Barenaked Ladies and Doane Uschool release "Joy to the World"


Now more than ever, children need music education. “Joy to the World” is the first release of the Doane Uschool Sessions, raising funds to support the charitable work of Doane Uschool. Uschool is a subsidized music program delivering weekly lessons to 900 city students each week, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Made possible by the generous support of the Barenaked Ladies, and presented by Founding Sponsor, Sun Life Financial, Uschool has created this recording to showcase their talented students and raise funds for the program.


Barenaked Ladies / 100 Ukulele Students / Melanie Doane (Uschool Founder) / SunLife’s V.P. of Philanthropy Paul Joliat

About Doane Uschool

Doane Uschool is a charitable organization committed to offering highest quality music education to children regardless of their financial circumstances. Founded by Juno Award winners Melanie Doane and Timothy Luginbuhl, Uschool is now serving 900 students city-wide in 55 weekly classes. Uschool students have performed with Sarah McLachlan, Chris Hadfield (International Space Station), the Writer’s Trust (Margaret Atwood’s Birthday Celebration, Luminato and The PanAm Games. Visit to find out more and support our mission.

About the Barenaked Ladies

World renowned rockers BARENAKED LADIES have been together for three decades. Featuring guitarist/vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist/vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn and drummer/vocalist Tyler Stewart, BARENAKED LADIES have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, won eight JUNO awards and earned multiple Grammy nominations. In 2018, the band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Known for such hits as “One Week,” “Pinch Me, “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and many more, the band also penned the theme song for the hit CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2013, the release, Grinning Streak, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 followed by 2015’s Silverball and most recently Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions.  Their new release FAKE NUDES stands to be their most dynamic album to date.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion. For more information please visit 

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