In Photos: Sarah Smith, Oh Chays, & Fresh Breath Heat Up Windsor

Powerhouse vocalist an singer/songwriter, Sarah Smith, fresh off a week of performing in the sun at Mangos Jamaica Beach Resort during their Lady Jah Blues in Jamaica event, headed right into the cold here in Windsor. Sarah’s’ band headlined an incredible night of live music with special guests, talented local bands, The Oh Chays, and Fresh Breath at Rockstar Music Hall on January 25, 2019.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith’s powerful voice and introspective pop/rock songwriting have earned her a wide following through years of touring in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Based in nearby London, Ontario, fans in Windsor are lucky to experience her live several times a year when she comes to town. Whether it’s just her and her acoustic guitar or her full band, she is simply a mesmerizing performer. Sarah has won and been nominated for many awards throughout her career, including: Best Rock Artist (2018) and Best Singer/Songwriter (2017) at The Jack Richardson Music Awards, Best Adult Contemporary at The Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015). On Friday night Windsor fans were treated to a night of the Sarah Smith Band once again.

Find out more about Sarah Smith at https://www.sarahsmithmusic.com

Sarah Smith smiling while playing the guitar

Sarah Smith smiles while playing the guitar at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Sarah Smith Band member Bobby Reynolds (drums)

Sarah Smith Band member Bobby Reynolds (drums) performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Sarah Smith Band member Ken Ross (bass)

Sarah Smith Band member Ken Ross (bass) performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Sarah Smith Band member Guy Miskelly (guitar)

Sarah Smith Band member Guy Miskelly (guitar) performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

The Sarah Smith Band performing in Windsor, Ontario.

The Sarah Smith Band performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Kay Oh Chay

While the show promoted Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier) as one of the acts, her husband, Michael Authier, the second half of the duo making up their band The Oh Chays was right there performing with her. Together they thrilled the crowd with their Folk/Soul/Blues sounds as they always do when taking the stage. Kelly was inducted into the Windsor-Essex Musicians Hall of Fame this past September, a testament to the talent that makes up this powerful duo.

Find out more about The Oh Chays at https://www.theohchays.com

Kelly Authier / Kay Oh Chay

Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier) of The Oh Chays, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Mike Oh Chay (Michael Authier) of The Oh Chays

Mike Oh Chay (Michael Authier) of The Oh Chays, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

The Oh Chays

The Oh Chays, from left, Mike Oh Chay (Michael Authier) and Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier), performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Mike Oh Chay (Michael Authier) of The Oh Chays

Mike Oh Chay (Michael Authier) of The Oh Chays, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier) of the Oh Chays

Kay Oh Chay (Kelly Authier) of The Oh Chays, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Fresh Breath

Hailing from Cottam, husband and wife music duo, Josh & Katie Pascoe, make up the talented Fresh Breath band. The singer songwriters bring audiences lots of positive energy as they perform the rock, folk, and blues with a little bit of country mixed in, that they are known for. Their Facebook page says, “They are currently working on a new full length album, to be released in early 2019 with plans on touring throughout Canada in 2019 & 2020.”

Find out more about Fresh Breath at http://www.freshbreathband.com

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Fresh Breath Band member, Josh Pascoe

Fresh Breath Band member, Josh Pascoe, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Fresh Breath Band member, Josh Pascoe

Fresh Breath Band member, Josh Pascoe, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe.

Fresh Breath Band member, Katie Pascoe, performing at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 25, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Rockstar Music Hall

Big supporters of the live music scene in Windsor, Rock Star Music Hall has several great shows lined up including Pat Travers (April 14), and Killer Dwarfs (April 26).

They are also working on bringing Platinum Blonde, Howard Jones, Honeymoon Suite, Ratt, Brett Michaels, Quiet Riot, Lee Aaron, Helix, and many more to town. These shows bring world class, big name, music industry acts to the city, and creates opportunity for local original artists (part of Rockstar’s mission).

For more about Rockstar Music Hall visit https://www.facebook.com/RockStarWindsor/

Photos by Dan Boshart

Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter.