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Join us for a songwriters roundtable, where members critique and provide feedback on each other's songs.

The roundtable will be hosted by singer-songwriter Phil Emery at The Central, a Toronto hot spot for musicians, artists and poets in the Bloor / Bathurst area of downtown Toronto, right next to Honest Ed's in the heart of Mirvish Village.

The Central is graciously giving our group the big room upstairs to hold our roundtable.



The roundtable is intended to provide a friendly and constructive environment to allow members to get feedback on their songwriting. All musical genres are welcome, including pop, rock, hip hop, country, folk, instrumental, ethnic, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, experimental, spoken word, and any others.

Members who don't have a song for group critique are still encouraged to attend. The more feedback, the better! This will also be a great opportunity for members to get to know each other.



Members will be randomly selected to present their song, which is then followed by discussion and constructive feedback from the group.  Each song will receive 10 to 12 minutes for presentation and critique.  If any members' songs do not get heard, they will be given priority during the group's next roundtable event.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Bring one pre-recorded song, or bring a guitar to perform it live for the group.  A laptop, mixer and speaker are provided so you may bring your recording on a portable player (e.g. iPod), a CD, or USB stick. For portable players, anything with a standard headphone jack (1/8") is OK.

A TECHNICAL NOTE: For members bringing a pre-recorded song, please ensure it is a MONO MIX, as there may be only one speaker available in the room.  Please contact the event host if you have a question about this.

SONG PROTECTION: To protect your song, it's recommended you record and copyright it before the session. You can easily do this by sending the song in a sealed envelope to yourself via registered mail. When you receive the envelope, don't open it or the proof of copyright will be negated!



WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2013

ROUNDTABLE: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Central, 603 Markham Street (about one and a half blocks southwest of the Bathurst station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line)

The roundtable will be on the second floor, in the room to your left when you reach the top of the stairs.  

EVENT PRICE: No admission fee, but please order a drink and/or a meal to support the venue



The Central offers a wide selection of inexpensive food items. There is no cover charge, but, if you can, please support The Central by ordering something to eat and drink. MENU.

PARKING: Metered parking is available on Bloor, Bathurst and Markham Streets. A city parking lot is located just north of Bloor on Markham Street. A private lot is located on Lennox Street.



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  • Michael B.

    As always, I had a great time. Always impressed with the talent and depth on knowledge of the group.

    October 29, 2013

  • Roland

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to perform and share their craft at the songwriting cafe tonight I appreciate the constructive feed back from everyone and the kind words shared it was my first time and it won't be my last I loved it and I will return to continue with fulfilling my journey to be a better songwriter player and performer. Thanks to the organizers and Phil for making this possible thanks again

    October 27, 2013

  • Ana


    October 27, 2013

  • Hélène Nicole R.


    October 27, 2013

  • Roland

    I am nervous at the idea of singing but I must get over the negative feelings inside of me, and reach for my dream. I'm looking forward to meeting this group I believe I will learn and gain positive knowledge from them. I will bring my guitar because I word like to jump right in and perform a song. thank you for accepting me into your group.

    October 27, 2013

  • Hélène Nicole R.

    It is my first time. I will bring a song on a cd. Should I bring my guitar? I have been singing for a living for 12 years, but just learning to play guitar for 2 months now.

    October 24, 2013

    • Alon

      Helene, you should do what's comfortable. There is a guitar there and if you ever get the urge to sing you are more than welcome to!

      October 26, 2013

  • tony s.

    I hope it's okay if my sister comes tomorrow. She won't have a song to share, she just wants to come hang out.

    October 26, 2013

    • Alon

      Always welcome!

      October 26, 2013

  • Rebecca E.

    I'll be working on Sunday! Bummer! Hopefully next month I'll make it!

    October 25, 2013

  • Domenico DiClemente V.

    So There is 35 of us this weekend..

    That's a big show!!
    Should be fun!

    October 24, 2013

  • tony s.

    Looking forward to this Sunday-the last one I attended was a blast.

    October 23, 2013

  • Michel F.

    Enjoy playing the guitar and singing out of key.

    October 13, 2013

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