My album “Mirrorball” released in July 2017, and features 8 original Disco songs by myself and Allan Rodger. My lifetime love of disco spawned my dream band, The Polyester Philharmonic. I’ve been performing a retro repertoire with them for the past 15 years so it was a long overdue leap to write and record a disco album with several members of this funky family!
BEST NIGHT EVER
This BC based band released FIVE brand new singles including the 80’s inspired jam “Set Me Free”, the reggae-soul tinged “Easy to Love” and the 90’s-esque R&B bop “Better”. They also saw their live performance videos gain some virality, accumulating over 3.5 million views and garnering over 6000 subscribers on YouTube to date. Throughout 2019 and 2020 they were invited to perform at festivals across British Columbia.
Recently hailed by CBC as one of the top 10 soulful female artists in the 2020 CBC Searchlight competition, Bukola is a 19-year-old musician who blends the sounds of contemporary R&B and Jazz music to create her own soulful sound. She's been deeply influenced by artists such as India Arie, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.
A passionate songwriter and performer Dawn crafts her music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package. Tight, expressive and bold, Dawn will hit you where it counts, funk you up and make you say “Go ‘head!”
In life there’s ups and downs, good moments, terrible ones, hate, love, and everything in between. This natural law is personified in Midnight Sun, the next personal and introspective CD from Vancouver’s own Hip Hip recording artist, Kyprios.
Born out of a forward-thinking educational initiative introducing youth to global rhythms, formed in 2005 through a Canada Council program matching professional artists and students, Kutapira have hardly had a chance to reflect on their achievements. Through the motivation and mentoring of Artistic Director, Jack Duncan and percussion maestro, Myles Bigelow, the group is forging new links between the traditions of Zimbabwe’s marimba music and the rhythmic soul of Afro Cuban drumming.
The Matinée’s debut album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise was produced in 2013 by Grammy award-winning producer Steve Berlin (The Tragically Hip, Los Lobos), the record’s salt-of-the-earth sound made a splash on radio across North America.Young & Lazy became a bonafide song of the summer and earned the outfit a string of prominent festival bookings across North America.
Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”.
I've been incredibly fortunate on this road. I've released lots of albums (21) and been in lots of trios (3) with remarkably talented, handsome and wonderful men - Rick Scott & Joe Mock of The Pied Pumkin, Bill Henderson & Roy Forbes in UHF, Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor in BTU, and of course a gaggle of them in The Hometown Band and now The High Bar Gang. Lucky, lucky girl.
For over twenty years, Tiller’s Folly has been uniting past with the present as modern-day storytellers of lore, singing the West’s pioneer history to life. From the outset, the band aspired to create acoustic music that is thoughtful, progressive, yet timeless in nature. Music that represents their Pacific Coastal home. They set out to preserve a measure of the West’s colonial heritage in stories & songs.
Tonye now has a new career trajectory. One that involves connecting deeper with her audience and that sees her creating a new community for herself. She's not only interested in taking her music to the traditional venues but into schools, community centres, hospitals and generally places where her music can heal, connect and make a difference.
WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ
Award-winning, JUNO nominated Canadian recording artist Warren Dean Flandez describes his music simply as “songs with purpose”. But with an EP that debuted #2 on the iTunes Inspirational Charts Top 100, this Yellowknife born vocalist has rediscovered his church roots, reignited his faith and found solace in creating inspirational Canadian gospel music with his anticipated full length album ‘Eternally Grateful’.