Don't Be Shys
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Don't Be Shys

Band Folk Rock


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The best kept secret in music


"Last Three Shows"

Three recent shows
The Silver Dollar Oct 18
Rancho Relaxo Sep 9
The El Mocambo Aug 18 - none


Just finished our Demonstration CD.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Elisha Lim writes about feeling isolated in Toronto, doing minimum paid work, depression, and having such a big crush on someone that you steal their bicycle.

The point of the songs is to find common ground. The song
Dialtone is about writers' block: "what do you do on days like this when you can't write well/ your life feels like a list of lovers that fail/ and your clothes feel too immature/ on days like this all of the little failures add up into a dialtone."
Elisha collaborated over the years with deejays SirCut Breaker and
Minimal, Owen Pallet and Gabe Kastner, performed at OM, Pride Week, for OCAP, wrote
soundtracks for Toronto television show Hart of the Annex and local
filmmaker Dominique Hui, and opened for Les Mouches, John Wayner and Justin Routledge.
Bassist Jedediah Smith, drummer Raphael Roter and guitarist Dave Arcus met in latin percussion ensemble Samba Elegua, and joined Elisha as fans of
her message and catchy melodies. Raphael earned his credentials with
exclusive Brazilian drumming troupe Maracatu Nunca Antes who performed in 2004 at Hillside, Celebrate Toronto, the Pride Parade and Harbourfront.
Meanwhile Jed's full-time job is developing music software and Dave is in the classical composing discipline at U of T. The group collaborated to develop
Elisha's material with original modulation and intelligent drumming that builds melodic hooks into powerful climaxes. They have become regulars on
the Silver Dollar bill and opened for Z'Houndz and Saturday Looks Good to Me. Elisha has set the band's lyrics to a comic book that gets distributed at shows. The combination of her cinematic drawings and the live set brings
to life universal stories of living in Toronto, self-worth and redemption
and having such a big crush on someone that you forget the tea bag and drink plain hot water all throughout your first date.
Our goal is to enhance the happiness of our audience and ourselves.