ARI raises $1000 for mental health awareness

Who: ARI
When: November 29, 2017
Where: The Piston, Toronto ON

Toronto alt-pop singer ARI recently hosted a short film screening and live performance to raise funds for jack.org, a mental health focused organization whose mandate is to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and to ensure all Canadians receive the care and help they need. Proceeds from the show were donated to the organization, and the full house raised $1,000.

The singer took over The Piston for a performance and a private preview screening for a rough cut of a short film dedicated to mental health awareness, the film was an authentic and honest look into experiences with mental health.

Following the screening, ARI hit the stage for a performance previewing a number of tracks from her upcoming EP Dis-Order. Adopting a mix of electro-pop and alt-rock, the singer effortlessly blends genres for catchy music that’ll make you think.  The singer opened with “Pretty Little Villains,” from her last EP Tunnel Vision, and instantly captured the attention of the room with her strong vocals and performative stage presence.

Opening up with tracks like “Stay v Go” and “Vapors,” and showing her edgy side with “Cattle Call,” ARI’s versatility both as a songwriter and performer made for an unforgettable show as she switched between more fun, light-hearted tunes that had the crowd dancing, to impactful emotionally-charged numbers.

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I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.

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