Good, any you? It's been a while since we danced, yes? So let's shake a leg and hop to it! You look smashing, dear.
We've got some things! Fun things!
NEW VIDEO: FIGURE IT OUT
For the past couple of months, one of the universe’s most talented girls has held a song cover contest for her newly released song “Figure it Out” from the album Backseat Heroine. That gorgeous creature is Emma-Lee. Now, The DoneFors don’t typically cover many songs, or do contesty things, but this contest seemed too good to be true. We could win a huge fantastic prize and the only thing we had to do was cover a great song. We couldn’t just do a straight up cover of it, though. We had to toil away in rehearsal for hours DoneFors-ifying it. What resulted was quite a different version from the original. We’re proud of it, and we hope you like it too!
Recorded live-off-the floor at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio by videographer Chad Nunn and audio engineer John MacLean (mixed by our very own drummer, Brian Lahaie) this is our rendition of “Figure It Out” (written by Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski):
CLICK HERE to watch Emma-Lee's original video for "Figure It Out".
JUNE RESIDENCY AT NOT MY DOG
Starting this evening The DoneFors begin their 5th (6th? 7th?) residency at our favourite Parkdale haunt - Not My Dog. Almost every Thursday in June, you'll find us there, slogging it out for the panty-less fans. Those who have come see us play here before know that these shows can incite riots (of the peaceful kind). We love playing at Not My Dog. This month we have some special guests opening solo. Check this shniz out:
06/07/12: Not My Dog, Toronto ON w/ Kirby
06/14/12: Not My Dog, Toronto ON w/ Mélanie Brûlée
06/21/12: Not My Dog, Toronto ON w/ Spookey Ruben
You can also find us all over the place performing, just for you... and everyone else. CLICK HERE for upcoming shows.
ALIANAIT FESTIVAL IN NUNAVUT
The DoneFors are incredible honoured and excited to be invited to play in Nunavut over Canada Day weekend.
"The 8th annual Alianait Arts Festival takes place June 29 to July 2 and the 2012 line-up of performers includes Greenland folk-rock sensation Simon Lynge, Brazilian jazz chanteuse Fernanda Cunha, calypso favourites KoboTown, soulful and bluesy singer / pianist Ann Vriend, Nunavik’s Zebedee & Jeannie Nungak and Saali featuring Chucky Keelan, Washboard Hank & Lance Loree, Toronto Indie band The DoneFors, Vancouver’s soul, funk, hip hop ensemble Buzy B & the Honeycomb Kids and Nunavut’s The Jay Jays , The Jerry Cans, Esther Powell & the Roughcuts, Agaaqtoq, Kikkukia, and Sikusilaaq Band."
NEW LIVE VIDEO SURFACES - WHITEHORSE + THE DONEFORS + LISA WINN
For those who don't know in 2011 The DoneFors lead singer Janine Stoll and her two best friends, Melissa McClelland and Lisa Winn, started an animal rescue group called Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. Funded entirely by donations from kind people like you and run entirely on love and volunteering, the Ladybirds have managed to save the lives of 70 at risk animals in the greater Hamilton region since January 2011. In December the Ladybirds held a benefit concert at This Ain't Hollywood in Hamilton with performances by The DoneFors, Whitehorse and other great acts. Here's a video that recently surfaced of a Whitehorse performance (featuring Melissa McClelland and husbandLuke Doucet) backed up by Lisa Winn and The DoneFors own Janine Stoll (backing vocals), Liam Smith (bass) and Brian Lahaie (drums). A super cute collaboration and an incredible song. "Passenger 24"...
Summers poking out early, folks! Go enjoy it. And keep your ears out for some new songs that we'll be releasing soon. Very delicious stuff.
We'll see you on the road. We promise to stop if you need a lift.
Love and mustard,
janine, paul, liam and brian