Category Archives: Concert

December 07

The 15th Annual Andy Kim’s-Toronto Christmas Show@The Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Wed.,Dec.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Andy Kim’s 15th Annual Toronto Christmas show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre charity concert featured: Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Tracey Ullman, Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club, Jake Clemons, Jessica Mitchell with Tim Hicks, Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene and more. 15 years of Andy Kim giving back to […]

December 02

The Salvation Army Presents Christmas In The Square & Toy Mountain Kick Off @Yonge Dundas Square– Friday, November 29, 2019

By Sally Warburton Yonge Dundas Square was filled with brave souls – people who were freezing cold but whose hearts were warmed by the beautiful music, dancing and overall feeling of happiness created by Juno award winning R & B artist MC Dru and all the young people who performed on stage. Live entertainment started […]

November 25

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 concert showcase Decades: The Toronto Sound of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s@Phoenix Concert Theatre-Thurs,Nov.21st,2019

By Sally Warburton & Photography by Wayne Baggs Held at the epic Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, November 21st was a night to celebrate Canadian songwriters, to hear the music and reminisce about the history of Canadian music. Awards were presented and then the songs were sung! Executive Director of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

November 24

Peacebuilders Canada – An Evening with David Clayton-Thomas Concert /Fundraiser@Koerner Hall-Wed.,Nov.20th,2019

By Sally Warburton and Photography By Wayne Baggs November 20th was an evening to support Youth Justice. Restorative Justice. Social Justice. These are the values of Peacebuilders Canada. Peacebuilders’ Founder Eva Marszewski proudly oversaw the evening. VIP guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvre in the elegant reception area before the concert. Guests had the chance […]

November 08

Myles Goodwyn@Hugh’s Room Live-Mon.,Nov.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Oh, what a night. When a band warms up the tubes doing SRV’s Scuttle Buttin they have my attention, because you’ve got to have chops to pull that off. The guitar work of Warren Robert’s was just amazing as was the keyboard artistry of Ross Ballard. Combine that with the tight rhythm […]

October 15

Sultans of String release “I Am A Refugee” single and video with Somali Refugee Poet and Multimedia Artist Ifrah Mansour

“It seems that Sultans of String can’t get out of bed at the moment without finding themselves nominated for one award or another… In a word: Magnificent!” — Rock n’ Reel Magazine “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn… The very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules!” — Maverick […]

October 14

Canadians Daniel Tate & GRAMMY Award-Winning Rob Bowman Unleash Stunning Time Capsule of Toronto’s Most Iconic Concert Moments

The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto Concert History Features Foreword by Geddy Lee, Brings Mass-Followed Instagram Account to Life Available October 26, 2019 through Dundurn. First it was an Instagram must-follow, now it’s a book! From Duke Ellington to David Bowie to Daft Punk, Toronto has played host to many music legends, making its […]

October 13

Dar Williams@Hugh’s Room Live -Fri.,Oct.11th,2019

By Wayne Baggs On a stage alone with just an acoustic guitar is about as vulnerable as a musician can get. Personal songs that represent her thoughts on not only her own life but those of the broader forces in the world, Dar writes songs that matter. Like all great songwriters, Dar is more than […]

October 05

Fashion Heals For SickKids-Wednesday, October 2nd,2019- The Atrium@Ricarda’s

The 5th annual Fashion Heals was a party for a cause – with fine food and drink, and a one-of-a-kind fashion show curated by Toronto’s premier fashion consultancy, La Closette. http://www.fashionheals4sickkids.com hosted by, Melissa Grelo and Jess Allen of CTV’s The Social, and with a live performance by Karl Wolf and much more: Open bar, […]

October 01

The 18th Annual Little World Music Festival With-Teto Preto@Revival Bar-Sun.,Sept.28th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam & Wayne Baggs At the Revival Bar as part of the 18th Annual Little World Music Festival, Teto Preto dished up a challenge to moral complacency. The music and performance of Teto Preto is a political tour de force soundtrack of Sao Paulo Brazil’s dystopian climate. Teto Preto is a collaboration between […]

September 29

Madison Violet@Hugh’s Room Live-Thursday, September 26, 2019

By Wayne Baggs Madison Violet’s music and performance will give you goose bumps. The depth of the lyric content combined with the emotionally stunning harmonizing can bring tears if you’re not careful. I observed a few. Hugh’s Room Live setting only enhances that feeling. This isn’t the sugary boohoo broken heart sap. There is a […]

September 27

CANDYRAT GUITAR NIGHT WITH LUCA STRICAGNOLI AND GARETH PEARSON @HUGH’S ROOM LIVE-Sat.,Sept.21st,2019

By Wayne Baggs If you’re unfamiliar with the names Gareth Pearson or Luca Stricagnoli, then where have you been? Millions of YouTube views to their credit, I know you know them. Both own offensively tasteful chord inversions and innovative styles. Lead guitar mesmerisingly winding its way effortlessly from Chet to Django and Lenny Breau, they […]

September 23

Sue Foley@Hugh’s Room-Mon., Sept.9th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Like all great Blues players, Ottawa native, Sue Foley honours the greats of the blues history. Such as Willie Dixon, Albert Collins and Mother Maybelle Carter. With her trademark Paisley Pink Telecaster, Sue has the well-honed skills and feeling to do that. Sue’s unique thumb-finger picking style gets every bit of feeling from […]

September 23

Kensington Market Jazz Festival. Sept. 13,14&15,2019

By Wayne Baggs Molly Johnson knows how to throw a party. Great musicians playing great music in one of the best settings of Toronto. What a great place to hang out for a weekend of jazz. Kensington Market in the middle of September is alive. From intimate piano solos at Tom’s Place to full out […]

September 23

HANGGAI@Revival Bar-Thurs.,Sept.19th,2019

By Wayne Baggs On Thursday, September 19th, Small World Music Society -http://smallworldmusic.com/ – brought Hanggai 杭盖 (China) to the Revival Bar. They exposed me to a unique live music experience. Hanggai is a Beijing based band that creatively blends traditional Mongolian music with contemporary rock. The music and performances are very compelling. My lack of […]