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Event Archive - David Usher, Ben Lee, Suzie McNeil

Fri. October 5th 2007 7:30pm doors at 7pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 7:30pm doors at 7pm
$26+
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation
ons sale fri 7/13 @ 10am

As frontman for Moist, David Usher conquered the Canadian rock world at a time when grunge was ruling the alt-rock airwaves. The band’s debut, Silver, went quadruple platinum in its home country. Even then, David’s passionate intensity and songwriting talent shone through the group’s rock arrangements. Since embarking on a career as a solo artist, David has released five albums including his latest, Strange Birds. His most aggressive and consistent solo album yet, the disc has a lush, guitar-driven sound. “The Music”, the first single from the disc, is currently #6 on the iTunes pop chart.

Raised in England, Canada, Malaysia, and Thailand, David now resides in New York’s East Village. He has won 5 Junos, including the 2002 Pop Album of the Year, and has seen 10 different singles go to #1 in Canada, and 10 more reach the top 10, both as a solo artist and in Moist. He has had top 10 and top 20 singles all over the world. David is also known for his humanitarian efforts, and has traveled to Burma to film a documentary for WarChild on children affected by war.

Awake Is The New Sleep is Ben Lee’s definitive album to date and first for New West. It reunites him with producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins) and was recorded in Brad’s home studio in Los Angeles.

Ben Lee was born 26 years ago in Sydney, Australia. Ben’s musical coming out was at the age of 14 with a poppy, punk rock band called Noise Addict, circa 1993. “Discovered” by heavy hipsters Sonic Youth and The Beastie Boys the group’s profile rose quickly. As Ben describes it, “It was the perfect teenage rock thing.” But clearly more ambitious than his band-mates, it wasn’t long before Ben began concentrating on a solo career.

Ben Lee

In a music culture where bands dominate, BEN LEE is the youngest singer/songwriter to make an impression on Australian music. Lee has emerged as a breakthrough artist thanks in large part to his textured arrangements and organic songwriting skills. more info

Suzie McNeil

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A native of Toronto Canada, Suzie McNeil was born into a musical family. She was practically raised singing with her mother and sister, learning to collaborate from a very early age. From that foundation, Suzie evolved into a versatile, powerful artist, who combines a magnetic stage presence with vocal and multi-instrumental (piano, guitar, harm... more info
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