Andy Kim has been a pop music superstar ever since the late 1960s, when the teenager from Montreal enjoyed a string of hits ("How'd We Ever Get This Way," "Baby, I Love You," "Be My Baby," and others) on Jeff Barry's Steed Records, prior to having a #1 international hit with "Rock Me Gently" in 1974. In addition, along with Barry, Kim penned the multi-million-selling "Sugar, Sugar" in 1969, which earned The Archies a gold record and became RIAA Record of the Year. Kim's first studio album in twenty years, Happen Again, was released in 2011.
The Andy Kim Christmas Show has become an annual tradition in the city of Toronto, with all proceeds from the event going to charity. Artists who have appeared in the past include the Barenaked Ladies, Ohbijou, Serena Ryder, Gowan, Jully Black & Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace. This year, the performers are: Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Kevin Drew & Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and comedian Sean Cullen.
Venue website and address:
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON M4X 1K2
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb, LiveNation, Rotate This, Soundscapes, or by calling 1-800-222-6608.
If the previous years' concerts are an indication, this promises to be an exciting, fun, and magical night!
(Top of post) Andy Kim performing in Clearwater, Florida in October 2008. Photo credit: Laura Pinto