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!



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