Last night the back room at The Piston featured some original acoustic tunes written by a couple of my favourite ladies. To start the evening, Brooklyn Doran took the stage with unplugged versions of some of her most-loved songs. Since her debut EP release this past spring, this girl hasn't slowed down one bit. The audience was treated to their favourite hits off her record as well as some new material that I hope we'll be seeing on her next album before too long. You can read more about Brooklyn's debut EP in this post from last spring. Or visit her website to download the EP for FREE!
For the first part of her set, Brooklyn sang with Aaron Corbett on guitar and Mike Tudisco on percussion. I was thrilled by how rich and full the songs sounded with just three musicians.
Brooklyn took the stage solo to sing a couple ballads, including the crowd favourite: "I Found A Home". This tender love-song becomes all the more powerful when you learn that it was commissioned by an elderly man as a gift for his dying wife. This track hasn't been formally recorded so, for now, you'll have to look forward to hearing it live.
To close the evening, Brendee Green took the stage with Peter Deiwick on guitar to sing her original love songs. Brendee is a newcomer to Toronto's indie music scene and has only played a handful of shows to date; but, she has already begun to draw a loyal crowd with her heartfelt lyrics and jazzy vocals.
Brooklyn is regular feature in many of Toronto's West End music venus, but Brendee is off to Vancouver for the winter so fans won't get to hear her sing live in Toronto until the spring. Unless, you make it out tonight to Wild Indigo Bar where these two ladies will be jamming together for the last time this season. Tonight's set list promises to showcase some of the same originals I've come to love as well as some hit covers.
The girls take the stage at 9pm and cover is absolutely free! (607 College St).