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"!


While we are at it.......I thought I would add a few comments from folks who have hired our band for bar gigs, ski club events, weddings, and other stuff.......


“ I just wanted to say thanks. You guys…

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Weddings are lots of fun!!!

Its been a while since we added to the blog.  Its been a great summer and we were not as busy with gigs as during the winter but we did do enough parties and events to keep in the groove…

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Busy Winter Season Coming Up for Not Ottawa!!

Well the boys are back in town after their world travels (I think Dave saw everything) and we are gearing up for a fun slate of diverse winter gigs.  So far we have the following booked.....

Harbour Street Fish…

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Dog days of summer.........

We had a pretty busy spring and early summer with some interesting gigs including one on a dock and one on a hay wagon inside a barn!!   We also played acoustically for the ladies at the OslerBrook golf club before…

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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…

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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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Previous events


Not Ottawa at Music in the Park

Station Park, Highway 26, Stayner

One of our favorite events and free at all to attend. Just bring a lawn chair, visit the food stands and settle in for some great blues and rock by Not Ottawa!!


Private Party


Private Party


Osler Bluff AHL Party

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood

We are back again to party with the crazy Adult House League Racers at the Osler Bluff Ski Club. THis has been a great party the last few years and should be again this year in the spanking new Clubhouse. Tickets at the club office.


Craigleith Ski Club GDHL Party - Members Only

Craigleith Ski Club - Members Only

The band had a rockin time last year with the house league ski racers at Craigleith. It was so much fun that we are coming back this year.

Not Ottawa at Harbour Street Fish Bar

Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Avenue, #403, Collingwood

We're happy to be coming back to the best live music venue in Collingwood at the height of ski season. We sold the place out last time so make sure you phone ahead for reservations. 705-293-3474

Here is a link to Harbour Street's page....


New Year's Eve at Osler Bluff - SOLD OUT!!

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood, Ontario

Hey we are super excited to be coming back to Osler Bluff to play the New Year's bash in the brand spanking new clubhouse. Big news is that we will have super sound guy Roger Robinson of CHS Productions mixing the tunes so it will sound great!!

Looks like this puppy is SOLD OUT with 350 tickets scooped up in short order. We are going to have lots of fun!


Georgian Bay Hotel Holiday Party - Private Event

Georgian Bay Hotel

We are jazzed to be back for another year with our friends at the Georgian Bay Hotel. This one is private though!! If you want to see the band, January 17 at Harbour Street Fish Bar is your best bet!!


Not Ottawa at Market and Parkit

Station Park, Highway 26, Stayner

We are back for the 4th year in a row at the summer Stayner Market and Parkit. Admission free. Bring a lawn chair and rock on!

Not Ottawa and the AHL

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Orchard Lodge, Collingwood

Best ski party of 2018 was the Osler Bluff Adult House League bash. Please to say that Not Ottawa will be back to play the event in 2019. Members only can get tickets from the club. $50 for dinner and dance, $20 for dance only from 9 to 12 pm. This is a wild night as multi generations of racers celebrate their on-snow exploits. 2019 theme......"Super Heros".

Not Ottawa at The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory Bar and Grill, Hurontario Street, Collingwood

The first of two shows we'll be doing in this cozy downtown pub with good grub and great craft beer. We'll be fitting the full six piece band with horn section on the diminutive stage so get ready for your R&B favorites, Not Ottawa style!!

Call for reservations at 705-606-9969 or email michael@potatofactorygrill.com

New Years at the Osler Upper Chalet - SOLD OUT

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood

A rare live music New Years at the top of the mountain. Last time this happened was the millennium New Years. The guests will be snow shoeing in to this remote location! Hopefully they'll still have energy left to shake er up!