Whether you’re into sixties funk, seventies disco or eighties dance music you’re bound to enjoy a night that blends all three – courtesy of The B52’s lead singer Fred Schneider, who is coming up from New York City to act as DJ! It happens Saturday, November 15 at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. Doors open at 8:00pm, $20 advance tickets are available at www.Ticketweb.com. It’ll be $30 at the door, all in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund.
Fred offered to come up to Toronto for a party to help raise money for Unison Benevolent Fund at the request of broadcaster and entertainer Jaymz Bee. When Bee explained to Mr. Schneider that Unison is a charity for Canadian Musicians (and others who work full-time in the music biz) Fred said: “I love Canadian musicians – from Joni Mitchell and Gino Vanelli to Bonzai Suzuki and Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet – I’m happy to help out this charity!”
“Unison Fund is particularly important to indie artists who work full time in the industry but have no health plans or RSP’s,” Bee adds, “and what better way to make money to help those who make music by playing music and dancing?”
Fred promises to take some time away from the DJ booth to pose for photos with fans and sign autographs. He will be bringing up his favourite sixties and seventies recordings as well as 80’s dance hits.
The silent auction will offer tickets to concerts, new and retro merchandise (box sets of CD’s), a crate of vinyl and other music-related items.
Retro Make-Overs are available (for a small donation to Unison) by Robin Barker, Friskey’s Fritty Brigade and Anthony Pasero Salon.