First, a note of thanks to all who came to the Billiards Academy show last Friday. Special shout out to fellow musicians Tim Cameron aka TC Folkpunk and Carlos Morgan for your encouragement, to the staff at the Billiards Academy for a warm reception and to Johanne Britton and Chase Washington for making it possible (and the photo). These two run a first-class, professional show.
Coming soon, on Saturday, April 23, and I am back “home” at Relish for a birthday’s eve show, starting at 9:30. If it happens again next April, can we call it an annual event?
For this show, the awesomely talented David MacMichael will sit in with Paul Brennan and me, filling in on bass for the fabulous but unavoidably absent NEMO. David is a superb songwriter and a busy guy, fronting one of my favourite bands right now, the Danger Bees, as well as playing guitar for rising star Jonathan Roy. Thanks for doing this, David!
David and Paul are also the backbone of Stir It Up Sundays at Relish, the best open mic for original music in the city. I will always be grateful to them (and the restaurant) for the opportunity to come out of the writer-composer closet, and for their amazing ability to make everything I have played there sound good.
Owned and cheffed by Joanne Clayton, Relish is a unique venue in its genuine love of great food and music. As the band plays at 9:30, come earlier for a great chance to sample their tasty selection if tapas style dishes before the performance. The selection of beer is excellent as well.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 23rd!