For immediate release

October 4, 2018


THE TIKI COLLECTIVE BRINGS MUSE TO HUGH’S ROOM LIVE

2261 DUNDAS STREET WEST • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20  

$25 ADVANCE/$30 DOOR • DOORS 6PM / CONCERT 8:30PM

416.533.5483 • www.hughsroomlive.com


The Tiki Collective (TTC) is a large ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists based in Toronto who have performed around Ontario for the past two years.

They just came off a busy summer playing at various Jazz Festivals and a sold out launch party for their debut recording MUSE on the newly-formed Vesuvius Music.  Vesuvius Music is a partnership venture between Lorenzo DiGianfelice and Jaymz Bee to create and promote Canadian talent.  The label is distributed via Slammin Media/Believe Distribution worldwide.  

 THE TIKI COLLECTIVE: 

George Koller, bass
Jono Grant, guitar
Great Bob Scott, drums
Michael Davidson, vibes
Bill McBirnie, flute
Ernie Tollar, sax
Attila Fias, piano


Confirmed singers for the evening:

Jocelyn Barth & Lily Frost, with cameos from Jessica Lalonde, Heather Luckhart, Denielle Bassels and the latest signing to Vesuvius Music, John Finley.


The Tiki Collective's debut album 'Muse' has been taking North America by storm, charting on both the Canadian "Earshot" Charts as well as the American "Jazzweek" Charts.  The albums incredible mix of sexy, funky, cool music is capturing ears and hearts across the globe!


Lesley Mitchell-Clarke says, in October issue of The WholeNote:

“…Muse is an entertaining ride – so have a Mai Tai, and enjoy!”


THE TIKI COLLECTIVE BRINGS MUSE TO HUGH’S ROOM LIVE
2261 DUNDAS STREET WEST • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
$25 ADVANCE/$30 DOOR • DOORS 6PM / CONCERT 8:30PM

416.533.5483 • www.hughsroomlive.com

 

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Further information: Jane Harbury  jane@harbury.ca 416.960.1568



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THE TIKI COLLECTIVE RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, “MUSE”

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 @ THE BERKELEY CHURCH FIELD HOUSE - 311 QUEEN ST. EAST

Tickets:  https://www.bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/524 

DOORS 7:00PM / CONCERT 8:00PM

The Tiki Collective is a large ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists based in Toronto who have performed around Ontario for the past two years and will celebrate the launch of their debut album with a concert and party at The Berkeley Church Field House, a brand new venue that will make people in the city feel like they are on holiday in Muskoka. It’s the perfect ambience for music fans and especially those who enjoy Tiki culture. The all-star band will back up over a dozen vocalists, all of whom appear on the debut disc that will be available at the concert.  Produced by Jaymz Bee and Jono Grant, Muse is released on Vesuvius Music and distributed via Slammin Media and Believe. 

The Tiki Collective was formed in 2016 for Jaymz Bee’s 53rd birthday at Lula Lounge in Toronto. The large ensemble decided after one show they should continue performing live, and so far have performed at The Horseshoe Tavern, The Painted Lady, Massey Hall and festivals across Ontario.  

Jaymz Bee worked at JAZZ.FM91 for over 16 years and has recently moved on to pursue other musical and artistic ventures. He and business partner Lorenzo DiGianfelice have created an indie label called Vesuvius Music and will create a series of albums and concerts beginning with Muse by The Tiki Collective. 

“It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Eric St-Laurent,” says Jaymz Bee. A couple of years ago, when I told him I dreamed of having a large group of musicians and singers playing Exotica music, we quickly dove into blending world, jazz, surf and pop.  Members can change but the songs and sound remain. It’s always the same and completely different! 

“When Jaymz explained that this project would assist a number of young singers and veteran musicians (both financially and with exposure), I knew it would either be a successful business venture or I’d be a patron of the arts,” adds DiGianfelice. “Regardless, I knew I would feel great, and I was right. Throughout the process of making this recording there was a magic in the air!”

Muse by The Tiki Collective is the type of record you can play in the evening by the pool, in the car to calm road rage, after dinner with a glass of wine, or through your headphones to chill out wherever you may be.  Copies of Muse will be available on CD at the concert for $20.

- Jane Harbury Publicity