Wednesday, December 9, The Mod Club, Toronto
Going into its 5th year, the Andy Kim Christmas Show has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community in Toronto with all proceeds going to worthy causes. Join us for the 2009 magical evening jam-packed with Canadian talent and Christmas music. Over the past 5 years this event has raised over $50,000.00 for charities that benefit children in the community.
This year’s event will continue the tradition with the return of members of Broken Social Scene, Kim Mitchell, Divine Brown, The Beauties, and more to be announced!
Born in Montreal, Andy Kim was inspired by the Beatles, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. He found fame in New York City at just 16 years old when he wrote How'd We Ever Get This Way?, the first of nine Billboard Top 40 hits, including #1 songs Rock Me Gently and Sugar, Sugar, one of Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time." A true Canadian son, Andy has been awarded the country's top industry honor twice, the JUNO Award for outstanding achievements in the record industry, as well as the "Indie Award" for Favorite Solo Artists in 2005. Over his epic career, Andy has sold over 30 million records, with songs covered by music history's greats, including Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, Ike & Tina Turner, and Bob Marley and has even been said to influence 80s metal band Def Leppard.
At the supportive urging of friends and fans, Andy will release Happen Again in January of 2010 through E1 Music Canada. The album will feature 10 brand new songs, each true to his passionate belief that "those who chase their dreams succeed only through sheer determination and a steadfast belief in the power of the individual to influence a multitude by speaking from the heart." Throughout his career, Andy has always maintained an unwavering and unconditional love for his music, believing that "art is more important than the artist.” His new music possesses the timeless, transcendent and transforming qualities of his songs before, while giving us a very personal look into the artist's take on love and change. Songs such as "3 Days in Heaven," "Someday", "Without You," and "Happen Again" express the faith in love, life and the importance of personal strength to enduring change.
"It was such a pleasure to write and produce a song with Andy Kim. He believes in the power of music, he loves songs, and he is SO rock and Roll. Beyond the massive hits, and the multi-decade career, there is a wonderful man who I'm proud to call my friend."
- Ed Robertson, Barenaked Ladies
Andy is about to embark on another phase in his continually intriguing (and let's face it, massively popular) evolution, all the while, writing great Songs. It's a great time as any to take stock of one of Canada's greatest singers and songwriters, and it all starts in Toronto on December 9th at The Mod Club. For more information, please check out www.andykimmusic.com.
THE MOD CLUB - TORONTO
Doors 7:00pm Show 8:00pm
Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Soundscapes and Rotate This
Charge by phone at 416.870.8000
Order online at LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.ca
Tickets (incl. GST) $25.00 & $100.00 VIP Package incl. meet and greet
with artists, swag bag; General Admission, 19+
All proceeds go to the Regent Park School of Music
More about the Regent Park School of Music
Regent Park School of Music is one of Toronto's foremost independent non-profit community music school with a mandate to provide a safe and secure environment where inner-city young people can participate in an affordable after-school music program. Regent Park School of Music is a supportive setting where young people can build confidence, develop discipline, and have positive mentoring experiences through music education based on excellence.
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