Musical and Political Satirist
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It would be tempting to describe Todd as just another satirical songwriter. In reality, anyone who has experienced a Todd Butler performance knows they’ve seen one of the most dynamic, innovative and talented performers in Canada. By applying an outrageously creative brand of social commentary to a vast array of subjects, Todd’s shows are hysterically funny and bitingly satirical. But on top of that, his guitar playing and incredibly diverse song writing will, quite simply amaze you!
A veteran of over 20 years of live performing, Todd’s skills are honed to an exquisite point and he swings easily from lambasting politicians in hilarious political parodies to interpreting the latest news stories with a twist. Todd the storyteller takes over, enrapturing the audience with poignant tales of love, friendship, what it means to belong, to be an outsider, to be searching for something real in these crazy, virtual times. Each performance is crafted to the audience through extensive consultation and customization. Guaranteed to entertain you with a stunning combination of musical parody, whimsical wit, outstanding musicianship, and outrageous political satire, Todd Butler is today’s choice for event planners and corporations right across Canada.
Todd and his band (Todd is accompanied by Lee Oliphant on bass guitars and vocals and Vince Ditrich on drums and vocals) go from slow, smoky blues to breakneck bluegrass with ease. A night with these guys is a twisting journey through such varied musical terrain as Funk, R+B, Reggae, Country Swing, Blues, Bluegrass and thoughtful ballads in the finest singer/songwriter tradition.