sat feb 23, 8PM
The Riches are a Toronto based band established in 2017. Art rock with hypnotic synths and silver trumpets. Fronted by a suited lounge singer, the music is moody, surprising and unconstrained by genre.
Musical influences: David Bowie, Lou Reed
The Band: Robert Watkins – Vocals and Principal Songwriter
Eric Smale - Guitar
Brett MacDonald – Synth and Trumpet
Grant Drygas - Bass Guitar
Kyle Skillman – Drums
The Riches have performed in some of Toronto’s best venues and were last Spring’s unofficial closer of The Horseshoe Tavern’s CMW Weekend Showcase. In early 2018, they performed amidst an art installation by visual artist Tharpa Gaton, transforming 918 Bathurst Centre into a sparkling shore of alien gems and artefacts.