Join us for nightly dining on the waterfront with some of Maine's finest local musicians! Enjoy live entertainment all summer long through Columbus Day.
95 Ocean Restaurant Spotlight Artists
Co-based in Portland, ME and Nashville, TN, Don Campbell was named Maine's Best Singer-Songwriter for six consecutive years in the Maine Sunday Telegram's Annual Readers Poll. Don entertains audiences with an appealing blend of adult contemporary, folk-rock and country music. With a sound compared to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill and the Eagles, Don and his ensembles have opened for acts such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, America, Jonathan Edwards and Shawn Colvin and have performed at Gillette Stadium, the Grand Ole Opry and on many other great stages across the country. Don's primary instrument is acoustic guitar and he is joined by Tonya Shevenell on bass and harmonies. For over 40 years Tom Dyhrberg has been a mainstay of the Maine music scene. He joined the legendary vocal group Devonsquare while still a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music. He has since played with the Bob Charest Band, Fair Winds and now the Don Campbell Trio. Tom's voice blends beautifully with Don and Tonya, and he adds to the instrumental versatility of the Trio by playing guitar and flute.
The Tony Boffa Trio consists of Shawna Haley-Bear on vocals, Jim Macisso on bass and vocals and Tony Boffa on guitar and vocals. They are three members of the Tony Boffa 9 piece show and dance band. They formed this elegant trio to enhance the atmosphere in restaurants and hotels. Their strong 3 part harmony, and repertoire that covers 7 decades of music, has made them a "one of a kind" musical group in this area. In these days of live music often being too loud or unfamiliar, they are swimming against the tide. The fun and the challenge is covering so many genres with 3 voices and sparse instrumentation. This group is simply designed to be a pleasure to listen to!
Award winning songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Curt Bessette and vocalist Jenn Kurtz offer a mix of popular music spanning several decades, in addition to their own original songs. Long time favorites throughout New England, they've received great reviews in hotels and concerts for their great harmonies and rapport with their audiences.
"...warm, effortless vocal approach and elegant songwriting." (The Portsmouth Herald)
Matt Fogg has a passion for jazz piano and sharing his love of music with others. Matt has been featured in Keyboard Magazine for his musical influences and equipment preferences. He was also featured in Port City Life as one of four native Maine “twenty-somethings” whose lives are having a noticeable impact on the world around them. And Yamaha musical instruments named Matt their first endorsee in its “Artists in Education” program.
Matt has released various CD's and collaborations including "Live at the Azure Café" with Nicole Hajj in 2005; "This Is What You Want" with vocalist Cheri Gaudet Grimmett and guitarist Scott Morgan in 2006; and a debut CD with Jaye Drew and A Moving Train, an up-and-coming Portland band, working with noted New York producer Mark Zuppe in 2007-8.
Matt earned a degree in Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, he organized the first Bridge Music Festival, designed to foster a connection between students and professional musicians, and raise additional funds for the music programs in the Portland middle schools. After teaching in the public school arena for several years, Matt and two partners launched the Midcoast School of Music, where they now have over 300 students at two campuses in Bath and Portland.
Southern Maine's classic rock, rhythym and blues band features:
Lisa Mills, who was pushed onto a church stage at the age of three and has not stopped singing since. She is the host and vocalist at the "Local Dish", Kennebunkport Inn, as well as performing with the a Capella group Women of Note for over 20 yeras throughout the Greater Seacoast area. She has also toured, recorded, and sang with Tim Janis.
Jim O'Neil, who has been making noise drumming, playing guitar and singing since 80's with bands such as The Chiclets, Moo Goo & The Gai Pans, The Van Gogh Go's, Mellowship Slinky...Currently he is playing with The Wetsuits, Montgomery Road Band, Aja O'Neil in Uncle Jim's Band, and Ocean Ave. He is out playing music most nights. Coincidentally, he and his wife Renee are happily married.
Don Wessel, who with 2,500 musical appearances, has shared the stage with the links of Steve Martin and Hall and Oates, earning the sobriquet "the oldest guy in the band". His Scottish harmonica recording, "On Orkney", has been featured on NPR's "Thistle and Shamrock" and has been translated into two language.