Come celebrate the Spring Equinox with Greg Clarke & the Madvarks

Spring arrives just in time for another Madvarks extravaganza. Come celebrate the change of seasons with Greg Clarke and the Madvarks at the Axis bar in the Junction. We will be performing some new original songs along with a selection of new and old covers of classic Rock 'N Roll tunes from our ever-expanding repertoire. Axis Bar, 3048 Dundas St. West @ High Park Ave, Saturday March 25th 9PM, No Cover


PAST PERFORMANCES





Winterlude, with Greg Clarke & The Madvarks

Now that the frost is on your window, now that the wind is beginning to howl, now that you long to shake off the chill of winter
and warm your feet by the fire, we invite you to thaw out and then get smokiní hot at WINTERLUDE, a flaming winter festival of
hot Rock ĎN Roll with Greg Clarke and the Madvarks, at AXIS bar, 3048 Dundas Street West, on Saturday January 21st, 2017.
First set is at 9:30 PM, no cover.





Letís rock this New Year like never before! Come and join Greg Clarke and the Madvarks for a great, prosperous, blissful, bright, delightful , energetic, terrific, mind blowing and extremely happy New Year's Eve. Don't forget, the bad news is Time Flies. The good news is you are the pilot.

Axis Grill
3048 Dundas St. West, near Quebec Ave.
Saturday Dec. 31st 2016
First set is at 9:30 PM - No Cover



GREG CLARKE and the MADVARKS w/Cowboy Buddha
GovFest Grand Finale Showcase
to support the United Way & Africa Clean Water project
Fri. Dec. 2nd 2016 St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts



Join us for this charity event in support of The United Way and the Africa Clean Water project.
Doors open at 6PM; the Madvarks will be playing at 7 PM,
followed by 6 other bands. Advance Tickets 25.00; 30.00 at the door.
Contact Lorne to buy a ticket.

St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East
Fri.Dec. 2nd, 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Tickets 25.00 (advance) or 30.00 at the door
(Contact Lorne to purchase advance tickets)


A Madvarks' Equinox Celebration



The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the Madvarks are getting stronger! Come celebrate the pending Autumnal Equinox with us at the Tennessee, Sept. 17th from 5 to 8 PM (1554 Queen Street West, just east of Sorauren Ave.). We will be playing lots of new original songs and covers, as well as a selection of your favourite tunes from the past. No Cover.

Summer's Coming; Get ready to Rock!



Summer is coming soon, but we are ready to rock now!
Join us for 3 sets, packed with new original tunes and
lots of covers of your favourite rock classics. No Cover.

Tennessee Bar and Restaurant
1554 Queen Street West
(just east of Sorauren Ave.)
Saturday June 11th, 5PM to 8PM



Mild weather, Hot Madvarks!

GREG CLARKE and the MADVARKS
at the Cadillac Lounge
1296 Queen St. West,
(1 block west of Dufferin)
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L4
Thursday Feb. 4th, 9 PM to 10 PM

Back by popular demand!
Another great gig by Greg Clarke and the Madvarks.
A cool venue for another hot performance.
No cover charge.


Winter kept us warm, but
The Madvarks kept us hot!

January 30th 2016, 7PM at the Tennessee Bar



It's winter out there; keep the cabin fever at bay by coming out to hear another great rock 'n roll performance by Greg Clarke and the Madvarks. Don't let the cold stop you from being part of a hot night of our blend of classic rock standards and original tunes. Dance away the night, or just sit back and enjoy the music. We will melt the ice outside, but not in your drink! No cover charge.



GREG CLARKE and the MADVARKS
Tennessee Bar
1554 Queen Street West
(just east of Sorauren Ave.)
Friday, December 18th 7 PM to 10 PM

The end is near - dance till you drop!
Come see the Madvarks' last show of the year.
Share the cheer-early enough to start the celebrations and keep on spreading the joy
No Cover
GREG CLARKE and the MADVARKS
Tennessee Bar
1554 Queen Street West
(just east of Sorauren Ave.)
Saturday November 14th, 7PM to 10PM

We boldly go where we have gone before...come see The Madvarks after dark.
"When sundown pales the sky...you'll want to hide a while behind our smiles,
and everywhere you look our tunes you'll find" (apologies to Donovan)
Come hear the latest from The Madvarks, with a gig loaded with
new tunes and great classics.


Thank you for our daily rock. Thank you for our heavenly roll. Thank you for the Madvarks! Help us give thanks for the miracle of the Rockin', Rollin' Madvarks as we perform another miraculous matinnee at the Tennessee. Come celebrate our cornucopia of delicious rock classics and our bountiful harvest of original tunes. Now, let us bow our heads and play...





Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be playing a summer matinee at the Tennessee bar, 1554 Queen Street West (2 1/2 blocks west of Landsdowne) from 5 PM to 7 PM on Saturday July 11th. No Cover.

We love Rockin' in the afternoon; you will love it too! No Cover.


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be playing another afternoon matinee at the Tennessee bar, 1554 Queen Street West (2 1/2 blocks west of Landsdowne) from 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM on Saturday June 13th. No Cover.

Come for the Rock, stay for the Roll. A repeat performance of our wonderful rockin' gig in April.

Come see Greg Clarke and the Madvarks in an afternoon party mood at the Tennessee bar, 1554 Queen Street West (2 1/2 blocks west of Landsdowne) from 5 PM to 7:30 PM on Saturday April 11th.

Early to Rock and Early to Roll makes a person happy, snappy and bold! No Cover.


Join Greg Clarke and the Madvarks on St. Patrick's Day in a celebration of everything green (wink wink) at the Tennessee bar, 1554 Queen Street West (2 1/2 blocks west of Landsdowne) from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday March 17th. No cover.

We are excited for the one day of the year when green's meaning shifts from saving the environment to polluting our major organs.



In the dead of winter, in the dead of the night, just when it seems that we have all gone to sleep until spring, there is a sudden flash of light ... an unexpected splash of sound ... that's right, it is time for Wakey Wakey and Shakey Shakey, it's time to come out and rock to the sounds of Greg Clarke and the Madvarks at:

The Revival Bar
783 College St. at Shaw St.
Toronto ON Canada
Friday, January 23rd 2015
Doors open at 7:30PM
Madvarks at 8:30PM

$15 cover
For discount advance tickets, call Lorne at 416-214-0573
This show is part of the BandIT competition from Wingspan Music.
The winner will score a recording contract with Justin Gray Entertainment in LA.
So come out and support us in our quest for international fame and fortune!
Put some fire in your icy winter and dance to our unique blend of original classic
rock 'n roll and some hot covers of classics from the 40s to the 80s.

The Madvarks at El Mocambo: The End of an Era

The legendary El Mocambo Tavern
Friday Oct 17th 2014 at 9 PM
464 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(South of College Street)

  

The music of Greg Clarke and the Madvarks is immortal, but the legendary El Mocambo is not! This venerable venue on Spadina Avenue, where the Rolling Stones once performed, is closing forever, and this will be our last appearance at this great location. Come out on Friday night to listen and dance to our unique brand of classic Rock 'N Roll. We will be on stage from 9 PM to 10 PM. $15 Cover. Advanced tickets are $12; to buy them, call Lorne at 416 214 0573

Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing at:

The legendary El Mocambo Tavern
Saturday Aug.9th 2014 at 9 PM
464 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(South of College Street)

  

Saturday, Aug. 9th, at 9 PM, the Madvarks will be performing at the legendary El Mocambo on Spadina Avenue, on the same stage where the Rolling Stones once performed. Playing the Elmo is like playing Carnegie Hall for Toronto Rock musicians; this will be a very special gig for us. If we get a good turnout, we hope to get regular gigs at the Elmo in the future, so PLEASE support us and come out on Saturday night to kick back and groove to our great brand of classic Rock 'N Roll. Don't be late; we will be on stage from 9 PM to 10 PM. Doors open at 8 PM - $15 Cover

ROCKPILE WEST
5555a Dundas Street West
(1.5 Blocks East of Hwy 427)
Saturday Dec. 7th at 9:30 PM

Greg is in the Groove!
The Sax is Back! The Bass is Ace!
And the Drummer is a Hummer!
Join us for a Rock 'n Roll Extravaganza.

"An extravaganza is a musical work characterized by freedom of style and structure ... Extravaganza may more broadly refer to an elaborate, spectacular production." - Wikipedia

Also performing on Saturday are the bands Reverse Grit, This Side Down, and The Auras. It will be an unforgettable night of hot rock, cold beer and cool vibes. Hope to see you there.

Presented by Wingspan Music
10.00 Cover charge


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing at:

The Silver Dollar
486 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2H1
(1 block north of College Street)

We will be on at approx. 11 PM on Saturday August 31st 2013

We will be performing 3rd; 4 bands will be in the show.
Come join us for another great night of Rock 'N Roll on Spadina Ave!


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing
and hosting an Open Mic evening at:

Grossman's Tavern
379 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2G3
(1 block south of College Street)

Starting at 9 PM on Monday July 29th 2013

Rock your socks off, and Roll one for us!


BACKYARD PARTY
with performances by
Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
on the occassion of birthdays for
Lorne, Greg and Suzanne

3 Hartford Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4L 1P1
1 block north of Queen St. East, East of Woodbine

From 8 PM to 11 PM on Saturday July 20th 2013

Bring your own camping chair, food, booze and ?
Come celebrate our combined life experiences of over 160 Years!




RIDE THE WAVE:
Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing at:
Augusta House Bar
152 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4
2 blocks west of Spadina, just north of Dundas
With Special Guests: Brodie Lodge (Shed)
Starting at 9 PM on Friday April 26th 2013

Come for the Rock, but stay for the Roll...


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing at:
The Chill Womb Loft Speakeasy
87 Wade Avenue, Suite 303
3 blocks north of Bloor, 1 block west of Landsdowne
Toronto, ON M6H 1P5
From 10:30 PM to 2 AM on Saturday March 30th 2013

The Madvarks will be opening for the groovin' band LAL at a brand new after hours salon, Chillwomb Loft. This event is by invitation only (for those of you who know Toronto's hidden gems), but if you are a Madvark's fan, consider yourself invited. 10$ cover


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks will be performing
and hosting an Open Mic evening at:

Grossman's Tavern
379 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2G3
(1 block south of College Street)

Starting at 9 PM on Monday Jan 21st 2013

Join us for some great Rock 'N Roll



There will be a FREE New Year's Eve
Rock 'N Roll concert and celebration
by Greg Clarke and the Madvarks at:

The Maltese Canadian Society
3132 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 2A1
Starting at 9 PM on Dec. 31st 2012

(5 blocks West of Keele Street)

Hope to see you there! If not, Happy New Year!



Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
will be performing at Duffy's Tavern,
1238 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 1N3
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 10 PM


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
will be performing at The Cameron House,
Rear room (The Video Cabaret)
408 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thursday August 23rd 2012 at 9PM

Sound the trumpets! Beat the Drums! The Conquering Hero cometh!

Greg Clarke, fearless leader and grand poobah of the legendary rock band The Madvarks, will arrive with his band of merry collaborators at The Cameron House on Aug. 23rd. They will make music in celebration of the reunion of many former residents of Rochdale College who will be in attendance. For too long, the ears of Queen West listeners have been filled with the droning sounds of yet another bar band. Now, at last, a new sound has arrived on Q West. G.C. and the Madvarks will open your musical windows to let the sweet air of summer into your mind, Come celebrate with us, and bring your ears with you.



Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
will be performing at "The Local" pub,
396 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
(3 blocks south of Bloor)
Tuesday August 16th 2011 at 9PM

Once upon a time, in a fabled city in Canada, there was a legendary rock and roll band called The Madvarks. Their sweet sound brought smiles to people far and wide, and many a magical night was spent in sultry bars and smokey clubs listening to the beautiful melodies they created. But then, for a while, silence descended in the land of the Madvarks, and for a time, the sound of their merry tunes was heard no more. But take heart, Madvarkians! The return of the Madvarks is now at hand! Once again, under the unwavering direction of their fearless leader, Greg Clarke, the blissful sound of the horn, the pounding beat of the drums, and the stirring resonance of the strings will fill the air and flow gracefully into your soul! Come one, come all, to welcome these four musical magicians back into the bosom of their fans' appreciation. The wait is finally over; joy and pleasure are ready to fill your ears once again.

Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
at Mitzi's Sister

Thursday May 14th, 2009 at 9:00 PM
1554 Queen Street West, Toronto
(2 blocks west of Landsdowne)

Faster than a speeding riff, more powerful than a pounding snick, able to leap tall chord changes with a single bound, the all new and improved Madvarks will once again entertain you with their dazzling blend of classic rock covers and brilliant original tunes.

Mestaclocan, the Mayan Shapeshifter, was said to not only have the ability to change his appearance but could also manipulate the minds of animals. Like Mestaclocan, the Madvark quartet has shifted it's shape and is now a quintet. Come and see whether this new creature can manipulate your mind!


Greg Clarke and the Madvarks
at The Safari Village

Friday Jan. 16th, 2009 at 9:30 PM
1690 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
(1 block east of Coxwell Ave)

For the Madvarks, December was a month full of playful partying and raucous revellry, lasting long into the night. Then one day we woke up, slightly hung over, and when we looked at the calendar, it was 2009! Now that winter has descended on Toronto, covering earth in forgetful snow, the Madvarks will gather again to play with their musical toys ... come visit us in our African sandbox to hear the sounds of our new tunes and dance once again with playful abandon as we entertain you!

Greg Clark and the Madvarks at the Cameron House
Saturday Nov. 15th, 2008 - LATE
408 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Time traveller Greg Clarke will be returning from the 48th Century just in time to perform with the Madvarks at the Cameron House, that fine establishment in the very heart of Queen Street West, on Nov. 15th 2008. Critics from around the galaxy have ranted and raved profusely about the stupendous sounds, madcap melodies and hazardous harmonies of this extraterrestrial sensation from the planet Zooks. Do not delay; go directly to the Spadina solar system and wait there, impatiently, until the performance begins!

Greg Clark and the Madvarks at the Cameron House
Friday Oct 10th, 2008    7:30 PM until 9:30 PM
408 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far away, there lived 4 little Madvarks. They lived happy lives, lying in the sun all day and playing with their musical toys all night. But they longed to explore the wild west of Queen Street; they longed to taste exotic flavours at trendy bars, they pined for the bright lights and noxious odours of the urban core. Then, one day, as if by magic, they found themselves appearing at the Cameron House, entertaining the gentlefolk and buffoons of Toronto's fabled creatures of the night.

The Madvarks perform as part of
Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday
Aug. 31st, 2008 at 5 PM
in front of MoonBean Coffee Company
30 St. Andrew Street
Toronto, One block northwest of Dundas and Spadina


The Madvarks at the Safari Village Restaurant
1690 Danforth Ave. (Coxwell Subway), Toronto
Saturday, July 12th, 2008 at 9:00 PM

In the jungle, the quiet jungle, the Madvarks play tonight...

Darkness descends on the savanna ... the sound of restless animals can be heard in the forest as nightfall approachs. The cry of the jackal on the prowl echos in the valley ... but wait ... what is that other sound ... the driving beat of the drums, the plaintive wail of the horn, the deafening skreech of the strings ... its a band ... its a group ... its The Madvarks, returning to the Safari Village, in search of strong drink and tall grasses ... hope to see you there!

The Madvarks at the Safari Village Restaurant
1690 Danforth Ave., Toronto
April 5th, 2008 at 9:00 PM

The Madvarks perform at Not My Dog
1510 Queen Street West
February 23rd, 2008 at 9:30 PM

The Madvarks at the Safari Village Restaurant
1690 Danforth Ave., Toronto
January 18th, 2008 at 9:00 PM

The Madvarks at the Safari Village Restaurant
1690 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Friday, Oct 19th 2007 at 9PM

The Madvarks play the Distillery District
May 2007

The Madvarks play Carnegie Hall, New York
(Date to be announced)