MIGIZI - (Algonquin for Eagle)

Cover Band from Ottawa, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MIGIZI (Algonquin for Eagle), is a 5-piece act that offer the highest quality renditions of classic rock hits from the 60's, 70's and beyond, with some good ole rockin' country tunes thrown in the mix. Some of our favorite artists include The Beatles, The Stones, The Eagles, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Game of Thrones had just begun, Apple lost their founder and a Royal wedding had everyone enamored. 2011 was also the year Peter Masson embarked on starting up MIGIZI. A rock band with a throwback to the '80s sound, but after several months things hit a wall and Peter had to walk away. He took a few months to rejuvenate his musical plans and with Rick Sabourin, they started anew with Marc Leclair, Petyo Penev, and Paul Gould. A group of men in their 50's (sans Paul who's 30 years their junior) who just love to rock, MIGIZI was back in action come March 2012. Fast forward to today and they have released their debut single, "It Feels Alright" with a new album hopefully out by the end of September 2017.

Inspired by fellow Canadian artist Bryan Adams for the beauty of his simplicity, as well as The Eagles as Peter has been a lifelong fan. A reason they have two lead guitars is due to the influence of The Eagles. With that along with their harmonious additions, they bring a vibrant energy to their performances - which have been abundant. MIGIZI has played over 85 shows in the Ottawa area from bars to fairs and everywhere in between, including opening for 80's powerhouse Prism. Some of those shows have included their latest single "It Feels Alright" which Peter says, "It was a collaborative effort from all of us to just throw song riffs and rhythm down and I came up with the lyrics pretty quickly for this one. Not a whole lot of meaning behind it just wanted something with some punch and that would be a little catchy with the people listening to it. We have had some great feedback so far."

Not only do they have a single that's killing it, but they also have been featured in Danielle Magazine, as well as on Aboriginal CKCU Radio 93.7FM. MIGIZI has also qualified for the Canadian Finals music competition through Landmark Entertainment . Right now they are focusing on pushing out an album in the fall 2017.

This band is perfect for any type of event such as bar venues, weddings, private parties, fairs, holiday parties like Halloween, Christmas or New Years... anywhere you want great music to get the crowd up dancing and having a great time.

Wherever we play, people ALWAYS love our music and our energy.

* We have qualified for the Canadian finals for a big music competition held by Landmark events.

** We have opened for the popular 80's band PRISM in Ottawa in July 2016.

*** Interviewed and played live on the radio at Aboriginal CKCU 93.1fm.

**** Featured article as written in Danielle Magazine posted online May 12, 2016;

("Ottawa band “MIGIZI” continues to impress audiences in their region, wherever they play.

MIGIZI (the Algonquin word for Eagle) is a classic rock cover band that was formed in 2011 by Peter Masson. The five-member band is high energy consisting of a friendly and welcoming group of musicians that always impress the audience and pride themselves on getting folks up dancing. Like many bands, they have gone through some changes over the years, but always keep one goal in mind – to provide the best party music.

This great group of guys always strives for the best sound. With two lead guitars, it allows them to play songs that other bands just cannot do with one guitar. Their list of songs is so vast there is something for everyone to enjoy taking audience members on a trip down memory lane. They have been told it is one hit after another and each set gets better than the first.

It wasn't long after they started playing that they were snatched up as the house band for La Brass in Aylmer, QC. They also frequently play the Carleton Tavern in Ottawa. Guests at both venues absolutely love their music.

Word has gotten out in the Ottawa / Gatineau area about this hot band and they are becoming increasingly busy, with private gigs and weddings booked well over a year in advance.

They have also started to write and record some original music, keeping the feel of the classic rock genre.

If you get a chance to check this band out, do it… you will not regret it.")

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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MIGIZI played at my husbands 40th surprise party. Absolutely everybody loved the music! We will definitely be getting them back for future parties! Highly recommend for any sort of event! They played SO many songs, had everybody dancing and lively!

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MIGIZI - (Algonquin for Eagle)’s Response:

Thank you so much Amy, for filling out the reviews. Much appreciated. Take care

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Fantastic Classic Rock Band!! Very talented!! Played at our Wedding this summer and we got SO many compliments from our guests (half of which were from Europe). Everyone was impressed and danced the whole night away! Not only are they a great band but they are also very kind and accomodating. We ran behind in our scheduling by a good hour unfortunately but they were extremely understanding and still put on a rockin performance! We are so grateful we hired them, totally made our night as well as our guests! We would highly recommend this band to anyone: They had excellent music choices, they are affordable, and they know how to put on a great show! Thank you Migizi!

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The guys did a great job! We were celebrating 50th b-day and all my friends (about 35 people) were very impressed with the band. Everything was just perfect. I absolutely recommend this band!

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MIGIZI was hired to play our wedding and from the moment we met them, to the end of our reception, they were nothing but helpful, flexible and professional in every request or question. They put on an amazing show on our special night, with tunes for young an old, and we were getting emails days after from guests saying it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to. The dance floor was packed all night! I highly recommend MIGIZI for any function and will certainly be looking them up next time we have a party to plan. Thanks for being part of our wedding and for putting on an incredible show, which people will be talking about for a long time.

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MIGIZI - (Algonquin for Eagle)’s Response:

This was an awesome party, we had such a blast playing for you and your family / friends. We were very happy to have you join us playing and singing while your wife and guests danced and enjoyed. Thank you again

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We were absolutely blown away by the style, talent and professionalism of Migizi! They are, by far one of the best bands I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The band played music that was enjoyed by everyone at the party (100 people) and there was someone on the dance floor the entire time the band played. We highly recommend Migizi Band to anyone who wants to have a real party. You will be very glad you did. Thank you so much Peter and the Gang.. I hope you had as much fun as we did! Lana & Warren (Lana@HomesByLana.ca)

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MIGIZI is an Ottawa talented rock band, who was hired for my husband's 50th birthday party and all my friends loved their music. The Band made my husband's birthday party special with a quality light and smoke show which added to the overall atmosphere of the night. The song list was a perfect variety of good old rock'n'roll dance music. They showed up on time and acted professional all night. Thanks again guys we really appreciate all your great work and talent! I would highly recommend this band for any special event in your life.

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The Carleton Tavern
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10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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The Barley Mow
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Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino
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2018
Oct
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Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino
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Carleton Tavern
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Lonestar loft
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Busters bar and grill
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Lonestar loft
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10:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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Mar
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Busters Bar and Grill
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9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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Darcy McGees
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La Brass
Aylmer, ON
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2017
Dec
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Kerry's Place
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Swingtown
Steve Miller
Achy breaky heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
All Summer Long
Kid Rock
Already Gone
The Eagles
Authority
John Mellencamp
Bad Case of Lovin' You
Robert Palmer
Blow at High Dough
Tragically Hip
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Brooks & Dunn
Born to be Wild
Steppin' Wolfe
Breakdown
Tom Petty
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
Cocaine
Eric Clapton
Courage
The Tragically Hip
Cuts Like a Knife
Bryan Adams
Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Dukes of Hazzard Theme
Waylon Jennings
Every Rose Has its' Thorn
Poison
Eyes of a Stranger
Payolas
Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
Footloose
Kenny Loggins
Fortunate Son
C.C.R
Get Back
the Beatles
Ghost Busters
Ray Parker Jr.
Gimme All Your Lovin'
ZZ-Top
Glory Days
Bruce Springsteen
Hollywood Nights
Bob Seger
Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones
Hound Dog
Elvis
Hurts so Good
John Cougar Mellencamp
I'm a Believer
The Monkees
Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry
Keep On Rockin' in The Free World
Neil Young
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Georgia Satellites
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Gun's N' Roses
Little Bones
Tragically Hip
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Mercury Blues
David Lindley
Monster Mash
Bobby Pickett
Mony Mony
Billy Idol
Mustang Sally
The Commitments
New Orleans is Sinking
Tragically Hip
Night Moves
Bob Seger
Old Man Down the Road
John Fogerty
Pink Houses
John Cougar Mellencamp
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Pride and Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Proud Mary
C.C.R
R.O.C.K in the USA
John Mellencamp
Raise A Little Hell
Trooper
Roadhouse Blues
The Doors
Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley
Rocky Mountain Way
Joe Walsh
Run to You
Bryan Adams
Running Down a Dream
Tom Petty
Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy
BIG & RICH
She Ain't Pretty
Northern Pikes
She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult
Stuck in The Middle With You
Stealers Wheel
Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it Easy
The Eagles
TNT
AC/DC
Wanted Dead of Alive
Bon Jovi
We're Here For The Good Times
Trooper
Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon
What I Like About You
The Romantics
You Really Got Me
Van Halen
Your Mama Don't Dance
Loggins & Messina
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70s Band
80s Band
Dance Band
Rock Band
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Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
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Celebrations
Funerals
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Please note MIGIZI - (Algonquin for Eagle) will also travel to Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Ramsayville, Chelsea, Orleans, Carlsbad Springs, Greely, Navan, Edwards, Manotick, Masson-angers, Cumberland, Carp, Metcalfe, Val-des-monts, Luskville, Richmond, Sarsfield, Vars, Buckingham, Kars, Kenmore, Wakefield, Woodlawn, North Gower, Russell, Osgoode, Vernon, Marathon.
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