Stampede at the Eddy: All-Day Get Down with Michela Sheedy and Aaron Pollock
From July 5–14, King Eddy will be transformed into a swingin’ Stampede saloon. So whether you’re warming up for a night of boot stompin’ or winding down from a day on the midway, come kick it at Calgary’s legendary live music venue
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:
About Michela Sheedy:
If you are looking for soulful, sultry, country music; look no further. Okotoks born and raised, Michela Sheedy represents a steely edge to the Canadian country music scene.
Michela has graced some of the most esteemed stages in Alberta including performances at the legendary Ranchman’s, Cowboy’s Nightclub, Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder and the Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede. In the summer of 2017, Sheedy was titled winner of 96.5 CKFM Country Star Search. She has been a finalist in a plethora of Alberta talent competitions including: Calgary Stampede Talent Search, Ponoka Stampede Talent Search, Nashville North Star Competition, Country 105’s Rising Star Competition and WILD 95.3 – Project WILD Country Artist Development Program.
Michela Sheedy makes her community a priority. You can frequently find her visiting local foothills’ country music station, 99.7 Sun Country which is one of the many radio stations she is played on regular rotation. She proudly, represents the NHL and the Calgary Flames as a performer of the Canadian and American national anthems. She contributes to efforts in fundraising for Calgary-based charities including Gems for Gems and the Alberta Music Education Foundation.
She released her debut single I Make Bad Look Good (feat. Clayton Bellamy) in the summer of 2018. This refreshingly gritty song packs a punch and brings something new to the female country sound. Along with co-writers Chard Morrison and Scott MacKay, the decision was made to write uninhibited to create an anthem for those who refuse to conform. Featured on the song is Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers. Michela’s single made it to number 47 on the iTunes Country Charts and has been released to radio expecting to pick up significant traction with fans across the country.
Michela’s powerful showmanship and distinguishable vocals will be cutting the trail for her as she continues the creation of her new single scheduled to release fall 2019; a project that is highly anticipated, and certain to make a lasting impression on her quickly growing audiences.
A passionate artist who wears his heart on his sleeve, Calgary-based singer/songwriter Aaron Pollock fits right in with fresh, bold, and soulful Nashville entertainers like Devin Dawson, Brett Young, and Brothers Osborne. Pollock’s debut single “Nothing Much These Days” was was recorded at OCL Studios and released in May 2018. The deeply personal song is Pollock’s ode to “the struggle to find meaning in the aftermath of losing true love”. Having already racked up over 50,000 streams on Spotify, the single is slated to be followed up in fall 2018 by new music produced by Spencer Cheyne and Justin Kudding (Leaving Thomas, Jocelyn Alice, Brett Kissel).
About Stampede at the King Eddy:
In honour of Calgary’s favourite 10 days of the year, King Eddy is bringing you a multi-genre roundup of sizzlin’ hot tunes for Stampede 2019. Catch this country-and-more lineup all day and all night on a historic stage just 600 metres from Stampede Park.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.