Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Stay tuned, we'll be blogging and communicating in various forms throughout the trip. Its going to be a bit of a whirlwind, and we hope to take you all along with us through the world wide web!
here are the upcoming shows, if you or anyone you know is anywhere near these places, makes sure to come by and say hi, have a drink and give us a nutritious snack (you try injesting tim hortons, wendy's and whiskey for 11 days straight)
13 Nov Mill Street Cafe, Syndenham Ontario
14 Nov The Rainbow, w/ lindsay ferguson Ottawa, Ontario
17 Nov Crumbs Cafe, Fredericton, New Brunswick
18 Nov Mount Allison Student Pub, Sackville, New Brunswick
19 Nov Vintage Bistro, Hampton, New Brunswick
20 Nov plan B Moncton, New Brunswick
21 Nov The Seahorse Halifax, Nova Scotia
22 Nov Bridge Street Cafe, Sackville, New Brunswick
Dave, Jadea and the East Side Riders!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
From analog to digital
BY JUSTIN BRAKE SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM
04 Sep 2009
Toronto musician Dave Borins brings insightful brand of acoustic rock â€�n’ roll Dave Borins has an inquisitive mind and an impulse for adventure. From the time he graduated high school nearly a decade ago, the 26-year-old expert backcountry guide has...read more...
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one noble function of the time, move."
|Czehoski (full band show to send me off on east coast tour)||Toronto, Ontario|
|Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|The Grapevine||st Johns, Newfoundland|
|CBTG’s||St Johns, Newfoundland|
|Whalen’s Pub||st Johns, Newfoundland|
|Whalen’s Pub||St Johns, Newfoundland|
|The Bar Room||Cornerbrook, Newfoundland|
|Plan B||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|Bridge Street Cafe||Sackville, New Brunswick|
|the rainbow room||Ottawa, Ontario|
|the green room||Montreal, Quebec|
"let there be songs, to fill the air...La La La La"
- Robert Hunter
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I'm on at 9:15pm SHARP, be there if ya can, its a showcase for the Toronto Independant Music Awards, I've been nominated three times, and hopefully this year I'll bring home the Peameal (or at least, get to hear some great bands!
this is the band for the evening!:
Dave Borins - acoustic guitar, vocals
David Henriques - bass
Blaise Alleyne - Violin
Jordan Safer - Harmonica/ slide guitar
Graydon James - Drums
Adrian gross - mandolin
Angie Hilts - vocals
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Toronto to Tofino:
tours his tunes, one cubic kilometre at a time
— June 21, 2009 — Nissan
distributed 50 cube® vehicles to winners of the ‘hypercube’
contest in three ceremonies held in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The three month social media campaign inspired hundreds of creative
thinkers across Canada to submit their virtual canvasses for judging.
The judges, Greig Nori, Leanne Pelosi and Dustin Rabin, sought out
“cubist-type people” with creative and “awesome”
qualities. Among the winners was acoustic roots rocker, Dave Borins,
who would stop at nothing to “tour his tunes”.
that’s no hycubole.
“Hypercube Hyperfest” show at Global Village in Toronto,
in addition to his social media outreach via Facebook, Myspace and
Twitter, garnered the judges’ attention. They saw a dedicated
artist who, like the cube®, is anything but ordinary.
releasing his new EP entitled “The Lucky Ones”, Dave was
anxious to share his music with anyone who would listen. His only set
back? No car. Driven, yet carless, Dave saw the ‘hypercube’
contest as an opportunity to mobilize his creativity.
November 2009, Borins will hit the road with fellow musician Jordan
Safer (Urban Preacher) for his first west coast tour aptly named
“Hypercube Tour 2009”. The boys will play 19 stages in 21
days, starting in Toronto, Ontario and ending in Tofino, British
will continue Nissan’s social media campaign with an
interactive blog, where he will post photos and videos from the road.
a list of tour dates, contact information and music, please visit
to the winning canvass:
media inquires: Elana Ziluk – email@example.com
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
ok, now i'll explain:
As some of you might be aware of, I'm working on booking a substantial tour for September! I don't want to make any announcements, because things are speculative at best, but in order for me to pull this off, I need a vehicle. (my parent's van won't work, believe me... I've asked!).
I was contacted about a month ago by some people running an online car launch called hypercube... The Cube happens to be a great touring vehicle... its weird square dimensions are perfect for loading gear!
basically, they are choosing 500 Canadians to compete for 50 cars....
The hypercube folk said they loved "late night hero" and thought I'd have a good chance of winning....
I said "cool" and filled out a profile....
lo and behold, I got chosen as one of the 500...
now all I have to do is make it into the top 50 and the car is mine as long as i'm shameless.... since i am, here goes nothing:
Ladies and gentlemen... I give you.............. THE CUBE:
VOTE FOR ME ONCE EVERYDAY.... make it part of your morning routine, like coffee, sportscenter or cialis
To escalate my cube campaign, I'm hosting a gig called CUBEFEST!
APRIL 29th @ GLOBAL VILLAGE (460 king street west)
NO COVER, show starts at 9:30 pm
If you vote, and email me that you have done so, I will enter your name into a draw!
if I win my new car...my cube and I will be the prize of the draw.... I'll be your designated driver, give you lifts to buy groceries!
If you are out of town, I'll book a gig near you and come visit
here is that link again: http://www.hypercube.ca/en
Hell, the first person who votes and emails me that they've done so will automatically win a free lift if I win the car... everyone else will be entered into the draw and 10 people will win!
Please help me win... tell your friends.... it'd would make my touring plans almost %90 more logistically possible!
P.S. bunch of videos are up on www.youtube.com/daveborins
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
from now on, my blog will contain only freshness!
I played a dream tonight!
I dream of being on stage, feeling in unison with a gracious crowd!
Tonight I felt love, tonight I felt hope.
As I walked into the venue, I could tell the establishment was pleased.... the phones had been ringing off the hook, the tickets were nearly gone... they told me each phone call held a sincere enthusiasm... my village was mobilized, ready to absorb a celebration!
All week I'd felt a strange calm, so much preperation, but it never seemed like work... it seemed right... each phone call and email had a purpose... each practice was fruitful, each meeting was joyous! I felt mobilized, organized like never before... This coming from the master of the late night exam cram, the last minute rabbit out of a hat act was never needed.
Walking on stage, I felt a profound sense of relaxation! My excitement was through the roof, this fed the band and the crowd, both of whom completed the circle by sending it back to me tenfold
The band kicked frickin ass:
Robyn Dell'Unto sang like a bird (perfectly sofened my sometimes jagged delivery) http://www.myspace.com/robyndellunto
Jordan Safer wailed on the harp and slide like a man possessed
Blaise Alleyne's violin smoothed out the rough edges and made everything a little more glorious http://blaise.ca/
David Henriques held down the bass with precision a fortitude... what a producer, so happy to work with him! http://www.hiddentrailmedia.com/
Graydon James' joy was evident in each drumbeat... If I ever needed an energy boost, all I had to do was turn around! http://www.myspace.com/graydonjames
Meher Steinberg nailed every keyboard part without blinking... it was seamless and we'd never even performed together... he recorded on my first disc, but that was over a year ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7jp-AjbXw
Last but not least, my brother Marc Borins sang harmony like a pro (and a bro) so glad we have such complementary voices http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2173507/filmorate
My 100th show could not have been a success without these amazing talents!
They say it takes a village to raise a child, I feel like my entire village came to Hugh's Room this evening to watch me grow!
Thank you all so much!
The following people went beyond the call of duty to make this happen, I would like to publicly thank them all:
The venue: http://www.hughsroom.com - treated us like kings!
"7 minutes in Heaven" - opening act... got the place in hysterics
Mitch Girio: recorded the whole event
Eric the camera man, and steam films:
Jowi Taylor - gave me a chance to perform on the "6 string nation guitar" what an honor! http://www.sixstringnation.com/
Ryan Johnson and Jen Arron did all the visuals
cat fawcett: http://www.catpr.ca/
with some amazing help from Elana Ziluk and Val Dooly
my family: sooooooooo supportive
To those in attendance, please know... I was overwhelmed by your support, a million thank you's, I pledge to work harder to make better music and put on greater events! This was a start, not a destination