christmas mixtape!

i had the great pleasure of recording some christmas music this year for this cool project featuring dozens of montreal musicians & friends! the oops kitchen contributed our rendition of a beautiful polish christmas carol ‘lulajże jezuniu’ on which i play guitar, and i’m also playing alto on ‘jingle bell funk’ by fox and the hound.

the album is full of surprises and is available for free download but we recommend taking the 5 or 10 bucks you would have spent on it and donating to a good charity.

stay tuned for more christmas and non-christmas surprises!

exciting things to come!

emilyoopsmini

for the past year or so i’ve been putting a lot of work into this new thing called the Oops Kitchen and now we are finally sharing it with the world! we’ve been writing, rehearsing, and recording a whole bunch of material (including some fun christmas surprises) that will soon be released into the physical and electronic world for your listening enjoyment.

you can come hear us play at Cafe Bistro Bobby McGee (3213 rue Ontario est) on November 6 at 830pm, as well as l’Escalier (552, rue Sainte-Catherine est, 2nd floor) on December 10 6-8pm, and another date in December TBA.

the oops kitchen is:

iola patalas – flute and vocals
michael johancsik – “organ,” guitar-shaped object, others
florence lemieux – violin and vocals
mathieu mcconnell-enright – bass

stay tuned for updates and recordings as they come out!

*credit to iola patalas for the painting

taylor donaldson octet recordings & photos!

this january i had the opportunity to record some new original music with the Taylor Donaldson Octet. it’s an absolute joy to play with these musicians and i think the recordings sound great!

Canção Comovente was written by Taylor, The Great Grasshopper Race and A Night With No Wind were written by me. engineering, mixing, and technical wizardry were performed by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer, who took all the photos as well.

stay tuned for audio & video from our concert in april!

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