Massey Hall presents A New Live Concert and Concert Film Series: TIMBER TIMBRE, with special guest COLD SPECKS, FRIDAY, MAY 23; CŒUR DE PIRATE with special guest BRY WEBB, SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

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Massey Hall presents


A New Live Concert and Concert Film Series



The music in this video is an instrumental version of “Hot Dreams” by Timber Timbre
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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014




with special guest COLD SPECKS






SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014


with special guest BRY WEBB




Massey Hall (178 Victoria St.) / Toronto


Tickets $18.94 on sale Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12 PM


For tickets call 416 872 4255, buy online


or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office (60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON)




Wednesday, March 19, 2014 // Toronto, ON –Offering unparalleled insight into the country’s most storied live music venue, Live at Massey Hall honours a rich past and looks to an exciting future, drawing in audiences around the world with an investment in the concert-going experience. A new series devoted to Canadian artists, it marries the thrill of live performance and the intimacy of behind-the-scenes access. Live at Massey Hall concerts will be recorded, filmed, and edited into a series of 30-minute episodes, made up of concert night footage, to be later broadcast online. With tickets to the live events priced at a symbolic $18.94, a nod to the year of Massey Hall’s founding, Toronto audiences can have first-hand knowledge of what the legend is all about, and witness the emergence of Canada’s next generation of musical greats. Live at Massey Hall is proud to present its inaugural performers: Timber Timbre with special guest Cold Specks, and Cœur de pirate with special guest Bry Webb.








with special guest Cold Specks


Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8pm


Famous for a sound at once stripped-back and lavish, Timber Timbre leverages front man Taylor Kirk’s sultry croon and imagistic lyrics to great effect. With Hot Dreams, the band’s third album on Arts & Crafts, Kirk and collaborator Simon Trottier daub vibrant colour across Timber Timbre’s ever-evolving palette, connecting arid western to plodding horror with the pomp of Hollywood phantasm. 


LISTEN:Curtains?!” “Hot Dreams”                                                                                                                 




Raised in Toronto and influenced by the Deep South, Cold Specks (a.k.a. Al Spx) draws on an intricate patchwork of experiences. One to watch since bursting onto the musical scene with 2012’s “doom soul” album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, the young singer-songwriter last stunned Massey Hall audiences during the 2013 Luminato tribute to Joni Mitchell with her soulful rendition of “Black Crow.”


LISTEN:Blank Maps” “Winter Solstice






with special guest BRY WEBB
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8pm


Montreal’s piano-playing pop vocalist Cœur de pirate, who sings primarily in French, has been winning over audiences of all stripes for years: one doesn’t need to understand the lyrics to be seduced by her romantic spirit and sweeping intensity. This month, she releases the beautiful Trauma, her first album of English-language songs, which features a series of covers by the likes of Bon Iver and The Rolling Stones.


LISTEN: Flume” “Adieu




For more than a decade, Bry Webb was a fixture on Canada’s indie scene as lead singer of the beloved rock band Constantines. After deciding to take time off from the group, he reinvented himself as a solo act in 2011, releasing the critically acclaimed Provider, a contemplative and captivating album of folk music. His much-anticipated follow-up, Free Will, comes out in May.


LISTEN:Free Will” “Rivers of Gold



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The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a charitable not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Governors, presents programming that reflects and is widely embraced by the citizens of Toronto and around the world. With public and private support, including from various organizations, foundations, and countless individuals across the globe, the Corporation preserves the legacy and founding vision of the Massey Family, who donated the iconic venue, Massey Hall, as a gift to the city in memory of their son, Charles Albert, himself a musician.

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