HOME GAMES Mueller-Heaslip and the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra play the Gladstone Melody Bar (1214 Queen West) on Sunday (September 28).
NICKNAMES The Evil Diva
TEAM MEMBERS Jen Wardle (sax), Alex Cheung (violin), Alex McMaster (cello), Ben Mueller-Heaslip (bass and keyboards), Chris Patheiger (drums)
ROOKIE YEAR "I was studying piano at U of T and not doing very well when I asked my teacher, ‘Do you think I'll make it as a pianist?' and he said, ‘No.' So I went out and drank about five shots of Jägermeister, and when I slammed down the glass after the fifth shot, I said, ‘Dammit, I really just want to sing.' So that was that."
LEAGUE Godspeed You! Black Emperor meets Billie Holiday meets Kurt Weill meets Philip Glass.
STATS Truth In The Dark (08); winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition
SPECIAL TALENT "I'm the worst dancer in the Western world."