An intimate, entertaining evening of original words & music from local singer-songwriter Derek Christie. He’ll be joined by band mates and friends to play songs from his most recent album ‘Secrets’, previous releases, and new songs from his upcoming release, ‘These Are Your Best Years’.
Two sets starting at 7:30.
Derek Christie is a Montreal-born, now Richmond Hill-based veteran of the Queen Street Indie scene. In the 80’s he was part of activist post-punk band Conditioned Response; he then found a home as a solo artist during the 90’s in the Toronto underground folk scene (which spawned the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Bob Snider and Cowboy Junkies). A few bands later (MayDay, Shredding Party) and then a return to solo-artistry with a pared-down acoustic CD ‘Undecided’ which was released in 1999. A decade long hiatus followed during which he partnered up with long-time friend and musical co-creator Rein Vares to release 3 albums under the name DarkRide.
In 2010 Christie produced a solo, unplugged effort ‘Deep Roots Radio’ which acts as a collector’s item companion CD to Secrets (released May 2011) as it contains alternate unplugged versions of some of its songs.
Based in Richmond Hill for the past 10 years, living a typical family/mortgage/day job existence, Christie has drawn upon the everyday lives of those around him on Secrets: their struggles, their questions, their journeys. At this stage in life, as he observed a number of friends going off the rails, he felt it was time to pronounce and process the mid-life crisis era with celebration and defiance.
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