‘The Devil’s Swan’ shows a different dimension of Iliya Vee tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 160915Th | Shows for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

poster for "The Devil's Swan"

poster for “The Devil’s Swan”


Move over “Phantom of The Paradise”!

Iliya Vee and the two other members of The Roncy Boys (Christian Aldo and Colin Edgely) are back tonight with a one-night live performance of their take on the Faustian parable of the consequences of doing a deal with the devil in order to achieve Rock ‘n’ Roll fame.

Originally presented at The Super Wonder Gallery (876 Bloor St. W. a little east of Ossington) over two nights in June, the Rock opera features Todd Preston starring as the Devil with the group’s singer, Aldo, and Cat Solomon also in the acting/singing cast as Vee (on bass and backing vocals), Edgely (on piano and backing vox) and drummers/singers Shane Miersch and David Sufrin perform the accompanying original musical score.

The story is as simple as it is timeless: Ricky Dicky must decide whether to do a deal with “Mr. D” to become his “swan” in order to achieve fame, riches and all the other perks of making it big in the music biz.

For Vee (aka Iliya Vukadinovic), The Roncy Boys trio that created the opera seems to be an occasional side project, among many in addition to his own Dreadful Starlings band (which released a new record in February) and role as regular a sideman with up-and-coming young Pop songwriter Jessica Speziale.

The Roncy combo describes itself as the “Bad Boy Dandies of Piano Glam Rock,” aiming for a sound that fuses Glam, Rock opera, Pop and Soul.  In addition to composing the musical they have two ep releases of original material, some of which you can hear on their website —so you can judge for yourself if they achieve their goal.

While I didn’t see the original version of tonight’s performance, back in the venue where it premiered, I have checked out the trailer on YouTube and this looks like a fun night indeed!  Tickets are only $10 and the show runs from the 10 p.m. curtain rise till 11:55, with doors opening at 9.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues; $

7> Lost In The Realms of The Unknown @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO ~indie

7> Operation Groundswell @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~storytelling

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

7:30> Scar Symmetry; Arsis; Shattered Sun; Painted Exiles @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W., TO

*8-1> open mic with Alicia Porter @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO

8> Margo Price & John Moreland @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., TO ~Urban Roots; $

8> Enzo Boldini @ Dominion Pub, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~cover Pop Rock

8> Iskwé; Cris Derksen; Bad Willos @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $15

8> Millencolin; Such Gold; Stuck on Planet Earth @ Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St., TO ~$

8> Criss Andre; Red Light Runners; Inna Powell @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~ spoken word & indie eclectic; $8

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

8:30-11:30> Anthony Terpstra Seventet with guest Paul Hunter @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $15

8:30> Matt Mays; Modern Space @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~Urban Roots; $

8:30> Bond Girls; Dark Tripl Vypers; Blank States @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St., TO

9> Brother Levon; The Lipstick Junkies; Barbarosa @ Silver Dollar 486 Spadina Ave., TO ~indie Funk; $

9> Brian Cober @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO ~Blues; no cover

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

9> 5 In The City @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North ~Funk/R&B; $5

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Katey Morley; The Lunas @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~original indie Roots-Pop; pwyc

9:30> Lorne Lofsky Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*9:45> Mary McKay @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues; $

10-12> The Devil’s Swan with live score by The Roncy Boys feat. Iliya Vee @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W., TO ~live original Rock opera; $10

10> Melissa Payne @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues

10> Death Cohen @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Dixie Chicken @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~tribute to Little Feat; $

10:30> Daylight For Deadeyes @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~contemporary Rock

*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W., TO ~acoustic Pop


7-9> James Carroll & Bob Strome @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~songwriter; no cover

8-12> The Fabulous Rave @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East ~Blues/early Rock; no cover

8-11:30> The Throwdown @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Funk

8> KT Tunstall; Conner; Youngblood @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$

*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.


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8> Grump @ Bier Markt Etobicoke, 199 North Queen St., Etobicoke ~indie Pop Rock

9> Kimberley Wetmore hosts jam @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop


8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

9:30> High Rollers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock


5-8> Concord Jazz Quintet @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

7-9> Four Chords and the Truth @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~$

7:30> Mexico Amigo Mariachi Band for Mexican Independence Day celebration @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Mexican Mariachi; $15

8> Communism; Run With The Kittens @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; $

8> BeatyHeart; Beach Baby @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie Rock trio

8:30> Sheila Carabine (of Dala); Kevin Fox @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Roots; $

8:30> Out of Sight of Land; Ada Lea @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West

8:30> The O’Pears; Ozere @ The Music Gallery, 197 John St., TO

9> Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Classical/Jazz

*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Chelsea McBridge Jazz Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Jeff Scroggins and Colorado; Foggy Hogown Mountain Boys @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Bluegrass double bill; $

9> Chairmen of The Boards; Bruce Domoney Band; Park Eddy @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~original Rock/Blues/Pop

9> The Parkdale Rebels @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Classic Country

9> The Cliff Divers @ Shameful Tiki Room, 1378 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Surf Rock

9:30-1:30> Mr. Pharmacist; guests The Dead Souls @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~tribute to The Fall; $5


*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener


7-11> Groove Marmalade @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Motown

7> Alyssa Wright @ Barrie Bus Terminal, 24 Maple Ave., Barrie ~Jazz

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*8> The Joe Huron Trio @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues

8> Johnny Toonice @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

9> Curse @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough

905 - EAST

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

7> Joanne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

8-11> tba @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax

8-12> tba @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax

905 – NORTH

*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

9> Dan Kosub @ Fionn MacCool’s Newmarket, 17315 Leslie St., Newmarket ~Pop Rock

905 – SOUTH

8> Classic Roast; Ninth Boulevard @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

8> Belle Game; Coyote Black; Thomas St. Clair & The Scared Cows; The Hollowbodies @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $10

*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 – WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest Donny Meeker @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

8-12> Semi Tone @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

*8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

*8> Celtic Night @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line

8:30> Cosima Grunksy album release for Grace Notes @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~children’s performer $5

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Honky Tonk Country new & old

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

10> Sanga Genesis @ Bier Markt Mississauga, 55 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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