Former member of Toronto’s seminal a capella group The Nylons, Micah Barnes with local jazz pianist Holly Arsenault, team up for a concert at The Carleton on Sunday, August 5th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $25 advanced or $30 at the door. Don’s miss this rare opportunity to see a couple of masters at work!
New York Stories takes audiences on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Times Square & Broadway before landing downtown at legendary Jazz Clubs such as Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village! Canadian Jazz crooner, Micah Barnes will be performing classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as material from Micah’s critically acclaimed album “New York Stories” (eOne Music) which he has been touring across the country! Don’t miss the chance to spend an evening in Manhattan!
Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah Barnes became a well loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach, California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit “Welcome To My Head” and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as “an Indie artist to watch“.
Returning to the jazz-oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings including his most recent New York Stories (eOne Music) which saw Micah returning to tour across Canada solo and with his trio. Micah’s New York Stories pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The first single “New York Story” shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the USA and resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards best Jazz Act of 2014.
The piano has been Holly Arsenault‘s favourite toy since the ripe old age of 4 when she came upon the tired old upright at her grandmother’s house in Cape Breton. In the years since, she has traveled the globe as a pit musician, music director, sideman, soloist and leader of her own trio . These days, Holly lives and plays in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with forays into the wider world as opportunities and adventures beckon . . .