Tower of Song is a duo-- Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone-- based in Victoria, BC, Canada, who re-imagine and interpret the songs of Leonard Cohen, as well as present original material.  They collaborate with a rotating cast of guest artists.

Tower of Song at the Victoria Event Centre

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, Victoria

Doors open 7pm, show 8pm. We always love playing in our beautiful home town. Join us for a special evening of music and poetry in honour of our hero Leonard Cohen. Advance tickets through the link below (Eventbrite) and at Lyle's Place (770 Yates St).

Western Canada CD release tour, and festival season 

During our Western Canada CD release tour, we played more than 30 shows over the course of 6 weeks, and across 4 provinces.  You know you're on tour when you start measuring distance in units of Provinces, rather than kilometres.  Check out these links to tour-related press:

CBC Radio: Singing in the Tower of Song

The Winnipeg Free Press: First they took Vancouver: duo reimagines Leonard Cohen's music

Metro Calgary: Tower of Song: Folk artists put their own spin on Leonard Cohen

Regina's The Leader Post: Dreamy arrangements fuel Tower of Song

Kelowna Daily Courier: Hallelujah to Cohen


The Coastal Spectator: 5 Questions with Glenna Garramone of Tower of Song

And some recommendations via Leonard Cohen fan sites:

Dr. H Guy: the Leonard Cohen Online Journal: CD release concert recommendation
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Recommended Listening: In City and In Forest


Leonard Cohen Forum: New Tribute


We were thrilled with the reception we received across Western Canada, and we are grateful to all the promoters, hosts, fans, and friends who made this tour possible. 

Festival Season is upon us, and both members of Tower of Song (Glenna Garramone and Oliver Swain)  have been busy with other projects throughout the summer.  Glenna made her official debut as the new keyboard player in Short Story Long, the band that accompanies spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, with a concert at The Banff Centre last week.  Oliver Swain has been rocking stages with his band Big Machine at Winnipeg Folk Fest, and Vancouver Folk Fest.  Tower of Song will be making a cameo appearance during Oliver Swain's Big Machine sets at the Calgary Folk Fest this weekend, and we'll be playing 2 full sets as Tower of Song at ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art, August 1-3.

 

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Our debut album, In City and In Forest, was released on April 22, 2014. Click on the image of the album above to order your copy.

Our debut album, In City and In Forest, was released on April 22, 2014. Click on the image of the album above to order your copy.