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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Elton John Story

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Elton John 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 Elton John 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. Will Reid, who brought the house down with Mike and Jill’s Simon and Garfunkel show in April will be back on board singing classic Elton hits like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Rocket Man and many more.

These performances typical SELL OUT quickly so advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

website: https://mikedaleymusic.com/

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtkAfef–NU

 

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A Trip Down Abbey Road

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:30pm

A Trip Down Abbey Road
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of your favourite records, Greg Wyard is hosting  A Trip Down Abbey Road – an evening to be shared with some of Toronto’s finest musicians paying homage to music that has been the soundtrack to our lives for half a century.  A 6-piece band will perform the Beatles Abbey Road album in its entirety, followed by a second set consisting of Beatle deep tracks and fan favourites.

Greg Wyard is a renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and bass player based in Toronto. He has released three acclaimed original solo albums, while simultaneously gaining a reputation as a master of the solo cover song, touring Canada, the US, England, New Zealand, Australia and Norway in the process.

Like so many, The Beatles hold a sacred place in Greg’s musical heart. Not just for brilliant song writing and performance, but for the spectacular vocal and instrumental arrangements unique to each and every song. Greg has faithfully performed the Beatles material live in many forms over many years, most recently with Toronto’s “Ones” show, a multi-media presentation of the Beatles “1” album.
This September, let’s take A Trip Down Abbey Road with a musician who knows the music best.

Below is a brief introduction into the other artists and performers lined up for this incredible night.

Mike Daley – Guitarist-singer Mike Daley hosts a popular Hugh’s Room Live lecture-concert series and has worked with Jeff Healey among many others.

Jill Daley – violinist/pianist Jill Daley, who co-hosts the lecture-concert series alongside husband Mike, is an accomplished violinist with credits as diverse as Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Duran Duran and Andrea Bocelli.  She is also a full-time staff pianist at Canada’s National Ballet school.

Paul DeLong – renowned drummer Paul DeLong is best known for his multi-platinum success with Kim Mitchell, but has worked with the likes of Tom Scott, Lawrence Gowan and Roger Hodgson to name just a few.

Allister Bradley – singer/songwriter/pianist Allister Bradley is both a solo artist and producer/engineer and has worked for a dozen years with SongStudio Songwriters’ Workshop.

Mike Pellarin – Mike Pellarin has played bass for many musical theatre shows including the Mirvish Productions of We Will Rock You, Rock Of Ages and The Book of Mormon, along with the Stratford Festival productions of The Who’s Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also performed with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Jeff Healey, Petula Clark, Hiram Bullock and Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks.

websitehttps://gregwyard.com/

youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkCS7Fp72Zc

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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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Red Zeppelin

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 8:30pm

Red Zeppelin
Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00

It’s 1969 and it’s the second day of the to-be-ubiquitous Woodstock music festival. So many of the era’s musical legends are there, from The Grateful Dead to The Who to Janis Joplin. However, one band’s unique sound and presence is distinctly absent – Led Zeppelin, fresh off their release of “Led Zeppelin”, has fallen under the axe of their manager and is performing 150 miles away at Asbury Park. And lo, over 100,000 festival visitors never have the chance to shiver along to “Whole Lotta Love”, sway to the bittersweet melody of “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” or leave it all on the muddy dance floor with “Ramble On”. 50 years later, Toronto’s own Red Zeppelin is bringing the “Woodstock-Set-That-Never-Was” to Hugh’s Room Live on Friday August 16, starting at 8:30PM (2 sets)
 
ABOUT RED ZEPPELIN
For years, Red Zeppelin have swung the hammer of the gods, wowing crowds across Canada with their passionate performances that play homage to the rock classics. Featuring fiery vocals from Joan Smith (Serena Ryder, Little Foot Long Foot, Joan Smith & the Jane Does), Red Zeppelin delivers an electrifying experience.
While the look may be a little different, the swagger and the song remains the same.
 
Visit www.redzeppelintoronto.com for more information

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Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Tribute Show

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 8:30pm

Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Tribute Show
Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00

Inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, Ori Dagan’s Tribute to The Rat Pack features special guest vocalists Steven Taetz and Donovan Locke, backed by an all-star jazz trio of Mark Eisenman on piano, Jordan O’Connor on bass and Richard Brisco on drums.
Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan’s latest recording and visual album “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” has taken him to festivals across the world including an official showcase at SXSW in Austin Texas, headlining the TanJazz festival in Tangier, Morocco and a performance at the inaugural Public Diplomacy Week in Seoul, South Korea.
Vintage pop, swing, and jazz singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz is based in Toronto.  He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA), World Pride, House of Jazz (Montreal), Ironwood (Calgary), and Toronto landmark venues including Jazz Bistro, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Hugh’s Room, Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th, and leading music festivals.  As a lyricist and composer, Steven Taetz has written for many internationally renowned artists, attracting the attention of Big Management NYC, and resulted in a co-publishing deal through Universal (Europe) and Shapiro Bernstein (US).
Having started singing in church at a very early age, Donovan Locke is a multi-talented vocalist based in Toronto. He joined the Toronto All-Star Big Band in his teens, with whom he’s performed across Ontario and also in the USA. Donovan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and went on to finish his Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Performing a variety of music regularly across the GTA, Donovan has had the honour of singing with Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and Jackie Richardson among many others. In addition to performing and teaching music privately, Donovan is also a teacher with the Peel District School Board.
Don’t miss the debut of this brand new show, set to echo the swing and swagger of “the coolest cats of all time.”

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Cabana Room Electric Reunion

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 8:00PM

Cabana Room Electric Reunion
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Welcome to the second night of an all-acoustic two-night reunion featuring the regulars from a legendary music room in the heart of Toronto. The Cabana Room (atop the Spadina Hotel) was the incubator of the original Toronto music scene, and Jimmy Scopes was our seemingly curmudgeonly host. He’s not here to hear it but we’re gathering to pay musical tribute. Thank you, Jimmy Scopes!

Night two of the muso-travaganza cotinues on Sunday, June 16 with an 8pm downbeat. The mostly (but not exclusively) electric shenanigans are hosted by Arlene Bishop and feature some of Jimmy’s favourite music: Steve Ellis, Steve Ranger, and Bob Vezpaziani (API), Tony Malone (Drastic Measures, Basketcase), Blair Packham (The Jitters), Dave Dysart (The Supreme Bagg Team), The Dave Howard Singers, Garage Baby, Fergus Hambleton (The Basics, The Sattalites), Gord Cumming (The Lawn, The Woods are Full of Cuckoos), Gordon Shawcross (Monkey Trial), and Mr! Mouray (Jaimie Vernon w/ Simon Bedford-James). Fans from three decades of great pop, folk, funk, and punk will recognize the attitude and latitude of Jimmy Scopes that helped to form the Toronto Queen West music scene.

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A Tribute to Bob Dylan

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8:30PM

A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Featuring Paul James, Ariana Gillis, Stephen Stanley, Nefe, Andrea Ramolo, Matthew Greenberg with Paul Martin, with our host Blair Packham
Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00

It’s the night before Bob Dylan’s birthday, and all through the room, singers and songwriters howl at the moon. On May 23, our friend, programmer and fellow singer/songwriter, Blair Packham, will be presenting a tribute to Bob Dylan. As your MC for the night, Blair has invited some of our city’s finest singer/songwriters to join him at Hugh’s Room Live to pay homage to one of the most original and influential voices in American popular music.

Folk rock singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. While attending college, he began performing folk and country songs, taking the name “Bob Dylan.” In 1961 Dylan signed his first recording contract, and the rest – as they say – is history. The legendary singer-songwriter has received Grammy, Academy and Golden Globe awards, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Those set to perform on stage include:

Paul James
Ariana Gillis
Stephen Stanley
Nefe
Andrea Ramolo
Matthew Greenberg with Paul Martin 
Blair Packham

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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.

Just added to the ticket is the 2019 Juno Nominee, Alison Young!

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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