I have helped to organize the Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs (November 8th) but on Saturday I will be there too as part of a showcase organized by Robyn Del’Unto. Hope you can make it or better yet, come to both!
5 powerful and soulful young women in their teens and pre-teens come together at The Free Times Cafe to share with you their original songs and favorite covers. An intimate show and a chance to see these future stars before they play in concert halls and stadiums.
Sunday November 8th. Show begins at 7:30 sharp but you are encouraged to book reservations for dinner before hand if you want to guarantee seating. $6.00 cover. The Free Times Cafe is located at 320 College St.
Asa Berezny plays with the amazing band Kingdom of Birds who recently released their first CD at a packed show at The Central. She evokes a Dreamboat Annie era Heart and writes songs that are raw and tender. Asa is a multi-instrumentalist whose command of the guitar is astounding considering she is only 12.
Drawing on influences like Regina Spektor, Sarah Slean and Joni Mitchell, 12 year old Brighid Fry uses clever lyrics and layered instrumentation to create a quirky but disarmingly intelligent folk-pop all her own. She recently released her debut EP entitled Fox Hats produced by Don Kerr and played alongside Whitehorse, Feist, Dave Bidini and Torquil Campbell of Stars who declared a star was born after her performance.
Georgia Harmer and Georgia Noble Irwin sing beautiful harmonies evoking First Aid Kit. As part of the Marmaladies a capella group, the Georgias came in second place at the TDSB Fusion contest. Georgia H. has recently started sharing her original songs on Soundcloud where she is drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell.
Marlowe Dondertman is only 12 but has been a long time participant in Girls Rock Camp Toronto where she first began writing her own songs. Over the last year, with more and more originals to call her own, Marlowe has been playing across Toronto at street festivals and youth showcases. Influenced by Taylor Swift and Sean Mendes, she finds ways of getting to the heart of pop music and making it all her own.
Not yet even a teenager, Brighid Fry has launched an impressive musical career. Her latest project came with the help of Don Kerr, Kritty Uranowski and many friends and family; a 7 track EP of original songs. All but one were written before Brighid was 12 years old and they document her journey as a child growing up in a vibrant Toronto. On October 3rd, Brighid will be officially launching her EP and celebrating it with a concert at the Tranzac Club from 2-5pm. (Doors open at 1:45) Joining Brighid on Stage will be a number of talented young musicians who have collaborated with her through the years or performed alongside her at different events. She will also be joined by some surprise musical guests!
Other musicians performing at Brighid’s EP launch:
Kingdom of Birds
MC: Kritty Uranowski
Help spread the word & share widely! If you live far away, we are looking into some livestream options. Doors open at 1:45
Admission: $5.00 for kids, $8.00 for adults, $15.00 plus a copy of the EP
I was invited to be part of the “Best of the Open Mic” at The Free Times Cafe. It is a 30 minute set and I am hoping to play some of my key oriented songs and share what is going to be on the EP.
Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Time: I am on at 8pm but come early for some food and to chat.
Cover: $6 at the door
In celebration of her new EP Fox Hats and in honour of family roots in Cornwall, Brighid will be performing a short set at The Grind in Cornwall.
10am, Friday 21 August, 2015
I will be playing at the Dundas West Youth Stage this coming Saturday June 6th at 11:40am.
I am also playing at Pride on Sunday June 28th at 3pm. Paul Kane Parkette. I may also be playing on the Saturday. More details to come!
Here is a picture from my performance at the Bloordale BIA May Day event.
Brighid will be performing some solo songs and some songs with Saylor tonight. Here is a video of one of the songs they wrote together at Girls Rock Camp. Hugh’s Room. Doors open at 7pm.
Well the first Sugar Mountain Sunday was a big success. We had a great audience and over 20 people came out in the freezing cold to listen to some fantastic young musicians play their hearts out. We hope to double that next week and have been spreading the word.
Here are some photos from the first ever Sugar Mountain Sunday: