Singer-songwriter and TSA member Kimberly Boyce has released her jazz-flavoured debut recording, Rise Above. Produced by Mike Ewing, the CD features some of Canada’s best session players, including Mark Kelso on drums, David Woodhead and Scott Alexander on bass, Kevin Fox on cello, Rob Gusevs on keyboards, Rob Carroll on guitar and John MacLean on sax. Mixed by Juno award winning Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and mastered by Juno and Grammy award winning Joao Carvalho. Congratulations, Kim! Listen to MP3 clips of Kim’s songs…
The blakeley walker band performs at The Central in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, starting at 6:30. The Central is in the Annex, at 603 Markham Street, Toronto (see map below). Stacey Shopsowitz joins them on bass and Xavier Enriquez on drums. Dante Matas opens at 6:30, and the band starts at 7:30.
Sandy and Eric are members of the Toronto Songwriters Association. Accomplished songwriters and musicians on their own, they have also played together and co-written many songs over the years. There is a melding of songwriting and stylistic individuality, and tight musical and vocal cohesion whenever they perform together at TSA meetings. That’s what you are in for at The Central on January 26.
The blakeley walker band in performance. L-to-R: Stacey Shopsowitz, Eric Walker, Sandy Blakeley