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BLACK DONNELLY MEDIA PRESENTING

OUR NEW RELEASE

THE SECOND EPISODE OF THE

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS SERIES

 
~THE QUEEN IS DEAD~

(A 2 PART RELEASE)

OUR AIM IS TO DOCUMENT THE HISTORY OF

THE QUEEN STREET WEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN TORONTO,

& SHOW HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD AN EFFECT ON THE AREA .

~PART ONE~
THE MUSIC
~PART TWO~
THE CLOSERS OF BUSINESS & EFFECTS ON THE COMMUNITY

THROUGH SPEAKING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS, ARTISTS, LOCAL RESIDENTS,

AND ORGANISATIONS,

WE LET THE PEOPLE TELL THE STORY OF HOW

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MARK OLIVER

 (DJ / PRODUCER)

 

JEFF COHEN

(HORSESHOE TAVERN OWNER)

 

BRIAN IRELAND

(AUDIOCRISP OWNER / PRODUCER)

 

FINNY McCONNELL

(SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST 

THE MAHONES)

 

AL NOLAN

(CURSED BLESSING –

RECORD LABEL OWNER &

FRONT MAN FOR THE ALMIGHTY TRIGGER HAPPY)

ROBERT SYSAK

(EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WQW)

JAMES YURICHUK

(OWNER WUXLY MOVEMENT )

AVIENNA ESGUERRA

(OCCUPY COMMON GROUND GROUP)

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ANTHONY DONNELLY

HOST / WRITER / PRODUCER

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 studyRadio 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~

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DAVE TAYLOR

EDITOR / PRODUCER

Toronto based, by way of Ottawa and Germany, David is a multi-talented musician, filmmaker, and artist

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FRED YURICHUK

VIDEO / PHOTOGRAPHY 

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

and ideas.

 

Fred is

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.

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GRAEME YOUNG

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

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We hope you enjoyed the premier of

 Taking It To The Streets

~The Queen Is Dead~

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.

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EWAN MACFARLANE

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

LUILA

Lúila is a singer/songwriter from limerick Ireland. Starting off with a strong performing background. 

She moved to Toronto in Pursuit of her career as a singer/songwriter. 

Lúila has taken stage dancing and fire performing from stages in Ibiza, the rubberbandits, campaign LK etc. 

Built up a good portfolio for modelling and acting. Having featured in numerous music videos, documentaries and short films. 

Lúila has a soulful, rock and folk feel to her music. Influenced by Dolores O’ Riardon, Stevie nicks, Dolly Parton and Alanis Morrissette.

She will take you through a journey of feeling and empowerment, with some rock and roll flare and a splash of old folk attitude

 

 aka Gillian Egleston

NEON BLOOM

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. 

She Hz

A journey of audible heartbreaks and visual heartaches, amongst melodically uplifting and rhythmically soul moving beats; She Hz is an audiovisual storyteller who is immensely and intensely influenced by her multicultural upbringing. 

She Hz is a self-taught singer/songwriter, music producer and a multi-instrumentalist, just to name a few forms of her artistic meaning and expression besides her creative works in the visual realm. She has been building upon her multidisciplinary practices for over 2 decades.

 

Her music fuses her signature sound with prominent elements of pop, rock, funk, electronic and classical music. 

She Hertz, more than you know..

YammaKing

Paying homage to the memory of Mark Gibson And writing new songs and ruling

THE COLA HEADS

Toronto Punk Rock Band

BRIAN IRELAND

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.

SHANE HOCKETT

REDNOTE SELECTOR

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

RYAN CARROLL

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!

YammaKing

YammaKing is a rapper that is apart of the musical boom that has been sweeping through Toronto.

 

Yamma's inspiration stems from New York style Boom-Bap and he aspires to move the crowds like Meek Mill, The Game, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z

DRAGGED IN

DRAGGED IN is a 5 piece hardcore band from Toronto. Offering a distinguishing blend of hardcore punk, stoner metal, and thrash riffs slathered in ranch

THE GENS

Born and raised in small-town rural ON, Maddy and Tina found their drive for music through years of dancing and performing together.

 

Pursuing the arts brought them to Toronto, where Tina studied Fashion Design and Maddy studied Musical Theatre. Post-grad, the ladies came back together to continue their passion for music and song-writing. What began as living room and campfire jams has accelerated into a multi instrument, singer/songwriter duo -

 

The Gens. Creating a new wave of music by exploring various genres, intertwining two part harmonies and numerous instruments to create a unique, Indie Pop/Rock-inspired sound. Through their music,

The Gens tell a relatable story and display their passion for the arts on every level.

ANTHONY DONNELLY/

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 MVP 

"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

SIVIYEX

SIVIYEX is the emerging wife & husband duo, Castelvi (bass guitar, vocals, synths, vocoder) and M.
Gomes (synth guitar, programming).

 

They combine elements of shoegaze, electro, italo and new wave,with the conceptual influence of alternate dimensions, space, dreams, and out-of-body experiences into
their exceptional sound.


For their debut album out on New Orleans record label Disko Obscura, SIVIYEX blends this diverse range of influence into nine uniquely synthesized out of this world tracks certain to dematerialize your
current dimension.

 

THE TINO BAND

The Tino Band, from Glasgow, Scotland, weree conceived in 2017 from the ashes of The Broken Lovers. Having recorded an album with The Broken Lovers shortly before they imploded, remaining long-term band buddies drummer Pete Dunlop and guitarist Martin Wilkinson were left with an album which was no longer usable. 

 

Songwriter Martin decided to bite the bullet and get a few singing lessons, go back in the studio and record his own vocals over the tracks, becoming the full-time singer and renaming the band The Tino Band after his nickname. Band members James Fletcher and Connor Fleming were recruited on bass and guitar respectively and The Tino Band started treating their local music scene to exciting gigs and infectious tunes. 

 

A second album, Sunshine Rattlesnake, was recorded the following year and released early 2019 just before Connor walked out following a disagreement about financing the album. At this point guitarist Thom Watt was recruited, finally making the unit feel complete. Now with two writers in the band, a stronger sense of the weird and everyone musically on the same page, songs developed and live shows gained confidence before the unfortunate lockdown of 2020 hit us all.

 

The Tino Band used their time wisely though and committed to rehearsing and recording new material when lockdown restrictions allowed. The result is Broken Doll's House, our third album, due for release on 25th June. We have already started working on the followup and really, really look forward to playing live again!x

CHOICES MADE

CHOICES MADE are a hardcore/punk band from Toronto, ON, delivering an old-school, straight up, melody-driven sound that spits out passion and good times.

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