Mo Sayk at the Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival

Friday, September 03, 2010 - 09:02 PM

Mo Sayk will be performing at the Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival on September 19th, Sunday from 1-2pm. This event is open free to the public. As well, this show will feature the return of Angie McIvor on Saxophones/Vocal. Angie is one of the original members of Mo Sayk.

Hope to see you there.

Avant-Garde Bar Show

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:10 AM

Next show will be at the Avant-Garde Bar, 135 1/2 Besserer St. inDowntown Ottawa. Hope to see you there.

Next Gig at the Mercury Lounge

Friday, April 02, 2010 - 09:37 AM

First, thanks to all the folks who showed up at the Nepean Sailing Club. It was a blast playing in front of so many people.

Next stop will be at the Mercury Lounge on April 24th. We're hoping more people come out and become "mosaykoholics". :)

There would be a cover charge for the show. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Thanks to Lex Doyle for the great poster.

See you all at the Mercury Lounge!

Nepean Sailing Club

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 03:09 PM

We are looking forward to see you at the Nepean Sailing Club. We're playing starting at 8:00pm. For those who are interested in having dinner at the club, please make reservations at Normally they have 2 sittings, 6:15 and 7:00 pm.

There will also be no cover charge for this show.

We have had changes in the band which now includes, Edwin Gans on Saxophone, Ryan Day on Keys. We have also added a couple of latin music covers and will be doing some jazz standards apart from the original Mo Sayk tunes.

Some news

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 08:06 PM
We are hoping to make this year a busy one for Mo Sayk and we intend to play out a lot more this year. First off, Mo Sayk will be playing at the Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization on Feb 13 as part of the dinner and dance fundraising event for the feature documentary “Voices of the People” to be produced by Sagesse Productions. Set on the Attawapiskat First Nation community, this documentary follows this Native reservation, its current third world conditions, and the heroes of the community fighting to create awareness and change. If you are interested in helping this fundraiser, come and see us at the Museum. It is a Black Tie Event and the cost for the Cocktails, Dinner, Dance and Auction Event is $125.

On other news, there also has been some personnel changes going on within the band. Angie, our saxophone player as well as her husband, Rick, who plays keyboards has left the band. Angie and Rick are expecting their first baby this coming spring. Congratulations guys.

Elage is also having a CD release party at the Le Petit Chicago in Gatineau on Feb 6. His CD is entitled "Askane". Some members of Mo Sayk will be coming out in support of his CD release. Check out his website at

If you can't make it to the fundraiser, see you all at the Nepean Sailing Club or at the Mercury Lounge.

A Big Welcome to Mo Sayk's new percussionist, Élage

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 08:38 AM

Mo Sayk would like to welcome their newest member. Élage M'Baye. Élage is a percussionist and song writer, who mixes traditional music from his home country Senegal with modern music. He has toured and performed all over Canada.

Welcome to Mo Sayk, Élage!!

On other news, Mo Sayk just recorded 2 tracks at the Blue Bear Sound Recording Studio. One of the tracks is for the soundtrack of the indie movie to be produced by Morrighan Films in Ottawa, entitled "Me, My Mom and a Whistle".

With these recordings, Mo Sayk is planning on releasing an EP in the very near future. The EP is entitled "Just A Little Mo'".

Update: Interview and Live Performance at Mozart's Basement

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 01:58 AM

We'd like to thank Rob Houghton for the interview and to John Griffiths for the great mix.

Here is the link to the podcast of the interview:

Mozart's Basement Podcast featuring Mo Sayk

Interview on WWFRN Radio Sept 10, 2009 10pm EST

Monday, September 07, 2009 - 12:43 PM

The World Wide Freedom Radio Network (WWFRN) is featuring Mo Sayk on "Mozart's Basement" on September 10 at 9pm EST. The show, hosted by Robert Houghton includes an interview with the members of Mo Sayk and also features a live performance by the band ( due to space constraints in the studio Mo Sayk will be playing minus drums). Mo Sayk will be playing music from their upcoming CD.

You can listen to the interview using the link below with either iTunes, Real player or Winamp:

Listen Here.

You can also chat live with members of Mo Sayk during the broadcast. Here is the link to the live chat.

Live Chat

The show will also be broadcast every 2 hours until 9pm EST the next day.

WWFRN 'Mozart's Basement'

Great crowd, great show!

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 08:03 PM

Had a great time at the Mercury Lounge. With the addition of Rick, Ivan and Phil, the dynamics of the band has changed quite considerably.

Thanks to all the folks who showed up.

Special thanks to Roger Laferriere of The Vinyl Experience who came with his wife to see us. Roger featured Mo Sayk in one of his podcasts that can be found in here:

The Vinyl Experience Episode 4

Also check out the live video recording of The Right Thing in the video section.

Next Show at the Mercury Lounge

Monday, June 15, 2009 - 01:16 PM

The "new" Mo Sayk will be performing at the Mercury Lounge this coming August 15th. The show goes from 8:00pm till 10:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.00.

Also please welcome our new bassist, Ivan Matte and new drummer Phil Verriere.

We're all looking forward to seeing you all at the Mercury Lounge in August.

Mo Sayk's Newest Member, Rick Barkhouse

Monday, February 09, 2009 - 04:45 PM

We would like to welcome and introduce Mo Sayk's newest member, Keyboardist, Rick Barkhouse. Rick, who also happens to be the husband of Angie, Mo Sayk's Saxophone player, has been playing keyboards for different bands in Ottawa as well as in the East Coast throughout the years and is presently playing for the rock progressive band, Widow's Walk.

We will be updating the site shortly with all the details.

We also would like to thank everyone who came out to the show at the Mercury Lounge on January 17th. It was one great evening of music.

Hope to see you all on our next gig which would surely include Rick.

Our Next Show

Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 11:22 AM

Mo Sayk will be playing at the Mercury Lounge in Ottawa on January 17th. Doors open at 7:00, Show Starts at 8:00pm.

An Evening Of Cocktails & Music

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 05:24 PM

Fantastic night. The crappy weather didn't keep a crowd from showing up. Check out the videos.

Mo Sayk's Debut Performance in Ottawa

Monday, October 13, 2008 - 06:07 PM

Mo Sayk will be playing at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, on December 19, 2008. They will be playing a mixture of jazz, R&B, and popular music from the 30's to the present as well as their own originals.

The doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30.

Tickets are $10.00 at the gate and can be bought in advance at the Rideau Carleton Raceway or email