Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 8:30pm
No Sleep ‘Til Sudbury
Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00
As music fans, we all have a handful of those songs – those special ones, the ones that really have our numbers. The ones that make our skin vibrate every single time we hear them. We talk about those songs on the No Sleep ‘til Sudbury with Brent Jensen podcast.
Now after more than 100 episodes, for the first time ever No Sleep ‘til Sudbury will be recorded live at Hugh’s Room on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Two guests will be featured on this exclusive episode – Rough Trade singer Carole Pope, and Spoons/Honeymoon Suite keyboardist Rob Preuss. Each will be discussing the songs that have held special meaning to them over the course of their lives in detail, likely accentuated with spontaneous musical performances. Rob will kick off the show with his songs, followed by Carole.
Brent Jensen is an author, speaker, and host of the No Sleep ‘til Sudbury podcast series. His books focus on the intriguing relationship we have with music, urging readers to learn more about themselves and their emotional identities through a deeper consideration of their favourite music. In his talks, Jensen focuses on music’s application to various topics – consumer behavior, effective communication, and music’s relevance to future generations among others. Jensen’s podcast guests have included Ron MacLean, Rik Emmett, Molly Johnson, Dave Bidini, Alan Cross, Tara Slone, and many others.
On the 2016 Polaris Prize short list, Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo. Her work has been recognized with three Juno awards, a Genie award, multiple independent music awards, as well as four gold, one platinum and one double platinum album. Her latest CD, Music for Lesbians, explores the funny and tragic things about being a lesbian. Her seminal band Rough Trade was inducted into the Canadian Music Week Indie Hall of Fame in 2007.
Rob was only fifteen when he joined the Spoons in 1980, shortly before they released several hits including “Romantic Traffic”, “Nova Heart”, and “Tell No Lies”. He left the band in 1986 and joined Honeymoon Suite the following year, co-writing much of their 1988 Racing After Midnight album. A year later Rob would leave Honeymoon Suite and begin to focus on theater, playing in and conducting several Toronto and Broadway productions including Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia!. In 2017, Rob was asked to provide piano training to Bohemian Rhapsody lead actor Rami Malek in preparation for his role as Queen singer Freddie Mercury in the film.
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