Thanks to Sarah Murphy and Exclaim! Magazine for announcing the release of the upcoming 2-record set, ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ out March 31st. Click on the link to read the article which gives a little background on the concept as well as the tour dates that have been announced so far. More to come.
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Excited to announce that my next album, ‘Nonsense And Heartache’ will be released March 31st via Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada. It’s essentially two records packaged into one double album, produced by Michael Timmins and featuring my longtime band, The Situation with singer Angie Hilts on a few tracks.
You can stream a song from the ‘Nonsense’ half of the album, “The Big Smoke Blues” Here: https://soundcloud.com/latent-recordings/01-05-the-big-smoke-blues
It’s a fun month for us, tonight we play our last Wednesday at The Cameron House. We’re on at 10, followed by our special guest, Matt Cooke at 11 and The wild and wonderful Del Fi’s close the night. Like to thank everyone who has come out to the shows, our special guests, The Cameron, hopefully we’ll do it again soon. This is the beginning of what will be a very busy year, with the new album coming out this spring and everything that will be happening around that. I’ll keep you posted.
Latent Recordings has also posted another video for their “Latent Uncovers” series. This time we’re playing the title track from Mavis Staples’ album ‘You Are Not Alone’, a song written and produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. I think it’s one of the best songs he’s written.
You can watch here: https://youtu.be/BcMtDKAmgbs
Latent Recordings has just posted another video in their ‘Latent Uncover’ series of us performing The Velvet Underground’s “What Goes On”, written by Lou Reed. If you haven’t already, join my mailing list located on the homepage of this site to automatically get a free download of the recording.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/C3O7MS71LI8
Tonight we continue our Wednesdays in January at The Cameron House – front room. We go on at 10, our special guest Angie Hilts (who also sings on a few tunes on the upcoming record) is on at 11, followed by the out of control rock ‘n’ roll of The Del Fi’s! Hope to see you.
Our January residency in the front room of The Cameron House continues tonight. We’re on at 10, followed by our special guest, Hamilton-based singer/songwriter, Ben Somer. The Del Fi’s close it at midnight. Hope to see you!
When I was 10 or 11 I got my first Bowie album ‘Space Oddity’ ’cause I knew the title track. Ended up loving the whole record and things went from there. This is a tune from that album that I also used to cover when I first started playing live at a coffee shop down the street from my house called Grabba Jabba. “Janine” is one of the songs that we’ve performed as part of Latent Recordings series Latent Uncovers. It’s been a year since we’ve lost David Bowie, still doesn’t seem real. We’ll also play it tomorrow night during our set for our Wednesday residency at The Cameron House. We go on at 10, followed by Ben Somer at 11 and The Del Fi’s close the night.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXdCktYtvmc&feature=youtu.be
The band and I recently filmed some covers for Latent Recordings series “Latent Uncovers”. Here’s us performing a tune from Leonard Cohen’s album ‘Various Positions’. He’s been one of my favourites ever since I was a kid when my Dad came home from A Goodwill trip with “Songs of Leonard Cohen” and the poetry book “Death Of A Lady’s Man”. Video filmed by Mitch Fillion at Southern Souls at Cowboy Junkies studio, audio by Michael Timmins.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/GJuLxmGwJqU
I’m looking forward to playing with my other band, The Del Fi’s tonight at Castro’s Lounge in the Beaches area of Toronto to ring in the New Year. We’re playing our whole album “Crowd Pleaser”(which is available for only $4 til the end of the weekend) plus old rock ‘n’ roll and country tunes including some by Hank Williams who died New Year’s Day 1953. We play 9-12, maybe see you there, in any case Happy New Year everyone!
As we’re now finishing the mixing of the next album we’ll be getting back into the swing of things playing every Wednesday night in January at The Cameron House – front room in Toronto. We go on at 10, with special guests at 11 and my wild and wonderful rock ‘n’ roll side project The Del Fi’s close the night. The first night is Jan 4th with Don Stevenson of legendary 60’s San Francisco band Moby Grape and a friend who I’ve worked with a lot over the years, Tim Bovaconti. The next record is again produced by Michael Timmins and will be released on Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada. Details on the new album will start to come out in the New Year.
Happy to share the video for a track off my spoken word poetry/jazz side project The Bop Fi’s. “Just The Night Birds” from The Bop Fi’s album DON’T LOSE YOUR BEAUTY has words which have been written and spoken by me with music composed by Andrew Barker (Bruce Peninsula / Lake Vernon Drowning) and it is the closing track on the record. The video has filmed out of my buddy Sean Whelan’s old car during a late night ride around Toronto. It’s a stark black and white moody visual companion. Thanks to Sean, Morgan Yew, Andrew Barker and Laura Proctor for being into the idea and helping film it. Special thanks to Sonic More Music for posting it today.
Follow the link and take a look: https://sonicmoremusic.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/premiere-the-bop-fis-just-the-night-birds-video/