NO $IGNAL LIVE - IX. Where: The Mount Pleasant Rose - 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Toronto. When: Friday May 31, 2019. 9:00 PM to closing. Who: Peter Vamos, Bryce McNaughton, Paul Perrier, Andrew Sprachman, Phil Presnal, and Ian Mckinstry. The opening act is Taegan Perrier at 8:00pm.
Why: NO $IGNAL is on tour once again this year. And when they say 'once', they mean it literally. In 2009 Paul Perrier was invited to join a group of friends who had been jamming and drinking together in Andrew Sprachman's basement every week for a couple of years. Paul had barely any musical talent and was hoping to learn the harmonica.
A year later for his 50th birthday, Paul coerced the boys to play six songs he barely knew in his living room in front of some friends and family, believing that the experience would make them better. He christened the band NO $IGNAL and a truly unique rock n' roll story has evolved since then. Their annual concert has been hosted in various iconic bars around Toronto; including Clinton's, The Gladstone Hotel, and the legendary and now defunct Silver Dollar Room. This year's show is at the newly renovated Mount Pleasant Rose Bar (formerly the Chick-n-Deli). They have been joined on stage by some of Canada's most celebrated independent musician including Andy Maize, Derrick Brady, Dave Wall, Gregor Beresford, Stephen Stanley, Mike Binnendijk and others. Come see who drops by this year.
Type of music: NO $IGNAL does covers of alt country bands like Wilco, The Jayhawks, American Aquarium, The Old 97's, Dawes etc. Recently they have begun to write and compose original music, which they hope to record and release for the 10th anniversary