The Tom Fun Orchestra have been making noise since the early half of the decade and having traveled across Canada several times, including appearances at the renowned Osheaga Festival in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Salmon River Folk Festival in BC. In 2007 they released their debut CD, You Will Land with a Thud to critical acclaim and recognition from Music Nova Scotia (Galaxie Rising Star New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year) and the East Coast Music Association (3 nominations, 1 win).
Tom Fun Orchestra will perform December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd at Governors with special guests appearing each week. Thursday December 1st they will be joined by rising indie rock collective The Den Scholars.
The Den Scholars were formed in late 2010 by singer-songwriter Brett Jerrett, who brought in some friends to back up his songs, and those friends brought in more friends who brought in more friends until the band grew into an inconveniently large collective.
After months of writing songs, the band debuted in March 2011 and have since been regulars on the live music scene in Cape Breton. Drawing on a wide range of instrumentation, including double bass, mandolin, saxophone, trumpet, banjo and ukukele, the band has been compared to the likes of Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire, while Jerrett’s raw and heartfelt songwriting brings to minds artists such as Kevin Devine and Jeff Tweedy.
Also scheduled to perform later this month as part of the Flying Horse Cabaret are blues rock duo Buck and Kinch, pop-folk octet The Yarnells, one man band Moving Arms and guitar and drum rock duo The Town Heroes. Shows are 10pm start and open to those 19 years of age and over.