Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache

Melanie Peterson, live at Free Times Cafe for last night’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” launch.   It was standing room only at Free Times Café last night, as Melanie Peterson celebrated the launch of her new holiday single “Christmas Breaks My Heart”, featuring the talents of fellow Toronto-based singer/songwriter guests Matt Gerber and Angela Saini.Continue reading “Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache”

Angela Saini brings her sweet, soulful sound to Hope on the Stereo celebration at Cameron House residency

I had the pleasure of attending the final performance of Angela Saini’s May residency at The Cameron House last night, which included a selection of tunes from across albums—with a special nod of celebration to her new record Hope on the Stereo—along with a few choice covers (I especially enjoyed Saini’s interpretation of Melissa Etheridge’s “ComeContinue reading “Angela Saini brings her sweet, soulful sound to Hope on the Stereo celebration at Cameron House residency”

Live & Alive with Angela Saini’s uplifting, sweet sweet sounds @ The Cameron House

  Angela Saini threw a big party at The Cameron House on Thursday night—and everyone was invited! Saini launched her Live and Alive CD to a standing room only crowd in the back room of the Toronto music venue; the album went global on Friday. Singer songwriter Paul Lamarche opened, treating the packed house toContinue reading “Live & Alive with Angela Saini’s uplifting, sweet sweet sounds @ The Cameron House”

Interview with comedic pop dynamo Kat Leonard

Kat Leonard is a multi-faceted, multi-talented ball of endless joy and positive energy. She performs her own brand of music, using a combo of comedic and poignant themes; is one-half of the music/comedy duo Musedy Tag Team (with Arlene Paculan); and also works with Paculan as the A.D. of Let’s Make Good (LMG) Productions toContinue reading “Interview with comedic pop dynamo Kat Leonard”

Beautifully candid & vulnerable – Angela Saini’s “Something Like I’m Beautiful” music vid

Just released today, Angela Saini’s new music video “Something Like I’m Beautiful” is a lovely visual realization of the song, from her latest CD Leap. It’s one of my favourite songs; beautifully candid and vulnerable, it speaks to a feeling that every woman has had at some point – and, in some cases, all tooContinue reading “Beautifully candid & vulnerable – Angela Saini’s “Something Like I’m Beautiful” music vid”

She’s Listening Toronto II – five lovely & talented women make beautiful music for a great cause

What a pleasure being out at The Cameron House for She’s Listening Toronto II last night! This fundraiser in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada featured five amazing female singer/songwriters, all bringing their talents and positive energy to the stage in support of a great cause: Heather Hill, Kat Leonard, Melanie Peterson, Angela Saini and Jessica Speziale.Continue reading “She’s Listening Toronto II – five lovely & talented women make beautiful music for a great cause”

New Heather Hill music vid makes me Stupid Happy

I absolutely love this super fun, quirky, sweet love song – and this amazing music video by Toronto-based singer/songwriter and bringer of positive vibes Heather Hill: You can catch Heather Hill live, along with Kat Leonard, Melanie Peterson, Angela Saini and Jessica Speziale, tonight (Wed, June 4) at The Cameron House for She’s Listening TorontoContinue reading “New Heather Hill music vid makes me Stupid Happy”

A little wintertime music

Hey all – Happy Winter Solstice! Was thinking about these music vids, winter-themed or – in the case of Angela Saini’s song – shot in winter. Enjoy… Aynsley Saxe – “Winter Love” preview Melting Pot – “Winter” Angela Saini – “Close to You”

Angela Saini takes a leap of faith, life & love in upcoming EP Leap

Leap of faith. Leap of life. Leap of love. Singer/songwriter Angela Saini’s new EP Leap launches a week from today at the Rivoli. In the five tracks on Leap – a fusion of pop, funk, Motown, blues and even a bit of alt country – Saini has created a narrative that takes the listener acrossContinue reading “Angela Saini takes a leap of faith, life & love in upcoming EP Leap”

Everything Begins with Love @ Arlene Paculan CD launch

Singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan celebrated the launch of her first full-length CD Everything Begins with Love in a packed room at Gallery 345, Toronto last night. Super-energized comic pop performer Kat Leonard kicked the evening off, opening with a set of fun, poignant originals and Kat-branded covers, starting with her Johnny Depp ode “Jockstrap” (from her one-womanContinue reading “Everything Begins with Love @ Arlene Paculan CD launch”