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Happy New Year From Broadsway!

broadsHappy New Year from the Broads! 

So, here we are in the final moments of 2014. What a year it’s been for Broadsway! Before going any further, we very much want to thank all of you for your support, suggestions, assistance, laughter, applause, encouragement, and kindness over the past 12 months. It’s been said by many, but we truly mean it when we say, we really couldn’t have done it without you!

It’s been a heck of a year and there were definitely more than a few highlights for us, including:

– repeat performances at Toronto mainstays where our “home” crowd showed lots of love

– opening the JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret Series with a sold out performance at Hugh’s Room (a show that was broadcast on JAZZ.FM91, and featured Diane’s incredible “scatting” for the first time)

– our debut appearance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, where we got to “rock out” at the Hard Rock Cafe

– showin’ ’em ‘what we got’ in New York, in open mics at The Metropolitan Room and Birdland, which lead to…

10397989_891975070812645_2886144021383337636_n– …our New York debut feature performance at The Metropolitan Room, one of Manhattan’s premiere Cabaret Rooms!

– six full houses at the exquisite Jazz Bistro, including three during which we began creating the makings of a live album

– signing with a fantastic team of managers / agents who will be working with us to spread the good Broadsway word

– participating in the 25th Anniversary of the MCC Toronto’s Christmas Eve Service at Roy Thomson Hall

– meeting and making wonderful new connections from across Canada and the US with whom we hope to be working with very soon!

This year has also had its challenges, both professionally and personally. There have been major shifts in our respective and collective lives, and there have been losses, as well. They have caused us to have to rely on each other, the music, and all of you for spiritual/emotional uplift and support.

Then there were the thrilling off-stage moments that saw us finding new sources of love, support, and joy…and new furry, four-legged bundles, as well!

1456610_892911620718990_2384219060681390953_nThrough it all, there have been a few constants:

1. We continue to love each other and love working with each other. Broadsway is like a marriage: there are moments of love, moments of struggle, moments of laughter, moments of tears, moments of joy, moments of contentment. We love what we do and we love doing it together!

2. The music continues to thrill, motivate, and inspire us. There are always new doors opening, new shows to experience, new tunes to embrace, now arrangements to create, and new musical thrills to enjoy!

3. You are constantly wonderful in your support! Whether it’s showing up at multiple shows at the Jazz Bistro, consistently inviting new people into the Broadsway fold, or hopping on a plane to join us for our New York debut, you have been there for us time and time again. We LOVE the comments on Facebook, we LOVE the messages you Tweet to us, we LOVE that you continue to visit us at our website, watch our videos, listen to our music, and support our shows!

So, as we head into the New Year, we wish all of you nothing but the best of health, happiness, laughter, peace, and contentment for 2015. We also thank you for everything you’ve offered us in 2014, and hope that we will see you at more performances in the new year…and that you’ll continue to let your friends know about the fun and great music that comes with a Broadsway show.

Here’s hoping our paths will cross many times in much musical love and joy.

With love and appreciation,

Broadsway

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Broadsway Always Heating Things Up!

1fbbroadsThis frigid weather isn’t trapping us indoors that’s for sure! Much like the olympics, we’re moving, we’re shaking and we’re prepping ourselves for an onslaught of shows within the next few weeks. Some great things to talk about so stick around! Just think, before we know it, we’ll all be complaining that we’re melting in Toronto’s heavy heat. Hard to imagine right now this minute though!

Ok, so first off, both Diane and Heather have performer/music pages on the side (nothing scandalous we promise!!) via Facebook and are encouraging everyone to like like like each page!! Diane’s is ‘Concerts and Cabarets’ , a group created for all of those who LOVE music and want to be advised of upcoming concerts and cabarets. Heather’s page is ‘Heather Bambrick Music’ where you can find all things music related to Ms. B.

Now for BROADSWAY, some really exciting shows coming up to share with you! We’re honoured to be performing for the JazzFM Cabaret Series Feb. 20th at Hugh’s Room. The show is SOLD OUT but we’d like to thank all of you who purchased tickets. We can’t wait to see your faces!

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Milton HERE WE COME! We’ll be appearing at The Milton Centre for the Arts on Feb. 21st so if you’re around, please come out! For ticket information, please click HERE!!

March is shaping up to be one busy one. On the 21st we’ll be @ the Orillia Opera House celebrating the launch of ‘Dress For Success Orillia & Barrie’ – a bedazzled night of food, drink and a Broadsway concert! For ticket info. please click HERE!

More more more in March so don’t go just yet!! The Jazz Bistro (one of our most favourite places to play in Toronto) has us billed three nights back to back starting March 27th-29th. Click HERE for more info. Three nights of excessive fun and extreme laughter (should we be putting cautionary disclaimers along with this??)

Oh, and PLEASE connect with us Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already.

See you all SOON!!!

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Broadsway Bringing You More More More!!

Happy New Year from Broadsway!!

Ok, we’re aware that this is being written on the last day of January, and we apologize for being a little late.  HOWEVER, it’s been a heck of a start to the year.

First, let’s sum up the end of 2013 … GREAT!!  The CDs have been going very well, and we ordered our second run.  Heather took a working vacation, singing aboard a Jazz Cruise to the Caribbean.  Diane was hard at work preparing for a big Christmas Eve service that MCC Toronto does at Roy Thomson Hall each year.  (This year, Heather was one of the featured soloists … keeping it in the family!)  In the meantime, while all of this was happening, we were also preparing for our Christmas show:  “SH-IT’S CHRISTMAS”.  We did three amazing performances of the show during the holiday season and then began planning things for the New Year.

And here we are, with 2014 well under way.  We’ve already had so many wonderful things confirm for the coming year, and we are also still in discussions for other happenings.  We’re really looking forward to what the New Year has to offer.

First things first:  we had our first performance of 2014:  at Heart Lake United Church in Brampton.  What a fantastic night!  It was a wonderful crowd, and not even the warnings from Peel Police to stay off the roads because of the weather could deter people from showing up.  Because it was our first time playing in Brampton, we did a sort of “Best Of” show and everyone seemed to love it.  Thanks to ALL who came out and who also took home copies of the CD.  We sold out!!

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Broadsway (Diane, Heather, and Julie) at Heart Lake United Church in Brampton, January

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Broadsway’s youngest fan Ryan shows off his signed CD

Since the show, we’ve been busy working towards the next project.  Thursday, February 20th, we’ll be hitting the stage at Hugh’s Room, as a part of the JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret Series.  This is our first time playing this venue and it’s one of the better “supper club” rooms in town.  The sight lines are great, they have a really nice menu, and best of all, it’s sponsored by JAZZ.FM91.  We’re really looking forward to bringing our music to a new audience!  PLUS, Diane’s been busy working on all new arrangements for us … and they ain’t easy!!  Good thing we enjoy rehearsing together!

1broads3The Broads take the stage at Hugh’s Room on Thursday, February 20th,as part of the JAZZ.FM91 Cabaret Series. Tickets and information are available at www.jazz.fm

No sooner will we finish that show, when we have another!  Friday, February 21st sees us heading to Milton to perform at their beautiful new Centre for the Arts.  Again, it’s our first time playing there, so we look forward to meeting new folks and are hoping to see some familiar faces, as well.  (We always have people asking when we are going to play outside of the GTA.  Well, now’s your chance to take advantage of that!)  For tickets and information, visit www.miltoncentreforthearts.ca .

Oh,yeah!!  We’ll be a part of Heather’s Jazz Cailidh at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg.  This is part of a very special exhibit happening on Sunday, February 16th, from 1:30 – 3:30.  It’s very much a “kitchen party” and heaven knows we love a good party … in ANY kitchen.  Visit www.mcmichael.com and see their “What’s On” page for more details.

Looking ahead, we’ll be back at Toronto’s celebrated Jazz Bistro at the end of March with an all-new show.  We can’t wait to return to this spectacular room.  For more information, visit www.jazzbistro.ca.  Tickets and reservations are currently being made for this show.  (Last time we played there in the summer, all three nights sold out and it was “standing room only”, so don’t miss out on seeing us at this amazing venue.

We’ve also got shows planned in the summer, and are in discussions about some very exciting prospects that could see us hitting the road again.  (This time we’re either NOT letting Heather drive, or we’re asking for a rental car with a speed limiter installed!)

All in all, 2014 is looking like it’s going to be a very exciting one for us.  We thank you so much for the support you’ve offered us in 2013, and we look forward to seeing you at our various shows this year.  (Starting Feb. 20 at Hugh’s Room!!)

Stay connected with us on Facebook & Twitter!!  You can also visit our website for all things Broadsway at thebroadswayshow.com. 

Broadsway Says Happy 2014 And All That Jazz!

1mic2Happy 2014 everyone and all that jazz! By saying all that jazz, the broads literally mean it!! We have a barrage of shows coming up that we’re kicking into the new year with and can’t wait. In 2013, we exited in fine form with performances at the Flying Beaver Pubaret which almost left most of us breathless from extreme laughter and FUN. This year won’t be any different we guarantee that!!

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We have a lot lined up for the next little while but for starters, here are three shows we’re honoured to be part of. Tickets do go fast (which we won’t be complaining about anytime soon!) so PLEASE make sure to set yourselves up earlier than later.

Here goes!!

Saturday January 25th @ Heart Lake United Church.  For info. on the event, please click HERE.  To join the event on Facebook, please click HERE.

Thursday February 20th @ Hugh’s Room, Jazz.FM91 Cabaret Series. To purchase tickets, please click HERE.  *** These tickets are GOING FAST!  To join the event on Facebook, please click HERE. 

Friday February 21st @ The Milton Centre For The Arts. To purchase tickets, please click HERE.  To join the event on Facebook, please click HERE.

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