Photo Review – SUUNS

Who: Suuns When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 Where: Mod Club, Toronto ON Suuns performed to a packed Mod Club. As a photographer, I found them difficult to shoot as they were back-lit most of the time. However, the lighting really set the mood for the performance – it allowed the audience to get lost in […]

Photo Review: The Celebration Army

Who: The Celebration Army When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 Where: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON While you could hear the Led Zeppelin influences, The Celebration Army has a sound all their own – and their sound is groovy. They more than lived up to their name as they got the audience moving with their driving rhythms, their […]

Photo Review – Hillsburn

Who: Hillsburn When: February 27, 2017 Where: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON This past Monday, Nova Scotia’s own Hillsburn played a great set at the Horseshoe Tavern. Their unique brand of folk-pop was well received by the energetic crowd (I guess someone forgot to tell them it was a Monday) as their angelic harmonies filled the […]

Photo Review – Pilcrow and Snake River Redemption

Who: Pilcrow & Snake River Redemption When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Where: Cherry Cola’s, Toronto I headed down to Cherry Cola’s where Matt Groopie was hosting Whiskey Wednesdays last week. Taking the stage that night were Pilcrow (minus their bassist who had to miss the evening’s performance due to illness) and Snake River Redemption. It […]

Photo Review – Anti-Queens & Tomahawk Love

This past Saturday, December 10, I had the privilege of seeing the Anti-Queens perform their second last show at Cherry Colas. Sadly the bar is closing on December 23rd and it’s going to be a big loss for live music in Toronto. The atmosphere at Cherries was always welcoming and the music was always great […]

Photo Review – The Rathburns

Who: The Rathburns When: December 2, 2016 Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON This part Friday, December 2nd, I had the pleasure of shooting The Rathburns EP release party for So you started without me. Their performance was fantastic and the crowd was clearly engaged and very excited to be there. The band had a […]

Canadian Beats hangs with Laila Biali in Toronto

This past Thursday, I sat down with the multi-talented and ever genial Laila Biali before her show at Koerner Hall in Toronto. 2016 has been a big year for her but the path to where she is today was far from direct. The pianist/singer/songwriter/arranger grew up in Vancouver and moved to Toronto in 1998 to […]