Sounds in the 6ix
June 22, 2017 • 6:00-10:30 pm • Revival Bar, Toronto
Sounds in the 6ix is an interactive music event featuring local bands that will compete for votes from the audience and a panel of judges to determine a winner.
The event also includes a photo booth, silent auction, food & drinks, door prizes and more – so don’t miss out on the fun! All proceeds from Sounds in the 6ix support Raising the Roof’s national homelessness prevention initiatives.
Carlos Bustamante, Host of YTV’s The Zone and Big Fun Movies
The Good Alibis
Don’t believe the FAKE NEWS, this band is the most amazing band in the world. The lead guitarist, he is a great guy. Very smart. He is going to do a very good job on guitar. And the lead singer is AMAZING. She will sing very loud and clear. The bass player is really tall. I mean REALLY TALL! #olympicvolleyballtall The drummer is a bad person and a LEAKER. Probably vacations in Mexico #cancunsnowbird Don’t believe him when he says the band has not rehearsed in months. Anyway, these Russians musicians can really play. So come out to this great event and help make it the biggest fund raiser ever in the history of Bar Revival and that means ROOFS, ROOFS, ROOFS! #homelessness #soundsinthe6ix #drakeifyouareinthe6plsdropby
Six degrees of separation. Five musicians, three phone calls, one jam session…and Nightshade is born. This brand new Toronto band, formed in early 2017, combines the eclectic and superb talents of John McMillan (Guitar), Keiko Gutierrez (Bass), Kevin Costa (Drums), Lucas Durand (Sax), and Maria G (Vocals). Nightshade has performed in various charity concerts for the benefit of SickKids, March of Dimes (Rock For Dimes 2017 winners) and Toronto General Hospital Lung Transplant Research.
Hailing from Toronto, Unknown Element is livening up dance floors everywhere with the power of timeless funk, indie and classic rock. Having honed the eclectic backgrounds of its band members to produce a sound of their own, Unknown Element has a consistent message to deliver: you will have fun.
The DJ/VJ: B1naryFunk
Aaron Mossey and Heidi Wallace are the DJ/VJ duo behind B1naryFunk, a locally based, new music and video ecosystem fusing indie electronica, retro, future-house and hip-hop over live-synced video projection from the vast corners of pop culture. Their regular night: B1naryFunk/#1dj1vj3drummers at “3030 Dundas West” in the Junction pairs their music and video with 3 live, improvisational drummer/percussionists. Aaron has been DJing for close to 20 years where he spent much of that time spinning Progressive House in some of Toronto’s most iconic after-hours clubs.
Samantha Martin is a Toronto based musician, songwriter, singer, band leader, and studied Business at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB. She has released three full length albums since 2008, and several EPs – most recently “Send The Nightingale” with her band Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. TV shows “Bloodline” and “Rogue” have used her songs in 2016 episodes – and she has been nominated 5 times for Maple Blues Awards. With Delta Sugar she has played major festivals in Canada, the US and Germany – and has a new CD due for release in late 2017.
Recent transplant to Toronto from St. John’s Newfoundland, Chad Murphy has spent the last 10 years playing in dozens of bands and shows in his hometown. Playing everything from the Eagles to the Foo Fighters, he’s been practicing professionalism and diversity. Chad studied classical music at Memorial University and has been teaching music professionally for the last 13 years. Having played with some of the best musicians on the East Coast, he has honed his abilities and learned something about what it takes, beyond sheer talent, to be a successful band.
Mike Atom hosts the Afternoon Drive show on 105.9FM The Region. He started as the guy-on-the-scene “Mobile Mike” at CFNY 102.1 and spent six years attending events across the province and broadcasting live on location. After his time at CFNY, Mike moved to 680CFTR where he was the on-air mobile broadcast guy for Jesse and Gene, Tom Rivers and Tarzan Dan and continued his live reports from across the province. Mike moved on to television writing, production and then eventually executive producing over 1000 episodes of television and TV commercials. The TV industry lead him back to his real love, on-air hosting as he launched a series of podcasts from his Toronto studios. Mike became one of the original on-air hosts on 105.9 The Region, York Region’s FM/HD radio station. He loves living and working in York Region.
Rosie Ferguson is an On-Air Host and the Music Director at York Region’s radio station, 105.9 The Region. She spent eight years at The Weather Network in a variety of roles including live on the air as a weather broadcaster and as programming manager in charge of studio operations. She then moved on to CTV’s Dome Productions coordinating mobile productions for MLB, NHL and many other live events including the Much Music Video Awards. Rosie has also worked for the Toronto International Film Festival and volunteers on the Family Advisory Board at Surrey Centre providing support to the families of children who have received a diagnosis of autism. Rosie holds degrees in English and Sociology from the University of Toronto and Radio and Television from Ryerson University.
Our Proud Sponsors
Special Thanks To:
Kathleen Peace, Investment Planning Counsel
This has been the second year of Sounds in the 6ix, and it was strongly influenced by the team that previously organized Battle of the 6ix. For 2017, as a result of your generosity, $35,000 was raised in support of our national initiatives to prevent homelessness. Without your time and dedication, this would not have been possible!
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