March 28th, 2013
WonderFest was a success and thank you again to all those who were able to participate! WonderFest was a 5-day festival that Kat Leonard and I produced to help spread empowerment through art! Check out event photos at www.wonderwomenworld.tumblr.com!
I'm working on my debut full-length album! Mark your calendars for JUNE 9TH for a CD Release party and my Birthday!
In the mean time, here are some places you can catch my act:
February 8th, 2013
January flew by so fast! I hope your 2013 has gone off to an amazing start!
If you're in the GTA, I hope you're staying warm and safe in the heavy snowfall!
While you hibernate, check out some footage of insauga.com podcast
Check out my upcoming performances!
February 14th, 2013
Eat, Skate, Kiss!
7pm & 8pm * Free!
C Cafe (300 City Centre Dr - East end of the Central Library)
I will be performing at the C Cafe (just beside the Mississauga Celebration Square) this Valentine's Day! I'll be providing loving music to those want to indulge in tapas for two and a sweet treat under candle light or those who just want to listen to live music. Be sure to say hello!
February 16th, 2013
What Are You Doing Up There 2013?
7:30 pm * $10
SIREN ROCK STUDIOS (163 Sterling Road, Unit 29)
Back Burner Production's SEVENTH ANNUAL winter arts festival “What Are You Doing Up There?!” is a weekend packed with the arts. From musicians and magicians, to clowns, comedians, dancers, devisers, poets, painters, performance artists and more, What Are You Doing Up There?! takes all those ideas we've been keeping on the back burner of our minds, and gets them UP on the stage! It's a weekend cabaret like none other! Check out their website for more details! http://backburnerproductions.weebly.com/waydut-2013.html
MARCH 4-8TH, 2013
WONDERFEST: Spreading Empowerment Through Art
LMG Productions is producing an amazing 5-day event in Toronto! The event will have 4 free workshops and 2 concerts: Super Men and Wonder Women VI! This will be LMG's first Super Men in concert! The workshops aren't mandatory, however, they are very beneficial for your every day life - and they're free!
You can check out http://www.wonderwomenworld.tumblr.com/ for more information about the event!
Missed the last Wonder Women? Check out footage from "Access Peel"
Heather Hill, Kat Leonard, Meghan Morrison, and I are a new colllective called FOUR WINDS. We will be performing at the Smiling Buddha in Toronto on April 4th, Red Brick Cafe in Guelph on April 26th, and London Music Club in London on May 11th.
Stay tuned for more information!
December 27th Update!!
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday so far!
I had a great time on the VIA Rail as the On Board Entertainment from Montreal to Halifax...and back!
I met so many great people who enjoyed the music I brought to them during their ride.
I thought I could handle bringing all the gear I did, however, there was a whole lot of sweat and bruises involved. The hallways on the train don't allow for much room so I had to improvise the way I carried my keyboard AND my guitar. Some performances were on the other side of the train, so imagine this...
Carrying a keyboard at your back. Guitar in front of you.
Walking down narrow aisles and bumping into the walls because, first of all, the gear weighs quite a bit, and the train is moving - causing you to lose your step every now and then.
And you have to walk 8 cars to your performance spot. Eight!
All that struggle went away as I got to perform in front of my first train crowd who I spent a while chatting with them after my set.
After that, I managed to carry my hear no problem. Got the pipes to show for it! *flexes*
In addition to my 61-key keyboard and guitar, I also had my luggage and my purse. This was taken at the Halifax VIA Rail Station.
Thank you Crystal LeBlanc for taking the photo!
I performed a handful of sets where I sang covers, originals, and Christmas songs.
I even had people singing along with me!
A lovely couple, Gordon and Ellen who even danced to "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"! Thanks Gordon for taking this pic for me!
I was also blessed with staying at Meghan Morrison's house that she grew up in and we recorded this cute little video to wish you a Happy Headbanging Holiday!
I also got to busk at the Halifax VIA Rail!
The lovely Meghan Morrison joined me in a couple songs as well as the talented Leander Mendoza who now resides in Halifax! Check out their websites! http://www.meghanmorrison.com/ http://www.leandermendoza.com
Photo courtesy of Crystal LeBlanc Photography. Check out her work! http://www.crystalleblanc.com/
If you're interested in performing on the VIA Rail, I highly recommend it. You meet a lot of people, you perform for a lot of people, and you can make new fans! I sold 14 CDs in one day and gladly gave away a whole bunch of "I'm Worth It" buttons to many new fans.
It was shaky due to the fact that I was on a train - there were times when the train would stop unexpectedly and I would be in mid song and almost lose my balance! Thankfully I have enough training that my voice didn't skip a beat - literally speaking.
Above all it was TONS OF FUN! I plan to do it again! Stay tuned, and maybe I can see you on the train!
Thank you to all the passengers and employees I met on the train and all the people who showed their support by purchasing "I'm Worth It"!
Martin & Connie
Ellen & Gordon
Luke, Julie, & Wylie
Brian & Mary
Ian & Sylvia
Joey, Dave, Joe, Vernon, Johanne, Monique, Rolande
And all the people I didn't get a chance to learn their names or chat with.
Tuesday November 20th UPDATE!
Sorry for the delay! I've been busy working on recording my new album which is set to be released in April 2013!
Good news! I'll be PERFORMING my way from MONTREAL to HALIFAX on the VIA Rail December 16-19. I'll be singing some of Canada's favourite artists' famous hits as well as my own.
Now, before the year ends, and to some of you, before the world ends, here are some performance dates I'd love to say hi to you at!
Saturday November 24th, 2012
"Naughty Nadz November Fundraiser"
8:30 pm * $5 or unopened toy
All proceeds go to the Sick Kids Foundation
@Naughty Nadz -
1590 Dundas Street East, Unit 3, MISSISSAUGA, ON, L4X 2Z2
Thursday November 29th, 2012
9pm * Free
McLeans Pub - 1210 Rue Peel MONTREAL, QC H3B 2T6
Friday December 7th, 2012
9pm * $5
@Bassline Station Pub And Eatery - 2557 Baseline Rd OTTAWA, Ontario K2H 7B3
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 9pm - 11pm @ The Gladstone Hotel located at 1214 Queen Street West Toronto (view map). I Hope you can come to the free event! And feel free to stay after for some karoake :)
I'm working with the superstar musician, Mickey Rodriguez aka my awesome drummer on a new EP! I'll soon be hitting the studio with Peter Linseman to lay down some tracks for your listening pleasure.
The release date is scheduled for early 2013. Stay tuned!
Did you know I co-host a podcast? It's called 'insauga.com podcast' and you can hear Khaled Iwamura and I talk about amazing music and events happening around Mississauga and its surrounding areas! Here's the link!
Sunday August 12th, 2012
I hosted and produced an event called, Wonder Women V, which took place at the Celebration Square Amphitheatre on August 8th, 2012. The goal of this event is to spread empowerment to all through female artists. We had singer-songwriters, dancers, comedians, spoken word artists, and a talented painter. Along with sending out messages about confidence and positive self-esteem through different forms of art, we raised $160 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! Here's an article with photos from the successful event: http://www.insauga.com/the-wonder-women-concert
Sunday August 12, 2012
"SNOWFLAKES IN AUGUST"
AUGUST 25TH, 2012
I'll be hosting and performing at this free event to raise awareness for Myasthenia Gravis
Korean-Canadian Cultural Centre
1133 Leslie Street, North York, Toronto, CA
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Good Mood, Food, Exhibit & Entertainment! Free Admission. Doors open at 1 p.m., info-session about Myasthenia Gravis also known as the "Snowflakes Disease" at 2 p.m., and LIVE performances at 3 p.m. onwards! Fun-filled and informative evening guaranteed!
Monday July 30, 2012
A BIG THANK YOU to those who came to Celebration Square on Friday July 27th, 2012 to my first big concert where I opened up for the Juno-Nominated jazz-sensation Jill Barber! Some photos below! Check out some more cool photos in the 'photo gallery'.
LENE, MEAN, & GREEN PRODUCTIONS presents WONDER WOMEN V in Concert at the CELEBRATION SQUARE AMPHITHEATRE!
I will be hosting the Wonder Women Concert August 8th, 2012 7:30pm. Along with the showcase, LMG Productions are holding two workshops "Artistic Self-Esteem Workshop" August 3rd, 2012 5pm-7pm at the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre "Wonder Women Unite!" a networking and workshop where Meghan Morrison teaches you to "How to Promote Yourself as an Artist" August 8th, 2012 3:00 pm - 4:30pm at Boston Pizza Square One.
New show added!
Inspired Productions presents VOICES A line-up of established and emerging artists. August 10th, 2012 at the Revival 8pm $10 advanced $15 at the door:
Closer To You - I'm Worth It