“At the end of the day, it’s important for artists to stay true to their art...When artists are more genuine to what they want to write about, that tends to be what we end up licensing...because it’s natural, and it doesn’t feel forced.” — Dondrea Erauw
The Wolfe’s CBC Searchlight song submission titled “Dumb Dog” is a catchy tune that brings light to a relatively serious topic in a fun way. Guitarist/Vocalist Gabrielle Giroux explained that being in an all-girl band has had its challenges. The song touches upon various obstacles that the band had to overcome in order to prove themselves.
Heather Bambrick’s 2017 JUNO nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year” is no surprise to jazz fans and music lovers across the country. The Canadian jazz artist recently released her first album in 10 years and is quickly reminding the nation that she continues to stand out, evolve, and progress as an artist. Her recent collaboration with fellow nominees Barbra Lica and Matt Dusk truly show her diversity and ability to transform genres.
When asked about Hamilton, the Canadian jazz singer says that she “loves this town” because of how loyal the music fans are. Barbra has performed multiple times in Ancaster and says she would absolutely love to come back to the city in the near future. She explains that she has had Hamilton fans follow her around Ontario in order to show their support, and even had some fans travel as far as Aurora in order to sit in the front row.
The country singer has come a long way since catching the attention of Jason McCoy of ‘The Road Hammers" during her opening slot for Carrie Underwood, and making the Top 16 on X-Factor UK 2011. Natasha outlines the importance of patience in the music industry and speaks openly about the different obstacles she has overcome through her last 10 years in the industry.
This year, Matt is nominated for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year” for his album ‘Quiet Nights’, which he created in collaboration with Canadian artist Florence K. Matt described that he set out to create a record that was “easy going”, and aimed to create something that you could play at dinner parties.
HAMILTON, ON — YogaFest is a festival that originated in Hamilton, Ontario, that is dedicated to uniting all individuals in order to celebrate mindfulness, health, positivity, and artistic expression. Hosted this year at the Burlington Convention Centre, the festival was divided into three rooms — the ‘Yoga Garden’, a room celebrating meditation, and another specifically dedicated to local vendors and musicians.
Dre Pao interviews Real Talk guest: Radio Host Sabrina of 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto. Sabrina ... admits that there was a bit of a difference between campus radio and working for Bell Media, however she believes that the transition would not have gone so smoothly without the great people at Mohawk.