About

Take Five has been performing popular cover music for events, weddings, corporate functions and private parties in the Ottawa area for over a decade and a half. 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.

 

  • Together for over 15 years
  • Exceptional vocals – 4 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  

Our diverse song list covers 50 years of popular music and spans many genres, including:

  • Classic Rock
  • Funk
  • Country
  • Blues
  • Dance
  • Pop
  • After the Rain – Blue Rodeo 
  • All Summer Long – Kid Rock 
  • Alright Now – Free 
  • Bad Timing – Blue Rodeo 
  • Barracuda – Heart 
  • Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton 
  • Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf 
  • Brick House – Commodores 
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Chain of Fools – The Commitments
  • Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
  • Cruel Little Number – Jeff Healy
  • Doctor Doctor – Robert Palmer
  • Doing it Right – Powder Blues Band
  • Evil Ways – Santana
  • Gel – Collective Soul
  • Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  • Green River – CCR
  • High Road Easy – Sass Jordan
  • Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
  • I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
  • I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
  • Into the Mystic – Colin James
  • Jane – Jefferson Starship
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  • Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
  • Little Bones – The Hip
  • Liza Jane – Vince Gill
  • Locked in the Trunk – The Hip
  • Long Cool Woman – The Hollies
  • Losing My Religion – REM
  • Love Shack – B52s
  • Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  • Mainstreet  – Bob Segar
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • New Orleans is Sinking – The Hip
  • Nice to Love You – 54-40
  • Ocean Pearl – 54-40
  • Paris – Grace Potter 
  • Play that Funky Music – Average White Band
  • Pride and Joy – SRV
  • ROCK – John Mellencamp
  • Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy – Big ‘N Rich
  • Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • Seven Day Fool – Jully Black
  • She Don’t Love Me – ZZ Top
  • She La – 54-40
  • Simple Man – Lynrd Skynrd
  • Some kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad
  • Stop Draggin my Heart Around – Tom Petty
  • Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Skynard
  • Sweet Home Chicago – Eric Clapton
  • Tight Rope – SRV
  • Tush – ZZ Top
  • Twist and Shout – Beatles
  • Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money

Voodoo Thing – Colin James

Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd

What I like about you – Romantics

Wild Nights – Mellencamp

You Wreck Me – Tom Petty

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

Mark Hodgson - vocals, guitar, keys etc.

Bill Brookes - vocals, lead guitar

Larry Cadman - drums, vocals, manager

Shari Rozon - vocals, keyboards

Glen Scammell - bass, vocals

John Loubser - sound & lighting