New Show Announced: Beauties, Beats & Eats!

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There is always amazing fun and food to be had at 120 Diner and August 22, 2017 from 8:30-11:00 will be a spectacle of friends in harmony! Get it? Join us if you can!

Pay What You can!
120 Church Street, Toronto Ontario
8:30-11:30pm

Check us and follow if you wanna, yo!

Carla Cassanova: @caralovesart
Heather Christine: @HeatherChristineMusic www.HeatherChristine.ca
Arlene Paculan: @Arlene_Paculan www.ArlenePaculan.com

And me!
Kat Leonard: @katbandoo www.Katleonard.com (This link will touch itself! 😉

Happy happy summer, everybuddy! Let’s celebrate together!

xoxox
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8.15 KATBARET! — Paul Dore

I am beyond thrilled to have Paul Dore as part of KATBARET. Peruse him at www.PaulDore.com and you’ll see why!

KATBARET happens July 23 at 120 Diner, 120 Church Street Toronto, and on FB Live @katbandoo (Kat Leonard World)

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New Show Announced: KATBARET!

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Facebook Live event for you if you can’t make it live!
FB Live attendees get blown kisses! Live people get table dances!
Kat Leonard World 

Paul Dore!
Paul Dore is an author, podcaster and storyteller. He lives in Toronto with his two aloe plants, Peter and Mary.
www.pauldore.com. Twitter: @ jeffreypauldore

Carla Casanova!
Singer/Songwriter Carla Gonzalez was born in Venezuela but left her roots at a very early age to travel the globe. Music has been her lifelong passion & companion. She loves to make you smile & dance and remember that love is all that matters.
Twitter: @ carlalovesart

Phylitsa Phylactou!
Phylitsa Phylactou is a first-generation Canadian who attributes her love of dance and boisterous nature to Greek Cypriot roots. She is a busy wife and mom who is often caught bellydancing while performing household chores. She is motivated by a love of learning both professionally and personally.

And me– Kat Leonard!
Explosive irreverent theatrical musical comedy that leaves you with the drunken joy of a sugar rush. Building self-esteem, confidence and creativity.
www.KatLeonard.com Twitter: @ katbandoo

Tune into our FB Live feeds from Kat Leonard World and/or 120 Diner if you can’t make it live! If we can’t sit in your lap, we can blow you a kiss! NB: 120 Diner has deeeelicious foodstuffs!
#FierceFun!
Facebook Invite Here!

Hope to see you somewhere!
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Podcast chatter: I’m on!

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Just for your weekend I wanted to share this fantastic interview I recently gave on the Speaking For Profit Podcast.

I share:

  • The energy of live events and the importance of improvisation.
  • Creating connection with an audience and taking them through a shared experience.
  • Wordsmithing your talk to match your audience and maximizing humour.
  • Dealing with speaker groupies
  • And much more…

The show is hosted by award-winning TV producer and ‘speak to sell’ expert Jason Reid and world-class national TV host, performer and presentation trainer Cindy Ashton. You can expect nothing less than an extremely entertaining podcast that delivers high-impact strategy to rock the stage.

The podcast features world-class speakers, performers and business superstars as they share their untold stories from stage and beyond – and that includes me!   

You can listen into my episode and gain insights by clicking here:
http://speakingforprofitpodcast.com/ep-26-kat-leonard/

Hope you have a wonderful weeeeekend!

Lots of love, everybuddy!

🙂 xoxoxo

New Show Announced: Beauties and no Beast!

New Show Announced: Beauties and no Beast!
A night of musical bells and open mic!

Thursday April 6th 9pm-12am
120 Diner, 120 Church Street Toronto

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Come hear the musical creations of these fabulous ladies from the GTA all in one night! There’s also an opportunity for you to perform in our OPEN MIC section! Please sign up with us by sending a DM (DIRECT Message in our inbox) to RESERVE your open mic slot! LIMITED OPEN MIC SLOTS!

Carla Casanova
For Singer/Songwriter Carla Casanova, music is a life passion and companion with which she will make you smile and dance and remember that love is all that matters. @carlalovesart

Heather Christine
Heather Christine is an award-winning singer, songwriter, performer and community arts specialist hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. @HeatherBriss www.heatherchristine.ca

Arlene Paculan Music
Mississauga’s Arlene Paculan is a soulful pop singer-songwriter that creates music with passion, love, and heartache. www.ArlenePaculan.com@Arlene_Paculan

Kat Leonard World
Kat Leonard is a musical dancing comedian who leaves you with the drunken joy of a sugar rush. www.KatLeonard.com @katbandoo

 

FB EVENT LINK

Yoga Harry Potter! Magical!

Pop Up Asana Toronto announces HP Yoga T.O. ! An all-levels, magical Harry Potter yoga experience.

via Visit: A Magical Harry Potter Yoga Experience — The Harlton Empire

New Show Announced: WonderThanks! 


WonderThanks: Everything Goes! 

Because everything comes to an end and everything is accepted!
Let’s give a beautiful thankful send-off to The Central for hosting the arts and for helping to build an engaging loving inspiring community all these years! Come out to perform! Come out to hang! Join cozy friends! Meet new friends! Everything Goes! Bring what you will! 
Music, comedy, stories, dance, poetry, jam! Let’s raise our voices in thanks!

Please go to the FB event to sign up if you’d like to perform! 😀

KATBARET The First! (TBT)

KATBARET: Wherein I do what I want with my friends! Music! Laughter! Stories! This was the first ever live KATBARET, held at Free Times Cafe in Toronto June 2016.
#FierceFun

I cover Arlene Paculan’s My Plea— with her help!

 

I cover Heather Hill’s Last Train— with her help!

One of my favourite songs to perform is Jewel’s Foolish Games.
This song is like a prodigal son for me.
It either comes off like the sound of heaven or I eff it up completely.
It is always a surprise– just like life. And I love to play it like I love to play in life!

Stay tuned for future KATBARET shows by following this blog or joining the mailing list or connecting on social media! Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and FB: @katbandoo

KATBARET: BAGEL VIDEO!

KATBARET! Bagels! Laughter! Tears! #FierceFun

KATAPTATION: (What is a KATAPTATION? It’s an adaptation by KAT!) This is my Kataptation of Beyonce’s epic Halo. This has quickly turned into a fan favourite for me too and I soooooo enjoy performing it! For those who haven’t seen it, and especially for those who can’t get enough of seeing it, here is Bagel! I dedicate it to the bagel muncher in us all! Thank you, Bey! 🙂

 

This is an original! EVERLASTIC 
Backup Dancers: Carla Gonzalez and Raquel Victoria
Crowd: Amazing beautiful souls at 120 Diner in Toronto

 

KATAPTATION: This is the special dance finale from a KATBARET. This is my way of making music with my idol Madonna. It is a special mix of her instrumentals and my lyrics, taken from my one-woman show A Depper Kind Of Love about loving Johnny Depp. I call it Rhapsody! And with it I invite a dance party! Look at the gorgeous people here!

 

Stay tuned for the next live episode of KATBARET expected Spring/Summer 2017! And please send any requests along– you might just spark a KATAPTATION!

Lots of love, everybuddy!

xoxoxox

People Profile: Carmen Toth!

Meet Carmen Toth:
Singer-Songwriter, copywriter, mystic!

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Carmen Toth does some really cool and unique synth music! Here’s a sampling!

Carmen plays solo and also with peeps! You should see her play live! In fact, you should see her at The Horseshoe Tavern this Monday, Jan 16. Doors at 8:30. It’s a FREE show! She will be playing with a band (Jillian Bunting on bass and Kyle Sullivan on drums) and also playing new material off her upcoming EP produced by Derek Downham which will be released early spring 2017! Be the first to hear the tunes!

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Carmen is up for adventure and serious about making the world better with music. She has a mystic smile and a hearty laugh. This is what went down when I asked Carmen some questions!

What is your career?  I’m an advertising writer (copywriter) and singer-songwriter.

Is it the same as your passion? I would say yes, because I love expression and creativity.

 

What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career?  For singer-songwriter: biggest challenge right now is the lack of sustainability. Cannot make a living at it yet. Greatest reward is when someone says my music helped or inspired them. For advertising: biggest challenge is having to be creative under pressure. Biggest reward is when I surprise myself by actually being creative under pressure.

What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Practice, practice, practice. Never stop learning. Get out of your own way. Don’t be too proud to ask for help. Keep an open mind. Be scared, but do it anyway. Stay out of your comfort zone. That all applies to both careers, by the way.

What does it mean to be an artist? If you create art, you are an artist. I create music and concepts with words, therefore, I am an artist.

5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? No. I thought I would still be married (I’m now divorced) and I thought music would remain more of a hobby than the focus it now is in my life.

Where will you be in 5?  In 5 years, I could see myself playing tours and bigger music festivals and getting some film and TV placements for my songs if I continue to work as I have been doing. I could also see myself still writing for clients. Perhaps that writing for clients will extend to songwriting.

What would you say to your 8-year-old self?
Start learning guitar now. Don’t wait until your 20s.

What would you say to your 80-year-old self?
Congratulations on making it this far.

How lucky are you and why? I’m very lucky to be (for the most part) healthy and living in a free country like Canada. I also have an odd lucky streak when it comes to door prizes and draws.

What would people be surprised to know about you?  I honestly have no idea how to answer that. My actual age? (People think I’m younger, which is fine with me!) The fact that I like metal? (People assume I only like light stuff.) That I eat meat? (People tend to think I’m a vegetarian.)

What makes you laugh?  A lot of things. But especially funny animal videos and farts.

What is fun for you? Things where music is involved. Playing it, enjoying it. Hanging with friends or my cats. Being in nature. Sunbathing. Swimming. I love beaches on clean water you can swim in. Summer nights.

What makes you question humanity? All of the ugly racism that surfaced after Trump’s win. I had no idea it was still that rampant in North America. It made me very sad. We are all one human race. But those beliefs are learned. So I guess they can be unlearned. Which means there’s hope.

What is your favourite quote?
 It’s a tie between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Lindsey: “If you’re any good, you know you can be better.”
Stevie: “If you are gracious, you have won the game.”

Is there anything else you’re involved in that you’d like to plugto? 

Connect with Carmen at these sites! And connect at a live event if you can make it!

http://carmentoth.com/

https://www.reverbnation.com/carmentoth

https://www.instagram.com/carmentoth111/

https://twitter.com/CarmenToth13

https://www.facebook.com/CarmenToth111/

Have a great and musical day, everybuddy!

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