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Katie DuTemple and Darling Cora
with Kashka and Merival
$8 advance, $10 door
From the Promoter
European jazz, electronic and world music are Katie DuTemple’s earliest and strongest influences, finding herself immersed in the international music landscape that can only capture an expat. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Istanbul and Prague, Katie discovered a love for singing at the age of fifteen while living abroad. Her formative sonic loves are soul, trip hop and jazz.
Upon returning to Toronto, Katie honed her skills with mentors Sacha Williamson and the great Bob Fenton (Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band, sessions with Billie Holiday). Studying Jazz at York University, where she met long time collaborator Robb Cappelletto, she brought her unique overseas aesthetics and experience to stamp the standards with a feel all her own.
Katie DuTemple has performed at various venues and festivals in Toronto including NXNE 2014 and 2013, Indie Week 2012, the 2012 Junction Music Festival, the 2009 Nu Jazz Festival, Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Horseshoe Tavern, Hugh’s Room and Revival. Her debut album Give and Grow, funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council, was released in October 2013.
Darling Cora is a folk rock singer-songwriter whose music blends and bends genres to create songs that touch the head and heart. With a supple voice brimming with soul and grace, thoughtful lyrics, and a unique guitar playing style, her songs capture emotional truths. Both raw and refined, the songs aim to prompt listeners into feeling and experiencing the beauty and range of the human condition. She's also known for her open, and sometimes mischievous, stories and stage banter.
The new album from KASHKA is called "Relax," but that's not exactly what Kat Burns has been doing lately. During the four years creating the moniker (after retiring Forest City Lovers) she's released two albums, multiple singles, an acoustic EP, an instrumental piano album, written countless songs (including for other artists), gotten a dog called Char, toured living rooms and backyards, had her songs appear on tv, and help open up a craft brewery in Toronto.
Co-produced by Burns, Lisa Conway [LCON] + Andrew Collins, Relax is KASHKA’s most experimental to date, with themes of human connection, isolation, and feminism weaving through springy synths and cinematic string arrangements.