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Marta Pacek celebrates “Voodoo Dolls” in Toronto

Submitted by on June 10, 2014 – 9:58 pmNo Comment

Marta Pacek and bandMarta PacekMarta Pacek might be born of Australia – but her deep personal connection to Canada keeps her coming back.

That’s why her official album release party for Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms was held right here in Toronto at the Cadillac Lounge on Queen Street West.

Not only is Pacek absolutely no stranger to Canada or Toronto itself, but she’s also well known at the Cadillac Lounge for sure.

The night opened up with Marta on the microphone, thanking the crowd for coming out to celebrate with her.

She receives an extremely warm reception no matter where she goes, not only because her music is charming and endearing, but because that music is a reflection of self for her.

Her pretty red dress warmed the room, too. _MG_3070Before the show even started, Marta was mingling in the crowd, lathering her fans with hugs and kisses and expressions of gratitude for their appearance and support. 

Back to her connection to the Cadillac Lounge, before the music started she showed the audience the amazingly well-produced low-budget video for her single “Nothing Going On” fresh off the new record, which was entirely filmed at the Cadillac Lounge. It was only fitting that she return for the release party.Marta PacekKeeping with that theme, she opened her set with that song live once she started playing around 9:30 p.m.

Before Marta came on at all, a nice little act by the name of Cat the Queen graced the stage and warmed the relaxed but partying country style crowd that came out in support of Pacek.

dancingThe Cadillac Lounge in an intimate and cozy venue, with not much standing room and a tiny dance floor, but that didn’t stop a few couples from busting a couple moves to the beat.

Pacek is such a talented singer and songwriter, and it’s refreshing to see a young singer like her just doing it so naturally, and enjoying it so much. No matter what style of music you enjoy, it’s impossible not to smile and tap your feet while taking her in.

Her songs are both upbeat and uplifting at the same time, while being easy to relate to in any walk of life. It’s nothing new for an artist to open each song with a little anecdote when playing to a live crowd. Pacek’s modesty while doing so is what separates her from the rest of the folkers in her genre.

Story by Devin Size, photos by ftfphotography.

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