This spring, Crave Music is organizing an Artist Showcase & Fundraiser to help generate interest and resources needed to record and release a compilation album of independent artists. The goal is to raise enough money to cover the costs of releasing the recordings on CD and iTunes (as well as other online distributors), and showcase these artists to their fans, bringing their music into the mainstream.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 31st, at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, just South of Bloor St., between Bathurst and Spadina. This venue is familar to most of the artists, as many of them participate in the weekly Tranzac Jam on Saturdays, but this show will be held in the big room, with a full stage and big sound to showcase their talents in front of the audience.
We will be asking for $10 admission at the door, but this doesn’t only get you into the show, you get far more! If you provide your email address, we will keep you informed on the recording process throughout the sessions, including sneak peak audio and video performances from the studio, artist feedback on the compositions, notices for upcoming performances by each artist, and lastly, a very special rate for a copy of the CD release made possible by this and other fundraising events.
Bands attending the showcase:
- Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room
- Left 4 Dead
- Big Fog
Individual artists performing at the showcase:
- Chris Figgures
- Elizabeth Meetoos
- Gaye Zimmerman-Huycke
- Jonathan Rudin
- Nick Dziedzic
- Sean King
Doors open at 7pm, and the show will continue until midnight, closing with an all acoustic set.
Photos from the event, courtesy of Robert Jackson: