Do Right Music presents
THE DO RIGHT! SUMMER SESSION
featuring THE BIG SOUND (Live)
The 20-piece Motown tribute explosion! Featuring Maylee Todd, Alec Luchevsky, Drew Smith, Tanika Charles, Rodd Skimmons, Lady Shabazz, and more.
MAYLEE TODD & PEGWEE POWER (Live)
DJs JOHN KONG, NASTY NAV, PAUL E. LOPES, CIRCLE RESEARCH,
Do Right Music is proud to present an extra-special Summer Session, featuring a rare performance from one-of-kind Motown tribute band The Big Sound. This spectacular party goes off Friday August 19th, in the vintage splendour of The Great Hall.
If you've been to one of The Big Sound’s explosive live sessions, you'll know they are the real deal. Sparing no expense, The Big Sound recreates the glory years of Motown as authentically as possible, to bring Toronto the biggest celebration of Motown it has ever seen. This jaw-dropping 20-piece band features exciting local talents including Maylee Todd, Tanika Charles, Rodd Skimmons, Lady Shabazz, and more. The Big Sound performs a spectacular selection of all Motown hits from The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and all of the artists who define this primordial party sound.
Chris Sandes, The Big Sound co-founder and promoter of Loving In The Name Of, says: “I decided it was time for this city to grow up and get a proper Motown night for the greater good. I scraped and begged and used all my powers of persuasion to get as many talented people as possible from the urban, indie rock, and jazz scenes to collaborate and bring all their talents to the night. The result is The Big Sound, and it’s banging. In its own way I think The Big Sound is one of the only collabs of the indie and urban scenes or even of free jazz & classical cats. It’s a testament to how much people love Motown. You would never know that all the folks the stage ever did anything else!”
Joining The Big Sound will be Do Right's own Maylee Todd, fresh from her successful European tour -- that included opening for Janelle Monae at c/o pop in Cologne, Germany; and performing as part of 2-days Canadian Blast Canada Day extravaganza in London UK with Chilly Gonzales, The Hidden Cameras, Woodpigeon, Devon Sproule, Mantler, and more. Maylee and her band Pegwee Power will warm up the audience with her eclectic blend of funk, soul and rock; expect to hear a selection of new songs from her upcoming album along with favourites from her 2010 debut "Choose Your Own Adventure".
Behind the decks will be DJ John Kong and a who’s who of Toronto party-rockers including Nasty Nav, Paul E. Lopes, and Circle Research -- spinning a selection of Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop and everything in between.
Limited quantity $7 tickets at www.doright.eventbrite.com
Friday August 19th 2011
@ THE GREAT HALL
1087 Queen St W
$10 at the door / $15 after 11 pm