Songs for Joy - Sunday Gospel Brunch
Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Hugh's Room Live
Once you have experienced a Gospel Lunch with Ken Whiteley, you will want to savour more. Whiteley, one of Canada’s most respected roots musicians and recording producers, always presents an open-ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon Gospel sessions. This month’s Gospel Lunch Matinée, entitled Songs for Joy, features a guest lineup of amazing vocalists: Coco Love Alcorn, Pat Patrick and Ali Matthews. Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along. Pat Patrick is “one of Toronto’s, and possibly the country’s, deepest bass vocalists.” He has an incredibly rich bass voice, which is infused with sincerity and musical skills. Whether singing harmonies or a solo, Pat is always an engaging performer and an audience favourite. He's a member of Ken Whiteley’s touring Gospel Revue band and can be heard singing on many of Ken’s CDs, including Thank You Lord!, Gospel Makes Me Feel Alright! & One World Dance. Multi-award winning recording artist, Ali Matthews has been a performing songwriter since her teens and has built a strong following across Canada and beyond. Ali’s songwriting and performing are highly respected in both the Christian and the mainstream music industry due to her accessible, honest lyrics and her ability to weave the “spiritual” into every day life experiences.