Archive | January, 2015

The Madison – Epic Gig To Say Goodbye to 2014

14 Jan

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There are some shows where everything connects: The setlist, the sound, the audience. And when everything connects, it’s like riding a wave that just doesn’t come down. And the wave just kept going this case for 4 hours straight. Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 9.49.46 PMOn December 31st New Years Eve, I accepted a show at the Madison Avenue Pub, a Toronto institution. IMG_2393I played the piano room, altering between piano and guitar, while being a Ryan Seacrest host for the New Years countdown (a first for me) for 100+ people. As a way to finish off the year, this was the gig of the year, because of the hysteria the songs I played caused. IMG_2392I’m not sure if it was the alcohol (I didn’t even drink that night), but people went nuts, screaming, clapping, jumping on tables, etc. And I just watched them, knowing that the songs I’m playing are causing this wonderful chaos. They didn’t want me to stop. The amount of compliments, screams and smiles was insane, I was pretty flattered. I never needed support, or anyone to tell me I was good as a musician/performer, but some of those comments were like ego steroids (which I’ll use when needed). Happy NY 2015.