My name is Elle Davidson and I'm a promoter of shows and music via concerts and touring. You can check me out via Facebook and LinkedIn.
I want to take a group of 13 Hamilton (Ontario) musicians to Folk AllianceInternational (FAI) in Montreal for four days & nights of exposure to bookers, agents, managers, labels, etc. from around the globe.
This is why any gift from you .. $5.00 or whatever you can spare .. could help.
This group of 13 represents some of the finest, most talented musicians and singer/songwriters in our city. The chance to attend would mean the world to them (pun intended) .. so much so that I'm putting in my own money to pay for most of the showcasing opportunities. But each musician ... Deeps, Justine Fischer, Matty Simpson, Dave Rave, RaeBilling, Suzie Vinnick, Cory Mercer, Jay Pollmann, Big Rude Jake,Tim Gibbons, Sarah Beatty, Edgar Breau and Colina Phillips ... is required to pay to attend the FAI conference ($500) and to join the Alliance if they are not already members ($70). Then there is the cost of accommodation, etc.
The Folk Alliance International comes this far north approximately every 5-8 years; one can see why this 2019 opportunity ... Feb. 13-17 ... is critical to every one.
Hamilton (affectionately known as The Hammer), historically a steel town, is also a Music City whose unofficial designation is "Canada's Brooklyn". We'll be doing at least one fundraising concert ( Sunday, January 13, 3-6pm, This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton) but it is a big reach to expect a single community gathering to raise all of what is needed.
We very much want our local community 's encouragement and support, and we're also looking well outside the Hamilton region to friends and family. Complete strangers are also more than welcome. We're only asking for the basics. If you can contribute any amount, it would help get this group on their way.
That would mean everything. To all of them and to me.
Everyone who contributes will have their name added to a poster, created especially to acknowledge the help you've provided, and displayed prominently in our showcase room.