We’re A Three Piece Outfit Now

Legendary recluse Nat Paine has stepped out of the shadows to join Payday Millionaire on bass guitar. Some say Paine hasn’t been in a band since the early 1930s, but after just 5 minutes of playing with the man, we knew he was born for this. The three of us are recording a new 2-3 song single (or 6-7 song ep maybe) this fall and hope to play for you soon.

Amazing Guitar Amp Given To Payday:

Our dear comrade Ted Tozer has donated a ’63 Sears Silvertone Twin Twelve guitar amp to the Payday cause!!

We can’t wait for the next chance to play somewhere and introduce the new sound.

Ted also made a great video for the band a couple of years ago at the Hastings racetrack, for the song Real Marginal.

New Video:


Things Like

from the new album This Has Always Been Your Life (2012)

See more anti-budget Payday Millionaire video gems here.



Payday will soon play with more of our neighborhood best, including Rob’s other band The Fatalz(!) PLUS the amazing Peter Volbek w/ some of his Laser Love Cats crew (Mareesah will be sorely missed) and the always heart stealing So You Think You Can Sleep!!

Sunday, June 24th @ Falconetti’s (1812 Commercial Dr., Vancouver)

Peter Volbek/The Laser Love Cats Cult
Payday Millionaire
The Fatalz
So You Think You Can Sleep

Please come early – before 7pm – Peter and friends (and Payday) are not to be missed!! Special thanks to Gary Taylor and his cmw.net showcase nights for hosting us at Falconetti’s.



Dear Payday Comrades,

Please join us for Sajia Sultana’s Supercalifragisticohlgiveup Sunday Show @ Little Mountain Gallery in Vancouver (195 E. 26th Avenue), Sunday Night, May 27th, 2012, 9pm-Midnight.  Payday have been invited to play with Sajia AND Bible Belts!

Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure – only $5 for an evening of enchanting original live music and (moderate) mayhem.

see you soon,
jeremy (& rob)


Dear Payday Comrades,

Experience a line-up you can believe in this coming Friday night, May 18th, 2012, at the British Ex-Servicemen’s Association in Vancouver (1143 Kingsway).
Payday share the stage with MIGHTY colleagues The Rain & The Sidewalk AND Red Hot Icicles Burning On Fire!!  WOWZA…

Your $5 cover will get you a lifetime’s worth of inspirational memories and delightfully shameful incidents.  Give our new album (and oldies) a listen and demand to hear your favorite tracks live.  Special thanks to Payday Comrade Trevor for having us along for the fun on this one.

jeremy (& rob)

New Video:

Sean Travis Ramsay made a video for Payday People (from the new album This Has Always Been Your Life) and put it on his youtube channel:

The May 1rst deadline for the video contest came and went so we’ll have to postpone the contest voting until there’s more than one video to have a contest with.  We’re hoping for the best while debating recipes.  We want to cook for someone soon!

Thanks Sean for the great piece.

jeremy & rob

The Payday Millionaire VIDEO CONTEST (Everyone Wins)!

Dear Payday Comrades,

Rob & I invite you to create video(s) for songs of your choosing from our new album This Has Always Been Your Life.  You can download mp3s of the songs to include in your movie editing timeline through our website links here:   http://paydaymillionaire.com/this-has-always-been-your-life/

Videos should be sent to jeremytodd@shaw.ca (using  a file share service such as yousendit if necessary) by 5pm,Tuesday, MAY 1, 2012.
File sizes and formats must be uploadable to youtube (please see youtube for restrictions).
ALL submissions will be permanently uploaded to the Payday youtube channel and fb group page.

ALL Payday Comrades will be encouraged to review the entries online and vote for their favorites via email and/or fb group page commenting.
Our tally of responses will take place over a couple days, most likely May 2 & 3, 2012 (tba).

The makers of the winning entry (as decided by YOU) will receive
•  a command Payday Millionaire performance (private or public, date, venue and guest performers to be arranged by the winner(s) and us)
•  a delicious 3 course meal (w/ wine) lovingly prepared and served by Rob & I at your home or one of ours (your choice)
•  thumbdrives from each of us loaded with formative, go-to favorite songs (in lieu of making a couple of mixed tapes)
•  a special, life-size cardboard cut-out portrait to be stationed next to us during the remainder of our live performances in 2012 (that’ll be at least a couple of glorious gigs in Vancouver to probably more than 5 or 6 people ).

AND please remember:  ALL videos enter the Payday Lexicon forever.  EVERYONE WINS!!

If you have questions or concerns please get in touch.
We can‘t wait to be a part of your movie making magic!
xo, jeremy (& rob)

New Video:


Goodbye Greed & Envy

from the new album This Has Always Been Your Life (2012)

See more anti-budget Payday Millionaire video gems here.


Please join Payday Millionaire forHELLRAISER II: ‘By ANY Means Necessary’ – A Night of Cabaret, Agitprop, Interactive Theatre, Comedy, Music, Dance and HELLRAISING in Five Acts

This is a fundraiser for the Rio Theatre in support of ALL Vancouver independent venues.
Sponsored by CITR 101.9 FM

Saturday, APRIL 14
SHOW: 8 pm – 1 am
(doors open at 7 pm)
19+ NO minors!
(the Liquor Board makes this so…sorry kids!)
(suggested $5 to a million bucks – whatever you can afford;
NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds!)


Aunts & Uncles
Skookum Sound System (TBC)
Carnival Band
Orkestar Slivovica
Payday Millionaire
No Band
Ashley Pitre
Ehren Salazar
Redrick Sultan
Stolen Organ Family
Slag Trio
The Unrest Cure
The Institute for the Study of Advanced Musical Research
Sajia Sultana
So You Think You Can Sleep
Emma Postl
Peter Volbek
Psychic Tuberculosis
Tha Barley Boyz
Edzie Oo
Tim Page
Lunch Lady
Ridley & Harrison
Shred Eaze
Max Kala


Dance Troupe Practice
Gloria and Audrey’s Happy Hour Reunion Tour – Kat Single-Dain and Meris Goodman (Members of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret)
Danielle Lee Williams
Karen Da Silva
Sean O’Flynn-Magee
Calder Cheverie
Natalie Dinsdale
The Anarchkenist

Internet Futures
The Family Compact

Vancouver Renters Union
Lauren Gill: Occupy / Van.ACT (TBC)
Food Not Bombs
Red Gate
Harley James Rosenthall (Dubgee)

The HELLRAISER nights are a series of fundraisers to help our friends at the Rio survive LCLB Licensing Hell ( http://youtu.be/pSQcas93Q74 ), and also a concerted effort to grow SOLIDARITY and partnerships among the many musical, cultural, artistic, sexual and political communities in East Van.

HELLRAISER II is all about mixing live musical acts with BIG audience participation, theatre, comedy, and activism. Think Agitprop & Provocation turned WAY up to RED: Brechtian antics mixed with Theatre of the Absurd in a Political Cabaret format. This will be a Radical Revue — a smorgasbord collective gathering where Musical Performers, Street Bands, Megaphoners, Stripteasers & Actors are invited to move beyond the stage, spilling through the entrance and onto the sidewalks.

We have invited all performers to make wildly creative use of any dimension of the Rio Theatre, from the balconies to the bathrooms to the lobby and entrance, in the aisles as well as on their fabulous stage and screen. There’ll also be ad hoc antics, body painting, costumery (the audience is invited to dress up), free-roaming improv, queer-friendly kissing booths, musical numbers, sing-a-longs, and random surprises.

Now that the Rio is banned from technically screening movies, we’re turning April 14′s HELLRAISER II and the Rio itself into a Real LIVE Action Movie, with You right in the centre of everything!

Come Raise Some HELL on April 14! Don’t let East Van (or any Van) slide down that slippery red-tape slope to sucking completely because of a Killjoy Politbureacrat Dictatorship! This is OUR Community! Show up, dress up, & let’s make sure the Rio and all our cherished venues continue to thrive — without conniving interference — and by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!