Hey there. So it’s 2013. Where did last year go? 2012 brought so much live music into my life, and I drank it all up like a thirsty man finding water in the desert. I have two young kids, so getting out of the house at all, let alone seeing tons of live music, is nothing short of manna. I went to Hillside Festival in Guelph, and to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, in, well, Edmonton. Got to see Merill Garbus and the incredible tUnE-yArDs (watch this video for a sample of her crazy/raw/fun aesthetic), and I fulfilled a life-long… Read More »looking back, looking forward
We just finished our two-night run of the east-end edition of the Undone Cabaret. It was, literally, a full house both nights. Without suggesting that our performance was awesome, I would like to state that, in general, house concerts are a wonderful thing. The set-up is cozy, personal, and full of sparkle. It makes everyday living extraordinary, turning intimate personal space into a public performance space. And houses are weird performance spaces. When Jen and I first performed the cabaret at a house concert in the West End, we were confronted with a space that simply couldn’t be set up… Read More »the joy and agony of performance
Woot! We’re going to go into the studio on Monday to record our favourite songs from the Undone Cabaret. By “we,” I mean Jen Cook, Tania Gill (on piano), and Chris Banks (on bass). By “the studio,” I mean a big empty room that used to be a dining hall, in which my amazing colleague Augusto Monk will use his equipment to capture our magic. And maybe add some percussion? What’d’ya say, Augusto? I like the idea of undone recordings. Really, I just meant recording songs from the Undone Cabaret show. But isn’t it a bit of a mind-twister to… Read More »undone recordings
Jen and I are thrilled to announce that we’ve got two more end-of-summer performances planned for the undone cabaret. Mark your calendars for Aug 27 and 28 in Leslieville–east end Toronto. Come and see the show that has been described as “a hedonistically divine evening capable of stoking a lustful fire, and healing a broken heart.” I’m so excited to work with Jen again–such an incredibly bright, warm, intoxicating voice. Yes, I could easily drink a case of her. And accompanied by Tania Gill on piano and Chris Banks on bass? As if that isn’t total awesomeness right there. We’ll… Read More »undone cabaret: new performance dates!