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Hicks & Dawe at the Old Nick, M Factor Mondays with Elana Harte

The Old Nick – Feb 16, 2015

Monday the 16th, after lazing about for the long weekend, you’re going to want a drink. And I know just where you can get one. And some music to wash away those Monday blues. The Old Nick on The Danforth, that’s where.

Elana Harte has invited us back again to be part of M Factor Mondays, this time with Elana herself kicking it off, of course, followed by the talented Kim Koren and us with sets of our own. The show starts at 7:30.

Steps from the subway, so easy to get to and back from. Another unique lineup of tunes from us, and again we’ll be joined by Neil Kitagawa andMarthalee Aykroyd.

So whether you’re celebrating Louis Riel Day, Islander Day, Family Day, or just Happy Day, come celebrate with us …

We’re almost halfway through winter. We share your suffering. But we can help! And we will. If you come to Graffiti’s this Thursday we’ll warm you up. Guaranteed.

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Starting at 7, we’ll be playing three sets of music interspersed with a number of crowd warming activities like watching you drink alcohol. And helping. We’ll be done a bit after 10, so lots of time to get some sleep afore the joys of Friday morning.

Doc and I, joined again by Lost in Sparse – Neil Kitagawa on sax & bass and Martha Aykroyd on percussion and backup vocals. As always a unique set of tunes, never to be heard this way again.

100th person to arrive gets a special door prize…

Graffiti's 14/12/04 PosterOK – it’s on. We’ve got the raffle tickets (free!), and some of the decorations. We’ve got a setlist. Neil has broken out the baritone sax and a pennywhistle. Martha has broken out in harmonies.

By way of saying thanks to those who come out, we’ll have some free giveaways for the raffle like last year, but different, of course. Who knows what – and it’s not too late if you have a suggestion …

We’ve got at least 4 seasonal tunes folded in to the mix, but not ones you hear regularly, if at all. Me on banjos, Doc on guitar, Neil Kitagawa and Martha Aykroyd as Lost in Sparse with horns, bass and percussion.

‘Twas a barrel of fun last year, and will be again. Hope you can make it.

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Forget Hallowe’en. Toronto’s mayoral election is far scarier. Oct 27th is the big day. So scary that we’re making sure to be in a place where we can drown our sorrows at the bar and soothe our souls with some great music as the results roll in.

That place is the Old Nick, where we’re honoured to have been invited back by Elana Harte for another M Factor Mondays. We’ve got another kick-ass set of tunes, but quite different than the last one we played there.

We’ll be joined again by the inimitable Lost in Sparse – Marthalee Aykroyd on percussion and Neil Kitagawa on sax and bass.

Please come out – we want to be among friends when the news comes out, and you do too … group hugs may help

7:30 PM (we’ll be on about 8:30 or so)

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Never surrender. The schools may be full, the roads may be full, the leaves may look a bit less green than last week. But we shall prevail – summer is not yet done. Help us make it linger by joining us for some musical spell casting next Thursday at Graffiti’s. The more people, the more likely summer will last at least another few weeks; these spells require participation.

For this fine evening, we will be joined by Lost in Sparse, namely Neil Kitagawa on saxophone and bass, and Martha Aykroyd on percussive things and background vocals. As usual, we have a unique 3-set grouping of tunes, 36 to be exact, that we have never played in this way before, nor will again. Some new very cool tunes, too.

First set starts at 7:30, we’re probably done by 10:30 or so. So come on down – it’s Thursday night and you’ll be fine on Friday, even better because you will know deep inside you have helped extend summer.

September 11th, 2014
7:30PM until 11 or so
Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
130 Baldwin Street (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)

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Once again we have been honoured to join Elana Harte on her M-Factor Mondays shows at The Old Nick. We’ll be playing one kick-ass set somewhere about 8:30 or so.

123 Danforth,
south side, just east of Broadview

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Don’t know about you, but I need to party this winter into a distant memory. There are just too many people I didn’t get to see being cooped up in the cold and ice. So on the 28th – remedies shall be had! I want to see your mugs and say hello, and help you wash this winter right out of your boots.

Friday the 28th, at 8:30 after dinner, we will be rocking the roof down at Graffiti’s. We’ve worked up some killer sets, including the legendary one what had ’em pounding the floor at the Old Nick in February. Me, Doc on The Gibson, Neil on sax and bass, and Martha holding down some beats with various percussive mechanicals.

Hope you can make it.
Loren

March 28th, 2014
8:30PM until just after midnight
Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
130 Baldwin Street (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)