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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
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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 […]

25
Mar
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Susan at the Junos

I was thrilled to play one of the coolest gigs of my life…so far…Back-up bassoon for the Arkells at the 2015 Juno Awards!!!! Yeah, so that bassoonist who scored all the camera time??? This girl. Exciting moments of the Junos for the entire Orchestra? Watching Arkells win Rock Album of the Year 5 minutes before […]

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 […]

12
Jan

One of the fagotts has a premiere!

Mannschaft member Catherine has an exciting concert coming up! Surprisingly, she’s not playing her bassoon– she has a new work premiering that she wrote with her partner in life and crime, Spy. It will be presented by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday January 17, 8PM, at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave […]

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 […]

22
Oct

October Gigs

So, although we act like we are inseparable bassoon-playing quadruplets we actually do gig as individuals… Last night Catherine and Susan had an all-Mozart gig at Casa Loma with the New Casa Loma Orchestra. And last weekend Neil was out and about playing with Toronto Sinfonietta, and rounding out the bassoon section was DFM’s good […]

18
Oct
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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
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