One week ago, Effusion took the stage at Cafe Campus for another incredible Fall Concert. A packed house, an energized crowd, and a hot set list of new and old material made for a night that we’ll never forget. We’d like to thank our volunteers and all those who helped make this concert possible, as well as Cafe Campus for their accommodation. And a special thanks goes to Galvao for an amazing opening set!
Here are a few photos from Sunday night (full album here), plus some videos from the audience after the jump. For more videos, check out our Twitter page.
Tonight’s show is almost sold out! All advance tickets have been sold, but you can still get yours at the door, tonight at Cafe Campus. Only those with pre-purchased tickets will be let in when the doors open at 7, but the doors will open to everyone at 7:15. So if you have a ticket already and you want to make sure you get a seat, arrive before 7:15!
If you already have a ticket for the show, and you arrive before 7:15, make sure you are in line to enter the venue and not to purchase tickets. Also, those who have tickets are not permitted to save seats for friends buying tickets at the door.
Tuesday was an amazing experience, and now it’s time to shift our attention to the concert that we’ve been working hard to prepare for all semester – and we have been working very hard to put together an amazing show. No matter how hard we work, however, we love what we’re doing and we always have a blast at it. Here’s a video showcasing one of the themes of the concert and some of the most fun we’ve had in the past year, including our recording session last Spring and our San Francisco summer trip. Enjoy, and we’ll see you Sunday.
Time’s running out! Post a video of yourself singing about love or heartbreak on the Fall Concert event wall for your chance to win two free tickets to the show. The video with the most Likes at the end of the contest wins. Show us what you’ve got!
When performing our music, we always find new inspiration and a renewed sense of passion in an audience that appreciates it. The act of sharing art with others has the power to move all involved, most deeply in the intimacy of live performance. Every so often, however, we are touched by those who reach out and show their appreciation for our music despite being unable to attend our gigs and concerts. This can come from out of Quebec or even from out of Canada, and in some rare cases we are blessed with words of gratitude from another continent. About a month ago, we received an email from Judith Van Halen of Italy, who reached out to us with a beautiful message that we would like to share with all of you.
I just met you yesterday by accidentally bumping into you on youtube.
A performance at Cabaret Just pour Rire where you performed “Sexual Healing” in nov 2008 with Emma Frank and Joseph Mpalirwa.
It touches and motivates me like nothing else. In my 27s, just moved from Amsterdam in Holland to Milan in Italy, trying to discover who I am and what I want to be in life. The choice between visual arts and performance arts has been a difficult one, and right now my career screams the visual arts.
But simply said, by listening to your amazing performance and seeing how much joy you have, I now sincerely think this is what I would like to do in life.
Please carry on. I am going to spend time on following up on what you all are up to; and hope to be able to meet you in person one day. Since I do not live anywhere near you, this might take a while.
But thank you, simply by being, and enjoy every moment of it.
Judith van Valen
Holland & Italy // Europe
Thank you, Judith, for your inspiring message. We enjoyed every moment of it.
Starting today, we’re holding a contest for two free tickets to the Fall show! All you have to do is head over to the Effusion Facebook page and post a video of yourself singing your favorite song about love or heartbreak. The video with the most “Like”s at the end of the week wins two tickets to our concert at Cafe Campus on November 21.
“I need a ticket, ticket, ticket is what I need. - Hey Hey!”
You want to make it to the Effusion Fall Concert (<3 + </3) but you’re too heartbroken to leave your neighborhood, and Admission.com just isn’t your style. Well, guess what. You can call your local Effusion member and they’ll supply you with all the hugs and tickets you need. Here’s your guide to finding love and happiness in your neck of the woods:
North: Little Dragon (514) 715-3347
East: Bonobo (514) 970-8102
West: Kanye West (514) 502-9115
South: Major Lazer (514) 774-5887 or Barry White (514) 992-9146
Pink: Beyonce (514) 892-7751 Red: Justin Beiber (514) 712-3739 or Drake (514) 591-5455 Gold: D’Angelo (514) 409-5572 Purple: Justin Timberlake (514) 730-1729 or Waka Flocka (514) 519-1205 Sky Blue: Adele (514) 947-3366 or Tina Turner (514) 549-0429 Green: Lauryn Hill (514) 465-2355 Mustard: Daddy Yankee (514) 575-5672 or Don Omar (514) 824-9492 Orange: Gorillaz (514) 892-3189 Blue: Willow Smith (514) 966-3602
Whenever blue teardrops are fallin’
And my emotional stability is leaving me
There is something I can do
I can get on the telephone and call you up baby