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.
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Exciting moments of the Junos for the entire Orchestra? Watching Arkells win Rock Album of the Year 5 minutes before taking the stage to perform Come to Light with them!!!! (Their other nomination was group of the year…which they won at the Gala on Saturday night.) Needless to say, they are a kick-ass band and it was frigging amazing to be on stage with them.
So the gig…what was it like? Well, to share an insider secret…big productions and movies/TV filming is all the same…Hurry up to wait. You end up with a really early call time, you doll yourself up, then hope the hairspray will hold for the next 3 hours!!! BUT, just because it isn’t the glamorous life that people imagine, it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t the coolest weekend of my life!!! (more…)

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 fav tunes played by the hottest, and world’s only electric bassoon band. We will be performing the usual fare…thats right, only ALL of your favourite sing-a-long songs from your party years…whenever those might have been…

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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 Read more…