Saturday, November 13, 2004

Nathan Wiley opener and T.O. Contest

"Nathan Wiley will appear as the special guest of Ron Sexsmith and Sarah Slean during a maritime tour beginning at The Playhouse in Fredericton on November 17th."

Now magazine is offering tickets to see Sarah in Toronto.
Enter here for your chance to win .

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Sarah Slean at Sugar and Sugar

Though 35 winners were randomly chosen through the Georgia Straight and a local radio station, perhaps only 5 or 6 showed up with their guests. Fortunately, I happened to be one of them, but I wasn't the only one a little curious as to why there was such a slim turn out.

It was pouring rain that night (a fact that couldn't deter a die-hard fan like myself, but perhaps those who had no clue who Sarah Slean was) and the promoters only contacted the winners the night before the show.

In any case, the show was spectacular, perhaps especially so with such a small audience. Sarah played 5 songs and played them beautifully on the grand piano provided by Sugar and Sugar, an upscale art gallery with bar. Contest winners were rewarded not only with a stellar performance, but also with free champagne and deluxe chef-made desserts.

I also had the priviledge of speaking at lengths with one of the owners of Sugar and Sugar, some of Sarah's friends, and a Warner representative.

I wish you all could have been there! It was a wonderful night. Below is the best picture I was able to bring from it, and it is still pretty fuzzy. My apologies.