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July 2018

Alfie Zappacosta

July 20, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 – $55

Canadian singer/songwriter Alfie Zappacosta never disappoints his audience, and especially not at Hugh’s Room Live. At the first word of his appearing, this show is always nearly an instant sold-out booking, and it’s no doubt due to his ability to energize the listening room, moving his audience to their feet. After 40 years of creating staples in Canadian adult contemporary radio, multiple Juno-award winning Zappacosta has created a legendary career as a pop/rock icon. With a mastery of romance, his…

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SongStudio Faculty Concert

July 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$15

SongStudio is a week long songwriting workshop started by Rik Emmett (Triumph), and Blair Packham (The Jitters) as the Humber College Summer Songwriting Workshop in 2005. Now celebrating its 14th year, and based out of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, SongStudio is opening its Saturday Night Faculty Concert (normally an event for its registered participants only) to the public. Serving as the ‘kick off’ event for the workshop, this concert will feature 6 of this year’s faculty, performing…

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Sam Baker

July 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of gray. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and…

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Solo Piano Double – Elizabeth Shepherd & Aaron Davis

July 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Bundle Our "Solo Piano Double" series is an intriguing concept in that each artist will give a 45 minute set - they will not likely be sharing the piano stool and dueting, although that is possible but not requested! We are offering a wonderful incentive to pick four concerts and pay for just three. It all comes down to great playing, open minds and the spirit of discovery. Tuesday, July 24 we welcome another amazing…

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SongStudio Student Showcase

July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Free Admission

Now in its 14th year, SongStudio is an annual one week song writing workshop held each July at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and run by well-known songwriters Rik Emmett, Blair Packham, Bill McKetrick, and Allister Bradley. Each year, the workshop attracts songwriters of all ages and musical genres from right across Canada, the U.S., and sometimes, as far away as England, Scotland, Taiwan, Jamaica, and Australia to Toronto to study the art of song writing, and have their songs…

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Jeff Daniels + Ben Daniels Band

July 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 – $65

Jeff Daniels Since 2000, Jeff has played many and varied venues such as The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, Club Passim in Boston, MA, New York City’s 54 Below, Chicago, New York and Nashville’s City Winery, The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, Austin’s Cactus Cafe, the Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD, Mucky Duck’s in Houston, The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago’s Old School of Folk Music, Chicago’s S.P.A.C.E., Seattle’s Third Door, Alaska’s Blue Loon in Fairbanks and…

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