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St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage - Tanika Charles and the Wonderfuls

Tanika Charles and the Wonderfuls

January 19, 2019 | 7 pm

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CBC Music describes her as the "most buzzed-about soul singer in Toronto" and in just a few short years Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene. Both on stage and off, Edmonton-raised Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. Her art is inherently autobiographical. If Tanika’s singing it, she’s lived it.

Since 2010 Tanika has been lighting up stages near and far. Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, they have played festivals like NXNE, Pop Montreal, CBC Music Fest, TD Toronto Jazz Fest, TD Markham Jazz Fest, the AGO Massive Party, the Pan Am Games, and many more.

In April 2017 Tanika released her debut full-length album Soul Run internationally through Italian funk/soul label Record Kicks. Nominated for a Polaris Music Prize and 2017 Juno R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, the overarching sound is classic soul. Tanika has also appeared on television both as a reoccurring guest on CBC Kids, and as a lounge singer on Global TV’s Bomb Girls drama series. Her music has been featured on HBO’s Less Than Kind, ABC’s Rookie Blue, The CW’s Seed, and CTV’s Saving Hope. In 2017 she made her theatrical debut in the touring production Freedom Singer. Visit Tanika's website here.

“You can’t keep the soul of Toronto down.” -Exclaim! Magazine


Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable. If you are ordering online, tickets will be mailed to you (except in the final week before a show date, we will hold these for pick up at the door). Please note, online sales close the day prior to shows, whether or not we are sold out. Shows that are sold out will be posted here and on our Facebook page - otherwise come on out and get your tickets at the door, even last minute decisions can be great decisions!