Theory, Suzie McNeil, Andrée Watters to play Grey Cup show

B.C. band Theory of a Deadman, Ontario singer Suzie McNeil and Quebec's Andrée Watters will provide the halftime entertainment at next month's Grey Cup game.
Quebec singer Andrée Watters will be part of the Grey Cup halftime show in her home city of Montreal. (Andrée Watters)
B.C. band Theory of a Deadman, Ontario singer Suzie McNeil and Quebec's Andrée Watters will  provide the halftime entertainment at next month's Grey Cup game in Montreal.

The Canadian Football League announced on Sunday its picks to entertain during the Nov. 23 game.

Theory of a Deadman, a rock band originally from North Delta, B.C., recently released Scars and Souvenirs and its songs include So Happy and Bad Girlfriend.

Band members Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner and Dean Back got their break when Connelly gave one of their demo tapes to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger who signed them to his 604 Records label. They also were named new group of the year at the 2003 Junos.

They also cultivated a TV audience by performing the theme to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Montreal's Watters, 25, has been singing since she was 15 and released her self-titled debut album in 2003. She is a two-time winner of a Felix Award — the Quebec equivalent of a Juno — for best rock album.

She appeared in the 2007 movie À vos marques Party and released her third album, Minuit, in April.

Suzie McNeil, a singer who first came to national attention as a contestant on Rock Star: INXS, will also perform at the Grey Cup. (Suzie McNeil)
McNeil, a native of Mississauga, Ont., became known as a contestant on the CBS reality show Rock Star: INXS.

She starred in the Toronto debut production of We Will Rock You and is releasing a CD Rock-n-Roller in November. She also served as a judge and mentor on the YTV youth talent search show The Next Star.

"This entire year has been a celebration of our league, our country, and the bond between the two — past, present and, most importantly, future," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement.

"So it makes perfect sense to cap the season by celebrating young Canadian artists on our country's biggest stage, centre-field at the Grey Cup, the nation's largest single sporting event."

With files from the Canadian Press