Michael Tobin is from Toronto. He studied saxophone performance and composition at York University. For many years he co-led the The Short & Curlies which garnered a humble cult following, and graced the stages of Massey Hall and Sound Academy, among others. Michael taught himself to play piano and sing while working on a cruise ship in a ballroom lounge. He has played in countless projects including The Midway State (EMI), Elise Legrow (Sony/ATV), Carleton Stone (GroundSwell), Cletus, St. Royals, Jane’s Party, The Only Living Boys, and more.

THROW AWAY YOUR FANCY is Michael’s debut E.P. The five tunes are simply a sample of songs taken from an ever-growing pile written over the last four years. In an effort to simply survive in the city, Michael’s original music had taken a back seat for sideman duties and jobbing gigs. But the bubbling turned to a boil. Michael’s “live-off-the-floor” approach to recording is firmly based on the philosophy that every recording should be a genuine and unique performance, rather than a contrived attempt at perfection.


Throw Away Your Fancy - EP (2012)