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September 2018

Friends of Fiddlers Green

September 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

The Toronto-based “Friends” boast six versatile musicians, four fine singers, three songwriters, a brilliant joke teller and the occasional Fiery Dragon. This totally uncategorizable collection has been together, in one form or another, for over forty years, and has played countless clubs, concerts and festivals across Canada and the northern United States. Nobody, not even the Friends themselves, can predict what might happen during one of their concerts, but it always includes humour, powerful vocal harmony, great musicianship, social commentary…

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Songwriter Sessions – September 11

September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Featuring Blair Packham, Lynn Harrison, Sam Weber, Samantha Martin Hugh’s Room Live loves a good songwriter and is home to many a concert featuring Canada’s best. Our new Songwriter Sessions series explores songcraft in a round robin format with players peeling back the stories behind their work. Crossing genres and tapping into the natural Canadian gift of open, honest lyrics and tunes, we’ve invited some of our favourites to delve deeper and share their songs with you. Blair Packham Blair Packham,…

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Emilyn Stam + Filippo Gambetta

September 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door The transatlantic musical partnership of Filippo Gambetta and Emilyn Stam is borne out of a shared sensibility that transcends their upbringings on opposite sides of the world. Both musicians are rooted in traditional dance music styles, yet each possesses insatiable musical curiosity and prolific imagination, qualities that keep their music dynamic, exploratory, and often undefinable. A native of Genoa in northwestern Italy, Filippo plays the organetto, the diatonic button…

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Ron Nigrini

September 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

“Rambling through his fifth decade on the music scene, Ron Nigrini still plays for the love of the music, and it shows. A singer, songwriter, guitarist, craftsman, poet and performer, he’s on a life long musical odyssey. He opened for The Mamas & The Papas in 1967, had a hit with I’m Easy in 1976, had the most played Canadian single with "Baby I’m A Lot Like You" in 1983 on his own Oasis Records, acted in movies and on…

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Oakland Stroke

September 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$30 – $35

Experience The Sound and Soul of TOWER OF POWER!! Oakland Stroke faithfully recreates the music of fabled Bay area soul band Tower of Power; The funk, the excitement and the soul. Based in Toronto, Canada. The band is led by Lou Pomanti and Tony Carlucci. OAKLAND STROKE IS: Lou Pomanti - organ Tony Carlucci - trumpet George St. Kitts - vocals John Johnson - tenor sax Marc Rogers - bass Lou Bartolomucci - guitar Chris Howells - trumpet John Panchyshyn…

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Martha Chaves

September 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Martha Chaves is a seasoned comic and a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, like the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, in Toronto’s SheDot Festival and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour. Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs,…

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Bobby Dean Blackburn: The Soul of Rock ‘n Roll

September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Featuring the work of Fats Domino, Little Richard and Wilson Pickett. Rare Appearance! Legendary Yonge Street icon and father of Toronto’s version of the Neville Brothers, Blackburn, a soul fraternity, come together in a rare match up of father and sons in song. Bobby Dean Blackburn has been singing and playing the Blues, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll since the Mid – 1950’s, first with Bobby Dean and the Gems at Toronto’s Legendary Club Bluenote, and then after a boxing…

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Micah Barnes

September 22
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah Barnes became a well loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach, California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit "Welcome To My Head" and coverage…

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Folk Music Ontario Fundraiser featuring Julian Taylor

September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
$20 – $25

In advance of the annual tribal gathering of the folk clans at the Folk Music Ontario conference (Airport Hilton) some downtown fun raising will take place at the community hub for folk, Hugh’s Room Live. Heading up the night is renowned soul rocker Julian Taylor with more guests announced in the coming weeks. Folk Music Ontario is a not for profit Arts Service Organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the folk music community and industry.

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Christina Martin – 2018 Impossible To Hold Tour

September 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

“I ADORE MARTIN’S TREMBLING VIBRATO AND ROUGH TOUGH ROCKER SENSIBILITY,  A MODERN FEISTY JOAN JETT,  SHE LOOKS COOL,  ACTS COOL,  SINGS COOL-  A PROPER ROCKSTAR.” “Impossible To Hold” is Christina Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production.  “I’m writing about faith and love more than ever with songs like ‘Keep Me Calm’ and ‘Always Reminding’, but I haven’t shaken the need to write about the darker things that are part of…

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