UPCOMING GIGS

  • 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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

THEY'RE AT THE POST!! I MEAN, THE GATE!!

Gate 403, that is.  Good audience that loved the music, and fun, as always.
With Mike Allen, Ron Johnston, and John Deehan. Pics by David Goldberg, photog extraordinaire.




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LE WEEKEND

So, it was fun, eh?
Played at the Gull River in Minden on Friday Aug. 14, and got dumped on by all the gods of rain, then were saved by Shawn at the Dominion Hotel, where we dried off and continued the fun:


Paul Chilco, Zoe, Paul Greco, John Deehan


And on Saturday, we raced down to Mississauga and boogied at the Franklin:


Zoe, Julian Yarrow, Paul Greco, Paul Chilco


Vive la musique!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

BUT GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS...

Music is my only real business, and the best one, when it means i actually get to sing and connect with people, but, well....
I just can't hep mysef:  i'm also a very opinionated and concerned citizen - of the world - not just of my lovely country, so, you know, I gotta speak up.  can't hep m'sef.

I need to do something to get rid of Harper, our awful prime minister.  He has the gall to dictate who will debate and where and when, and I cannot figure out why the remaining parties don't just have their own debates, where and when, and with whom.  We don't need to hear him blather and lie and avoid the real issues.  we need to hear politicians who are actually committed to helping us.
So why don't they do that?? Just leave him out of the picture all together and have the conversation the way it should be.

Stephen Harper has continually and consistently destroyed all the organizations that actually help people connect with each other, to help one another, to have healthy choices and environments.  His interest is protecting big business and corporate profit.  I'm not going to list all the lies and all the ways he has broken down our society - there are lots of websites that do that.  Just google search "I hate Harper" for a start.

I'm sure his family loves him.  But he is not a good leader.  He certainly is not a man with a vision that reflects what people in Canada are about, as humans, not as numbers.  The business he should be supporting is that of helping everyone in our society flourish, not the profiteers.
I think it's a very urgent task we have in front of us.
Get the man out of office. Now.
Let us pray....and keep the music alive.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

OOOO LA LA





Que c'est merveilleux chanter...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GETTIN' HIGH ON LIFE




First there was the great night at Hugh's Room, and all the fun of playing and singing; then there was all the lovely people and wishes and looooove.
And now I'm up in the wilderness and just had a nice long bike ride alongside a few lakes this morning, finally breathing the good air of north(ish) Ontario.  I contemplate the great good fortune I had at the CD launch.

It was so wonderful to see so much family and so many friends from different phases of my life - all together in the 4,000 degree heat of the venue - and them all happily jumping and talking and laughing.  I'm very grateful.
And one new CD officially born to the world.  It's up on iTunes too, for anyone who couldn't make it - "DecaDance".

So now, after nine compilations of original compositions, the next task for me is to make demos of jazz standards, then all the French songs I like to sing, and maybe one for blues standards too.
Somebody send me some money, please.

There are some great photos and a video of the launch, which I will post ASAP.

But meanwhile, there are wild raspberries to pick.....and maybe I'll find a fountain to bike through, like this kid at the park: