Signe Miranda gears up for western Canada book and music tour
It wasn’t enough for spunky Pop songwriter Signe Miranda to have recorded a couple of albums of catchy original tunes with her Signe Miranda’s Veranda, to have founded both the Music City North promotions company (which she’s since left) and her extant Concrete City Records enterprise.
As I’ve told you before, a couple of years ago she added another dimension to her activities, becoming a music coach staging workshops for budding performers, some of whom she showcased at an April show at The Central in TO. But there was another secret aspect of her creativity at work even then as well.
Based on her experience and observations, she has written a book, “The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song”, which is being released on Tuesday, July 15 at a gala Western tour-kickoff showcase by some of her record company’s artists at TO’s Cameron House.
The 8 p.m. eclectic showcase of songwriters in the rear room of the club at 408 Queen St. W. includes performances by Chris Birkett, Taylor Abrahamse, Brian Allossery, The Fox & The Moon, her own Veranda band (for a half-hour set at 10:15), Dan Kosub and Pascoe.
Cover is just $6 but you might want to bring along some extra dough to pick up a copy of one of her albums and/or the new book.
-Gary 17, www.torontomoon.ca
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5-8> Jay MacDonald Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz
*5> The Cosmotones @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~Rockabilly
*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO
6:30> Boom For Rent @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
*7> Hard Time Mondays with Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
**7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Bekah vs Missy; Gigi Sisters @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East
7:30> Bob Cary Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Blvd., TO North ~R&B/Swing
8-11> Music Of The Mediterranean Stars featuring Ed Roth on accordion @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~instrumental Mediterranean-style jig-ups
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor with guest host Lawrie Ingles & 9:30 feature by Arch Rockerfella @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East
8> Corin Raymond’s Great Canadian Tire Money Caper @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO
**8-1> open stage with host Dylan Hennessy @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Catherine Harrison @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass
9> blueVenus @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.. TO East ~original Pop
9-1> The Sleaper @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West
*9> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East
9:30> Paul Neufeld & Rivethead @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
*10-2> jam with Kimberley Wetmore & Company feat. Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit
10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues
10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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