Neil Osborne Crow Session
CROW. BAR AND VARIETY is a small restaurant/music venue in Collingwood Ontario and on various Tuesday nights we host intimate dinner shows with some of North America's award winning' or up and coming musicians. Dinner shows will feature a prix fix menu of celebrated Chef Shaun Edmonstone award winning cuisine. Our Crow Sessions are hosted by the very charismatic Jeff Woods, Radio personality and author.
Capacity is 74 seated and 10 show only seats at the stage front
As lead singer and chief songwriter of 5440, Neil Osborne has achieved
critical acclaim, released a dozen albums and weathered the fickle music
business for more than three decades. He is known primarily as a rock musician but is also an accomplished producer often taking the production reins of 5440 albums and is also a songwriter of amazing depth and clarity.
54.40s body of work is impressive. After thirty years in the musical
trenches, the band have varied their sound and earned proven commercial
success via impressive record sales from ten studio albums, two greatest hits
packages and a double live album. One clue to 5440s longevity lies in their
ability to make music that has a distinctly individual sound yet covers many styles
- tender ballads, fiery rockers, provocative political songs, self-confessed lyrically
banal romps. Kerry Doole reported in Impact.
As a songwriter Osborne has penned such fabulous signature 5440 songs
as I Go Blind, One Gun, Since When and Ocean Pearl which have crossed
from the realm of rock to a broader base. His lyrics range from the most politically
astute observation to the most innocent love song and everything in between.
Besides penning over 20 charting radio songs, Neil Osborne has been very
active participant in the overall production of every 5440 album. Most notably
Neil co-produced Casual Viewin (Columbia) with Matt Johnson.
Osborne has produced several albums for other artists Cara Luft, Vince
Vaccaro, Hearts and Wires, Paloma, Victorias Jets Overhead, and his own
daughters project Kandle for Montreals Dare To Care Records
Following almost two decades under contract to Warner Brothers and then
Sony Music, 5440 has continued to make albums , not looking back, in 2003
their tenth studio album Goodbye Flatland harkened back to the bands
humble beginning with smart lyrics and a sharp rock edge. Produced by Neil and
recorded in the bands own studio, the album manages to sound new but still
After recording 2005s Yes to Everything with producer Warne Livesay,
Osborne continued his production work along with band mate Dave Genn,
Osborne produced the critically acclaimed 12th and 13th releases for 5440
Northern Soul (True North) and Lost In The City (SmilinBuddha). In 2016,
5440 reimagined many of their now classic songs in an album titled La
Difference: A History Unplugged. It is with that unplugged intimate story
telling spirit that Osborne performs his solo shows.
CROW. Bar and Variety (View)
18 Huron St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C4
|Minimum Age: 25|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|