Feb 25, 2014

Nick Waterhouse at The Horseshoe Tavern

DJ Misty and Nick Waterhouse
When it was announced that neo-soul/vintage r&b musician Nick Waterhouse (who I've been gushing about for a couple of years now) was coming back to Toronto to play the Horseshoe Tavern this Feb 22, I thought I couldn't be anymore excited. But then I was invited to join DJ Chico to spin some records at the gig and I learned that yep, I could be even more excited! 

Happy and feeling at home behind the turntables at the Nick Waterhouse show at the Horseshoe Tavern Feb 22/14
Toronto's indie-garage group The BB Guns were also on the bill and they didn't disappoint, proving that Toronto can do dreamy, beachy pop music as well as our West Coast counterparts. DJ Chico and I played vintage r&b, soul and rock n' roll records and 45's to keep the energy up before, in between and after the bands. I have to admit, I was a lil nervous but when I saw people dancing I relaxed and when some of the members Nick's band were cutting a rug I knew we were doing just fine. :)

DJ's Chico and Misty
And of course, Nick Waterhouse killed it. He played songs from his debut album, "Time's All Gone" as well as off his upcoming follow-up, "Holly" and even peppered his set with some pretty incredible covers. Nick honored some of his favourite artists like Jackie Shane, Sky Saxon (The Seeds), Isaac "Red" Holt, Wayne Bennett and Ty Segall and drove the audience into a frenzy. After the show, Nick described the audience as being the best he's had all tour which came as a surprise (knowing this city), but made me beam with Toronto pride all the same. 

DJ Misty and Nick Waterhouse
If you missed the show, you can check out of some his performance featuring the title track from his upcoming sophomore album, "Holly" which comes out March 4th.