Get It While It's Hot!
Wow, what a great summer for music, everyone is soaking up the sun and there are plenty of amazing gigs to go around for all to enjoy.
Grace has had a blast playing our blues fests in Collingwood, Barrie and Stratford and now we're headed for the Toronto Jazz Street Festival,we'll play 3 sets a night between 7 and 11pm, July 26th, 27th and 28th. Come out to the east end and hear some of Toronto's finest musicians, great for the whole family. We'll be on the south side of Queen St. E., just east of Lee Ave. in front of the Beauty Supply store.
I've recently started playing keys with one of Toronto's most popular Motown bands, BackTrack. What a fun group of musicians, playing all that R&B and soul that folks love. We'll be at the Scarborough Ribfest on Aug. 6, we'll be back at the never-really-going-to-leave-parkdale Cadillac Lounge on Sept. 15th and at the Bier Market Square One on Sept. 29th.
I Will Be King, our David Bowie Tribute band, will be back at the Linsmore Tavern on Aug. 11th, this is my favourite project, you can't go wrong with Bowie, his music inspires and challenges like no other.
Ricochet will take you back to the 80's, yes all that hairspray and shoulder pads, we'll have our inaugural gig at the Carrigan Arms in Burlington on Aug. 25th and we'll hit The Duke again on Sept. 28th.
I'll be bringing my own trio to Relish on Aug. 23rd and to the Kensington Jazz Fest at the Handlebar on Sept. 16th. We'll play tunes from both CD's Pure Sunshine and Love Is Hope, and some of our favourite covers, More to come on those gigs!
Hope you're having a great summer, I know we've faced some tough times, most recently the senseless and brutal attack on innocent people on the Danforth, my heart goes out to all those who are suffering and grieving and who feel unsafe and afraid.
I wish you all peace, Love IS Hope!