By: Dakota Arsenault
Toronto synth-pop singer Ralph played a huge hometown show in celebration of the release of her new EP, Flashbacks & Fantasies. Graduating to The Mod Club, she remarked how she had only ever been an opener at the venue and how this was a big deal for her. GRAE opened up the show for her.
Ralph spent the early part of 2019 by opening for Carly Rae Jepson on her latest Canadian tour, endearing the singer to many new fans. On the night of December 5th, this Mod Club had everything: Surprise appearances by members of The Beaches, TOBi singing a guest verse, all-male dancers, a four-piece horn section and even a drag queen. Stefon would surely recommend Toronto’s hottest new club to all music lovers looking for a good time.
On a more serious note, Ralph premiered a song that she had written before but never released called "Gasoline", bringing out a former band member to play the delicate ballad on a keyboard while she showcased her powerhouse vocals. Leandra Earl and Kylie Miller of The Beaches came out to do a surprising guest appearance on Headphone Season to the delight of the crowd while TOBi, a fan favourite, sang his part on Girl Next Door. Ralph brought out a horn section to rock the house on Gimmie and while they were tearing the roof off, she ran off stage to do an outfit change, going from slouchy sweater and acid wash jeans to a puffy pink bodysuit.
Ralph has already announced another Toronto date at Velvet Underground on February 14th playing with JOAN.