LIVE PERFORMANCES at Relish Bar & Grill
Sweet Smell of Success
Everytime You Break My Heart
On the Injured List...
(July 2019) Our illustrious bass player, Lorenzo, has suffered a serious injury. The good news is we're expecting a full recovery (providing he stays away from sharp objects, doesn't run with scissors and eats all his vegetables). Unfortunately, it also means that we'll be taking an unplanned break for the rest of the summer. Of course, when we say taking a break, it's only from playing live shows. We'll be developing new material and planning for another recording session (or 2) while we're on hiatus. In the meantime, check us out on Spotify. Just look up the Pearl Motel. Our entire Beautiful Disaster album is there for your dining, dancing and streaming pleasure. Hopefully, that'll tide you over until we resume full activities in the fall. Have a great summer y'all!
Weddings, Parties, Anything...
(May 2018) Some of you may be working under the misguided impression that the Pearl Motel only likes to hang out and play in bars. Well, perish the thought. Of course we love bars (they're awesome), but we just love to play our patented brand of swingin' jazzabilly anywhere and everywhere. In fact, we love to play private events and can entertain your people in a variety of configurations. The Pearl Motel can strip down to leaner combinations of musicians and can still deliver a couple of fun and eclectic sets. And that's the point of this blurb. We can go big (full band) or small to meet the needs of your venue or event. So why not consider the Pearl Motel... We're more fun than a bunch of sailors on shore leave (except, unlike them, we clean up our mess when we leave).
Our Commitment to Original Music Requires a Lot of Friends
(January 2018) As anyone who has seen or heard us knows, the Pearl Motel plays an eclectic mix of material. From Irving Berlin to Frank Sinatra to the Everly Brothers to Lucinda Williams to Johnny Cash, we offer something familiar for almost every taste. But our main stock in trade is our commitment to writing and performing original songs. It is an honour to be able to share these songs with you and we are grateful to everyone who supports local musicians making original music. And no one supports live and local music more than our local entrepreneurs who lend players like us their stages. Bar and restaurant owners are the lifeblood of any local music scene. No one is getting rich, but we all share in the joy of making and presenting fantastic music. None of it would work without you. So thanks for coming out and supporting both artist and venue with your open ears and, frankly, your wallets. Music lovers like you keep all of us in business (If you need a quick hit of the Pearl Motel, just click the links directly below)
Listen... Right here... Right now!
(June 2017) It's between gigs and you haven't yet got your copy of our mini album, The Storm Sessions. How do you scratch that itch? Easy. Just stream a few songs from the record right here at thepearlmotel.com.
Whenever you need a fix of our swingin’ and genre-defying tuneage, just click on these links or check out our “Songs” tab, where you’ll find set list staples Beautiful Disaster, I Wanna Know and Behind Your Eyes. Stream away. The boss won’t mind. Heck, she’ll probably dig ‘em too. She might even ask how come you have such amazing taste in music and then, perhaps, she’ll offer you a big time promotion because, well, someone with such classy and refined preferences in music is probably the next corporate high-flyer…
Who knows? Anything can happen when you check in at the Pearl Motel… Give us a listen. And pick up at copy of the Storm Sessions at one of our gigs... only $10. Can't beat that!
(379 Spadina Ave.)
Saturday July 13th
If you were planning to join us on Saturday night at Grossman's, we're sorry to announce that we have had to cancel. One of our members has suffered a serious injury. He'll recover, thankfully, but in the meantime, we have decided to go on hiatus until he's good to go again in the fall. So, don't worry. We'll be back to our full slate of gigs then. Covering for us on Saturday will be Gail Gunnis and the Dirty Roosters. Check 'em out. I know some of us will be doing just that.