Showcase 4

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 20:30 to 23:00

Alysha Brilla

2015 Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. She is Tanzanian-Canadian of the Indian diaspora. Her second full length album “Womyn” was released Sept 2014 and the title track was CBC Radio Song Of The Week. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound which has been featured on stages internationally. WOMYN is the follow up to her Juno Nominated debut album, “In My Head”. The music video for her Swahili-infused song,”Nobody”, won the 2013 Ibiza Music Video Festival Fan Choice Award. Brilla’s music has been featured on major network television shows such as “King and Degrassi; the Next Generation”

Womyn - Alysha Brilla

Contact Room Booth: 
7
Contact: 
Nicole Rochefort, AIM: Artists In Motion
Phone: 
(416) 953-5752

Ayrad

2015 Juno-Award nominee Ayrad explores myriad musical styles, shifting from Andalusian and Berber rhythms to Reggae, Rai and Latin grooves. The six-piece collective, composed of extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, is distinguished by its moving poetry, its inspiring melodies and its improvisatory skills. In addition to own compositions, the group breathes new life into pieces drawn from the Maghrebian, Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan-Jewish repertoires.

Contact Room Booth: 
32
Contact: 
Jean-Francois Guindon, Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Phone: 
(514) 312-7142

Frank Meschkuleit

“My Big Fat German Puppet Show” is part circus, part puppetry, part stand-up, and all fun. Combining my past work experience as a puppeteer with “”Jim Henson’s Muppets”” and my inclination towards the bizarre, “My Big Fat…” is a hilarious variety act that is as touching as it is funny. After being alive for 52 years, I have a perspective, and I’m not afraid to share it with an audience! This show is not for children, but aimed at the child in everyone.

Puppetry styles vary from rod puppet, found object, to Muppet-style, but presented in a format you have to see to believe.

Winner of the “Just For Laughs Best Comedy of the Fringe Award” at the 2014 Montreal Fringe.

Picked as a “Must See” 2014 Montreal Fringe.

I love performing this show!

My Big Fat German Puppet Show Small 1

Contact Room Booth: 
51
Contact: 
Frank Meschkuleit, Invisible Inc.
Phone: 
(905) 403-9300

Peter Katz

2012 JUNO nominee.

Expressing both intense joy and aching sadness, Peter Katz’s songs, carried by his passionate, intimate voice, guide us through the gamut of human experience. “Try listening without getting goosebumps”. London Free Press

Peter Katz, joined by his incredibly talented band put on a very powerful and compelling performance.

Katz has been touring for a few years now and has been selling out shows in Canada, The UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, etc and teaming up with other brilliantly talented musicians such as Royal Wood and Glen Hansard.

Peter Katz - Brother (ft Royal Wood) - Official Video

Contact Room Booth: 
1
Contact: 
Sean Russell, BaselineMUSIC

Shane Cook

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers rely on their deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario for the core of their sound, yet also draw on styles as broad as folk, roots, country, alternative, contemporary and jazz. Their superbly crafted arrangements are a modern and exhilarating approach to fiddle tunes and dance.

The Woodchippers’ performances thrive on an exciting mix of dynamic musicianship, high energy and engaging stage presence. With youth on their side, they are quickly building a reputation for their humour and spontaneity. Whether they are playing at a festival, a dance or in an intimate theatre, you won’t find an unresponsive toe in the audience!

Shane Cook & the Woodchippers

Contact Room Booth: 
27/28
Contact: 
Robert Missen, Bobolink
Phone: 
(905) 632-6047