Kevin Quain Official Site

Kevin Quain is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and award-winning playwright. He is perhaps best known as the frontman and songwriter for renowned garage jazz delinquents The Mad Bastards, who held down an unprecedented 18-year weekly residency at Toronto's historic Cameron House performing original music on violins, saxophones, trumpets, musical saws, accordions and junkyard percussion.

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Thursdays in May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016

The REX HOTEL, 194 Queen St. West Toronto, 416-598-2475
Kevin plays the piano and sings rags & standards at this venerable jazz haunt.

Wednesday May 11th, 2016 5:00-8:00pm
GATE 403, 403 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto (416) 588-2930
Kevin plays piano for chanteuse and songwriter Michelle Rumball at this charming West end jazz venue. Hear Michelle at:!/artists/Michelle-Rumball

Friday May 20th 6:30-8:30pm

120 Diner, 120 Church St. (south of Richmond) 416-792-7725
Kevin plays the piano and sings and this intimate Church St. jazz club.
Call for reservations at 416-792-7725

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 7:00pm
The Paddock Tavern, 178 Bathurst St. Toronto, M5V2R4
Tickets $25

Our Saturday show sold out in two days; we're happy to announce a second one.

" After a three-year hiatus, songwriter and garage jazz delinquent Kevin Quain reunites some of his old compadres and co-enablers and returns to perform at the 2016 Toronto Jazz Festival. The venue is Toronto's historic Paddock Tavern, former haunt of jockeys, journalists and jazz greats such as Oscar Peterson and Alberta Hunter. For this show Kevin has reassembled the celebrated 2012 edition of the band: guitar wizard Kevin Barrett, the ferocious saxophonist Alison Young and the formidable rhythm section of brothers Gram & Lowell Whitty (bass & drums respectively.) Kevin will bring new songs, old favourites and a ton of attitude to this intimate and historic setting."


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All of Kevin's recordings are available on iTunes (and most other online music stores), at any of his gigs, or by mail.

Listen to three tracks from WInter in Babylon below:

See videos: Crazy Little Girl * If You Don't Come Back to Me Now






Learn more about Kevin's award-winning musical: Tequila Vampire Matinee