Canadian Music Week is getting closer and its music festival too: from the 7th to the 13th of May, Toronto will be the centre of the Canadian and the international music scenes.
For this 2018 edition, CMW has in its line-up three talented Italian acts: Fabrizio Cammarata, Sonars and Damien McFly. The three of them already showcased at SXSW 2018, and they are touring all over the world.
Moreover, Italia Music Export will bring to Toronto a great delegation of Italian professionals (booking agents, festival bookers, managers and promoters) so see you on May 11th at the Sheraton Hotel for a friendly meet up: Export Development: Pre-arranged 1×1 B2B International Meetings with Italy.
Get to know the Italian artists at the CMW and don’t miss their shows:
May 9, 2018 9:00 pm- CMW Showcase
May 10, 2018 5:00 pm – Drake One Fifty Sessions
May 11, 2018 8:00 pm – CMW Showcase
Singer-Songwriter Fabrizio Cammarata from Palermo tells intimate stories of love and loss through his distinctive soulful voice and elegant guitar mastery, mesmerizing audiences from stages great and small across the globe. Sharing stages with the likes of Ben Harper, Patti Smith, Daniel Johnston, Emiliana Torrini, he has honed his uniquely romantic interpretation of indie-folk. A life lived is condensed into the new album “Of Shadows”, that was produced with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, Editors, REM) and released on 800A/Kartel Music Group and Haldern Pop Recordings on November 17th, 2017. His songs gained international radio airplay and led to media attention from Drowned in Sound, Clash, PopMatters.
May 10, 2018 12:00 am – CMW Showcase
Sonars are a two-piece electro-psych outfit from Bergamo (Italy) and Brighton (UK). Frederick and Serena share guitar, keyboard, synthesizer and bass playing duties whilst also singing, thanks to the use of samplers, drum machines and loop stations, drawing inspiration from Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop. They have already toured extensively, performing over 200 concerts throughout Europe, including Eurosonic Noorderslag in 2017 and several other important European festivals sharing the bill with Slowdive, The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, King Gizzard, Thurston Moore, Primal Scream, Spoon, Whitney and Parcels.
May 10, 2018 12:00 am CMW Showcase
May 10, 2018 9:00 pm CMW Showcase
May 11, 2018 7:30 pm CMW Showcase
Hailing from Padova, Damien McFly is a driven, passionate and charismatic folk singer who bridges the gaps between old and new. His sound is a great compromise between the timeless vibes of country folk and the catchy appeal of pop melodies. He has played over 400 gigs throughout Europe, UK and US. He performed at several international festivals including BBC Carfest (Cheshire UK), Home Festival (Treviso, Italy), the International Richmond Film Festival (Richmond VA), the Canadian Music Week (Toronto ON) and the SXSW in Austin, TX. Damien McFly is currently working on his new recordings with Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini).