SHOW UPDATE: Two pieces of important news about my show in Düsseldorf coming up the weekend after next… aka BAUSTOFF POP UP CONCERT!

(1) NEW DATE! Concert been moved to Saturday November 25th! @ Baustoff Cafe (Rather Str. 50) **mark your calendars!

(2) CHRIS SABUCCO (of the Aberrations) is opening the show with a set of his tunes! So pleased to be joined by fellow Canadian (though, longtime Düsseldorfer) for a night of original, contemporary folk/rock/pop songs! Yay! :D

I hope you can make the new date. Hopefully the second bit of news will make up for the confusion of the first!

See you soon, D-dorf! PS, Mine is a duo show, with the most fabulous Sascha Düx joining my set on electric guitar.



Catch Karyn live in
Bordeaux FR (solo) – Sa Nov 18,
Düsseldorf DE (duo) – Sa Nov 25**,
Kaiserslautern DE (duo) – So Nov 26 and
Köln DE (duo) – Sa Dec 2!

** Please note the date change for Düsseldorf!**

Sascha Düx is joining Karyn on the duo shows with his snazzy electric guitar playing!

Chris Sabucco (of the Aberrations) will open the show in Düsseldorf!
Additional acts in Köln TBA!

More details on the tour page.


Buying credit for my European mobile…


Tonight in TORONTO Karyn gets into some Shenanigans! with the Coincidence Men & friends. Karyn appears a special guest during this Improv Comedy show, singing two songs and helping to raise funds for Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club.

Shenanigans! Comedy show in Toronto September 30th, 2017.

“We’re back with more tequila-fueled comedy variety show goodness! Improv with The Coincidence Men and guests Kinsey Fail and Hot Garbage Players! Stand-up with that Merry Jane of Comedy Lianne Mauladin! And we’ve added the fresh flavour of ‘Ginger & Minge” aka Linda Julia Paolucci and Gordon Neill! Plus a few words from Savoy Howe!

Our musical guest will be Karyn Ellis! “[One of] Five must-see songstresses, NXNE Highlights: this delicate, sweetly-melodic Toronto songstress needs to be heard.” ~ Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail.

The proceeds from this month’s show will be a fundraiser for OUTSIDE THE RING, a a longtime recreational boxing program of the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club that caters to female-identified individuals who have experienced violence. Read more here:

Admission will be a suggested $10 minimum donation at the door. 8pm sharp.”


ÜBER excited to be part of the David Bowie Tribute Night at Zakk’s here in Düsseldorf Germany THIS SATURDAY (Sept 23rd). The glitter is a-flowing and I’ve got a couple of hawt players joining me (Sascha Düx on guitar & Lorenz Naumann on piano & bass).

Come see me live out my dreeeeeeam!!!! Or if not for that, then come check out the myriad of awesome bands playing their renditions of Bowie songs. It is going to be E-P-I-C.


Visit my Tour Dates page for more details.

You can also find more info and links on the Facebook Event Page.

Bevor im Februar 2018 David Bowie´s Musical Lazarus als deutschsprachige Erstaufführung ans Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus kommt,
lädt die Band ONE EYE OPEN im September zum David Bowie Tribute ins Düsseldorfer Zakk ein.
Beim 6. “Evening with ONE EYE OPEN und Friends” setzten sechs junge Bands/Künstler dem im Januar 2016 verstorbenen Künstler
ein musikalisches Denkmal und interpretieren ihre wichtigsten Bowie Songs auf ganz eigene Art.
Das Line up mit:

Alex Amsterdam:
der Jazzband Little Earthquakes!!
der kanadische Sonwriterin Karyn Ellis:
dem Düsseldorfer Vocal Ensemble Jollypops:
verspricht einen wunderbar abwechslungsreichen Abend.
Natürlich werden auch
One Eye Open:
wieder 4 Songs in ihrer Interpretation beisteuern. !

SAMSTAG 23. September 2017 19h
DÜSSELDORF / ZAKK / Fichtenstr. 40
An Evening with ONE EYE OPEN & Friends – Tribute to David Bowie
Tickets & Info:


Oh boy, things have been quiet here on the website. Not so much because things haven’t been happening in my world, but because I have been swept up in the rush of traveling and touring and songwriting and moving (finally grabbed the rest of my things in BC and brought them back to Toronto, after four years in G.’s basement!) Took my reclaimed electric guitar and champ amp and gave it a whirl on two weeks of dates across Canada, with my buddy Richard Garvey. Been to Europe twice. In fact, that’s where I am now…

And so, let’s just change things up shall we?
Photo of Karyn Ellis

Because THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15th), I am playing in DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY at a festival called: Metro Unboxed. 19:00 to 22:00 at the Forum.

Then on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd, finally! A legitimate reason to wear my sparkly hot pants on stage…. I am part of a David Bowie Tribute Night hosted by One Eye Open, also in DÜSSELDORF. Oh yeaaaaaah!

By the way, Sascha Düx is playing electric guitar with me on both of these gigs, and Lorenz Naumann will tinkle keys and bass strings on the 23rd! I am a lucky, lucky human. You will be too, if you come to the shows. ;)

Curious? Want more details about both these shows?
Right here ==> tour dates page.


Delighted to be heading back to KÖLN tomorrow afternoon for another coffee & cake concert at Cafe MidSommar! It’s an early show from 15:00 to 17:00. And hurray! Sascha Düx will be joining me again for this final show of the spring tour. See you there!

Check tour dates for more info.