Sunday, February 24, 2019
Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sunday Allstars
$25 Advance / $30 Door *
Over the almost 18 years of doing these shows, some of the guests have become almost like family to me and each other. If I could pick any group of people to sing gospel music with on the planet, it would have to include these amazing singers. David Wall has a bell-like tenor, Pat Patrick a bottom shattering bass and Amoy and Ciceal Levy can slide effortlessly into harmony with Amoy’s impassioned soprano and Ciceal’s rich alto. It all becomes transcendent when we come together with you in the audience to share this joy of singing. While we’ve all been involved in lots of different musical projects, you could say that this marks a 25th anniversary for us. We worked together for the first time back in the early 1990’s for the making of the recording ‘Thank You, Lord!’. ~ Ken Whiteley
Below is a look into the performers coming to play this Sunday.
David Wall is a composer, lyricist, singer and vocal coach. He has performed and recorded with an impressive cross-section of artists including Big Sugar, The Barenaked Ladies, Lorraine Segato and Ken Whiteley. As lead vocalist of the much revered rhythm and blues band the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, David toured Canada extensively, appearing regularly on television and radio. His most recent musical journey as a singer had been into the world of Jewish tradition where he has achieved success recording and touring internationally as lead voice of Toronto’s Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Winnipeg’s From Both Ends of the Earth.
Pat Patrick is one of Toronto’s, and possibly the country’s, deepest bass vocalists. He has an incredibly rich bass voice, which is infused with sincerity and musical skills. Whether singing harmonies or a solo, Pat is always an engaging performer and an audience favourite. He can be heard singing on many of Ken’s cds, including ‘Gospel Makes Me Feel Alright!’ and ‘One World Dance’.
The Fabulous Levy Sisters are respected for their groundbreaking work within the gospel community in Toronto. They have been singing with Ken for over 15 years and have also performed with people as diverse as Pete Seeger, Celine Dion and Kirk Franklin. Amoy’s gorgeous soprano and Ciceal’s rich alto have graced many of Ken’s recordings, most recently ‘Freedom Blues’, and they are always audience favourites wherever they sing.
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