Friday 6 May 2016

May 28: Hamilton's The Donefors come to play

The next BobCat show is going to find a houseful of creative and quirky musicians making songs that engage heart and head with equal power.

The Donefors are celebrating 10 years as a band, but each of them has worked on solo and other group projects for longer than that. Probably best known of those projects is the great and lamented group Mr. Something Something.

In that time, they've made three CDs: "How to have sex with Canadians", "Award Winning Album", and "Lush Life Below the Poverty Line." Each of the records brings quirky intelligence and excellent musicianship to the studio, and that's what each band member brings to the stage as well.

Janine Stoll and Paul MacDougall played here together several years ago as part of our Babes for Breasts house concert; Janine also came to play a split-bill show with Emma-Lee. Her precise alto and rhythm guitar provide a bed for Paul's wide-ranging guitar excursions. Meanwhile, Liam Smith and Brian Lahaie provide bass and drums. Songs come from Janine, Paul, and Liam.

You can hear elements of Afrobeat, jazz, fusion, and almost everything in the eclectic mix that the four core Donefors bring to the band. And you might even hear something about Janine's project with Melissa McLelland and Lisa Winn, the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. Ladybird is an animal rescue operation that's rescued hundreds of animals and placed them with forever families.

If you need a dose of witty and catchy songs in your ears -- you need to be here May 28. You'll be done for.

Opening for the band will be Nick Leiper!

WHO: The Donefors at BobCat
WHEN: May 28, 2016, 7:00 mingling, 8:00 music
WHERE: BobCat's Poverty Line Lushcafé, 214 Northwestern Avenue
WHAT: $20 suggested donation, all proceeds to artists.

If you like, you are encouraged to bring:
  • any alcohol you'd like to consume or share with others
  • a snackable treat 
  • a donation to the Parkdale Food Cupboard. 
You can reserve your seat by dropping your donation off in person or using Paypal or Interac e-transfers. Don't miss out! 

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