Saturday, June 23 @ 11:30 a.m. – Music for the family – COED presents Rock Out for Inclusion, Lion’s Pavilion, Zwicks Park, Belleville
Sunday, July 1 @ 11:30 a.m. – Music for the young and young at heart – Canada Day Celebrations – Kids Fun Zone, Wellington Park, Wellington
Sunday, July 1 @ 3:15 p.m. – Music for the young and young at heart – Canada Day Celebrations – West Zwicks Park, Belleville
Friday, July 13 @ 6:30 p.m. – Andy Forgie & Big Black Smoke – Belleville Waterfront Festival, West Zwicks Park, Belleville
Thursday July 19, Friday July 20 & Saturday July 21 @ 11 a.m. – Music for the family – Festival on the Bay, downtown Trenton
Friday, July 20 @ 7 p.m. – Andy Forgie & Big Black Smoke – British Invasion, Westben Arts Festival Theatre, Campbellford
cover photo courtesy Lisa MacIntosh Photography
bio photo courtesy Tammy Tischbein
This Is Canada video courtesy Lot48 Film Co. Song written and performed by Andy Forgie.
- Began professional career in mid-70’s.
- Composed & recorded for Quality Records in Canada and Buddha Records in the USA with the original “Creed”, who created a regional stir with the single “Westminster Abbey”.
- Opened concerts for top 70’s acts, “Edward Bear”, “The Stampeders” & “A Foot in Cold Water” also shared billing with rock & roll pioneer Wolfman Jack.
- Toured throughout Ontario, Quebec & the Maritimes.
- Performed American showcases in Manhattan & various New York state colleges.
- As lead vocalist & composer for Canadian pop group”Photograph” released album for Capitol Records on the Parlophone Label.
- Debut single “The Last Dance” received national recognition & charts in top 10 in various markets.
- Worked in studio with Daniel Lanois (producer for U2, Bob Dylan) and Tom Cochrane.
- Toured with The Monks and opened for April Wine, Toronto, Goddo and Blue Rodeo
- Began to focus on children’s/family entertainment
- Produced & starred in children’s program “The Song Shop” on Community Television in the Belleville and Quinte region
- Appeared on the History channel in “Sketches of Our Town”
- Opened for television legend Bob Newhart and impressionist Andre Phillip Gagnon
- Produced two independent Children’s CD’s to his credit, “My Stuff” & “The Street I Lived On”, the latter featuring Canadian icon Bob Homme (The Friendly Giant)
- Started a disc jockey service specializing in weddings & corporate events and earned a Reader’s Choice Award for Best DJ in the Belleville/ Quinte area.
- Performs in All You Need Is Love, a celebration of the Beatles, throughout Ontario, USA, England and Belgium
- Recipient of Quinte Arts Council Arts Recognition Award
- Inductee to Nicholson Catholic College Wall of Distinction
- Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Recipient of the YMCA Peace Award
- Recipient of the Rotary Club International Paul Harris Award
- Performs musical therapy for the elderly at various nursing and retirement homes
- Performs one man guitar and voice show “Classics and Curiosities … 3 Chords & A Capo” at various regional pubs, restaurants and wineries
- Performs with The Good Ol’ Boys – acoustic rock and traditional country
- Performs special corporate, community and private events with Big Black Smoke – the best of the British Invasion & the Nth American Revolution
- Continues to be one of Quinte’s top childrens entertainers
- Continues to perform on occasion with Photograph for special community and corporate events
- Promotional Manager for The Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON
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