Maritime Kitchen Party (MKP) is named after a well- known tradition in Nova Scotia. We all know that Maritimers love to party; and inevitably, the party ends up in the kitchen! There’s always a guitar playing, or someone belting out traditional songs at the top of their lungs.  MKP brings that feeling to their live performances with foot-stomping music heavily influenced with Canadiana such as Great Big Sea, Stompin’ Tom, Neil Young and more. Throw in some MKP originals, rock, country and more and the party is “Rarin’ to go!”  MKP has opened for or played with Kim Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, Men of the Deeps, Bruce Guthro, James Keelaghan, Rita Chiarelli, Prism, Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea, Econoline Crush, The Sheepdogs and many more.


With a collective 80+ years in the business, MKP’s members are:

Steve Smith – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica

Shannon O’Neill – electric lead bass, backup vocals

Trevor Wallach – percussion, backup vocals


Major Appearances/Highlights:

  • Magnificent River Rats Festival, Athabasca, July 2014
  • Revelstoke Credit Union – 60th Anniversary Bash, Sept. 2013
  • Kuskanex Bridge Opening Community Celebration, Nakusp, BC, August 2013
  • Revelstoke Music Festival, Revelstoke, BC, June 2010- 2013
  • Kamloops Concert Series, Kamloops, BC, June 2011-2014
  • Revelstoke Arts Council Streetfest Series, 2000-2014
  • Glacier- Inter-provincial Ball Tournament – Main Stage- Revelstoke, BC, Aug. 2001-2013 (Intermittently)
  • Canada Day (Main Stage), Revelstoke, BC, July 2009-13
  • International Provincial Exhibition, Dodge Main Stage, Armstrong, BC, August 2012
  • Cabin Fever Music Festival, Yellowknife, NT, March 2012
  • BC Royal Canadian Legion Tour, Oct-Nov 2011
  • Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT – 1992, 1996, 2003-2005 (Steve Smith)
  • South Slave Friendship Festival, Ft. Smith, NT, 1995-1997 (Steve Smith)
  • Big Pond Festival (Rita MacNeil), Cape Breton, NS, 1995 (Steve Smith)

Ski Resorts:

Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing, Blue River, BC, March 2011-2014
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke, BC, 2009-2014
Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley, BC, February 2012
Sunshine Village, Banff, December 2011
Panorama, Invermere – Feb. 2010



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