• TO Rock-Aid Featuring Saga and Friends Concert Recap

    Lawrence Gowan and Michael Sadler

    Lawrence Gowan and Michael Sadler

     

    December 19 2013 – Santa will certainly have 8 artists and bands on his nice list. Toronto Rock-Aid was born as an idea from Michael Sadler (the vocalist of one of Canada’s most succesful rock bands Saga) to both raise funds and awareness for a charitable cause.

    Typhoon Haiyan raved the Philippines on November 8th. 6000 people are reported dead with an additional 1800 still missing. “The homes of more than 16 million people also were either flattened or damaged by the typhoon” reports The Huffington Post. Sadler decided that he needed to take some action (whose ties to the country is strong as his wife is from the Philippines) and leveraged his sphere of influence and put together tonight’s rock spectacular. His band Saga were the headliners, but the bill included Lawrence Gowan, David Barrett TrioMarty Morin and The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation, Sean Kelly, Jacob Moon, Neil Chapman and The Carpet Frogs.

    Marty Morin - Ian Crichton - Neil Chapman - Jeff Jones

    Marty Morin – Ian Crichton – Neil Chapman – Jeff Jones

    Toronto’s The Phoenix was the venue and the night proved to be one of the most entertaining events T-Mak World has seen this year. The musical talent was through the roof, and the buzz in the venue was at an insane level all night.

    Lawrence Gowan, Terry Makedon, Michael Sadler

    Lawrence Gowan, Terry Makedon, Michael Sadler

     8 artists/bands got together for a glorious night of music and they certainly achieved the goals set for them by Sadler. The event was one of the best musical gatherings we have seen in a long time and although the evening went by too fast, everyone there had a blast. We offer a video of all the musicians performing and briefly being interviewed below:

    Here is an image of each of the artists performing on this magical night.

    8:00-8:15 Carpet Frogs

    The Carpet Frogs

    The Carpet Frogs

    8:15-8:30 Neil Chapman with Carpet Frogs

    Neil Chapman

    Neil Chapman

    8:40-8:55 Jacob Moon

    Jacob Moon

    Jacob Moon

    9:05- 9:20 Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly

    9:30 – 9:45 Marty Morin

    Marty Morin with Jeff Jones and Neil Chapman

    Marty Morin with Jeff Jones and Neil Chapman

    9:55 – 10:15 David Barrett Trio

    David Barrett of David Barrett Trio

    David Barrett of David Barrett Trio

    10:25- 10:45 Larry Gowan

    Gowan

    Gowan

    11- 12 SAGA

    Michael Sadler of Saga

    Michael Sadler of Saga

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    One Response to TO Rock-Aid Featuring Saga and Friends Concert Recap

    1. Teresa Browne-Dessailly says:

      It was a wonderful evening with some of Canada’s finest musicians! I feel bad for the folks that missed out on this event! To Michael and all responsible for putting this together….You did a great job and God bless you for your kindness and efforts!!

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