Archive for Musicology

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The James Taylor Story 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 8:00PM

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The James Taylor Story 
Advance $30 / Door $35 *

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley present another installment of their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with The James Taylor Story. Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era. Over four decades later, his introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.

Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer on popular music history and his wife Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Mike and Jill will be joined by Will Reid for the evening on vocals.

These performances typically sell out quickly, so advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

website: https://mikedaleymusic.com
website: https://jilldaley.ca

* 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

Dr. Mike Daley Presents The James Taylor Story 

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 8:00PM

Dr. Mike Daley Presents The James Taylor Story 
Advance $30 / Door $35 *

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley present another installment of their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with The James Taylor Story. Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era. Over four decades later, his introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.

Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer on popular music history and his wife Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Mike and Jill will be joined by Will Reid for the evening on vocals.

These performances typically sell out quickly, so advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

website: https://mikedaleymusic.com
website: https://jilldaley.ca

* 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

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Aretha Franklin Story

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Aretha Franklin Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley present another instalment of their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Aretha Franklin Story. With classics like “Respect,” “I Say A Little Prayer” and “Chain Of Fools,” Aretha Franklin was the undisputed Queen of Soul. Her life and music are the subject of Mike and Jill Daley’s latest lecture/concert in their popular Hugh’s Room Live series.

Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer on popular music history and his wife Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Joining Mike and Jill this evening will be the electrifying Karen Weigold, backed by Laurel Tubman and Tahirih Vejdani.

These performances typically sell out quickly, so advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

website: https://mikedaleymusic.com
website: https://jilldaley.ca

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley resume their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Bob Dylan Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Mike’s research on Dylan was awarded the York Thesis Prize and he led a well-received course on Dylan at Bloor Hot Docs last year. This will be a memorable evening of iconic Dylan songs interspersed with fascinating stories and history.

 

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story

Monday, September 30, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley resume their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Bob Dylan Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Mike’s research on Dylan was awarded the York Thesis Prize and he led a well-received course on Dylan at Bloor Hot Docs last year. This will be a memorable evening of iconic Dylan songs interspersed with fascinating stories and history.

 

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 8:30PM

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley continues his popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with a very special presentation of the Beatles Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Joining Mike (guitar, vocals) and his wife Jill (piano, violin) will be Greg Wyard (guitar, vocals) and Alec Fraser (bass, percussion, vocals). This will be a memorable evening of iconic Beatles songs interspersed with fascinating stories and history.

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story is the last presentation in this series (which has also included well-received presentations of Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Simon + Garfunkel nights) until September. Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter to be the first to know of all show announcements.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story [ MATINEE ]

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 3:00PM

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley continues his popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with a very special presentation of the Beatles Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Joining Mike (guitar, vocals) and his wife Jill (piano, violin) will be Greg Wyard (guitar, vocals) and Alec Fraser (bass, percussion, vocals). This will be a memorable evening of iconic Beatles songs interspersed with fascinating stories and history.

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story is the last presentation in this series (which has also included well-received presentations of Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Simon + Garfunkel nights) until September. Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter to be the first to know of all show announcements.

 

Doors | 2:15PM
Performance |  3:00PM

 

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00

Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and popular lecturer on music history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Simon and Garfunkel were one of the best-loved and influential acts of the 1960s. Their music, combining Paul Simon’s masterful songwriting and singing with Art Garfunkel’s ethereal harmony voice, still resonates today. Joining Mike in this presentation will be his musical and life partner, Jill Daley, and special guest singer, Will Reid. In between songs, Dr. Mike Daley will shed some light on the magic behind two of the most influential musicians on an entire generation, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.This is the latest presentation in a new lecture/concert series that has also included well-received Leonard Cohen, Carole King and Joni Mitchell nights.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell
Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00

Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike discusses the life and music of Joni Mitchell, Canada’s own legendary singer-songwriter. Mia Sheard, known for her popular Joni Mitchell Tribute at Hugh’s Room Live, will join Mike and Jill Daley to perform several of Joni’s most iconic songs.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.