Music is best experienced LIVE!
We're currently booking events for another exciting year! Stay tuned for show announcements on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our email list.
Whether you're naughty or nice, Poor Man's High will play sets for you twice on our favourite stage in the city! Stay tuned for details for the return of TOAST Roast -- The Office -style Holiday Party that doesn't suck!
THURSDAY, December 21st - Mark your calendar now...
We've had a blast performing over the years! Here are some samples of what we've been up to.
Remember the old Junction City Music Hall? The foul smell, limited seating, and men's room1970's softcore porn? Well, we miss that place, too! Fortunately, new owners cleaned up the space, turned it into an unpretentious "nicer" venue, and renamed it Junction Underground. Thanks to all who came to see PMH rock 2 sets in the new & improved version of one of our favourite Junction-neighbourhood venues. And, thanks to DJ Jason "The Boogie Man" Hynes for a great night fantastic rare grooves!
Poor Man's High was back once again for the annual Queen West Art Crawl in Trinity Bellwoods Park!. Thanks to all who joined us for this FAMILY-FRIENDLY, FREE event. We'll took the stage at 12PM for a 45-min set of upbeat crowd favourites. Hope to see you there again next year!!!
Poor Man's High was incredibly honoured and excited to bring our high-energy show to the 25th anniversary edition of Romero House's Wanda Road Street Party! The road was closed off for the afternoon into the night for the party and the weather and energetic crowd were stunning! What a fabulous way to meet the community in a friendly, open air environment. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us!
PMH burned down the Garrison with a blazing hot opening set for our first-ever 4/(20+1) party with Toronto's own The Human Rights! The amazing night was supported by world-class local DJs Jay NuFunk and DJ Chocolate on the 1's and 2's who kept the crowd rocking to reggae until the wee hours.
Performing for the 1st time at the legendary Linsmore Tavern, we delivered our blend of Funk n' Reggae to Rock n' Soul to Toronto's East End! Our show staved off the typical post-New Year's lull and set the century-old venue ablaze! Thanks to all the diehard partiers who helped us start the new year with a bang!
We were back for another round at our favourite annual Arts festival! -- the Queen West Art Crawl!!!
This early (12:30 PM start), FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY show (with a BEER GARDEN right next to the performance area) was a blast as always!
We lit up The Junction and set Summer 2022 on fire! Thanks to everyone who joined us for a night of LIVE Funk n' Reggae to Rock n' Soul at the fabulous 3030 Dundas West in one of Toronto's funkiest neighbourhoods.
We rarely do private shows, but this one was too good to pass up. (Show was originally booked for June 2020 was rescheduled to 2022.)
Our first on-stage show since the start of the pandemic was a smashing success! We returned to our favourite live venue -- 3030 in the Junction -- just in time for our annual holiday party. Through the good graces of the Universe, we managed to sneak in the event literally on THE last night before the final lockdown of 2021! Thanks again to everyone who joined us. :D
Poor Man's High continued to be a favourite at the annual QWAC and we were back for the 2021 edition! The festival was online again due to Covid. Our pre-recorded show featuring brand new songs debuted on Sunday September 19th and closed out the festival.
Poor Man's High had been a favourite at the annual QWAC three times prior to the Covid Pandemic! In 2020, the festival was online due to Covid. Our pre-recorded show debuted on Sept 17th and is now available on YouTube. The show includes segments shot in front of a socially distanced live audience (in a laneway!) as well as some fun bits filmed in a studio. https://bit.ly/3ieEt6s
Our annual holiday party went off fabulously! A full-house at Axis in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood joined us for a FREE event to celebrate the holidays and closeout 2019 in style. Thanks to everyone who came out!
We played a super high-energy 30-minute set in a showcase of funk and soul bands our first INDIE WEEK CANADA show!
Presented by Slaight Music & Alechemist Brewing Company at Supermarket in Kensington Market.
We put on a HORROR SHOW of a party at the Junction City Music Hall, our favourite basement in The Junction! With Carter & The Capitals, BORT and ESCALATE we had a FUNKY FREAKY good time with a number of new songs and our new line up!
It had been a long time coming. After 6 years and a handful of line up changes, Poor Man's High released our debut album at none other than the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in the heart of downtown Toronto! We shared the showbill with 3 other bands and delivered our best show yet including new originals and covers. The incredible Fat As F*ck, global groovers The Future Primitive and high-energy up-and-comers Tomacco. rounded an amazing night of live music, homegrown in Toronto!
Poor Man's High with Lese Majesty and friends rang in the holiday season and bade farewell to 2018 in style in our favourite subterranean party place. The Junction City Music Hall was the perfect backdrop for this yuletide spectacle as we played new materials and shared good cheer with friends old and new. Some special treats and activities including a 50/50 draw rounded out the night of fun!
Poor Man's High was back and better than ever at the 2018 Queen West Art Crawl! It was a gorgeous day to play the Performance Stage, southwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. The family-friendly daytime show comes complete with a convenient beer garden adjacent to the stage! Many thanks again to our families and friends -- old and new -- who came out and enjoyed both the fabulous artists' and artisans' booths, as well as our and other performers' FREE live shows.
What a party!!! Thanks to everyone who joined us for it! This was auBrey's 50th BIRTHDAY party; 25 years since auBrey's old 60's soul n' r n' b band, Soul Hammer, formed;
and 3, it was the 5th anniversary of Poor Man's High! (We also released our 1st single that night!)
Poor Man's High kicked off the Summer of 2018 opening a great night of music with 4 bands including the highly acclaimed ColinResponse, up and coming Toronto alt-rockers Tomacco and Til Howl!