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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

NEW FACES – Rain Over St Ambrose

NEW FACES – Rain Over St Ambrose
  By Keith Sharp Formed in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, this six-piece outfit have been building a strong reputation in the Martimes since launching their recording career in 2012 with the release of their debut release, `Truth For News’. Band members; Cory LeBlanc (guitar/vocals), Marc Durkee (guitar/vocals), Curt LeBlanc (guitar), Luke Amirault (drums), Spencer Muise (bass) and Matt Amirault (keyboards) have... Read More

THE DEAD SOUTH

THE DEAD SOUTH
  Sometimes described as Mumford & Sons’ evil twins, the Regina quartet of Nate Hills (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin), Colton Crawford (banjo, kick drum), Scott Pringle (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Doug Kenyon (cello, vocals), these self-professed `modern hillbillies’ have just re-mastered their debut full album recording, `Good Company’ (Curve Music/Entertainment One), originally release in 2014, with “Honey You” serving as the... Read More

NEW FACES DAWSON RUTLEDGE

NEW FACES DAWSON RUTLEDGE
By Keith Sharp Having been selected as the top male musician by his Cranbrook B.C high school, 18-year old Dawson Rutledge has been encouraged to release his debut eight-track recording titled Today, Tonight And Tomorrow. Rutledge’s unique performance style sees him switch between acoustic and electric guitars while playing a kick drum and tambourine with his feet. His song-writing is... Read More

NEW FACES: MURDER MURDER

NEW FACES: MURDER MURDER
NEW MUSIC: MURDER MURDER By Keith Sharp A new musical trend has formulated out of the Northern Ontario outpost Sudbury and it’s called “Bloodgrass”, a unique permutation of bluegrass and outlaw country and yes, the two albums; “Murder Murder Murder” and “From The Stillhouse” recorded by this six-member group both contain ballads about one central theme; Murder! Featuring Jon Danyliw (vocals/guitar/mandolin),... Read More

NEW FACES: BROOKLYN ROEBUCK

NEW FACES: BROOKLYN ROEBUCK
Regular YTV Network viewers will no doubt be familiar with Country Music artist Brooklyn Roebuck. Since winning YTV’s `The Next Star’ competition four years ago, this 18-year-old Chatham Ontario native has been a regular on the network, appearing the ‘Life With Boys’ series and also hosting her own “Brooklyn’s Movie Nights” segment. But it’s as a Country Music performer that... Read More

NEW FACES – PANICLAND

NEW FACES – PANICLAND
A new bi-monthly section which turns the spotlight on Canada’s developing music talent. PANICLAND – Winnipeg. Understanding that Twitter/Instagram/You Tube is the current way to go to be discovered in today’s music industry environment, a fortuitous meeting between two 14 year-old lads at a Winnipeg music shop in 2009 is starting to pay dividends. Having experienced a couple of wobbles... Read More

TwoShine County: Nah, It’s Not What You Think!

TwoShine County: Nah, It’s Not What You Think!
By Keith Sharp When Calgary country-rock duo TwoShine County announced that their debut six-track Ep is going to be titled, “Whole Lotta Love”, the obvious reaction is; “You’ve got to be joking”. I mean country may be the new rock but they wouldn’t go so far as to cover that Led Zeppelin classic…would they? Just the thought of Jimmy Page’s... Read More

BETTY MOON: Rolling With The Changes

BETTY MOON: Rolling With The Changes
By Keith Sharp The word tenacity comes to mind when describing the evolving career of Toronto-born singer/songwriter/musician Betty Moon. Having relocated to Los Angeles in 2010, Moon has formed her own record label, Evolver, and released a stream of record releases while establishing her band as a major attraction on the Los Angeles nightclub scene where her band are regulars... Read More

Cold Creek County: Country Rockers Earning Rave Reviews

Cold Creek County: Country Rockers Earning Rave Reviews
Cold Creek County: Country Rockers Earning Rave Reviews By Keith Sharp It shouldn’t have come as any major surprise that Cold Creek County drummer/manager Doug Oliver received a call from mega concert promoters, Live Nation, inviting his band to open for Tim Hicks on his current Get A Little Crazy, national tour. For a brand new band that boasts representation... Read More

JONATHAN ROY RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR DANIELLA DENMARK

JONATHAN ROY RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR DANIELLA DENMARK
Corey Hart penned track building airplay right across Canada Jonathan Roy is the newest signing to Corey Hart’s Siena Records and their relationship is seeing dividends right out of the gate.  Jonathan has scored a hit with the song “Daniella Denmark” which Hart wrote after receiving an emotional note from Roy. On the night of his 26th birthday in 2015 –... Read More

New Faces: EMILIA

New Faces: EMILIA
The Artist: Emilia: The Fruits of An Education If her Flying Colours four-song EP was her entrance test, Emilia’s full length 10-track `E’ release serves as the final exam project for the 22-year-old Toronto native who is just completing her final credits of her Bachelor of Arts degree at York University’s Honours Music Program. “If that’s the case, what an... Read More

NEW FACES: BEAUTIFUL NOTHING

NEW FACES: BEAUTIFUL NOTHING
Today (Tueday May 20th) culminates in the release of the debut, self-titled recording by Toronto-based Beautiful Nothing. Consisting of three brothers; Anthony Ludgate (lead vocals/keyboards), Luke Ludgate (guitars/keyboards), Shane Ludgate (drums/percussion) and their two friends, Sven Petrovic (guitar) and James Featherstone (bass) – the end result of months spent working away in a downtown Toronto loft crafting a record that... Read More

New Faces – Emilia

New Faces – Emilia
An honours graduate of York University’s Music Program for Jazz/vocal performance, Emilia Sadowski is currently registering a strong impression with a four-song EP – Flying Colors that has already chalked up significant airplay on CBC Radio. Think of Norah Jones’ breathy vocal style combined with Nelly Furtado’s lyrical presence and you have an idea of what this Toronto native is... Read More