Genevieve Marentette, Joanna Majoko, Heather Luckhart, The Willows, Lily Frost, Tyra Jutai, Melissa Lauren, Jocelyn Barth, Paget, Jessica LaLonde, Irene Torres, Mingjia Chen, Avery Raquel, & Denielle Bassels
Eric St-Laurent: guitar
George Koller: electric and acoustic bass
Great Bob Scott: drums and percussion
Attila Fias: piano and Rhodes
Michael Davidson: vibraphone
Ernie Tollar: alto Sax and flutes
Drew Jurecka: violin
Bill McBirnie: flute
Carlos Del Junco: harmonica
John MacMurchy: baritone sax
Tom Walsh: trombone
Jono Grant: electric sitar
Muse is the debut album by The Tiki Collective: an all-star Toronto band featuring fifteen incredible guest vocalists.
The name Muse carries with it two meanings: Firstly as a noun, “to honour a person who is a source of artistic inspiration”, and secondly as a verb, because they “mused” over how to create a fresh new sound. The album is a blend of exotica, jazz, and pop music that will have you dreaming of beaches, palm trees, and wondrous sunsets. The melodies are timeless, while the production is modern and seamless.
The recording features new arrangements of popular songs including “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” as well as exquisite classic rarities such as “All Too Soon” and “Chelsea Bridge.” Also featured are original compositions “Dreaming” and “The Wanderer”.
Worldwide Release Date: Friday August 31st, 2018 by Vesuvius Music. Distributed by Slammin’ Media.
Release Concert: Thursday August 16th @ Berkeley Church Field House, Toronto