Super grateful to my friend Chole’s Mom for taking such great photos at the Oct. 3rd EP launch.
I was so fortunate to get to perform at the #Imagine October 20th show which took place at the Randolph Theatre on September 30th. It was humbling and exciting to share the stage with Emm Gryner, Sarah Slean, Whitehorse, Dave Bidini, Torqui Campbell, Caroline Brooks, Jason Collett, Charles Spearin, the Queer Songbook Orchestra, Lowell, Lizzie Powell, Damian Rogers, Matt Masters , Donovan Woods, Brave Shores, Joseph Boyden, Brigette De Pape, the Sadies and FEIST!!! It was also amazing to see so many people I respect, look up to and have grown up listening to bring together music and politics (or in the case of Joseph Boyden, books and politics,,,,,my parents have talked at great length about how they can’t wait until I am old enough to read his books. They made my Mom cry a lot. People seem to really LOVE his books.)
Anyway, September 30th was one of the best nights of my life although it was pretty intimidating playing with so many superstars. And I actually think that this movement has been part of the exciting wave of getting people out to vote against Stephen Harper. I can’t wait to wake up to a new and better Canada on October 20th.
Here is my song from the show. It is my newest original called Cartwheel:
And here is the video from the amazing participatory rendition of I Feel It All. Feist is so phenomenal and Lysh is the coolest on the guitar!
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 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.
Another fantastic Sugar Mountain Sunday. This youth driven, youth featured open mic will take place twice a month. We are taking time off for the March Break however and the next event will take place on March 30th. It is so inspiring to see so many talented and musical young people getting a venue to show off our stuff.
This gallery is a set of some of the photos taken by the amazing Sabrina Carizo of Pins and Needles.