Bonjay, Too Attached
95 King Street East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A9
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Forward-thinking pop duos Bonjay and Too Attached embark on The Diversity Tour, poking fun at our current cultural obsession with ‘diversity’ as a box to tick. Together they embody Blackness, browness, queerness, transness—but also so much more.
The Diversity Tour showcases“diverse” sounds in progressive Canadian music with broad appeal. From emo dancehall to deep pop, Bonjay and Too Attached are a powerful pairing for fans of boundary-breaking.
TOO ATTACHED is two siblings: Vivek Shraya & Shamik Bilgi.
Vivek is a multidisciplinary artist whose album with Queer Songbook Orchestra,
Part-Time Woman, was included in CBC’s Best Canadian Albums of 2017.
Shamik is a producer and beatboxer who has performed in 15 countries
and toured with Method Man & Redman, Bassnectar, and Tanya Tagaq.
Too Attached grew out of Vivek and Shamik’s childhood history of singing
devotional songs together in Edmonton, obsessing over pop and r&b
as teenagers, and informal collaborations throughout their individual
decade-long artistic careers. Their first EP, Bronze, was released in 2015,
which they toured across Canada while opening for Tegan and Sara.
Most recently, Too Attached were listed as one of IN Magazine’s
2018 Canadian Artists To Watch and their newest album, Angry, was described
by CBC as one of “Canada’s most incisive, radical and galvanizing albums.”
Shanika Maria is a singer-songwriter and writer from Hamilton, ON based in Toronto, ON. She released her debut EP "Childish Games", August 2017. She has played various shows around Southern Ontario. Shanika is an introspective lyricist, sometimes soft and quiet, sometimes witty and cynical. For the past two years, Shanika lived in France where she refined her writing style. Some have said that Shanika Maria resembles a young Tracey Chapman, who leaves listeners in awe with her quiet intensity as she sings her heart out to you.