Wednesday 28 February 2018

Mr Conductor's farewell party & potentially last Engine 86 set

Mr. Conductor aka Andrew (Andy) Mawdsley
Well, time marches on and people's lives change and they choose to move on to different chapters in their lives. This is what is about to happen to our dear friend and bassist/vocalist/sound man/"conductor" Andy Mawdsley. Andy has bought a house in Bridgewater Nova Scotia and will be making a quick trip back to London in early March to pack up and go "home".

We'd be thrilled if you would join us on Sunday March 11th with 4 of the many bands that Andy has played in over the past couple of decades. The Kards, Los Bruvvas, Dr. Delaware and the Malpractice and of course Engine 86 will take the stage between 3pm and 7pm. There's no cover and it will be a pretty emotional day for many of us as we bid Andy safe travels and great times in his new home. (Road trip this summer anyone? Andy... break out the cots!!)

With Andy's move, this will leave Engine 86 without a core member for a while so this may be your last chance (ever) to see us, or at least until Chiefy figures out what direction to point the train in.

So that's Sunday March 11th, 3pm - 7pm at the Richmond Tavern. No cover. We hope to see you there!

WHOOoooooooot WHOOoooooooooooooo!

Thursday 16 November 2017

Engine 86 matinee show 11/25/2017

Chiefy and Mr Conductor. Photo by Richard Gilmore.
November 25th 2017, the crew of Engine 86 makes their way back to the Richmond Tavern in London for a Saturday Matinee show. 4pm - 7pm and there is no entry fee but the jug will be passed, so bring both drinkin' funds and tipping funds! ;-)

3 sets of tunes all connected to trains and railway that span all genres including rock, folk, blues, bluegrass, country and reggae. Bands covered include The Monkees, The Beatles, Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash. Roseanne Cash, Little Eva, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, Hank Williams and many more!

Oh; And don't forget your dancing' shoes!

Thursday 17 August 2017

New fall dates for Engine 86

Photo by Richard Gilmore
It's been a while but it's been a busy summer on the rails for all the boys, however we are happy to announce two upcoming shows this fall. Our annual end of summer party this September 9th at the St Regis Tavern is a day before our exalted leader's birthday which means as always, there'll be cake! Chiefy will accept all gifts (as long as they are all cold bottles of 50!)

Another show just confirmed will be at the Richmond Tavern on Saturday November 25th for a matinee. Come dance and get day drunk with us 4pm-7pm. If it's your birthday let us know in advance and we can arrange to have cake. Chiefy and Mister Conductor are always looking for reasons to have cake at a show ;-)

Both Shows will be a pass the hat situation so come on out and party with us!

Friday 2 June 2017

Engine 86 Hosts the #LRHD2017 Main Stage!

Engine 86 will be playing the main stage at 3pm at this FREE community event. Railway fans of all ages are welcome. We are proud to share the stage with 5 other incredible acts in all genres, truly something for everyone.

Bands are as follows:

12pm - 12:40pm River Valley String Band
1pm - 1:40pm Westminster Park
2pm-2:30pm David Essig
3pm - 3:40pm Engine 86
4pm - 4:40pm Kevin's Bacon Train
5pm - 5:40pm The Weathered

All times are approximate. Be Sure to show up early to catch your favorites and bring a lawn chair!

There's going to be fun activities for the kids and adults alike. A train ride through the park, a raffle for free Via Rail tickets, a conductor's call competition, train memorabilia displays and fabulous food trucks!

We hope to see you there! Whoooot WHoooooooo!

Friday 16 December 2016

Jan 14th Matinee & Railway Heritage Day.

Engine 86 Live September 2016 at Western Fair London
Engine 86 is going to be back on track in 2017, playing a special matinee show at the Richmond Tavern in London at Richmond and King. 4pm - 7pm on Saturday January 14th.

Later in 2017 Engine 86 will be the musical host of "London Railway Heritage Day" as part of the Canada 150 events happening all year long.

On Saturday June 10th at CNRA park, Egerton St. near the CN shunt yards; we will be part of a great celebration of railway culture and history. Co-Hosted by the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Center and an enthusiastic group of volunteers, there will be activities, music, food and a "Pop-Up Railway Museum" on site from Noon to 6pm. Times may change, we'll keep you posted, but be assured it will be a lot of fun for the whole family.

WHOOooooooot WHOOOOooooooooooo!!

Friday 6 May 2016

Holiday Weekend kickoff at Fionn MacCool's!

Photo courtesy of Rose.
On Friday May 20th, Chief E and his crew are happy to be heading back to Fionn MacCool's on Wellington rd at Harlech Gate in London, Ontario from 9pm to 12am

This place packs them in so be sure to come early and grab a table and some of their great food and amazing selection of beverages.

There's no cover fee so why not bring a table full of friends with you and Chief E and Mister Conductor will have you WHOOOOT WHOOOOO-ing all through the night! Don't forget about Hobo Jim and Fireman Jon rounding out the crew!

See you then! WHoooooooot WHoooooooooo!

Photo courtesy of Rose

Thursday 31 March 2016

Engine 86 featured in Our London!

Click the picture to see the full article. Photo in article courtesy of Carol Beechey

Engine 86 gets some press! Thanks to Whitney South of "Our London" (Metroland Media) for this but thanks to Carol Beechey again for the photo that they used for this article. They even mention that we are playing Saturday, April 9th at Fionn MacCool's in London! WHoooooooooooooooot!