• 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

Friday, June 19, 2015


Well, it's been a week already since all the past, represented in my hair, has just been swept away on the salon floor.  here are some pics, including last Saturday's gig at Gate 403 in Toronto with Ron Johnston, bass, John Deehan, sax, Tony Quarrington, guitar, and John Sheard dropped in and played a few tunes with us on the piano.  Am I lucky?  What great musicians.  I have some movie bits, but will post them next time.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


In any form.....
I found this poem, that I had taken from a very old copy of the British Punch Magazine (could date back to the 1800's, not sure).  I had it back in the seventies and saved these words; I love it:

Strike the strings and let there be

Little sounds that sing to me.


Flighting pigeons’ soft applause,

Unchecked moan of yawning jaws;

Thrusting needles pricking through

Nursery cotton stiff and new;

Whimpered ecstasy and grunt,

Sleeping spaniel dreams the hunt;

Taps that still the tuning notes,

Reedy songs in childish throats,

Country boots along the lane,

Wind-blown laughter in the rain.


Lift the pipe and softly blow

Music I shall always know.
can't read the copy, but it says (as in an epitaph) - The only proof he needed for the existence of God was MUSIC.

Monday, June 1, 2015


Just like that, they go.  And hey, I'm goin' with them; whooooshing my way through my life to that big noisy and fun gig in the sky.
But in the meantime, here's something from the first CD launch, 'way back in 2001 - Toronto's very first non-smoking blues night.  Kaf! kaf! I just couldn't take it any more, you know?
and then the rest of the world caught up.

and just in case people looking at this blog are not making it over to the official "decadance" one, here's the little promo I recently sent out for the ninth CD launch:
And I see that it's just a little empty box on the site.  I'll try facebook. Look for it there.  Technology. it just whoooshed by too.

www.hughsroom.com   for tickets and info