June: A Month of Musical Market Testing



I’m playing 14 shows in June! The nights I’m not playing I’m either shooting video for Choir!Choir!Choir! (on Tuesdays) or doing sound somewhere (pretty much every other night that I’m not booked playing or shooting video). This music thing has finally become a full-time job!

Monday May 30th Jesse Bellon, Matt Cosgrove and I are launching a 4-week-test Monday residency at the Gladstone Hotel. We’ll be jamming and doing music improv in the Melody Bar from 6pm to 8pm, followed by an open format DIY Vinyl night. I’ll bring a crate of records from home and play whatever I want, and others are welcome to join and bring a few records of their own to play.

Wednesday June 1st, Good Enough LIVE KARAOKE will play at Wolf Like Me at Bloor and Shaw. We’re going to do an early show, doors at 6pm, band plays and you sing from 8pm to 11pm. The room only fits 30 or 40 people, so it’s an intimate venue, and whoever comes will likely to get a chance to sing multiple songs. We’ll be playing as a 4-piece with me on rhythm guitar and keys, Eric Woolston on drums, Jesse Bellon on guitar, and Del Cowill on bass.

Friday June 3rd, Good Enough tests out a new monthly at Adelaide Hall with DJ’s Splattermonkey and General Eclectic for a night called Request Line. You can request songs from the DJ’s, and of course request what song you want to sing with the band.

The next night, Saturday June 4th we play at our true monthly home base, Junction City Music Hall. Can we sustain playing 3 shows in a week? YES WE CAN!! It’s live karaoke. It’s a completely different set every night, different songs, different singers in different venues. Occasionally it’s even a different band, as shown in the picture above from last month at JCMH.

The next week the Monday and Wednesday cycle repeats, and then Friday June 10th I play keys with Wave of Terror at the Silver Dollar!

Good Enough plays at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday June 11th…

…and then the Monday and Wednesday cycle repeats for 2 weeks, GELK will play the newly opened Eightball Pub in Scarborough on Friday June 24th, something secret on Saturday June 25th, and then Monday June 27th when the Harp Twins are playing at 159 Manning. After that? Who knows…..

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