Archive for Michael Wrycraft

A Man Called Wrycraft Presents a Tribute to Bruce Cockburn * Postponed

Notice of Postponement Due to COVID-19

Monday, March 16, 2020

Like everyone else in the world, Hugh’s Room Live is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak. Based on the information currently available, we have made the painfully difficult decision to postpone all shows through to the end of April, effective immediately.
If you have tickets for a postponed show, please watch for more information about rescheduling. We will notify every ticket holder when a new date and venue are found for each the shows on our calendar. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled show, we ask everyone to please consider their ticket purchase a donation to Hugh’s Room Live instead of requesting a refund. As a non-profit registered charity, we will gladly send you a tax receipt for the equivalent amount of your purchase.

Like so many art, culture and hospitality organizations, our artists and staff are struggling greatly during this time. We encourage everyone in our audience here to continue supporting live music wherever possible until we reach the other side of this pandemic that has so devastated the arts and culture of our society. We will of course be reevaluating our decision on a daily basis as we navigate the new circumstances around the pandemic, please know that your continued support, understanding and advocacy in the interim will add much-needed sustainability to our venue and industry at large. Thank you.

Friday, March 20, 2020

A Man Called Wrycraft Presents a Tribute to Bruce Cockburn

Featuring Claire Lynch, Tom Wilson, Elizabeth Shepherd, Don Ross, Michael Occhipinti, Jason Fowler, Skydiggers, Countermeasures and Joel Saunders

Advance $30 / Door $35 *

Doors: 6:00pm
Performance: 8:30pm

This will be Michael Wrycraft’s 81st concert at Hugh’s Room Live!

Michael has worked with Bruce for 21 years, designing 10 albums (and working on an 11th) and his love, respect and passion for Bruce has grown every year since listening to his albums in art class in high school, so this show is a very special one for for him!

If you’ve ever been to a Wrycraft show, you know the variety, the energy, the passion and sheer curiosity which guides him when he assembles great musicians, famous or soon to be famous, for one of his rich aural circuses. Well, this exceptional line-up of performers is amongst his top artist line-ups ever.

Jason Fowler and Tom Wilson were part of the 2010 Tribute at Massey Hall. Tom has also recorded a number of Cockburn tunes and has played with Bruce in Bambi & The Dearhunters! (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Bruce)


An International Award-winning finger style guitarist, the phenomenal Don Ross was one of the performers at Bruce’s Induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.


Michael Occhipinti has put out 2 albums of Bruce Cockburn music and Michael and Elizabeth Shepherd have a Bruce Cockburn show that they tour!


Claire Lynch is an American Bluegrass legend with 3 Grammy Nominations and 8 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards!


The Skydiggers, Juno Award Winning, Canadian favourite… well… nuff said!


International award-winning, 13-Piece A Cappella group, Countermeasure will be there to interpret Bruce in stunning vocalese!


Joel Saunders is a young guitar wunderkind from Guelph, Ontario that Michael saw at a music conference and realized that he MUST be on this show!


* Advertised pricing excludes taxes, ticketing and sustainability fees.

* Ticket Price: $30.00
* Service Fee: $4.00
* Sustainability Fee: $5.00
* HST: $5.07

* Total Ticket Price: $44.07

Sweet Baby James: A Tribute to James Taylor

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 8:30PM

Sweet Baby James: A Musical Tribute to James Taylor
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single “Fire and Rain” and had his first No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of “You’ve Got a Friend”, written by Carole King in the same year. His 1976 Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond and has sold 12 million US copies. Following his 1977 album, JT, he has retained a large audience over the decades. Every album that he released from 1977 to 2007 sold over 1 million copies. He enjoyed a resurgence in chart performance during the late 1990s and 2000s, when he recorded some of his most-awarded work (including Hourglass, October Road, and Covers). He achieved his first number-one album in the US in 2015 with his recording Before This World.

He is known for his popular covers of other people’s songs, such as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” and the aforementioned “You’ve Got A Friend”, as well as originals such as “Fire and Rain” and too many more to mention is an event description.

Michael Wrycraft is a Juno-Award Winning graphic designer / art director / photographer who specializes in music. Join us for a night sharing songs and stories behind this amazing writer.


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Heart of Saturday Night: A Musical Tribute to Tom Waits

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 8:30pm

Heart of Saturday Night: A Musical Tribute to Tom Waits
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

This November, A Man Called Michael Wrycraft presents the 14th annual tribute to an icon that has influenced generations of musicians, writers and artists alike. It’s The Heart of Saturday Night at Hugh’s Room Live, an evening that celebrates the music of legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Waits. The night will feature an all-star cast of the city’s leading vocalists and musicians, including:

David Leask • Duane Rutter • Lori Cullen • Genevieve Marentette • Ravi Naimpally Jaasmaan Rathore and Anoop Isaac • Whitney Ross-Barris • Jaron Freeman-Fox • Dave McCann

This will be Michael Wrycraft’s 79th show at Hugh’s Room Live! If you’ve ever been to a Wrycraft produced show, you know the variety, the energy, the passion and sheer curiosity that guides him when he assembles great musicians, famous or soon to be famous, for one of his rich aural circuses. Well, word has it that this exceptional line-up of performers is amongst his top ever. If you love Tom Waits, come and help us celebrate the man and his music this November. If you don’t really know his music and would like a sweet sampler of his best songs, simply c’mon down!
Tom Waits for no man!



* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 8:30pm

In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash | Artists TBA
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Beginning his career as an outlaw to the Nashville establishment, Johnny Cash has come to define country music over the last 40 years. At first, his unique mix of hillbilly music with gospel and blues made him a perfect fit at Sam Phillips’ Sun records, where he recorded such classics as “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk The Line.” From there, Johnny signed with Columbia records and embarked on one of the most remarkable musical careers of the twentieth century. Transforming into The Man In Black, Johnny spent more than thirty years reinventing and contradicting himself–breaking all of the rules of traditional country music only to emerge as the ultimate mythic hero and archetype of the genre.

No other artist has touched the world of music quite like Johnny Cash. He is the only person to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame AND The Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. His very name is synonymous with the fight for the rights of the poor and downtrodden and the image of “The Man In Black” is as deeply American as the stars and stripes themselves. Johnny Cash is America.

This June, A Man Called Wrycraft presents In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash.

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Get Happy: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Costello

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 8:30PM

A Man Called Wrycraft Presents a Tribute to Elvis Costello
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s.[7][8] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year’s Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his highest-charting single “Oliver’s Army” (number 2 in the UK). His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

This June, A Man Called Wrycraft presents a tribute to the music of Elvis Costello FEATURING:

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees.