Jan 31, 2023 – Nu Music Nite at the Horseshoe

Reliving our first comeback gig, back in March 2020 (we all know what happened after).  We are happy to say we are back for Tuesday Jan 31, 2023 as part of Nu Music Nite.  We are on at 9pm sharp!  NO COVER!!!!

Set times / Lineup:
Kassa 11:30PM
Camryn Durante 10:40PM
Lightning Struck 9:50PM
Vicky Von Vicky 9:00PM
Doors 8:30PM

See you there…

New Song “The Cuba Libre Song” is out now!

It’s been a LONG time since we released new music! We are happy to announce our first single in years: The Cuba Libre Song. Which features a number of different people, including Paul Pasanen (our drummer) on lead vox, Deena Theodora on lead vox,  Alexis Baro on Trumpet and Bobby Shaw on Sax, for more details, see below.

Stream here -> https://li.sten.to/kg4kp0he



Words and music by Paul Pasanen
Music by Michael WynnRolston Miller and Igor Vrabac
Featuring: Paul Pasanen – vox, Deena Theodora – vox, Alexis Baro – Trumpet
Saxes by Bobby Shaw
Recorded, mixed and Produced by Igor Vrabac at Akashic Rekords
Drums recorded by Jeff Wolpert at Desert Fish Studio
Mastered by Peter J Moore at The E Room
Artwork by Michael Wynn

Released on Akashic Rekords

Distributed by The SRG-ILS Group and Universal Music Group

Farmers & Artists 20 Years Later

We almost forgot this, but it has been 20 years since we released our album “Farmers & Artists”, which for us was a labour of love.  Happy that we were able to play some of these songs in March this year (2020) at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.   

Have a listen on your preferred Streaming Service: 


Hopefully we’ll have some shows lined up when things open up again.



Everything: A Song Spotlight

This is the only song written and sung by Chris Wynn on Farmers & Artists but it is quite the song, and takes simplicity to a new level.  Many bands have trouble writing good songs, especially with 3 chords or more, this song in my opinion (mike here btw) is one of the best 2 chord songs I’ve ever heard. 

It also has one of my favourite lines on the whole album: “It hit me like I had hit my stride”.


You can also find it on your favourite stream service here:


Top Ten Reasons to see us March 3rd at the Horseshoe Tavern

1. No cover, its free
2. Early set time = Early bedtime
– working the day after? no problem, we’re on early so you can be in bed at your regular time,
3. My brother Chris who now lives in Montreal and played with us 20 years ago will be in town so…
4. Opposed to other shows at the ‘shoe there WILL be lots of elbow room
5. #4 also means, there will be no line ups to…
– get a drink
– enter the venue
– go to the washroom
– for coat check
– find a decent spot to watch from
6. This may be the only show we ever get to do again (ok if you miss it we do have other shows already booked)
7. Its a shorter set, so if you don’t like it, it will be over before you know it
8. Raptors and Leafs have a late start so you won’t miss them
9. Music is good for the soul plus going out on a Tuesday is empowering
10. Its our first show back!!!

Horseshoe Tavern – March 3rd, 2020

First Show of 2020!

Vicky von Vicky live at the Horseshoe Tavern
Tuesday March 3, 2020

The last show we ever played was almost 20 years ago at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.  At the time we were promoting our new album Farmers & Artists and just a day before made an appearance on CityTV’s Breakfast Television.  So it is only fitting that we announce our first reunion show will be at the Horseshoe on Tuesday, March 3rd!

We’ll be playing Dave Bookman’s Nu Music Nite, which is also fitting – no cover charge.   Unfortunately Dave, as we all know, passed away last year.

When we first started out, I would occasionally drop by 102.1 the Edge to chat with Dave and his pal John Osborne (Johnny O) about the local music scene, current music, upcoming shows and sometimes I would give him our newest tape or CD.  He was the first to play us on the radio, they played our song Novena Sarafina on the Thursday Indie show. 

Since his passing we have been supporters of the charity MusiCounts in his name, please donate here.  We encourage you to donate if you can to this worthwhile cause. 

Hope to see you out on March 3rd!




Horseshoe Address:

370 Queen St W,
Toronto, ON M5V 2A2

Location on Google Maps


Liberty the Song

This is the last of our singles from Farmers & Artists.  Not much to say, it has a very laid back pop feel.  The chorus is 6 bars of 4/4, which is very cyclical.  


Paul tells me he has cried on more than one occasion listening to this song, so if you do get a cry out of it let us know!!  And don’t worry we will be highlighting more songs, essentially the ‘deep cuts’ haha, in the coming months.

Other than that,  Enjoy!