Sounds in the 6ix is back for its third edition and we are thrilled! Who is the Master of Ceremony? Who are the judges? Who are the competing bands? Read our latest blog article and get to learn everything about it!
Sounds in the 6ix is held on June 6, 2018, at the Revival Bar Toronto.
The Master of Ceremonies
Our 2018 M.C is Andrew “Chappy” Chapman! He began telling jokes in comedy clubs while still in High School in small town Ottawa. Since moving to Toronto – he’s been Hosting TV Shows for DISCOVERY, YTV, DISNEY XD and CMT. He portrayed W.C. Fields on Murdoch Mysteries and entertained the RCAF in Kuwait. Performing all over Canada including every small town you never heard of, Chapman’s Comedy is like New Hardwood Floors “Clean, Fresh and Polished”. We are so grateful to have him on board for this year musical competition!
Matthew Romeo (aka DJ Romeo)
At a mere 26 years old, Toronto-based Matthew Romeo (formerly known as DJ Romeo) has become an in-demand DJ, Producer, Influencer and globetrotting Brand Ambassador. Matthew’s career trajectory over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary, as he’s quite literally gone from rags (at the age of 18, Romeo experienced a bout of homelessness when he moved to Toronto from Windsor, Ontario with $1.11 and two bags of clothes) to newfound DJ notoriety and online success (he’s a social media phenomenon with almost 100k Instagram followers).
Toronto-based Ori Dagan is taking jazz to exciting new places. The award-winning singer-songwriter is, quite simply, an original. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan’s third recording, “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon, featuring 5 original songs inspired by facets of Cole’s life, music, and legacy, with highly esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. In a career move as bold as Ori’s singing, “Nathaniel” is the first visual album in the jazz genre: a collection of 12 music videos.
Oui B. Jamon
Oui B. Jamon is a good times party band that will get people up dancing and keep them there. They put their own jazzy blues stamp on classics, gems, and rarities. They have played hundreds of fundraising gigs for the likes of CIBC’s “Run For The Cure”, CANFAR’s “AIDSbeat”, Peacebuilders International’s “Spring For Peace”, March of Dimes Canada’s “Rock For Dimes”, Lawyers International Food Enterprise’s “Rock For Life” and corporate gigs galore.
Black Creek Reign
Black Creek Reign is an up and coming 3 piece band straight out of the Toronto area. Comprised of the talented trio of Darren Armoogam, Lex Stultz, and Shane Joseph, they’ve been introducing the scene to a killer mixture of Funk, Blues, Reggae, Rock, and Pop. After debuting at the NXNE festival two years ago, they’ve been non-stop performing at well-known venues like the Hard Rock Café, The Opera House, The Cavern, and Lee’s Palace just to name a few. Look out for them everywhere on social media @blackcreekreign and watch out for their newest release “Excommunicado” out this August!
The Soul Practitioners
Returning 2017 Sounds In the 6ix champions combine the eclectic and superb talents of John McMillan (Guitar), Keiko Gutierrez (Bass), Ryan Sullivan (Drums), Lucas Durand (Sax), and Joanna Swan (Vocals). These dedicated musicians have, over the years and in various bands, been an integral part of a community of performers donating their time and talent at events for the benefit of SickKids, March of Dimes, CANFAR, Bloorview Research Institute, Heart and Strike Foundation, Ausum Charity for Autism, Red Door Family Shelter and Toronto General Hospital Lung Transplant Research.
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.
Chef Jagger Gordon
Jagger Gordon’s mission began in 2014 after he witnessed the copious amount of food going to waste following every catering gig he hosted with his catering company, Jagger Gordon Catering. He saw a problem and knew there had to be a more efficient way of dealing with our food wastage issue. To test his theory, Jagger decided to open up a pop-up kitchen in the Trinity Bellwood Park, on Queen Street West in Toronto. Within three hours, he served over 300 meals to the community for free with food that would have otherwise been destined for the landfill. His theory was recognized by this simple test and his deep desire to feed those less fortunate became his vision and mission in life.
Mac & Cheese station (Truffle Mac & Cheese; Pulled Wild Boar Mac & Cheese) **gluten free & organic
S’More Marshmallow station
Noodle vegan station
Potato fritte station
Slider and carving station
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