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Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

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 special guests will be VALENTINO ASSENZA, DARRELL EPP, and CLELA ERRINGTON!

CLELA ERRINGTON has a voice that is timeless and true. As a singer, she reaches effortlessly beyond technique and wraps you in a warm soul embrace. As a songwriter, Clela's vibrant blend of folk and jazz creates the perfect vehicle for her intimate, dynamic vocal delivery. Clela’s 2014 release “More Love and Happiness”, her fourth album to date, was produced by Juno award winner Alec Fraser. For more info:

VALENTINO ASSENZA is the co-host of HOWL on CIUT 89.5 FM. He has also helped to organize some of the largest literary events in the city as he has been on the committees for both the Art Bar Poetry Series and The Toronto Poetry Project. Himself a poet and spoken word artist, Valentino has released four chapbooks and performed all over Canada and the US. His first full length collection of poetry, "Through Painted Eyes" (Piquant Press) was released January 2019. For more info:

DARRELL EPP's poetry has appeared in 130 magazines on 6 continents. He is the author of 3 poetry collections: Imaginary Maps, After Hours, and Sinners Dance. He lives in Hamilton. For more info:

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: March 10
Reading Rumi
Later Event: March 10
Toronto Poetry Slam