Welcome to the 
19th Annual 
Battle of the Bands for Wellspring

March 1st, 2019
The London Music Hall
Doors open at 5:30
Tickets $40 in advance ($45 at the door)

2018 was an incredible year for the Battle. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for helping us surpass the One-Million-Dollar mark in cumulative funds raised.

We’re still on a high from this incredibly successful event and are excited to bring that energy to our 19th Annual Battle. Please join us on March 1st at the London Music Hall as we continue to rock out for Wellspring.

Each year we strive to make the Battle an even better experience for our fans, so back by popular demand are 8 VIP tables. Tables are situated at the front of the venue right behind the dance floor. Cost for a VIP table is $800 and includes a platter of delicious wraps and sandwiches and a dedicated server to bring drinks right to your table. No waiting in line at the bar! To secure one of these exclusive tables, please contact Joanna at: joanna@wellspringlondon.ca.

Welcome back to our 2019 competitors. Much of the success of the Battle is due to the funds raised through band pledges. Pledges count towards each band’s final score, so when buying your ticket, please consider making a pledge to support your favourite band.

Pit Crue
In The Black
The RJ Conspiracy
The EllisDominators
And winners of the 2018 Battle, RBC/DC

Special appearance by Randall Pee Coltrane & The Hard Livers


Our Judges

The Battle is pleased to welcome back our esteemed core of judges, Jean Meilleur, Heather Acheson and Kate Wright and just to add a little saltiness to the mix, we’ve invited well-known drummer and conductor Jeff Christmas to join in the fun. This year, judges will pair off to provide the bands with the mysticisms and witticisms that our fans have come to expect.

Jean Meilleur

Jean has been a vocal headliner with Jeans ’n Classics for over 20 years, performing with scores of major orchestras to sold-out crowds across North America. Jean has lent his distinctive voice to some of the greatest popular music of our time. Jean also writes and performs his own songs and is the writing and vocal talent behind many national and local jingles. (The London Major Appliances jingle has crossed into local legend.) The ‘Rock Star’ of our judging panel, Jean will be assessing all band members for that perfect combination of sweat and swagger.

Jeff (Giftie) Christmas

Jeff is well known to most Londoner’s as the ‘Keeper of the Beat’ as the drummer in the Jeans ’n Classics Band but Jeff is also an award-winning, Composer, Arranger, Conductor and Percussionist who was recently inducted into the Western University, “Wall of Fame”. Jeff goes way back with Wellspring. In 2002 his original composition, River – Journey to Wellspring was written for, and inspired by Wellspring members. As someone who plays and conducts with some serious musical greats, Jeff is sure to notice if you decide to ‘travel to the beat of a different drum!’

Kate Wright

Music Director and Mid-day announcer with Classic Rock 98.1, Kate Wright is our judging panel’s music aficionado. Kate’s radio show brings listeners the best in world class rock each day so she knows quality when she hears it … And when she doesn’t. Kate will be challenging all bands to give a Battle worthy musical performance… Gauntlet Thrown!

Heather Acheson

As a high-school friend of Adam Bain’s, Heather managed to throw off that particular albatross and embarked instead on an exciting and glamorous career as a show-biz producer. Her work has taken her across the globe putting together events such as The World Music Awards Monaco; the Grand Opening of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and the Ritz-Carlton Montreal Centennial Gala… just to name a few. As the only Canadian to serve as Attaché to HSH The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Heather will once again bestow her ‘royal’ prerogative on which band will emerge victorious.

Please check out gallery to see the fabulous photos taken by Aroha from Hartistree!


Thanks to LC Productions for capturing the evening on video!

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