We've been wanting to work with JJ for a long time. Ever since we did our 5Q blog session with him on gottabscene.com. Being a bit of a "Drifter" he was difficult to pin down. Coincidentally, that is also the name of his latest album. We managed to set a date and on a unseasonably warm October day in High Park, he played this little gem for us. JJ just has one of those voices that can do no wrong. We did 3 takes with him, and only really needed one. Not only is he a great musician and songwriter, but he's also a great guy and we look forward to working with him again.
After catching The Box Tiger at Supermarket once already, we knew we were in for a great, high energy show again. This time, The Box Tiger played songs from their new upcoming album Set Fire. "Taller Than Trees" is the first of two videos we will be releasing from this set.
Our third act for Friendsfest 2012 was the oh-so-sweet Heather Allen. She wowed our friends at El Mocambo with this original number titled "Mister Maybe." Can you believe this was Heather's first live performance? She was also runner up for the Friendsfest Favourite Artist and will record a single with Soundbox Productions soon. We're excited to see and hear more from Heather in the near future.
Friendsfest 2012 at the El Mocambo kicks off with Noella Choi's beautiful acoustic set. Noella shared some original songs, like this one called "Where to Begin," as well as a few covers. For more on Noella, check out her website http://www.noellachoi.com