Mr. Something Something

Mr. Something Something

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandWorldJazz

With their 5th album (2011), Toronto's Mr. Something Something continue to explore uncharted musical territory with their own musical brand called 'Dance-Floor Activism'. Worldbeat, jazz, pop- while the band's irresistible interactive live show becomes a vehicle for ecological & social justice.

Biography

Mr. Something Something has built its reputation on high-energy interactive live shows and is becoming increasingly known for its green politics and ‘dancefloor activism’. To emphasize the importance of audience participation and draw attention to sustainability issues, the Toronto collective has put together Canada’s first bicycle-powered concert, the SoundCycle.
(www.mrsomethingsomething.com/soundcycle)

The group did a number of "eco-dates" in 2007 and 08, playing a wind-powered show and performing in such unconventional venues as organic farms and food co-ops to highlight communities that are trying to minimize their ecological footprints. It is our intent to educate ourselves to a better and more sustainable lifestyle, says singer Johan Hultqvist. "Hopefully this will inspire others to do the same."

The band's second album The Edge was nominated for a JUNO for World Music Album of the Year in 2007 and Shine Your Face (2009) received rave reviews coast to coast . Over the last 7 years the band has toured relentlessly, playing over 600 shows in Canada and the US.

Discography

'Shine Your Face" (2009)
"Di Bombs" is included on The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival, a British compilation that has been released in more than 50 countries on March 24. The album features such great artists as the legendary Tony Allen, Antibalas and Fela's son Seun Kuti. www.worldmusic.net/wmn/news/item/afrobeat-revival
"Deep Sleep" (2007)
"The Edge" (2005)
Mr. Something Something "Self-Titled" (2004)

Set List

All original. Sets vary from 30 minutes to 2hrs depending on context.