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A Tribute to Chess Records

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8:30PM

Danny Marks Presents a Tribute to Chess Records
Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 *

Chess Records
Chess was one of the premier blues labels of the 1950s and 60s, also releasing R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and rock. They released records by every major blues artist in Chicago, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and many others.

Danny Marks
If there’s a popular song from 1900 to now, chances are Danny Marks has heard it, and can sing it. And maybe even put a new spin on it: Johnny Cash performing Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, or Elvis launching into reggae. An aficionado of the great blues singers of the ’30s and ’40s, Marks was one of the first guitarists to incorporate blues roots into rock music. Now, the popular host of BLUZ FM on JAZZ FM every Saturday night is presenting the music of Chess Records alongside a beautiful cast of some of Toronto’s finest singers and musicians. Follow the links below to see just some of the confirmed performers.

Paul Deslauriers

Jesse O’ Brien

Crystal Shawanda

Cheryl Lescom

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Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:30PM

Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *

Toronto jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan’s acclaimed multi-media project “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” was released as both an audio recording and a collection of music videos – the first “visual album” in the jazz genre. Since launching the project in Toronto in late 2017, Dagan has toured it around the world, including an official showcase in Austin Texas at SXSW 2018, headlining the TanJazz festival in Tangier, Morocco and performing at the inaugural Public Diplomacy Week in Seoul, Korea.

Musically the project is a unique homage to the jazz giant and pop star, balancing refreshing covers (“Nature Boy”, “Unforgettable”) with obscure gems (“Lillette”, “El Bodeguero”) and 5 original songs inspired by Cole’s life, music and legacy. The recording and music videos feature exceptional rhythm section Mark Kieswetter on piano, Ross MacIntyre on bass and Nathan Hiltz on guitar, with notable guest appearances by bebop legend and NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, 5-time JUNO winner Jane Bunnett and “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing,” Alex Pangman.

To celebrate the centenary of Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) at Hugh’s Room Live, Ori Dagan will be joined by an all-star group of Toronto jazz treasures including “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing,” Alex Pangman.

Ori Dagan – vocals
Mark Eisenman – piano
Nathan Hiltz – guitar
Ross MacIntyre – bass
with special guest:
Alex Pangman – vocals

Website: https://www.oridagan.com
Youtube: https://youtu.be/gK1_4sjgrxM

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Byrds Byrds Byrds

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 8:30PM

Byrds Byrds Byrds
Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 *

Byrds Byrds Byrds is a fantastic evening of the songs of The Byrds, California’s psychedelic, folk rock pioneers. More than a tribute band, this is a visceral evocation of an era. The songs remain classic; from the folk rock of Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and Bells of Rhymney, the freewheeling sonic attack of Eight Miles High, through to the relaxed country rock, that they basically invented. In essence, Byrds Byrds Byrds recreates the halcyon days of the sixties. It features:

Tim Bovaconti – guitar / vocals
Andy Maize – vocals
Fergus Hambleton – guitar / vocals
Bob McKitrick – bass
Cleave Anderson – drums

Youtube
Mr. Tambourine Man
She Don’t Care About Time

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A Tribute to Levon Helm

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 8:30PM

A Tribute to Levon Helm
Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 *

This show is a celebration in honour of Toronto’s adopted son, Levon Helm, who with his fellow Hawks tore up Yonge Street in the early sixties and laid the foundation of rock, roll, rhythm and blues in the city. In that memory, we have gathered again for the sixth year in an all-star cast of some of country’s top musicians and singers to perform the music of this iconic drummer, singer/songwriter from his time in The Band, The Barnburners, Levon and the Hawks, and Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars.

Levon was one of the world’s most unique drummers. The fact that he also had a voice that could charm the coldest heart and could sing at the same time made him even more incredible.

A Tribute to Levon Helm, the 6th Anniversary Celebration will feature Jerome Levon Avis (Levon’s godson) with Musical Director, Lance Anderson, alongside Terry Blersh, Dave Dunlop, Rob Gusevs, Chris Murphy, Gord Myers, Dennis Pinhorn and Simon Wallis.

On April 14, join us at Hugh’s Room Live for a very special evening of amazing performances and heartfelt tributes. Now in its sixth year, this show has sold out year after year. Avoid the disappointment and get your tickets right now.

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Oakland Stroke: A Tribute to Tower of Power

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 7:30PM

Oakland Stroke: A Tribute to Tower of Power
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

Experience the sound and soul of Tower Power along with their greatest horn hits of the 1970s as local supergroup, Oakland Stroke, takes the stage at Hugh’s Room Live April 7, 2019.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Oakland Stroke faithfully recreates the music of fabled Bay-Area soul band, Tower of Power. The ten-piece band is led by Lou Pomanti and Tony Carlucci. Expect to hear not only the biggest jams from Tower of Power, but other funky icons from that era, including Blood, Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Oakland Stroke is…

Lou Pomanti (organ)
Tony Carlucci (trumpet)
George St. Kitts/Jivaro Smith (vocals)
John Johnson tenor (sax)
Marc Rogers/Steve Lucas (bass)
John Findlay /Lou Bartolomucci (guitar)
Steve McDade/Chris Howells (trumpet)
John Panchyshyn (tenor sax, vocals)
Pol Coussee/Simon Wallis (baritone sax)
Steve Heathcote/Bryan Humphreys (drums)
Bernie Sandor (sound)

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.

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Sweet Baby James: A Tribute to James Taylor

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 8:30PM

A Man Called Wrycraft Presents Sweet Baby James: A Tribute to James Taylor
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

James Vernon 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: Tom Waits Tribute

Heart of Saturday Night: Tom Waits Tribute
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 8:30pm

This November, Michael Wrycraft brings to Hugh’s Room Live another incredible tribute to an icon that has influenced generations of musicians, writers and artists alike. The Heart of Saturday Night celebrates the music of legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Waits, in all of his growling glory. The night will feature all-star cast composed of the city’s leading vocalists and musicians, including Cecile Doo-Kingué, Paul Reddick, Manitoba Hal, Zish, Tannis Slimmon + Lewis Melville, Sarah Jane Scouten, and two other special guests yet to be announced.

If you want enjoy The Heart of the Saturday Night on a Friday in the west of Toronto, stop by Hugh’s Room Live November 23, 2018 and partake in the age-old tradition of dinner and a show as we raise our collective glass to Tom Waits, a man described by Elton John as the “Jackson Pollock of Song.”

Leonard Cohen Tribute

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE

Saturday, November 10, 2018
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Witness a most remarkable tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters ever to have graced the stage. This November, catch Lori CullenDavid SeredaSuba SankaranBrenna MacCrimmonMaryem TollarAlana Bridgewater and Aviva Chernick with musical director Aaron Davis on piano and Rob Piltch on guitar as they each deliver their own interpretations of some of the songs made famous by Canada’s Godfather of Gloom, Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen Tribute

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE

Friday, November 9, 2018
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Witness a most remarkable tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters ever to have graced the stage. This November, catch Lori CullenDavid SeredaSuba SankaranBrenna MacCrimmonMaryem TollarAlana Bridgewater and Aviva Chernick with musical director Aaron Davis on piano and Rob Piltch on guitar as they each deliver their own interpretations of some of the songs made famous by Canada’s Godfather of Gloom, Leonard Cohen.