Third year is the charm – Drake Underground to host extreme music appreciation night.
This is the 3rd year of the newly minted Air Guitar Toronto Championships. We’ve got a new venue with the Drake, a bevy of new performers, and few new saucy judges to help us pick a champion. We are going to rock out and raise some coin for Right To Play.
Yes. May 28th, Saturday Night, in ye olde towne of York… we will be crowning the 2016 Toronto Air Guitar Champion. The winner, along with some top finalists will qualify for the National Championships in July, for their chance to become the 2016 Canadian Champion of AIr Guitar. Yep, that’s a thing.
Grab your tickets at the door. Maybe even try your hand at Air Guitar in our Brave Souls Round – the Karaoke of Air Guitar.
Fun starts at 8:30pm with a special preview of Robin Henderson’s Dance Animal – the surefire hit of the Fringe Festival coming this July.
The competition starts shortly after with Comedian Matty Burns holding the mic and conducting thangs. He’s also directing a wicked funny show called The Clueless Dead coming up next weekend.
Now on to the bragging – we have the best judges. They are so sexy… literally and figuratively.
Kat Curtis from Naked News
Kat loves to dress up or down and then be totally wicked hilarious. This smarty is tall, sparkly and all ‘that’. Check her out on Naked News as the Naked Nerd
Katherine Curtis joined Naked News in 2008, and has been slowly working towards her goal of total world domination ever since. Aimed with an abrasive sense of humor, a razor-sharp wit, a vast knowledge of geek culture, and an impressive set of knockers, she has been steadily gaining hordes of loyal minions and laying waste to everyone who dares stand in her way. Her weaknesses are vegan food, comic books, RPGs, Joss Whedon, The Guild, Neil Gaiman, costume sales, Star Wars, Jonathan Coulton, and Kirby Krackle.
We introduced him last year as the Corey Heart of Air Guitar judges because the man rarely removes his impressive aviators. We are so thrilled to have him back – Suresh is the funniest guy. His Mr. Malik character on Mr. D. is a favourite. Click on the link below to see this beefcake in action.
Luke from the Edge 102.1
Luke is a self-professed music lover and admirer of a nifty dance move. ‘I’m usually hangin’ at a bunch of concerts around the city and I once spent WAY too much time learning the dance moves to “Hotline Bling”’
The Queen Bee at Steam Whistle, Nancy keeps the good beer folks making that sweet nectar for all of us to enjoy. We are thrilled to welcome Nancy back for her 3rd year of judging at the Toronto Championships!
You are the sweetest Nancy.
and lastly but not least… Carlos ‘Hanzel the Manzel’ Mengual – the 2015 Toronto Champion and 2015 National Vice-Champion. He’ll be choosing his successor. Which might be awkward because he will be competing against that person come nationals. Here was his performance at last year’s event.