Coleman Hell has emerged as an up and coming artist in the Toronto music scene with his genre-defying style of music. He continued to establish his name in the music world at Lee’s Palace with special guests, LYON and Ria Mae. This was all featured as a highlight of The Edge’s Jingle Bell Concert Series, in concert with J.P. Weiser’s Hopped Whisky.
LYON was the first performance of the night. The synth-pop artist from Toronto had an ecstatic opening with her craft and tremendous sound. Her electronic style of music came with a dynamic range of various instruments (including some violin solos), energy and emotion.
Hailing from Halifax, next up was Ria Mae, whose music is produced by a fellow maritimer Classified! Her music has a blend of pop melodies with an alternative and folk style from ‘Gimme My Presents’ to her latest single to date ‘Clothes Off’.
With raw lyrics and powerful melodies, Ria Mae is in the midst of her career after the release of her debut album Under Your Skin in 2011.
Finally, the main performance of the night, Coleman Hell. His upbeat and unorthodox style of music has become popular across the city, and has even branched into the United States. Coleman Hell crafted a lot of energy into his performance with his hit single ‘2 Heads’ that had the crowd dancing along to the beat. He let the crowd sing a whole verse then he continued to play more songs off his Coleman Hell EP, including “Thumbalina’, and ‘After Hours’.
Coleman Hell did a way back play back track with his first song from 2011 ‘Glow, then brought it back to 2015 with ‘Hurry Up’, ‘Heat Of The Night’, and ‘All The Monsters’. His performance showed off his ability to be energetic and creative, leaving the crowd wanting more from the start.
With an upcoming debut album set to be released next year, the passionate artist is sure-footed for a strong future in the indie-pop music scene.