Summer shows and a little bit of Annie Lennox


TBT: Live at St. Matthew’s Church, 2012 with Clogs and My Brightest Diamond

This summer I’ve been back and forth all across the country. In between accidentally establishing a recreational soccer league in Vancouver, playing with a chamber ensemble in a cemetery and watching every single World Cup game I could get my eyes on I’ve been putting the finishing touches to the new album! More on that in the coming months – for this instalment I’ve got news on shows in the next weeks in Quebec City and Montreal, and a headlining slot at the end of next month at the Halifax Urban Folk Festival, as well as a little video shot in the Netherlands when I was on tour there this spring.  Read on…


There are a handful of shows coming up over the next month in Eastern Canada – next Tuesday I’m heading up to Quebec City for the first time in years to join the fantasticReuben and the Dark at l’Anti. Next Sunday I’ll be playing a very intimate rooftop show in Montreal (message to reserve your spot and get the address), and at the end of August I’ll be stopping back through my old stomping grounds of Halifax to perform with a 6-piece orchestral ensemble! The last Halifax orchestral show sold out very quickly – so don’t sleep on it! tickets here This final show is gonna be really special as Halifax’s former poet laureate, and my former housemate and present good friend Tanya Davis will be opening the night!


July 31 – Quebec City, QC: l’Anti with Reuben and the Dark | tickets | facebook
August 5 – Montreal, QC: Rooftop Show (email to reserve) | facebook
August 26 – Halifax, NS: Halifax Urban Folk Festival with 6-piece orchestra | tickets

New video from the Netherlands of “Why”

Touring around Europe this spring I got into the habit of playing an old Annie Lennox song. Stopping through Utrecht in the Netherlands I caught up with the folks at Here on Out and shot a little live video – Watch it here



Vancouver Show June 16th with Little Chamber Music Players


Backyard Chamber Ensemble, Toronto. Photo by Niki Trudeau

I think we might have finally hit summer here in Montreal – I’ve been walking around in a lilac scent-induced dream state for the last few weeks, and, perhaps more relevantly for you, have alllllllmost put the finishing touches to a new album (just one more chorus to write – suggestions on a postcard…)

Moving back outward into the world, June is going to be a month of tiny things, orchestras and mountains.

Next Saturday June 16th I’ll be getting together with a specially commissioned chamber ensemble to play a one-off show at the Mountain View Cemetery. This will be a FREE show and is the latest in a series of performances taking arrangements I’ve written for small orchestras and performing them with local ensembles across Canada. Watch out Halifax and Calgary for announcements on upcoming editions near you, and thanks for the good folks of Toronto for coming out last weekend!


June 8-10 – Ymir, BC: Tiny Lights Festival | SOLD OUT
June 16 – Vancouver, BC: Mountain View Cemetery (with chamber ensemble) FREE! | rsvp | doors 7pm, show 8pm SHARP

Camille Delean at Sled Island

On my way back east I’ll be stopping through Calgary to play some shows backing up Camille Delean at Sled Island

Wednesday 20 June: 5.30pm – Pop Montreal Showcase Palomino (Main Floor)
Wednesday 20 June: 9.30pm – Tubby Dog

Hope to see you somewhere along the road!





November 17 – Montreal, QC, l’Astral w/ Reuben and the Dark – tickets // facebook