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Benefit show at Ship for sound engineer Wallace Hammond

The Ship Pub sign
The Ship Pub sign - Karl Wells photo

Musicians in St. John’s will perform a show at The Ship this weekend to benefit well-known sound engineer Wallace Hammond.

Hammond — who’s also a musician with membership in bands such as Da Slyme, The Black Auks, Dog Meat BBQ and others — is recovering in hospital from a heart attack he suffered a week ago.

“Wallace is the lifeblood of the St. John’s, Newfoundland, music scene,” musician Colleen Power said. “He’s been providing affordable live sound engineering for local and visiting musicians for decades.”

Power established a Go Fund Me online fundraiser for Hammond, with the goal of raising enough money for him to recoup some of his lost earnings while he recovers. More than $23,000 has been raised so far.

Power and her band, along with The Kubasonics, Tanglecove, Sherry Ryan, Joel Thomas Hynes, The Discounts, Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne, Joanna Barker, Sandy Morris and Jenny Gear, Chris Osmond’s Blue Mood, Mike O’Brien, Brothers in Stereo, Two Guitars Clash, Kelly Russell and the Planks, and The Old Contemporaries will perform at The Ship Saturday night, with proceeds going toward the fundraiser. Cover is $15.

Anyone who can’t attend the show but would like to donate can visit

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