Start Date: April 5, 2019
Address: Cowboys, Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park


15th Annual Battle of the Bands for Charity

About Winn$tock

2019 marks the 15th Annual Winn$tock Battle of the Bands! That’s right… FIFTEENTH!

For 15 years, local bands have been battling it out on stage for charity, and for 11 of those years, that charity has been the Movement Centre of Manitoba!

Not only is Winn$stock an amazing event benefiting charity, it has:

  • amazing live music
  • delicious social food
  • phenomenal silent and rainbow auctions, and 50/50 raffle
  • awesome celebrity judges
  • and the knowledge that you’re helping clients of the Movement Centre gain independence

Introducing… the BANDS
Britainy $peerz

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These post ‘fab four’ lads all hail from Liverpool (in their dreams), and with fake English accents will deliver a set of classic British rock. Get out your Union Jack’s, pork pies, and pinstripe suits. We will, we will rock you! It is indeed an honour and pleasure to be playing at this year‘s Winn$tock.

Band Members

Robert Walker (Scotia Bank) – Vocals/Guitar
Jeffrey Klassen (Credential Financial Inc.) – Guitar
Grant Page (Financial Heights) – Drums
Greg Barre – Bass Guitar




James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers

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James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers are a Winnipeg-based roots rock band whose debut album was released in 2011 on the Soccermom Records / Warner Music Canada label. Their first single “So Long Sweet Deception” spent a total of 16 weeks on the Mediabase Canadian Active Rock Top 50 chart peaking at number 32 nationally.




Band Members

James Cohen – Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Gerry Atwell – Piano/Keyboards
Lloyd Peterson – Lead and Rhythm Guitar/Pedal Steel/Background Vocals
Bruce Jacobs – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Steve Martens – Drums/Various Percussion

The Redliners



Band Members

Hayley Main – Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)
Melanie Labossiere – Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP LLP)
Mike Choiselat – Bass (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP LLP)
Scott Hoeppner – Guitars & Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP LLP)
Andrew Thompson – Keyboards, Guitars & Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP LLP)
Dr. Darrel Drachenberg – Guitars & Vocals (WRHA/UofM/SoR)
Paolo Aquila – Drums (Taylor McCaffrey LLP)



Stay Tuned for More Bands!

Introducing… the JUDGES
Howard Mandshein

Howard Mandshein

A member of the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba Hall of Fame, Howard Mandshein is a child of the ‘50s who was first introduced to music by the mighty KY58 in the early ‘60’s. Now 35+ years behind the mic, his knowledge of music and the Winnipeg rock scene is unparalleled. Howard is the quintessential radio DJ and host for nations of classic rock fans in Winnipeg and beyond.





Tom McGouran

94.3 Tom McGourin TMC BW Edit


Tom has been waking up Winnipeg on morning radio for many years. He is excited to say he is back doing it again, at the best station in town, 94.3 The Drive, Winnipeg’s Greatest Hits, and home to Tom and Kerri’s World Tour! Check it out from 6-9am, Monday to Friday!




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