Art by Bree Rawn
Six Shooter Records Announces Pride Party
Thomason, NYSSA, James Baley, & Fjord Mustang
+ Drag Kings Gay Jesus, Clarke Kunt Performing Six Shooter Songs
Thursday, June 22, 8pm.
Celebrate Pride and Toronto’s music scene at Six Shooter Records’ Pride Party. Six Shooter joins party forces with High Priestess Publishing and Twin Fang Records for a night of live music, dance, Drag Kings, and more. 1 night, 6 LGBTQ2S+ artists, 200 feather boas. Go B*tch! Tickets are extremely limited, reserve yours today via donation to The 519, a local organization committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
Six Shooter welcomes its newest artist signings, T. Thomason and NYSSA, to the label family in style, with both artists on the bill for the label’s event. Sweet bb T. is rightly on the radar as an important artist to be heard, for his songs and his perspective. The Halifax-based artist, currently a cast member of Sullivan’s Crossing (CTV/CW) will also release a remix of “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” by Australian electro-soul artist St. South on Friday, June 23, 2023.
NYSSA’s cauldron overfloweth. The Toronto-based songwriter/producer sources her considerable powers from the old gods of myth and magick, a potent convergence of ancient lore and rock and roll. Drawing on the idols, from Bacchus to Iggy Pop, NYSSA gathers force and transforms each stage into her altar. NYSSA is currently performing Wednesday nights at 10:30pm at The Dakota Tavern for her “Gemini Season” residency until June 21. Look for new music from NYSSA at the close of “Gemini Season.” Look for new music from NYSSA later this month.
Singer and ballroom dancer extraordinaire James Baley, brings his radiant energy to the show. Baley is part of the High Priestess roster, a publishing company collaboration between Kim Temple, Six Shooter’s Director of Sync and Licensing, and the label.
Also on the Pride Party bill is Fjord Mustang, a Toronto-based band and inaugural signing to Twin Fang Records, a brand new women and queer owned and operated label launched by Sarah Sleeth, Director of Operations at Six Shooter Records. Listen to Twin Fang’s first release, Solitaire, here.
About Six Shooter
Six Shooter Records is an independent record label with an award-winning, critically acclaimed roster of artists who defy easy classification. Founded in 2000 and based in Toronto, Six Shooter is driven by a belief in the power of art, exemplified by the company motto “I Can Live Forever.” The label’s current worldwide roster includes multiple JUNO Award winners Whitehorse, William Prince and The Dead South, now certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in the USA. Six Shooter is also home to world disruptor and Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, breakout chart topper Boy Golden, rocker Skye Wallace and newly signed artists NYSSA and T. Thomason. For more than two decades, Six Shooter has been built on a bedrock of top-notch songwriting with albums by artists such as Rheostatics, Elliott BROOD, Amelia Curran, The Deep Dark Woods, NQ Arbuckle and more in the catalogue.
For all of those who build their own trophies, “Go Bitch!” is an internal slogan that has galvanized Six Shooter’s staff, celebrated each other’s achievements, and energized a community to work for inclusivity and opportunity for all.
About High Priestess
High Priestess Publishing is a joint venture between female owned and led Six Shooter Records and Canadian music veteran Kim Temple. Created to develop a uniquely independent roster of songwriting talent, HP’s first signings were James Baley, SUN SUN and Witch Prophet, firmly aligning the company’s core values with those of the LGBTQ2S+ & racialized artist communities.
Since its inception and launch on the cusp of 2020, High Priestess has grown to include a roster of 40 artists, a staff of five and an impressive list of sync placements and songwriting credits. Along with these licensing opportunities, High Priestess’ focus is on admin cleanup and royalty collection, creative artist support, scoring opportunities and the Temple of Song collaborative incubator.
About Twin Fang Records
Let’s Rip: Twin Fang Records is here. The new independent record label raises its black cat flag as a sign of good things to come. Based in Toronto, Twin Fang Records is ready for a monumental first year of business.
Twin Fang is a place built on know-how, equipped to develop sharp and savvy release strategies and marketing campaigns for its roster with global distribution via Six Shooter Records. Twin Fang offers years of experience, attention to detail and a boundless respect for music and its makers. Female and queer-owned and operated, Twin Fang is a place built for women, queer, non-binary, trans folk and allies, with a mission to create more representation in the industry. Most of all, Twin Fang is a place built for community, a place where fandom lives and thrives, and a place for sharing newest faves with oldest buds.