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Fall already??!! 

Fall is upon us! We are gearing up for a fun season of gigs, lessons (lessons.toonmade.com) and more recording. More on that later, but for now, who's in Vancouver Sept 22-23? I'll be leading worship at Tenth Kits on the Sunday and Toonmade is playing a House concert at Don Cowie's place on the Saturday night. Check out our events page for tickets to Saturday or info on either: EVENTS

HEY YOU! 

Hi! It's me, Stephen...it's been a crazy fun month, so we promise to update you VERY SOON!! For now, I just wanted to say Hi so you know we're not Missing or stuck in a ditch somewhere.

Coupla things:

Aug 18 Roots and Fruits Expo in Oliver, BC - COME HANG WITH THE WHOLE BAND at the Bandshell in the Oliver Parks and Rec park

Roots and Fruits EVENT PAGE HERE

SEPT 22 - HOUSE CONCERT at DON's in VANCOUVER! COME Party with Toonmade!!

And finally, if you live in Oliver, do you want to be a rock star? Or maybe...just a super musically able person? Lisa and I are opening up some lesson spots in the fall. Registration is open now, first come, first serve. TOONMADE LESSONS

Hope to see you at one of these shows!

ST

House Show

 

 

 

Toonmade Lessons


 

Contemplation brings out beauty!! 

This is a special song cause it was a combustion of timing, and of people! I had the melody and chord structure all down for this song, and the lyrics just seemed to stay locked away until I thought to ask for help! So, our Toonmade peeps stepped up, and shared their ideas and hearts towards the feelings that this song was inspiring in them. Seradaye & Julia...thank you!! So glad we reached out and asked for help, cause it got SOMETHING NEW going :) And thx to Stephen for adding his lyrical thoughts too! And here it is, in it's simplest form. We are loving the message of this song, and we are looking forward to adding this to our list of songs that will be fully studio produced for a NEW , full-length album coming out this fall to all you Toonmade fans. Keep and ear out, we'll let you know when things get rolling:) cause we're gonna need your help then too!

SOMETHING NEW

MOST RECENT EMAIL 

OUR GROUP EMAIL FROM JUNE 2 2018

Hi Toonmade Friends!! 

We kinda took a break from emails for a coupla reasons...1) we've been so busy making music!! 2) We were switching email providers and things got a little funky behind the scenes. All to do with our website and server, nothing to do with your emails or info! As we've mentioned before, your privacy is ultra important to us, and we use this list to send you Toonmade info and news, nothing else. We don't share, sell, or carelessly handle your info. 

But ya, we totally had some issues with our sending server, so we decided to bring our list in-house to our website hosting platform, bandzoogle. At least for now. So if things look different or if your Inbox is confused cause we look like an outsider, don't worry! It's us, Stephen and Lisa, Toonmade! 

And guess what!!??  While we were getting that all fixed, we were still making great music for you! And doing fun stuff with our online store. And a few more things, like my new Worship Leading Hub, worshipcoach.ca . It's a work in progress, but if you or anyone you know is a church music worship leader or team member, check it out and lemme know what you think! 

Have you been behind in the Toonmade News? No problem! It's up and available for you to look at anytime. Plus, just this morning, Lisa posted a couple of new songs, hot off the press! Actually, it's 2 fresh songs, but one of them has 2 versions. One has Lisa singing the lead, and the other has me! You'll want to get to know our new friend Amy Hailstone too, she graciously reached out and collaborated with us on that track, We Got This (links below). Amy can be found at amyhailstone.com 

Now...I dare ya... 

Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! (chanted like kids at a bday party, trying to get someone to chug a 2 litre of Grape Crush while standing over a fancy white rug...this happened once when I was about 7 years old. My friends mom said "Don't spill that Crush on my living room carpet, it's white." So one of our buddies took it upon himself to chug his ultra-bright purple crush and then "accidentally spit it out, all over the white carpet. If you are that kid, or if you are Sean, the bday boy, say hello to ourToonmade friends in the comments!! And if you are Crush, we're looking for a sponsor. Eric Andre already snagged Sprite, so Crush will do.). 

CLICK IT, CHECK IT, LISTEN and SMILE!!! 

What else can I say? You guys and gals rock. Thanks for keeping us going as musicians and artists! 

ST (Stevie Toonigal, on behalf of Toonmade)

WE GOT THIS - FEMALE VOCALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE GOT THIS - MALE VOCALS

 

WE GOT THIS, AGAIN? !! 

HEY!! That's right...we got this! The male version, here ya go...

Stephen and I had the pleasure of collaborating with a new friend, Amy Hailstone...Go check her music out at amyhailstone.com. She rocks! and her doggies are super cute:) The 3 of us put together 2 versions of this song; one with a female lead, and the other, male:) They each bring a differing feel and importance to the song! 

We are making steps towards writing, producing, and polishing songs that are either Ad, film, or TV friendly:) The learning curve is exciting, stretching, and really fun. Excited to share this song with ya'll. WE GOT THIS is a high energy, pump-you-up Rock/Pop song that delivers positive vibes and is especially for anything and anyone getting up again and coming back with a force! - probably all of us at some point in our lives right? THIS is for you. And, WE'RE in it together.

WE GOT THIS (Male Lead)

WE GOT THIS ; ) :) 

HEY!! That's right...we got this! you got this! Let's get this! Right Amy?! Stephen and I had the pleasure of collaborating with a new friend, Amy Hailstone...Go check her music out at amyhailstone.com. She rocks! and her doggies are super cute:) The 3 of us put together 2 versions of this song; one with a female lead, and the other, male:) They each bring a differing feel and importance to the song!

We are making steps towards writing, producing, and polishing songs that are either Ad, film, or TV friendly:) The learning curve is exciting, stretching, and really fun. Excited to share this song with ya'll. WE GOT THIS is a high energy, pump-you-up Rock/Pop song that delivers positive vibes and is especially for anything and anyone getting up again and coming back with a force! - probably all of us at some point in our lives right? THIS is for you. And, WE'RE in it together.

 

WE GOT THIS (Female Lead)

Y.O.L.O 

Hi Friends!! I can't stop smiling when I listen to Stephen's performance of our new song Y.O.L.O - haha, he calls it a middle-aged fight song! For real now, we wrote and produced this song specifically for a potential placement in a commercial...even more specifically, it was inspired by Father's Day. It definitely brings a COOL Dad vibe with it's punk-rock feel! Guess what?? It was signed to a licensing agency...so here's hoping someone picks this song up! 

Y.O.L.O

Yay! SHOP Toonmade has some News! 

If ya didn't know, we have a little SHOP where you can support toonmade, and your love of music!! SHOP TOONMADE is a place is grab our personal band merch, AND, shop our new YOU WEAR MUSIC line! - fun attire that expresses the support of, love of, and passion for music, music education, and all around general love of MUSIC! 

So go check it out! And, here is our News!... DRUMROLL Please!!:)...

FREE North American Shipping on all orders $65 and up! Woot! Plus, all our prices include tax! 

 

Dates

Previous events

Stephen Toon HOUSE CONCERT LIVE at DON's

PRIVATE LINK WILL BE IN YOUR RECEIPT after purchase, Vancouver

**change of plans, Lisa couldn’t make it, so the tix are priced lower now. If you bought tix earlier at the higher price, you’ll get a nice $5 refund at the concert. Lisa loves you all and wished she could be here...but circumstances only allowed one parent of the Toonboys to come out.

Starts at 7pm on SEPTEMBER 22

BYO-Drinks Music starts at 8pm

BUY ONLINE OR CONTACT THE HOST (Don) if you need special arrangements, THANKS!

Come one, come all! Meaning, invite your friends, and maybe even your enemies, just as long as they'll behave...it's a Live House Concert at Don's!

If you don't know where Don lives, don't worry. We will email you all the address on the day of the concert.

Family of 5 or more? use the code LIVE25@DONS for a discount

PASS CREEK Gospel Music Festival

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Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds, 1095 Relkoff Rd, 1X0,, Castlegar, BC

2 Night Event!! Friday & Saturday, July 20th/21st. No admission:) - Collection Taken. Check out the poster for details!! Bring lawn chairs or blankets...seating is limited. In case of rain, festival will be at the New Life Church in Castlegar

TOONMADE - OUR 1st LIVESTREAM CONCERT

PRIVATE LINK WILL BE IN YOUR RECEIPT after purchase, YOUR COMPUTER, SMART PHONE, TABLET or SMART TV

POSTPONED from the 5th to the 12th. All tix purchased will be honoured for the upcoming concert. Refunds available upon request. We're preparing our first Livestream Concert for you! It's been a great 10+ months of writing, recording and performing music, and we'd love to kick off the summer right by joining you online for a Toonmade show, featuring lots of our original music, some new and some old. Can't wait to have you all in our living room!

TOONMADE Serenades @ EASTSIDE Treat Co

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EASTSIDE Treat Co, 6496 Park Drive , Oliver, British Columbia

Hey ya’ll!! Come on out to EASTSIDE Treat Co this Saturday:) We are playing for their Big Grand Opening! Gonna be lots of fun, and gonna have some great TOONS for ya!! 🎼🎶🎹🥤🍦. That’s right, we are going to be playing some MUSIC on the patio starting at 2:30 ! We’ll enjoy the sun with ya, a couple of sets of songs, and take joy in watching all the slurpee, ice cream, candy, coffee, and treat smiles going on! - first set 2:30, second set 3:30 -

MEDICI'S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE-BIG SET EDITION!

Medici's Gelateria & Coffee House, 522 Fairiew Road, Oliver, British Columbia

The Valley's own local acts are filling the stage for some special sets, plus the usual signup for you to showcase your own songs and talent! This is one of THE BEST and MOST FUN events the Okanagan has to offer! Gelato, Coffee, BEER, WINE, CIDER and HIGHBALLS, AND WONDERFUL FOOD! Here's the event details from Medici's FB page: Medici's Friday Night Live-2018 Episode VII

Friday Night Live BIG SET NIGHT edition. Friday, April 27th...Super Sets from some of our best Valley Artists...We're gonna kick some serious 'you know what” with a great variety of audacious rock and folk sounds that light up today so If you're looking for gentle,soothing, eye-closing acoustic riffs from a bygone era,this ain't the place. Some of our best valley artists re going to do extended sets to entertain he socks off us: Trevor Allen and Seradaye, Hilary Drummond & Co. PLUS Stephen and Lisa Toon( oh yeah). Just for starters., .Everybody is showing up!!!...Are you???...Si!..you are!...This IS where The Valley's absolute BEST come to play! Get here early to get a spot on the 'play list'. Get here early to get a SEAT! This valley is chock full of great musicians with incredible music......Get up, come down, get in and get it on!!!. . Come kick the doors down with your own vibe. We are gonna be packed. The music is gonna blow the doors off. The beer is cold and the music IS of course always sooooo HOT! We crank it up shortly after 7:00....all we need is you! Bring your music!! Bring your fun!! Bring your mum. Get in here!! We are licensed. We have beer, wine, coffees with a kick and our usual great gelato and snacks, sweet treats. Medici's this Friday, April 27th at 7:00 PM. 522 Fairview Road. 250-498-2228

Tragically Hip Tribute Night WITH Stephen Toon and Friends

The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 0A9

Nimbus School of Recording & Media and Business Class Records presents the Tragically Hip Tribute Night at The Biltmore Cabaret ! All proceeds will be going to support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund! $10 @ the door!

Featuring performances by: Stephen Toon Zulu Panda George Montebruno

https://www.facebook.com/events/281853962348103/