ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER ANDY SHAUF TO PERFORM THE PARTY AT MASSEY HALL WITH 10 PIECE BAND ON NOVEMBER 23
“one of the great triumphs—Canadian or otherwise—of the year.” - The Georgia Straight
"Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf is a find." - The Guardian
“The Party charms and troubles, playing like the soundtrack to a particularly devastating film noir. …simply marvellous.” - 9/10 Exclaim!
“it’s a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them.” - The Independent, UK
“The Party is definitely worth celebrating.” - Uncut, UK
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Acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf will take the stage as part of the Live At Massey Hall concert and film series with special guest Jennifer Castle on November 23. Tickets for the show are on sale now at masseyhall.com.
This one-time event will see Shauf perform his Polaris Music Prize shortlisted, three-time JUNO Award nominated breakout album, The Party, in its entirety with a 10 piece band, including clarinets and strings. This performance will mark the final concert in a two year touring cycle for The Party, an album that demonstrates Shauf’s “keen, emotive ear for complex arrangements and lavish orchestrations,” says NPR.
The critically acclaimed concert and film series, Live At Massey Hall connects viewers with influential and captivating music-makers, performers, and artists through signature cinematic 30 minute concert films and high quality, full length audio recordings. The series also introduces new voices and original artists to not only Massey Hall’s wide and growing audience base but to music fans around the world, documenting what is often considered a milestone moment in the careers of participating artist.
MORE PRAISE FOR THE PARTY
“both beautiful and beautifully troubling – understated, imaginative chamber pop.” - Irish Times
“The Party has placed the Regina-reared musician among the country’s top
songwriting talents” - Victoria Times Colonist
“Shauf can locate the game-changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty
and lushness.” - The Sunday Times (UK)
“one of the single most promising voices to emerge from Canada
in recent memory.” - Flood Magazine
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Aug 21 - Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angele
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