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Fall Goodies...

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Sunday, October 25, 2015


Photo credit: Courtney Black Photography

Music NB Festival 506 has come and gone and we have very full hearts! What an inspiring weekend full of many of our province’s greatest talents! We accepted awards for Folk Artist of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year, and Group Recording of the Year! We are so grateful for the recognition and support.

We are getting ready to hunker down in our studio this December and start the recording process for our second album that will be out this spring. We are happy to announce that New Brunswick’s own fiddle and mandolin master, Ray Legere, will be joining us again, along with Remi Arsenault and Dillon Robichaud from Moncton’s, The Backyard Devils! Check out their music here: http://www.thebackyarddevils.com  

On another note…have you ever wanted us to perform in your living room? Do you host house concerts? We would LOVE to come and give your guests an intimate performance of our music, share the stories behind the songs, and maybe even give a little washboard or songwriting workshop if folks are interested! To get in touch about booking, give Chuck Teed a shout at tomatotomatosj@gmail.com

Lastly - HUGE NEWS! *ahem, throat clearing* we hope you’ll tune in to CBC’s East Coast Music Hour on October 31st and November 7th as we will be hosting while David Myles is on tour! We are more than excited about this opportunity! We will be spinning amazing tunes for you all and getting our best radio voices on. Be sure to listen!

Hope you are all enjoying the vibrancy of fall!  
Much love,
John & Lisa
Tomato/Tomato

 
 
 

Festival Season is Upon Us!

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Saturday, June 20, 2015
Festival Season is Upon Us!

Well if it seems like after ECMA week we took a two month nap, we didn't! Before we get into current events, we have to say how amazing our time was in Newfoundland. Everything we experienced from showcasing to networking, kissing the cod and taking in amazing shows...was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't be more grateful and happy with how our time was spent there. What a great week of reconnecting with fellow musician friends and establishing new relationships.

The last two months have been spent solidifying our summer schedule which you can find in detail, here. We have been working on lots of new music and have even started thinking about our next album. We are debuting lots of new tunes at our summer shows so we hope to see you out and about in the next few months! As always, we will have our albums and t-shirts for sale.  We are also waiting for a large package of VINYL to arrive so we hope you like records! We have shows in PEI, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and right here in New Brunswick...be sure to come up and say hi! 

Much love,
John & Lisa
Tomato/Tomato 

 
 
 

Hello April!

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Sunday, April 05, 2015
Hello April!

April is certainly coming in like a lion for us! So many amazing opportunities are happening this month and we're so excited to share! We are headed to St. Johns, Newfoundland for East Coast Music Week (ECMW) and will be performing at two showcases – the Warner Music Canada Roots Room and the RBC Breakout Stage. While on “The Rock” we will also be doing a radio spot for CBC “On the Go”. Check our tour page for deets. AND to kick off the whole experience – we'll be live on Thursday morning (the 9th) for CTV in Halifax before catching our flight! Turn on your tv's and set your PVR's for between 7:30-8am :)

Thank you to all who came out to our sold out show at the end of March in Saint John. We would never be able to do what we do without all of the love from our Renaissance City <3

Newfoundland – here we come! #ECMW2015

 
 
 

March update

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Sunday, March 08, 2015
March update

Spring is in the air and we can feel it! Last month ended with an honour from Saint John Faces of Fusion. We were chosen as the winner for the arts/culture award! It was a wonderful evening and we are so grateful for the support and recognition. 

We've been in creative-mode and have a bunch of new music we are ready to share. We are still busy promoting our album but we are constantly writing and arranging new originals. One of our tunes to debut is actually inspired by the Bill Murray movie, “What About Bob?” … tell us that doesn't pique your curiosity! You can catch us this month at our ECMA Celebration Show in uptown Saint John, March 20 th at the Water Street Dinner Theatre. It starts at 8pm with a set by the ever-so-talented, Hilary Branch. Tickets are now available! We also have a show on March 28th at Parkindale Hall outside of Petitcodiac, NB. 

In addition to our touring schedule, we are so excited to be teaming up with local hops growers, hippie musicians, and Galaxie Rising Star winners, Earthbound Trio as they get ready to record their new album.They will be recording here at Porchlight Studios with John on studio engineering and production. Check them out here: http://www.earthboundtrio.ca/ And we thought this was a quiet month! Hope to see you at one of our live shows!

Much love,
John & Lisa
Tomato/Tomato 

 
 
 

February Update

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Tuesday, February 03, 2015
February Update

Thank you for visiting our new website! We hope you find everything you're looking for :)

We have started this year with a bang! A few weeks ago, we released our second YouTube video; a cover of Bob Dylan's, "Don't Think Twice It's Alright". Check it out here: 
Our most exciting news is that we are nominees for this years ECMA's! We are up for Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the year and are so pumped to visit Newfoundland for the first time this spring to attend! While there, we will be playing showcases at the Breakout Stage as well as the Folk Stage...we hope to see you!
 
Our calendar is starting to fill up for the year and it's comforting in this cold to know that summer festival season is right around the corner...until then, we'll be bopping around the Maritimes and hope to see lots of you soon! Check out our tour dates here:

http://www.tomatotomato.ca/tour

Much love!
John & Lisa
Tomato/Tomato