Onsale Times

Massey Hall presents

Massey Hall is thrilled to present Tamino in his Toronto debut as the 22-year old of Belgian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage brings his critically acclaimed album Amir to the stage.

"Some people think it's risky to mix Arabic music with soul, dub and hip hop. We don't believe that," he told BBC Music News LIVE. His debut album Amir is of startling, visceral, sit-up-and-listen power. Featuring a handful of tracks from his debut EP, Habibi including “Indigo Night” which features Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood on bass guitar.

On Amir and live in concert, Tamino captures a range of emotions from romance to desolation and almost everything in between. It's mood music, painted in a number of different shades.

Toronto singer-songwriter STACEY is a romantic for the apocalypse generation. Her sophomore EP First Move allows a rare glimpse into the dark, solitary lucid daydreams of a Lynchian heroine. STACEY’s works have received glowing press from the likes of Refinery 29, NOW Magazine, Milk, and FLARE, while her soul-stirring, captivating live presence has led her to share stages with Charlotte Day Wilson, Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala). Her songs have soundtracked over 15 different TV programs including Lucifer, Orphan Black, and Degrassi, and since fall 2017, STACEY's First Move EP has amassed over 750K streams on Spotify. Surrounding the buzz of her sold out Toronto release show, STACEY played multiple Canadian national TV shows (Global Morning, CTV Your Morning), international showcases in New York & LA (It’s A School Night at the Bardot, The Peppermint Club), and two back-to-back sold out sets at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum for the Christian Dior: 70th Anniversary Exhibit. STACEY currently splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and is working on her debut full length album.

"Tamino possesses a voice that carries the hypnotic, immediate power of something much more ancient."

"...the haunting Habibi (Arabic for "my love") drew comparisons with Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke. Particular praise was given to Tamino's voice, which soars from a throaty croon to a glass-shattering falsetto in a single breath."