Here are some pictures from a very special evening of Canadian music at Urbanguild last Sunday.
First up were Christopher Fryman and Akira Fukuma as “Canadian Sunset“. The duo serenaded us with a selection of old time ballads and love songs. As Christopher tenderly crooned, the music had us all swaying and put us in a fine romantic mood.
At this stage Max, quite innocently, still hadn’t figured out that a surprise was waiting for him. It wasn’t until later during his own performance that he commented on the high number of friends and family that had appeared for this occasion…
The next act to appear was Colin Garvey, a talented singer and guitar player who made much use of a looping device during his performance…
Ingenious though the many layers of looped sound were, I found it a bit busy. Less is more for me I’m afraid as I far preferred the songs he played with just the clean sound of his voice and his guitar. And is it just me or does Colin Garvey sound a bit like vintage Lloyd Cole?
(I mean that as a compliment)
Max, Dodo and Ryotaro gave a classic performance of Max Dodd’s originals. It was truly one of those nights that get marked down as special memories.
And though Max seemed to have already sniffed out the surprise that was coming, he did look very moved that so many people had come out to wish him well…
Well, done Aika for organizing such a great surprise party!
Here are the boys in action with Christopher Fryman on trumpet…
To learn more about the musicians, check out these links:
Canadian Sunset, Colin Garvey, ryotaro, Dodo, Mark Dodds (Max).
This was a fantasticly good night. Thanks so much for the heads up.
Michael Lambe says
You are very welcome, Petria. I’m glad you had a good time!