Evangeline Gentle brings their Queerness and and authenticity to their sound and their constant presence, while 2022 JUNO nominee Tafari Anthony blends soul pop and alternative into their style.
About Evangeline Gentle
Rich, sweet and lush with vibrato. These are only a few unmistakable qualities that constitute Evangeline Gentle’s voice. Their songwriting possesses authenticity and depth as rare and unique as their journey. Born on the Northeast coast of Scotland, Gentle has live performance in their blood. Queer and passionate about social justice, they believe in the good-naturedness of people and our capabilities to grow together.
Gentle’s debut LP, produced by Jim Bryson (Kathleen Edwards) and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Philip Shaw Bova (Bahamas, Feist), is available via Sonic Unyon Records. At only 24, their accolades are accumulating at an impressive rate. They have shared stages with notable artists such as Basia Bulat, Craig Cardiff, Lee Harvey Osmond, etc. Their debut LP sparked international success making appearances on CBC, BBC, and Under the Radar and interviews with NPR, Forbes and more.
About Tafari Anthony
Tafari Anthony is a JUNO-nominated artist whose music blends pop, soul and alternative. Known for his sleek vocal tones, sultry melodies and music which oozes with personality, Anthony leaves listeners in awe – somewhat apt considering his name means “He who inspires awe.”
He has spent much of his career working behind the scenes with various artists and has written and vocally produced for JUNO-nominated artists (Tanika Charles, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar) and Drag Race royalty (Priyanka, Katya), among others. His authentically humble but powerful performance style has kept him an in-demand vocalist throughout the country, allowing him to have toured through Europe, Canada, the United States and even a stint in South Korea.
Anthony has seen success with his music garnering acclaim from PAPER Magazine, Billboard, Gay Times, Earmilk and MTV. His latest EP, The Way You See Me, was released to critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine and Billboard and was nominated for a 2022 JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of The Year.
Dates & Times
4:30pm – Evangeline Gentle
6pm – Tafari Anthony
A performance stage on our West Lawn
Outdoors; No formal seating
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8