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Haverock Revival Brings The Thunder

Haverock Revival Brings The Thunder
The First Annual Haverock Revival Festival kicked into full effect this past weekend (July 8/9) in Havelock, Ontario at the Havelock Jamboree Grounds — braving ever changing weather from heat and humidity to an incredible light show from Mother Nature on Friday night. Bringing a change from the annual Country Music event that happens later this summer, the Revival brought... Read More

IndieCan + TME = a CMW Showcase Success

IndieCan + TME = a CMW Showcase Success
Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret Lounge was hopping last Thursday, May 5th with the IndieCan Records talent showcase, co-hosted by the gang here at MusicExpress. The night kicked off with Emily Mandronich wooing the the crowd, followed by a inspired solo set by Murray Foster (of Great Big Sea and The Cocksure Lads fame). Foster launched his set with... Read More

New Faces – Amanda Thomson

New Faces – Amanda Thomson
Amanda Thomson began singing at the age of 4, when she started piano lessons through the Royal Conservatory of Music. “Growing up in musical theatre I’ve always been comfortable performing. And we lived in a musical household so I was always playing piano, saxophone, guitar and drums alongside my father.”, says the 23 yr-old Mississauga born singer. After watching a... Read More

Music Doc is Crowdfunding Some Hometown Pride

Music Doc is Crowdfunding Some Hometown Pride
Arkells Live at the Red Dog Peterborough-based Photographer & Director Michael Hurcomb was on a trip to Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, near Nashville a few years ago when he was asked by a travel buddy from Toronto, “So who has come from Peterborough that I would have heard of?” “I began naming musicians, actors, writers, athletes that had... Read More

BIG MUSIC FEST ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR BREAKING BANDS

BIG MUSIC FEST ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR BREAKING BANDS
(April 24, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario) As part of Big Music Fest, the 3-day music festival being held at McLennan Park in Kitchener, details for Breaking Bands, an Ontario wide band search competition dedicated to finding and breaking the hottest emerging talent in the province are now available. Qualifying bands are urged to submit applications at www.sonicbids/breaking-bands Mark Higgins, President... Read More

COREY HART DELIVERS ¨TEN THOUSAND HORSES¨ AS A PARTING GIFT TO FANS

COREY HART DELIVERS ¨TEN THOUSAND HORSES¨ AS A PARTING GIFT TO FANS
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – For immediate release Canadian superstar to close out performing career with new album, sold-out arena show and self-penned memoires. It seemed that Canadian superstar Corey Hart had come out of nowhere. In 1983, no one knew his name. In 1984 no one could escape it. His self-penned hit “Sunglasses At Night” was a monster smash... Read More

Tom Cochrane to be inducted to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

Tom Cochrane to be inducted to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame
Canadian Music Week has announced Tom Cochrane as a 2014 inductee to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. Cochrane is an award winning singer, songwriter, producer, activist and Canadian icon, and will be honoured amongst his peers at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala, taking place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Kool Haus in Toronto.... Read More

REEL Indie Film Fest bringing film and music together for IndieWeek

REEL Indie Film Fest bringing film and music together for IndieWeek
The Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) launched this week with it’s lineup of six features, six shorts and six music videos, for the inaugural music-themed film festival. RiFF is an extension of the international music festival Indie Week  and seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music... Read More

Sennheiser to Sponsor Music Express Awards

Sennheiser to Sponsor Music Express Awards
Sennheiser Canada have agreed to sponsor the inaugural 2013 MUSIC EXPRESS AWARDS which will reflect achievements by Canadian artists whose music falls into ME’s AOR genre (Sorry Justin, sorry Carly Rae!) Nominees will be selected in the following nine categories and each winning group or artist will receive a special microphone award presented by Sennheiser Canada. “We are excited to... Read More

Trooper dominate SOCAN awards

Trooper dominate SOCAN awards
Trooper, Bruce Cockburn and Joel Zimmerman (a/k/a Deadmau5) were the big winners at the 23rd annual SOCAN Music Awards staged Tuesday November 19th at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall. Trooper’s Ra McGuire and Brian Smith were on hand to receive a National Achievement award from The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Three of their songs; `Janine’, `General... Read More