Adam Bailie

Adam Bailie

Julia Tynes

Thu, September 13, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

This event is 19 and over

Adam Bailie
Adam Bailie
Just to be clear: Music is not black or white. Music is a language; a form of communication that has the right to cross boundaries, migrate and be accepted by whoever chooses.
Somewhere inside all this music lives Adam Bailie, the alt singer-songwriter that has been performing shows, producing albums, licensing songs, and taking his craft serious for over a decade. His style is one that celebrates music from all walks of life. Using the acoustic guitar as the backbone and lyrics as the body, he allows songs to come from the heart fearlessly. His ability to write songs (he describes as "channeling") is often instant and very abundant. Adam believes that music and lyrics should be whatever they want to be.
"Being political within music isn't a bad thing. It's the same as religion or even heartache. It's just another form of artistic expression and people have the ability to take it or leave it. "
Toronto, the center of the Canadian music industry is where Adam was raised and learned how to sing and play the acoustic guitar. He grew up exposed to popular radio while also listening to a variety of traditional African artists. His variety of influence helped transcend from world and reggae all the way to county and pop music. In his early years of writing, he performed and wrote a song that would become a National single that charted on the CHR top 20. He won a few band contests, an HMV freestyle competition, and even won a car through a jingle-writing contest.
After a few years of performing live and studying music production Adam packed up the car and drove west to Vancouver for a change of scenery. The west coast embraced his music, giving him the opportunity to perform live often and license some of his music for commercial use. Adam then took off all the way down to Los Angeles with a six-month visa, to submerge himself in the heart of the American music industry. He began performing open mic nights. One of those nights he was approached by a successful music producer and publisher. They would write and record hip-hop music together. After his six months, he drove back to Vancouver and started to tour again.
Curious about country music, he began working on a side project that would take him down a rabbit hole where he would learn about the traditions and customs of country and western. He toured Canada, driving from Vancouver to Halifax and back. His next trip was to the United Kingdom where he would play open stages and study the London music scene. The people of England took to his alternative approach to songwriting. He stayed three months with plans to return. Back in Canada, on Vancouver Island, Adam decided to get back to his roots in Toronto for awhile and focus on rebranding and rebuilding his music career.
Adam Bailie is now focused on his path and ready to market his style of Urban Country music to a wide audience. Being open-minded and truthful are the two things that hold dear to Adam's heart. Adam might not be able to predict the trends and behaviours of todays' music market but he can always count on being a songwriter first, before anything else.
Julia Tynes
Julia Tynes
Julia Tynes writes and performs soulful Pop tunes with a throwback to the 90’s feel. She is easily recognizable by her sweet sound, cheeky wordplay and racially ambiguous look. As a Nova Scotian born artist with African and European heritage, Julia says being multiracial is one reason for her strong-sense of self. ‘People are always asking, what are you? I think it is important to define myself and not the other way around’. Julia’s newest single Stand Still will hit radio August 2018. Stand Still is a smooth jam that combines Pop, R&B and rap elements. The song was written about the emotional pain of choosing to move away from something you really care about, whether it be a relationship, a career, family or your dreams. ‘I take a step feel you move, standing still, you I lose’, lyrics from Stand Still.

In January 2018 Julia released a music video for her single Obvious and received radio play across Canada. With a passion for creativity from an early age, Julia wrote the chorus for Obvious when she was only 9 years old. Promoting self-expression and confidence in youth is something close to Julia’s heart and something she considers carefully when writing her music and posting to Social Media. Julia is a graduate of the Randolph College for the Arts and has worked with various after school programs teaching songwriting and performing arts. Julia was featured in Teens Now Talk magazine and a celebrity guest at their youth conference. Other notable performances include; The legendary Stan Rogers Festival, Indie Week Toronto, East Coast Music Week, and opening for Liberty Silver to name a few. Julia was the ANSMA Emerging Artist of the year 2016 and a 2017 nominee for Rising Star. Julia’s debut album the ‘Girl in Every Song’, is set to be released Fall 2018. It was recorded at the highly esteemed Phase One Studios with sought-after producer Mike Smith. The record combines Julia’s down-to-earth perspective and girl power sass in autobiographical songs about love, relationships and getting a little reckless. Julia’s musical influences include; Mariah Carey, Motown, Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca