This week I took my ukulele to Toronto’s TRANZAC for the Monday Night Open Mic. Host Sarah Greene doubled on sound and kept the evening moving along (hosting duties rotate weekly). While the TRANZAC (Toronto Australia New Zealand Club) has a Main Hall for concerts, this event takes place in the smaller Southern Cross room which provides a relaxed and welcoming ambiance. The club’s origins date back to the 1930s and the Brunswick Avenue location has been home since 1971. No one could say exactly how long the open mic has been running – “a long time” was the consensus.
Thanks to Genny, Matt & Andy for their moral support. I fully expect to see them move from audience to microphone in the near future.
[Monday Night Open Mic at TRANZAC, 292 Brunswick, Toronto; Mondays starting @ 10 pm ]