So last week I talked about my night attending the Festival Music House that took place at Adelaide Hall. It was the most music filled day I’ve had in a while, because earlier that Monday I spent my lunch break with a co-worker at the Canadian Music Café held at Jazz Bistro. The CMPA and CIMA put on the event and they were fantastic. They were so friendly both at the door and inside, and although it was a bistro setting, the warmth of the music and everyone’s unified passion for it made the event very intimate. The showcase is for music supervisors to basically scope out Canadian musicians to sync their songs to film and television.
I was able to catch a personal favourite of mine, Spencer Burton (a.k.a. Grey Kingdom), perform. He’s a charming lad with his big red beard, denim, and hat, telling his stories rather than simply singing his songs. Grey Kingdom is perfect on vinyl with your lover, blanket, and some coffee on a rainy day. See what I’m saying?
I was also happy to see Kandle perform because I’ve listened to her in the past and wondered how it would resonate in her live set. It was sexy, mellow rock music. All I could think about was dangerous lovers driving in a vintage convertible through a desert. (Maybe I should become a music supervisor…?)
Toronto is truly a great city with all its neighborhoods, galleries, restaurants, boutiques… the list goes on. I’ve always believed music is behind the magic of this city, and last week I was reminded of that. After seeing all of these Canadian artists, I’m sure we’ll all be hearing some of their songs in a movie or TV show over the next couple of years. Check out the lineup of artists that performed at the Canadian Music Café; there’s definitely some artists there that should be on your radar.
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