20 Questions with DESIIRE

How do you take your coffee/tea?

2 creams, 2 sugars.

What is something that if you haven’t done by noon, your day is going terribly?

Had coffee.

What would it be if there’s one thing you could change in the Canadian music industry?


Most-missed defunct music venue?

Wrongbar on Queen & Dufferin.

Who should they do a music biopic about?

Fela Kuti.

Dream creative collaborator, dead or alive?

Grace Jones.

Best place to people-watch?

The Studio.

Artist you wish would make another record?


One year from now you will be?

Making more music and playing shows.

What homegrown band/artist should everyone know and love?

Adria Kain.

If you were on City Council, what bill would you table?

Review of noise bylaws for music venues.

Quintessential Toronto or Canadian song?

The National Anthem?

Where would you move if you could live comfortably anywhere in the world for a year?

Anywhere in Africa.

What book is on your bedside table?

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What’s one song by another artist that is stuck in your head today?

IAMDDB – Famous

Best stress reliever?

Music making.

Vinyl or streaming?


Yoga or the gym?


Indie flick or Netflix binge?


Do you have any stories you want to share of memorable, formative, or inspirational experiences in the Toronto music community during the last 20 years?

I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazingly talented individuals in the past four years. From TiKA to Casey MQ, Shan Vincent De Paul, Keiko Argentina amongst others. Creating and building with creators from the city has enabled me to grow as an artist creatively and artistically

Don’t miss DESIIRE on night three of the Wavelength Winter Festival, Saturday February 15 at Longboat Hall. Get tickets here!