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September 2019

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September 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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Joyraiser for Julian

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 8:00pm Joyraiser for Julian $50.00 – $100.00 * Who has two thumbs (and cancer) and loves to laugh? Diagnosed in January of 2018, Julian Warrick is fighting stage 4 colon cancer with all his heart. Doing everything he can to battle the disease, but incurring the steep costs of travel and treatment, Julian enlisted in drug trials in Nashville in the hopes of finding an effective treatment. The fight continues but time is precious. Join us as we throw him an epic ‘joyraiser’ to lift his spirits and fundraise money for his wife, Alex and 4 year old daughter, Audrey. Julian is a huge fan of comedy and has hand-picked some of Canada’s top comedians to entertain you and give us and Julian a night of laughter to remember. Let’s join together as an army of joy-raisers to show the Warricks our support. FEATURING K. Trevor Wilson (Letterkenny) Arthur Simeon (Laugh Out Loud, The Debaters) (Host) Leonard Chan (Just for Laughs) Courtney Gilmour If we are lucky, Julian might even try his hand at stand up. Tickets range from $50 to $100. All proceeds benefit Julian’s treatment and help his family. Sept. 17th – Doors at 7pm. Show Starts at 8pm. If you are unable to attend but would still like to give – you can make a donation via Eventbrite or by visiting Julian’s Go Fund Me page. Extra special thanks to Leonard Chan for his generosity of spirit, industry connections and guidance in assembling this event. With additional thanks to Christopher Feghali, Eytan Millstone, George Reinblatt, Paul Kingston, Kris Siddiqi, Emma Milligan, Natasha Boomer for their support and connections. Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2kvifSj

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Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul

September 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:00pm Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * 6:00 PM | Doors Open 8:00 PM | Icons of Soul Short Documentary Premiere featuring Lamont Dozier 8:30 PM | Performance With Icons of Soul, Luke McMaster has taken his Motown influenced style to a new level. Icons of Soul in concert is the ultimate, authentic musical experience of contemporary blue-eyed soul. A collection of brand-new tunes, created in collaboration with original hit makers, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’) and Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby Love). These songs are so much fun, you’ll feel like you’ve known them all your life. Plus, you’ll be treated to fresh covers of early Motown hits and previously untold stories behind the songs. Luke McMaster is best known for “Good Morning, Beautiful,” his 2013 Top 3 Billboard AC smash hit with new age pianist, Jim Brickman and his impressive Canadian gold album run as a duo with Rob James in McMaster & James, (“Thank You,” “Love Wins Everytime,”) with media often referring to them as the “Canadian Hall & Oates.” * Advertised pricing excludes pricing and fees.

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Les Stroud

September 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 8:30pm Les Stroud $30 Advance / $35 Door * Les Stroud has made a powerful name in the world of documentary filmmaking, indeed starting an entirely new genre of TV, yet he comes by his music honestly. Since the age of fourteen Stroud has been writing songs and studying musically. By age 23 his music was being shopped to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and he was a published songwriter with RCA/BMG music. Taking a break from music to concentrate on outdoor adventure throughout the mid 80’s and early 90’s Stroud eventually returned to his first love when he found an old guitar in a house in Yellowknife, NWT in Canada, while he was dog sitting 30 Inuit sled dogs (go figure!). He re-ignited his passion for music creation and picking up where he left off began writing again. He continued to write and record all through the inception and eventual success of filming the Survivorman TV series, which included writing the theme music for any documentary work he produced and releasing 4 CDs as well as performing hundreds of concerts (in between the Survivorman location shoots). website: http://www.lesstroud.ca/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=9QW0w7APTk8 * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees

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Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley New Blues CD launch- Gold Cadillac

September 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 8:30pm CD RELEASE : Gold Cadillac Jazz + Blues with Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley CD Release $25 Advance / $30 Door Diana Braithwaite Born in Toronto, Canada, Diana Lee Braithwaite grew up crooning jazz and blues classics that were played by her elder brother jazz pianist, Victor Cornell Braithwaite. When Diana Braithwaite sings, you hear passion, with sultry stories of life beautifully expressed through music. Braithwaite is a descendant of the Wellington County pioneers in Canada. With roots in the southern United States her ancestors escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad and lived for four generations in Wellington County, the first African-Canadian pioneer settlement in Ontario, Canada. Growing up, Diana spent summers in Montreal, Quebec, in a place called “Little Burgundy”, the historic African-Canadian neighbourhood where her father and the great jazz musician Oscar Peterson were both born. Dubbed “a national treasure” by JAZZ FM’s Radio host Danny Marks, Diana Braithwaite combines elements from Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Esther Phillips and others to create her own unique appealing and expressive jazz and blues style. Chris Whiteley Kansas born multi-instrumentalist Chris Whiteley has had an illustrious music career spanning some 40 years. Whiteley’s extensive touring career includes working with many renowned jazz and blues legends such as Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and countless appearances on television and radio including a special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live with the international recording jazz artist Leon Redbone. A multiple award-winning international touring horn player, Chris Whiteley is also a sought-after recording artist and has appeared on over 250 recordings over his successful career as a trumpet and cornet player. Whiteley, who blows his trumpet with a clear tone and a sublime unique jazz style, has received numerous Canadian Maple Blues Awards as both songwriter and horn player of the year and a Jazz Report Magazine Blues Album of the Year Award. In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD, for lifetime achievement in the blues. In January 2014 Chris Whiteley won the Maple Blues Award for the top blues horn player in Canada–for the 7th time. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVYQCOASWow * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

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Candyrat Guitar Night with Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson

September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:30pm Candyrat Guitar Night ft. Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson $25 Advance / $30 Door Luca Stricagnoli Luca Stricagnoli is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe. Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. Gareth Pearson Gareth Pearson is referred to as “The Welsh Tornado” which is particularly appropriate, seeing as this special talent combines fingerstyle pyrotechnics, with explosive lead runs making Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today. His distinctive style can be heard through his creative and innovative arrangements which cover a wide spectrum of genres, including country, folk, classical, pop,rock, jazz, swing, and bluegrass music. * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees

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Elizabeth Shepherd’s Montreal Project

September 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 8:30pm Elizabeth Shepherd’s Montreal Project $25 Advance / $30 Door Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice. Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans. The four-time JUNO nominee (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) has released four widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride, and opened for Jamie Cullum at The Hollywood Bowl. Elizabeth is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been long listed for the Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize – an honour she has received twice. website: http://elizabethshepherd.com music: https://elizabethshepherd.bandcamp.com/album/montr-al * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

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Matchedash Parish CD Release

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 8:00pm Matchedash Parish CD Release $25 Advance / $30 Door Every ticket purchase includes a FREE copy of the debut self-titled album Matt Weidinger and Lance Anderson have formed the Matchedash Parish with 12 of the country’s top blues and roots music artists. It is a powerhouse soul and gospel/roots show guaranteed to bring the house down. Juno award-winning producer Lance Anderson (leader of Mariposa’s An Evening of Blues and Gospel and The Last Waltz – the hit closer of Mariposa Folk Festival 2017) has brought together another wonderful roster of BLUES ALL STARS, but this time to perform original songs and masterful arrangements some of the greatest soul and gospel tunes. Along with Kitchener phenom Matt Weidinger and and three background singers led by the amazing vocalist Quisha Wint, and featuring Michelle White and Jill Zahdeh. Matchedash Parish will create a tent revival atmosphere with this ‘congregation’ of talent. Backed by a nine-piece band including two drummers: Memphis born Shamakah Ali (Al Green, The Barkays) and Ben Rollo (Lucky Peterson, Danny Michel), percussionist Art Avalos (Manteca), horns Gene Hardy, sax (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir), William Sperandei, trumpet (Harry Connick Jr., Colin James), Hammond organ, piano, mandolin (Weidinger), piano, accordion (Anderson), guitarist Mackenzie Jordan, (Jackets) and on bass Mark Mcintyre. The rhythm this group creates is a freight train that will pick you up and drop you down in the swamplands of the south. Matt Weidnger: http://mattweidinger.com Quisha Wint: http://www.quishawint.com Lance Anderson: http://makeitrealrecords.com * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

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Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 8:30pm Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska $25 Advance / $30 Door We at Hugh’s Room Live want to wish a very happy birthday to The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate the man and his vast contributions to the American music landscape, we happily welcome Tommy Youngsteen to the stage at Hugh’s Room Live to perform the entirety of one of the most influential records of all time, Nebraska. Springsteen has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. His best-known songs are too numerous to mention in this short caption but he has earned numerous awards over the course of his remarkable career. Some of those accolades include 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway). Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999, received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Tommy Youngsteen Tommy Youngsteen is the premier North American Bruce Springsteen tribute act featuring members & alumni from top Juno-winning Canadian acts: The Sam Roberts Band, The Stills, Stars, The Dears, The Trews, Sloan, Serena Ryder Band & The Arkells. Over the last ten years its members have logged well over 5000 shows with their respective groups, from Canada all the way to Japan, and have shared the bill and opened for artists such as Paul Mccartney, The Eagles, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC & Coldplay, just to name a few. As well they have made appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brien Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

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A Trip Down Abbey Road

September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

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. website: https://gregwyard.com/ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkCS7Fp72Zc * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees  

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