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A Rock Mom’s Fashion Sense or an Honest Heart Style at CMW 2017

striped skirt, keyboard earrings and a black moto jacket and a white Honest Heart Collective Tank

As you are aware during the Easter Week we went to Toronto for CMW. Canadian Music Week where you will find the best live music. The city is booming with musicians, industry folks and fans. The Honest Heart Collective had a Showcase at Adelaide Hall to open the week.  As a special bonus they played with Silver Love Club from Australia and Texas King from London Ontario.

striped skirt, keyboard earrings and a black moto jacket with an Honest Heart Collective Tank

Silver Love Club

Silver Love Club, formerly Mabel The Band, was a group we meet last year.  To quote the band:  Four best mates from Sydney who play classic indie rock ’n’ roll. Tunes are dirty, loud and every gig is a goddamn party! Silver Love Club write 60’s pop songs, decades too late then smash them with classic indie garage sounds.

I love their descriptor on facebook Neel is a filthy passionate mess of sound that makes loud noises by hitting things with the conviction of a preacher. A melodic flair in a bass player in a rare and beautiful gift which Alvin commands with thumping subs, a 70’s aesthetic & hooky inflections. Romeo, the strong yet silent member of the band, constructs a rowdy driving wall of fuzzed up guitars with a zero fucks given attitude. Mike is manic, unapologetic and delivers restless melodic charm, through crunched 60’s drive, with the grace of an undisciplined child.

Silver Love Club write 60’s pop songs, decades too late then smashes them with classic indie garage sounds.
Every time I listen to these guys I am transported back to the 80’s ( and yes Lived that ITL)  The high energy and large personalities make this a show worth watching.
These guys are not only good they are amazing peeps. Our boys ended up playing several sets with them last year so imagine how excited we were when we found out there was going to be a reunion tour in 2017.  I seriously hope one day these two bands are touring North America and Australia together.
Silver Love Club at Adelaide Hall for CMW 2017silver love club at cmw 2017

Texas King

Also joining the boys were Texas King ( and Kent’s other adopted son I say tongue in cheek).  Lead by Jordan MacDonald. Texas King was formed by front man Jordan Macdonald in London Ontario during the late months of 2012. They released their debut EP in 2013 and immediately began touring and performing throughout Ontario and the east coast of Canada. It wasn’t long before they earned themselves a reputation for their high-energy live shows.

Texas King is relentless and a force of nature expressed through their soulful sounds. Their accomplishments are impressive, and I am expecting big things from these guys.
What a high energy show they put on at Adelaide Hall.  This was my first time seeing the band live and I was not disappointed.  The energy, the enthusiasm and oh my the skillful technique on guitar.  This is a band to watch out for.
Best of all Texas King and The Honest Heart Collective are currently touring together.  Scheduled to play in Ottawa on May 6th this Band Mom is expecting her house to swell from three to Thirteen when both bands arrive
Texas King at CMW 2017

Needless to say we had an amazing time in Toronto, loved spending time with all three bands and cannot wait to see what their futures hold.


Well no time for a photo shoot but I did have Kent snap a few at the end of the night.  I cannot go to a show without wearing my THHC Tank. It was darn cold in TO on the 18th so a sweater and moto were both required.  A timmy’s tea on the way back to the hotel was also a must.

striped skirt, keyboard earrings and a black moto jacket with buckle boots Honest Heart collective tank, striped skirt, keyboard earrings and a black moto jacket

striped skirt, keyboard earrings and a black moto jacket

and yes the earrings are in fact Keyboards.

hnest heart collective tee and keyboard earrings

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  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to our Ageless Style Linkup party. You rock in this black and white outfit!

  • You look completely hip and ready for a concert!

    Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style Linda!

    Shelly|The Queen in Between