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Hicks & Dawe Holiday Party Dec 10, 2015

Hicks & Dawe 2015 Holiday Party

Reserve the date! Whatever you celebrate, come celebrate with us. It’s the 3rd annual H&D Holiday Party at Graffiti’s. We’ll be decorating the place (that alone you should see), and once again having a number of cool door prizes including, yes, some handmade organic Chocolate Jesuses (Jesi?) from COCO.

We’ll be playing three sets, but probably shorter ones so we can chat and catch up with everyone. We want to party, too! So if you haven’t been out in a while, this is the one to come to. As usual – no cover.

Doc on guitar, me on banjos, and Neil on sax and bass.

Hicks & Dawe Halloween at Graffiti's

Hicks & Dawe Halloween

We need no excuse to party. But Hallowe’en does make a good one. Thursday the 29th we’ll be at Graffiti’s early to dress the place up a bit and put us in a scary mood. Then, just after 7 we’ll start a completely new set list of tunes to back up your partying. We’ll be doing 3 sets, done by 10:30 or thereabouts, plenty early enough to be in shape for Friday. Or come for just one, whatever turns your broom.

Some of us will be in costumes. You can, too. In fact – please! Prize for the best one.

Doc on guitar, Loren on banjos, and Neil on sax and bass … Be there or be zombified …

Posted: September 21, 2015 in gigs, Hicks & Dawe, music
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Old Nick Poster

Poster of H&D September 28, 2015 at the Old Nick

Ok, It’s September, so what. The leaves are still green, and the sun is still shining. And we’re celebrating what we have, so come and join us at the Old Nick Monday the 28th.

Elana Harte has kindly invited us back as part of her M Factor Mondays series, and we’ll be doing a set or two unlike any we’ve done before. Mostly our original work, with some new material, and some re-imagined older tunes. Doc on Guitar, Neil Kitagawa on sax and bass, and Loren on banjos.

Starts at 7:30 with whatever magic Elana has up her sleeve – if you’ve yet to see her, come! Or come earlier, and have some dinner – we’ll be there if you want to crowd in at our table. We’ll be on 8:30 or so, playing up a storm

At last. Some swelter. Took long enough. Now to start washing it down with some cold drinks, snappy conversation, and easy music. And I know just the place …

H&D @ Grafitti's June 23, 2015

H&D @ Grafitti’s June 23, 2015

Join us this coming Tuesday, June 23rd, for an early evening of energizing frivolity ending plenty soon enough to make your Wednesday breeze by as if in a dream.

There may be a film crew about, as well. We’ve been honoured to be asked to do some tracks for an upcoming documentary on Kensington Market, and some live shots are needed. Your chance to get yer mug in, should you feel the need.

We will be doing 3 sets starting about 7, and as always, a never-before and never-again mix of tunes. Me on banjos, Doc on guitar, and Neil Kitagawa​ on sax and bass. Shorter sets so we’ll have more time for catching up. Hope you can make it.

H&D Old Nick poster

Hicks & Dawe at the Old Nick poster

We’ve done it again. Elana Harte of The Stiletto Flats fame, and an awesome rocker, has invited us back to her M-Factor Mondays showcase at the The Old Nick on The Danforth. We’ll be playing what we believe to be the “killer set” starting sometime around 8:30.

But please come earlier to hear Elana and crew kick it off with their own killer set about 7:30 … you will not regret it

The Old Nick is on the south side of The Danforth, just east of Broadview Station. The food is great. See you there …

Graffiti's Banner - March 26th, 2015

Graffiti’s Banner – March 26th, 2015

March 26th – 7 – 10 PM – be there or be square.

We’ve cracked the icicles off our ears, put away the snowshoes, and we’re really going to put some spring in our steps. To celebrate, we’re doing something we’ve never done before, including a bunch of tunes we’ve either never played, or not in some years (and never the way we’re doing them this time). Shorter sets, so more time for gabbing, too. Be buckets of fun.

Come and help us enjoy the balmy breezes in Kensington Market on a Thursday evening. And the fine libations at Graffiti’s. Early start so lots of time to get home and rest up for Friday. One show only – no cover – just party. Make us your spring wakeup.

As usual, we will be joined by the Earl of Bassax hisself, Neil Kitagawa.

Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
170 Baldwin (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)
19:00 – 22:00 PM

link to YouTube Hard Times on Signal Hill

Hard Times on Signal Hill

There we were, at Graffiti’s Bar & Grill, with my GoPro on a tripod, to see if we could get anything decent off the floor. A cold, dismal, snowy January 29th, 2015 it was. We’ve had way bigger crowds, but we’ve also had smaller. But just the right size for some recording without a stream of people in and out the door behind us.

As it happens, the gear worked. We’ll figure out how to make it better as we go along, but for now, here it be. I’ll be posting more from this night in the weeks to come as I get the time to edit them.

This tune was written by me in 2001/2 after a delightful trip to Newfoundland. Enjoy!