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Across the Board

June 8,  2018 by Dan Gordon I was browsing Bandcamp’s #toronto hashtag and I came across a new release by Toronto’s Across The Board. I listened to the new track “She’s Listening” and really liked what I heard.  A powerful voice backed-up with obviously talented musicians. I always like to learn more about musicians and bands so I clicked on the various links to Across The Board’s web presence. What [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|

Left Left Right Right

by Dan Gordon June 5, 2018 I have an eclectic taste in music but I’m a  Rock ‘n’ Roll guy at heart. There is no doubt that Left Left Right Right’s newly released two song collection is quality rock ‘n’ roll. Gritty distorted guitar and bass along with hard-driving drums add up to two great sounding rock tracks. Good for: listening to while driving lonely back roads in your dream [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|

Extended Layover

June 1, 2018 by Dan Gordon Extended Layover by Mingjia Chen & James Fernando This is music. Sophisticated yet pure and focused, featuring the beautiful voice of Mingjia Chen supported by some equally beautiful piano playing. My favourite tracks in this eight-song collection are: Summer Moonlight Waitling with a Smile And a fantastic cover of Oasis’ Champagne Supernova. I’ll be turning the lights down, glass of wine or fine whisky [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|

Blasé by LAii

May 25, 2018 by Dan Gordon Another day, another beautiful, strong female voice to review. A few days ago I discovered the raspy, garage rock power of Rosalia Vagalatis . Today it’s the dynamic, soothing R&B sound of LAii. My two favourite tracks in this six-song collection is Ride (the first track) and Dreaming (the last track) but both bookend four other complex, quality songs. My first impression of these [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|

The Bloomers

May 22, 2018 by Dan Gordon Today I fell in love with a voice – the voice of The Bloomers Rosalia Vagalatis. Raspy, mature, elegant, controlled and confident. All words that I would use to describe this powerful, female rock voice that is the heart and soul of Toronto's The Bloomers. I smiled as I listened. I cheered her on as she sang while her band played. Check her out: [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|

High Court County

May 15, 2018 by Dan Gordon I was recently introduced to Southern Ontario country rockers High Court County and their newest EP titled Here We Go Again. I had a good listen to the EP yesterday and all three tracks are very strong but my personal favourite is Bonfire Friday Night. I probably listened to that song 10 times yesterday. The intro guitar riff leading to drums then bass is [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|

The Start of Something

Toronto’s music and W&S Music by Dan Gordon April/2018 Toronto has an exceptionally vibrant and diverse arts scene, and I’m very proud that I was born and raised here – growing up immersed in that culture. I want to make our music culture even stronger, so I’m on a search for Toronto’s new and talented, yet-to-be-discovered, just-emerging singers, songwriters, musicians and bands. I have some pretty big plans for W&S [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|