TORONTO, June 4, 2013… R&B/Soul/Dance/Pop singer and songwriter Dru brings his soulful tunes to Regent Park at Paintbox Bistro on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm.
Described as Determined. Revolutionary. Unstoppable. Dru’s recently released second solo album, On The Brink, produced by Effortless Entertainment/Universal Music Canada, offers musical ranges from up-tempo dance/pop tracks, such as the lead single, “Getting it in”, to soulful mid-tempo songs like “Love Collision”, to powerful ballads like “Solid Ground”. His 2008 first solo album, The One, earned him critical acclaim and received 3.5 out of 4 stars from Toronto Star. The first three singles of the album retained strong chart positions at CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC Radio stations across Canada. www.drumuzic.com
Success came early to Dru as a lead singer of the R & B group In Essence, whose debut album The Master Plan won a JUNO Award, MuchMusic Award, and a SOCAN#1 Award in 2004, for their hit single “You Will Never Find Me”.
“A soulful vibe comes through in everything I do”, said Dru, whose musical influences include Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Jodeci and Stevie Wonder.
Dru will be back at the Paintbox Bistro for an encore performance on Friday June 28, 2013.
(R&B/Soul/Dance/Pop singer and songwriter)
Space limited. Reservations are recommended at Paintbox Bistro for performances by calling (647) 748-0555.
Paintbox Bistro: 555 Dundas Street East, Toronto in Regent Park brings a new live performance venue to Torontonians. Paintbox Bistro is the latest component in the revitalization of Regent Park that is rapidly making it the newest must-visit, distinctive Toronto neighbourhood, transforming not just the architecture and amenities of this vital community, but also the lives of its residents.
About Paintbox Bistro & Catering:
Located at 555 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Paintbox Bistro is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, from 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner 5:30 – 10:30 pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:30 – 3:30 pm. Paintbox is a social enterprise located in the heart of Regent Park –where Regent Park meets the broader Toronto community. Its cuisine is a playful celebration of local abundance, full of inspiration from the community – a balance of complete culinary technique and whimsy, featuring strong, earthy flavours and naturalistic presentation. Paintbox Bistro and its Catering division prides itself in being innovative, offering a level of food and service that is unfamiliar to Toronto, and truly thinking outside of the box! Paintbox doesn’t aspire to be “trendy”; but a high volume restaurant that produces beautiful dishes while maintaining a strong social mandate. Tucked into the corner of the Daniels Spectrum – the new cultural hub in Regent Park – Paintbox Bistro offers a fun and welcoming environment to dine and dish with friends, or relax with cocktails and live entertainment.
Paintbox provides employment, training, and career development to residents of Regent Park and other close-by marginalized communities. Almost all of the charming staff are from the neighbourhood or other close by marginalized communities and have been offered the opportunity to study at George Brown College, one of North America’s top 10 culinary schools, in the Chefs program.
Paintbox is a true expression of what is going on in Regent Park – offering compassion and empowerment to those within the community who have become isolated. A restaurant that strives to sustain a community’s hopes. www.paintboxbistro.ca
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