“Five Minutes With” Toronto musician Charlotte Cornfield

For the past four years Charlotte Cornfield has been booking and managing Burdock Music Hall, a small venue in the west end of Toronto. The job has offered her stability and a strong sense of place in Toronto’s bursting-at-the-gills music community. She’s also an in-demand drummer and side musician, and has worked closely with Tim Darcy of Ought, Molly Burch, Adrian Underhill, and members of Lake Street Dive. She has toured extensively in North America and Europe and has supported a huge range of artists including Broken Social Scene, Anais Mitchell, Daniel Romano and Sam Amidon.

Charlotte Cornfield

Name: Charlotte Cornfield

Genre: alt-folk / rock

Founded: forever

# of Albums: 3

Latest Release: new album ‘The Shape of Your Name’ coming out April 5

Latest Single: ‘Andrew’

Latest Video: ‘Andrew’

Favourite Restaurant:


Favourite band as a teenager:

The Cure

Favourite band now:

Damn, tough question. Tie between Big Thief and Ought

Guilty Pleasure Song:

That Ariana Grande hit that everyone is loving right now.

Live Show Ritual:

A few minutes of solitude before each show

Favourite local artist:

So many I love! But pressed, maybe I will say Jennifer Castle and Jeremy Dutcher

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Terroni Pasta.

Queen or College St?

Depends which strip of each, but I’ll say Queen

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

High Park

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?

Definitely Roti

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website

Any shows or albums coming up?

Yes! The video for “Andrew” and my next show is Feb. 9th at the jam factory with Torres.

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