The Six Shooter Records Showcase Canadian Music Week 2017

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Nick and I and our friend Andrea, got to hear a lot of great live music recently at The Phoenix. It was a Canadian Music Week event, featuring admirable artists signed to the independent label, Six Shooter Records.

Not being anything near a pro music reviewer, I find it difficult to accurately describe music in writing, so, aside from saying that we had a lot of fun at this show and really liked everything we heard, I'll let these photos stand-in for written detail.

Things got started with the five-piece alternative country band from Toronto, NQ Arbuckle ...

nq arbuckle at the phoenix six shooter records cnw showcase 2017


nq arbuckle canadian music week showcase six shooter records twenty seventeen


Then, singer/songwriter from Canada'a east coast, Amelia Curran, took the stage ...

amelia curran at the phoenix toronto six shooter records cmw showcase


amelia curran canadian music week toronto six shooter records showcase at the phoenix


six shooter records showcase cmw at the phoenix amelia curran


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↑ There was an intermission at this point so I tried to get some shots of us, but the lighting wasn't good for picture taking, but I'll include this one of these two cuties anyway. ↑

Then, we were treated to a mesmerizing ad-libbed set by experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq, accompanied by a group of three musicians, including one who played a theremin ...

tanya tagaq at the phoenix toronto canada music week six shooter records showcase


tanya tagaq canadian music week six shooter records the phoenix toronto


Headlining the show were Hamilton-based band Whitehorse, fronted by married couple, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.

While we hung out towards the back of the audience for most of the night, just after their first song I spotted a clear path through the crowd, so I took it and ended up right near the stage.

beside the stage


audience


It was the best position for picture taking that I've ever been in at a concert and I got so many good shots of Whitehorse in action that it was a challenge choosing which ones to post here!

whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto six shooter records canadian music week


melissa mcclelland whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto six shooter records cnw


luke doucet whitehorse at the phoenix six shooter records cmw


luke doucet whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto canadian music week six shooter records


keyboard player whitehorse band at the phoenix cmw


bass player whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto cmw


drummer whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto cmw


whitehorse band luke doucet and melissa mcclelland at the phoenix toronto cmw


luke doucet and melissa mcclelland whitehorse band at the phoenix six shooter records cmw


whitehorse band singing into vintage telephone receivers at the phoenix toronto


↑ They had a couple of vintage telephone handsets attached to their mic stands, which gave a neat sounding echo-y sound when they sang through them, as heard in their new single Boys Like You. (Careful, it's an earworm!) ↑

luke doucet


melissa mcclelland whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto cmw six shooter records


whitehorse band at the phoenix toronto cmw six shooter records


silver shoes


↑ I was close enough to see their excellent shoes! ↑

All in all, it was an wonderful night of live music in Toronto.

me


Thanks for checking out my post,
xo loulou
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2 Responses to The Six Shooter Records Showcase Canadian Music Week 2017

  1. Vix says:

    That really is a wonderful audience photo, I’ve a friend who earns his living as a music photographer and that’s as good as any of his! xxx

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