An Evening with the Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonorealistes

An Evening with the Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonorealistes
Sushi Performance and Visual Art
March 6, 2010

Biographies

The Canadian band Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonoréalistes (Daniel Wong and Mary-Anne McTrowe) resides in the liminal space between folk rock band and tongue-in-cheek art project. The Cedar Tavern Singers’ songs are a blend of the naïve awkwardness of one’s first basement rock band and the sardonic façade of the overeducated. Set to catchy tunes and sensibilities, the band wryly conveys the artistic condition, soulfully delivers art history education, and from time to time belts out a well-loved standard—in all this, the band explores the sort of passion that compels a teenager to pin a shaky hand-rendered Morrissey drawing to his or her wall—except in this case, Morrissey is likely to be substituted with Baldessari. Daniel Wong received an MFA from the University of Western Ontario. Mary-Anne McTrowe received an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal.
Website: http://thephonorealistes.com/