Past Events

whistlerETPast Events and Appearance by Murray Foster

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 2pm
Sons of ’17
Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8
Murray Foster & Mike Ford present their WWI-themed musical. Tickets

Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
Toronto Songwriting School Fall Getaway
Port McNicoll, ON

Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 1N9
Murray Foster, Tory Cassis & Jeff Ulster.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 9pm
The Lesters
Senator Winebar
249 Victoria St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1V8
Murray Foster, Tory Cassis & Jeff Ulster. Details.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 9pm
C’est What
67 Front St E.
Toronto, ON M5E 1B5
Murray Foster joins Matt Bentley for an evening of song.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 7pm
Night of East End Music – Fundraiser
Bar Hop Session – Danforth
681 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
Hosting a fun evening of music in the east end to support Lanrick Bennett for Toronto-Danforth City Councillor.

Wednesdays, September 12 – October 17, 2018
Intermediate / Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Tuesdays, September 11 – October 16, 2018
Intermediate / Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, August 22 – Sunday, August 26, 2018
Toronto Songwriting School Newfoundland Getaway
St. John’s, NL

Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 7:30pm
Drop-In Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – 9pm
The Lesters
Burdock
1184 Bloor St W.
Toronto, ON M6H 1N2
Tickets.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 7:30pm
Drop-In Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

June 27 – August 11, 2018
Judith: Memories of a Lady Pig Farmer
Blythe Festival
Blythe, ON
A new musical from Heather Davies. Murray Foster is the Music Director & assisted with music & lyrics. Learn more.

Monday, June 18, 2018 – 8pm
The Urban Orchestra
Native Earth Performing Arts & Aki Studio
585 Dundas St E #250
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Murray Foster is president of Toronto’s newest orchestra.

Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10, 2018
Toronto Songwriting School Summer Getaway
Castleton, ON

Friday, May 25, 2018 – 8pm
Serenades for Special Hearts
C’est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
Cocksure Lads duo perform in support of Lonny’s Smile.

Saturday, May 15, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Chelsea Sunrise
Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace
16 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, ON
The Canadian Music Theatre Project Presents, an Off Sheridan staged reading of CHELSEA SUNRISE. Presented at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace. Tickets.

Saturday, April 28 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
In the Footsteps of John McCrae
Brussels, Belgium
Guelph Museums’ 100th anniversary tour of WWI sites. Sons of ’17 performance.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 6:30pm
TorDan Talks
Nomad’s RestoBar
699 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
Special guest at the talk series along with David Bastedo, official photographer for the Tragically Hip. Tickets.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce

1376 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 1N9

Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Toronto Songwriting School New Orleans Getaway
New Orleans, La, USA

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Thursdays, March 8 – April 19, 2018
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Monday, February 26, 2018 – 9:30am
How to Succeed in (Musical Theatre) Business Without Really Trying
Hosted by The Musical Stage Company
The Al Green Theatre
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Moderating the Producer Panel.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 9pm
The Lesters
Burdock
1184 Bloor St W.
Toronto, ON M6H 1N2
Tickets.

Sunday, Feburary 11, 2018 – 2-6pm
Fifth Annual Stompin’ Tom Birthday Celebration
Zoomer Hall
70 Jefferson Avenue
Toronto, ON
The event will include a performance of Murray’s short play The Stubborn PatriotTickets.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 8pm
Cocksure Lads (duo)
Garage Series Concerts
125 Toll Road
Holland Landing, ON L9N 1G8
Tickets

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – 7pm
In the Can 2
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
Fundraiser for the Children’s Aid Foundation. Tickets.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 1pm-3pm
Lyric Writing Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Thursdays, January 11 – February 15, 2018
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON

Tuesdays, January 9 – February 13, 2018
Intermediate / Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Union Sings with Choir Nation
Union Station
65 Front Street W
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6
Murray will lead the choir. Come sing along!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3
Songwriting class. Join at anytime.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Friday, November 24, 2017 – 7pm
Cocksure Lads (duo)
Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk St.
Guelph, ON N1H 4H8
Oh Canada Concerts

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3
Songwriting class. Join at anytime.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8pm
The Lesters EP Release
Monarch Tavern
12 Clinton Street
Toronto, ON
The Lesters are: Tory Cassis, Murray Foster, & Jeff Ulster

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3
Songwriting class. Join at anytime.

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017
Toronto Songwriting School Fall Getaway
Orillia, ON

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The Urban Orchestra Fundraiser
Dora Keogh’s
141 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N2
Hosting and performing as The Cocksure Lads

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3
Songwriting class. Join at anytime.

Monday, October 16, 2017
Original Song Workshop

Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 3T3
Songwriting class. Join at anytime.

Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
CMTP Festival of New Musicals

1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1
Staged reading of Cocksure Lads musical.
Tickets for the CMTP Festival of New Musicals will be on sale on September 6, 2017 at:  tickets.sheridancollege.ca.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 1N9

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 10am-12pm
Lonny’s Smile Kids Urban Day Camp
Beach United Church
140 Wineva Ave
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
singalong

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Monday, July 10, 2017
Healthy Start Golf Tournament
Thornhill Golf and Country Club
Charity golf tournament.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Thursday, June 28, 2017
Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration
Warehouse
11 Geneva Street
Saint Catharines, Ontario L2R4M2
Performing with Choir Nation and Devin Cuddy. TICKETS

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 6:30pm
The Lesters at Toronto Jazz Festival
Yorkville Village – The Laneway
55 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3L2

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 7:30pm
M Factor Redux Indie Music Series
Eton House
710 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON
with Janet Whiteway

Wednesdays, Bi-Weekly, June 21 – August 30, 2017 – 7:30pm
Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class meets every other week June 21– Aug 30.
Join at any time.

Wednesday, June 14 – Sunday, June 18, 2017
Toronto Songwriting School Summer Getaway
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 1N9

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 9am-12pm
Lonny’s Smile Kids Urban Day Camp
Beach United Church
140 Wineva Ave
Toronto, ON M4E 2T4
singalong

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 7pm
Muse or Monster Songwriter Showcase
Burdock Music Hall
1184 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N2
Featuring: Lori Cullen, Mike Evin, Julian Taylor, The Young Novelists, and more!

Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Toronto Songwriting School Spring Getaway
Wasaga Beach, ON

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30pm
M Factor Redux Indie Music Series
Eton House
710 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON
hosting

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Thursdays, Bi-Weekly, April 6 – June 1, 2017 – 7:30pm
Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class meets every other week April 6 – June 1.
Join at any time.

Wednesdays, Bi-Weekly, April 5 – May 31, 2017 – 7:30pm
Original Song Workshop
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class meets every other week April 5 – May 31.
Join at any time.

Tuesday, April 4 – 7:30pm
Indie Night
Linsmore Tavern
1298 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4J 1M6
featuring performances from Murray Foster, Tory Cassis, and Matt Bentley.

March 11 – March 26, 2017
Alan Doyle Tour
March 11, 2017 – Batavia, IL – Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium
March 12, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
March 14, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
March 15, 2017 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
March 16, 2017 – New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club
March 17, 2017 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
March 18, 2017 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on the Street
March 19, 2017 – Easton, MD – Avalon Theater
March 21, 2017 – Richmond, VA – Tin Pan
March 22, 2017 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
March 23, 2017 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
March 24, 2017 – Bath, ME – Chocolate Church Arts Center
March 25, 2017 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
March 26, 2017 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall 
March 28, 2017 – Lindsay, ON – Academy Theatre
March 29, 2017 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
March 30, 2017 – Parry Sound, ON – Charles W. Stockey Centre
March 31, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Rockin’ Big Give
April 1, 2017 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre
Playing bass with Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Songwriting for Beginners
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 1N9

Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 1pm-3pm
Fundamentals of Songwriting Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Thursday, January 5, 2017 – 7:30pm
Master Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class meets every other week Jan 5-March 2

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 – 7:30pm
Master Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class meets every other week Jan 4-March 1

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 8pm
The Lesters
Monarch Tavern
12 Clinton St.
Toronto, ON M6J 2N8
$10 cover at the door. Free holiday gift!

Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 3pm
Riverdale Share Contert
The Danforth Music Hall
147 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N2
Murray Foster & Mike Ford have joined the bill of this holiday fundraiser. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 – 1pm-3:30pm
Fundamentals of Songwriting Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Friday, November 18, 2016 – 12:00pm-12:45pm
Indie 101
Bond Place Hotel
65 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5B 2G8
Piccadilly Room
Panel: Managing the business of your band

Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Toronto Songwriting School Fall Getaway
Niagara Falls, ON

Friday, October 28, 2016 – Doors: 7pm; Show: 7:30pm
The Lesters
Sharon-Hope United Church
18648 Leslie St
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and may be purchased at Shaw Percussion.
For more information & to purchase tickets contact Wendy at Shaw Percussion at wendy@shawpercussion.com or 905-722-5449.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 7pm
Muse or Monster Songwriter Showcase
TRANZAC
252 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON
Featuring: Barry Canning, Shawna Caspi, Chris Patterson, Annabelle Chvostek, and more!

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Cocksure Circus & DVD Release
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
Laura Tremblay opens. Featuring burlesque dancers, magicians, fortune tellers, and more!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 1pm-3:30pm
Fundamentals of Songwriting Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
songwriting class

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Choir Nation Benefit Concert Tickets
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON
Benefit concert to support Momentum Choir, MusiCounts, and Unison Benevolent Fund.

Friday, August 5, 2016 & Satuday, August 6, 2016
Eric McCormack – The Concert I Never Gave Tickets
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
2750 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3
special musical guest

Monday, July 25, 2016
Healthy Start Golf Tournament
Thornhill Golf and Country Club
Charity golf tournament.

Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23, 2016 – 7-8pm
Sons of ’17
McCrae HouseTickets
108 Water Street
Guelph, ON N1G 1A6
An unlikely pair of musicians meet in Guelph during the spring of 1917 to rehearse songs for soldier recruitment, all while revealing home front emotions, opinions and diversions of the time. Mike Ford and Murray Foster bring this musical remembrance to life in the backyard of McCrae House.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – 9pm
The Cocksure Lads Movie Screening
Bookshelf Cinema
RSVP & Invite Friends – Tickets
41 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON N1H 2T1
Screening followed by a special Q&A and performance by Murray Foster and Mike Ford.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 2pm-5pm
Fundamentals of Songwriting Class
Toronto Songwriting School
23 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, ON
all levels songwriting class

Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 7-8pm
Sons of ’17
McCrae HouseTickets
108 Water Street
Guelph, ON N1G 1A6
An unlikely pair of musicians meet in Guelph during the spring of 1917 to rehearse songs for soldier recruitment, all while revealing home front emotions, opinions and diversions of the time. Mike Ford and Murray Foster bring this musical remembrance to life in the backyard of McCrae House.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 – 5-8pm
The Lesters
Gate 403
403 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, ON M6R 2N1, Canada

Wednesday, July 6 – Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 7-8pm
Sons of ’17
McCrae HouseTickets
108 Water Street
Guelph, ON N1G 1A6
An unlikely pair of musicians meet in Guelph during the spring of 1917 to rehearse songs for soldier recruitment, all while revealing home front emotions, opinions and diversions of the time. Mike Ford and Murray Foster bring this musical remembrance to life in the backyard of McCrae House.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 8pm
House Concert
Yonge & St. Clair Area
Toronto, ON
Murray solo + Blair Packham
Advance RSVP Required

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 8:30pm
Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
Hosting the Laura Tremblay CD Release Party

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Creative Potluck |  Breaking it Down: Exploring Music in the East End
Riverdale Hub
1326 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1
Neighbourhood Arts Network EventRSVP

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 7:30pm
Toronto Songwriting School Open Mic
Tranzac
252 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON
Student performances. FREE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 6pm
Factory Media Centre Master Class
228 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario
Filmmaking Workshop – Tickets

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 9pm
Solo Performance
CMW – Music Express & IndieCan Records Showcase
Cherry Cola’s – 200 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
Tickets

Monday, May 2, 2016 – 12pm
Music Monday
Toronto’s City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Speaker.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 4pm
The Lesters
Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 7pm
The Cocksure Lads Movie Screening
Bar Lokys – Lithuanian House
1573 Bloor St W.
Toronto, ON
A free screening for National Canadian Film Day
Q&A with director and cast members to follow.

Friday, April 15 – Sunday, 17, 2016
Northern Muse Songwriter Getaway
Uxbridge, ON

Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 7pm
The Cocksure Lads Movie
Meaford Hall
12 Nelson Street E, Meadord, ON
Film screening, Q&A, and musical performance

Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 7pm
Muse or Monster Songwriter Showcase
Tranzac
252 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON
Featuring Blair Packham, Ben Kunder, Laura Tremblay, & Adam Warner

Monday, March 7, 2016 – 5:30pm
Connected Circle Live
The Rum Exchange
67 Richmond Street W, Toronto, ON
Speaking event. Tickets required.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 1pm
Winterfolk XIV
Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth, Toronto, ON
Hosting a Muse or Monster Showcase Preview featuring:
Tory Cassis, Michelle Rumball, Matt Bentley, Ambur Bosi, Dan Bellchambers, & Blake Le Von.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 9pm
The Lesters at Gate 403
403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, Ontario
RSVP & Invite Friends on Facebook

Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 4pm
The Lesters at Sauce on the Danforth
1376 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9 1376 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4J 1M9
RSVP & Invite Friends on Facebook

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – 8pm
Eric McCormack: Eric McCormack:
The Concert I Never Gave

Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
A benefit for Rethink Breast Cancer

Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 7pm Saturday, November 28, 2015 – 7pm
Riverdale Refugee Lifeline Benefit
Danforth Social Club at Eton House
710 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON