• June 10'20 Nice Bistro Whitby, ON
  • Apr.15'20 Princess M Hospital Atrium
  • Apr.11'20 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • Dec.14 '19 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • July 26 2019 Gull River, Minden ON
  • June 19, 2019 The Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sun.May5, 2019 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • Sat.April 6, 2019 The Old Mill, Toronto
  • 15 marzo 2019, el gallo restaurant, san pancho, mexico
  • Feb. 26, 2019 Relish Bar/Grill, Toronto
  • Jan.23,2019 Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sept.29,'18 12:30-3:30pm; Glass Eagle Studio, Haliburton
  • Sept.19, 2018 Private Function, Toronto
  • July 27&28, Haliburton Arts&Crafts2-4pm
  • June 6, 2018 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Feb.23,2018 San Pancho Music Festival, Mexico
  • Jan.20,2018 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

me in the morning

made you look.....

it's not morning at all, but i haven't got the photo i wanted to accompany that title ready for transfer anyway, so it's just the news roundup, since i haven't been able to get down to this job for a little while.

i do have the photo of me at the southside shuffle - hey! that was way back on sept. 10 - here's me pretending to work at the toronto blues society table.

and another one of me pretending to work at one of my gigs.

then for your final viewing pleasure - a wild turkey in my back yard. (or me just pretending)

but back to the southside shuffle. this is always a fun outing, - if you like seeing the same bands every year in exactly the same spot on the street shuffle, that is. not shuffled one bit.
i'm sorry, was that nasty? couldn't help myself. the bands have lots of good players, and many of them are friends, but really now, there are lots of great, other bands out there. it would be nice to have a little variation, one year.

meanwhile, we played at coe hill, duly noted on last blog, then last saturday - we're up to sept. 24, now - we were at dora keough's the famous irish pub on the danforth in toronto, for the great oyster shucking and eating fest, in conjunction with the one in galway, ireland. the band played, and i sang my heart out, and everyone had a lovely time. pics to follow.

COMING UP: The Wigamog Resort, Wild Moose Pub, Haliburton, Ontario - Oct. 8 7:30-11pm
Gate 403, Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto - Oct. 22 9pm-1am

Friday, September 16, 2011

true blueing

This short excerpt features the song, "True Blue", my own composition about Zoot Sims' inspiration for me, which was part of the "Zootcase" show that I performed last summer with Norm Amadio, piano; John Deehan, sax; and Ron Johnston, bass. We showed in a few cottage country towns and in Toronto. Sorry, for this clip we didn't have any special lighting.

Check out the video (Zoe Chilco & Zootcase)on youtube about the creation of the show. p.s. you can buy the CD 'zootcase' (14 tunes); email fumblingforchange@hotmail.com

there is a town.....

Through the wilds of North Ontario; past the town Neil Young sang about, and heading even further north, we travelled the long and winding road of isolated bush to arrive in Coe Hill - a happy and lovely village that warmly, and with delicious food, welcomed us inside - out of the nippy September air.

Fabulous aromas of the dinner in preparation, long tables a la "Last Supper", a beautiful old wooden counter from the shop's previous incarnation, - oh, and yes, the sunny window of the Coe Hill Cafe.

Owners Jessie and Faz, along with neighbour Johnny from the musicians' retreat by the lake, had invited us to perform, and so we did - myself, John Deehan, on sax, and new friend Howard Baer playing stand-up bass.

Thanks to each of these people for the invitation, and for the superb playing, and to all the local and 'from away' audience members, for making our visit so enjoyable and a lot of fun.

some pics for you, faithful follower:
- our names in lights (ok, in chalk)
- the sunny window
- Faz - cook, and birthday celebrant
- Howard B. and Johnny
- sinn fein (ourselves) in performance

I'll post the movie bit featuring the Zootcase tune 'True Blue' on the blog following

Saturday, September 3, 2011

waaaaah! it's over

stealing that line from 'just for laughs', and it really isn't over, but it's the beginning of the end of summer; such a sad turn of the sun. summer floats away like the jelly fish. goodbye light.

i've been busy, and not able to post, but i know you're all waiting to see the latest.
we had a lot of fun in minden, ontario, at the 'blues blowout' Aug. 27. Fun, and a great audience that was in the mood for partying with the blues. i've only got one photo right now, but i can post some more later. Starting from the left, they are: Ian Pay, bass; Paul Greco, drums; meself, singing; brother Paul Chilco, guitar; and John Deehan, sax.

But meanwhile,you can picture this for yourselves: me, with a well that has gone dry (you don't miss your water....), and lugging pails to heat on the stove to do the never-ending pile of dishes that i seem to create. gotta eat, right? picture me with a big mad face, although even i have to admit that walking to the outhouse first thing in the morning, with the cool and very fresh air, is not a bad way to start the day. at least the mosquitoes and deer flies have gone.

but back to the music. two upcoming gigs:
Thursday, Sept. 15 in Coe Hill, Ontario COE HILL CAFE
2230 Main Street 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, Oct. 8 in Haliburton, Ont. The Wild Moose at the Wigamog Inn

Hope you can join us!

and as a p.s. for the gig in minden: here are some comments from the band. we really did have a good night.

Hey guys and girl haven't had that much fun at a gig in some time.... thanks to everyone!...........Ian

I'll add my thanks to everyone for a great evening of music. I especially enjoyed the orange-shirted dancers. John looks like he does in the photo because he wore himself out playing. Paul, thanks for all you work previous to the show - you had the songs down pat and excelled as usual. Great job on the bottom end, Ian. And Zoe, you were at your best -must be the Highlands.
Thanks for the Ian-John-Paul-Paul "reunion".

Paul C.

Wow - thank-you! - But who's that Grumpy Guy on the end? I only remember a great tenor player crackin' jokes 'n laughin' all night. Cheers/P.G.

Nice picture , cute singer---who's the SOUR-PUSS on the end ????? John D.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for playing so fantastically, and for making the night such a success, and so much fun. everyone in the audience had a great time, and really enjoyed the music, and they liked that we were enjoying it too. Zoe