905 Ink - Songwriters from the 905

905 Ink - Songwriters from the 905

Kelly Jamieson, Kevin Zarnett, Mark Thackway, Richard Malouin

Thu, February 22, 2018

9:00 pm

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

This event is 19 and over

Richard Malouin
Richard Malouin
RICHARD MALOUIN…
…is a singer/songwriter, actor, director and playwright born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and now living in Markham (just outside of Toronto). He was raised there but doesn’t say ‘grew up’ there as he is still waiting for that to happen
In the early to mid 80’s he was in a number of Punk bands in the Toronto to Niagara Falls areas. During this time Richard went to University where he studied Fine Arts and Philosophy and developed a love for acting. He apprenticed in New York and has worked in Toronto for many years all the while keeping a guitar close by. He managed to find work writing songs for and playing in various theatre productions. In 2011 he started his on company, Homage to the Fool Productions. While touring Ireland in 2013 he found the opportunity to play a lot more music and caught the bug,,,again. His first CD, Bad Joe Rising is a collection of songs written since that trip…
Nuff said…
Kelly Jamieson
Kelly Jamieson
Kevin Zarnett
Kevin Zarnett
Richmond Hill’s Kevin Zarnett continues the great tradition of fine Canadian songwriters by engaging audiences and fellow songwriters with intimate detail, intricate guitar playing, and an authentic voice. Whether delivering a barely strummed ballad or smart acoustic pop, Kevin’s singing has a laid back, soothing vibe, inviting his poetic yet accessible lyrics into your imagination, keeping you listening and wondering what will happen next.

Says Kevin: Some people say my songs sound like Paul Simon (I assume mostly based on height similarities), Ryan Adams (based on shoe size), Jackson Browne (based on the number of syllables in our first name), and Father John Misty (we both use the same recipe for homemade body wash: part old spice classic, axe snake peel, and something that gets spots out). I led and wrote for a band called "The Complements" that perhaps sounds familiar. I tend to be recognized by people I've never met and meet the rest for the first time repeatedly. The C-Ments (a nickname I am inventing right...now), did make their way around southern Ontario, some radio and tv, and got some neato reviews: "...strong writing avoids the sappy cliches that bogs down lesser breakup discs." (NOW MAGAZINE) ".. originals that are definite gems, whether you base your criteria on songwriting or performing. Kevin's voice is undeniably one of a folk singer - melodic but gritty, clearly passionate about the words he is singing." (BEING THERE MAGAZINE) "...glimpses of a young Dylan are evident...catchy choruses and thoughtful insight." (SOUL SHINE MAGAZINE)

In addition to his own individual musical pursuits, Kevin has worked in the studio or performing all across Canada with Juno-nominated and CCMA nominated artist Kirsten Jones, Juno-nominated artist Gregg Lawless, Grammy-winning artist Jennifer Gasoi, Jayhawks & alt-country legend Gary Louris, Six Shooter Records artist Whitney Rose, and sought-after singer-songwriter Laurelle Augustyn. “There’s A Right Way (To Break My Heart)” co-written with Kirsten Jones and appearing on her “Mad Mile” CD, was featured in medium rotation on CBC Radio 2. Other artists who have recorded Kevin’s songs include Canadian band Longshot, The Paper Chain Gang, and CCMA award winner Lisa Hewitt.
Mark Thackway
Mark Thackway
Richard Malouin
Richard Malouin
RICHARD MALOUIN…
…is a singer/songwriter, actor, director and playwright born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and now living in Markham (just outside of Toronto). He was raised there but doesn’t say ‘grew up’ there as he is still waiting for that to happen
In the early to mid 80’s he was in a number of Punk bands in the Toronto to Niagara Falls areas. During this time Richard went to University where he studied Fine Arts and Philosophy and developed a love for acting. He apprenticed in New York and has worked in Toronto for many years all the while keeping a guitar close by. He managed to find work writing songs for and playing in various theatre productions. In 2011 he started his on company, Homage to the Fool Productions. While touring Ireland in 2013 he found the opportunity to play a lot more music and caught the bug,,,again. His first CD, Bad Joe Rising is a collection of songs written since that trip…
Nuff said…
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca