Sounds in the 6ix
June 9, 2016 • 7-11:00 pm
Thank you to all who joined us for a fantastic evening at Sounds in the 6ix! As a result of your generosity, $29,000 was raised in support of our national initiatives to prevent youth homelessness.
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 will also include 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.
Sounds in the 6ix would not be possible without the generous support of our community Sponsors.
For Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Leanne Boutwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Ceremonies (MC)
Stu Robb is very excited to be the MC for the first annual Sounds in the 6ix event supporting Raising the Roof. While he has been a DJ since University, Stu is a musician himself, playing in many bands for almost 30 years. Stu plays 8 instruments with a focus on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar. Currently playing in a band called Big Racket, he performs throughout the year at various events. Stu has also been an MC for other charity events and played or MC’d other battle of bands in Toronto, having won 3 consecutive years.
Stu is currently the Vice President of Business Development for SafeBridge Financial. He’s looking forward to participating in this successful fundraising event.
John Brower became a seminal figure in the Toronto music scene in 1963 when his high school rock band The Diplomats were amongst a small number of bands that reigned supreme on the Toronto circuit. His early concerts paved the way for rock promotion to become one of the country’s biggest exports. He was the first to bring major rock artists to Canada on a weekly basis in Toronto. His club The Rockpile, a late 60’s venue, held sway to everyone from The Who to Led Zeppelin and brought international stars to Toronto every week during the formative rock years. For his rock and roll revival in September of ‘69 he invited John Lennon who appeared unannounced with the Plastic Ono Band featuring Eric Clapton.
His life’s work has included poetry, creative writing, social activism and generosity of the human spirit. He is currently producing film and television properties based on his personal experiences in the music business.
Kristina Falcomer is a passionate and resourceful Live Sound/Radio Engineer with 9+ years of experience in production and development, film and music editing, and radio broadcasting. She has worked with notable artists such as Broken Social Scene and Feist at Syndicate Sound recording studios and radio stations 103.5 and 96.3.
As a visual artist, she draws her inspiration from the world around her, Kristina produces provocative pieces that arise from a single question: “What does it mean to be alive to the extreme?” Her passion for timeless style and the influence it has on people reflects in her art. The simplicities and mysterious complexities of the individual and the world are recurring themes. Her art has evolved from traditional to contemporary, but always reflects her unique personal style.
Kristina’s work has been in many galleries and can be found in myriad of private art collections in Canada and abroad. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. To learn more, visit www.kristinafalcomer.com
Gordon Weiske is a Canadian film and entertainment producer. A career that now spans two decades, Gordon has worked on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster feature film productions.
In 2008, Gordon partnered with Intellectual Property lawyer Mike Andrews and Co‐Founded CanWood Entertainment Inc, a global entertainment company with its head office in Toronto, Canada. Gordon works as a producer and handles the creative development for all of CanWood’s entertainment productions, making it his personal mission to not only produce great productions for domestic and international audiences, but to create a much needed studio system that will nurture script writers, create production jobs, and establish co‐productions.
Cathy Young is a Canadian Juno Award recipient and nominee, vocalist, songwriter, producer, guitarist, harmonica and kazoo player, a Yorkville legend and Canadian music Icon. Her first album on Mainstream Records USA ‘A Spoonful of Cathy Young’ was Billboard Magazine’s ‘Pick of the Week’. Cathy received a Juno Award for Best New Artist and was a Juno Nominee the following year for Best Female Artist for her 2nd album ‘Travel Stained’ on GRT Records. She has repeatedly toured Asia, Middle East, Europe, Cyprus, Australia, Hawaii, USA & the Caribbean. She was a regular vocalist on the Rita McNeil show and Specials. She has also voice-directed award winning Video Games. Cathy’s focus is recording, developing talent and mentoring.
Toronto’s Addington County Revue will be performing and competing at Sounds in the 6ix. The band puts on shows and play songs to remind you that Classic Rock, Folk and Blues are classic for a reason, that the sound may be old but it’s far from dead.
Give ACR a listen and be sure to come out and support them on June 9th!
For more information on ACR, visit their website.
Conrad Black Sabbath, all journalists with connections to the National Post, burst on the scene in late 2014 with their unique ability to mix metal, country and rap into something resembling musical entertainment. They cram as much fun into a 30-minute set as Conrad Black crams syllables into a 30-second sound bite. Direct from Postmedia’s Bloor Street headquarters, they’re on a Mission from Godfrey.
Hailing from Toronto, MARS plays both original and cover material and is livening up dance floors everywhere with the power of timeless funk, indie and classic rock. MARS is riding the wave of a great debut at Canadian Music Week, having honed the eclectic backgrounds of its band members to produce a sound of their own.
The members of Redlight Ranch were raised on a steady diet of Classic Rock, John Hughes movies and sugary cereals, and they wear their influences on their collective sleeve: The swagger of the Stones, the thundering rhythm of Zeppelin, blistering guitar leads from the tallest Marshall Stacks and the heartbreaking poignancy of The Go Gos. But like all great alchemy, the output of REDLIGHT RANCH is far more potent, mystical and dangerous than the sum of its ingredients.
A preview of what you can listen to live on June 9th!
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the great silent auction items you can bid on at Sounds in the 6ix!
Exclusive Live Auction Item!
Sounds in the 6ix will take place at Revival, a music venue in downtown Toronto. See the below map for address and directions:
While Sounds in the 6ix is a new event, it has been strongly influenced by the same team that previously organized Battle of the 6ix. We’re pleased to work collaboratively with this great group on what’s bound to be another fantastic musical evening!
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