Who: Monowhales, Fxrrvst, Bon Villan & Tilsen
When: November 17, 2017
Where: The Rivoli, Toronto ON
On Friday night, The Rivoli in Toronto had four great Toronto based bands out to put on one hell of a show. Tilsen, Bon Villan, FXRRVST and MONOWHALES brought high-energy and great music to the fans, and they were not disappointed.
Toronto-based alternative-pop singer/songwriter, Tilsen was singing before she could speak. As the daughter of an opera singer, she formed a deep affinity with the human voice. Tilsen’s voice is rich with character. It’s breathy but strong, vulnerable yet assertive, allowing her to convey a wide range of emotions. Although she is fresh-faced, Tilsen is a pro. Her composure, outlook and work ethic is that of a seasoned member of the music scene.
Bon Villan is an electro-pop band from Toronto, ON. Band members include Alex Hanes (Bass/Synthesizer), Jared Parker (Vocals), and Julian Powell (Guitar, Synthesizer).
If mixing business with pleasure is a recipe for trouble, someone forgot to tell FXRRVST (pronounced forest), the fast-emerging Toronto-based duo of Holly Forrest and Matthew Fuentes, whose devotion to each other is seconded only by their shared commitment to crafting ridiculously catchy, super-emotive alt-rock. Also to saving the planet. But more on that later.
With a boundless, frenetic energy, Toronto’s MONOWHALES (formerly Ginger Ale & The Monowhales) have built a reputation as one of the most memorable and energizing up-and-coming live acts in Canada. The band has released two EP’s and four singles to date including breakout single “Home”, the video for which garnered over one million views on Facebook, and over 122K streams on Spotify. Through their love of music and love for one another, Monowhales began to carve a niche in Toronto’s music scene.
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Hi! My name is Melissa, I am a portrait and live music photographer from Toronto. Originally from Malton, Mississauga. I recently decided to combine my love of going to shows and photography – and I love it! It really gives me the opportunity to meet so many great people, and I’ve made some awesome friends along the way. I enjoy discovering new music and photographing the local bands – who doesn’t want a photo of themselves looking like a rock star? I first started going to shows when I was 16, and I saw My Chemical Romance about 7 times before they broke up. My favourite band of all time is Billy Talent. You can usually find me at most hard rock shows, or at ComiCon and FanExpo. I’m a lover of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and Halloween! And also cats, I can talk forever about cats.