SEASON OF ENTERTAINMENT – Indie Series
Miles Jones, a Toronto-based DJ, producer, songwriter, rapper and definitive multi-talented musician, released his debut album in 2006. Jones’ 2009 release Runway Jones featured some of the top performers in North America’s hip hop scene, including Boi-1da, Black Milk, Percee P, Kae Sun and Shad K. The album charted at number three on iTunes Canada and received sync placements on CBS’s CSI: Las Vegas, ABC’s Rookie Blue and on the 2010 CTV Olympic Broadcast. The internationally acclaimed album won Jones a Ontario Independent Music Award for “Song of the Year” and a prize for the 2010 Billboard Song Contest.
Through his own label, Mojo Records and Publishing, his 2012 album The Jones Act Part III, featured collaborations with fellow Canadian hip-hop mainstays like Kae Sun,
D-Sisive, Kayo, Ghettosocks, Tona and A-Jaxx.
Blending futuristic beats Jones has crafted a critically-acclaimed brand of urban music that speaks to his eclectic upbringing in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
MELISSA ‘HUNNYB’ VESZI
Melissa Veszi, better known by her stage name HunnyB, is a 1st generation Trinidadian‐Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model. Daughter of Trinidadian-born Jennifer Encinas, a singer in her own right, Melissa comes from a musical family, known movers and shakers in the Caribbean music scene.
Currently putting the final touches on her debut album, HunnyB has come a long way from her humble beginnings and is now preparing herself for a lifelong career in pop music culture. “Music is in my heart and my blood,” says the singer. It’s that love that has been the driving force of her inevitable career. HunnyB has had the opportunity to explore multiple genres, which led her to find her musical liberation.
MODERN DAY VOYAGEURS
The Modern Day Voyageurs are an up and coming band out of Toronto. Led by guitarist and singer Michael Lindberg, their high energy and crystal like harmonies reflect the sounds inspired by Northern Canadian landscapes. Drummer Trevor Falls and bassist Jeff Carter are two of Toronto’s most sought out players and are the core of this band’s sound. The extraordinary voice of Alanna J Brown provides harmony on more than half the tracks. Their new self titled record is set to release March, 2013.
Coming out for the Indie Series provides the perfect opportunity to also sample Paintbox’s delicious menu. The Toronto Star in a recent review lauded Paintbox Bistro not just for the creativity and technical proficiency of its food (and the good value it offers), but also for its social mission: the Bistro is “helping to revitalize Regent Park, one scrumptious roasted heirloom carrot at a time” by hiring marginalized individuals and training them in the finer points of operating a restaurant.
Reservations at Paintbox Bistro are recommended for all performances by calling
(647) 748-0555 or online at www.paintboxbistro.ca.
Performances only FREE Cover.
About Paintbox Bistro & Catering:
Located at 555 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Paintbox Bistro is open Tuesday to Fridayfrom 11:30 am to 2:00 am, Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 am and Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Paintbox is a rapidly growing corporation, offering and social enterprise located in the heart of Regent Park – a place 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 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 is a social enterprise, providing 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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