Welcome to the website of the Not Ottawa band!  If you like Classic Rock, Blues, R&B and having loads of fun, then you are in the right place.  We are based in the Southern Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada in the beautiful small town of Nottawa and are ready to play for you at many great venues in the area.  We specialize in a danceable mix of music, done our way.  We do tunes ranging from Muddy Waters and the Allman Brothers to the Tragically Hip with some Van Morrison and the Beatles making an appearance along the way.  Mixed in are some of our own compositions.  Come to an event soon and rock to the "Notown Sound"!

Get Not Ottawa music on line!!!

Well the band is back at it after a busy winter season followed by a break in April and a gig at Steakhouse Social on May 5.  We've got three gigs coming up in June including "Rock the Dock" at…

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It's Winter (again!)

Wow, well here it is winter....and it looks like a white Christmas is on the way.  A welcome development for our friend's at Blue Mountain and in the tourist biz.  

The band has had a really busy fall with a…

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A Fun Summer And Some Fall Pub Gigs

Its been a great summer, well...except for all the rain.  We've had some neat private party gigs but quite a few folks have been asking me when they can see us in a bar or other such venue.  Well it…

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Stayner Market and Parkit - June 22

Hey folks we're playing at the regular Thursday Market and Parkit in Stayner this week (June 22).  We've blended in some new acoustic stuff into the first set along with some Blues and will be focusing on Blues and R&B…

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Late Winter Doldrums!

Well its been a while since we updated the page!  We had an awesome sold out New Year's eve gig at Osler Bluff where we actually played 1 1/2 hours straight from 11:30 to 1:00.  I don't know if this…Read more
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Great party for Kylie

Well we had a great time at the Fundraiser for Freeride Skier Kylie Sivell.  Pack 180 wacky people in a small space with great sound, many kegs of Creemore and all kinds of auction prizes and how can you not…Read more
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Fundraiser for Kylie Sivell

Our friend and world class Freeride skier Kylie Sivell is going on the World Freeride Tour.  Her team has organized a fund raiser for 12 November at the Lora Bay Golf Club and Not Ottawa is providing the music.  This…Read more
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Small Halls.....what a blast!!!!!

What a great time we had at the Small Hall's Rib Tickler event at Nottawa Hall on September 30.  By the time the comedians finished, everyone had been sitting (and drinking) for quite a while and was ready to dance…Read more

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Previous events

St. Patrick's Day at the Dornoch

The Dornoch Tap and Grill, Highway 124, Nottawa, Ontario

This will be fun. We are returning once more to the cozy confines of our local to celebrate another great ski season and St. Patrick's Day all in one night. This one will fill up fast so reserve your table soon by calling the pub at 705-445-5050.

Osler Bluff AHL Party

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood, Ontario

Not Ottawa is going to provide the party music for the season ending event for the crazy Adult House League ski racers. We may just feature a special guest on keys!! Members can get tickets from the club office.

Fund Raiser for Andrew Bronee

New Lowell Legion, 5357 County Road 9, New Lowell

Andrew Bronee is a young man who has tragically become paralyzed due to complications from an accident earlier this year. The local community are hosting a fundraising event to help his family raise the funds to support his transition back in to the community and provide accessible housing and transportation. They are planning a big party in support of Andrew and we are going to rock the joint. Please come and do your part!

End of Season Party at Lora Bay

Lora Bay Golf Club, Highway 26, Thornbury

Lora Bay are holding a party to celebrate the end of the golf season. We will be providing the entertainment starting with a low key set at the end of dinner and moving on to rockin dance music after that. Come for dinner at 6:30 or just for the dance at 8:00. Further info and pricing on the attached poster. You can get tickets at 519-599-7500.


End of Golf Season Party!!

Dornoch Tap and Grill, Highway 124, Nottawa

Those who were at our end of ski season party in April enjoyed a memorable occasion as they danced all over the place. We are hoping for the same vibe as we help Steve and Lesley close out the golf season. Call the restaurant for reservations at 705-445-5050.

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Potato Factory Grill, 65 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

The Potato Factory Grill is Collingwood's newest resto combining great food and craft beer. We'll be helping Sean and Lonnie kick off their new menu with some music and dancing fun. Call the restaurant for reservations at 705-443-8483. See you there!!


Not Ottawa - Private Party


Well......one of the boys in the band has a son who is getting married and we will be entertaining the guests in a renovated barn supported by Soundman extraordinaire Roger Robinson. We can hardly wait!!


Not Ottawa at Market and Parkit

Stayner Downtown , Highway 26, Stayner

We are returning for 2017 at this popular summer event which happens every Thursday night, June through August. Come and see us at the bandshell! Free admission.

Not Ottawa - New Year's Eve at Osler Bluff

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Orchard Lodge, Collingwood

We are absolutely delighted to be invited back (for the third year in a row) to join our friends at Osler Bluff to usher in the New Year in the cozy Orchard Lodge. Always a great night. This one is for Members only, who can get their tickets by phoning the Club office. Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. November 23. Better be on your game....this sold out in 20 minutes last year!


Not Ottawa - Private Party at Heartwood Hall

Heartwood Hall, Owen Sound

Looking forward to rockin in the Christmas spirit with our friends from the Owen Sound Hospital!!