playD Happenings (March 9, 2013)

Wow! LOTS going on this month …
Hi! I am nominated for a 2013 MARTY Award (Performing Arts – Established) presented by the Mississauga Arts Council. I am very honoured to be in such good company. The awards show will take place May 9th at the Living Arts Centre here in Mississauga.
I would really appreciate it if you would take a minute of your time to vote for me (DAVID O”HEARN) for the People’s Choice Award. Voting ends on March 25, so only a few weeks left THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Who’s TOMMY, presented by City Centre Musical Productions
The show runs March 15-17 and March 20-24 at Meadowvale Theatre (
I am very pleased to be playing Guitar 1 in a great band, led by Musical Director (and my friend), Michael Grieco. IT ROCKS!!!
Mike and I play in the Blackboard Blues Band together (
GET YOUR TICKETS at — tickets are going fast, so don’t delay.
HINT: we added an evening performance on Wed March 20, so that has the best seating available at present.
Rogers TV daytime Peel (TOMMY)
Also related to this production of TOMMY, I was pleased to be part of a taping of Rogers Cable 10 daytime Peel show hosted by Sonia Sache.
Daniel Brenner (our male lead, “Tommy”) and I went in yesterday (March 8) and the show aired at 4pm and 10pm.
Daniel and I performed Amazing Journey and I’m Free / Pinball Wizard (Reprise) from the show, so you get a taste of how great this show is. For those of you who missed it (or would like to see it again), I have posted it on my Vimeo page at:


Weathered Kings Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Right after the March 17 performance of TOMMY (and I mean RIGHT AFTER), I’ll be heading to the Drake & Firkin Pub in Mississauga to perform with my band, The Weathered Kings (, for our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash. The music starts at 5pm. Rumour has it a number of the TOMMY cast & crew will join in on the fun! Don’t miss it — this is a FUN evening.
Open Mic Nights Hosted by David O’Hearn (Wed and Thur)
You probably already are aware that, starting in January, I have been hosting a weekly (Thursday) Open Mic Night at The Crown & Lion in Brampton ( It has been quite successful and is growing in popularity each week. My good friend, Matt Zadkovich, will be my substitute host on March 14 and 21 (as I will be playing the show TOMMY those evenings). Please join Matt for a great evening. If I can, I’ll stop by on my way home to join in on the fun.
Well, starting on March 27, I am also embarking on ANOTHER Open Mic Night each Wednesday at St. Louis Bar & Grill in Streetsville ( along with Azfar Ali, who will be my co-host for the evening. Azfar will be booking slots for comedians to perform each week, so it will be a Comedy & Music open mic night.
I am very much looking forward to another evening each week of great talent and I hope you will join us often, either Wednesday (St. Louis Bar & Grill) or on Thursdays (The Crown & Lion).
Have a wonderful month of March — spring is around the corner!