Rebel Will is an up and coming singer-songwriter born and raised in Montreal. He first discovered his passion for music when he learned to play piano as a child. Considered a simple hobby in the beginning, he took music more seriously as it is the only connection to his father.
Today, he performs under the name Rebel Will and creates music inspired by the artists he admires: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Janet Jackson. His debut EP is a mixture of different sounds, including R&B, hip hop, urban, and soul music.
Rebel Will manages to balance music with other parts of his life; he is able to create, practice, and perform his songs all while attending school. He will be performing during the 14th edition of Street Vibes on August 24th for the 8th edition of NDG Arts Week.
Chef Angelo Ruscitti
Chef Angelo Ruscitti learned to love Porchetta sandwiches. After being taught the recipe and receiving the blessings from Johnny Pedicelli’s father, he’s been tabbed t carry the torch for Porchetta sandwiches at Porco.
Of Italian descent, with Montreal tattooed on his skin, Chef Angelo claims he will never get lost. Born and raise in Montreal, he pursues his passion for the love of Italian food and for the love of the city that raised him, Montreal.
Alongisde Johnny Pedicelli and Johnny D’Amico, Nicolina Servello is part of the Porco family. Pedicelli, D’Amico partnered with Nicolina to introduce the Porchetta sandwiches.
For Nicolina, giving back to the community is essential. Being a part of the NDG Food Depot and a big supporter of the arts and culture, she gives back as much as she can to the community to see it flourish and become full of life.
Already running a succesful Limonata stand, Servello, Pedicelli, and D’Amico, opened the Porco stand and immediately found success during 3 years at the Monkland streetfest, which led to the opening of the brick and mortar located in the Monkland village.
Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Athena Holmes is a gender non-binary singer, songwriter, and guitarist based in Montreal. They grew up surrounded by stories about their uncle’s jazz and R&B club in Vancouver, where many musicians of colour would go play, including the well known Little Richard.
Inspired by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Ani Difranco, Prince, and Tina Turner, Athena now has their own band, Ms.Holmes, where they play roots, blues, and folk music with bandmates Kento Kataoka, Fernando Gelso, and Alex Lefaivre. After releasing TEN, their band’s first LP, in 2015, Athena Holmes went on to participate in the fifth season of the canadian edition of The Voice in 2017, where they got to work with Pierre and Éric LaPointe and meet many other Canadian artists.
Although they enjoyed their experience performing on TV, they prefer doing live shows where they get to connect with the audience and express themselves through their own music.
The band Ms.Holmes will be performing at Samedi in the Park, on August 26th during Arts Week NDG.