This celebration of female talent will begin with a cocktail reception at 8pm where Steam Whistle Brewing will start you off with a complimentary beverage. Raffle prizes include FeFF All Access VIP Passes, Complimentary Screening Tickets for two (2), Skylar Entertainment CD Pack, One Year Membership to Women In Film & Television (WIFT Toronto) and DOC Toronto, along with other goodies.
Singer songwriter Heather Hill will begin the night of music performing songs off of her just released sophomore album Leuty Station. Rooted in piano rock Hill captivates listeners with songs that speak to how women survive and even thrive in the face of hardship. Her sound features percussive piano reminiscent of Tori Amos and vocal colours of Jewel and Kate Bush. This album was recorded at Humber Recording Studios and it features a number of co-writers with talented artists: Meghan Morrison, Chris Assad, Orville Heyn, and Alec Steinwall. www.heatherhill.ca
Meredith Shaw and her Hearts Club Band will kick up the energy with her quirky and playful set of songs from her debut album, Place Called Happy which was produced by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Grady). The 10-song debut release flips from emotion to emotion within stylistic variations of pop music that take a cheeky Lily Allen approach to the vocal prowess of Adele. A new music video for "Stars" is set to premier May 8th, while a remix of her song "Acted Badly" featuring Big Sugar’s DJ Friendlyness is currently at radio. Shaw is also a touring member of Big Sugar and hit the road for some 50 dates last year. www.meredithshaw.com/
If the audience is not already dancing, Amanda Davids distinct combination of Hip hop, Funk and Jazz elements with an urban modern production might do the trick. With an arsenal of instruments including the Piano, Hammond Organ and a powerful three and a half octave soul voice, Davids' style as depicted by her debut eps title Distinguishable In Difference. From the Urban Funk beats of her first single "Naughty Boy" to the Michael Jackson meets Timberland inspired "Gimme Some" she will keep you entertained. www.amandadavids.com
This night of live music will feature a rare live performance by Canada’s Rock Soprano Diva Patrizia. Fusing classical, opera, pop and rock, Patrizia has always been an artist that is hard to define or categorize. The new collection I Am Patrizia, includes an iconic Queen song "Show Must Go On", a dance pop mix "I Won't Stop Believin'", the famous Carmen aria "Seduction" and one of the most difficult arias ever written Mozart's “Rage, Queen of the Night.” www.patriziamusic.com
The Female Eye Film Festival is thrilled to present this fundraiser event at the fabulous Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, at 200 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON. http://cherrycolas.com/. Admission is $10 at the door and includes free drink ticket.
8pm – Film Industry Meets Music Industry Mixer
9pm – Heather Hill
9:45pm – Meredith Shaw
10:30pm – Amanda Davids
11:15pm – Patrizia
11:45pm – Raffle Draw & Special Acknowledgements
Midnight – Cherry Cola DJ
The Female Eye Film Festival – "always honest, not always pretty" is a festival of festivals for women directors.