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New year’s eve wedding @ The Berkeley Church (Toronto, ON).

There’s nothing like ringing in the new year with great people and great sounds.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have a certain affinity for the Berkeley Church. Few venues combine vintage charm and grandeur with contemporary overtones. And the sound on the upper mezzanine is nothing short of spectacular. I suspect the staff at Berkeley Events are starting to question my early load-in times and extensively long sound-checks. It is truly a pleasure to hear a guitar in that space.

New year’s eve was no exception, and made all the more special by the efforts Amber and Erik put into their wedding. Most notable were the beautiful flower arrangements and large count-down clock suspended above the stage.

They put the same level of creativity and care into their music selections. With Erik being a professional guitarist, having just the right sound was high on their priority list. Major cues included a beautiful choice from Justin Nozuka (“Love”), and for the signing, a very creative version of City and Colour’s “Northern Wind,” as arranged by Erik.

It was truly an honour to be a part of their day.

Many thanks to Ashley and the staff at Berkeley Events for all their assistance.

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Wedding performance @ One King West (Toronto, ON). Private event @ LumaOliver & Bonacini Events (Toronto, ON).

In other performance notes, January saw a wedding at One King West (Toronto, ON). This was my first time performing here. It was an beautiful space and the staff were exceptional. Many thanks to Patrick at Blue Hummingbird Events for his great work with the coordination, and Angela at One King West.

This Friday, I’m looking forward to performing at another new venue: Oliver and Bonacini’s Luma (Toronto, ON). Having worked with Oliver and Bonacini Events many times in the past, I am certain that everything will be timed to perfection.

New original recordings – Storms (EP).

The past year has seen some huge steps. The first was the building of a proper working recording facility on-site; and second, the resulting creativity and burst in production.

May 2016 saw the release of four instrumental cover songs for weddings and private events. This quickly transitioned into recording work for a number of different singer/songwriter clients. Finally, though, December opened up some time for me to work on my own material.

I just finished rough mixes for a new four song EP of original singer/songwriter material. Working very much in a John Mayer-ish frame, I’m employing a large, sparse rhythmic format. Big acoustic guitars, percussion instruments, major bass, with dramatic brush strokes of electric guitar.

Musically, the material is a cross between John Mayer, Neil Young and the Tea Party.

It has been an exciting project to work on, and I look forward to sharing the results with you soon.

Jake Dudas
Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter

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2018 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

06.09.18 – Holland Marsh Wineries – Newmarket, ON

2017 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

01.27.17 – One King West – Toronto, ON
02.10.17 – Luma (Oliver & Bonacini Events) – Toronto, ON
05.13.17 – Brescia University College (Western) – London, ON
06.10.17 – Brooklands Farm – Bracebridge, ON (Muskoka)
06.17.17 – Fort Henry Discovery Centre – Kingston, ON
07.08.17 – Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
07.22.17 – Casa Loma, Toronto, ON
07.29.17 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
07.30.17 – Sherwood Inn – Port Carling, ON (Muskoka)
08.12.17 – The Northridge Inn – Sundridge, ON (Muskoka)
08.26.17 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
09.16.17 – St. George’s Golf & Country Club – Toronto, ON
10.21.17 – Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
12.02.17 – Upper Canada Child Care Event – Sheraton – Toronto, ON

2016 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

04.09.16 – Pillar & Post (Vintage Hotels) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
04.10.16 – The Glenerin Inn – Mississauga, ON
04.23.16 – Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
05.21.16 – David Duncan House – Toronto, ON
06.11.16 – Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough, ON
06.18.16 – Muskoka Bay Club – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
06.25.16 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
06.25.16 – Private Event – Bracebridge, ON (Muskoka)
07.02.16 – Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
07.16.16 – Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – Toronto, ON
07.23.16 – Berkeley Church – Toronto, ON
07.28.16 – Mimico Yacht Club – Toronto, ON
07.30.16 – Deer Creek Golf & CC – Ajax, ON
08.03.16 – Wildfire Golf & CC – Lakefield, ON (Kawarthas)
08.06.16 – Dyment’s Farm – Dundas, ON
08.13.16 – Malaparte (TIFF Bell Lightbox) – Toronto, ON
08.20.16 – Private Residence – Baysville, ON (Muskoka)
08.21.16 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
09.03.16 – Waupoos Estates Vineyard – Picton, ON
09.04.16 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
09.10.16 – Berkeley Fieldhouse – Toronto, ON
09.24.16 – Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
10.09.16 – Canoe – Toronto, ON
10.22.16 – LAGO Bar & Grill – Ottawa, ON
11.17.16 – Pfaff BMW – Mississauga, ON
12.03.16 – Upper Canada Child Care Event – Sheraton – Toronto, ON
12.16.16 – Kirkland Engineering Event – Berc’s Steakhouse – Peterborough, ON
12.31.16 – Berkeley Church – Toronto, ON

2016 Public Event Performance Schedule

05.08.15 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
07.14.16 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – McCracken’s Landing, ON
08.25.16 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – McCracken’s Landing, ON
11.05.16 – Aces of Harmony (guest appearance) – Peterborough, ON

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About

Jake Dudas is a singer/songwriter and instrumental guitarist based out of Toronto, ON. Performing for both featured shows and special events, his work spans a huge range. The focus is squarely on contrast, creativity and craftsmanship—whether it’s weaving through familiar fare such as the Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash and Neil Young; to more modern selections such as James Bay and Maroon 5. He has numerous original releases to his credit, and has performed at some of the top venues in Canada. Career highlights also include a private performance for British Royalty in Muskoka.

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