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Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave.

Come hear the songs and poems of MAX LAYTON and experience the musical wizardry of co-host BOB COHEN, ED ROTH and MARY HANSON. There's beer on tap! and no cover but please PWYC..And this month our double feature will be EDGAR BREAU (with Colina Phillips) and PAUL EDWARD COSTA!

EDGAR BREAU is a singer songwriter from Dundas, Ontario, best known as the frontman for Simply Saucer, a Canadian cult band celebrated for it’s futuristic blend of sci fi themes and proto punk rock. Edgar has recorded/released five solo albums of rich literary themed songs played in a Canadian primitive acoustic guitar style in open tunings. His latest studio recording features standout session work by Colina Phillips (Bruce Cockburn, Marc Jordan), Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo), Ed Roth (Rick James) and Austin City Texas based Steel guitar master, Kim Deschamps (Blue Rodeo, Cowboy Junkies). Edgar will be accompanied by Colina Phillips on backing vocals.

COLINA PHILLIPS has worked with an A-list of artists on television and radio shows, a spectrum of musical talent that stretches from Bryan Adams to Anne Murray. The jazz CD “Blue Mood,” was Colina’s first CD release. Her single, "Hands Up Baby," recorded with SWAY, made the gold record charts. Currently, Colina Phillips sings with Edgar Breau and adds vocals, percussion and synth in the rock band Simply Saucer.

PAUL EDWARD COSTA has published over fifty stories, articles, and poems in periodicals such as Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Inside the Bell Jar, Entropy Magazine, and Dryland: Los Angeles Underground Art and Writing. He's also been published by Brick Books and Alt-Minds Literary Magazine. His novella, "Dark Magic on the Edge of Town," is available on Amazon from Paperback-Press. A teacher of high school History and English, Paul currently hosts the monthly YTGA Open Mic Series at Studio.89 in Mississauga.

MAX LAYTON'S most recent CD, TRUE THE NORTH, is an album of Max's original songs entirely devoted to Canadian stories and themes. About Max's previous album, LEONARD COHEN said: "This is a terrific record! Can't praise it highly enough!" Max also reads from LIKE, his latest book of poems. Dennis Lee called Max’s first book of poetry “a genuine pleasure to read” while, according to Joe Rosenblatt, Max “is the wittiest and most experientially sublime poet around in Canadian poetry!” More about Max at

BOB COHEN began his career as a professional musician in 1972 in London, U.K., where he learned his craft in recording studios and on stage. Before moving to Toronto, Bob worked mostly as a guitarist while recording and touring with major artists such as Tim Hardin, André Gagnon, and Jesse Winchester...

ED ROTH is a self-styled “musician” who likes to brag about his “Yorkville roots” and his years in LA. He claims to have worked with Rick James, Raffi and Daniel Lanois and is personally to blame for tons of jingles and TV music. He owns a digital accordion and will play it if provoked. Be warned: His playing only sounds like music.

MARY HANSON arrived in Toronto from Australia in the mid 1980s and debuted her keyboard skills with the Pukka Orchestra at the Bamboo. That's when she fell in with a gang of "Queen street" musicians including Robert Priest, with whom she still plays some thirty years later...

Earlier Event: November 10
Word Flight: a Poetry Co-op
Later Event: November 12
R.I.S.E. Poetry Mondays