Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson Tour Their 'Audio Book' Concert in Toronto, Hamilton and Peterborough

Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson Tour Their 'Audio Book' Concert in Toronto, Hamilton and PeterboroughCanadian Music Luminaries Charles Spearin and Tamara Williamson with their Concert: "Audio Book"

Both Spearin and Williamson have had active and influential musical careers in Canada since the 1990s, profoundly shaping the landscape of Toronto's music scene. On this concert tour, each will be sharing new works, ideas, and music in this intimate live performance. Join them for a night of surprises at one of the following dates / concert venues:

~ Sat Nov 3, from 7.30pm to 11pm
at Mill's Hardware Hamilton
95 King St. E., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A9
$20 - $25; * Age 19 and over
Online ticket ordering at

~  Sun Nov 4, from 6pm to 9pm 
at Gordon Best Theatre 
Peterborough216 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L2.
Facebook event page: 
For tickets call (705) 876-8884

~ Fri Nov 9, from 8.30pm -12pm 
at Burdock Warehouse
201 Geary Ave, Toronto
Online ticket ordering at
$15 advance // $20 door


Spearin is a multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a founding member of the instrumental post-rock ensemble "Do Make Say Think" and an original member of the indie-rock collective "Broken Social Scene". His most recent work - and first solo album - innocently titled "The Happiness Project" centers around recorded conversations with his downtown neighbours and plays with the cadence of their voices as though they were songs.

Well-known for being a member of the band "Mrs. Torrance" before embarking on a solo career in 2000, Williamson has been featured on Much Music and The New Music Show, voted fourth best concert of the year in 2003 (ahead of Greenday and behind Bjork), fronted the trip hop band Microbunny (which won the CBC new search in 2002), signed to a French label and played shows across Europe and North America. For Audio Book, Williamson will be joined by the other members of the band Mrs. Torrance, who will be playing together again with new material. Also joining will be Sarah Fazackerley, a blues/rock singer based out of the GTA.


Blending instrumental music and spoken word into a moving, experimental, and thoughtful style, Charles Spearin's work discovers and plays with the musicality of everyday life. His artistic approach borrows from his Buddhist practice to find beauty and resonance in the commonplace. For Audio Book, audiences will also hear Spearin play the nickelharpa, a traditional Swedish string instrument that combines the fiddle and the hurdy-gurdy. His stunning performance and unique approach will make the hairs on your arms stand on end.

Tamara Williamson's gentle yet commanding vocal style moves with unexpected grace, often covering subject matter that is personal, evocative, and humorous all at once. Williamson's performance will include readings from one of her books, infused with live dramatic songs that showcase her incredible talent for storytelling and musical performance. Martin Tielli (of Rheostatics) describes Williamson as: "Someone who can take a room and transpose it onto another plane, a voice without restrictions.".

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