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Event Archive - Selina Martin, Tom Holliston

Tue. June 19th 2018 LanaLou's (All Ages)
9pm doors at 8pm
$10.00 at the door only.
Presented by: Bandcouver, LanaLou's
An intimate night of solo performances and stories from two very intriguing acts from the indie rock world.

http://www.selinamartin.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tomholliston

Selina Martin is a singer-songwriter and actor based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Her music is a fusion of pop, art-rock, and cabaret.
It been described as “sneaky beautiful” and “sharp-as-shards.”
She has been compared to PJ Harvey, Björk, and David Byrne.

Martin is from Pakenham, Ontario.
She moved to Toronto in the 1990s to study drama at the University of Toronto.
After graduation, along with playwright Adam Nashman, poet Stan Rogal and actor Lisa Ryder, she formed Bald Ego Theatre, which produced plays in Toronto in the 1990s.

She also began performing music during that time, joining Bob Wiseman’s band playing guitar, bass, accordion, theremin, wine glasses, and found objects, from 1995 to 1999.
She also began performing and recording her own music, releasing her first record, Space Woman, in 1998, and touring across Canada and Europe.

Martin has released three additional albums:
Life Drawing Without Instruction (2004), Disaster Fantasies (2010), and i’ve been picking caruso’s brain; i think i have the information we need to make a new world (2016).

She has also collaborated with Dave Bidini and Martin Tielli to produce Music from “Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica” (2009).

She is an occasional member of the experimental electronic music and visuals group The Faceless Forces of Bigness with Justin Stephenson, Chris Stringer, Kurt Swinghammer, and Michael-Phillip Wojewoda, and she has collaborated with the Rheostatics, Martin Tielli, Bidiniband, NQ Arbuckle, Veda Hille, Justin Rutledge, and Amelia Curran.

She has also composed music for film, television, and theatre, including co-writing the score for the documentary Act of God with Bidini, Tielli, and Fred Frith.

Albums:
Space Woman (Festival Music Distribution, 1998)
Life Drawing Without Instruction (Outside Music Distribution, 2005)
Disaster Fantasies (Outside Music Distribution, 2010)
I’ve Been Picking Caruso’s Brain; I Think I Have the Information We Need to Make a New World (2016)

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Tom Holliston is a Canadian punk rock musician.
Primarily associated with the bands Nomeansno and The Hanson Brothers, he also leads the side project Showbusiness Giants, and has released four solo records since 2002.

Showbusiness Giants, a rotating collective of guest musicians which included Scott Henderson, John Wright, Andy Kerr, Carolyn Mark, Ken Kempster, Keith Rose and Ford Pier, became best known for the single "I've Got a Crush on Wendy Mesley", from the album Let's Have a Talk With the Dead, which was a hit on Canada's campus radio charts in 1995.

For touring in support of Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy?, Nomeansno hired Holliston to replace Andy Kerr. Holliston went on to become their full-time guitarist.
The first Nomeansno album to feature Holliston was The Worldhood of the World (As Such), released in 1995.
Holliston announced his departure from the band in August 2016. One month later, on September 24, John Wright announced the band's official retirement.

Solo albums:
Tom Holliston and His Opportunists (2002)
I Want You To Twist With Me (2003)
Boy in Tub; Rabbit (2005)
Rotherhithe (2011)

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Selina Martin

Selina Martin is a quirky and gifted singer-songwriter and actor based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her music is a fusion of pop, art-rock, and cabaret. It been described as “sneaky beautiful” and “sharp-as-shards.” She has been compared to PJ Harvey, Björk, and David Byrne. Martin is from Pakenham, Ontario. She moved to Toronto... more info

Tom Holliston

Singer/songwriter/guitarist; collaborator with NoMeansNo, the Hanson Brothers, the Show Business Giants. more info