Summer 2018 Mill Street Cafe in Sydenham and Bringing the Cows Home and more

It has been a special summer for music because we are feeling creative and inspired,  writing lots and playing music together and with close friends (Tully’s painting lots too) while surrounded by natural wilderness beauty. We had an wonderful time at Hugh Christopher Brown Wolfe Island Garden Party, the music was amazing and we got to play a few songs at the open mic during the day on the Sunday.  We swim in lakes as often as possible this time of year and get to natural places to enjoy the wonder of nature which fuels our creativity. (painting by www.mptully.com)

We are now starting to look ahead to what songs will be on our next recording and to us this is an exciting place to be as a recording artist!

We had a fabulous time at the stellar Skeleton Park Arts Festival, where Kezyan (and then other children) was invited on stage by Dave Bidini and oh what a thrill! We loved being able to be on stage for a couple of songs as part of the Community Sing Along on the Sunday afternoon and grateful for the beautiful community spirit in our neighborhood and city.

This summer we were invited to play a show at the Mill Street Cafe in Sydenham, Ontario, it was a jam packed room and a lovely attentive audience and we were feeling the love. The food and ambiance always stellar www.desertlakegardens.com  and we hope to return to play at this sweet cafe next summer.

We were recently invited much to our joy and honor, to perform at the very inspiring, Bringing the Cows Home (Save our Prison Farms) event along with the awesome members of the Gertrudes and the Swinging Doors and the amazing Sarah Harmer. : https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurPrisonFarms/

We also support the evolution of our Prison Farms and the compassionate centered work by (see site for petition to sign if interests you):

https://www.facebook.com/EvolveOurPrisonFarms/

Kyra and Tully LIVE at Froid’Art opening Martello Alley 2017

Kyra and Tully perform (Kezyan on percussion) at Froid’Art opening reception at Martello Alley Jan. 2017

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=kyra%20and%20tully%20froid%20ice

Froid’Art 2017 Reception at Martello Alley Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Kyra and Tully play a folky set (guitar, piano, vocals) at Martello Alley on Wellington Street, around 6-7pmish, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/events/1630020410638996/

Show in Toronto and a new video

We are looking forward to playing a few songs starting at 9pm at the Local Pub in Toronto in October, warming the stage for our friend Tom Savage who is currently on tour:      Tom Savage

We have a new video for the title track of Journey Home.

 

Cover of Slade’s Come on Feel the Noize

This is a cover of Slade’s ‘Come on Feel the Noize’

Recorded by Matt Rogalsky

Mastered by Martin Davis Kinack

Players: Kyra (vocals); Tully (vocals, keys); James Reid (over the top guitar); Matt Rogalsky (bass, back-up vocals and lots of other stuff; Arden Rogalsky (drums).

We recorded this song at the request of our good friend James Reid (Motioneer) as a surprise gift for his sweetheart and then Matt Rogalsky took it to town.

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https://kyraandtully.bandcamp.com/

 

Harvest Picnic Music Festival 2016

We had a wonderful time at the lovely music festival, Harvest Picnic, at Christie Lake Conservation Area this summer, and then we went to Niagara Falls! The line-up was stellar and especially great to see the Rheostatics back together. We took a chance and performed impromtu at the open mic and today received a note from our website:

“Hi … Just wanted to mention that I saw (and heard!) you perform at the “Open Mic” at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic  (Aug 27 2016) – and it was beautiful!

I just started listening to you on Soundcloud, watched a couple videos … wonderful songs … and so nice to see Bruce Cockburn accompanying you!

I’ve added my email to your subscription/update list … and I’ll spread the word about your music (and obtain your CD’s).  If anyone asks me about recommendations about who I’d personally love to hear at a folk festival or event, I’ll mention you!”

KyraandTully Harvest Picnic 2016

KyraandTully Harvest Picnic 2016

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Kyra and Tully at Niagara Falls 2016

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Kyra and Tully Conservation Area Niagara Falls 2016

Still shot from upcoming Journey Home music video by Curious You Productions

So excited to share this new video by Curious You Productions for our song Journey Home with you soon!

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Downtown Kingston’s Music in the Park Noon Hour Series 2016

live band kyra and tully confed basin 2016We love this summer gig in Kingston, as part of Downtown Kingston’s Music  in the Park Noon Hour Series, at Confederation. So great to just plug in to professionally manned sound (thank you Luke and Larry Stafford Sound Design!) and play an hour in a beautiful place to an engaged audience, it’s dreamy and fun.

 

Kyra and Tully band July 2016

Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown; JT Saloon, Joshua Tree and Ma Rouge Cafe, Yucca Valley California, USA

KyraandTullyPappyandHarriets2015We are loving Joshua Tree and the surrounding desert area! A beautiful place with many beautiful people. We performed at Pappy & Harriets open mic last night, backed by Ted Quinns stellar band. There is a live video of our performance on the Kyra and Tully facebook music page live performance at Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneer Town California taken by a music writer Lisa Lynn Morgan- from the Palm Springs area (Coachella Valley Weekly).

Tonight we’ll head to JT Saloon in Joshua Tree for another open mic featuring Ted Quinn and his band..  and we will play a few tunes (thanks to Steve Lester!)  at Ma Rouge Cafe in Yucca Valley this Sunday, Dec. 27 around 2pm.