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DFM News

26
Aug
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“East End Famous” for BuskerFest

Not only are we excited to be performing at Toronto BuskerFest this weekend, but apparently we are turning heads in the East End. Laura and Susan were both featured in a couple of lovely newspaper stories this week. The stories draw attention to the Beaches-residents as well as giving readers a tempting taste of what DFM […]

17
Jun
Photo by Patrick Ross (2014)

Pride Shows 2015!

We have been busy little beavers getting ready for Pride this year and are VERY excited to announce that we will be featured in TWO stage shows!!!   Saturday June 27, 2015 at 6pm-7pm: We will be teaming up with the lovely Catherine Hernandez (Legs) for an USO style show, For the Noise: A Wartime Review […]

06
Mar

Meet the Team – Catherine – 1

Hey, I’m Catherine! I was a late-comer to the bassoon, having only started towards the end of high school. Up until then I was a flute player, with a special interest in the piccolo (of all things), and my family had resigned themselves to having an underemployed treble maker in the family. But my mother, […]

15
Jan

Planning meeting January 2015

We had a highly productive band meeting last week, and we are pumped for lots of prospective shows and events this spring. We are still nailing down dates with a few venues, but we promise to be busy as bassoonists the end of February through March. Sooooo, Here’s what we can disclose so far… On […]

09
Dec

Big News in the Bassoon World

So, big developments in the Toronto bassoon world are happening…not only does DFM have a show on Friday December 12, 9pm….but Nadina Mackie Jackson has announced a huge event on her blog. The big development is a pet project that is being organized by Eric Macarios, Nadina Mackie Jackson and Susan Durnin. It is the […]

02
Dec
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Holiday Show 2014

We are absolutely pumped about our upcoming “A Very Mannschaft Holiday Show” at the Flying Beaver Pubaret. As always, the best way to get on Santa’s naughty list is one of our shows, because us bassoons are rebels without a Claus! On December 12 at 9PM, come in from the cold and warm up to your […]

18
Oct
Photo by Patrick Ross (2014)

Upcoming shows fall 2014

So we have been busy hustling venues and getting things organized and are pumped to announce our fall shows! Come on out and sport your DFM colours while singing along to your favourite bassoon covers! October 23 – playing a few tunes alongside other pop/rock bands. The theme of the night is “underrated bands” where […]

10
Sep

Electric bassoon setups 1

Since we’re planning on having a pedal rehearsal in the next week, I thought I’d try out some new toys I got over the summer. I got a Line 6 Verbzilla (which has been on my wish list for a while), and a tube preamp (you can actually see the tube glow!), but my most exciting […]

10
Sep
28
Aug

Live at the Flying Beaver Pubaret

Join Das Fagott Mannschaft at the Flying Beaver Pubaret for some tasty food, great drinks and fantastic music. We will be trying out a ton of new repertoire…but promise all the old favourites. With 2 big sets planned and merch available for purchase, it is the best-bassooniest way to spend your Friday night! Tickets are $10 in advance […]

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