Toronto musician Chloe Watkinson takes the stage first with her unique blend of blues, soul and rock followed by Max Minghella’s pop music-fueled stylish directorial debut, Teen Spirit.
Limited tickets are available at the door, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis. Box office opens at 7:00 pm on the night of the event until tickets are sold out.
July 10 2019
Directed by: Max Minghella
Teen Spirit is a modern Cinderella story about 17-year-old Violet (Elle Fanning), a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Featuring a dance-able soundtrack with music by Ariana Grande, Robyn, Grimes, Tegan & Sara and more, Elle Fanning proves she has the singing chops while Minghella melds it all together with his captivating music video style.
Director: Max Minghella
Starring: Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, and Zlatko Burić
Running Time: 94 min
“This woman has serious pipes” – Adam Carter, CBC, Canada
Music has always been as much a part of Chloe as her red hair. Blessed with a voice that can be soft and sweet, or full of power and rasp, she transcends genres with ease.
With a solid music education and a rich performance history (including at Preservation Hall and leading a brass band in New Orleans, and playing regional clubs and festivals in Canada and the US) Chloe launched her solo career in 2018, performing at Toronto venues such as Roy Thomson Hall for the Women’s Blues Revue, Yonge-Dundas Square, and two US/Canadian tours featuring shows at Toronto’s Opera House, Thorold’s Canal Bank Shuffle Festival, and dates in New York, Vermont and Quebec. Her current single “Stonewalling” (Aporia Records) is spinning on 200+ radio stations worldwide.
Her singles are easily listenable, but she alludes to something deeper. Cosmology, astronomy, biology, and cultural diversity find their way into her lyrics. “Crystal Pistol” (Aporia Records) suggests that she has an inner activist; while “A Universe” (produced by Grammy-winning legend George Massenburg) shows a glimpse of a vulnerable lover.
Informed by her experience, including singing alongside notable artists such as jazz icon Jill Barber, Canadian rock legend Max Webster’s Terry Watkinson (her dad), and songwriter extraordinaire Lily Frost, Chloe brings her music to life on stage through bold and unapologetic performances, a true extension of her heart, soul, and spirit.