Archive for David Celia

Homeward Bound: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel

Friday, January 10, 2019 | 8:30pm

Homeward Bound The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Presented by John Sheard
Featuring Jory Nash, David Celia, John Sheard

$30 Advance / $35 Door *

One of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s. Their biggest hits reached the number one on singles charts worldwide. Simon & Garfunkel won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Their final album together, Bridge over Troubled Water, is ranked at number 51 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Richie Unterberger described them as “the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s” and one of the most popular artists from the decade. They are among the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 100 million records.

To Art Garfunkel and Paul Simonl, however, the years they spent together, and the music they made together, are now merely an early chapter in their continuing personal sagas, with their attendant triumphs and disappointments. For those of us who lived through those times, though, hearing their songs never fails to bring back certain moments in our own lives – and with startling vividness.

In January, the much-celebrated band leader, John Sheard will bring to Hugh’s Room Live the music by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Joining him on stage includes a handful of the city’s finest musicians to pay tribute to the duo that became the voice of a generation.

website: http://www.johnsheardmusic.com

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees.

David Celia Presents: Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8:30PM

David Celia Presents Pink Floyd’s The Wall: Solo Acoustic
Advance $25 / Door $30 *

David Celia is long-established as one of Toronto’s most accomplished guitar players and respected singer/songwriters. He grew up on classic rock and honed his guitar skills as a youngster playing along to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd records. He has incorporated many covers into his repertoire over the years, culminating in a recent concert where he performed The Wall in its entirety for the first time. The response from the audience was ecstatic.

“By chance I had a gig offered to me at a time when The Wall was running through my head. I realized I knew the album so well by heart that instead of getting a band I decided to play it solo. The show involves some live looping and the famous Gilmour guitar delay (plus a smidge of piano). I enjoy improvising parts of it but I always stay true to the record. The audience may not be able to help themselves but sing along at times, and that is totally welcome.”

David’s playful guitar playing and soulful vocals will win over both casual fans and even the most devoted Floyd-heads.

David has performed his original work three times at the Glastonbury Festival, Mariposa and many other festivals in Germany, Holland and France. He spends half his year touring Europe and is currently promoting the album Daydreamers, written and recorded with German singer/songwriter Marla.

On a cold Thursday night in November, come warm up with an acoustic performance by David Celia as he brings The Wall – in its entirety – to Hugh’s Room Live.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees.

The Songs of Nick Drake

Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Songs of Nick Drake
$40 Advance / $45 Door *

The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009. Luke performed at Kirby’s memorial concert in London and has been one of a handful of people to be entrusted with his legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter.

The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012, garnering ecstatic reviews everywhere it went, and it has played over the years in Toronto at Trinity St. Paul’s, The Bathurst Street Theatre and The Church Of The Holy Trinity. After the show sold out at Hugh’s Room Live last fall it has been fortunately expanded to two nights.

Featured performers include Patricia O’Callaghan, David Celia, Elizabeth Shepherd, Marla, Mitch Girio, Lisa Boudreau (Lost and Profound) and more to be confirmed. The rhythm section is the superlative pairing of drummer Mark Mariash and bassist Maury Lafoy. The string quartet includes well known Toronto players Sahra Featherstone, Wendy Solomon, Johann Lotter and Alex Cheung.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpkUo2UHDNg

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

The Songs of Nick Drake

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Songs of Nick Drake
$40 Advance / $45 Door *

The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009. Luke performed at Kirby’s memorial concert in London and has been one of a handful of people to be entrusted with his legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter.

The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012, garnering ecstatic reviews everywhere it went, and it has played over the years in Toronto at Trinity St. Paul’s, The Bathurst Street Theatre and The Church Of The Holy Trinity. After the show sold out at Hugh’s Room Live last fall it has been fortunately expanded to two nights.

Featured performers include Patricia O’Callaghan, David Celia, Elizabeth Shepherd, Marla, Mitch Girio, Lisa Boudreau (Lost and Profound) and more to be confirmed. The rhythm section is the superlative pairing of drummer Mark Mariash and bassist Maury Lafoy. The string quartet includes well known Toronto players Sahra Featherstone, Wendy Solomon, Johann Lotter and Alex Cheung.

Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpkUo2UHDNg

 

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 8:30PM

David Celia Presents Pink Floyd’s The Wall: Solo Acoustic
Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 *

David Celia is long-established as one of Toronto’s most accomplished guitar players and respected singer/songwriters. He grew up on classic rock and honed his guitar skills as a youngster playing along to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd records. He has incorporated many covers into his repertoire over the years, culminating in a recent concert where he performed The Wall in its entirety for the first time. The response from the audience was ecstatic.

“By chance I had a gig offered to me at a time when The Wall was running through my head. I realized I knew the album so well by heart that instead of getting a band I decided to play it solo. The show involves some live looping and the famous Gilmour guitar delay (plus a smidge of piano). I enjoy improvising parts of it but I always stay true to the record. The audience may not be able to help themselves but sing along at times, and that is totally welcome.”

David’s playful guitar playing and soulful vocals will win over both casual fans and even the most devoted Floyd-heads.

David has performed his original work three times at the Glastonbury Festival, Mariposa and many other festivals in Germany, Holland and France. He spends half his year touring Europe and is currently promoting the album Daydreamers, written and recorded with German singer/songwriter Marla.

On a cold Sunday in March, come warm up with an acoustic performance by David Celia as he brings The Wall – in its entirety – to Hugh’s Room Live.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees.