Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gentleman Reg is Toronto music scene royalty, collaborating with The Hidden Cameras, The Constantines, Owen Pallett, Basia Bulat, Royal City and the Broken Social Scene (and others). But it's his solo stuff that really gets me going. I've included him on lots of playlists, his quieter stuff on regular rotation during the winter months, and his bouncier songs perfect for dockside cocktails at the cottage. 

He's currently working on a new Reg album and can be seen in-and-around Toronto performing in drag as Regina in the two-piece band Light Fires (with Ohbijou drummer, James Bunton). Musical industriousness at its best.

"I need a little more, it's getting heavy."
- Justified, Heavy Head (2010)

(Photo by ├╝ber-talented Matt Barnes.)

The Essential Gentleman Reg

  1. It's Not Safe
  2. Oh My God
  3. Wild Heart
  4. How We Exit
  5. To Some It Comes Easy
  6. Justified (with Owen Pallet)
  7. You Make Me Tall
  8. Everlong
  9. When Heroes Change Professions
10. Bundle

Bonus: "10 Feet Tall" by Light Fires. Download.

The Longest Winter (February 10, 2011)
A Longer Day's Begun (March 25, 2011)
Essential Patrick Watson (February 4, 2012)

1 comment:

  1. i can't keep up with all this fabulous music. thanks for making my tuesday at work much, MUCH better.