Coming of Age is a contemporary rock band, based in Southwestern Ontario, made up individuals dedicated to making music their life's work. The band brings together the talent and extensive experience of five seasoned musicians to make COA a formidable stage presence, with a professional sound and feel.
COA specializes in adapting their music to their surroundings, performing in many Casinos, Festivals, Corporate Functions, Weddings and Clubs.
As a working bass player, Joe has performed and recorded with many artists and bands in styles ranging from Pop/Rock to Jazz to Latin. Joe has been the bass player for Double Exposure, Coming Of Age, and most recently, Lipstick Scream, as well as a variety of freelance work including playing in the pit orchestra for several musical theatre productions ( Heathers, Annie, All Together Now). His distinctive sound and style, makes COA’s sound resonate with crowds and he is able to play anything bass-related. Joe is a multi-talented musican who mentors new generations of musicians as a private instructor, teaching bass and guitar in his studio. He is currently the bass instructor at the University of Guelph – Fine Arts and Music School. Joe is a graduate of Mohawk College with a Diploma in Applied Music. Joe remains very active as a performer and instructor bringing a dynamic personality to his work. Joe resides in the Kitchener area.
Kevin “Skippy” Wideman is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who attended the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Music. His career has lead him to work with such composers as Trevor Morris, (History Channel – Vikings, Olympus Has Fallen), writing and singing on jingles as well as having the opportunity to play/sing with Jeff Healey, Alex Lifeson and the Dexters. He has written for film, various music libraries in Los Angeles (Velvet Green Music), New York (Haus Music), London, England (Sony ATV) and Toronto (Nightingale Music Library), corporate productions and gymnasts all over the world. His music has been featured worldwide on such shows as Late Late Show with James Corden, WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN, ET Canada, Chopped Canada, NFL Films Top 10, Market Place, and Great British Garden Revival.
Joe Peeres is an important part of COA's sound, as he is an impressive guitarist. Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Joe picked up a guitar at 14 and never put it down. Inspired by true rock legends such Pat Travers and Eddie Van Halen, Joe has mastered a smooth tone and can play any style of music. He also attended Mohawk College for music. He performs in both Coming of Age and in Stayin' Alive Canada (Bee Gees Tribute), touring the USA and Canada regularly.
Cheryl is the founding member of Coming of Age (1997) and has been performing professionally for over 25 years. Starting at Sheridan College for Music/Theatre, she realized she wanted to perform in bands and headed to Windsor, Ontario to sing 5 nights a week. After going on the road for a while, she settled in London, Ontario where she started Coming of Age and had her first son, Nick. She has released a few singles and was very busy doing studio work, jingles, and recordings for many years. Cheryl still performs regularly with COA and manages the band. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, Joe Peeres, and their son, Isaac.
Contact Cheryl: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lviv Castle - 8:30pm
Wortley Roadhouse, London - 9:00pm
Hoover's Marina, Nanticoke - 8:00pm
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