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Janet, Aimee & Carrie

Fri. Dec. 21 , PAL

Come down to The Celebrity Club, PAL Toronto, 110 The Esplanade. I will be joined by Aimee O'Connor on Guitar and Carrie Chesnutt on Sax and Flute and Singing. We'll have a great time and there will be xmas songs, I'm sure of it! 8pm

Janet Whiteway & GRACE

Mon. Dec. 31, The Duke

Join me and the 7 other rockin' funky' women of GRACE for a funckalicious and dance-your-face-off- New Year's Eve! Tickets on the "SHOWS" tab on this website or at the DUKE.

8pm start .  1225 Queen St. E., Toronto.

 

GRACE: A FUNKY New Year's Eve! 

Grace @ The Duke NYE!

Please join us to get your funk on and dance right into the New Year!

Tickets at the Duke, 1225 Queen St. E., or from any band member ($25) or on the "SHOWS" tab my website jdw@jdwhitewaymusic.com $25 (plus $1 service fee).

Champagne and party favours included.

Tickets are going fast, get yours now!

"Love Walked In" Video Release @ The Old Nick! 

 

"Love Walked In"  https://jdwhitewaymusic.com/track/1341367/love-walked-in

 

Please join us, we're excited to present the video for my song "Love Walked In" from my CD "Love Is Hope" at the Old Nick.

Filmed, directed and edited by videographer Suzanne Nuttall, you are going to love this light-hearted and fun video!

Dec. 9, between 2 and 5pm. We'll show the video a couple of times and play some music with special guest Carrie Chesnutt! Come by early enjoy the awesome brunch at the Nick!

The Old Nick

123 Danforth Ave. E.

Brunch 11am to 3pm

Hot Fun in the Summer! 

Get It While It's Hot!

Wow, what a great summer for music, everyone is soaking up the sun and there are plenty of amazing gigs to go around for all to enjoy.

Grace has had a blast playing our blues fests in Collingwood, Barrie and Stratford and now we're headed for the Toronto Jazz Street Festival,we'll play 3 sets a night between 7 and 11pm, July 26th, 27th and 28th. Come out to the east end and hear some of Toronto's finest musicians, great for the whole family. We'll be on the south side of Queen St. E., just east of Lee Ave. in front of the Beauty Supply store.

 

I've recently started playing keys with one of Toronto's most popular Motown bands, BackTrack. What a fun group of musicians, playing all that R&B and soul that folks love. We'll be at the Scarborough Ribfest on Aug. 6, we'll be back at the never-really-going-to-leave-parkdale Cadillac Lounge on Sept. 15th and at the  Bier Market Square One on Sept. 29th.

I Will Be King, our David Bowie Tribute band, will be back at the Linsmore Tavern on Aug. 11th, this is my favourite project, you can't go wrong with Bowie, his music  inspires and challenges like no other.

 

Ricochet will take you back to the 80's, yes all that hairspray and shoulder pads, we'll have our inaugural gig at the Carrigan Arms in Burlington on Aug. 25th and we'll hit The Duke again on Sept. 28th.

 

I'll be bringing my own trio to Relish on Aug. 23rd and to the Kensington Jazz Fest at the Handlebar on Sept. 16th. We'll play tunes from both CD's Pure Sunshine and Love Is Hope, and some of our favourite covers, More to come on those gigs!

 

Hope you're having a great summer, I know we've faced some tough times, most recently the senseless and brutal attack on innocent people on the Danforth, my heart goes out to all those who are suffering and grieving and who feel unsafe and afraid.

I wish you all peace, Love IS Hope!

Elton Jan, great show at the 120 Church St. Diner, Toronto 

Elton Jan is back in the saddle...with pink chaps!

After a hiatus of nearly 10 years, hard to believe it's been that long, Elton Jan is back in the saddle! With a full band and 2 sets under our collective belts, we're going to take it to the next level and add more tunes and play some larger venues. 

We'll be focusing on the the early Elton songbook, hopefully incorporating the entire "Tumbleweed Connection" album. We'll also look at adding some deep cuts like "Pinky",  "Ticking" and "Meal Ticket". Fun, fun, fun. I'll be posting some practice video when we get our schedule worked out.

 

 

How about a pink feather boa...

Patreon, what is it? 

What do I have in common with Mozart? I need a patron, and here's how you can help. I'll be launching my Patreon page on March 20th. What is Patreon, well it provides an amazing opportunity for artists to get some financial help from people who want to support the arts at a grass-roots level. You can become a patron of an artist, like me, and make a monthly gift of as little as $1. I will, in return, have more free time to create my music and work on the projects that need a concentrated effort. You will receive access to Patron only content like free downloads,  behind the scenes videos, guaranteed show tickets and, most of all, you will know that you are helping a local artist to maintain some semblance of artistic integrity by lightening our financial load.

Take a look at Patreon, here's the link:: https://youtu.be/rwvUjAv6pxg.

As always, thank you for your unending support, it means everything! xo

Ready to Rock! What's Up in 2018? 

A brand new year and still lots of love and hope to go around! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CD release gig at the Cadillac Lounge, you packed the house and the band really felt the love. My heart felt thanks to Jean Deeth, Aimee O'Connor, Ilios Steryannis, Carrie Chesnutt and Kim Jarrett for being an awesome band and a great bunch of people. Thanks also for buying/downloading the new recording, if you don't have it yet, you can get it right here on my site, just click the "Music" tab.

What's up next?  Bless Your Purple Heart! We'll be playing the Linsmore Tavern for the first time on Saturday Feb.17th, hope you can get out and support our intimate and powerful tribute to the one and only Prince. Click here for the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096514300572047/

Ricochet and Grace both have gigs coming up at The Duke.  Ricochet will pump it up with all the 80's you can handle on Friday March 16 and Grace will be turning green on St. Paddy's Day Saturday March 17.

Keep this date in your back pocket, Saturday April 28th, I'll be playing tunes from the new album and some cool covers at Carrigan Arms in Burlington with Aimee O'Connor and Jean Deeth.

There are lots of gigs in the works, click the "Shows" tab for more details.

Thanks for supporting local musicians and for your love of music, it makes it all worth while!

Love IS Hope!

Janet xo

 

Love Is Hope CD Release!! 

Love Is Hope CD Release 1 Week Away!!

Yes, we'll be at the Cadillac Lounge on Dec. 9th for an early show, 7pm sharp. Doors open at 6, so come by and enjoy some great food and a visit with the band. Reservations are a must, I believe that there are some seats left at the bar and then standing room, please email Sam to reserve: sam@cadillaclounge.com.

$15 ($20 will include a CD) at door

We're really excited to share this new music with you, the amazing players will be:

Janet Whiteway: Vocals/Keys

Jean Deeth: Bass

Aimee O'Connor: Guitars

Carrie Chesnutt: Sax/Flute/Vocals

Kim Jarrett: Vocals/Percussion

Ilios Steryannis: Drums

Looking forward to seeing you there! xoxo

 

I want to again personally thank everyone who contributed to the gofundme campaign, we raised $2400, which was the lifeline for this project along with the great party we did last year at Mt. Zion Community Centre and the house party we did at Jean's. It takes a community to raise a CD! We appreciate your support so very much.

Next up, this Saturday I'm at the Duke with GRACE, a funckaliciouscrismas! Door at 9, start 9:30, $10.

Please check out the "Shows" tab to see all my gig dates and please continue to support live and local music and musicians, we can't do it without you!

Love IS Hope!

xoxo

 

CD release "Love is Hope" December! 

We're finally heading towards the finish line with "Love is Hope", my new recording project. We will have 10 new tunes and hope to have the release party on December 1st. We'll keep you informed about time and location. We're really excited about what we have been able to accomplish and please check out my gofundme page to donate if you're able. (The link is above).

Ricochet is up next, on Friday Sept. 29th at the Duke, then we've put together a great Halloween show with Joyride, again at the Duke on Oct. 28th. I Will Be King will rock Drums N Flats on Sat. November 4th and again at the Linsmore on Nov. 11th. On Sat, November 18th Bless Your Purple Heart will roll into Maynooth and play at the Arlington, then Grace will cap the year off at the Duke for a funalicious night on Dec. 2nd.

Check out my "Shows" tab for more details.

It's been a great summer of gigs for Grace, we played a few festivals, including Barrie, Stratford, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Toronto's Beaches Street Fest. We also had record breaking attendance at our Collingwood Station Blues Society gig, with about 650 fans enjoying our funky and soulful sounds.Thank you Collingwood!

Keep the faith my friends, these trying times will pass and we can only hope to be stronger!

janet xo