Stephen Jay & Jim "Kimo" West

Collective Concerts Presents THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOUR

Stephen Jay & Jim "Kimo" West

Angela Saini

Fri, March 9, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Garrison

Toronto, ON

$20

Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Stephen Jay
Stephen Jay
Stephen Jay and Jim West are original and continuing members of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s band, having recorded and toured with the legendary musical satirist for over three decades. They are currently touring with Weird Al on his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour throughout North America. This one-time appearance at The Garrison as part of their “parallel” tour is a rare opportunity to experience their unique musical voices and master musicianship as shape-shifting solo artists.

Stephen Jay's bass-driven funk is an exotic blend of world influenced polyrhythmic grooves seasoned with elements of jazz and rock. His combination of ethnic and modern instruments and styles results in unique, richly textured musical images. Steve's songs assault you with intricate complexity, assuage you with timeless melodies, and offer an oasis for the soul. Stephen has been voted one of "Today's 20 Top Bassists" by International Musician and Recording World magazine.
Jim "Kimo" West
Jim "Kimo" West
Jim “Kimo” West is recognized as one of the world’s top practitioners of the art of traditional Hawaiian “slack key” guitar. Based on a variety of open tunings, slack key, like the waters of his second home of Hana, Maui, washes over you. He is a recent winner of the Hawaii Music Awards, a nominee for the Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian “Grammy”), and a two-time winner of the LA Treasures Award for his contributions toward the perpetuation of ki ho’alu (Hawaiian slack key music).
Angela Saini
Whatever Angela Saini is doing, shes doing it right. Her attitude, style, body language and voice are so classy and feminine, yet so rock star at the same time. (Lithium Magazine -Vanessa Markov)

Fresh off a Dutch tour overseas and three cross-Canada treks in the last year, Angela Saini is set to release her second EP Leap. Showcasing well-crafted songs about self-renewal, empowerment, love and life, Angela delves into humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies. Her first effort Cake and Callouses last year garnered a Toronto Independent Music Award Nomination as well as a Best Female Artist nomination in the International Acoustic Music Awards. Whip up Feist, sprinkle in some Sheryl Crow, and top with a sour cherry candy; the result is angelic vocals with just a little stomp. (Cadence Canada Magazine)

"Leap" is aptly named as she committed to the recording process without knowing how she was going to finance it. Produced by Thomas McKay (Joydrop, Nightcrawlers) a successful fan-funding campaign earlier this year proved her message that anything is possible when you have passion and a little courage. Empowering others with songs about personal growth such as leading track U Turn, fans gravitate to her stark honesty and authentic delivery onstage.

Angela broke into the local music scene in her hometown of Calgary, AB before she had finished her first year of high school. Teaching herself to play guitar at 14, her Austrian mother and Indian father drove her to gigs as she strummed folk-pop at local clubs. She credits her first band, Supernal, for years of touring Canada and releasing four independent rock albums; experiences that augmented her natural vocal ability and refined her songwriting skills. Relocating to Toronto, her most recent band Drive Faster was featured on the AUX TV show Master Tracks filmed in Metal Works studios with producers Moe Berg and Laurence Currie. Berg described the process as a homerun and said Angela is just so outstanding. You almost get a rush when you are recording someone like that.

Frequently gigging as an acoustic solo artist, Angela decided to take her songs electric and got the attention of Johnny Fay, drummer for The Tragically Hip. Demo sessions became pre-production for her debut Cake and Callouses and a year later, Angela is taking her next Leap. Her strong and soulful voice is carrying her wherever she decides to go next.
Venue Information:
The Garrison
1197 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1X3
http://www.garrisontoronto.com/