Reviews

 

Hello Music Lovers!

Just wanted to rave about how awesome these guys are!

They recently played our wedding reception in Pembroke Ontario. While our day was amazing in every way, I can honestly say that these guys brought it to another level.

They played a little bit of everything which, is exactly what we asked. They took many of our requests and even went out of their way to learn a number of our favourite songs! We thought that maybe they'd have time to learn one of the songs we requested but, as far as I can tell, they took the time to learn more than a handful.
My wife could not wait to see them play Under Pressure and they absolutely nailed it. They nailed everything!

Here are some examples of them going above and beyond:
-After they had played their last song, I asked them to play one more (a request from a guest who was having a birthday). They played at least 3 more, including a 5 or 6 song medley!
-One of our guests is a talented guitarist and country music singer. He is in his early teens and had not really ever played in a band. He asked and the Dead Pennies let him play a few songs with them. He was super great and the band did an amazing job integrating him into their set(s). (Thank you for helping one of our guests have such a cool experience)

It has now been weeks since our wedding and Dead Pennies is the first thing all of our guests mention when reminiscing about our wedding. Everyone was up dancing! Everyone was up laughing! People I have never seen even tapping their foot were on the dance floor all night.

The band was funny, unbelievably friendly, super accommodating and I cannot recommend them enough.

Please go see these guys rock out. If you need an awesome band to really turn up the experience level for your live event, Dead Pennies are a sure thing.

Thanks Dead Pennies for an amazing time!

 

 

Who we are

 

The Dead Pennies play music from the great rock and roll songbooks of the 1960s to today. Our influences range from Marvin Gaye to U2, and the Band to Queen, with stops in between and beyond.

The band features solid four part harmonies, a lifetime of playing together, and a commitment to a great time.

 

We are based in Ottawa, Canada and we're ready for weddings, parties, anything.

 

The Dead Pennies are:

Rich Rankin - Vocals, Keys, Miscellaneous

Jim Harmon - Vocals, Guitars, Keys

Mike Ward - Guitars, Vocals

Marcel Chiasson - Bass, Vocals

Randy Innes - Drums

 
 

 

Contact

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Gigs

2020

April 4

                               Taproom 260, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, 8 pm - 12 pm

2019

December 14

                               The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

November 15

                               Moose Mcguires, 4025 Innes Rd, Orléans, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

June 15

                               Taproom 260, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, 8 pm - 12 pm

June 8

                               The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

March 22

                              The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

2018

December 8

                                Corporate Holiday Party, Shaw Centre, Ottawa

November 24

                                Birthday Party, Private Home, Ottawa

November 17

                                The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

November 3

                                Corporate Function, Ottawa, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

October 13

                                Taproom 260 (formerly D'Arcy McGee's), 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans,

                                8 pm - 12 pm

October 12

                                Cancer Fundraiser, Brass Monkey, Ottawa, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (opening the event)

September 15

                                 Wedding, Pembroke, Ontario

June 22

                                 The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

April 21

                                 D'Arcy McGee's Orleans, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

March 2

                                 The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

January 27

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

2017

November 10

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

September 15

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

June 9

D'Arcy McGee's Orleans, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

April 29

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

February 11

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

2016

December 22

The Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa, Christmas Party, 6:30-9:30 pm

December 2

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

December 1

The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St, Ottawa, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

November 12

Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, 34 Murray St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

November 3

The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St, Ottawa, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

September 24

D'Arcy McGee's Orleans

September 22

The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St, Ottawa, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 22

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

June 10

Private Party

March 11

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

January 8

D'Arcy McGee's Orleans, 260 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

2015

August 23

Fundraiser, Moose McGuire's, 3320 McCarthy Road, Ottawa

August 14

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

June 6

Wedding - private party

April 10

The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, Ottawa, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

January 31

Dead Pennies Inaugural Gig and Fundraiser

Greenfield's Pub and Eatery, 900 Greenbank Road, 9:30 pm - 1:30 am