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September 5, 2013
Fall is ... falling. But we're back to 3MD school, with new songs, new videos, the first of which is available today, here, and the next 4 which will be rolled out (hmmm, 'rolled out'? the terminology of a marketeer?) on a weekly-ish basis.
Speaking of weekly, we'll be playing in Guelph a week from tonight. Please come out and see us. Also, we're at the Black Sheep in a couple of weeks.
Stay tuned, more to come.
May 1, 2013
Spring has sprung a whole garden of gigs for Three Metre Day! Well, 4 of 'em anyway. There's yer:
- informal Sunday evening Tranzac gig with tasty beer choices
- a house concert out in the beautiful countryside NE of Toronto
- an intimate show in a gorgeous new space in downtown Toronto
- a jazz fest-related gig in a shop jam-packed with instruments from around the world, where we will barely fit.
Not to mention the fact that at three of these shows, we'll be a quintet, with the fabulous rhythm section of Maury Lafoy (bass) and Mark Mariash (drums).
The other thing is, this week is interesting for us because that film we keep carrying on about, Still Mine, finally comes out. And then there's the brand new Iggy and the Stooges CD, called 'Ready to Die' (featuring Mr Pop on the cover, shirtless of course, with a belt-full of explosives....). Anyway, we're on that CD. Three Metre Day with the Stooges - not even kidding. We play on the last track, a ballad called The Departed. Thank you James Williamson.
We hope those of you in the area might be able to join us for these shows, we'd love to see you!
Don, Michelle and Hugh
We just came off an exhausting tour (3 contiguous gigs, two of which were in our hometown). Each show was opening for our friends and Ground Up label mates, the phenoms Snarky Puppy. Now, rehabituating and writing new music, with a couple of shows coming up. What a schedule.
Here in Canada, film and TV-show awards used to be separate broadcasts, but this year they're combined under one banner, called the Canadian Screen Awards. The film we scored, Still Mine (formerly just Still) has been nominated for 7 awards, including best picture, leading actor (James Cromwell), leading actress (Genevieve Bujold) and ... original score (Marsh, Willis, Rooke).
The film we composed and recorded all the music for (except for a song by Mumford and Sons) was shown last night at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. Genevieve Bujold was there, and got a standing O, which she deserved. We have a couple of gigs coming up, opening for Snarky Puppy.
- violinist (Mr. Marsh) returned from lengthy Euro-tour
- started writing new songs
- getting ready to do some gigs
- gigs which will include the drum/percush talents of our friend
Finished scoring the film! Big job, very rewarding to see a preview yesterday in a theatre downtown. We think it comes out in the fall.
A nice online review showed up here.
Other big exciting news: our CD is coming out on a real live record label! At least, a label that is very soon to exist. Some info here.
Keep in touch!
New videos here! By our friend Jacquelyn, from Music That Resonates. She filmed us in the living room, in front of the rad.
Also, we're on a chart in Europe. Now there's a first...
Happy New Year!
We were barely off the plane from California when we disappeared into the studio to write and record music for a Canadian feature film. We're still at it, and will be until early February. It's fun, challenging, creative work.
But it means we have no gigs on the horizon (unless you count the Calgary Folk Festival, which we certainly do: July 26-29, 2012. And the chance of a few shows in... Turkey!)
In the meantime, we're going to upload photos from California, where the sun shone, the radio shows and gigs were great, the scenery amazing, and our host James Williamson and his family tirelessly, uber-generously helpful, sweet and nice.
OH! And the radio show The Signal has Coasting Notes listed as one of the best contemporary music albums of 2011. If you agree (or not?), you can post comments about the subject here.
Best wishes and happy holidays!
Welcome to our new website, where feedback (via this form) is happily received.
We had a Canadian CD release concert on October 4 in Toronto. For those of you who couldn't make it, there will be photos and, at some point, videos posted of some of the performance. We had a 7 piece band. A review of the show is here.
Very soon we're flying to California to play several shows in early November, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and a few spots in between. Details, including how to link to several live radio shows we're doing, are on the Concerts page.
At the same time, we'll be Artist of the Week on Amazing Radio. (Which of course can't begin to overshadow the exposure we've been getting on The Signal.)
When we get back to Toronto we're playing an intimate concert in a loft on Carlaw Ave. called Gallery Fontana Swing, on November 12.
A recent mail-out (Oct 28/11):
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