Boris will have friends with him tonight but should start a band
I’m not exactly sure why Grunge-Pop/Rock songwriter Boris Buhot doesn’t have a permanent band in place to help get his heavy yet catchy tunes out to audiences more often. It’s certainly not because his songs don’t justify it and I think with a group behind him his profile would be much higher.
There’s no denying that the energy and fullness of the sound from his debut United Truce album —for example on the track “All I Am”, which you can stream from the Featured Tracks page under the Music tab on the torontomoon.ca website— really unveils the full depth of feeling and raw power of his music. He actually, as I told you last year, recorded all the parts himself; so obviously he’s well aware of the full musical potential of his tunes.
As it is, he mostly only performs short sets at open stages and special events such as festivals and multi-artist showcases. He was out at Hirut for Nicola Vaughan’s open stage this past Sunday and while his performance using an acoustic guitar was, as always, impressive, I couldn’t help but think how it would be even more compelling if the songs were heard the way they are on his album.
Even acoustically it’s only rarely Buhot does an actual full-length gig. And when he does it’s normally at a club that’s close to his home in Oshawa, Simcoe Blues & Jazz at 926 Simcoe St. N., where in fact tonight he appears, along with various musical guest pals, starting at 8 p.m.
There’s no cover for tonight’s show and Boris is happy to give out free copies of the album to anyone who wants one, so even if you don’t live in Durham Region it’d be well worth your while to make the trek out there to check this show out.
And if you’re a musician with talent and an instrument with you, offer to play along and maybe you can convince him to start up a group with you in it!
-Gary 17, www.torontomoon.ca
LISTINGS for Thursday, August 14, 2021:
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*5-8> Kirsten Jones @ Richtree Restaurant, Eaton Centre (14 Queen St. West), TO ~Country originals & Pop covers
*5-8> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country
5-8> Angie Gunn Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)
6> Kelsey Mcnulty @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
6:30> Peter Hill Quintet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
7-9> Joanne Morra @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz
7> Red Hot Ramble @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues
*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO
7> Elmer Ferrer Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock
7:30> Jay Douglas & The All Stars Band for Rasta Fest launch @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Ave., TO North ~Reggae; $15
*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
*7:30> open stage with Rob Phillips and Chelsey Bennett Band @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Jazz Blues
*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
8> Boris Buhot & Friends @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa ~original Rock
*8> open mic with Anthony Abbatangeli & Ken Foster @ DeSotos, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West
8-12> Freedom Train @ Lake Affect, 1 Port St., Port Credit ~Rock/Top 40
8-12> Denis Martel @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop
*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
*8-11:30> Christopher Plock & Stevie G @ Mulligan’s Pub, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Blues/Jazz/R&B
*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener
8:30> Ron Hynes @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~East Coast Roots icon; $25
9> Blue Note Funk @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Funk & Groove with jam for last set
*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach
*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic
9-12> Kevin Laliberte Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz & Flamenco
9-12> Hannah Shira Naiman @ Bar Radio, 615 College St., TO ~Folk; pwyc
9> Flamingo Bay; Parks At Night; Cave Baby @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West
9> Irene Torres & Josh Piche @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues
9-1> Gary Kendall Band @ Monarchs Pub (Eaton Chelsea Hotel), 33 Gerrard St. W., TO ~Blues
9> Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West
*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa
*9-2> karaoke with Joe @ Tudor Rose, 700 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax
*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop
*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Coyote Jack’s, 64 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax
*9:30> karaoke with Kiki @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East
9:30> Jeremy Pelt with Johnny Griffith Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
9:30> Michael Schatte @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock
9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga
*9:45> Mary Mckay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues
10> Jenny Berkel album release with Lisa Bozikovic @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
10> Jay Edwards; Ellevan; against/me/against/you @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade, TO ~indie; pwyc
10> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
10> Ride The Tiger @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Soul classics; $10
10> The Tonkas @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues
*10> Salt & Pepper karaoke with Josh & Danish @ St. Louis Ajax. 11 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax
10> Ross Neilsen Band @ The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
10:30> Bernadette & The Collective @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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