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Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy -Gary 17

Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy -Gary 17


As noted in previous articles, acoustic Pop/Roots duo Mark Yan and Barry Mulcahy of Brampton are getting more and more busy in recent months and May continues that trend.

Tonight they appear as the feature attraction at Fat Albert’s open stage, which takes place every Wed. in the Steelworkers Hall at 25 Cecil St. off Spadina, south of College Street.  For this gig, where songwriters comprise most of the audience, the pair can be expected to concentrate on presenting original tunes. The open stage sign up starts at 7 p.m. with participants (except the 9 p.m. feature act) doing two tunes each and cover is a tiny donation to help keep the non-profit event happening.

In addition to their originals Yan & Mulcahy (maybe it’s time these two come up with an actual name for their act!) does a fine job of covering a wide range of acoustic Pop hits that span the ages, delivering faultless guitar work and exceptional vocal harmonies together —which will be on display during another four shows through the month.

Three of their upcoming gigs are in the Orangeville area: at Black Wolf Smokehouse on Fri. May 20 in downtown Orangeville proper; on Sat. May 28 at Edge Wine Bar a little to the west of the town in the village of Laurel; and on Sat. May 21 at Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro in the nearby burg of Alton —where they’ve become a staple attraction over the past couple of years.

On Friday, May 27 they’re back in TO, showcasing at Black Swan Tavern, where they’ve also become regular features over the past fifteen months since making a debut appearance there for the Winterfolk Festival in 2015.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically.

Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.) Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchases. /+ indicates stated price is minimum.

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416 – Toronto Central

*5:30> Kama House Band @ Kama, 214 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

6-8> Gigi & Friends featuring Genevieve Marentette @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10

6> Dave Borins @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Country-Rock songwriter

6> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~folk dancing

6:30> Trevor Giancola Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

6:30> Raconteurs @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO ~storytelling

*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W., TO ~Jazz

*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St., TO North

*7:30> Jeff Willingham @ Lou Dawgs Ryerson, 76 Gerrard St. E., TO ~acoustic Pop

7:30> TCAF Drink n Draw @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO

**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. feature by Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall), TO ~Roots

**8-12> Girls Night Out Jazz singers’ jam with Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill et al @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO

8-1> open jam with Wednesday’s Child feat. Johnny Bootz Hutt @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

8> The Distillery @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $

9> Dan Kosub @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave., TO

*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO

9> Velvet Bison; Gladheart; Mental Friction; The Owns; Starfall @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $5

9> Akage No Anne; Bénédicte; Sly Why; Waxlimbs @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie

9:30> Nicol Robertson Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

10> Sarah Burton @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~songwriter

*10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Bruce Domoney @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO

10:30> Chatty Cathy @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*10:30> The Stew @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10

416 – Toronto East

7> Artists for Fort McMurray with various music & comedy acts @ Kabin, 11 Carlaw Ave., Unit 6, TO East

*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

8> Lzrszn @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~space Jazz

*8> acoustic open mic with Phill Hood @ An Sibin Pub, 709 Queen St. E., TO East

8:30-10:30> Gypsy Rebels @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Gypsy Jazz

*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

416 – Toronto Etobicoke

8-1> Tony Paglia Duo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop

9> Space Jazz jam with guitarist Youngchan Na & band with weekly guest tba @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~Jazz ; $10/pwyc

416 – Toronto West

5-8> Michelle Rumball & friend @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz/Blues

7:30-10:30> Ben Walker @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie art-Roots

*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W., TO West

**8:30-10:30> Hump Night Blues with Dave McManus & Cleave Anderson + special guests Voodoo Walters & Big Johnny Blue @ On Cue Billiards, 349 Jane St., TO West ~Blues

8:30> East Side Pocket @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West

9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~original Juno-winning Blues

9> Luanda Jones with Reg Schwager @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West ~Jazz

9> King Creep; Who & The Fucks; Cucumber & The Suntan; Beach Fox @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie

9> The Murderburgers; City Mouse; The Killer Wails; Setback; Simon Cameron Fletcher @ Smiling Buddha (basement), 961 College St., TO West ~indie

9> Sean Conway @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Rockabilly Roots

9> Laura Merrimen; Jack Marks @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Country Rock

10> Blue Sky Miners & guests The Lifers @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~ $10

*10> Kristine Schmitt & The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Pop


8> Sloan @ Maxwell’s, 220 King St. N., Waterloo

9> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Molly Bloom’s Waterloo, 170 University Ave., Waterloo ~acoustic Pop Rock


*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5

7> Water St. Slim and the Unlikely Heroes @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

905 East

8-12> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax

8> Bruce H @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg

*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 North

*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge

*7-close> open mic with Kevin Ker @ The Mill, 139 Mill St., Unionville

*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton

*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan

*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham

*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton

905 South

*7> open mic night @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~Blues

**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton

8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country

*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country

9> Wild Soul Wednesday with Skirt Check @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton

9> Tanika Charles; Jennifer Budd @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton

905 West

8-1> Ukulele Night hosted by The Flying Ukes @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

9-1> Maxine Young @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $

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