll be playing some new stuff, some old stuff and a few covers.

I love playing at the Grapevine. It’s really laid back and it’s a nice place to grab a drink.

So, I hope to see you there!!

Cheers and hope you’re all enjoying the non-typical Newfoundland summer!



July 31st, 2014

Song Makers at The Hall TONIGHT!

Song Makers at the Hall: A Songwriters in the Round Experience

Thursday, July 31 at 8 PM

LSPU Hall’s Cox & Palmer Second Space

with Colleen Power, Liz Solo, Neil Conway, Nick Ryan and Sam Burke

Songwriters won’t have to compete with the noisy din of the bar, as they get up-close-and-personal with their songs and the audience in this intimate setting.

The night will be hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter Colleen Power, who was recently featured in The Independent with her feisty new worker’s anthem, ‘Crossing the Line’ a song that takes aim at scab workers. She was chosen to represent Newfoundland and Labrador and will be singing in French at The World Acadian Congress to be held in August in Edmunston, New Brunswick.

Liz Solo’s musical career as vocalist, guitarist, drummer and composer/songwriter spans three decades. She is currently working on new band projects TrixXxie and The Sauce. All of her official releases are available for streaming and download on Bandcamp.

Neil Conway has recently returned from a tour across Canada in November 2013 followed by shows in Asia over the winter and Europe. Since its release, his latest recording “Songs For Topical Use” has been tearing up the charts on Canadian campus radio. This guys deserves a warm welcome at his first show back in town since last September!

Nick Ryan recently released the beautiful ‘Prose and Cons’ featuring Naomi Kavka. The Overcast says it’s one of the best local albums of 2014.

This will be Sam Burke’s first ever time playing at the LSPU Hall. Sam has been steadfastly hosting Epic Wednesdays on the deck for a while now and she will blow you away with her poignant lyrics and killer riffs. You will be hearing a lot more from Sam.

For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit

Please note: This show is not suitable for children. Limited seating!

For more info on the songwriters, please check out their sites:


June 18th, 2014

Award-winning St. John’s Songwriter Releases Fiery New Workers’ Anthem

Thanks so much to the Independent for this article and launching the song ‘Crossing the Line’ today. The credits are on the Soundcloud page but here they are, since you kind of have to look for them! Thanks to everyone who was involved in the recording!

Crossing the Line
Recorded at Baygirl Music by Colleen Power
Mastered by Jason Whelan at Sound Solution
Vocal, guitars: Colleen Power
Violin: Evelyn Osborne
Bass: Aneirin Thomas ( Anreen Toma)
Drums: Ed Sutherby

June 17th, 2014

Summer Solstice at The Ship

Hey folks,

I am delighted to be playing with The Sauce on the first Day of Summer!

We’ll be sharing the night with two awesome bands, The River and Sherry Ryan and The Enablers!

Hope to see your lovely faces in the crowd!!



summer solstice

June 5th, 2014

Trixxxiefest Weekend!

Hey Folks,

I am happy to be a part of one of the best events of this summer here in the beautiful city of St. John’s. Trixxxiefest is a showcase of talented women acts and women-fronted bands! Hope to see you on Trixxxiefest weekend!



trixxxiefet poster

May 8th, 2014

The Sauce at Scanlan’s with Patrick Canning Friday, May 9!

Hello folks,

Newfoundland Spring got ya down?

Well, here’s a chance to check out the Sauce with the incredible Patrick Canning. Check his music out on bandcamp!

Scanlan’s is one of our favorite intimate venues, and we all have a quite a history with this room. If the walls could talk!

We hope to be able to sauce you up in person! 🙂

The show starts at 11:30 PM, Friday May 9!



The sauce May 9

April 11th, 2014

The Sauce TONIGHT at the SHIP with Sean Panting and Sam Burke!

Hello folks,

I’ve been busy and Spring is Sproinging!

So happy the dirty snow is disappearing! Not so happy about the slow reveal of the Christmas tree in front of the house but I’ll get the chainsaw later on!

I’m terribly excited about our new band and show tonight! Hope to see you there! the sauce fri

Here are the details:

THE SAUCE!! with very special guests SEAN PANTING and SAM BURKE
LIVE at the SHIP
FRIDAY APRIL 11th at 11 PM.
$10 at the door. ID’s required.

Formed in the depths of a cruel St. John’s Winter The SAUCE are Colleen Power (Vocals/Guitars), Liz Solo (Vocals/Drums), April Crocker (Bass/Vocals) and Mike Kean (Guitars). Former band-mates from many projects over many years (Live Girlz, Lizband, Black Bags, Colleen Power Band, Alien Rejects) they have reunited with a new sound and a set of songs sure to get you all riled up.

The set will include Sauce favorites: ‘Ex-Mother-In-Law’, ‘Get The F*** Away From I’m Not Your F***ing Mother’, ‘The Abduction of Great Big Sea and Shannygannock’ as well as the world premiere of ‘Clone Your Bottom Half’ and many more.

The Sauce are joined by super saucy guests Sean Panting and Sam Burke.

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