Previous events

Mar29

Wilton Said...

At this time, there are no foreseeable shows in the future. The band and I would like to thank all those who have come out to shows in the past and for their support.

Wilton

Wilton Said... Tremble Release Show

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May Cafe, 876 Dundas St. West, Toronto

After more then a year, Wilton Said… returns to perform two sets of original Art Rock Music. With a dash of Prog, Rock, and some jazzy influenced tunes, the band will keep you on your toes as you embark on a Merry-go Round of sound. From their upcoming Download E.P. release titled "Tremble" through to older favorites, Wilton Said… promises to take you on a dramatic sonic journey. This show also features the debut of drummer Peter Karppi as he adds his percussive flair to the music of Wilton Said... All admissions include a code at the door for a free download of the upcoming "Tremble" Download Release.

Vocalist Wilton will also open the evening with a short set of light acoustic numbers.

With it's Vietnamese styled decor, Tapas and selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, May Cafe will be a great place to relax, eat and drink before, during and after the show. https://www.facebook.com/maytoronto www.maytoronto.com

$5.00 Advanced Purchase $8.00 at Door Both include Download Code for Tremble at the Door on day of Show.

Eventbrite - Wilton Said... Tremble Release Show

Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

NUANCE Fall Mini-Fest

The Hideout, 484 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario


My band and I will be playing as part of this Art Rock Mini Festival.

Come celebrate the dynamic and dramatic visual change of the season with some dynamic and dramatic music.

Featuring full 45 to 1 hour sets by…
Bolus
Wilton Said…
Centrifuge
Steve Cochrane (Acoustic based set)

$8.00 at Door
$6.12 Advance Purchase (see right below)

Eventbrite - NUANCE Art Rock Mini Fall Festival

Age limit: 19+

Aug25

Bands for Brothers in Arms

Simcoe's Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario

Regardless of your stance on any particular war, one can't deny that those who work in the military come into contact with horrific situations. While many men and woman die in the service, we must not forget those who have endured and survived. Especially those who have survived at the cost of injury.

Bands for Brothers in Arms is an annual fundraiser to raise money for Wounded Warriors (woundedwarriors.ca). This is an organization who's primary focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of PTSD, perpetrated by Operational Stress Injuries. Overall, however, their mandate is to help any Veteran in need as they transition to civilian life.

The show and fundraiser will take place on Fri Aug 23rd, Sat Aug 24th and Sun Aug 25th in Oshawa at Simcoe's Blues & Jazz (926 Simcoe Street North). My band and I will be playing a set as part of this fundraiser on Sun Aug 25th late afternoon. For more information, please visit http://www.bandsforbrothersinarms.org

Tickets are $10 at the door and are also available through eventbrite.

Due to the unavailability of bassist Deb Ray, we welcome back Frank Heisler on Bass who has been a past member of Wilton Said… and appears on the recording of Half Life.

Hope you can make it out to support the cause.

Thanks
Wilton

$10.00 Age limit: 19+

Jun8

Wilton Said… and band perform excerpts from The Butterfly Plague.

The Black Swan (2nd Floor), 154 Danforth Ave just east of Broadview, Toronto , Ontario

Wilton Said… and band perform excerpts from The Butterfly Plague.
A Concept Release which takes our character through a journey of self deceit, self discovery, and self acceptance.

Join Vocalist/Keyboardist/Songwriter Wilton and his band featuring Guitarist Chris Reid, Drummer Richard Rizzo and Bassist Deb Ray for two sets of original and dynamic Progressive Art Rock music. The majority of the first set will consist of excerpts from the thought provoking release of The Butterfly Plague, while the second set will consist of some more, dare we say, upbeat stage favorites. Overall, a carnival of aural fun.

When asked why the heavy emphasis on music from this release, Wilton explains…

"It's been almost 10 years since the release of The Butterfly Plague. However the writing for that album is around 15 years old and it was a very important statement both lyrically and musically, at least to myself, that I had to make. The music was my first attempt at writing a rock opera influenced by my new love of Andrew Lloyd Webbers "Jesus Christ Superstar", hence why so much of it has recurring themes. In the end the lyrical idea for the rock opera was abandoned and I decided to look elsewhere for lyrical inspiration.
The lyrics stemmed from a variety of places such as the Timothy Finnley book The Butterfly Plague, the so called reality talk shows which proliferated T.V. (Geraldo), a recent break-up with a girl friend who wasn't really right for me and vice versa, and my own inner demons. The event which set this whole lyrical inspiration in motion was the 1996 film "The Long Kiss Goodnight" which featured Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
It wasn't until I had a more solid line up of musicians that I decided to record the whole thing which was done during the Fall and Winter of 2003/2004 with the release being in the Spring of 2004. In addition to myself on Vocals and Keys, the original recording features Chris Reid on guitar, Richard Rizzo on drums and Andrew Buntain on bass.
Now almost 10 years later I thought it would be a great thing to revisit the material and play much of it in it's running order."

More info on The Butterfly Plague can be found at Bandcamp at http://wiltonsaid.bandcamp.com/album/the-butterfly-plague

$8.00 at door - $5.00 Advanced/ Patrons under 14 years of age are free. Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Feb16

Wilton Said… Post Video Release Show

The Black Swan (2nd Floor), 154 Danforth Ave just east of Broadview, Toronto , Ontario

Wilton and his band will rip through an impressive 2 sets of music from all of his CD's. Join Wilton and his band consisting of: Chris Reid on guitar, Richard Rizzo on drums, and Deb Ray on bass, as they celebrate the release of the cheeky fun filled video for the song Pretty. (And yes, this song will be played live).

The show will be opened by Hamilton Art Rock artist Steve Cochrane with a solo acoustic/vocal set.
Please visit his site at http://www.spiritcompass.com for more info on Steve and his music.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Pretty can be downloaded via the Wilton Said… Bandcamp page at http://wiltonsaid.bandcamp.com/
or on the Additional Downloads Page.

$10.00 at Door - $6 advanced Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Dec2

NUANCE Holiday Soundscapes and Toy Drive In Support of The United Way Toronto

The Black Swan (2nd Floor), 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario

The band and I will be playing an hour set of original, dramatic and eclectic Art Rock music for your holiday listening pleasure.
This show is also a "United Way Toronto" supported Toy Drive with Toys going to an organization called Neighbourhood Center which is a Community Center located in the Main and gerrard area.
http://www.neighbourhoodcentre.org/

For more information about the show please check HERE.



$5.00 with Toy Drive. $10.00 without. Advance purchase (with a Toy) - $3.00 Age limit: 19+

May19

NUANCE Art Rock Exhibition

Dovercourt House - Retro Lounge, 805 Dovercourt Rd. West of Ossignton, Just North of Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario

The band and I will be playing a 75 minute set of songs from almost all of the Wilton Said... releases.  We also hope to throw in a few infrequently played surprises for those that have seen us a numerous amount of times.

This event will also feature the melodic Art Rock band Vermillion Skye, who will also play a 75 minute set.

Great value for all those who like their rock with some intellect, musicality and depth.

The host of the evening will be Stan Hilbourn, radio DJ of Adventures in Plasticland on CKWR.  More info on him at www.myspace.com/adventuresinplasticland

You can also get advance purchase to the show for $8.00  HERE

You can check out info about NUANCE HERE.

$8 Online Advance Purchase, or $10 at Door Age limit: All ages

Nov26

Half Life CD Release Show.

The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario


The band and I will be will performing two sets of original Art Rock Music from the newly released CD titled "Half Life", along with older favorites. So get your 5/8 time dancing shoes on and swing on by.

All Ages - Parental Advisory - No Swearing but there is Mature Lyrical Content.

For Advance Online Sales for this show, please click HERE.


$10 at Door includes CD. $6 Advance includes CD at the Door. No Cover for under 16 years of age. Age limit: All ages

May29

Earl Beatty Funfair

Earl Beatty Public School back Field., 55 Woodington Ave, Toronto, Ontario

The band and I will be performing at 1pm with an hour set of originals and a few covers at this annual family oriented event.  The Funfair starts at 10am and also features a silent auction, henna tatooing, Maple Leafs mobile dressing room, market, health snacks, tasty barbecue, kid's carnival, face paint, and bouncy castle.   Come on out, bring your kids if you have any and enjoy the day.  For additional information regarding the school and it's location please visit HERE.

Thanks
Wilton


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Age limit: All ages