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"Paying your dues at the Ram"

The first person to stand up to the
microphone is always the brave one. Last Wednesday night, it was Charles Tilden.

“This song is about fornicating in the backyard,” said Tilden to a crowd of students in the front room of the campus pub as he held his acoustic guitar. “It’s called ‘Horizontal Dancing’.”

Tonight is just one of many open mic performances for Tilden. Open Mic nights at the Ram in the Rye have produced and showcased a number of some of Toronto’s future stars. Since its inception in 1999, the RSU sponsored show has fostered the careers of such acts as Tokyo Police Club, Peter Katz, Matt York, The Junction, Wooden Sky, and Billy Talent.

Joe Garisto, Duty Manager of The Ram and Oakham House currently hosts the show, since the previous host was fired in September. “They all have done well,” he said of the famous alumni during a break on a busy Thursday afternoon. “Who would have thought that most of these guys would be signed right now? Or if they’re not signed, they’re just around the corner from being signed.” - The Eyeopener


Fiction Friction EP (2008)



Drawing from his penchant for folk, alt-country and indie rock, Charles Tilden has just recorded his first record as a solo artist: FICTION/FRICTION. The EP features songs about some of Charles' favourite narratives (e.g. Animal Farm, Denys Arcand's Jesus de Montreal) and others exploring good ol' heartbreak and philosophical struggles.

As a live performer, Charles' syncopated guitar style and tenor voice are in constant flux. His solo performances are intimate conversations and his full-band shows (with the Phantom Limbs) are a party.

booking contact: 647-686-6517