LIVE PERFORMANCES at Relish Bar & Grill
Sweet Smell of Success
Everytime You Break My Heart
Getting ready for spring... That's right, spring!
(January 2020) This year, we thought we'd start a new Pearl Motel tradition. We're gonna celebrate spring with a special shindig. Toronto's great blues hangout, Grossman's, will be the spot on Saturday April 4th for a night that promises to be special. Not only will we be there (making it special enough ;), but a couple of our musical friends will no doubt join us on stage to rip it up in the best way possible. It's always a blast when we play Grossman's, so mark the date and get ready to celebrate - either spring's arrival or the fact that's it's getting darn close.
(January 2020) What's new in the world of the Pearl Motel you ask? Plenty. Lorenzo has fully recovered from his freak gardening accident, Eric is now legally hitched to April, Brent has survived that Leaf swoon that saw Babs get the ax and, as their fortunes improve, so does he. Nathalie continues to shine like the multi-faceted diamond she is and Chris is still yelling at clouds. Oh... and we're planning on recording a new album this year. We'll be going back to the approach we took with our mini-album, the Storm Sessions. Live off the floor to, hopefully, capture that old live magic that has us in its spell. Stay tuned for a release later in the year.
Weddings, Parties, Anything...
(May 2019) 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!
Relish Bar & Grill
(511 Danforth Ave.)
Friday, January 31st
It's a new year. It's a new decade. Of course, that means we're all excited by possibilities and great days to come. So, we're looking forward to 2020 for a whole bunch of reasons, but we're also happy for a little continuity too. That's why we're pleased - as always - to let you know that we're back at Relish to kick off our year. We know January can be a bummer, but this is perfect. It's the last day of the month. We'll be a little bit closer to spring and the Pearl Motel will be energized after our little hiatus. So, join us at Toronto's best new music venue - Relish Bar & Grill. You'll be glad you did.