Press Release: Gift of Music 2012



The Gift of Music Team consisting of Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, in partnership with IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 3rd instalment of “The Gift Of Music”; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada –  On Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) Kid Kut and fellow music lovers Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Ms. Darling Nicky invite you to celebrate “The Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry, and share their love of music.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Jully Black, shall feature live performances by Dru, August, Kim Davis, JD Era, Trinity Chris, Najjah Calibur, Sanj’na, NVS, Chach, Ashton Martin, Savannah Re and Tamara Madison, contemporary steel band Phoenix Revolution with appearances from several surprise guests.  An after party will follow with music by three of Toronto’s top rated DJs: G 98.7’s Anything Goes Mixshow  DJ – Jester, CHRY 105.5’s Toronto Morning Live Host – DJ Manifest and multi-award winning DJ P-Plus.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – 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. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  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 19th, 2012, 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.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased:


Shine Barbershop and Hair Salon, 50 Sunnyvale Gate, Brampton – 905.790.3031
Broadway Fashions – Square One, Mississauga – 905.848.4823

Play de Record,  357 Yonge Street,  Toronto – 416.586.0380

Broadway Fashions – Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough – 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 19th, 2012 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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