Forward-thinking pop duos Bonjay and Too Attached embark on The Diversity Tour, poking fun at our current cultural obsession with ‘diversity’ as a box to tick. Together they embody Blackness, browness, queerness, transness—but also so much more.
The Diversity Tour showcases “diverse” sounds in progressive Canadian music with broad appeal. From emo dancehall to deep pop, Bonjay and Too Attached are a powerful pairing for fans of boundary-breaking.
Proceeds from this show support Girls+ Rock Ottawa and CHUO FM
All ages / licensed
tickets $10 in advance (+ applicable service fees)
We acknowledge this event takes place on stolen territory of the Algonquin nation.
Entrance accessibly by ramp. Main bathrooms down a flight of stairs but a ground floor bathroom is available (inquire with venue staff).
Bathrooms are gender neutral.
BONJAY is Alanna Stuart and Ian Swain of Toronto.
Dancehall-bred. Orchestrated like old soul. Driven by emotive vocals inspired as much by Feist as by Yolanda Adams. There’s a rawness to Bonjay: to the feelings, to the voice, to the sounds clashing. It sounds like something new. Their debut Broughtupsy EP established them with praise from NME, The New York Times and The Guardian.Their highly-anticipated debut album, Lush Life, is out May 2018.
“Sounds like the explosiveness of fighting to make a life for yourself, and succeeding.” -the fader
TOO ATTACHED is two siblings: Vivek Shraya & Shamik Bilgi.
Too Attached grew out of Vivek and Shamik’s childhood history of singing devotional songs together in Edmonton, obsessing over pop and r&b as teenagers, and informal collaborations throughout their individual decade-long artistic careers. Their first EP, Bronze, was released in 2015, which they toured across Canada while opening for Tegan and Sara. Most recently, Too Attached were listed as one of IN Magazine’s 2018 Canadian Artists To Watch.
“Angry earns its place among Canada’s most incisive, radical and galvanizing albums.” -cbc