Songwriters T. Thomason and Lucas Silveira, along with Music PEI’s Entertainer of the Year, Joce Reyome, combine for what will be a fabulous night out at The Carleton on Thursday, November 24th. Show time is 7 PM and tickets are $20 + HST.
T. Thomason is a new kind of pop sensation. The U.K. born, Nova Scotia raised, Toronto resident flips the script on conventional under-dog tropes; his music eschews false positivity in favour of honest, gut-wrenching storytelling. His genre-bending self-titled album marries opulent arrangements with his “rich and full-bodied, soulful and earnest” vocals (NOW Magazine). The result? A sound that packs an emotional punch while begging you to scream along.
After an artistic adolescence spent turning out a number of critically acclaimed albums, Thomason took a break in his late teens to recalibrate, then returned to music as a literal brand-new man: new body, new name (and new pronouns).
Post-transition, the musician has forged a fresh path to the spotlight, and earned some mainstream love along the way. On CTV’s reality show The Launch, Thomason won the opportunity to record the hit single “HOPE”, and worked with producer Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Tove Lo, Missy Higgins) to put his own songwriting spin on it. In the process, he met mentors Marie-Mae and Sarah McLachlan, who became instant supporters of his career. “HOPE” hit #4 on the Canadian iTunes Pop charts and #11 overall, gained over 40k streams in the first 4 days, and was the theme song for Inside OUT LGBT Film Festival’s sizzle reel. The song made Thomason a go-to act for festivals around the world, like The Great Escape (U.K.), FOCUS Wales, Reeperbahn (Germany), and Toronto Pride.
Thomason is the kind of musician that feels current and classic at the same time. His arrangements are catchy and contemporary, but his voice is timeless; emotive and powerful in a way that just endures. Beloved by Canadian music superstars and charming audiences of all ages, genders, and sexualities, T. Thomason is forging a new blueprint for the 21st century singer-songwriter.
Lucas Silveira is best known as the frontman for the Canadian rock band, The Cliks.
Silveira rose to fame in 2006 by becoming the first out of transgender man in history to be signed to a major label record deal with Warner Music/Tommy Boy Silver Label. He has toured worldwide with acts such as Cyndi Lauper, The B-52’s, Debbie Harry, Tegan and Sara, The Cult and The New York Dolls to name a few.
Lucas now divides his time between being a TV show co-host for the new Vice docuseries Shine True airing in Canada on OUT TV and in the US on Fuse TV, writing, songwriting,
performing, public speaking and life-coaching Lucas has been a keynote speaker at events presented by Warner Music Canada, Hydro One, General Electric, Corus Entertainment, Transport Canada, and various colleges and universities throughout Canada and the US.
Lucas is currently writing a memoir, an illustrated children’s book based on trans identities, and just released a new solo album titled The Goddamn Flowers.Joce Reyome has been captivating audiences with their dynamic performances on stages throughout the east coast of Canada, where they now call home. Reyome honed their skills performing alongside artists such as Irish Mythen, KINLEY, Andrew Waite, and Dylan Menzie.
Joce Reyome has been captivating audiences with their dynamic performances on stages throughout the east coast of Canada, where they now call home. Reyome honed their skills performing alongside artists such as Irish Mythen, KINLEY, Andrew Waite, and Dylan Menzie.
Joce’s debut single, Cross My Heart, was produced by award-winning producer Erin Costello, and recorded with Colin Buchanan at Hillsound Studios. Cross My Heart drips of classic R&B, showcasing Reyome’s vocal prowess, while production alludes to that of Alabama Shakes, or modern Mavis Staples.