Crisis? What Crisis? Canada’s Supertramp Experience produces unforgettable live performances originally performed by the Iconic, British Symphonic Rock Group, Supertramp. Eight of Canada's best musicians will take you on a journey back to the 70's with all the Classic hits and symphonic masterpieces. The most authentic recreation of the 1970's Supertramp you'll ever see and hear!
Crisis? What Crisis? L’expérience Supertramps au Canada produit des performances en direct inoubliables des pièces originales du groupe symphonique britanique culte, Supertramp. Huit des meilleurs musiciens au Canada vous feront revivre les années 70 avec tous les hit classiques et chef d’oeuvres symphoniques. La reconstitution la plus authentique de Supertramp des années 70 que vous ayez jamais vu ou entendu.
“ Crisis What Crisis is truly a Supertramp experience and was one of the major highlights of our community festival. We received more great feedback about this performance than that of the headlining act. That in itself says everything !! A very professional performance that sounds so original ….. you really don’t want to miss this show ”
Brian Hughes, Festival Director - City of Brantford
R E V I E W S
" Crisis? What Crisis? " Canada's Supertramp Experience " put on one of the best sold out performances we have hosted at our theatre." " Even in the Quietest Moments " you could feel the excitement ! After the show they were lined up at the box office to buy tickets for their return in 2014."
Robert Lalonde Greg Frewin Theatre CEO and General Manager
" The band sounded awesome at Kempenfest - Wowed the crowd of 4,000 guests. There were some angry people who couldn't get into Kempenfest that night. Crisis? " Tom Aikins Entertainment Coordinator
" Truly amazing and outstanding musicianship! Everybody loved their performance and left the theatre with smiles on their faces. I really enjoyed working with everyone in Canada’s Supertramp Experience-Great personalities." Veronica Mancini Chrysler Theatre Manager St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
" I have been booking tribute acts on a weekly basis into my dinner theatre inside the Black Forest Inn just outside of Kitchener/Waterloo for the last 12 years. We have hosted some of the best in Canada. Without a doubt Crisis? What Crisis? (Canada's Supertramp Experience) was the best of the lot. The musicianship, attention to detail, staging and theatricality were all second to none. This is a great show and an outstanding tribute! " Keith Burton, Showplace Entertainment
" It was great having rock stars in our hotel! Thank you for not only an opportunity to see your amazing performance (rave reviews all around) but the business generated from advertising was very successful. We will definitely partner again the next time you’re in town." Angela Johnston General Manager Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre
" It was my absolute pleasure to have been a part of the charmed audience at our Capitol Centre this past Saturday evening as Crisis? What Crisis? “Gave more than a Little Bit” and encouraged North Bay to “Take the Long Way Home” and step back in time. The fascination for me was the uncontrollable urge to sing along and my renewed appreciation for their music. " Cheryl Oullette Capitol Centre Arts and Entertainment
“ Stellar performances from all. Nothing but awe inspiring and "blown away" comments heard from everyone. I didn't just feel entertained; it was a privilege to experience your talents and musical gifts.” Suzanne Hawes
"Crisis, What Crisis ROCKED the walls off the place ....They were as good as the real Supertramp were, honestly....every note every song was spot on....can’t wait to see this band again, if they come to a venue near you do not miss them..."
Brian and Kathy Davis
“ Best I've seen since Supertramp at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1977.” Michael Sale
“ Enjoyed your concert tonight. Wonderful !! Have never felt the balconies vibrate over the stamping for an ENCORE before !!! ” Helen Ayers
“ Well my husband and I just got home from a mind blowin' show. One word...AWESOME !! Thanks for some great memories.” Ardy Lavoie-Sherk
“ Super performance here -you brought us back to the 70's.....thanks! ” Catherine Baker-Small
“ Wow, brought back many, many memories of driving to Ottawa and Toronto several times to see what was the best band. Your tribute to Supertramp was bang on.” Denis Lacourse
“ Fantastic performance tonight, your energy and love of their music shines! ” Julia Sek “ One of the best shows I have ever seen! Only one question. When will you be back ? Want to book our tickets now! ” Dru Humphrey
"WOW! So amazing! All of you were just great! Im 19 and i loveee Supertramp and you alll made it a wonderful show worth seeing again and again. I loved meeting you all as well, never met so many talented people with such a great passion for what you do. It was really an honour and I hope I get the chance to see you all again soon... all the love and admiration Sarah :)" Sarah Pare
" WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!!!! Thanks for the music, the fun, the laughter and new friends!!! ESPECIALLY THANKS FOR THE MUSIC!!! " :) Karen Webster Filman
"Saw your show at the Stirling Festival theatre tonight and you were sensational!" Christine Dominico
Breakfast in America was served in Windsor
WINDSOR STAR Chrysler Theatre Concert
Friday night at the Chrysler Theatre was the first ever performance in Windsor of Canada's Supertramp Experience, an 8 piece band called Crisis? What Crisis? There is always the pre-show buzz of “are they any good”, believing it's just another tribute band. The group started off boldly with the 1974 classic hit, “School”, then from the album Crisis? What Crisis? they rocked it with " Ain't No Body But Me " .
The applause grew steadily but it wasn’t until the third song, “Hide in Your Shell” that the group received a reaction that went far beyond the usual warm affection. By the end of the show, they were in awe and standing.
From the sax and clarinet solos from James Petry, to facsimiles of Hodgson’s upper register performed by Rick Hopkins to Todd Preston’s rendition of Rick Davies - all created a nostalgic feat of bringing back the audience to the 70’s.
A die hard original Supertramp fan from Michigan, Chip Mundy pronounced this musical project as the next best thing to the original band and posted on his Facebook “I went in not knowing what to expect and this concert easily topped my expectations. I can't imagine any other non-Supertramp musicians pulling off what this group did tonight”.
The verdict is in. True to their promoted name, "Canada’s Supertramp Experience” is just that. Crisis? What Crisis? is “Awesome, Awesome, Bloody Well Awesome ” proclaimed another concert attendee on the bands website the next day.
A local charity " Fools for Health " also benefited from last Friday night's performance as a part of the proceeds of the concert went to support their " Clown Doctor Program " These clowns put on an entertaining show after intermission and had the crowd laughing out loud to their parody “Take the Wrong Way Home”.
70’s MUSIC WARMS UP THE CAPITAL ...
NORTH BAY NUGGET - CAPITOL CENTRE
It’s 4:00 AM and although it’s minus twenty something outside Crisis? What Crisis? .... Canada’s Supertramp Experience pulled into the parking lot at the Best Western in North Bay with their entourage of musicians, tech staff and support personnel ready to rock and heat up the Capitol Theatre later that night. The musical caravan arrived at the Capitol at noon last Saturday and began their lengthy process of filling up the stage with their massive equipment inventory. Many of the eight musicians play multiple instruments and by the end of sound check at 5:00 PM the Capitol stage was full. Just after 7:30 the concert started with an opening Supertramp anthem “School" from the 1974 album “ Crime of the Century “ The audience roared into applause and never stopped for more than 2 hours. “ Canada’s Supertramp Experience “ more than lived up to its name and transported many of the fans back to the 70’s “
“ When are you guys coming back ? “ was a common question on Facebook as well as dozens of rave reviews.
The temperature outside was all but forgotten as the warmth of the audience and Supertramp’s music more than made everyone forget it’s still Winter in North Bay.
SUPERTRAMP’S MUSIC ROCKS THE STOCKEY !
COTTAGE COUNTRY NOW - PARRY SOUND STOCKEY CENTRE
Crisis? What Crisis? also known as “Canada’s Supertramp Experience” invaded the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound last weekend.
This 8 piece musical project not only performed to a full house on Friday, but also shot their upcoming music and live concert videos. Professional film crews were positioned, as the filming added an extra spark of energy to the audience and performers.
So why would an entourage of musicians, sound, lighting and recording engineers, as well as a full film crew, come up to Parry Sound?
“One of the most visually stunning and acoustically revealing venues in Canada,” was the explanation their Musical Director and project founder, Mark Jezierzanski used to explain why his team of 16 made their way up from the Toronto area.
“Stockey Centre is a perfect venue for musical projects that want to reproduce complex and detailed music, like that of the Iconic British Symphonic Rock group Supertramp. It has a unique combination of state of the art technology, coupled with a lakeside chalet feel.”
The Audience gave more than a little bit as the foot stomping encore and chants were apparently the loudest ever, commented Stockey regulars.
The staff of the Centre were highly commended for their tireless help over the 2 days that “Canada’s Supertramp Experience” took over their beautiful theatre. “Everyone from the ushers, box office, tech and front office staff were outstanding to deal with. We all look forward to coming back next year,” concluded Mark.
The Town of Parry Sound ought to be very proud, as their hidden gem of a theatre will now be discovered by music fans from around the world.
Crisis? What Crisis?
BARRIE EXAMINER Sunday, August 5, 2012 7:39:35 EDT PM
According to the Weather Network, at 6 o’clock the temperature in Barrie felt like it was 41 degrees Celcius and yet the crowds were swelling at Kempenfest’s Main Stage on Saturday. They were awaiting the debut of a relatively unknown band that plays the music of the legendary British Symphonic Rock group Supertramp. Crisis? What Crisis? is a diverse 7 piece ensemble of musicians with ties to the Barrie area. Tiana Struthmann of Barrie is a keyboard player and vocalist in the band and the band’s founder, music director and piano player, Mark Jezierzanski lives in Innisfil. They have been rehearsing their music for the past 2 years in the CWC Studio North located in the Barrie area. The rest of the members hail from various parts of the GTA and come from a myriad of musical backgrounds.
After a feverish 30 minute assault on the stage, their extensive equipment collection was set-up and ready to rock the awaiting audience. Some of the previous acts earlier in the day such as the Bruce Springsteen tribute band “ Glory Days “ cut their performance short as their lead singer succumbed to the sweltering heat and humidity towards the end of their performance. Opening with “ Ain’t Nobody But Me “ from Supertramp’s aptly titled album Crisis? What Crisis? began the show in a rocking fashion that would include 12 of Supertramp’s greatest hits from the 1974-1979 era. Songs such as “The Logical Song” “Breakfast in America” “Give a Little Bit” and “Dreamer” had everyone singing along to their favorites. The audience was growing rapidly and steadily throughout their performance and chanted loudly “one more song” as Crisis? What Crisis? was quickly removing their equipment off the stage in preparation for the April Wine’s performance that was scheduled next.
Even though every band member was absolutely drenched from the heat and humidity of the day it was a stunning debut for this tribute band. Based on the tremendous audience feedback and praise received in person and through various social media forums this is only the beginning for this unique act. They are bringing back Supertramp’s classic sound and musical artistry to North American audiences. In a few years who knows, maybe the rest of the world. And it all started here on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. To find out where Crisis? What Crisis? is playing next check out their Facebook page and website.