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”

Lovely ode to vaudeville in the bawdy, funny & poignant Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush

Fresh from a very successful run at The Theatre on King in Peterborough, Cathy Petch mounted Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush for a one-night performance in Toronto, playing to a packed room at The Cameron House last night. Accompanied by Dickie the Pianist (director Em Glasspool), Mel (Petch) walks the talk when it comes toContinue reading “Lovely ode to vaudeville in the bawdy, funny & poignant Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush”

Interview: Brooklyn Doran, Jessica Speziale & Iliya Vee talk Rainboots & Rock N’ Roll tour

Three artists. Three acts. One car. Toronto indie music artists Jessica Speziale, Brooklyn Doran and Iliya Vee (of Dreadful Starlings) loaned their talents to a successful Christmas album and concert fundraiser for the Humber River Hospital Foundation with Indigal, a Toronto-based indie music collective. The three artists have joined forces to launch Rainboots and RockContinue reading “Interview: Brooklyn Doran, Jessica Speziale & Iliya Vee talk Rainboots & Rock N’ Roll tour”

Interview with singer/songwriter Melanie Peterson

I met Toronto-based singer/songwriter Melanie Peterson about a year ago at Cameron House during She’s Listening II, a music event fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Canada. Captured by her cheery yet melancholy sounds, I picked up a copy of her Unbreakable CD – she’s been aptly described as “Mary Poppins with a broken heart.” We’ve keptContinue reading “Interview with singer/songwriter Melanie Peterson”

Music @ Cameron House

Hey again – music adventure, as promised. Last night was a date with my pal Lizzie Violet, starting with a very tasty dinner at Shanghai Cowgirl and winding up at Cameron House. Photos courtesy of Lizzie’s camera and taken by Lizzie, Marcus and me. blueVenus started the evening, and singer/songwriter Andrea de Boer on violin,Continue reading “Music @ Cameron House”