Songs is remedy for docs who rock

A rock band performs on stage surrounded by red and purple lighting

This rock band is built up of region doctors together with Hamilton Health Sciences’ Dr. Juan Guzman on bass guitar and Dr. Tim O’Shea on drums.

No cost live performance for Hamilton well being-care personnel on Sat., June 17

A healthy dose of audio is just what the health practitioner purchased for a community rock band designed up of physicians, which includes two experts from Hamilton Wellness Sciences (HHS).

Dr. Juan Guzman, internal drugs professional

Dr. Tim O’Shea, infectious ailment and inside drugs specialist

The five-member band consists of Dr. Juan Guzman on bass guitar and Dr. Tim O’Shea on drums. Guzman is an interior medication expert at HHS Hamilton Standard Medical center and O’Shea is an infectious disease and interior drugs professional at HHS Juravinski Healthcare facility and Cancer Centre.

Rounding out the band are Dr. John You, an inside medication expert with Trillium Overall health Partners on guitar, Dr. Blair Leonard, a hematologist with the Niagara Wellbeing Process on guide vocals, and Dr. Rick Loreto, a retired Stoney Creek guide with a Ph.D. on guitar. They usually practise a few situations a month, and execute 4 live shows a calendar year as fundraisers for different area will cause. out?v=PhbEhmXBExI


“Playing music is a way to detach from the stresses and pressures of day-to-day everyday living,” says O’Shea. “We’ve long gone by way of a whole lot alongside one another since the band formed 10 years back, together with losing spouse and children customers and the pandemic, and our band has been a fantastic help network.”

Singing the praises of fellow wellbeing-care workers

On Saturday, June 17 they are actively playing a no cost concert at Corktown Irish Pub in Hamilton in honour of nearby overall health-treatment employees. It is open up to the public, with a distinctive invitation to well being-treatment employees and medical practitioners at Hamilton Health and fitness Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Dr. Juan Guzman, on bass guitar.

“Health-care staff have been underneath a terrific deal of tension, in particular due to the fact the get started of the pandemic extra than three several years in the past,” suggests Guzman.

“As physicians, we see first-hand how really hard our teams function to care for our sufferers.” —  Dr. Juan Guzman.

This live performance is one particular way to say thank you and present our deep appreciation and admiration for these health-care personnel.”

10-12 months “band-iversary”

Founding band associates involve Leonard, the guide singer. Leonard was functioning a locum as an internist at HHS when the band, now known as Martha Rocks, was formed in 2013. His friend O’Shea was enthusiastic to join as a drummer even although he experienced no encounter beyond participating in close to with a drum package that was saved in his basement by his father-in-regulation who no longer performed.

Dr. Tim O’Shea on drums

“I believed, ‘Why not give it a check out?’” suggests O’Shea, whose musical tastes lean toward the Tragically Hip, Our Girl Peace, the Killjoys and Canadian option rock team, Least expensive of the Lower.

“Lowest of the Very low is my absolute favourite,” suggests O’Shea, admitting, “I’m really a lot a groupie.”

Guzman is from Colombia, South The usa but had small interest in Latin music growing up. As an alternative, his tastes leaned towards weighty steel. In high school. Guzman performed bass in a hefty metal band, cranking out head-banging addresses of hits by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

But at the time Guzman entered health-related university, there was no much more time for bands. So he was thrilled to listen to about the doctors’ band as a result of work, joining in 2014.

The docs engage in typical rock from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, masking bands which includes the Rolling Stones, Tragically Hip, Radiohead, AC/DC and Bryan Adams. They’ve also prepared 10 unique tunes which are integrated in their live performances. Overall health-treatment personnel and associates of the general public are welcome to rock with these docs on June 17.

See them dwell!

Free live performance: Honouring Hamilton health and fitness-care personnel
When: Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m.
In which: Corktown Irish Pub, 175 Youthful Road, Hamilton