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Do It For Ronnie w/ Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club and FrETZ (members of Fresh Snow & METZ)
with The Flowers of Hell, controller.controller, Uncut, The Two Koreas and V ∆ N E S S ∆ (Lioness)
From the Promoter
Ronnie Morris, best known in the Canadian music scene as the bass player for controller.controller and Lioness, is the focus of fundraising efforts from friends and family over the next two months. There are two benefits planned to help raise money for the Ronnie Morris Recovery Fund.
The Ronnie Morris Recovery Fund was set up by friends in May 2015 after Morris suffered a massive stroke from a double-arterial dissection. After complications during emergency neural surgery, Morris underwent a life saving surgery at the Trillium Health Centre in Etobicoke, Canada.
On Thursday, October 8 at Lee's Palace, Ronnie's friends in the music community are coming together for a benefit concert. "Do It For Ronnie" will feature performances from Ronnie's former roommate Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club who will play a solo set, Toronto noise-punks METZ and krautrock masters Fresh Snow collaborate as "FrETZ", V ∆ N E S S ∆ of Lioness will treat us to her new dance/pop solo project, The Flowers of Hell will perform excerpts from their latest space symphony and members of controller.controller, Uncut and the Two Koreas are planning an all-star jam.
"Ronnie's much more than a bassist; he brings a creative force to things and gels musicians together socially," said Greg Jarvis from The Flowers of Hell. "He's the sort of precariously employed creative type that makes Toronto's culture what it is - but sadly he and too many like him slip through the cracks of the system and need help from friends in such times of need."
Nirmala Basnayake, controller.controller bandmate, adds, "Raising awareness about the risk of stroke to people in the underfunded 20-64 age bracket is important to all of us, and we are working to bring more attention to that issue, but the heart of this fundraiser is Ronnie. He's our brother and our friend and a talented musician who is missed in the Toronto scene. We love him and want him to return to making music. This fundraiser will help him get there."