Big Locals

The Gertrudes

It’s not often we have fiddles and a banjo on our stairs so we were happy to welcome Greg and The Gertrudes! They draw inspiration from places around Kingston like this song they call “The Battersea Shuffle.” Catch them live at the Doula Support Foundation’s benefit concert this Saturday Nov 23/19.

@TheGertrudes Session on the Stairs! Catch them at the @DoulaSupportFoundation benefit 7pm this Sat at The Spire, 82 Sydenham St.

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Figure 8

Seth Hunt is 19-years old and happy that he can legally drink now in the establishments where he plays! He fronts a band called Figure 8 and they released a new single ‘Notion‘ on July 12th, 2019.

Live from the ‘Big Stairs’, Seth Hunt of the band Figure 8. The band has a new single out today called Notion. -Ange & Derek

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Friday, July 12, 2019

Ten Minute Detour

Jordan and Andrew from Ten Minute Detour love to visit Kingston, they stopped by before a couple shows at The Merchant to do “Woodshed” from their album Common Pleasure.

Posted by Brian Bailey on Friday, April 26, 2019

Miss Emily

Always nice when Miss Emily pops by, she did a Session on the Stairs before her show at the Isabel Bader called “Miss Emily Sings Kingston 2.”  Check out her cover of the Betablokka song “High Side Down.”

Miss Emily Sings Kingston 2 is at the Isabel Bader next Saturda, check out her Session on the Stairs

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Thursday, June 7, 2018


After the Humboldt Broncos tragedy in Saskatchewan, Kingston’s Smitty touched a lot of hearts with his song “Stick out by the Door” and donated all the proceeds to the victims and their families.

Smitty Kingston stopped by to play us his Humboldt Broncos tribute song Put Your Stick Out -Ange & Brian

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Wilderness

Kingston’s own The Wilderness took up a residency at The Brooklyn pub and treated us to their song Hurry Up and Wait in an energetic Session on the Stairs.

The Wilderness at 170 Queen Street

@TheWildernessKingston Session on The Stairs

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Thursday, March 8, 2018

In My Coma

Shortly after releasing their album Next Life, In My Coma brought their epic piano and guitar sounds to our studios and did their first single Take A Ride.

In My Coma Live in studio at 96.3 BIG FM

Just a little preview of what you can expect on What The Rock tonight!!In My Coma live in studio!!! \m/

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tom Savage

Before his CD release party at The Mansion Tom Savage brought his big voice and acoustic guitar for a Session on the Stairs.  Check out “Burnt By The Sun.”

Session on the Stairs with Tom Savage, his CD release party is this Saturday at The Mansion

Posted by 96.3 BIG FM on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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