Sunday 8 February: JADEA KELLY ALBUM FUNDRAISER & BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AUCTION
8pm, $10 advance (tickets at darthjadea.com)
“If you can imagine Patsy Cline writing songs with Feist you kind of have an idea of where Jadea Kelly resides within the musical spectrum” Pop Stereo
On Sun Feb 8th, 2015 Jadea Kelly will literally and publicly MC and auction her friends – as well as members of the independent Toronto music scene – for romantic dates, songwriting sessions, concert tickets, Lake Ontario boat cruises, music lessons, yoga retreats and even a Protest the Hero pizza party… all in an effort to fundraise her new album – scheduled for a September 2015 release.
Auction contestants / dates include JUNO award winning songwriter Justin Rutledge, metal band Protest the Hero, Belle Starr, Scarlett Jane, Peter Katz, Emma Lee, Corin Raymond and even Jadea Kelly herself, who will offer a romantic date, stained glass class and Roncesvalles salon pedicure.
Attendees will also be treated to an exclusive performance by Jadea Kelly – showcasing old material and new songs to be featured on the new release. As part of the event, a silent auction will feature a plethora of nutritionist consultations, Jadea Kelly stained glass lamps, a Seven Seeds yoga class, Christine Chanter ‘Bush Country’ botanical oils, a Quinn West hair salon certificate, Envoy Printing services, Nolan Ryan / Hank Aaron signed baseballs, 6 Shooter Records / Tanya Tagaq VINYL sets, True North Records merch packages, Cameron House Records CD pack, Reiki treatment certificates and more…
Bachelor / Bachelorette dates will include a number of donated gift certificates / concert tickets from the likes of Hugh’s Room, the CBC Music Festival, Massey Hall, Mugshot Tavern, Opera Bob Ale House, Cabin Fever Collective, Outpost Coffee, Belljar Cafe and Humber Cinema.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the recording of Jadea’s third studio album, as well as the Regent Park School of Music. RPSM – located within the east end of Toronto – provides an affordable / highly subsidized musical education for Toronto youth. Providing a positive musical outlet for creative, personal, academic and emotional enrichment.
JADEA KELLY is a Canadian songwriter based out of Toronto, ON and returned in May 2013 with her second album ‘Clover’. A powerful new collection of songs which earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for ‘Contemporary Vocalist of the Year’ and a number of impressive worldwide reviews and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio, CBC, Vinyl Cafe, NPR, Exclaim, Elle Magazine, Globe & Mail & the Toronto Star. Jadea has recently returned from a successful tour of the east coast in the United States and is about to embark on a tour of summer festivals across Canada and Europe. She is known also for her vocal work with Protest the Hero and Catherine MacLellan.
Artist website: www.darthjadea.com
Regent Park School of Music: www.rpmusic.org