David Beckingham, Jenny Banai, Claire Hunter, Natalie Lynn, Twin Bandit, JP Maurice

Fri May 11 2018

7:00 PM Doors

Cameron House

408 Queen Street West Toronto , ON M5V 2A7

Ages 19+

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Tickets will be available at the door.

CMW Showcase

David Beckingham with Special Guests

Claire Hunter
Natalie Lynn
Twin Bandit
Jenny Banai
JP Maurice

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

Line up subject to change / no refunds 

CMW Presents
David Beckingham, Jenny Banai, Claire Hunter, Natalie Lynn, Twin Bandit, JP Maurice

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  • David Beckingham

    David Beckingham

    Folk Rock

    As a child David Beckingham spent a few years in Kenya, living with no electricity and no phone line – just an acoustic guitar and a knack for writing soulful, melodic folk-pop songs. He never dreamed of stages, tours or stardom — but 20 years later those things found him, as his Vancouver band Hey Ocean! hit the radio waves and started climbing the alternative charts.

    Beckingham and bandmates Ashleigh Ball and David Vertesi formed their singer-songwriter power-trio in 2005, penning hits like Big Blue Wave and picking up a nomination for a 2013 Juno award. Hey Ocean! released three albums, signed to Universal Music in 2011, and toured North America extensively.

    But living the dream of being a lead guitarist/vocalist on tour doesn’t necessarily translate into happiness, as Beckingham found out. He struggled for several years through an addiction, a vocal chord injury that left him temporarily mute, and the slow breakdown of an eight-year relationship. He always spent time on the side working on his own songs, and in May 2016 released his first solo album, Just When The Light.

    From its first dreamy, piano and drum-infused track, Forest, the album is loaded with contrast between the songwriter’s profound existential gratitude, and deep, personal unrest. It’s about light and shadow, and the human predisposition toward always yearning for something other than what you have.

    Upbeat tracks like Explosion, and Places paint vivid, poetic imagery inspired by the highs and lows of lost love, and nostalgia for Vancouver’s vanishing music venues, such as Richards on Richards, where Hey Ocean! got its first break. Catchy folk-pop songs like Montreal and Sleepless City are about Beckingham’s restlessness living in Vancouver, and ruminations on addiction. The powerful single Soldier is a heartbreaking metaphor – a caricature of a man trying to save his relationship even though he knows he won’t be able to. And Adi’s Song may be the most sophisticated on the album, inspired by a pivotal moment in the breakdown of his relationship and revealing Beckingham’s eclectic singwriting influences such as Ray LaMontagne, Rufus Wainwright and Van Morrison. The album is entirely self-produced and released, with all original songs except one cover, In Spite of All the Damage, written by the Be Good Tanyas.

    A six-year project in the making, Just When The Light was recorded at The Space, Monarch, and Vertical studios in Vancouver, and at Beckingham’s home. Various friends make guest appearances, including his childhood songwriting partner Ashleigh Ball, and Vancouver’s Twin Bandit. The rich musical landscape is created using guitar, bass, drums, piano, organ, synthesizers, cello, violin, accordion, and trumpet.

    Ultimately, Beckingham hopes it speaks to people going through similar challenges in life and makes them feel less alone. This year he launches his first ever solo tour, with select summer shows in Vancouver and Victoria — proving that once the dust settles from a tough year, or hell, even a tough decade, we can always find happiness by taking stock of hard lessons and moving on to the next thing.

  • Jenny Banai

    Jenny Banai

    Indie Pop

    A holy hush so prevails a room at the first haunting notes sung by Vancouver’s songstress, Jenny Banai. Her voice has been described as ‘explosively fluid’ and her performance, ‘utterly captivating’. With a background in classical violin and gospel singing, her song-writing style leans on strong vocal melodies and story-telling soundscapes, integrated into performances using a loop station. Jenny released her debut, 'Flowering Head', co-produced by Peak Performance finalist Jordan Klassen in October 2015. A careful depiction of her delicate beginnings and dreamful incentives emerged with a sound reminiscent of Feist's earlier hits. Galloping guitar notes, swoon-y violin and punchy dry beats mingle with her playful melodies, illuminating any given space. She has toured Canada 4 times in support of this album and has also undertaken 1 tour of the UK, one of which she sold out of merchandise, opening for Nettwerk’s Jon Bryant. In the last 2 years Jenny also created a documentary/short film entitled ‘Where We Come Home’ featured on global news, and acquired music placement on local web series, ‘The Drive’. Jenny is currently working on her 2nd full length album with co-producer/artist Scott Currie. Using organic and unconventional recording methods, her intention is to invite listeners into a deeper feeling of her specific process while still preserving the elements of complete song composition. In her own estimation, the experience and presence of the artist is felt in the art itself and it is her hope to reach for such a presence in this next album.

  • Claire Hunter

    Claire Hunter

    Singer-Songwriter

    Claire Hunter is a Toronto based singer/songwriter originally from Almonte, ON. She released her debut EP, “Something Safe”, last February and has since been performing in venues all over Toronto.  Claire gets her inspiration from artists such as Norah Jones, Glen Hansard and Laura Marling.  She will be releasing her second EP in the new year. Visit clairehunter.com for more information.  

  • Natalie Lynn

    Natalie Lynn

    Pop Rock

  • Twin Bandit

    Twin Bandit

    Alternative Folk

  • JP Maurice

    JP Maurice

    Indie Pop

    JP Maurice, a seasoned Vancouver-based musician, songwriter, and producer knows the highs of his craft, but it is in the lows where he finds his fire – taking the fuel of failed record deals, broken hearts, and the loss of loved ones, and forging the pain into something beautifully optimistic. After touring Canada and Europe, a loss in the family caused JP to focus on channeling his emotions into his music. The tragedy resulted in his “Girls” EP, which sweeps from cinematic pop-noir into slinky neo-soul, all tied together with JP’s powerfully emotive vocals. Challenges haven’t stopped JP Maurice – if anything, they have made him stronger.

CMW Presents

David Beckingham, Jenny Banai, Claire Hunter, Natalie Lynn, Twin Bandit, JP Maurice

Fri May 11 2018 7:00 PM Doors

Cameron House Toronto ON
David Beckingham, Jenny Banai, Claire Hunter, Natalie Lynn, Twin Bandit, JP Maurice
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Ages 19+

Tickets will be available at the door.

CMW Showcase

David Beckingham with Special Guests

Claire Hunter
Natalie Lynn
Twin Bandit
Jenny Banai
JP Maurice

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

Line up subject to change / no refunds