Laurent Bourque with Kate Boothman

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Burdock Music Hall

1184 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON M6H 1N2

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Doors at 9 p.m., Show at 9:30 p.m.

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Blue Hour by Laurent Bourque invites you into an exploration of loss and new beginnings through pensive, chic piano-driven pop. The Toronto singer-songwriter presents 11 titles drenched in poetic expression anchored by shining piano melodies, sweeping synthesizers and blissful orchestral arrangements.

After touring his 2014 debut album, Pieces of Your Past, which won him Canada’s Stingray Rising Star Award, Laurent decided to put the brakes on and rethink his approach to songwriting. During a lengthy creative ennui, Laurent was introduced to the idea of co-writing.Collaboration would be the creative key to the material in Blue Hour. “When you write with other people, you can bounce things off each other and the best idea always wins,” he says. “Which always makes for better art.”

In 2018 after surpassing a personal goal to write 100 new songs, Laurent teamed up with producer Dan Ledwell (Jenn Grant, Fortunate Ones) and longtime collaborator and drummer Jamie Kronick to record the album. Together, they took their time and created an album full of self-analytical characterizations rooted in swaying grooves and melancholic yet sanguine memories.Blue Hour is twilight’s shining moment of natural, unwrinkled radiance. A mellow and vibrant hue that casts itself atop of landscapes, skylines and people going about their lives. As portrayed in Laurent’s words and melodies, Blue hour is an uninhibited reminder to stop and take in what’s beautiful as it happens.

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Hailing from the Northumberland Hills, in 2017, horse trainer turned rocker, Kate Boothman emerged with debut rock and roll venture, I Am An Animal.

“I Am An Animal is about letting go. Relinquishing the reins and honouring those parts of ourselves that can sometimes seem insane. It’s all a part of the ride” says Kate.

Produced by Loel Campbell, and recorded at Greg Keelor’s, Lost Cause Studios, title track, I Am An Animal, saw extensive air play nationally on college, satellite, and mainstream radio. The premiere of I Am An Animal, and accompanying video ( directed by Ryan Gullen and Mat Dunlap), received shimmering reviews across North America and Europe.

Second single, God Willing, received the same attention from radio and press, and half of the song was featured in award-winning animated series, Winston Roundtree’s, People Watching.

Since releasing I Am An Animal, Kate has played countless shows, on a variety of stages. And even in the corner of a vacation hamburger restaurant.

The show is the same. Personal and untamed. And sometimes it even comes with a shake.

Kate’s rock n roll band has been thriving since the release of I Am An Animal. Kate has gained a reputation as a strong performer both with and without the band, playing repeatedly as the invited opener for established songwriting talents like Blue Rodeo, Robyn Hitchcock (The Soft Boys), Wilco, Joe Pernice (The Pernice Brothers), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Jonathan Wilson, Ana Egge, Kathleen Edwards, and Jolie Holland.

KATE HAS JUST COMPLETED A NEW FULL LENGTH RECORDING. STAY TUNED.

“ Kate’s songs are wonderful. They seem to come from a very real place without any pretension and with melodies that are completely her own.”

- Ron Sexsmith

“ Kate’s a force of nature- she deserves to be heard.”

- Greg Keelor

“ Toronto has a new queen of Psych-rock, and her name is Kate Boothman ”

- Derek Downham

Www.kateboothman.com

https://youtu.be/CYa3p5yf8MQ

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