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The latest news…

Sunday Matinee Gospel Series… Tickets for the January 26th show at Hugh’s Room are now on sale. Ken welcomes back Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny, and making their debut on the series are Aviva Chernick and Joel Schwartz. Tickets are $20. in advance, $22.50 @ the door, and $18. per person for Groups of 10 or more. Contact Hugh’s Roomat (416) 531-6604 to get your concert tickets. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Please call ahead to make lunch reservations. For more gospel news visit Ken’s Gospel page.

In support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank… 10 % of all proceeds from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD are going to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and the GTA. Click on Store to purchase the CD or mp3 downloads. You may offer a food or monetary donation to the Food Bank at (416) 203-0050 and online at DONATE.

Music Videos… Here’s a new one “Oh Lord, I Wonder” from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD. Watch it on Ken’s Youtube Channel.

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Carols by Candlelight…

Christmas Eve… Ken, Amoy Levy and David Wall are delighted to be singing with the EHP Gospel and Chancel church choirs at the annual Carols by Candlelight service at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church in Roncy Village, Toronto. This is a beautiful family oriented service and for the past seven years it has been standing room only, so be sure to arrive early if you wish a seat.

In support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank… 10 % of all proceeds from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD are going to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and the GTA. Click on Store to purchase the CD or mp3 downloads. You may offer a food or monetary donation to the Food Bank at (416) 203-0050 and online at DONATE.

Music Videos… Here’s a new one “Oh Lord, I Wonder” from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD. Watch it on Ken’s Youtube Channel.

Radio Internet Show… Ken dropped in to sing a few songs and chat with Drew Marshall this past October. Always enjoyable and definitely worth a listen. Click on The Drew Marshall Show and then go to Listen to Previous Shows for the October 26th show.

TV News… “APTN for local listings.

Sunday Matinee Gospel Series… Tickets for the January 26th show at Hugh’s Room are now on sale. Ken welcomes back Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny, and making their debut on the series are Aviva Chernick and Joel Schwartz. Tickets are $20. in advance, $22.50 @ the door, and $18. per person for Groups of 10 or more. Contact Hugh’s Roomat (416) 531-6604 to get your concert tickets. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Please call ahead to make lunch reservations. For more gospel news visit Ken’s Gospel page.

Facebook… Let’s keep in touch. Join Ken at Ken’s Facebook page or email Ken’s assistant Shari to be added to his infrequent email newsletter.

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Kitchener, Toronto & Burlington…

Concerts this week… The Welcome Christmas Tour featuring Jacob Moon, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Ken Whiteley is on the road. They’ll be performing in Kitchener at Registry Theatre (Dec. 20), Toronto at Hugh’s Room (Dec. 21) and the Burlington Crossroads Centre Chapel (Dec. 22). Click on Shows for tickets and additional concert information.

Music Videos… Here’s a new one – this song is being featured on tour this weekend with Jacob, Chris and Diana. It’s “Oh Lord, I Wonder” from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD. Watch it on Ken’s Youtube Channel.

Christmas Eve… Ken, Amoy Levy and David Wall are delighted to be singing with the EHP Gospel and Chancel church choirs at the annual Carols by Candlelight service at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church in Roncy Village, Toronto. This is a beautiful family oriented service and for the past seven years it has been standing room only, so be sure to arrive early if you wish a seat.

Radio/Internet Show… Ken dropped in to sing a few songs and chat with Drew Marshall this past October. Always enjoyable and definitely worth a listen. Click on The Drew Marshall Show and then go to Listen to Previous Shows for the October 26th show.

In support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank… 10 % of all proceeds from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD are going to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and the GTA. Click on Store to purchase the CD or mp3 downloads. You may offer a food or monetary donation to the Food Bank at (416) 203-0050 and online at DONATE.

Sunday Matinee Gospel Series… Tickets for the January 26th show at Hugh’s Room are now on sale. Ken welcomes back Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny, and making their debut on the series are Aviva Chernick and Joel Schwartz. Tickets are $20. in advance, $22.50 @ the door, and $18. per person for Groups of 10 or more. Contact Hugh’s Room at (416) 531-6604 to get your concert tickets. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Please call ahead to make lunch reservations.

Facebook… Let’s keep in touch. Join Ken at Ken’s Facebook page or email Ken’s assistant Shari to be added to Ken’s infrequent email newsletter.

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Montreal & Toronto…

Concerts this week… For all of our Montreal friends, Hello Darlin’ Productions presents Ken Whiteley with bassist Bill Gossage (Connie Kaldor) and Linda Morrison on harmony vocals,in concert at Petit Campus on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Ken is looking forward to sharing some of his new songs from his 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated CD, The Light of Christmas. Then on Sunday, Dec. 15th Ken will host a celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centrein Toronto. The evening will start with meditation followed by chanting and a message from Swami Sivananda. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome to attend this annual evening concert of yoga and music.

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December news…

CONCERTS… The Whiteley Brothers are delighted to be doing an opening set for Mike Stevens and Okaidja Afroso‘s CD release of CanadAfrica: where’s the one at Lula Lounge in Toronto on Wed., Dec. 11th. For all of our Montreal friends, Hello Darlin’ Productions presents Ken Whiteley with bassist Bill Gossage (Connie Kaldor) in concert at Petit Campus on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Ken is looking forward to sharing some of his new songs from his 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated CD, The Light of Christmas.

The Welcome Christmas Tour featuring Jacob Moon, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Ken Whiteley might be coming to a town near you. They’ll be performing in Kitchener (Dec. 20), Toronto (Dec. 21) and Burlington (Dec. 22). Click on Shows for tickets and additional concert information.

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Opening for Mike & Okaidja…

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The Whiteley Brothers are delighted to be doing an opening set for Mike Stevens and Okaidja Afroso‘s release of CanadAfrica: where’s the one CD at Lula Lounge in Toronto (Dec. 11). Ken will host a celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Toronto (Dec. 15). The evening will start with meditation followed by chanting and a message from Swami Sivananda. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome to attend this annual evening concert of yoga and music. Ken, Amoy Levy and David Wall are delighted to be singing with the EHP Gospel and Chancel church choirs at the annual “Carols by Candlelight” service at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church in Roncy Village, Toronto (Dec. 24). This is a beautiful family oriented service and for the past seven years it has been standing room only, so be sure to arrive early if you wish a seat.

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A Whiteley Gathering…

CONCERT NEWS… We hope you’ll join us for this rare musical treat… A Whiteley Family Gatheringwith Ken, his brother Chris and nephews Dan and Jesse, with bassist Terry Wilkins holding down the bottom end on Sunday, Nov. 24th at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Chris Whiteleyis a prolific songwriter, currently playing the blues in duet with Diana Braithwaite, but with a history that includes jazz, swing and evencountry music. You can look forward to hearing him play guitar, harmonica and cornet. His eldest son Daniel Whiteleyis a virtuosic mandolinist, guitar player, drummer and also a fine singer as evidenced by his two solo recordings, “Highway Home” and “Out of the Spotlight”, which will be launched at Hugh’s Room in December. Chris’ younger son Jesse Whiteleyhas become a master of the keyboards with a repertoire that incorporates blues, jazz and R&B. Perhaps you’ve seen him with the 24th Street Wailers, J.W. Jones or the Toronto All-Star Big Band. Ken Whiteley will certainly get us singing, clapping and who knows what else he may pull out of his oversized artistic hat. Ken’s son Ben Whiteley is currently on tour with Basia Bulat, so playing bass will be the incomparable Terry Wilkins, who has been part of Chris and Ken’s musical family since the late 1970’s when he played with them in the Original Sloth Band. Just added! Hammond organ wizard Lance Anderson will be sitting in with his B3 and the incomparable drummer Bucky Berger will be keeping us all in time. This is the second concert of Ken’s 11th annual Sunday Gospel Martinee concert series at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Contact Hugh’s Room (416) 531-6604 to arrange for your tickets and table reservation. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu.

In support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank… 10 % of all proceeds from Ken’s The Light of Christmas CD are going to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and the GTA. There will be a food donation bin at Hugh’s Room for the Nov. 24th gospel matinee concert so we welcome you to bring a nonperishable food item that afternoon. You may also make a monetary donation directly to the Food Bank at (416) 203-0050 or online at DONATE.

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CFMA…

AWARDS NEWS… Ken has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the category “Traditional Singer of the Year” for his recording The Light of ChristmasCD. He’ll be travelling to Calgary for the Awards gala and will be performing in the nominee showcase on Friday night (Nov. 8th) at the Calagry Folk Club too. Congratulations to all the nominess this year. It has been a great year for really great Canadian roots music.

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Acoustic Harvest…

CONCERT NEWS… This Saturday! For all the Toronto east enders, Acoustic Harvest presents Ken with bassist Dennis Pendrith in concert on Nov. 16th at St. Nicholas Anglican Church. Admission is $22. in advance/$25 at the door and this lovely music venue is wheelchair accessible. Click on Shows for additional concert information.