David Bignell & The Motel Bluebirds


David Bignell - Vocals / Guitar

Rebecca Campbell - Vocals

Chloe Laberge - Vocals / Accordian

John Steele - Piano

Micheal Ball - Violin / Mandolin

Ken Kanwisher - Bass

Phil Bova Jr - Drums

Wednesday June 29th 8:30 pm @ Irene's Pub

The Motel Bluebirds is the Town & Country tinged outfit of Ottawa singer / songwriter / producer - David Bignell.

The MBs play a selection of original songs and select covers that pay homage to the classic country sounds of the

1960’s … the good times of drinking quarts in Ontario taverns … and evokes that feeling of neon signs reflected in

deserted rainy streets. Songs of love, loss, redemption, honky-tonkin’ and existential dilemmas.

The Motel Bluebirds will be playing selections from their upcoming fall release - Songs from the Room Upstairs.

COVID Policy

The Ottawa Jazz Festival will align its Covid policy with any government safety regulations whether from civic, provincial, or federal authorities as they arise. At the moment (May 29th), there are no advisories mandating precautions for wearing masks or showing vaccination certificates for any festivals or indoor/outdoor performing arts events.

However, it is our practise to ask patrons, staff, and volunteers to wear masks while attending performances at indoor venues and wearing masks while outdoors in the Park is optional.

In addition, we will be going cashless at all our points of sale this year.

Our concern is everyone’s health and safety, naturally. Please do what’s best for you and makes you feel comfortable, except for masks indoors, you are free to do as you choose.

Catherine O’Grady

Executive Producer

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