LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • Jani Lauzon
    Juno Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Gemini Award Winning Puppeteer, Award Winning Screen Actress, Multi-Nominated Stage Actress, Filmmaker.

    Jani will be performing at Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON November 26! Indigenous Spirit Songs, will feature artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage. "I have always tried to present an open ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon gospel shows at Hugh’s Room. While all of the shows have been unique, I am particularly excited about our Nov. 26 show titled Indigenous Spirit Songs. It will be a wonderful celebration of Indigenous voices, conveying significant diversity of musical expression. Sadie Buck, Jani Lauzon & Twin Flames are all extremely accomplished artists in their own right and I can’t wait to participate in the exchange that happens when we are all on stage together. Come and connect to voices deeply rooted in the longest standing traditions of this country and share as we make connections to help us all move forward together." ~ Ken Whiteley Brunch from 1pm with Music from 2pm. Get your tickets and table reservations now from

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: JANI LAUZON on the Drew Marshall Show s

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

    Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD! We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details. (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

Special Guests

  • Kim Phuc Phan Thi — Author Of FIRE ROAD: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace
    In Fire Road, Kim Phuc - the Napalm Girl, finally tells her story of unexpected survival, a life in constant pain as the tool of a communist regime, love, family, and the unshakable, life-altering faith that set her free. It's a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Kim Phuc running in agony moments after napalm bombs fell from the sky, bringing hellish fire that burned away her clothing and seared deep into her skin. Left for dead in a hospital morgue, Kim miraculously survived—but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her beloved home and village, her country's freedom, as well as her childhood innocence and happiness. Kim's coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns, unrelenting physical pain throughout her body, and being handled for political propaganda. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul? Fire Road is a story of both unrelenting horror and unexpected hope, a harrowing tale of life changed in an instant. Struggling to find answers in a world that only seemed to bring anguish, Kim ultimately discovers strength in someone who had suffered himself, transforming her tragedy into an unshakable faith.

    *Kim Phuc Phan Thi is a UNESCO Goodwill ambassador who travels to hundreds of events every year around the world. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her commitment to global peace and reconciliation. this includes six honorary doctorates—including doctorates of law from York University, Queen's University, and University of Lethbridge—for her work supporting child victims of war around the world through the nonprofit organization KIM Foundation International. She helped launch the Restoring Heroes Foundation, an organization that serves military and first-responders who have suffered traumatic scars, burns, or amputations by providing them access to state-of-the-art medical treatment. Kim and her husband have two grown sons and live in the Toronto area

  • Sultans Of String — Juno Nominated Recording Artists
    CHRISTMAS CARAVAN TOUR! Celebrate the season and The Sultans Of String Christmas CD release on Saturday, December 2, 8:00pm @ The Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 2015 JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, The Huron Carol (with gorgeous newly-translated Indigenous lyrics), Little Drummer Boy, a Feliz Navidad ska party, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells. Sultans of String are joined by shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry, Emmylou Harris, Alanis Morissette). *Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO Award nominations (Canada’s Grammy), 1st place in the ISC (15,000 entries), and 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards out of 8 nominations. Bandleader and violinist Chris McKhool was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in creating community through music. Sultans of String have been crisscrossing North America for the last several years. Equally at home in a concert series, folk or jazz club, or festival setting, they have been featured at many taste-making forums such as JUNOFest, legendary jazz club Birdland in NYC, the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in the UK, and California’s hip music scene, including the San Jose Jazz Festival. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. Sultans of String have performed live on BBC TV, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, and on SiriusXM in Washington DC.

    *To find out if The Sultans of String Christmas Caravan Tour is coming to a town near you, head to

    Michael Coren’s recent article “Ominous signs that the next war in the Middle East is coming, and it won't be pretty!” have many in the religious world wondering about how it all ties into “The End Times / Armageddon”. Apparently, the Bible indicates that the “end of the world” will likely involve places like Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and even Russia. Joining us to discuss why the Holy Land is about to explode - again... CLICK HERE to read Michael's article

    Michael Coren - Author, Broadcaster, Journalist
    Michael is an author, radio personality, columnist and speaker. For four years he hosted the television show, The Arena on Sun News Network every weeknight and for 13 years before that The Michael Coren Show on CTS. He won numerous awards, both in Canada and the US and hosted more than 4000 episodes. He is a columnist for Ottawa Life, Snowbirds Magazine, The Landowner and appears on Newstalk 1010 radio every week, where he is also a guest host. He is also a monthly columnist for The Toronto Star and The Winnipeg Free Press and a regular contributor to The Walrus, Metro News, the Canadian Jewish News and several other publications. He appears on TVOntario’s The Agenda and guest hosts on CKTB radio. He is the best-selling author of fourteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He has contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography and several other anthologies. He is published in many countries and in more than a dozen languages. Michael has received several honorary doctorates and awards for his writing and broadcasting. In 2005 he won The Ed Murrow Award for Radio Broadcasting, in 2006 The RTNDA Radio Broadcasting Award, in 2007 the Communicator Award in Hollywood and in 2008 the Omni Award for his television show. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his “services to media.” In 2013 he was named “Columnist of the Year” at the Catholic Press Association awards in Denver.


    Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
    Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Toronto, amidst twenty-first century, Western values. He attended public school. But at night, his parents insisted he also attend Islamic madrasa. Mubin joined the Canadian Army Cadets, used drugs, had sex and partied just like the other kids. He fit right in—until he didn’t. Going through an acute identity crisis at age nineteen, Mubin recommitted himself to Islam. But a chance encounter with the Taliban in Pakistan and then exposure to Canadian extremists took him down the militant jihadi path. Mubin initially celebrated the 9-11 attacks, although he found the killing of innocent civilians in the name of Islam disturbing. 9-11 prompted him to travel again, to Syria—to become involved in the “great jihad”—the Muslim version of the final apocalypse in “the land of Sham and the Two Rivers.” There he learned the truth of his religion and faced a fork in the road. Mubin went back in—but this time working undercover with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Ultimately joining the “Toronto 18”, Mubin walked a tightrope between Western culture and Islamic jihad. Risking everything, he gathered inside information about the group’s plans for catastrophic terror attacks—to detonate truck bombs around the city of Toronto, behead the Prime Minister, and storm the Parliament Building in retaliation for Western intervention in Muslim lands. Their cadres included Americans who had similar ideas for Washington, D.C. Mubin Shaikh is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. His is a story of growing up Muslim in an age where militant jihad is glorified, of being caught between two identities and finally emerging victorious. Because of this courageous experience, Shaikh is considered an expert for topics related to radicalization and violent extremism and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN and multiple outlets to speak on these topics. He remains closely connected to various governments and their national security functions.

  • Lindsay Vandenhurk — Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Owner of Discover Your Yoga
    Does the holiday season stress you out? Our yoga pal, Lindsay, is here to help us BREEEEEATHE. Known for her inspirational teaching style and ability to create a safe and sacred space for students to practice, Lindsay supports students in finding their own expression for each posture while exploring and playing with their growing edge, helping them let go and delve deeper into the inquiry of self. Her classes are a blend of Kripalu/Vinyasa Flow yoga infused with yoga philosophy, technical alignment, her heartfelt humour and the occasional four-letter word. Her classes emphasize compassionate, non-judgmental self-awareness, developing witness consciousness, being present in the moment and the practice of yoga, not only on the mat, but off the mat as well. She has travelled extensively around the globe and draws on these life experiences to bring you a truly multi dimensional practice.


  • Margot Van Sluytman & Glen Flett — The Daughter Of A Murdered Man & The Man Who Did It
    In trouble with the law since he was a child, Glen spent twenty-three years behind bars. He was sentenced to 21 years to life in 1980 for shooting to death a Hudson’s Bay store manager during a Brink’s hold-up in Toronto. After years of living a violent crime filled life, Glen became a Christian while he was at Kent Institution in 1982. Glen’s sentence was reduced by the Ontario Court of Appeal to 14 years to life. In 1987, he married his wife Sherry at William Head Institution. Paroled in 1992, Glen is the founder and co-facilitator of L.I.N.C. (Long-term Inmates Now in the Community). In 1996, Glen was awarded the University College of the Fraser Valley’s volunteer of the year award for another programme he developed called Partners in Learning which pairs tutors from Ferndale Institution with at risk youth in alternative schools in Mission and Abbotsford. He believes strongly in the concept of restorative justice with its empowerment of victims and ultimate goal of a safer community for all.

    When Margot Van Sluytman was 8-years-old her parents moved from Guyana to Canada in order to bring up their three children in a safer environment. In March 1978, when she was 16, Margot’s father was murdered during an armed robbery at the Hudson Bay store where he worked. Many years later Margot embarked on a path of reconciliation with her father’s killer. Today she is a poet, publisher and founder of the Sawbonna Project, a justice organisation that encourages respect, responsibility, and relationship within the crucible of our shared-humanity.