If you haven’t discovered Coleman Hell, you should probably Google him right now. With his debut single, 2 Heads, released earlier this year, turning into a massive hit, the 26-year-old has been thrown into stardom. His music is featured consistently in the end of year lists as well as “one’s to watch in 2016”. He’s already signed on to perform some major festivals in 2016, Firefly and Hangout, so like it or not you’ll be seeing him around.
Finishing off the year with a show a little closer to home Hell took place in The Edge’s Jingle Bell Concert Series which featured artists like Wolf Alice, Whitehorse and Cairo earlier this month. The show took place at Lee’s Palace in front of a filled room of fans ready to take everything he gave.
The performer is truly talented. Past the quirky music and style, he’s just simply a well-rounded performer. The single not only can throw a few moves, but he loves the crowd and the crowd loves him. Catchy hooks, a great voice and a vibe that isn’t like any other, Hell has the it factor that makes him stick out from other performers. There is a truthful sense to him that makes him appealing as a person through his glamourized music.
As the holidays grow near and the season gets more aggressive, so do the bands in the Jingle Bell Series. Bringing all of the rockers out to play, Wolf Alice headlined a show at the Phoenix on Friday. Playing songs off of their debut album, My Love Is Cool, the four-piece rock band from the UK made their stop in Toronto a memorable show. Playing a few months ago at Adelaide Hall, the band amped up their energy to match the larger venue. They seamlessly fit into the larger space and the slightly less impersonal feel was outweighed by dedicated fans jumping at the bands feet.
Brave Shores played to an amped up crowd. They’re slightly haunting, a little bit quirky and perfectly in their own sound. Heavy synth inspired songs with a pop infused tone added a little dancing to the evening.
Such great names and the series is far from over. The next shows in the series are Bear Mountain at Adelaide Hall and The Beaches with K.I.D. at Lee’s Palace on December 10th. Following is Banners on the 11th at The Drake.
Stopping by The Edge for the first time, indie artist, Banners played a small sample of what’s to come at his upcoming performance at The Drake Hotel. The Performance on December 11th is part of the Edge’s Jingle Bell Series- a month long series of shows spread out among the city offering some of today’s best artists, hidden and in the spotlight. Enjoy photos of his performance below.