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Dedicated to creating a new groove-based music, THE DIGS embody the unique perspective of diversity that could only come from Canada's multicultural melting pot, Toronto. To dig is to extract from the ground by breaking up earth, and The Digs are a band reaching down into the roots of American pop music and pulling up a vibrant sound that is an organically constructed embarrassment of riches.
Ultimately, The Digs consist of close friendships built upon the love of music, and the love for one another, and it is this dedication which gives them a consistently renewed energy with each jam-packed gig, each infectious groove, each funky beat. Catch The Digs while you can!
Jeanine has released acclaimed albums in both the jazz and R & B genres. Her most recent recording, 2012's ‘Live at the Drake’, showcases her talent as a powerful and passionate interpreter of classic rhythm and blues. She is also a charismatic performer with a charming stage presence sure to seduce her audience. In this age of Auto-Tune and studio trickery, it is refreshing to come across the real deal, an authentic and strong voice complemented by real musicians.
The Jeanine Mackie Band will play 2 sets of down and dirty, vintage R&B. Expect sizzling renditions of classic tunes made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Ottis Redding, Michael Jackson, and more.
Motown Party. We're a world traveling soul party that started right here and we're returning to Toronto at a brand new venue for us; The Drake Hotel.
We're the best fun times high energy dance party! We regularly play Chicago, Vancouver, New York, Paris and London and we will be in Toronto playing Motown, northern soul, and some remixes for YOU with resident DJs Fawn Big Canoe Sean Caff & DJ Misty!
We guarantee you will have a good time! Expect to hear some old favorites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and whatever else we feel like playing.
DJ NaNa believes that the art of Turntablism is a science. The same precision and dedication scientists put into research and experiments, is what NaNa is known for putting into his own artform. His influences range from the common (Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z). to the not so obvious (Zamfir, Portishead, Lamb, Fleetwood Mac), and everything else in between. A true music connoisseur, his knowledge of diverse genres of music is almost as impressive as his knack for combining them.
We're celebrating everyone's favourite award show in true Drake style. Put on your best threads + play our Oscar pool while snacking on free popcorn from the Drake kitchen. Did we mention the evening is hosted by cinema king Richard Crouse? Meet us here + challenge your friends in a match of cinematic trivia with prizes to be won!
Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:
Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.
Join Drake tonight for a battle to settle the endless debate of the best breakfast sandwich in the city. Vote for your favourite by snacking on them all! Sponsored by the lovely folks at Boulart Bread.
Competitors include Tuck Shop Kitchen, Uncle Smoke BBQ, Portland Variety, Dundas Park Kitchen + special guest and co-host judge, Rodney Bowers!
The Lonely Hearts are a rock and roll jukebox. A high energy quartet, the Lonely Hearts have been playing together for nearly a decade; from intimate parties to maximum capacity crowds, they have kept audiences dancing from start to finish. They contain the energy and soul of a vintage rock and roll band but with an incredibly vast repertoire that ranges from early rock and roll, Motown, early punk, new wave and modern pop. Their musicianship goes far beyond their years. They pride themselves on the ability to read a crowd and use their repertoire to tailor their set in order to keep the party at a high pace.
It’s treat yourself Tuesday which means you deserve a treat. We’ve got you covered with half priced bottles of wine every Tuesday after 3PM! Take your pick of red or white (or both) from a rotating list of featured wines + let us do the rest. #everydayindulgences