• WHAT THE HANUKKAH? — With Humble Howard Glassman and Zane Caplansky
    Humble Howard Glassman - Radio Legend, Comedian, Drew’s Favourite Jew Listen to Humble & Fred Radio every morning LIVE from 7am-9am on iHeartRadio, www.humbleandfredradio.com and Funny 820AM. The legendary team of Humble & Fred have been part of the Toronto radio scene since 1989. They began ruining the airwaves of the GTA at CFNY-FM and for the next 12 years they tortured their audience with a mixture of humor, irreverence and goofiness while CFNY morphed into 102.1 The Edge. They've been on CFNY 102.1 The Edge / Mix 99.9 CKFM / Mojo 640 / CIKR – FM / CHAM Funny 820 / CKSL / and even the mighty Newstalk 1010. Their careers have been used to pave the way for the likes of Mad Dog & Billy, Dean Blundell, and Regis & Kathie Lee. After being named Best Morning Show in Canada four times by the Canadian radio industry, then fired and screwed over by that same Canadian radio industry, these guys are back like a bad rash and are ruining podcasting and terrestrial radio once again *Humble Howard will be emceeing the 8:00 & 10:30 PM shows at Yuk Yuks in Toronto this Saturday December 15th. Head to www.yukyuks.com/toronto for tickets.

    Zane Caplansky - Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur On his weekly radio show LET’S EAT, Saturdays 11-12 on Newstalk 1010, and iHeartRadio Zane Caplansky talks about food and food trends and interviews other celebrity chefs from around the world. If you like good food -- this is the show for you! He’s also the owner of Caplansky’s Deli in Toronto, an authentic Jewish delicatessen. Check out his TEDx Talk, “On The Journey Towards A Perfect Sandwich”. TEDx www.caplanskys.com

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

  • The Ault Sisters
    The Ault Sisters are a Toronto-based vocal jazz trio composed of 3 sisters – Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna Ault. They are known for their signature close harmonies, reminiscent of such past vocal groups as The Manhattan Transfer, The Andrew Sisters and The McGuire Sisters. They are extremely versatile singers, with a genre-defying repertoire that draws from jazz, pop, r&b, blues, funk, folk, and even classic rock. An Ault Sisters’ show is normally comprised of a mix of standards and original tunes, carefully chosen to cater to the tastes of the venue and audience where they will be performing. This vocal trio has been producing music together for over a decade, with their first CD, Christmas Feelings, being released back in 2006. On disc and in performance, different sisters take the lead on different tracks, adding to the vocal variety, while their intricately interwoven harmonies form a central part of the songs which they perform. In 2010, The Ault Sisters began working with Toronto producer, Greg Kavanagh, and released their second CD, Butterflies, which contained a mix of jazz and pop songs, re imagined to feature the girls’ 3-part close harmonies. This was followed up by their most recent CD, Timeless, again produced by Kavanagh and released in 2014, which included the girls’ take on such classics as Boy From New York City, When I Fall In Love, Moondance, and For Once In My Life.


    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: THE AULT SISTERS - LIVE on THE Drew Marshall Show (2016)

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

TDMS 2018 Christmas Theme, Forgiveness

  • Jean-Paul Samputu — Singer/songwriter, Rwandan Peace Activist
    Three years prior to the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Paul Samputu, at the time a rising star on the East African music scene, spent six months in jail alongside thousands of other Tutsis who had been arrested in their homes. The jails were overflowing, so the government finally released the prisoners but the situation grew increasingly tense. In April 1994 over a 100-day period, nearly one million Rwandan Tutsis lost their lives at the hands of their fellow Rwandans, the Hutus. Among the dead were several of Jean-Paul’s family, including his parents, three brothers and a sister. To read the rest of Jean-Paul’s Story go to www.theforgivenessproject.com/jean-paul-samputu

    *Jean-Paul Samputu has distinguished himself as one of the most important African musicians of the world. With 16 albums under his belt, the Rwandan singer has an international career spanning 30 years. He was the winner of the prestigious Kora Award (the “African Grammy”) for Best African Traditional Artist in 2003 and the 1st place winner under the World Music category of the distinguished International Songwriting Competition in 2006, in Nashville,for his song ‘Psalm 150’. Jean-Paul was also designated as the first World Rhythms Fellow for the University of Dayton. He is the Universal Peace Federations’ Ambassador for Peace. He has received many accolades from the United Nations on behalf of his work toward peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. He is a tireless worker for Peace and a dedicated advocate on the issue of forgiveness. Samputu’s music testifies to the Rwandan tragedy as well as to his hopes for the future. He educates young people against genocide through panel discussions and forums at colleges and universities.


  • Simon McDermott — Author of THE SONGAMINUTE MAN: A Tribute to the Unbreakable Bond Between Father and Son
    The Songaminute Man is an extraordinary memoir by the father-son singing duo who were launched to internet fame after their "carpool karaoke" video went viral—an inspiring journey that shows it's never too late to achieve your dreams. Eighty-year-old Ted McDermott, a lifelong singer who earned the nickname Songaminute Man because of the many tracks he knew by heart, enjoyed a long career as an entertainer before his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2013. After the disease took its toll on Ted's relationship with his family, memory and mood, his son Simon found a unique way for them to connect again: carpool karaoke. Simon filmed the pair's joyful singing and the video went viral, garnering 60 million views and touching people's hearts around the world. Charting Ted’s incredible life against the backdrop of 1940s Britain to the present day—from his beginnings as the eldest of 14 children to the record deal that saw Ted’s voice hit the airwaves at the grand age of eighty—The Songaminute Man is a moving story of the devastating effects of Alzheimer's, the power of music, and the unbreakable bonds of family. *Simon McDermott is the son of 80-year-old Teddy McDermott, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013. The pair’s joyful carpool kar viral across the globe and raised over £125,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Simon and Ted won the Pride of Britain Award for raising dementia awareness. They live in the UK.

Special Guests

  • Chantal Desloges — Founder & Senior Partner of Desloges Law Group / Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration & Refugee Law
    Chantal’s practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, such as business class applications, skilled workers, family sponsorships, work and study permits, refugee cases, citizenship applications, plus Appeals and Judicial Reviews of refused cases. Chantal taught Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. In 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, followed by the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve on the Federal Court Rules Committee, and was re-appointed for a further term in 2016. In 2014, Chantal was elected to the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, where she continues to serve. In November, 2016, she co-authored a law book called “Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook.” Chantal has been called upon 15 times by Parliamentary and Senate Committees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues. She is the current Chair of the Board of Homes First Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing supportive housing in Toronto for severely marginalized individuals with the fewest housing options. Chantal is a regular immigration commentator on CTV Power Play, and has been interviewed by both national and local television stations such as CBC, CTV National News, W5, Canada AM, Global News and CP24. She has also been interviewed and quoted in national and local newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, National Post and the Ottawa Citizen.

  • Karen C. Bjerland — President, CEO of Faith Life Financial
    “FaithLife Financial is a membership organization whose unique approach is rooted in the belief that being wise with money and living generously go hand-in-hand as expressions of faith. We offer great products, competitive rates, solid results, AND we are a grow-to-give company. This means that by reinvesting a portion of our corporate earnings for member benefits and the causes members care about, we are able to give back. Guiding people to make wise choices about life insurance and investment products, to protect the people they love, is what we do. But there’s more, by helping people develop healthy money habits through five financial principles, we are able to help them feel more confident about their finances and lead generous lives. At FaithLife Financial, our view of money is that it’s a tool to help others, rather than just a goal itself. With a little guidance, people can protect the ones they love, accomplish their financial goals and give back along the way. We give our members opportunities to pay it forward through an exciting member benefit – ACTION TEAMS! This is an easy way for people to involve their family and friends to support the causes they care about. Members apply online to lead and Action Team and we send them a kit with team t-shirts, a banner, stickers, and $150 in seed money to help fund their event or service project. By helping people plan, protect and invest wisely, we can all live more generously. We believe that giving back is part of what makes FaithLife Financial strong – by giving we grow.”