Guest Performers are our friends and allies. They are musicians from all genres and from all over the world. We always try to find a spot for Guest Performers when the opportunity arises but we can’t guarantee it. Guest Performers run their own careers and work with us when the stars align.
|Aaron SpohrAlex VissiaAlyson Ertell||DRTDusty TuckerDylan (AdhDJ) Rogers||MissY-Lectro/Full on FemmeNikk RanndomNINJETTE [Elektrik Kollektive]|
Born and raised in the sunny interior of British Columbia, Aaron Spohr grew up on a diet of sports, fresh air and an urge for adventure. But until 2003, his love of music and self expression was an itch that was never scratched. “I remember my friend’s older brother had a white Fender Strat in his room, and I used to sit on the front lawn outside their house and just listen to him play. I remember thinking that an electric guitar was so far away from me, I would never have one, it was like flying to the moon.” After 3 years of college basketball in Kamloops, B.C., his sense of adventure called him to Busan, South Korea. He decided to turn his fantasy into reality and bought an acoustic guitar. Teaching himself to play Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Marley, and Jack Johnson songs, it was clear that neither guitar or player were letting go. “I played for so long everyday,” he says, “that my fingers were permanently stained blue from the bronze strings’ oxidization. I couldn’t play it enough. When I first bought the guitar, I didn’t have the money to buy a tuner, so for two weeks I just tried to tune it by ear, and I was just hopeless. I brought it to a Christmas party and tried to play it and everyone looked at me like I was from Mars, just making this heinous noise in the corner.”
After a few years of traveling, surfing, writing songs and hiding them, a friend heard one and suggested recording it on a home recorder. “I recorded it and played it back and at first I thought there was something wrong with the tape… then I realized that it was me. I was just awful, and I wanted to cry,” he says “it was a real fight or flight moment for me, and it was then that I decided that I would get good at it or die trying.” After a few more years of practice, his younger brother Kenton suggested recording an album of his older brother’s music. “Kenty had just started to get into recording,” Aaron recalls ” and we didn’t really have any recording gear so I just rented everything, we hung heavy blankets in our parents spare room, and just started banging out these songs with a borrowed drum kit and microphones. It was awesome, just a real shoestring project.” The product of those sessions was 2009?s “A Dreamer’s Disease,” an album that gained radio and commercial success across Canada and abroad, aided by a tour across New Zealand in 2010.
So after a relatively late musical start and humbling beginnings, Aaron decided he needed to run to catch up. “I’ve played the guitar almost everyday since I bought my first one, and the songs just keep coming. From where they come I don’t know. But the thing that amazes me the most is that I get to play these songs for people and reach out to them. I think music is such a sharing experience, it’s an awesome feeling when people in an audience reach back out to me.”
Entrenched in the roots of rock and country, but with a more sophisticated lyrical lean, Alex Vissia (VISS-ee-uh) will have you captivated by the time she sings her first sentence. Growing up just outside of Edmonton, Alberta in Stony Plain, Alex Vissia graduated in the summer of 2011 from Grant MacEwan University with a diploma in Music Composition. After nearly ten
years of writing songs and performing professionally, Alex has started a new chapter with the release of her highly anticipated first album as a solo artist, A Lot Less Gold.
A Lot Less Gold resonates with just what the title suggests: a lack of excess. Recorded in a farmhouse loft outside of Edmonton and two bedroom “studios” with 5 young innovative musicians, the record is a testament to how music can make an impact from the grassroots level without the need for big money or big names.
You will immediately recognize Alex’s warm, roots-influenced vocal sound on the opening track, Get Well Soon, a resonance reminiscent of Serena Ryder and Brandi Carlile. Alex’s prose dives deep into personal revelations and at times, as in Ursa, poses questions of societal and environmental responsibilities. The band weaves these lyrical short stories with sometimes powerful, sometimes subtle textures in the organ (Alex Vissia), drums (Nich Davies), bass (Kurtis Cockerill), saxophone (Savic Panylyk) and guitars (Alex Vissia, Jeff Kynoch). Listen for the soulful tenor solo on Don’t Tell Me Riddles, the dramatic bass ostinato on Ursa, the haunting organ pad in the bridge of Wild Fig Tree, and the organic yet driving nature of the drums on Blue Flowers.
Before branching out as a solo artist, Alex performed with her two younger sisters as a folk-roots trio. First called the Vissia Sisters, and later The Plain Janes, this young trio impressed everyone they played for, and Alex started gaining valuable performance experience from this exposure. Over their years together, the trio played at such prestigious events as Canadian Country Music Week (Gospel Showcase 2004), the Edmonton Folk Festival (2008), the Vancouver 2010 Olympics (Alberta House showcase) and was even nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards–twice (Youth Performers of the Year 2006 and 2007).
Alyson started singing at the age of 5 and writing as early as she can remember. Alyson has always been very good at expressing emotion and saying things how they really are (in her opinion). She has made broadcast appearances and sang at numerous festivals. In 2010 she met up with song composer, recording engineer Evan Murray and the 2 began to collaborate.
Currently (Nov 2011) #2 on the Edmonton Reverbnation Pop Chart with her song “Lucky Lonely”.
Andrew Scott is an energetic and captivating
entertainer. His musicianship is top notch and his performances are always full of humour, funky alt-country, folky, rootsy, bluesy goodness with strange instruments, pterodactyl squawks, grunts, grooves, great storytelling and good ol’fashioned zip zap zing wit.
He is a dedicated artist that is applying for 200+ festivals for 2012. Don’t be surprised if you see him at an event or two this summer!
Bonn Smith is a direct result of what happens when you grow up on a small hippy island of 1,000 people. He took a boat to school, had a pet seal (kind of), got heavily involved with the Arts, and – upon graduation – moved to the big city of Vancouver, Canada to pursue a degree in Business. Shortly after that, something crazy happened.
Last November Much Music hired
Bonn to host Canada’s largest music television program, New.Music.Live. Within two days of the news, Bonn had dropped school, packed his bags, and flown across the country to interview world renowned bands, host concerts, party with the rich and famous, and (even) wear skinny jeans.
After 3 months in the Dream Job, he was suddenly let go. He describes that moment as one of the most significant of his life. After some soul searching back on that West Coast island, and some song writing thanks to the influx of raw emotion, he decided to finally get serious about his own musical career.
He hooked up with Daniel Elmes, a 2 time Juno nominated Producer, who just so happened to live on the same island, a short row boat ride away – fate, anyone?
“Recording Secret Lives, my first full-length album, has been the most eye opening, exciting, and fulfilling experiences in my life,” Bonn says, glowing with enthusiasm.
Working with world class talent including Geoff Hicks (Colin James’ drummer), Kerry Galloway (K.D. Lang’s bass player), Finn Manniche (on the cello), and Max Murphy (baritone saxophone, flute), he has pulled off an album that showcases his range. From reggae to rock, funk to pop and a little bit of everything in between, Secret Lives offers sounds that feels satisfying and fresh, at times upbeat and magnetic, and others resonant and soulful. Just like life.
Secret Lives is now available on itunes. Happy listening!
Bryan Finlay (born August 31st, 1993), is a Canadian Pop recording artist. His inspiration comes from such pop artists as Jessie J and Bruno Mars, rock acts such as Maroon 5 and Neon Trees, and Soul performers including Adele, Michael Buble, Ray Charles, and John Legend.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Bryan has had an affinity for music for as long as he can remember. As a young child, he would play simple melodies and sing along to them on his father’s electric keyboard.
“His voice just came out of no where. Musical blood doesn’t really run in our family,” says Mr. Finlay.
It was not soon before long that Bryan’s parents realized music would be a part of their son’s life forever.
In 2010, Bryan had the opportunity to record with world-class record producers, Mike James and Troy Samson, both of whom have written and produced many successful commercial hits for artists such as, Cody Simpson, Hedley, Big Time Rush, Kelly Rowland, Kreesha Turner and Craig Smart. In February 2011, Finlay released his first self-titled EP. Later that year, Bryan signed a Worldwide Licensing Deal with ‘DMX Music Licensing’ for Hollister/Abercrombie & Fitch C.O. They would later add his single Sentimental Fool to the Hollister Summer 2011 Playlist where it was featured globally. Sentimental Fool, went on to be played on Canadian Radio. Bryan’s second single from his debut EP, All I Can Do, was picked up by Epitome Pictures in July 2011 and featured on the MuchMusic(Canada)/TeenNick(US) multiple-award winning hit Canadian teen drama television series, DEGRASSI . In July of 2012, ‘All I Can Do’ was picked up by Canadian radio and Bryan was named the “Bell Media Emerging Artist.” The win allowed the single to gain nation-wide radio airplay. In April 2012 Bryan released the single, ‘Good Times’ which was produced by Edmonton based production duo Hands Up!. Bryan is slated to release more collaborations with Hands Up! Music in 2013. Bryan has played numerous major venues and shows, most notably he was asked to perform at “Boonstock Music & Arts Festival 2012.” The line up included Afrojack, Billy Talent, Avicii, Knife Party, Kaskade and many more.
Music aside, something else that has been close to Bryan’s heart is the increasingly common issue of peer pressure and bullying. Throughout his schooling, Bryan has dealt with pressure and bullying from classmates. Though he struggled with this, Bryan always rose up and over the negative comments he received, and he has continued to grow as a person. Bryan strongly believes in taking a stand against bullying. Bryan has partnered up with 104.9 Virgin Radio to do school tours promoting anti-bullying.
“I would not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for those people in my past. Nobody can change your morals and values. I want to be able to speak to the world, tell them that life gets better after the storms. Stay strong and keep your true friends and family close to your heart.”
Nominated for Outstanding Male Artist – 2012
About 12 years ago a friend taught me a blues scale on his old bass guitar. Since then I have been hooked. I learned a bunch of punk rock covers and eventually began to write my own material. After a couple years of listening to me play my bass unplugged, because we lived in an apartment, my wife bought me my first acoustic guitar for a Christmas gift. I taught myself some chords and began writing more and more.
At the age of 30, I finally decided that I wanted to do some live shows. Over the past 3-4 years I have played in some talent competitions in both Calgary and Edmonton. I have played some shows in Canmore, AB with The Catfish Riot, who are amazing musicians and have helped me grow immensely in my musical abilities.
As of late, I am re-focused on my acoustic singing/song writing and I am always looking for ways to learn, expand and grow. The Music is in me and in everything I do.
After their split with Alberta hard core band Floods, a new band was born into the scene and set to accomplish even more. Consisting of five friends who just wanted to write fun tunes, Burn Your World has really created an original sound. The mix of evil sounding guitar riffs mixed with a punishing hard core sound has had an overwhelming embrace from eager crowds wanting to hear more.
Fresh out of the gates, Burn Your World has already won over the Canadian hard core scene and are set to win over the hearts of the country. There is already a lot of hype surrounding Burn Your World with the release of their first demo. Watch for more to come in 2011.
Call Apollo, an Edmonton based band recently recorded and released Their first self-titled album. They work hard to be both original and creative in their creation of an excitingly modern take on classic rock. They strive to create real music that remembers days when the person playing the instrument created the music and the computer was the tool. They believe that
ys be more important than following what pundits say is the latest trend. They have put years of practice and preparation into their craft, which results in energy filled shows that showcase a high level of musicianship.
Since forming in 2010 Call Apollo has played at Edmonton’s various premier venues such as Haven Social Club, The Starlight Room, and The Pawn Shop. Recently they expanded outside of Edmonton playing at the Distillery in Calgary and were honoured to play at Edmonton’s Capital Ex in the summer of 2012.
Cadence and Nathan Burns are a sibling duo originally from Sudbury, Ontario and are now based in Edmonton, Alberta.
After dipping their toes into the Edmonton music scene (Cadence as a solo act, and Nathan accompanying various local bands), they decided to combine their musical talents and perform together.
A unique blend of pop, country, and folk, citing such musical influences as Evan Dando and Julianna Hatfield, the pair write songs that are both honest and poignant. With Cadence on acoustic guitar and Nathan playing dobro, their sound is a fresh take on the singer/ songwriter genre.
Sibling banter (otherwise referred to as heckling each other… who needs an audience to heckle when the sibs can do it better and funnier!) is a constant between songs while onstage and performances by these two are a mix of humour and thoughtful moments.
This spring will be a first for the pair as their self titled debut album (Cadence and Nathan) will be released. Cadence and Nathan look forward to promoting their CD by performing in and around Edmonton.
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Born and raised in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Bin into music since a child…
His appreciation for the art of music developed through his time at Ottewell Jr.High School, with his commitment and enthusiasm for learning later being instrumental to the Artists fusion.
When he had started listening to music he had one objective – to make music. No gimmicks, no hidden agendas and with limited resources.
He cite’s his influences as Friends, Family, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Prayerful mothers, scornful fathers, The loss of loved ones and typical day to day inner city observations. His sound is triumphant, textured inspiration built from layers ranging from upbeat to thought provoking.
He writes, records and mixes all of His own music while still holding down His day job.
There’s no slowing down either, with His arsenal of conscious complexity ready to blow, Christian Beck’s aka Beast’s determination and creativity is showcased through his newest venture – “Stronger”. Quality, customised tracks available for other artists looking for the finest intricate productions.
Fuelled by the hunger that so many lack, this MC holds no limits and follows nobody but HimSelf. Self-made, self-built, whichever way you put it he’s produced his own foundations, meaning he’s here to stay. That’s some self-ish. I R BEAST…
Nominated for Outstanding Male Artist – 2012
Craig was raised on a farm in Alberta, Canada. His music can’t help but have a little dirt on it. He draws strongly from the influence of the great country rock movement of the late 60?s and 70?s, although not sounding too much like past artists.
He has toured extensively fronting his own band and as a backing musician for other artists.
His songs all tell a story, or offer a message. The songs are honest and true to life. He represents an average Joe – working man’s perspective. He has been a logger and carpenter,& his music reflects the values of earning an honest living, and the pride of a hard working day. His songs tell the story of everyman.
we’re originally all from different bands….joe coming from a punk band, D-rail coming from a classical rock band and Addison coming from an alternative rock band which gave us a really awesome twist on our musical flavour. we’ve been together for four years and have over 2 albums worth of music and are almost completely done recording our first album. we’ve recently headlined at a hockey game at Rexall place late January and since then have been on a spiral to the top.
D-rail- bass and back up vocals
Addison-Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals
The Canadian music industry is thriving, with the recent Young Artists for Haiti tribute, and musical promotion that the Vancouver 2010 Olympics provided, now is the best time for any Canadian artist to have their voice heard. Dani Jean is the next great pop artist to emerge out of the country of incredible talent. Because of artists like Nelly Furtado, Esthero, Nikki Yanofsky, and Matt Mays, Dani is able to break into the industry with confidence and pride.
Dani Jean has made her mark on audiences across the country. She has performed at many festivals including Canadian Music Week, New Music West, Boonstock and most recently showcased at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. After sharing the stage with the talents of Daniel Wesley, Bif Naked and Scatterheart, Dani is ready to headline with her debut album “crazy/beautiful.” She is excited to bring the songs from her new album to life at this years 1st Annual Open Sky Music Festival.
Dani Jean’s music has enthusiasts yearning for her distinct voice; it compliments any emotion and is a reflection of her expressive personality; eccentric, intriguing and ultimately, full of passion.
Dani Jean’s album “crazy / beautiful” is available through the iTunes Music Store.
Darkseeker is Michael Sifeldeen, a 22-year-old electronic music producer and DJ from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His work focuses primarily on dubstep and UK Garage, but he can also be heard producing and performing anything from glitch and grime to electropop and house.
David Meirovich has become one of the most respected guitarists and songwriters in the Edmonton music scene since he emerged in 2005. With a track record of over 100 live performances, charity appearances and a long list of songwriting credits he remains one of the most sought after local talents. He formed the metal band “Black Aurora” which released their debut album to solid international reviews in 2007. He then went on to form “The Red Limit” in partnership with local frontman Greg Matheos. The material that emerged from those sessions throughout 2008-09 still resonates with rock fans to this day. Songs from that album were aired on radio stations from Vancouver to London, England. The success of the TRL album saw the band land opening gigs for Finger Eleven, Shinedown, Bif Naked, Theory of a Deadman, Portal and Tupelo Honey, among others.
After years of band recording and touring, David went solo in September of 2009. “I felt the need to branch out on my own and experiment with music styles that were far removed from my previous endeavors and peers” he says when asked why he decided to leave TRL at the height of their success. Since going solo David has recorded over 15 world class compositions including a complete movie score for an upcoming indie film. While the film is still months from completion most of the songs are already streaming online and have been met with great optimism. David’s solo work explores his folk and classical roots but he has big plans for his inevitable return to rock!
Currently David is planning to take his music out east in the 2nd half of 2011. Surely there will be a new rock band with epic songs, loud amps and positive vibes just over the horizon!
“The Red Limit” LP (2009) is available on iTunes, HMV.ca, and Amazon.ca
“Black Aurora – Polar Night “(2007) is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com
“Sands of the North”(2008) and other solo works available at CDbaby.com
Deffine (Born June 28, 1987) is an Canadian hip hop artist currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta. His music both examines and represents the day to day struggles of an almost famous rap artist. With a growing resume of shows all over western Canada and a release of his first album ‘My Definition’ Deffine has proven himself to be a hardworking, focussed and driven individual.
Releasing his debut Album entitled My Defintion, Deffine has begun performing accross Canada and he is steadily building the buzz about his promising rap career. The album is a 18 track long spectacle of his life with verses about love, loss and the struggles and victories one deals with in being a musician. Known for bringing the truth in a new and inspirational way, Deffine tells a story with each song unlike another. His style is a diverse mix from deeply inspired rhymes to obnoxious party music. Overall the genre can best be described as uptempo agitated but conscious rap music on catchy instrumentals.
Coming from a not so perfect middle class family Deffine continues to overcome struggle and is left with an optimistic and rugged attitude. Determined too break down musical barriers and prove this is where he belongs. He says,”My album is just me putting my foot in the door. It’s me getting a few things off of my chest… and I’m doing it the only way I know how. I want people to feel what I’ve been through, see things from my perspective and have a bit of fun inbetween everything.”Also teaming up With Redef working on the endless road mixtape too be released late 2010 and starting on his second album too be released summer 2011 there is alot too expect from Deffine in the future. Now lets begin this journey.
”Hip hop + social consciousness + rhythm & blues + humanity + roots + spirit”
“The Def-in-it” evolved from years of eclectic underground music and social development work in Edmonton, Alberta and has blossomed into an array of skills, sounds and messages. Soulful vocalizations, poetic emcee lyricisms and instrument laden productions propel powerful calls for the awakening of the mind, heart and spirit in what can be described as conscious music entertainment for the masses.
With strong Hip Hop influences of groups like The Fugees, Goodie Mob and The Roots, “The Def-in-it” members Erin David (vox), Shaka Tsu (emcee) and T-Ro (instruments/productions) stay close to the melting pot of urban arts influences tied to the hip hop and neo-soul movements. In-depth and meaningful songwriting and performances using live instruments, and stirring r&b vocal performances supported by hard hitting underground emceeing styles, create a delightful mix of elements for fans of cerebral funky soul & Hip Hop.“The Def-in-it” are currently producing their debut independent CD and will be releasing it along with singles and videos during the summer of 2013.
Dire Omen is an Edmonton-based death metal band. Their sound can be described as brutal death metal in the vein of bands like Behemoth, Cryptopsy and Suffocation, mixed with the dissonance and atmosphere of black metal.
Formed in late 2008 by Rolando Rodas and Chris Dolan, later joined by Kevin Trueblood in Spring of ’09. Played their first live show in Fall of ’09, and recorded a demo “Damned” in early 2010. Added bassist Connor Thompson in spring of ’10 and recorded a second demo “Promo 2011? in January of 2011.
DJ Crystal Fresh
(EleKtriK KolleKtive, DNB Girls of Canada, Hi-Rev)
Crystal Fresh is no stranger to rockin’ out the dance floors all around the world with her energetic, vivacious, and grimy beats and style. After workin’ the decks for over 8 years, this enthusiastic girl has established and mastered an enterprising style of mixing that can school any boy, bar none!
Her diverse approach encompasses many electronica genres, including DnB, Drumstep, Dubstep, Breaks, and House. Dreaming and waking with beats in her head happily leaves her with no option but to live and breathe bass!
As an international dj, Miss Fresh has toured through and played many raves, clubs, and festivals across the world including Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. Crystal’s desire to heal people with her music and her passion, and collaborations with artists from all around the world fills dance floors time and time again!
With her production work in full force and her fresh, energetic enthusiasm pushing her passion, this girl is up for big things! Don’t miss out on Crystal Fresh rocking the decks in your town!
DJ Evictor, DJ’ing for 2 years now, from house parties, bars and special events, he does it all. Diverse in the styles of Electro, Fidget House, HardHouse and now DubStep, Dj Evictor has no lack of hard bass and fast beats to move your feet.
Dj Evictor started his interest in Electronica music back in 2001 when Happy Hardcore and Trance ruled the streets, He has been there raving and having a good time. Worked beside some excellent local talent such as Badman Crooks and BlueRouge, he is always looking to share and expand his styles.
Major names influence Dj Evictor these days, Liberty, Le Castle Vainia, The Cold Blank to Skrillex, Nero and Mt Eden, He knows exactly what to play to fill the room with the right kind of energy to get the party people having a good time.
Native to Edmonton, Alberta, Michelle Derewonko has invaded the EDM scene with high energy and a passion for electronic music. As a classically trained musician, Michelle has a great understanding for music theory, structure and feel, as she is an experienced piano player and drummer. Michelle started to gain experience as a resident Dj at Fluid nightclub and Red S
quare Vodka House. Outside of her residencies, Michelle has played at Buffalo nightclub, Twist Ultra Lounge, The Mad Hatter Music Festival and various other events. She can be seen spinning anything from electrohouse, breakbeats, glitchhop, and funk to drum & bass. She is a genre juggernaut – playfully jumping from sound to sound. She uses Ableton Live to produce her own bootlegs, remixes, mashups and original tracks.
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Back in the year 1999, this young man acquired his first set of turntables, a pair of purple Numark’s weighing in at about 4 pounds each that started it all. Collecting vinyl became the be all end all funded by a job at McDonalds and a passion for new music. Hip hop was life back then, scratching, cutting and chopping through every piece of wax he could get his hands on, OhAces honed his craft. After the purchase of Technics 1200?s and a Stanton Sk-2F battle mixer with the legendary Focus fader, a man they call The Xaolin Monk took him on as a student and taught him the ways of the Xaolin scissor cuts, double sided platter taps, flares, chirps, scribbles, crabs, twiddles, babies, tears, lazers and many more turntablist weapons. Not just a beat match/blend average dj OhAces took his skills to the next level. On a cold night in Edmonton he had the honor of having a bad ass scratch jam with world wide dmc phenomenon Dj Craze and was given some advice that he took to heart and still lives by. Jump 12 years to the future and you have a man that does not just stand behind the turntables and let songs play out, he becomes the music, chopping, mashing, live looping and remixing on the fly he creates with his hands. He rips the life blood aka drum and bass along with hip-hop, dancehall, dubstep, glitch, pretty much anything groovy and bass heavy. He has stood tall alongside acts such as Diesel Boy, Excision, Opiou, Ill-Eesha, Kraddy, Glitchy and Scratchy, Dirty Phonics, Z-Trip, Subvert, his idol Mat The Alien and every hype local dj in Western Canada. Don’t be fooled by whack djs cautiously blending other peoples music, this man is not afraid to push the boundaries and take you with him right to the edge of the record and over to the B-side.
DJ Roach is a well rounded DJ and has been spinning for 20 years, started on a Collage Radio Show in 1992 called The RoachMotel Mixshow, holding it down until 1999. He has opened and performed with such acts as, Kardinall Offishall, Foxy Brown, Ice-T, Souls of Michief, Bedouin Soundclash, Genuine, (Beastie Boys DJ) MixMaster Mike and DJ Swamp to name a few.
DJ Roach has placed in numerous local DJ Battles and has competed in DJ Battles all over Canada, in such cities as Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto. Currently showcasing his skills in clubs and concerts around Edmonton and hosting his Radio Show. In 2010 he launched his new company Spinback Entertainment.
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DJ Sheaves has been slammin tracks and making fans around E-town over the last three years. His beats consist of electro, house, fidget, and sometimes top 40 remixes. DJ Sheaves has played at a variety venues including Level 2 Lounge, the Bank, Empire, Wooly Bully’s, Twist and the Y Afterhours!
In his first 6 months spinnin beats, DJ Sheaves earned himself a featured night at the Y Afterhours, this is an impressive accomplishment for a new DJ. He is now looking to slam the sickest beats that even the skeptics will be dancin to! His goals are to develop his DJ skills to the fullest and ultimately become a producer, keeping his fans dancing night after night!!
With his humble beginnings on Vancouver Island at the age of 15, Tyler Collins aka DJ Tyco is no stranger to the music scene. A lifetime of musical influence and over a decade of Djing under his belt has established DJ Tyco as one of the most sought after and successful DJ’s in Western Canada. Having shared his passion for music around the world in places such as Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, the United States and Asia, Tyco quickly developed the ability to cross barriers and communicate with people through one common language, his music. Whether it’s his twisted bass lines, funky drops, or the hottest club hits combined with his unique mixing and maniacal scratching skills, Tyco commands the attention of any and all party goers and delivers an intensely energetic and highly entertaining performance every time.
“my whole life has a soundtrack and a beat, I don’t feel right if I’m without music, or my everyday rhythm, nor would I have it any other way”
It would do no justice to paint DJ Tyco’s music style with one brush as he has been well known to paint the dance floor with genres including Breaks, House, Electro, Drum n Bass, Mash Up, Funk and Dub Step. At any point in his performances you can expect to hear Tyco creating his own live remixes and Mash-Ups on the fly. Looking beyond just his stage performances, DJ Tyco has immersed himself as deep as anyone can into the music industry by helping up-coming talent find their own voices and professionally recording artists in his current home of Edmonton, Alberta. There is no end in sight for DJ Tyco anywhere in the near future and neither him or anyone that hears him play would want otherwise.
Ever since he was young, Yawza has always had a fascination with art of music and entertainment. He started in the industry at the age of 19 and made his mark throwing massive events but at the age of 21 found his true passion in the turntables.
After learning under his best friend and one of Edmonton’s top DJ’s (DJ Fusion), Yawza’s skills on the turntables developed quickly. His ability to control his crowd with his music always guarantees an interesting night. Even though his speciality lies in mash-ups and bangers, he can play all range of music from House, Electro and Dubstep to Top 40, Rock, and Hip Hop just to please his crowd.
At the age of 22 Yawza has played at many venues in Edmonton such as The Iron Horse Night Club, Red Square Vodka House, Vinyl, Suit 69, and currently has residency at Squires. If you haven’t seen him in action yet then you have to definitely need to CHECK IT OUT!!!
As a vetran Dj to the Calgary Electronic music Scene, Drejavu has become one of the “Go To” guys when it comes to HOUSE music. Even though his heart is set in all things house, you will generally hear a mix of all genre’s through out Drejavu’s sets.
Hosting an “Open Decks” night with Dj Tonedef (Dirty Tones) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57049421218 , for 3 years and supporting rising talent through out the city, Drejavu eventually moved on to building a resident night at SODA SOUND LOUNGE & NIGHT GALLERY every Tuesday, show casing talent from all over western Canada. Such acts as PETER PROJECT, JPOD, GRUVY CUVY, FLATLAND FUNK, CRYSTAL FRESH, and many more have come through to make an appearance at what is now called “The Tuesday Night Throw Down”. A night built for DJ’s by DJ’s.
Recently Drejavu has introduced the BASS BED collective to the world through his website http://www.bassbed.com/ . Recruiting talent from all over to build a family of dj’s, Drejavu is proud to promote each one of these individuals as artists.
Drejavu will soon be releasing his first full length album Christmas time for all his fans it will be free.
In the past Drejavu has made appearances at Motion Notion (3 years) ( Drayton Valley Alberta.), The Greatful Fed ( Kelowna B.C.) Twilight After Hours (Edmonton Alberta) Sal’s on 17th (Calgary) . Drejavu was invited to do a closing set for Superstar Dj Kioke @ The Ra Sushi Bar in (Las Vegas) in Sept. of 2006. Dre’ ja vu was the opening act for the “Godfather of mashup’s” Dj Z-Trip fall 2008.
DRT is Declan-14-Bass/Vox, Riley-13-Drums and Tayt-13-Guitars. Declan is originally from The Isle of Man and moved to the Edmonton area 3 years ago. Declan has been playing guitar and bass for 5 years. Riley was born and raised in the Edmonton area and has been playing drums for 2 years. Tayt was born in Regina and moved to the Edmonton area in 2000. Tayt has been playing guitar for 2 years. The boys met at Camp Rock Star in Camrose in July. DRT will be opening for Trooper and Creedence Clearwater Revisited on June 30th at Boonstock.
Dusty Tucker originated in these cold winter months with 5 guys who loved to do three things… Hunt, Camp, And Play Rock n’ Roll. Travis Joel and Ryan, formerly of “Who Goes To Hollywood” Spencer Former guitar player of “PYRO” And Tim Former bass player of “Ghosts And Glass”. Right away hitting RDC studios to write a rock and roll record. Well a two Song demo… and just like that songs came together. within the first two months of DT, the hit single “Posse and a switchblade” Made it’s debut on central Alberta radio and was a sure hit, along side the second track “Roadhouse”.
Come August 2010 Dusty Tucker had some serious gigs booked including opening for the “CANCER BATS”, “KROME” and Playing various music Festivals such as “Shake The Lake” And “Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival”
In September 2010 the band buckled down and started writing a new album heavier and more powerful then the prior released demo. writing was going well with travis’ genius lyrics, Ryan and Spencer’s ability to make complimenting guitar parts, Joel to throw in his heavy Rock N’ Roll style, and Dylan to lay down a solid bass line. Dusty Tucker never sounding more full.
December 2010. Dylan has fully joined the band as full time bass player and is kicking teeth in for the new record.
The band is hitting the studio in April 2011 to record the much anticipated “Locked Loaded And Ready For Bear” 5 song EP. So keep an ear to the ground for upcoming news, and shows.
New to the electronic scene since winter of 09?, This kid definately does not pull any punches when he hits the decks, and drops the beats. A few of his many genres include: Top 40 Mashup, Electro, House, Pro House, & Trance
…Combining great DJ’ing, superior mic skills, and Pure Passsion for DJ subculture, Defiantely make AdhDJ a fast rising artist to keep your eyes on.
His demos & Remixxes are available for a listen on sound cloud!!
SoundCloud – We Move Music
Nominated for Performer of the Year – 2012
Giselle Boehm is a young artist, and is currently developing her reputation as a singer/songwriter.
At the age of six she began private singing lessons, and has been captivated in a love for music ever since. A few years later, she began piano training, and eventually began creating her own compositions. She also has a strong passion for visual art, musical theatre, acting, and dance, but songwriting is her primary focus.
She is currently a member of U22: an non-profit organization that promotes young, aspiring musicians under the age of twenty two by providing them with credible performance opportunities. Giselle has performed in various coffee shop settings, talent competitions, as well as at several school functions and events. She is a Kiwanis Music Festival Veteran, and looks forward continuing to expand her experiences as a performer.
Her music is known for its simple piano, stylistic vocal melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.
Raised as an urban gypsy, this midnight cowboy, grew up in the rural Alberta in a small middle class family. As most, struggles were a part of everyday life – there were no silver spoons. Strings and drums perhaps pulled a young mind away from a life of Engineering, back to a path that some would say is off the deep end. Afraid to swim alone you can find him waiting at the end of the of the dock looking out.
Greg has played music for 10 years and fronted, produced and played with various bands and musicians. Notably, opened for large festivals, major label acts and recorded with dozens of renown industry professionals.
The self-titled “Greg Wood” album released in 2009 sold thousands of CDs and digital downloads. He earned the title of being an “Untapped” artist from Big Rock Brewery. The song “Old Dusty Road” was featured on Big Rock’s “Untapped” compilation CD with over 20,000 copies distributed at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, and at major summer music festivals across Canada. Several songs received feature play on CAR / AAA stations in Canada and USA. In 2011, Canwest Global Communications featured the song “Wake Up” on “The Playlist” available for download via major newspapers nationwide, alongside Canadian music heavyweights, Johnny Reid & Bryan Adams.
Greg’s new album, his 3rd release, “GREG WOOD III” is now available. “It’s a much bigger production than anything I’ve attempted before, my influences have changed and the experiences of success and sorrow over the past couple of years will all play a role in the sound of this album. I think people will be blown away, because it’s not the Greg Wood they know from before…rather something bigger, darker, yet more hopeful. It’s my most flat-out, adrenaline-pumping work yet.”
The only chance I have of following my dream is with the support of all my friends and family!!*
G-Relic has been on the rise since 2005. Ever since the age of 9, his dream has been the same, to advance upwards as one of the greatest Producer/DJs the world has ever seen. Highly motivated and extremely energetic, his style is always changing, getting harder and dirtier the more he progresses through his dream. Slowly, his producing skills are growing and will release his own music in the year to come.
His love for electro house will never dissipate, but he is finding himself drawn to other genres. Since his particular taste is hard to find, building a library for DnB and Breaks will take some time, but very shortly he will be dropping down an assortment of tastes for you to enjoy. All this will revolve around one central theme: Intense Energy
The former resident DJ of Twilight Afterhours can now be found dropping beats around the city of Edmonton and Vancouver. Currently he’s spending most of his time in BC. This rising star is a person you won’t easily forget. Known for his highly energetic sets.
Singer, songwriter, composer, and producer, Haley Bryan is an original folk, blues, and pop musician ready to show a new twist to the music industry.
Growing up, Haley was raised in the city of St. Albert as an only child. Both of her parents had musical backgrounds and encouraged Haley to take music classes at a young age. At the age of 5 Haley enrolled in voice and piano lessons. Within a short time Haley knew she was destined to be a musician.
Between the ages of 5-13, Haley Bryan enrolled in many singing competitions receiving gold in a multitude of areas, and also obtained a scholar ship from the Rotary music festival winning the title of best classical vocalist in the 12 year old category.
After many years of singing classical music and musical theatre, Haley decided she wanted to start exploring other genres of music. She started dabbling in jazz, blues, pop, rock, folk and also picked up a guitar for the very first time. After a short time, Haley was writing songs on her guitar and recording them on a home laptop computer. At the age of 14, Haley got discovered by a music producer in Vancouver who wanted to record a full album with her. At the age of 15 Haley Bryan wrote and co-produced her first album titled “Not Your Average Girl” which she decided not to release due to priorities with school and family. However, Haley still continued to play live shows all over Alberta opening up for the well known 80’s rock band Prism, playing Canada day festivals, municipal events, anthem singing for sporting events, and private shows in clubs, pubs, and bars. At the age of 20, Haley felt her musical tastes changing once again and starting writing new music based mainly on folk and blues. With an amazing opportunity in 2011, Haley received an investment from a local business man, who loved her music and wanted to help her record her second album. Currently Haley Bryan is recording this album at a local studio with intent for an early fall release.
This Edmonton-based quartet, formed in December 2006, is committed to the values bound to the authentic rock sound. The extended guitar solo lives here, in each and every one of Heaviside’s live performances. Rounded out by incendiary vocal howls and a truly colossal thunder-of-the-Gods rhythm section, Heaviside is a force to be reckoned with. Establishing themselves
in the vein of ’70s hard rock, high school friends Mitchell Reynaud and Kyle Green cultivated their aspiration to become a truly standout act. With Mitchell taking charge of vocals and guitar, and Kyle helming the bass, the duo embarked as a modest garage band. Adding Mitchell’s younger brother Spenny on drums and lead guitarist Johno Hermary, they began forging their sound in the annals of rock history.
After months of preparation the band set forth armed with an arsenal of riff laden songs, determined to carve their way into the local music scene. Playing some of central Alberta’s sleaziest venues along with many notable establishments,Heaviside garnered a reputation as a firing-on-all-cylinders live act. With each performance topping its predecessor, the band has risen to prominence as one of Alberta’s premier talents. Throughout their four-year ride Heaviside has obtained several noteworthy achievements. Most recently, in June 2010 they placed sixth out of 72 of Alberta’s finest bands in the Alberta’s Last Band Standing competition. They were also featured on Red Deer radio station 106.7 The Drive’s Indie Spotlight in May 2010. Furthermore, May 1, 2009 saw the release of their debut album Pushin’ Forward Back. Expect the band to push forward in the New Year as they re-record and release the much anticipated fan favourite “Eva” to Canadian radio. Rock and roll is very much alive.
A man who has always been a firm believer that when it comes to music you should always spit the realest. Born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. Slaughter, like everyone, went through his trials and tribulations in life. Along the way, he has learned some, if not many of lessons, that go…t him to the point where he is today.
Discovering Hip-Hop and rap at the age of 14, Slaughter always had an ear for music but Hip-Hop became his sound. Like most people, there is a lot to be said about him from his life’s stories to his goal’s and aspirations, but through his music he want’s to express himself. That is where he feels he can speak the most honesty and get his point across..” this is what they call poetry in motion ” quoted by Ludacris – i did it for Hip-Hop.
This is my life. Music. I’ve been playing various instruments since I was a young child and into my adult years. I spent seventeen years of my life from high school on in active addiction to drugs and alcohol. On October 12, 2009 I had my last drink and since that day I have been writing new songs about the life I left behind. I have many things to say about human beings and their behaviours. My songs are about pain and despair being introduced to hope and courage. There is good in all of us, we just have to find it deep inside ourselves. We all have a story. This one is mine.
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Jimmie Dragatis a musician of diverse tastes with an eclectic history in many genres – to show off his prowess in creating electronica. Even here, within the broad scope of electronic music, Jimmie reveals his diversity. Everything from downtempo to bright, melodic techno to world-tronica to trance is on display.
Singing is in my blood. Both my parents and grandparents along with every member of both sides of my family can sing. We sing together at Christmas while my grandma plays the piano to classic Christmas carols. I have been singing since before I could talk and writing songs ( in 5yr old Picture form) since before I could write. I have sang, in one form or another all through school.
A year after graduation I was playing with my first metal band. By the time I was 22, I would have played with and written lyrics for three different metal bands and worked with various struggling local artist both as friends and dreamers.
After my third band broke up I gave up on being a rock star and decided to go buy a guitar and simply stick to what I love the most, writing music. I settled down to the dream of being a lyricist an author and possibly a social worker. I started looking up schools and opportunities online and found Edmonton Undiscovered. I went as far as I can with them and now, in the past few months, I have stretched myself farther than I have ever had to before. Playing on stage with the Sun, Snow & Our Show Concert Series and working around a job and church obligations. I’m having a lot of fun and meeting tonnes of great people. I am glad I am pursuing opportunities and I definitely don’t intend on giving up on my dreams.
Nominated for Outstanding Artist -2012
15 year old Kayla Patrick is a talented young singer/songwriter and recording artist from Edmonton.
She has a soulful yet powerful voice that astounds
and amazes her audiences. Performing since the age of 7 Kayla has had many successes and has won several vocal talent shows throughout the years. She has performed all over Alberta at such prestige’s places as the Big Valley Jamboree, CFR Rodeo and her favourite to date is the Edmonton Folk Music Festival last summer.
Kayla recently released her 2nd album titled “I’m Your Biggest Fan” that has 7 originals and 5 great classic country tunes. CD’s can be purchased directly from Kayla today for $15.00 each or also through her web site. Her music can also be found on iTunes and CD Baby.
She is establishing a fan base that stretches throughout North America and Europe thanks to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook.
Check out her web site for future tour dates and more information.
Don’t let the name fool you; Rudy strives to find the very best in all genres of music, not just electro(nic). He is fluent from an early age in Ska, Alternative, Funk, Lounge and even Classic Rock, but is certainly passionate about the Electronic variety (but not limited to) Funky / Deep / Chicago House, Breakbeats and especially Speed Garage. His taste,
forged in the modern cultural center of Edmonton, Alberta, is constantly and hungrily evolving for the sole purpose of consistently creating those goosebumps in his listeners.
Rudy has been entertaining club and party goers for the past six years, holding several residencies across institutions in the CIty of Champions, even a short stint hosting a show on CJSR. Once you see Rudy Electro perform, you will truly appreciate the breadth, diversity and especially pickiness of his taste and song selection, which even he admits, is the _most_important_attribute_ in any DJ.
If you catch Rudy’s set in a club setting, be prepared for a blend of warm, bouncy, upbeat house and thick, dirty, bassy electro is a style that grabs attention and causes positive reaction in the very heart of the modern flailer. His predisposition towards positive house music has been evolving ever since his first exposure to EDM at Shambhala Music Festival (2005) in his beautiful neighbouring province of British Columbia.
Bring Your Dancing Shoes.
It’s not difficult to know where Kerrissa’s heart is … it’s in her music. Although she is young, she is insanely passionate about her music … it’s her love – it’s her life! Always creative with an artistic flare, Kerrissa was often seen writing poetry/lyrics at a very young age.
As she entered her tweens, she discovered her voice had some serious power to it. Her voice was noticed at a local teen talent competition when at the age of 13, she sang songs such as My Immortal by Evanescence (Amy Lee) and Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood. It was at that time she knew her pursuit of happiness would involve music and as time passed, she found her niche in making pop/dance music. Her biggest influences would have to be Britney Spears and the stellar Lady Gaga.
In the Spring of 2010, she received a fantastic opportunity – she received NWT Arts Council funding to pursue her dream of recording an independent album. She quickly got to work and wrote, recorded and mixed nine songs for the album – eight of which were later released on her CD.
From the moment Kerrissa released her first single, she has received amazing support from the fantastic folks at CJCD Mix 100.1 FM in Yellowknife where she was invited to do her very first interview (and a few others too). The station also continues to play her four singles on a regular basis – something she is truly grateful for. At the same time, she was invited to do an interview at CBC (North) Radio and they too debuted her first single, Supermodel. CJCD also released Kerrissa’s fifth release, Fallin’, in July 2011.
Kerrissa is 19 years old and was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. She is also a very proud member of Music NWT.
Kieran Strange is an electro pop-rock artist, originally from southern England, who has travelled to Canada to record her first demo and EP. Her passion to bring a message of self-acceptance through music is apparent in how she communicates with her fans, always encouraging them to share their talents with the world via YouTube just like she has done. “So many pe
ople tore me down and said I’d never make anything of myself, never succeed in music, and I’ll be damned if I’m ever gonna let anyone else feel that way,” she says, of the way she supports her fans and other musicians like her.
“My frands say my music is like My Chemical Romance and The Used got it on with Paramore, and no one really knows whose baby it is,” is the way she describes her music when asked the traditional question of “so what do you sound like?”.
Kieran recently released her first single, Good Intentions, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by herself and her band in Garageband. She also recently filmed and shot a music video for the Christmas season about a zombie apocalypse on a $50 budget. She has played in both Canada and the United States, and has tour dates booked internationally for 2012. Her debut EP, “Hot Damn Mess”, is now available via iTunes, and she is currently in the studio working on her second release which she has rumoured to be “an awesome multimedia concept album”.
Kristin MacIntyre is a singer/songwriter who is new to the music scene but wastes no time getting her name out there. She has taught herself to play the acoustic guitar, has built up a catalogue of originals songs and has been playing shows all over Edmonton. This singer/songwriter has had a promising start and has no intentions of slowing down.
Ky Babyn brings a rowdy performance that will have you stomping your feet and shaking the tables. This rural Alberta boy sings about swinging hammers and drinkin’ whiskey with an intense percussive, yet poetic lyrical style.
Born and bred in St. Paul, Alberta, he has passionately pursued performing in music and dance. Upon relocating to Edmonton, Ky focused on the backwoods of his upbringing. Now composing timeless songs woven with the stories of olden days, he is lyrically driven and sure to inspire.
During his debut year, Ky has had the opportunity to perform at local prestigious events such as The Calgary Stampede and the 2010 Edmonton Grey Cup Festival. He has also been nominated as a finalist for the Edmonton Music Awards in three catagories: Best Solo Artist, Best Roots/Folk Artist and The Peoples Choice Award, with winners being announced on March 27/28 of 2011.
His music features infectious hooks backed by a gunfighter guitar tone reminiscent of the wild west. Generating rhythms of the railway with harmonica and guitar in hand, Ky echoes the soul and sound of a home grown Canadian song writer.
The Kyler Schogen Band’s stylistic sound of funky blues and rock, with melodic hooks, is all about flowing grooves and soulful deliveries. Since ’96, from Whitehorse to the Mexican border, they’ve played over 1350 shows in the past ten years opening for Gordie Johnson, Long John Baldry, Northern Pikes, Doug & the Slugs, Warrant, Teenage Head, Bullet Boys, etc. “A Little Inspiration”, their fourth album, will be released in June of 2012 on SunCave Records. The Kyler Schogen Band will be doing CD release tours later this year.
LookingEast is a female fronted hard melodic rock band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This band never fails to impress their ever growing audiences. Every show brings new fans and rave reviews.
The band has made a few changes along the way, But one thing never changes and thats the incredible vocals, and the smooth guitar,to go along with a steady driving rythym section. If you get the opportunity to see this band, don’t miss it.
Come Get ROCKED!!!
Mark Boutilier, born March 6, 1985 – raised in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is an emerging Canadian singer-songwriter. After successful completion of the Music Technology program at McKenzie College in Sydney, Mark focused his ambitions on songwriting. After a short hiatus from performing and writing with his local band “Fallin’”, Mark started recording in September of 2009 with Mark Scott, owner/operator of Smashbox studio in Dominion,
Nova Scotia. It was there he started to carve out the foundations of his future as a solo artist faced with the task of making an all acoustic EP. Today Mark has 2 CD’s on itunes and an amazing future ahead of him.
Kyle York(MasiV X) began his entrance into the music world at the early age of 9. He started out by listening to old house records from his neighbor who was a DJ at the time and eventually got into the beat of it. By age 13 he began to experiment with DJing software called Virtual DJ and after a while picked up a Hardware controller from a friend to advance his knowledge from using the mouse and keyboard to using physical mixing equipment. At age 16 he began to do shows at his high school and in various small clubs around the city that allowed him to play at. By this time he was using Pioneer CDJ 200?s as they were new at the time. Now residing in Edmonton Alberta Owns his own Pioneer DJ set and continues to further his career in the Music industry by releasing mixes and playing at clubs here and there.
Matt Blais isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel; he is just finding a new way to roll it. Today, emotional music seems to be an art form that has gone the way of an ancient cave drawing, it still exists, but you have to know where to look.
This is the principle upon which Matt Blais’ music is based. Combining passionate songwriting, a unique and memorable live show and a voice that howls like a forgotten soul, Matt Blais demands honestly from himself and the music he creates. The principle is simple and the ritual mesmerizing; remind people of the art of emotion and bring it to their auditory doorstep.
Over the past few years, Matt Blais has begun to make a serious charge into the Canadian music scene. In September 2008, competing against hundreds of Canadian bands, Matt was selected as the winner of the monumental Big Rock Star Talent Competition and was chosen as Big Rock UNTAPPED Artist in 2009, leading to the inclusion of his song “Beautiful Thing” on fifty thousand CDs distributed across the country in cases of Big Rock Beer, essentially reaching Canadian Gold status and launching his music into the hearts and minds of people across the country.
Having played professionally for the last seven years, Matt’s list of accomplishments continues to grow. He has taken the stage at the Stampede Grandstand, Big Valley Jamboree and was included in several events for the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary. Having toured all over Canada, in small towns and major markets, to shows in Australia, Germany and the U.S., Matt Blais is an ambassador as to how a simple Calgarian boy sees the world and through his passion will artistically change it.
His debut record, “Let It Out” is produced by Juno nominated all-star Canadian producer Mark Howard whose discography reads like a veritable who’s who of Canada’s finest musical talents. This includes artists such as The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts, Avril Lavigne, The Wailin’ Jennys and Daniel Lanois, to name a few.
“Each footstep brings me closer to you” rasps Blais in his new single currently being played across Canada “(Oh!) What Can I Do?”. . . and only time will tell where his steps will take lead. With a recipe like this however, you can be sure they’re heading in the right direction.
Michelle Molineux, a triple-threat Canadian actress, made her film debut in 2007 playing an alien seductress in the international DVD release Decoys 2: Alien Seduction. She has played in numerous films, television shows and music videos, and voiced for several cartoon series. Some of Michelle’s credits include playing Tara, a hauntingly mute sister, in Fear Itself (NBC/Lionsgate) and voicing Hannah, a young girl given powers to fight against the Dark Zone, in the English Dub of Pretty Cure (Toei Animations, YTV Canada, Season 1 and 2). Extremely passionate about acting, Michelle loves of the rush of being on set. Michelle’s magnetic personality shines through her characters and lights up the screen!
Nominated for ‘Best Single’ , ‘Best Pop/Hip hop/Dance Artist’ and ‘People’s Choice’ in Edmonton Music Awards.
Musically, Michelle Molineux, is currently working on writing and recording her EP. Described as pure, innocent and sweet, Michelle’s unique voice tantalizes and invigorates her music. Michelle’s musical genre encapsulates pop and dance and some have compared her vocal quality to Cascada. Striving for her music to range from expressions of inspiration and desire, to party infused tracks, Michelle’s music has been received with enthusiasm in dance clubs and by local DJ’s .
Michelle is a mesmerizing performer and draws in crowds whenever she performs – watch for her to sparkle on a screen or stereo near you!
Miguel Amador, a new cat to the whole electronic scene fell in love with the sounds of house back in 2008/2009 by visiting his local club hotspot the Bank ultra Lounge for connected fridays. Going there every Friday night he fell in love with the massive sounds of House, progressive, tech house and electro. He began his DJ career in January of 2010 and has since honed his skill like a rocket shooting for space. He has held residencies at The Bank Ultra Lounge, The Hat, and is currently Resident DJ at Twist ultra lounge for “I Want My House! Wednesdays”. In that year he has opened up for some of the biggest names in the production world such as Avicii, Morgan Page, Chris Lake, Dirty South just to name a few but most recently and most notably Axwell.
Nominated for Outstanding Female Artist -2012
Born and raised in Romania, Liana T (aka MissyLectro,
Full On Femme) developed an interest for Dance music early in her teens. After moving to Edmonton, Canada at 12 she discovered Trance and was captivated by its mesmerizing effect. Her genuine interest in this music drove her on the path to uncovering the goodies that lie deep underground. What started off as a deep passion for the music soon turned into an expensive dj-ing hobby. In 2005 she discovered her ultimate style to be: Full On Psytrance, characterized by harder beats and energetic melodies. Self-taught in both vinyl and cd turntables she compiles seasonal mixes and delivers unforgettable live sets. One of her biggest accomplishments as a dj so far is opening for Infected Mushroom at Empire Ballroom in May of 2008. Her biggest achievement, however, is being able to ignite interest in the genre she is most passionate about. As one of the few female DJ’s in Edmonton, she mesmerizes you not only with her psy-beats, but her European beauty as well. Catch her if you can.
Music has been in the life of Nick Galipeau since he was a wee lad, first being exposed to the classic rock tracks of Pink Floyd, Guns n’ Roses, Golden Earring, April Wine and Joan Jett. Throughout the years after, a massive collection of CD’s, tapes and records was acquired by the youngster, delving at first into the likes of Nirvana, Green Day and Collective Soul, followed by exposure to hip-hop… including Mack 10, Ludacris, Mystikal, Jay-Z & Biggie. Pepper in some blues, jazz, pop, metal, folk, alt-country, indie rock and everything under the sun, Nick Galipeau spent his time collecting music, listening and trying to make that perfect mixtape. Something was always missing though. Then one fateful night, he was introduced to the afterhours scene in Edmonton, and house music entered his life. From that day on he was a changed man.
Fast forward approx. 3 years, and Nick Galipeau became Nikk Random. Slowly becoming a dedicated student of the DJ game, Nikk Random has been practicing and learning as much as possible and is ready to step up his game. As a founding member of the Obsessive Compulsive DJ’s, he’s ready to unleash some wicked parties backed by some incredible up-and coming talent. You better hit up the closest Value Village for a cheap pair of pants you can soil….
Fresh out of the prairies, and straight into the mountains of British Columbia, this young scenster has been a busy girl in the Canadian electronic music scene. Staying involved in most of the major club nights throughout the city of Winnipeg over the course of several years, she used her drive and ambition to become a leader in the underground afterhours scene. Most recently involved in the Elektrik Kollektive Members Only Afterhours, she continuously pushed to bring about the vibe that the music deserves by promoting events locally. Observing her local influences as well as international artists, she took all she had learned to launch her blossoming DJ career, and spread her love of mixing and music across the country. Behind the decks, she uses her passion and energy to inspire the dancer that lurks within us all, with the funnest, dirtiest, high energy beats, guaranteed to burn a hole in your shoes!
Olivia Rose is a talented young singer/songwriter who has been singing on stages in Alberta since she was four years old. She is avidly pursuing her dream of creating and sharing her music. Some of her accomplishments to date have been; 2009 Global Country Junior Winner, Auditioned for Sound of Music in Toronto, was on YTV for Next Star 2009, part of Alberta Childr
en’s Choir, Gold Star finalist with Edmonton Children’s choir, Big Valley Jamboree Family Stage, and a finalist in the Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Competition 2012 Untapped Newcomer. Early in 2012 an excited Olivia Rose; with the help of Rhea March Music; embarked on her first self titled EP to be released this summer.
Nominated for Outstanding Female Artist -2012
ACMA 2011 Nominee for Female Artist of the Year and Fan’s Choice of the Year, Olivia Wik is a 16 year old aspiring country singer/songwriter who plays acoustic guitar. As a young performer, Olivia participated in numerous musical theatre productions in Alberta and Vancouver Island giving her the confidence to perform on a stage.
Under the advice of Jason McCoy to enter as many contests as possible, Olivia entered the 2011 Sherwood Park Talent Quest and won, thus starting her singing career and entertaining audiences ever since. She has performed at over 50 venues and festivals since April, 2011, including Big Valley Jamboree, the Edmonton Indy, River City Round Up and FarmFair. Olivia also showcased at The Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton during this year’s CCMAs and was the Winner of the Country Vocal Showcase contest held during the 2011 CFR in Edmonton, with a prize of recording a single.
Olivia is an aspiring singer – songwriter and hopes one day to share her country songs on the radio.
Grew up just outside of Edmonton in Strathcona county on an acreage with my parents and younger sister. The family farm was sold back in the early 90′s where i was born and raised on Country music from Garth Brooks selling out stadiums to the thunder rolls and callin baton rouge to Brooks and dunn red dirt road. Listening to this amazing music growing up inspired me to dream what seemed the impossible and learn to sing, write and play country music. I write from the heart and sing songs that I can relate to and have experienced through out my life. I have played at several festivals, rodeo’s, open mic’s and placed top 11 in the Edmonton Undiscovered competition for singers. The goal just like many other singer songwriters is to get my music out there so people can relate, sing along to, and enjoy experiences I have with music…. not to mention play in front of thousands of rowdy people looking for a good song to two step to.
Hailing from Yellowknife, NWT. Born but not raised, shifting around Canada for several years as a child, Rae finally found himself settled in Edmonton, AB. Having been in and outta the electronica scene since the tender age of 16. Having first fallen in love of with the smooth sounds of progressive trance then dabbling in hard dance, happy hardcore, playing around with some house music here and there. Making his way back to the banging full on sounds of psychedelic trance in the last while. Rae won’t be happy unless he see’s you leaving his dance floor sweaty and haggard with an ear to ear grin!
CFMA Young Performer of the Year nominee, Rebecca Lappa is a prolific songwriter, who has penned over eighty songs with more waiting to be born. She writes songs inspired by observations of life, historical events, and literary references that slide between the realms of pop and folk. Rebecca draws comparisons to strong female vocalists and songwriters such as, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos. Rebecca’s unique and edgy Alice in Wonderland look compliments her music and makes her stand out as a performer.
Redfish has landed on the Canadian music scene with their new single, In The City. They take listeners on a retro-current journey through various styles, genres and eras with complex textures and visual melodies. Hundreds of live shows and hotel rooms across western Canada have served as proving grounds for authenticity and truth in their message.
This message prevails on their new album- Days of Ill Importance.
Currently a student at the University of Lethbridge, Riley Miller is working his way towards becoming a digital and graphic designer. Growing up Riley has always has always aspired to becoming an artist of many calibers, experimenting in every medium from the canvas to the computer. In his third year now Riley has branched his talents out into the world of music, DJing several major events on and around the University campus. Freshest recruit on the ID VIP team, Riley hopes to add that extra special splash of colour he has to offer while at the same time still get out and enjoy the music.
Rome Angel is one of Edmonton’s most talented performers and at just 21 he’s made a massive impression on the local scene because of his raw talent. He’s mastered the pit of the stomach aggression and poeticism you’ve heard from legendary artists (like 2pac, Big Pun, and MOP) and combines it with passionate and swagged out ballads to create a sound that is completely his own.
Rome has completed his first solo mixtape ‘Metaphorically Speaking’ and it will be released in August 2010 to prelude his first Album ’5 Minz Late’ which will be released late 2010. He can be heard on an abundance of local albums including K Blitz’s ‘Top Floor’, NineLivez’s ‘Son of Sin’, and Essence MC’s ‘I Lost My Pen’ and can be seen rocking stages all over Alberta
The history of the Sabre Jets is steeped in nebulous shadow — the group’s past is, as the saying goes, an enigma wrapped in a question mark, seasoned with a healthy dose of mystery. Is there a saying like that? ‘Cause if not, there should be. Let us gaze back over the annals of history and trace the fortunes of this iconic band, and determine how they arrived as THE uncontested champions of surf music in the 21st century. In landlocked Alberta, Canada, no less…….
Shane’s most honorable experience was touring in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan in support our Canadian Forces.
Some Career highlights were being welcomed into Ole Publishing family with a single song publishing deal which was won at the 2009 CCMA awards and was also nominated along side of Corb Lund for CCMA Roots Artist three years running.
Chisholm’s Hitchhiking Buddha CD was distributed by Fontana North a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, nominated for Country Recording of the Year through the Western Canadian Music Awards and for Album Design of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Awards.
Shane profiled in The American Publication “Country Weekly Magazine” and received a 4 Star review in The UK’s Maverick Magazine
The sophomore release titled “No one came” will officially be released in Jan 2012.
Formed in 2006 in by Adam Kallstrom, Mike Burton, and Justin Solowoniuk, Silent Line has its roots in a small town north of Edmonton, Alberta. It was the perfect setting to develop musically as it was, according to guitarist Mike Burton, ” A choice between music or becoming an alcoholic or drug addict: there was nothing to do there.” Everyone in the band is friendly and down to earth and although some may misunderstand some of lead singer Dave Croteau’s more ambiguous jokes, he is no different.
They released their self-produced, recorded andebut album entitled “One Body Blade” in September of 2010 featuring 11 songs with a running time of just over 50 minutes. Within the next few months a new CD will be released featuring songs such as King Nine Will Not Return, and Ens Entium!
Look for them in the future because they are prepared to work hard to succeed, playing in any and all cities, towns, or bars that would wish them to come.
Shredding vocals, gripping lyrics, with a touch of optimistic melancholy is just one of the many descriptions of the band SlowStinger.
Fronted by Larry Coule’s worn,emotionally charged voice. Coule is able to combine the poignancy of Sublime and the boldness of Kurt Cobain. Coule’s lyrics are passionate while his delivery is like a punch in the face you saw coming but wanted.
The fire of Larry Coule’s song writing brings an intensity and soul that are gut wrenching and emotional.
SlowStinger takes you to a dark place we’ve all been, just when things seem lost a light breaks through to guide you home and lets you know even just for a moment you’re not alone. You never were.
SlowStinger’s music will have rock fans banging their heads, punkers pumping their fists, people dancing, woman quivering, and leaving suburbanites picking their jaws up off the floor.
SlowStinger is as real as it gets
Soulfix/Dirty Politics has made a major ruckus in the last 2 years, pioneering what is now dubbed the “electro-step” sound. Known for smooth electro hooks and nasty dubstep bass, soulfix, alone, and via his Dirty Politics moniker with Nicky Distraktion, has pounded away remixes and original material for some of the hottest labels in the industry including Dirty Fabric, Big Fish, Simma, System, Atomic Zoo, Champion Beats,
Bonzai, Bugeyed, and of course, his own imprint, Audio Planet Recordings.
The founder & long time host of “Analog Airwaves” on Digitally Imported Radio, finds himself cutting the freshest most upfront electro house to the masses, on the 4th Thursday of each month, a time slot he alternates with Lazy Rich. Reeling in some of the sharpest guest talent in the game… artists like Felguk, JELO, Richard Dinsdale, D:Fuse, Blende, Will Bailey, Calvertron and several others who have guested the show, and contribute to it’s listener base, that boasts 1200+ electro heads dialed in each episode.
Having maintained a packed DJ schedule for nearly a decade, live performance is probably the most undeniable part of his game. The boy can rock. Fresh edits, mashups, remixes,bootlegs, acapellas and constantly improving turn-tablist skills, keep this hi octane performer in the hot seat, headlining gigs across Canada, in venue’s like 9one9, Hush, Tommy Arika’s, Maxx Fish, Celebrities, Gorgomish, Odeon, The Warehouse, OMFG!, Guvernment, Comfort Zone amongst hundreds of others and massive festivals like VEMF, CEMF, Apex, & Motion Notion.
Having tied into the promo lists of some of the hottest labels and producers, expect the best tracks you haven’t heard, flawlessly interlaced with the dirtiest basslines, and timeless crowd favorites.
Absolutely exploding in 2010, soulfix & the Dirty Politics alias has sky rocketed to the forefront of new electronic music, charting with incredible consistency, hitting way up in the charts. “Extra Terrestrial Beings” hit #1 on Dancerecords.com, “Call of the Wild” hit #2 on Trackitdown.net, and “Slipstream” held down some top 10 real estate in the Beatport electro charts for a short while. Along side truck loads of other top 20, top 50 and top 100 chart hits, not only in the electro house genre, but also in the Trance charts, hitting #17 with “Riptide”, & #41 in the Nu Disco charts with “Until Nothing”.
Known for powerhouse productions, his music has received spins and support from: Paul Anthony, Will Bailey, Hook’n’Sling, Lazy Rich, Bad Boy Bill, Donald Glaude, Robb G, Dirty Loud, Toby Emerson, Hirshee, General Midi, Mat The Alien, Hoxton Whores, Flatland Funk, Porter Robinson, Alex Kidd, Wonk, Fake Blood, Frederik Olufsen & Alex Mind.
Tune in, turn on. You can be sure what you hear is not an image… it’s a way of life.
(Audio Planet Recordings, Hellfire Djs, GOMP, OCD)
Redefining your sound as a DJ is as difficult task as can be expected from a DJ of any calibre, but Swerve Signal formerly know as DJ Twitch , has done exactly that, and nearly seamlessly, as he left the banging sounds of hardhouse and nu nrg in his wake, moving into the new age with up beat progressive, electro, and breaks meanwhile, never compromising his integrity or sacrificing the intensity that his fans are accustomed to. Swerve Signal is known through out the industry as the crazy kid, with the hard as nails tunes, and only 5 minutes on stage will answer all your questions as to why. With a beautiful combination of astonishing mixing and utilization of a custom ableton midi rig that allows him to perform live mash ups, live basslines, and stellar sampling. It is a safe bet that when Swerve Signal is on the decks… you can be sure that NOTHING will be left over, as he will tear through your dancefloor, and leave only battered shoes and satisfied partiers in his trail of destruction.
Best New Act – 2012
Nominated for Outstanding Group Act – 2012
Tama Neilene is a young artist from Edmonton,. She was born in Calgary in may 1995 and attended Calgary Arts Academy. In 2011 she moved to Edmonton and is now Attending Victoria School to the Arts. She has written over 40 original songs with more waiting to be created. Her style is somewhere between folk – jazz – blues and grunge. In other words her “Genre”
cannot be defined. When Tama was very little she would stand up in restaurants and sing songs she had heard on the radio. Her love for the arts kept growing, she joined the Calgary Girls Choir and Youth Singers of Calgary. Eventually she picked up a guitar and that’s when her love for music exploded into a passion. She is a self-taught guitarist; the first song she learned on her guitar was one that she had written.
Not only does Tama have a passion for music she also has a strong passion for the theatre, she has been in a few productions at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, such as Frankenstein where she played the role of Elizabeth and Study hall fever.
Shortly after moving to Edmonton Tama joined U22. This has given her more opportunities to perform around the city in coffee shops, busking events and festivals. Some of the venues she has performed at are : Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, AB (For the Peace in the Park festival ) , Cha Island Tea , Whyte ave ( for the Art Walk Festival ) , Café Haven Sherwood Park, AB , Mandolin Books Edmonton , AB , St. Albert ( Canada Day Celebration ) and Many more.
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Ambiguous was set to release his debut professional album/EP June of 2008. Although only in the music business for a short time, he’s been a part of the hip hop culture his whole life and has recently made some big moves in the Canadian scene. Relocation to his place… of birth, Edmonton AB to grow as an artist has been good. Working in collaboration / works with the likes of Moka Only, Choclair, Classified and more have only caused his drive to further. You can see his video morning destiny on his my space blog, and be on the look out for his new videos coming soon. With one album under his belt “It’s a Cold Night” and 2 more albums in the works, “Moresight” and “Progression” You will definitely see more from this cat! The new album ft. collaborative works and productions by Classified, Moka Only, Choclair, Chad Hatcher, Touch, D.J Nato, Rachel Suter, Littles the General and more!! Stay updated and join the mailing list for exclusive info on Ambiguous and upcoming stuff!!!
Tara started playing guitar at nine years of age. “I’ve always wanted it, and now I’m following my dream.” Admits Tara. “Watching people on MTV and seeing how much fun they were having, I knew I could be up on stage one day.” She is now 22 years of age and she recorded her first CD at age 13, which consisted of five songs. In the year 2005, she released her second CD titled, “Empty Road,” and it consisted of ten songs. Seven songs were recorded with a band, and three were just acoustic.
Tara is from Bristol, Connecticut (United States). She recently moved to Edmonton, Alberta to be with her boyfriend Tom. “Tom is awesome. We met through our jobs and just hit it off. He is very supportive of my music and I’m so happy and thankful that we met.”
Tara plays shows anywhere where she could play. They include bars, café’s, private parties, festivals, and etc. “I really enjoy getting up on stage and playing my songs in front of total strangers. It’s a real thrill to see people getting into it, and the greatest part, is hearing the crowd’s response.”
But Tara wouldn’t be as a far as she is, without her dad. “If my dad didn’t push me as hard as he did, I know that I wouldn’t have calluses on my fingers. I owe a lot to my dad. He has supported me with my music from the first day I started playing guitar until this very day.”
Tara has many influences. “I like The Dave Matthews Band, they’re one of the greatest bands in the world, and I just love any band/musician that plays acoustic songs. Acoustic music is real and it sounds amazing.”
Tara now has four acoustic guitars. She just purchased a beautiful Taylor 12 string, and she also has a Martin, Takamine, and an Ovation. “I love playing my Taylor and Martin the most. They are such great guitars and it feels awesome when someone comes up to you and tells you how nice of a guitar you have.” Tara practices mostly every day, and when she picks up the guitar she hopes “to learn something new.”
“This is my passion, and my future. I’m not going to let anyone stand in the way of that. I love playing guitar, writing songs, and covering songs. If someone ticks me off or if someone breaks my heart, yea, I’ll write something about it. It’s what I do; I let my feelings out on paper and in my guitar work. I’m glad I’m this far, because if I wasn’t, I don’t know where I would be right now.”
Trevor McNeely is an ambitious singer/songwriter out of Edmonton, Alberta who has been deeply influenced by folk and rock music. McNeely’s first CD is an EP entitled “We Thought It Was Over”.
Not only does he write, but he does a lot of collaboration work with other artists and does backing instrumentation as well. He has played at several notable music festivals as a solo and/or backing artist such as the Brandon Folk Music and Arts Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
There was a time when popular music was made by a team of musicians. The craft of music made by ensembles was not restricted to symphonies. It was a magic time when the power of musicians and their music ruled clubs, radio, TV and society at large.
This amazing 20 piece big band is keeping that magic alive and ID VIP Team is very proud to welcome them i
nto our family. Our goal is to work together with our contemporary artists to revive the music shows of the past and make them with a modern twist.
Outstanding Group Act – 2012
Performer of the Year – 2012
“Think of Taylor Swift but there would be two of her and she would have a lot more soul, mixed with the kind of sibling harmonies that would make The Rankins question whether they are truly related, ask them to play pretty much any instrument under the sun and you have The Command Sisters.” – Chris Martin, CBC Radio
The Command Sisters have been taking the international music scene by storm all with a unique sound, hair-raising harmonies and a captivating live show. With incredible original material (not only far beyond their years, but totally and completely their own) these two enchanting performers have quickly arrived onto the music scene, and have been stealing hearts everywhere. Charlotte has emerged as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation. As well, Sarah’s abilities to solo and improv, on just about any instrument she picks up, has everyone in the music industry sitting up and paying attention.
“Together, their bittersweet harmonies are like a prairie sunset on an August night — so gorgeous, you’ll want to stop what you’re doing just to soak it all in. Never heard of them? That’s about to change. The Command Sisters are turning ears in Nashville and could be the next big thing to come out of the Edmonton area.” – Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton Journal Music Editor
After the girls’ start in 2005, they quickly went from backtracks and singing at senior’s centres, to picking up multiple instruments, writing their own music, and performing at such venues as opening for Gord Bamford at the Shaw Conference Centre to performing alongside George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Emerson Drive, One More Girl, Pear and The Travelling Mabels at the CBC Concert of Hope Benefit for Slave Lake!
The girls are so excited to share that they have just signed a publishing/production deal with David Malloy of Hoot Owl Music (writer/producer of 41 number one hits) heard the girls and quickly signed them to his Label. “I just think they’re magic and I would do anything for them,” he says. “There’s just something special about them when their voices come together. I love Charlotte’s voice and the way Sarah hears harmonies is so unique. They go for what sounds right, what feels right to them.” – David Malloy
Charlotte and Sarah’s summer was also hi-lighted by a personal invitation from the Provincial Covernment to attend a private reception for His Royal Highness, Prince William and wife, Kate. The girls were so honoured to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. This special day was rounded out by a live national interview with CBC TV.
Over the past few years, The Command Sisters have been busy performing at multiple venues and events; Edmonton Folk Fest, Canfmore Folk Fest, The Next Fest, The Lilac Fest, CKUA Radio Backstage Series, CKUA Radio Open House, CKUA Good Libations, CKUA Terry David Mulligan Show, Mountain View Music Fest, The Works, Central Fest, Disneyland’s Southwest Conference, House of Blues Acoustic Brew, Island Folk Fest, CBC’s Centre Stage, Festival Place Patio Series, Night of Artists, Homefest, multiple rodeos, fundraisers, festivals, and private functions. They can be heard on CKUA Radio, CBC Edmonton AM, WITRR Nebraska, Celtic Live 365 UK, Women of Substance, Skope Boston, Women’s, CACH Vancouver, Indie104 LA, Fort Radio, Edmonton AM Edpod Challenge, and the Prairie Bell’s Podcast. The Command Sisters are also featured online in The Edmonton Journal, GigCity, The Buzzin’ Box and IAE Magazine. They have also had appearances on Global Television, Breakfast Television, CFRN TV, and Access TV Prime Time.
“The first time I saw The Command Sisters, I was a little stunned. Here were two pixie-like young girls – supposedly newcomers – with the musical skills and stage presence of veteran performers with decades under their belt. The Command Sisters were and are confident, charming, funny … and most of all … VERY talented. If you ever have a chance to catch them, do it, because The Command Sisters are going places!” – Ken Regan, General Manager, CKUA Radio Network
And, another part of the sisters’ musical journey, is to give back and volunteer. Not only do they mentor young aspiring artists in local schools, they are a part of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Oncology/Cardiology Ward music program. Charlotte and Sarah volunteer their music with the children on the ‘Beach’, Teen Room and even sing in the Intensive Care and rooms on the Ward.
Look for the release of The Command Sister’s Nashville CD soon!
Since day one The Fallacy has always had one goal in mind, to write and play music. Their focus on the music has always been what sets them apart from other bands in their scene. While other bands are working on T-shirts and light shows The Fallacy has been writing songs and perfecting them into an explosive live show.
They have been a band for just under four years and in this time they have toured Canada extensively and played litterally hundreds of shows. In this time they have shared The Road and Stage with such bands as August Burns Red, Architects, Dead and Divine, Set Your Goals, Fear Before, The Ghost Inside, Blind Witness and Shai Hulud.
They are just putting the Finishing touches on a brand new six song Ep entitled La Fin Du Monde (The End of The World) set to be released late summer early Fall.
The Fallacy is made up of Tony Chan- Guitar, Tommy Chan- Drums, Todd Fraser- Vocals, Tyler Hammende- Guitar, Dale Wells- Bass.
Keeping it real is what these Edmonton, Alberta, Canada boys do. They are bonded by blood, pumping from one heart to the same beat with an undying love for music.
The debut CD 17 Downtown, an independent endeavour, released on September 1st 2011 is full of non-stop head banging, foot stomping bass and percussion lead ska/rock/reggae. Ripping guitar just adds to th
e mix. It leaves you begging for more, screaming for an encore.
Competitors in local band contests have been left scratching around in the desert floor, while this feisty foursome is playing its way to the top of the Prairies and beyond, without even leaving so much as a footprint in the dust for the competition.
Set to play live in and around Edmonton in the upcoming year 2012/13 and with whispers of a second cd release in late summer/fall of 2012, it would be a jolly good idea to keep an ear out for this bunch of bass led bad asses from the Badlands.
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Nominated for Best New Artist – 2012
Nominated for Outstanding Group Act -2012
The Red Cannons, featuring Evan Boechler and Jen Perry from The Shakedowns, were formed December 2011. The two joined forces with lead guitarist Braden Boechler and drummer Landon Boechler to form an energetic rock quartet sure to bring you to your feet!The group hails from Spruce Grove, Alberta and will be adding tour dates throughout Western Canada during 2012.
“THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT…BURSTING WITH THE ENERGY OF YOUTH AND UNABASHED ENTHUSIASM.” – Francois Marchand, Edmonton Journal.
“The three-piece “garage rock” band kept my head bobbing and my feet moving – always a good sign. The lead vocalist’s (Matt Gardiner) unique vocal stylings stole the show and kept me gazing in awe for a good part of the set.” – FROZEN NOISE.com
‘The human voice’ is the latin-to-english translation of the name. It is the mission statement for the band. Keep your own stamp on your craft. This rings most truthful in the context of a band as it has become too easy for artists to produce a fake, treated audio representations of themselves.
Vox Humana considers itself “garage rock” due to the rough, grungy playing style they utilize. The recordings are usually first takes, no click tracks, no pitch correction, no drum editing. Imperfections are welcome as they add a humanistic quality that seems absent in music today.
vH actively attempts to draw inspirations from all time periods, styles and mediums of art. They have a vast range of songs and moods with an emphasis on storytelling through the collision of the music, words and performance.
For the past 3 years Vox Humana has performed a wide variety of venues and show types : from metal bars to coffee shops, from the best-known local venues to the more modest of pubs…
Resume includes : Starlite Room, Brixx Bar, Urban Lounge, Pawn Shop, Wunderbar, New City, Likwid Lounge, Eddie Shorts, DV8, The Taphouse, Crown Pub, Hulberts, Rendezvous Pub, Coast to Coast and many more…
Where’s Lula plays original acoustic pop music.
Sweet vocal harmonies blended with great guitar riffs and the ability to connect
with their audience makes Where’s Lula’s live performance a must see!
Kjierstin and Garett have been a musical duo for almost two years, but both have been
involved in music in some capacity their whole lives. Kjierstin started singing at a very young
age and began writing her own music at 21. Garett played trombone in a swing band and
was in a high school rock band called “The Cage.” Like Kjierstin, he writes his own music.
They have found a special musical connection, whether writing new songs together
or simply bringing out the best in each other’s original music.
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