At the end of August I travelled to Nashville for a 2 week visit. I have always wanted to visit Nashville and the city didn't disappoint! I stayed at a fantastic Youth Hostel and met lots of really interesting people. It was great having jamming sessions with like-minded musicians. Of course I did all the 'sites' of Nashville too! It was an awesome trip!
Back in Toronto I am now playing at Ciao Europa in Liberty Village alternate Fridays (see my schedule), and have also had some great evenings at Sassafraz.
Last Saturday I was invited to play at the well attended Collingwood Art Crawl event. Stationed at one of their fantastic 'Street Pianos' I entertained for 2 hours to the event visitors. The weather might be currently unusual but it made Saturday evening so enjoyable as it was very warm! It would be so nice if other towns embraced the Street piano concept.
August has been a wonderful month filled with many memorable occasions and performances.
I sang with the Cassablanca orchestra at The Taste of the Danforth which is Canada's largest street festival attracting over 1.5 million visitors! Luckily the weather was kind to us and we had a lovely sunny day.
The next day I entertained with the Toronto Starlights Orchestra in Scarborough for the Sunday Serenades at the Scarborough Civic Centre.
These photographs are by kind permission of Chris Robart.
July has been a very full and fulfilling month. I've been doing what I love best - performing to audiences!!
I started off the month with celebrating Canada Day in Thornbury and Feversham, playing to local residents and visitors; luckily the rain stayed away for my outside bit!
I joined Paul Fracassi in Kincardine for his "Walk like a Man" show and had a great time playing at 4 shows to a packed house. The local Theatres of Ontario are amazing places.
I also sang with the Philips Weston Orchestras. Last Sunday we performed to a reported audience of 3000+ at the Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. It was a beautiful summer's evening, perfect for good music and dancing!
May & June
March & April
March and April have been mixed months of performances. I had a great time at the 120 Diner, Church Street, Toronto on Thursday 16th March and Thursday 20th April where I joined many artists for fun and music packed evenings. I have also been to a number of open mics hosted at 120 Diner, The Paupers Pub piano bar on Bloor Street. In addition I had a wonderful evening at Sassafraz, Yorkville, where I was invited to sing and play a couple of sets of songs consisting of a mixed variety of material.
I am really looking forward to May with more performance opportunities and nicer weather!!
February has been an interesting month with a good variety of opportunities enabling me to perform at various venues, including several large events.
Each month in 2016 I have kept you up to date with my news (which you can read by clicking on the link below). As we are now entering 2017 I have put together a visual journal 2016 which I hope you will enjoy!
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