Posts tagged #Local Music


  Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetJust a little note to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all who contributed to Fitness Club Fiasco's IndieGoGo campaign. We've surpassed our goal of $4000; the total is at $4272, with a few more donations still trickling in. I am so blown away by people's generosity. We love what we do and we have a really great album that I am already incredibly proud of that I can't wait to share.

One of the perks of donating was a personal song written for you if you donated $100; you can see a Spanish love song here and a folksy ballad about Lego here. I'll post more as we get the rest of them done in the new year; they're pretty cooky!

Thanks again from all of us in FCF. xo


songwriting with fitness club fiasco.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThis weekend my band got together before our gig in Guelph to write some songs. We have a fundraising campaign going on right now to help us finish our album, and if someone donates $100, we'll write them a song! We got a few done this weekend and I'll post the links when they're up. They're pretty ridiculous so I hope their goofy charm is appreciated!Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThe melodica and some kiddie hand bells were definitely incorporated to lend themselves to the madness.

Some other exciting news, our friend Jon Lawless from First Rate People made a remix for the campaign, and it was reviewed in Exclaim, which is a Toronto magazine. You can give it a listen here.

Happy Tuesday! xo



Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetI have an extra boring assignment that I need to finish before going to work, so naturally this is a great time to blog. Autumn is in full swing here in Toronto, and I have welcomed it with open arms, extra cups of tea and new ankle rain boots from Loeffler Randall. After I ordered them they got here fast, but because I don't have a doorbell, there was a lot of cat and mouse with the UPS guys (oh the joys of quirky downtown apartments). Now that I have them I wear them even when the sun is out. It's so nice not to have clunky rain boots and feel like a four-year old clunking around every time it rains.

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Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetFitness Club Fiasco took a mini road trip to London last Friday. Since I don't have a car I take the train out to Burlington and Jess (there are two of us in the band) picks me up, and then we all meet up and carpool. A bit of a process. Last week was the first time I was early for the train, and as I was buying my ticket I realized I left my keyboard at home. Who does that?

We are currently doing a fundraising campaign to finish our album. You can check out more information on that here if you'd like.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetMy heat was off last week for three days; there was a problem with the gas lines in our house so it was turned off for a few days. Wednesday morning I sat on the floor in my kitchen in front of my stove while I drank my coffee. It felt like a rite of passage in a way, in a cold, not fun, grumpy-that-I-have-to-go-elsewhere-to-shower kind of way.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThis has been a season of simplicity, finally painting my walls a pale grey, being organized enough (to my own surprise) to make my own lunches most days, lots of reading, lots of simple evenings with dear friends, lots of quiet. I think I am quick to let my time get away from me a bit, so I'm proud of myself for creating a sort of routine and slower pace in this busy city life. December is going to be an extra exciting month (can't wait to tell you all about it!!) so I'm trying to hunker down and stay focused and finish up this first trivial semester of school.

Happy Wednesday. xo





album fundraising campaign.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThis past weekend we had a great rehearsal for Fitness Club Fiasco, and made serious headway on a new song that sounds AWESOME. I love being part of a project that is producing such great music. Can't wait for you to hear it. Also, some very exciting news, we are more than half-way through the recording process and just TODAY launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help us with some of the funding for our album. Check out Mike's campaign video he made for us because he's a nut. You can go to our campaign site here.

Happy Tuesday! xo