About Us


  Take Five has been performing popular cover music for events, weddings, corporate functions and private parties in the Ottawa area for over a decade. We are a talented group of musicians who pride ourselves on providing high quality sound and entertainment for a wide range of ages and musical tastes. Our diverse song list covers 50 years of popular music and spans many genres, including:  

Musical Styles

  • Classic Rock 
  • Pop 
  • Modern & Alternative Rock 
  • Country     
  • Dance 
  • Blues 
  • Funk       

What Makes Us Special

  • Together for over 13 years • Exceptional vocals - 3 strong lead vocalist; offering variety and well crafted harmonies • Our own sound system, stage lighting and effects, and Pro Sound Tech who accompanies us to all gigs • A tried and proven song list • We strive to please and include the crowd, and get people up dancing  

Sound and Equipment

 We are serious about sound quality. We have an edge that most local bands can’t offer – professional sound and equipment. Our pro sound technician, John Loubser, accompanies us to all gigs. John has worked with big names like Doug and the Slugs. He’s designed and built studios, concert and custom monitor systems, and has been a guiding force in the evolution of the Take Five sound system. 

Some of Our Equipment Includes

Midas 24 Channel Sound Console

Analogue Processing: equalizers, gates

Compressor: Crossovers

Electro Voice QRX 212 Main Speakers

Yorkville dual 18" Subwoofers

Yamaha and Yorkville Stage Monitors

Over 6,000 Watts of Amplification

LED PAR Lighting

Laser Lighting

The Band

Mark Hodgson - vocals, guitar, keys etc.

Bill Brookes - vocals, lead guitar

Shari Rozon - vocals, keyboards

Glen Scammell - bass, vocals

Larry Cadman - drums, vocals, manager

John Loubser - sound & lighting

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