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Canadian Music Fest

Toronto / CMW

Ah, Canadian Music Week. It’s my third time visiting you in four years, and you’re usually alright.

Live at Mitzi's Sister for CMW - photo by Shannon Lepere (www.shannonlepere.com)

This time was different though, as I had a showcase at Mitzi’s Sister on Queen St West. Not just west, but WAY West. Near the end, West. Very far away from all the other venues, which was a bit concerning, seeing as it was a very similar situation to what happened when I played at NXNE in 2008. With that being said, there was still a pretty decent crowd that made it out that Thursday, despite the fact that a huge list of great bands were playing elsewhere.

The lineup at Mitzi’s was solid though; Kalle Mattson from Ottawa (originally Sault Ste Marie), The Folk from Toronto (originally Guelph), and Laganza from Toronto).

Live at Mitzi's Sister for CMW - photo by Shannon Lepere (www.shannonlepere.com)

Over the next few days I did check out some other acts though, including Lifestory: Monologue. There was also an Australian showcase/BBQ at the Horseshoe in the afternoon which filled my day schedule and my belly.

I also went to the conferences and ended up gaining the most from this trip than any of the previous ones. Possibly because I actually know quite a few people that come there year after year, and that networking does seem to be paying off, slowly but surely! I also saw some cool bands I’ve never been able to see before, doing acoustic sets, including Michou and Hollerado.

Big news!

If you’ve been following my facebook/twitter/etc accounts, you’ll know that I’ve been talking about announcing some big news for a while.

Well, I can finally announce it! But, since so much time has passed, there are now 4 things to announce:

1. ‘Pitch Pipes’ EP Release Party at The Study on February 11th, it’s coming up fast.
Facebook event link here.

2. Teaser video for the ‘Pitch Pipes’ EP is now up, watch the creative process of the album artwork!

3. Canadian Music Fest in Toronto (Moose FM showcase) confirmed at Mitzi’s Sister on March 10th, midnight!
All wristbands will be accepted, but there’s more info on their website.

And last but not least…

4. Opening for the Goo Goo Dolls at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on February 22nd. Amazing!

Tour dates and more will be coming soon.