The good people at one of my favourite second-hand bookstores, Sellers & Newel, are launching a new series. On Thursday, June 11, they launch the Sellers & Newel Speakeasy which will featuring live music in one of Toronto’s smallest bookstore.
First on the calendar, they have invited the “almost mythic” Kevin Quain. Quain is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and award-winning playwright. He is best known as the frontman and songwriter for renowned garage jazz delinquents The Mad Bastards. The band held an unprecedented 18-year weekly residency at Toronto’s historic Cameron House performing original music on violins, saxophones, trumpets, musical saws, accordions and junkyard percussion.
Peter Sellers, one of the co-owners of Sellers & Newel, shared with enthusiasm to have Quain open the Speakeasy series. He also mentioned the plan is to have a Speakeasy event every month or two, with different local musicians each time.
Admission to the Sellers & Newel Speakeasy is $10 in advance; $15 at the door. You can purchase your tickets at the store. Space is limited but cozy. In the meantime, I leave you with some of Quain’s music.