with Isla Craig and SlowPitchSound
$10 advance, $13 door
From the Promoter
LUKA is the project of Canadian singer-songwriter Luke Kuplowsky and his collaborators. Guided by the nuanced production of Stephen Prickett and percussionist Evan Cartwright (Tasseomancy, Andy Shauf), LUKA is defined as much by its unique lyrical voice as it’s constant exploration of folk, pop and experimental traditions.
In their first two albums, Calling All Cats Black (2013), and Summon Up a Monkey King (2016), Kuplowsky has developed a vocal and lyrical style of contrasts: deadpan spoken-word delivery transitions into a rich melodic tenor; poetic musings fall alongside conversational and plain-spoken observations. His latest work What Kind of Animal was recorded live in a single session and showcases eight poetic works that unravel questions of self-doubt, companionship, integrity and faith amidst a sonic atmosphere of patient stillness and careening noise.
LUKA has opened for songwriting contemporaries like Aldous Harding, Timber Timbre and Jennifer Castle and shares a kinship for timeless song-craft, sonic eclecticism and lyrical personality.
sla Craig is a vocalist and song writer living and working in Toronto, ON. She may be found playing solo, or aided by a band, and is also an active collaborator in the Toronto music scene. In addition to her solo work, she has released music as a member of electro-dub/trip-hop trio The Deeep (Not Not Fun Records), OG Melody and IC/JC/VC.
She is currently working on a new full length album (2017)
Cheldon Paterson aka SlowPitchSound is a trail blazer in the Toronto creative music scene. He is an experimental turntablist or as he calls himself; scifi-turntablist. He has been developing his own style of music composition/performance art over nearly 20 years and has releases 7 studio recorded albums. His work has been featured at major establishments such as the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, TIF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thompson Hall, Gardiner Museum, University of Guelph and Dundas Square to name some.
Cheldon's passion for breaking boundaries and presenting fresh ideas has allowed him to perform works in Sweden, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Netherlands and Canada. Past projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council (OAC) and Toronto Arts Council. Together with longtime collaborator and dancer Lybido, SlowPitchSound's shows combine music, dance and projected visuals to create a very unique experience.