I am a singer-songwriter and composer, based out of Nashville TN. Not only am I a solo artist who performs all original music, I also write for other artists as well as for TV and film. I am a storyteller by nature and I like to take audience on a journey through song. I often share the inspiration behind how the song came to be, and I feel that the audience really connects to the music and enjoys the show more when they know the story behind each song.
When we’re not singing our songs and playing our instruments, we’re telling jokes and funny stories. We’re on stage to get a laugh and - with any luck - a cheer along the way. And we’ve found that there’s nothing funnier than the truth. Being English-speaking Canadians who live in Montreal, we have a unique perspective on life in Canada. We don’t take anything for granted.
I am an actress and writer. I trained at LAMDA, and have worked for over 30 years playing leading parts in theatre, film and television on both sides of the Atlantic. For the past 25 years, I have also been a student and teacher of mindfulness meditation. In 2010, I completed a three-year Buddhist meditation retreat. Because of the challenges and humour inherent in this strange and paradoxical journey, I was inspired to interweave three stories—my journey on tour with Peter O’Toole as an aspiring young actress, my later experiences in the long retreat, and my complex relationship with my mother. It has been delightful to see that the show resonates not only for theatre people and meditators, but for everyone who has a mother. This was my heartfelt aspiration and goal!
Duo Hoops have been working together for nearly 10 years. They offer a family friendly show that will leave both the children and parents in stitches.
Although skilled circus technicians both Becky and David have chosen to focus more on the relationship between the two characters than the tricks. They share a desire to dive even more deeply into the world of clowning; they are constantly discussing new and innovative ways to surprise and crack up their audiences. Their complementary characters, on stage and in life are the perfect antidote to each other!
Travelling the world telling the story of Paul Robeson and other characters who while not necessarily being as well recognized as they deserve to be, remind us of the greatness of African-descended peoples and in many cases represent the best of humanity.
Tayo Aluko revives one of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance, which was seen at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012, and in London’s West End in October 2013.
THE CANADIAN GUITAR QUARTET has toured extensively in Europe, North, Central and South America, going from one standing ovation to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world.
A favourite at festivals, the CGQ has headlined everywhere from Entre Cuerdas (Chile), Neuötting (Germany), Ramon Noble (Mexico), Yale University’s Guitar Extravaganza (USA), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA) and the Guitar Foundation of America to Parry Sound, Festival Vancouver, Hornby Island, the Ottawa Chamber Music festival and numerous guitar festivals. The CGQ has also been featured on a national Bravo! TV special and Les Productions d’Oz publishes the special “CGQ Collection” distributing world-wide CGQ original music and transcriptions. For Orchestral performances the CGQ play Joaquin Rodrigo’s famous Concierto Andaluz as well as Patrick Roux’s concerto for guitar quartet and orchestra.