Some of the
Musicians Who Love to Do House Concerts
Thoughtfully choosing her repertoire from songs by Gershwin to Sondheim
to Bonnie Raitt, Carolyn combines emotional depth with her superb vocal
ability to carry her audience on a journey that can only be described as
"Just try not to smile when Rick Fines is on the stereo. A gorgeous
picker with a down-home voice and attitude, even Fines’ blues can lift
- Norm Provencher, The Ottawa Citizen
"...a tremendous performance of creativity, vocal clarity, passion, and
energy. Twenty-six-year-old, Toronto-based, singer-songwriter Layah Jane
is a hearty young musician with a mission...Winner of a number of
Toronto music scene awards, she deftly weaves threads of folk and jazz,
along with heartfelt lyrics and captivating charisma."
- The Toronto Star
Well known to local concert-goers, Nonie lives many
musical lives. As a singer-songwriter she has released 7 albums to date
and has two in the works at present with her musical partner Eugene Rea.
"Katherine Wheatley gave an absolutely
transcendent concert. She is able to take minor observations in life and
find their soul. On stage...she exudes sheer kindness and love.
Blessedly, refreshingly, Katherine Wheatley is a truly Canadian
- Hubert O'Hearn of The Chronicle
As a live performer, Bill Candy brings a gripping combination of guitar
and vocal mastery to the stage. His original arrangements of folk, jazz,
country, blues & pop classics are both unique and refreshing – keeping
the audience entertained for the entire performance.
"Delightful! What memories! What a voice! This is one of Canada's
greatest singers, and a must see for all ages. I laughed, I cried, I
almost danced, WOW! Virgil really has something special with this show,
and the whole country is going to want to see it."
- Jim Paulson AM 740
Douglas John Cameron, Adam Crossley, Daniel Roth -three
stellar singer-songwriters in their own rite who have come together to
create an ensemble that is even greater than the sum of it's parts.
You can read Jim Darley's review of Soul Surfers' March 2009
"A breathtaking vocalist with a bright,
angelic disposition, Slimmon is a favourite folk attraction whose
harmonies are as warm as her smile.”
You can read Jim Darley's review of
Tannis' March 2009 concert on
From their high school music class all the
way to Massey Hall, Amanda and Sheila of Dala have come a long way in a
short time. These two best friends have brought their signature style of
acoustic pop music to audiences across Canada.
“The languid jazzy, acoustic opening
launched a rarefied super jam between Lindsay and Cripps as they traded
explosive licks on fiddle and guitar, while Cuddy stood there and
marvelled at where these familiar songs had gone.”
- Rick Overall, Ottawa Sun
Jory Nash has crisscrossed North America several times, playing folk
festivals, folk clubs, concert series and house concerts. He has built a
large, loyal fan-base and he has been fortunate enough to see most of
North America in the process. Unusual things tend to happen to Jory on
the road, and when not legally bound to silence he will incorporate
these events into his onstage storytelling. Jory has a lot of stories.
"Her solo work jumps genre barriers with the ease of an Olympic hurdles
champion... She's equally at home in folk, blues, pop and country... Her
new CD, Happy Here, marks her as a roots-based songstress of real skill
and artistic depth...."
Kerry Doole, Exclaim Magazine
Kevin lists recordings and performances with the likes of Norah Jones,
Rosanne Cash, Susana Baca, Bill Frisell, k.d. lang, Cassandra Wilson,
Holly Cole, Jeb Loy Nichols, and Dal Bello, among the varied artists
that seek his innovative guitar style. His tremendous prowess on all
things stringed, combined with his knowledge of harmony, give Kevin a
unique compositional voice.
Folk, jazz, roots, classical,
pop, blues, bluegrass, Broadway, cabaret, etc.
If you are a professional singer and/or musician, solo artist or
ensemble, who really enjoys performing at house concerts,
get in touch with us about being
considered for our roster. Because the house concert hosts rely heavily
on our recommendation, we will only include in our listings those
artists who have a proven track record in the industry.
A listing here on
Living-Room-Concerts.ca provides you with additional exposure as
well as an endorsement of the value of your talent and showmanship.
We will work with you or your agent to
secure high quality gigs that pay well. And we will work hard to
facilitate a smooth and mutually beneficial relationship between you and