Press Release – Gift of Music 2011



NOV 15, 2011 – TORONTO, ON

Toronto’s three time Stylus Award winner Kid Kut in collaboration with IV Play Entertainment and Darling Nicky return to present an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada –  On Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at the Hard Rock Café (259 Yonge Street at Dundas) Kid Kut and fellow music lovers Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Darling Nicky invite you to share in “The Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by a star-studded roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry, and share his love of music. This A-list event, hosted this year by Canadian Hip-Hop legend Michie “Badgal” Mee, shall feature live performances by Andreena Mill, Divine Brown, Slakah the Beatchild, August Rigo, A-GAME, Rich Kidd, Ms Paige, Shi Wisdom, Omar Lunan, Shaun Boothe, contemporary violinist Yosvani with appearances from several surprise guests. An after party will follow with music by three of Toronto’s top rated DJs: Canada’s Most Versatile – Jester, 2011 Stylus Rated NEXT DJ of the Year DJ Rych Kydd and DJ Ononymous of 105.5 CHRY.

“I was humbled by the support we received with our launch of The Gift of Music in 2010, and are thrilled to continue the mission to support MusiCounts by giving the gift of music” – Kid Kut

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. On September 30, the 2011/2012 Band-Aid grants were revealed with $600,000 will being awarded through 69 grants, in both $5,000 and $10,000 increments, impacting 85 schools across Canada. For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 8th, 2011, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The Gift of Music Team.

 “Music has always played an important role in my life. I am honoured to be involved with an event that allows children to grow and benefit through the joy of music” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music touches our lives on the deepest of levels. It educates us, unifies us, and inspires us.” – Darling Nicky


Tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased online at OR at the following ticket outlets:
WEST (Brampton)
SHINE Barbershop and Hair Salon – 905.790.3031

DOWNTOWN (Toronto)
Play de Record – 416.586.0380

EAST (Scarborough)
Broadway Fashions – 416.296.0609

For info and booth reservations please email or call 416.858.2191

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 8th, 2011 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info:
For Media Inquiries:


Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,

The Gift of Music


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