Last night, Félix & the Cats played the first show back at the Black Swan in over 2 years. I want to thank fans, friends and family who came out to support the band, in particular Jen who helped out with the tip jug. It made a big difference. Huge thanks to Carlo on sound and co-owner Bill for his understanding and generosity.

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It was only our second gig in the new format, and new drummer Chris Bender brought an extra level of fun and energy that was the perfect addition for the band. I haven’t since bassist NeMo this enthusiastic about a project in a long time. The extra vocals added a massive layer to the sound. I’m chuffed. Our next FatCats shows will be an “unplugged” show at the Dock on Queen on May 4 (it starts nice and early at 8 pm so no excuses for early birds!), then back to the Amsterdam Bicycle Club for the regular electric format on May 26.

This week at The ABC Songwriters’ Circle

A lovely evening of laughter and song! Thanks to my guests Boris Buhot, George Lazarus and Mary Ocelot Stewart for taking time from busy lives to be part of this show. I hope you has as much fun as I did. Also much gratitude to the friends – Dean McKinnon, David Macmichael, William Meadows, Chelsea Imogen, Tyler Ellis, Wilde Lee Karen, Chris Willson, and … apologies if I forgot anyone! – who came out on a rainy evening to encourage us (and to sit in – thanks David!); it was truly appreciated!

This week, I welcome writer and bike enthusiast country-folk singer-songwriter Todd Aalgaard , folk-pop singer-songwriter Justine Giles and indie rock songwriter Shannon Roszell. It bodes very well! Please join us this coming Tuesday, starting at 9 PM at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club.

We would be happy to have your company!

Until then, be well!



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