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!



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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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March 9th, 2014

Paddy’s Day at the Rose and Thistle

Hey folks,

Myself and Sherry Ryan are gearing up for our fourth annual Paddy’s day celebrations!

We’ll be performing all Irish and Newfoundland songs at the Roe and Thistle on Paddy’s Day Proper, March 17 from 6-10 PM.

We’re delighted that Darren ‘Boobie’ Browne will be joining us this year for the second year in a row!

Come down for a chance to hear us sing all the old favorites! Hope to see you there!


January 13th, 2014

Colleen Power Hour: Featuring The Levee’s Battle of the bands

For the next 6 weeks, The Colleen Power Hour on CHMR-FM will be brought to you by The Levee! We’ll will feature music from bands participating in the The Levee: Battle of The Bands 2014!! We’ll chat with band members and the peeps who bring you the 24-band contest.

Tune in every Friday at Noon NL time (10:30 EST) to hear amazing local music and details about the indie rock event of the Winter here in St. John’s Newfoundland!!

Go to: to listen online!

Here’s the lineup:

JAN 16th 2014
Waterfront Fire
make mean everything
Sonny Tripp
Port of Call

JAN 23th 2014
Release the Hounds
Smoke Signals

JAN 30th 2014
Lady Brett Ashley
Steve Vincent Under New Management
Sam Burke
Avalon Stanley

FEB 6th 2014
Allie Duff & The Happy Campers
The Bloomsbury Group
The Elizabeatans
Love under fire

FEB 13th 2014
jfrost & the trail mix

FEB 20th 2014
Brad LeRiche
Elk & the Elderly
Faster Than Felix
Two Guitars Clash

battle of the bands

January 8th, 2014

Welcome to Winter 2014: Writing,Recording and The Battle of The Bands

Hello from freezing, blustery, beautiful Newfoundland!

I had lots of great gigs this Winter. Recently, I performed at Erin’s Pub in the heart of Downtown St. John’s for the first time with Aneirin Thomas on bass and Curtis Andrews on drums. We were so happy to perform with Curtis this one time on his visit home for Christmas. We were joined by the amazing Sherry Ryan, who sang some old Irish Newfoundland favorites with me for an opening set.

I am looking forward to writing and recording this Winter, as the weather doesn’t make it that easy to be humping gear in, around and over snowbanks. I would rather stay home and create new things in my cozy backroom studio!

2014 promises a lot of new and exciting challenges and I am looking forward to greeting them all with a smile.

I am also honored to have been invited to be a judge for the Battle of the Bands at the Levee in Holdsworth Court, happening every Thursday, starting on January 16. 24 bands will compete for a number of excellent prizes which will make for an incredible opportunity for bands early in ther careers. So, come check out some great music, all through January and Februray at the Levee. Coincidentally, our next gig is on Valentine’s Day at the Levee as well!

Happy New Year, one and all!

XO Colleen

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December 20th, 2013

Fidget’s birthday!!

My cat Fidget is 15 years old today!

Happy birthday, Fidget!

I wish I had kept a tally of all the mice you have killed and/or eaten. You’re a bit on the stinky side here tonight but that’s only ’cause Mommy gave you some salmon. Rock on Fidgey-Widge! Mommy loves ya! XO