The Nylons, May 14, 2016. 8pm
THE NYLONS BID FAREWELL TO TOURING
Canadian a cappella legends will perform their final Toronto show on May 14, 2016. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E, Toronto
After more than 35 years circling the globe, the curtain is coming down on the touring chapter of The Nylons’ illustrious and legendary career. Beginning in spring 2016, the iconic Canadian
a cappella legends will embark on a year-long series of farewell shows to say goodbye to the dedicated fans who have supported and embraced them over the years.
“We are looking forward to the upcoming farewell shows – and we are going to make the most of them,” says Claude Morrison, who founded the seven-time gold-and platinum-record-selling group in Toronto in 1978. “This will be a celebration and we will go out with a bang.”
In addition to Morrison (tenor), current Nylons members are Garth Mosbaugh (tenor/baritone), Gavin Hope (baritone/tenor/bass) and Tyrone Gabriel (bass/baritone). The Nylons will perform farewell shows throughout Canada and the USA through the end of 2016, followed by a tour of Holland in early 2017. Details will be announced on TheNylons.com as shows are confirmed.
About The Nylons
With seven gold and platinum recordings, this four-member vocal group is one of Canada’s top international success stories. The group has performed over 1000 concerts in dozens of tours worldwide including Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Europe, Brazil, the US, and Canada. From their formation in the back of a delicatessen in Toronto in the late 1970s to headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Nylons have a storied history. Their first album went gold in only two months and eventually went on to become a Canadian platinum seller with big hits Up The Ladder To The Roof and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
The second album, One Size Fits All, was successfully distributed in the U.S. and became the foundation for their increasing fan base in that country leading to constant touring on both sides of the border. A gold disc for the One Size Fits All album in Holland opened up the European market for the group. The Nylons have received numerous awards and accolades including their gold and platinum records, a Tokyo Music Festival award, and a Canadian Juno.
Disney used their song That Kind Of Man in their feature film The Tin Man, and their version of Up The Ladder To The Roof was used in the movie Made In Heaven. Their recordings have been played to the astronauts on the NASA Space Shuttle, they have performed on The Tonight Show and made numerous major media appearances including Good Morning America.
The Nylons received a JUNO nomination for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM for their 15th release SKIN TIGHT. The CD features an eclectic collection of jazz standards, original songs and well known classics.
The Nylons are renowned for their vibrant live shows, featuring dazzling harmonies, smooth arrangements, tight choreography, and fabulous showmanship. Their rapport with their audiences makes them perennial favorites for all age groups.
The Nylons continue to perform worldwide to passionate audiences and critical acclaim.
$55 plus ticketing charge for regular seating, $95 plus ticketing charge for VIP
May 14, 2016, 8pm
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts