Kingston Live, Episode 6: A Summary

By Tianna Edwards

Kingston Live is a monthly podcast that offers up behind-the-scenes insight into the Kingston music scene. If you’re looking to learn more about the city’s emerging artists and where to see them play live, you’ll find it here! If you’re a resident music lover or visitor looking for the inside scoop on Kingston’s local music scene, it’s a perfect fit for you, too.

John and Riley mix it up this week by sitting down with members from two hard-hitting rock bands. They chat with Patrick and Tara of Hallowood as well as Mike of Days of Thieves. Hallowood has been performing in Kingston for five years and recently won 2018 Juvenis Festival Battle of the Bands. Days of Thieves is a hard rock band that shares the powerful spirit of bands like Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine despite only having two members: Guitarist and vocalist Mike Brown and drummer Kyle Cochrane.

Talking from the unique perspectives of performing hard rock to audiences in the limestone city, they discuss the culture behind the music they make, get very introspective about life in general and discuss how they represent their fans through music. “We see their problems and want to bring their plight to the forefront,” says Patrick. They also touch on how they use their websites for marketing. As with all Kingston Live guests, they share advice to any aspiring musicians.

The incredibly talented and loved, Miss Emily, has graced crowds around the world with her charm and mixture of pop, rock and blues. She touches on what it’s been like to work in a male-dominated industry and offers her advice to women, she shares how she became a full-time musician, who she’s met and worked with along the way (The Hip’s Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair!) and her new philanthropic initiative, M.I.K.E.S. (Music Industry Kingston Emergency Support). She also discusses what makes Kingston such a special town to work in as a musician, “I couldn’t be a full-time musician in Toronto and have a mortgage,” she says.

As always, your hosts list the latest live shows and where to catch them in the YGK.

Look out for new podcasts every month to stay up to date on the Kingston music scene! The Kingston Live podcast is syndicated to all major podcast platforms. Find them wherever you get your podcasts and make sure to subscribe: Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher. You can also follow them on Instagram.

Missed episode 5?

Catch the recap here.