Five Minutes With: Vancouver Multidisciplinary Singer Toddy

In a world brimming with avenues for self-expression, Toddy stands at the forefront of innovation. Blending elements of drag, standup comedy, opera, classical, and pop music, Toddy (she/they) is reshaping the landscape of pop stardom with their upcoming debut album, “Always.” Hailing from Vancouver, Toddy’s journey began with a childhood teddy bear that inspired their chosen moniker. From performing in the Children’s Chorus and operas in Calgary to studying opera at McGill University in Montreal, Toddy’s artistic evolution took them on a path that seamlessly intertwined comedy and drag. Drawing inspiration from a diverse musical palette including rock, opera, and pop, Toddy leverages their classical training to craft a captivating collection of tracks on “Always.” With influences ranging from Kylie Minogue and Christine And The Queens to KISS and David Bowie, Toddy’s music pulsates with energy and glamour, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary pop music.

Toddy

Name:

Toddy

Genre:

Glam rock, pop rock, alternative

Founded:

2024

# of Albums:

Release in June 2024!

Latest Album:

‘Always’ coming June 2024!

Latest Single:

Wounded

Latest Video: 

Favourite musician growing up:

Il Divo, I listened to their albums every single day throughout elementary school!

Favourite musician now:

Brandi Carlile and Maria Callas

Guilty pleasure song:

TAKE ME OUT! by Fionn

Live show ritual:

A cold PBR and air punches

Favourite local musician:

Leo DE Johnson! Total powerhouse of a performer and vocalist.

EP or LP?

LP! I want a full story.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl for sure.

Road or studio?

Studio! Maybe one day it will be the road but right now I love a good 12-hour studio day.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Album release show on July 4th at The Fox Cabaret!

Where can we follow you?

Instagram

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Fat Mao! Their Khao Soi with puffed tofu is perfection.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Main Street going through Chinatown because I am always steps away from Fat Mao and their Khao Soi.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Does a beach count? If so, Wreck Beach! I’m a prairie person so the beach is still such a treat.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Fox Cabaret!

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Highlife Records & Music on Commercial Drive!

 

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