World @ Midday: Surefire Sweat
Surefire Sweat, is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. The music, composed by Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, is original drawing on an amalgam of Funk, Jazz, Brass Band, Blues and Afrobeat. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations and danceable arrangements.
In this age of electronic dance music and digital wizardry, Surefire Sweat forges ahead with an old-school music-making approach. Full of memorable melodic hooks and toe-tapping rhythms, listeners are carried along by a revolving door of Toronto finest, sweating it out on drums, percussion, guitars and various horns. Sometimes we even sing.
Dave Chan- percussion, vocals
Larry Graves- drums, vocals
Elena Kapeleris- tenor sax, vocals
Paul MacDougall- guitar, vocals
Liam Smith- bass guitar, vocals
Admission is free.