Posts Tagged ‘Ivy Mairi’

two shows !

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

I’ve got a couple of great shows coming up! The first is going to be very special. This Saturday April 16th I will be opening for the American guitar pioneer Peter Walker, as part of the very first Quiet Quiet Annex Lights Festival being put on by Invocation TO at the Tranzac. I didn’t know a whole lot about Peter’s music before being asked to perform at this show, but I have been a longtime fan of his contemporaries John Fahey and Robbie Basho, so it has been a beautiful experience to explore his music. Ian Russell, formerly of the great 100 Dollars, will also be playing. All the details are here.

And I finally get to announce my next big solo show! I will be premiering a bunch of new songs and playing in full-band form at Burdock on Sunday May 15th! I will be joined by my friend Blunt Chunks for the show. There are some exciting details that will be announced soon, but in the meantime all the pertinent info is here on Facebook. Also, I have recently started making my own show posters – the one below is simple, but it does the job quite nicely I think :)

burdock may poster

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all that you do

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Tomorrow night I’ll be playing a set of my own music at the Dakota Tavern! I’ll be joined by my good bud Matthew Bailey for the evening – it’s been almost a year since we played as a duo, so I’m really looking forward.

We’ll be sharing the night with the wonderful Jenny Berkel. Jenny has a new record called Pale Moon Kid coming out soon and I have heard it and it is BEAUTIFUL !! Really a special recording.

I’m so thrilled to be doing such a special show! Details are here. Special thanks to Sparrow Tree Productions for helping out with this show !

Watch this beautiful video of All That You Do, one of the songs from Pale Moon Kid….

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bones

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Last spring I was privileged to do some singing on Soft Summer, the forthcoming album by my good friend Tim Moxam. Tim has been busy gearing up for it’s April release via Roaring Girl Records, and a few days ago he released a video for his song Bones. The video features a beautiful dance by Benjamin Kamino and Jolyane Langlois !

It is one of my favourite songs on the record, the feel we got on the recording is so amazing, and it heavily features myself and one of my favourite singing sisters Raffa Weyman, aka RALPH.

I went to visit the day they filmed the video and the vibes were heavy! And funny thing – the arts centre where they shot the video used to be a school, and I was a student there. The room where they shot this video was my 4th grade classroom !

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j a n u a r y

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Fall-winter 2015 was a pretty crazy season for me, so for the next few months I’m taking some time to hibernate and write and create new things. Expect me to reemerge with a solo Ivy show sometime in the Spring!

I do still have a couple things to share though…Tonight I’ll be singing a couple of songs from the beautiful catalog of Sade with my pals in April Snow at our collective clubhouse – the Holy Oak. There will be lots of other amazing singers taking part, it’s going to be beautiful ! Complete info on the show is here.

kith&kin will be performing as part of IMBOLC on Toronto Island next Saturday Jan 30. The event is an annual fundraiser for Artscape Gibraltar Point. There will be lots of crazy and beautiful stuff going on all day, including a performance by one of my Toronto favs, Bernice. All the details are here.

Finally, I meant to post this awhile back, but there was so much going on! In December I did a little guest interview with my longtime collaborator Rene LaVice on his radio show. You can listen to us talk about the making of our song The Calling. Click here to listen. It’s pretty cute :)

i’m gonna sing this song – the video is amazing …..

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Special show this month !

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

I'm excited to say that I'll be playing an Ivy Mairi show at one of my favourite new venues here in Toronto, Burdock Music Hall. Burdock is a lovely place, and is run by a group of folks who are very close to my heart. I'm so proud of the beautiful space for music that they've worked so hard to bring to life! 

I'll be playing music from Nonbeliever, as well as some new songs, and I'll have a new band to help bring life to them! My friends Matthew Bailey, Johnny Spence, Kieran Adams, and Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien will be joining me for the evening. My east/west coast friend Devarrow will be stopping in the middle of his Canadian tour to play an opening set. He has just put out a new album, check it out! I am beyond excited for this show!

The show is on Thursday Oct 29, and you can find all the details on facebook here

Another exciting announcement – I will be singing with my good friends in the Weather Station when we open for Bahamas as part of the Live at Massey Hall Series (!!!) on November 27th! It will be a beautiful show, and one of the final shows there before they close the doors for some legacy renovations. I'm so honoured to be joining such a talented group of people on such a storied stage for the evening! 

burdock poster pic

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Good stuff coming up!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

I’m gonna be involved in a couple of cool shows this month…

The first is TONIGHT at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as part of their monthly First Thursdays series. I’ll be singing some a capella Canadian nostalgia/anti-nostalgia in the reverberant Canadian galleries with Isla Craig, Sean Donald, Felicity Williams, and Robin Dann – such an amazing crew! We’ll be popping up throughout the night, so if you’re there, come find us! Full info can be found on the Facebook event.

Over the past year, Bruce Peninsula created some music to be featured in a new film, Sleeping Giant, which will be screened at TIFF 2015. On Friday Sept 11, the BP gang will be performing a set that also includes snippets of the Sleeping Giant music along with excerpts from the film. It’s all happening as part of TIFF Festival Street – you can get more information on the website here.

Then, on Friday Sept 18th I’m going to sing a couple of songs with local Toronto supergroup April Snow at my old stomping grounds, the Island Cafe, from 7-9pm. Should be an amazing way to celebrate the last threads of summer!

Check out this clip from Sleeping Giant that features some BP-created music!

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Hillside Fest this morning!

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

I’m headed over to Guelph this morning to play the Hillside Festival with my buds in the Weather Station! We play the Lake Stage at 6pm, right after one of my favs Doug Paisley. It should be a beautiful weekend of music, swimming, food, and fun hangs!

In other news, I finally joined Twitter. I’m not the biggest social media butterfly, but I felt that it was time…so you should follow me, and “get at me!” as they say!

Thought I’d post this beautiful video that Weather Station made last summer – we shot in this crazy old house in Parkdale, Toronto. And I just moved in around the corner from that house! Happy Summer everyone!

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darling dear dear darling

Monday, March 9th, 2015

I have a couple of things to share! 

First – I recorded a version of the beautiful Mary Margaret O'Hara song Dear Darling last year, and it's now available as a free download via the Latent Recordings Under Cover series. Follow the prompts on this link to get it! If you don't know Mary Margaret's music, you should check it out – she is a rare treasure. My version of Dear Darling also features some pretty playing by Matthew Bailey and Noah Reid – thanks you two! 

Second – my darling dear friend Tamara Lindeman (aka the Weather Station) is going to put out her much-anticipated new album Loyalty in May. It is so beautiful! The folks at Stereogum previewed one of the tracks recently and you must hear it! I've posted the track below, you can read the Stereogum feature here

AND FINALLY – one nice note: The Calling  (the drum n bass song that I made with my friend Rene LaVice) has been in steady heavy rotation on BBC Radio in the UK as part of their A List! We are blessed to be occupying space on the list next to Kanye, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney !!  If you haven't heard the song you can listen on youtube here

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warmer soon

Monday, February 9th, 2015

I love winter, but in the last couple of days I've been feeling the first of those spring-pangs – when you're starting to feel ready for the warmer weather to return. In that spirit, I thought I'd post a video I sang in at the end of last summer with my friend Tim Moxam. I've been doing a bunch of work with him and our third bandmate Raffa Weyman over the past year, and a new album is on the way this spring! The video is by our pals at Live in Bellwoods– bigups Mike and Kyle! 

And speaking of videos, mine and Rene LaVice's new track the Calling is well over 100K views on youtube now, which is AMAZING! You can watch the video here. Thanks to all the drum n bass fans who've been sending love our way! 

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Two new releases!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

It's an exciting week! Two projects that I poured a lot of love into over the past year are finally being released! 

The first actually already has been released…sort of. My good friend and drum n bass producer supreme Rene LaVice (who is poised to have a HUGE year) and I worked our butts off on a couple of new collaborations in Spring 2014. The first of them – the Calling – finally saw the light of day last week when BBC's Zane Lowe chose it as his Hottest Record that day and premeired it on the radio! UKF Drum n Bass also put it out on youtube and the love has been flowing in! I'm so proud of Rene – this song was a true labour of love. Check out the UKF video below. 

 

 

Then, on January 25th, my best bud Matthew Bailey will release his new EP, You Said I Said. I sing and play keyboards on it (I'm slowly getting better). We've been performing these songs for about a year now, so it is awesome to finally have them recorded and ready for the world! We'll be celebrating the release at the Common on the 25th. Details can be found on facebook here. Check out the teaser video below (the one with the long hair is me!). The album will be out on Bandcamp shortly, and I'll post the link here when it is! 

 

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