Posts Tagged ‘music’

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 …

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 …

Magic Mic Poster #JunctionTO March 7, 2014

Open Mic Poster

I have been asked again to host the Yor Magic Open Mic at the Magic Oven on Keele in The Junction on Saturday, March 7th, from 2 – 6PM.

This has turned into quite the event, with more people trying to sign up than we have time for and more people gathering to listen than we have chairs for.

This week I’ll be accompanied by my good buddy Neil Kitagawa on bass and sax for my small opening bit, and possibly some guitar playing friends for a bit of a jam. After that – we’ve has so many talented performers – musicians, comics, poets, storytellers … I expect it will be quite  the afternoon.

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!

 

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.

Hicks & Dawe @Graffitti's Jan 29th 2015

Gig Poster

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…