Emily Haines was raised in Cache Bay, Ontario and attended Etobicoke School of the Arts. There she met Amy Millan (future member of Stars and Broken Social Scene), and Kevin Drew (future member of Broken Social Scene). Emily came in to Studio X in downtown Toronto to play what she called “one of the most intimate performances of her life” and she did not disappoint. Playing stripped down versions of songs with bandmate James, she regaled the audience for several hours playing track after track and telling story after story. Even Canada’s Prime Minister dropped by to listen to the set.