Folky Night In Canada

Folky Night In Canada

Kevin Zarnett

Sun, December 23, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

This event is 19 and over

Soul Maitre D's
Soul Maitre D's
A convergence of creativity. A confluence of artistic flow. A mingling of multi-talents.

When two seasoned singer/songwriters like Henry Lees and Lawrie Ingles combine efforts, the results are bound to be as tasty and satisfying as your favourite old mixtape or new playlist.

Toronto born and raised, Lawrie is one busy musician – singing, playing guitar, keys or bass in any number of bands at a time, including Elton Rohn, David Storey, Tristan Avakian, Southern Sky and Tyler Ellis and the Eddy Line. When he’s not playing, Lawrie’s out supporting live music, taking in more live shows than anyone we know. He’s also a talented songwriter and his wordplay-laden lyrics offer a trusting glimpse into his emotional and intellectual depth.

Originally a westerner, Henry fronted Calgary's popular original pop/rock band The Household Saints for a decade. Henry also performed nationwide with actor, musician and Order of Canada honouree Tom Jackson on his Huron Carole benefit tours, sharing stages with exceptional and lauded talents like Shannon Gaye, Kristian Alexandrov, Natalie McMaster, The Rankins, Melanie Doane and Charlie Major. Now calling Toronto home, Henry has dived head first into crafting and performing acoustic pop packed with heart and soul, collaborating with notable GTA artists such as Chris Antonik, The Prince Brothers and now, with Lawrie too.

They singularly shine on their own, but together, Lawrie Ingles and Henry Lees are uniquely and brilliantly entertaining.
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.
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca