HOME GAMES Megan Hamilton and her Volunteer Canola swing by the Boat (158 Augusta) tonight (Thursday, September 6). $5. 416-593-9218.
NICKNAME Meg, Meganeenipoppoleeni (from her dad, apropos of nothing); the Eviscerator.
POSITION Vocals, guitar, piano, autoharp and a bit of accordion. (Subs in on glockenspiel, tambourine and shakers in Shelby Lamb's band.)
TEAM MEMBERS Shelby Lamb (electric guitar, backup vocals); Jesse Laine (drums); Neil Klassen (bass); Steve Puchalski (keys); Jimmy Rose (electric guitar).
ROOKIE YEAR Started formal piano lessons at age five. Hated practising, so she'd record practice sessions on a tape recorder and play it really loud while watching after-school specials. Picked up guitar in mid-20s, and started performing for audiences when she started myWORD series.
STATS how we think about light EP (2007); Feudal Ladies Club (2006).
SPECIAL TALENTS Held her breath longer than anyone when she took synchronized swimming. Currently skilled at cramming a large number of household items into small boxes. Ace van packer.