Pick of the Day (Tomorrow Edition): Diamond Rings

Born John O’Regan in Toronto in 1985, Diamond Rings is a rising star on the Canadian music scene. As far as genre goes, he falls into the pop-electronica category, and in his videos and stage shows he typically toys with traditional notions of gender identity. In 2011 he released an album called Special Affections that was long-listed for the 2011 Polaris Prize, and later he accompanied Swedish pop star Robyn on her North American Body Talk tour.

And just a couple of weeks ago he was voted Toronto’s Best Vocalist in Now Magazine’s annual Best of Toronto issue. So you could say he’s Regina’s version of Belle Plaine (except in a different musical genre). 

Thursday Diamond Rings is in town to play a show at the Exchange. Backing him up will be the group Gold & Youth. To give you a taste, here’s  the single “I’m Just Me” off Diamond Ring’s new album Free Dimensional.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.