Throughout his 40-year career, Billy Bryans has enriched and supported numerous musical genres and communities in Toronto. From his early years as producer of the Downchild Blues Band and as the drummer for Parachute Club through to his work with Toronto’s African, Cuban and Brazilian groups (as a presenter, musician, DJ, producer and publicist) Billy has helped transform and diversify Canada’s musical culture.
Other artists that Billy has worked include Dutch Mason, Raffi, Horn, Eyuphuro, Aline Morales, Laura Fernandez, Telmary and Alberto Alberto to name just a few.
Confirmed performers for this evening’s fundraiser include Laura Fernandez, Blue Basin, Aline Morales, Samba Squad and Son Ache. Look for dance performances by Bailaboogaloo and Casineros. The party goes all night with musicians and audiences from all walks of Toronto’s musical life coming together to shout out (and we hope shell out) to show Billy the love.
All proceeds will go to help with the costs of palliative care for Billy as he deals with cancer for the second time.
Doors @ 7pm, performances begin at 8pm, $20 suggested donation.
Silent auction items will include tickets to some of the hottest shows in Toronto this spring and summer. Full list of silent auction items coming soon.