Archive for Vocal

Alfie Zappacosta

Friday, February 15, 2019

Alfie Zappacosta
Advance $50 / Door $55 *

“You would not be amiss to compare Alfie Zappacosta to a vintage VQA wine.” – The Music Express

Canadian singer/songwriter, Alfie Zappacosta, never disappoints his audience, and especially not at Hugh’s Room Live. At the first word of his appearing, this show is always nearly an instant sold-out booking, and it’s no doubt due to his ability to energize the listening room, moving his audience to their feet. After forty years of creating staples in Canadian adult contemporary radio, multiple Juno-award winning Zappacosta has created a legendary career as a pop/rock icon. With a mastery of romance, his mesmerizing baritone voice has also been recognized and rewarded on the smooth jazz scene. His blend of live acoustic, jazz and pop music captures his listeners in a soulful engagement not to be missed.

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Dan Hill

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 8:30PM

Dan Hill
Advance: $40.00 | Doors: $45.00

How does one describe the creative force driving Dan Hill? Nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Vocal, winner of a Grammy (as co-producer of “Seduces Me” on Celine Dion’s thirty million-selling “Falling Into You” album), winner of five Juno Awards and the Harold Moon Award (Canadian Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award), Dan has recorded and released multiple gold and platinum albums. His classic hits, such as “Sometimes When We Touch” (closing in on 5 million spins in America alone, and covered by hundreds of artists around the world), “Can’t We Try” (#1 Billboard AC Record of the Year), and “Never Thought (That I could Love)”, another #1 AC record, all remain staples of AC radio stations around the world.

Dan has also enjoyed consistent success as a ‘behind the scenes’ songwriter, with his compositions recorded by artists spanning so many musical genres that it’s, well, incredible. To name just a few, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, The Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart, Donny Osmond, Jennifer Rush and Michael Bolton, R&B singers Tina Turner, George Benson, and Jeffrey Osborne and country singers Tammy Wynette, Sammy Kershaw, Mark Wills, Reba, Alan Jackson, and Lorrie Morgan.

The Ault Sisters

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 1:00PM

The Ault Sisters
$30 Advance / $35 Door

*** Please note that a technical error may display an incorrect performance time during ticket checkout. To be clear, this is a matinee performance with doors opening at 12:00pm and the performance beginning at 1:00pm. All tickets will be valid on entry. We apologize for any confusion. ***

The Ault Sisters are a Toronto-based vocal jazz trio composed of 3 sisters – Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna Ault. They are known for their signature close harmonies, reminiscent of such past vocal groups as The Manhattan Transfer, The Andrew Sisters and The McGuire Sisters. They are extremely versatile singers, with a genre-defying repertoire that draws from jazz, pop, r&b, blues, funk, folk, and even classic rock. A show by The Ault Sisters show is normally comprised of a mix of standards and original tunes, carefully chosen to cater to the tastes of the venue and audience where they will be performing.

This vocal trio has been producing music together for over a decade. On disc and in performance, different sisters take the lead on different tracks, adding to the vocal variety, while their intricately interwoven harmonies form a central part of the songs which they perform. In 2010, The Ault Sisters began working with Toronto producer, Greg Kavanagh, and released their second CD, Butterflies, which contained a mix of jazz and pop songs, reimagined to feature the girls’ three-part close harmonies. This was followed up by their most recent CD, Timeless, again produced by Kavanagh and released in 2014, which included the girls’ take on such classics as Boy From New York City, When I Fall In Love, Moondance and For Once In My Life.

Hugh’s Room Live is thrilled to present this exceptionally talented young trio on stage at 1:00PM this upcoming Sunday, December 16, 2018. Spend an afternoon in the comfort of jazz and the arts.