Good morning lovelies! I’ve had such a pleasant day so far. After dropping Lily off at school I had a lively chat with music duo “Subway Jam” also known as Mike & Dennis. Professional subway station musicians they be here in Toronto.
Apparently this is quite a lucrative business, “We’re not forced to play here,” chuckles Mike on a well earned break as we watch the TTC staff re-outline the “stage” where they play. He is delightful. Full of cheer really. As it turns out Mike is also an East Coaster hailing from St. John, New Brunswick. Small World! I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, (province next door) so we had a few laughs reminiscing about home.
What I did not know? Musicians must audition every 3 years in order to obtain their subway performance licences judged meticulously by rather well knowns. Who knew? I mean I’ve yet to encounter a brutal player en subterranean route, now it makes sense why.
So Mike & Dennis are playing my ‘hood today much to my pleasure and delight. Nothing quite so lightens a winter commuter load than music heard upon surfacing from the depths. And these guys rock. Mostly Blues which is definitely my kinda jam 😉
Unfortunately I hadn’t the opportunity to shoot them playing together for various reasons. They’ll still be there this afternoon when I pick Lily up so I’ll do my best to get some shots.
Oh! And Dennis is interested in using one of my pics for his new album cover – wicked! Totally made my day.
I hope all is well in your world ☺
Peace, love & light,