Michael Menegon is a rock and roots-based Toronto singer and songwriter.  The road to his writing comes through a winding terrain of alternative expressions; contemporary text and movement theatre – dance – music improvisation and various other side stops.   His instinct for writing songs that connect the personal with the universal has garnered him accolades with his peers and Toronto audience.  

Menegon's songs often come from an onslaught of emotional connections to his environment; whether it be from the heart, observations of the mind or connections with the people he knows.  

 

“Time is Now”, Menegon's second release in four years, is a collection of work coming out of challenging times.  Challenges to perceive new realities, challenges to overcome difficulties and challenges to come through on a balanced note.

 

Menegon philosophizes, “Listening to music can help you figure things out.  ​Writing it connects you to its subtleties, minutia and clarity of direction.

 

Born and raised in Montreal, Menegon first picked up the guitar when he was eight years-old and played in bands as a teenager.  He grew up with the sounds of jazz, opera and rock n' roll and would often clear the living room to dance like a crazy fool.

Creating music is one of his pursued passions.  Within his entrepreneurial renascence, Menegon has created as an actor, contemporary dancer and choreographer, director of arts festivals, composer for dance and owner of an Organic Chocolate Shop. 

Perhaps ironically, it wasn't until Menegon started training and working as a professional contemporary dancer that he fully connected with his musical roots.  He was fortunate to meet and apprentice with Cuban born percussionist Ricardo Abruet while he trained at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre and stoked the coals for his love of music.  He has interpreted music as a dancer, created music for choreography and now records it for expanded listening.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:

 

New Album single & video:

'Connected...not the same' now available on YouTube, Bandcamp and all major streaming services​.

 

'TIME IS NOW' -

available March 5th, 2021.

For pre-orders visit: michaelmenegon.bandcamp.com 

Past Gigs:

June 6th, 2019 Duggan's Brewerey Thurmo Thursdays

May the 4th be with you., The Dock on Queen, Toronto, May 4th , 2019

A duo evening with Bass player Richard Begley at Bar and Fire Grill, Mitchell, Ontario on February 15th, 2019

 

Michael and 20 Thousand Days played the Tranzac Club's Southern Cross Room, October 10, 2018.

 

Michael was part of the ABC Songwriter's Circle on May 29th, 2018 in Toronto, sharing the stage with  Blair Packham and John Muirhead.

20 Thousand Days  The Dock on Queen in Toronto, Friday March 23rd, 2018 with a semi acoustic evening of intimate songs.  This is becoming a regular venue for the band to play at and this time the full band will be playing as keys player Paul Smith joins the band

20 Thousand Days plays The Opera House in Toronto, January 26th as part of the Kickstand Sound's Hello 2018! Showcase.

 

Interview with Allen Bell:

Interview with International radio host Allen Bell about the debut album, "I  Just Live Here" is now available on mixcloud.  Get the word on Menegon's thoughts and insights into the making of the album and more . . .

https://www.mixcloud.com/…/michael-menegon-i-just-live-here/

Residency

Michael and members of Twentythousandays, Donn Dixon and Richard Begley play 3 dates at Toronto's newest music venue, "The Dock on Queen", Thursday, August 31 - Saturday October 21st & Saturday November 25th.  A great intimate venue owned and run by singer-songwriter, Mimi  Emilie O"bonsiwan.

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