BLACK DONNELLY MEDIA PRESENTING
THE FIRST OF OUR SERIES
OUR AIM WAS TO DOCUMENT A HISTORY OF THE MARKET
WITH THE DOWNFALL AND CLOSURES OF BUSINESS
THROUGH SPEAKING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS,
ARTISTS, LOCAL RESIDENTS,
AND MARKET ORGANISATIONS
TO SHINE LIGHT ON THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION
AND LET THE PEOPLE TELL THE STORY
OF HOW THE CRISIS IS
(ARTIST / PHOTOGRAPHER)
(PLAY DE RECORD)
(OWNER-EXILE VINTAGE CLOTHING)
(KENSINGTON MARKET BIA)
OZGUR "OZZY" SEKAR
(ONE FIRE MOVEMENT)
HOST / WRITER / DIRECTOR
Born in Glasgow Scotland
immigrated to Canada at a young age.
I came back & forth before calling Toronto a permanent home, becoming a proud Torontonian.
Pioneered the rave scene running 23 hop
(318 Richmond Street).
I decided to take it up a notch and study
Radio Broadcasting at Seneca York.
In 2010 I became a Radio Broadcasting Graduate.
Over the last 10 years I have broadcasted on the air in four different Provinces, four different music formats
That brought me to 2019 / 2020
I entered the film industry and worked on several features supporting the cinematographers.
All of these wonderful colourful elements have all morphed together and brought me here to you today
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
~MAY GOOD JUJU FIND YOU~
About Liam Greenlaw: As a self taught Creative Director Liam Greenlaw has created award winning advertising campaigns, directed over a hundred
and designed television networks.
He’s collaborated numerous times with TIFF and has been Creative Director for sports, fashion, and entertainment brands
across the globe.
But most importantly, he has been practicing Magik since he was a five year old
in the East End of Glasgow.
VIDEO / PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR
Fred is a Toronto-based media producer, working with video, audio, photography and
graphics. Fred’s work includes short film, documentary work, music videos, and promo
videos – produced in locations including North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Fred studied at York University, earning a Masters in Environmental Studies as he focused
research on using media as a tool to communicate environmental issues
also a certified teacher in Environmental Science and Philosophy. Fred currently works as a
media producer for Wuxly Movement, a Toronto-based sustainable outerwear company, as
well as a part-time teacher, teaching media arts at the high school level.
Fred is a musician, that has toured world-wide in performing bands. Currently, Fred is
a member of bands
Neon Bloom, and Late July.
ART WORK IMAGE DIRECTOR
Been drawing since I had eyes & fingers
3 years graphic design - George Brown
1 year digital imaging - Humber
4 years full time visual artist - Tower Records (Queen & Yonge)
Since then the same busy full time
Graphic Design Job (20 years)
Numerous long time clients I deal with outside of daytime work for someone else
showings & awards
All round 100% member
of Black Donnelly Media/Radio
We hope you enjoyed the premier of
Taking It To The Streets / Killing Kensington
All music featured in the episode has been compiled together by several different independent artists
covering a broad range of different genres
We have put together the music from the film and created a soundtrack, so you can hear the full tracks in their entirety.
If you want to hear a little bit more, the artists have also been respectful enough to let you download them for free.
FORMER Grim Northern Social frontman , and former frontman/singer of electro band Apollo 440, also a member of house music duo Mennska
Just out of the studio with his long awaited brand new solo LP.
It is an honour to have him
in the studio to reveal his new material
AES / Songwriter
Hi my name is Danny Henry.
The tracks that are featured and the movie are a current work in progress and will be a great watch when it's finished.
It's great to be attached to a soundtrack and project with the cause of supporting Independent local businesses, and working together with a group of like mind individuals and talented artists.
The way I walk is music
The way i talk is music
and when I die, it will be from the beat of the drum.
Support Local Business
Toronto-based garage rock/synth-pop quartet Neon Bloom is a unique blending of musical styles, creative influences and wonderfully diverse personalities.
Combining the talents of veteran musicians/recording artists Jen Simpson (lead vocals), bassist/guitarist Fred Yurichuk, guitarist/keyboardist Simon Chow and drummer/keyboardist Chris Romano,
Neon Bloom has already staked a claim as one of the most innovative and energetic live bands on the Toronto scene, by invoking their collective experience as live performers, and a dedicated sense of professionalism and passion for their craft.
Formed three years ago, the story behind their origin may not seem to be out of the ordinary on first examination. But dig a little deeper and you realize that the back story gives great meaning to so many aspects of the band, from their energetic stage shows, to their overall look and creative aesthetic, their dedication to their craft, and especially Simpson’s powerful lyrical creations.
More importantly, the story behind the story is why each band member is so committed to one another, and to their collective musical enterprise, and why they approach life and music with such joyful abandon.
COOL KINGS COLLECTIVE
Starting out as two dudes with Machines, Andrew Penthaüs and Marty Mihal combined their collective musical forces and mixed them with a surplus of passion.
Genre smashing, groundbreaking, fusionistic are a few descriptive words about them. Stylistically they mix a combined knowledge of dj/sampling skills vs production/beatmaking.
Coming from the depths of the suburbs in the GTA, they’ve been in and out of dusty clubs, smokey bars and urban centres.
This sound comes from two long drawn out musical careers, which in and of itself, is unique to any other.
Highest of hopes, searching for the highest of highs, whilst pushing their way to the top of the club world, end goal-Vegas!
Veteran DJ and producer, Brian Ireland, has been making records since you were a sparkle in your mother’s eye.
A multi- genre recording artist and sound engineer, Mr. Ireland has curated the diverse pulse of the Toronto music scene for the last 25 years.
Technical finesse and project execution are his trademarks. So please: don’t be surprised when your finished project completely blows your mind
it’s what he does.
Hi name is Shane Hockett. I enjoy messing around with beats when I am not selecting records. I have done it for fun for years.
Over the last number of years I have been inspired mostly by my record collection and those around me. I have tried to use my collection as my sample library in attempts to come up with some of my own beats and grooves.
Most of them are not finalized and most of them are still a work in progress. Sketches if you will
I am lucky enough to have one or two of my tracks featured in some work outside of the regular Mixcloud uploads and previous Live to air HIGHVIEW broadcasts for
Black Donnelly Radio.
I am Grateful that my dedication to music has found a worthy avenue to say the least. I am thrilled to contribute to such a great cause and such an important neighbourhood that means a lot to me since I have been a kid.
I do my best to support the locals and find the culture this city has to offer is magnificent. It should have the opportunity to flourish once again and sustainably move forward for generations to come. Background music or not, we can all play apart in making this a better world and a reality.
Having the privilege of being a part of the Black Donnelly Media family gives me the humble opportunity to shine some hope and support to as many local neighborhoods as we can reach right in our own backyard.
Challenge plus support equals growth. We can handle all that life throws our way, happiness on the other hand is better shared.
I would like to be here to share in the future good times with you and am thankful for all those past.
Respect to you for listening and Thank you for your support!
It sounds great from up here, and can always look brighter
Producer / Songwriter
Hello Friends, Ryan Here..
a Producer, Artist, Songwriter and lover of Pizza.
I have always had a passion for creating music and audio oddities of all kinds from dancefloor to ambient, orchestral, and anything in between. Some for myself,
some for others, but always full of as much emotion and feeling as possible.
I have been lucky enough to be involved in TV and Film projects in the past, and I am very proud to be part of this project with BDM now, representing the streets of the city I now call home.
Being able to create something together as a community is a very powerful thing!
Hailing from Toronto, Ontario,
Melanie creates an atmosphere where crowds get lost in the deep grooves of her sonic experience, compelling bodies to move and time to slip away.
Her sexy underground sound has led to several DJ residencies including Northbound Leather, Girl Ill House You ,
Music is the Answer and HER parties.
This foxy DJ is most loved for her positive energy and creation of an inclusive environment with eclectic mixes, including world sounds, R&B, hip-hop, house and reggae.
Hippy is the creative collaboration between singer songwriter Paul 'Hippy' Hipson and guitarist Hugh Frizell both based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Prior to the formation of Hippy, Paul has played many well received local and national shows over time and built an enviable reputation as both writer and performer with several single, album and EP releases. Hugh is also a seasoned musician of many years with many gigs, touring and recording work under his belt.
The guys met by chance in Glasgow back in September 2019 and hit it off personally and musically. In doing so they decided to go into the studio to cut a song and see if it clicked between them. It did. The result of that first studio collaboration was the track 'Aries Girl' which was released in November 2019 and met with critical acclaim.
The subsequent follow up songs including, 'Feelgood', 'Junkyard Babies' and 'Volunteer' were received with genuine positivity from critics and fans alike. At this point - with Paul and Hugh both thoroughly enjoying the experience of crafting their songs and finalising them in the studio - the decision was then made to try to attempt to write and record a full album.
The album was successfully completed by September 2020 at the HQ Recording Studios, Glasgow and features 12 tracks, 11 written by Hippy/ Hugh Frizell and one live cover taken from an earlier live appearance in Glasgow - 'Waiting For a Friend' previously sung by The Who's Roger Daltrey.
'Behind Every Song is a Story’ - Hippy was released digitally on all major platforms on October 9th 2020
THE MVP BAND
Is a pleasure to share a couple of numbers from a project I was working with quite some time back.
The band was called,
"The Most Valuable Players"
The band consisted of myself,
Gary Moffat, John McCuish, Michael Chapman & Graeme young
Some of the work on our demo was recorded at a Metalworks studios and another one at BLJ Studios.
The band/project made a wonderful LP together, consisting of
a rock and roll vibe.
The chemistry was great between all artists, and it was a pleasure creating the music, and an honor to share them with you.
Feel free to listen to them with a bit of luck, you will download them and take them with you.
I hope the music resonates with you I in one way or another and makes its way into the wormhole of your musical vault
" Music is a universal language that is spoken and understood by all"
May good JuJu find you
My name is Jeffrey Sands from Uncle Jeff’s Kitchen Ceilidh and I’m a resident of Toronto, along with my wife of 25 years and an alarming collection of Books, Instruments and Music….
My primary interests have always revolved around the study of wide-ranging yet obscure topics such as new religious movements or cultural practices, ranging anywhere from Snooker to Swordsmanship.
I’m a Rookie at this Radio Game, and am not a DJ, but with close to 50 years of music listening experience under my belt, I’m certainly aware of the fact that I’ve still got a lot to learn, and this is where the fantastic Artists here at Black Donnelly Media come in: Their skills and experience have pushed me to places that I never thought possible, and that’s certainly helped in these trying times, when motivation’s tough to come by. They’ve also expanded my musical horizons a thousand fold, and have inspired me to explore materials that I might have never been exposed to, otherwise.
In my turn, I hope that my work has pushed them and you as well. Music is the Universal Language and most Humans respond to it immediately and instinctively.
There are several new projects in the works, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with all of the Black Donnelly Family, so Tune In and Black Out and let’s keep this Juggernaut rolling!