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Ado
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/Songwriter
New Singer Songwriter
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Alan Brecker
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BBluesClassicalCountryJazzRock
Everything that one would expect to hear at a 5 star resort, you'll hear from me, from solo background piano, to a full band sound from Jazz, rock, blues, Funk, reggae, latin, I cover a LOT of ground, and can easily fill up an evening and can please most tastes.
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Al Barrett
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopBluesCountryRock
I'm a singer, guitarist who has been playing solo and in bands most of my life!i perform and teach! Lots of styles of music but mostly pop and rock and roll! Been playing for 30 years
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Alex Ginella
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterJazzRockAlternativeFolk
Here’s the thing about Alex, he knows how to play. Make no mistake, he knows how to work too -no one teaches themselves to play the fiddle that well without work- but it’s what he does with the spoils of the effort that sets him apart: he plays. With every leap and holler the word conjures, he throws himself into his instruments and leaves nothing out. And in the spaces between that joyful riot Alex cuts in, clear and strong, with the words of his heart. Alex grew up halfway in Montreal, the rest in Calgary, and has spent most of the musical years of his life playing with his band Rotary Park; touring everywhere from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island. His songs share the melodies of those places and tell of the lessons he’s learned there. With his first EP he continues to cast out into the world with a deep curiosity and, as always, a sense of play.
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Ali Sellin
musicOriginal Music
Spirit River, Ab
R&BSinger/SongwriterBluesCountryFolkBluegrass
ALI SELLIN was raised in a musical family with 5 older brothers near Spirit River, Alberta. At age 12 she taught herself to play guitar and soon thereafter began to write her first songs. Folk, Country and R & B stylings come from early varied influences of Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, and Kris Kristofferson to name a few. After the mid 70's, Ali entertained in several dinner clubs in British Columbia, thereafter moving to Saskatchewan in 1979. Some of her music activities involved composing the 1988 Saskatchewan Summer Games theme song "Come to the Games", along with taking top honors in talent shows, and participating in a CJWW Saskatchewan Country Dozen compilation recording her song, "Simple Old Goodbye" and opening a concert for Moe Bandy. Life changes put her music on hold for 20 years until Ali renewed her passion to write and perform her music again, this time living in Medicine Hat, AB. where she resides today. Besides performing solo, at times she collaborates with fellow musicians . Her current group, "Prairie Ride" consists of Bill Coffey on electric bass and daughter, Farren Assaly on Djembe drum and background vocals. Involved with local Live Music and Folk Music clubs of Medicine Hat, AB has kept her in the local limelight performing her songs to the enjoyment of her fans. Ali released her first complete cd album in 2014 entitled "The River In between". followed most recently by the album "Burnt River" in 2017. Continuing to bring you her craft, watch for upcoming events. Contact: ALI SELLIN via email: alisellin@icloud.com and Facebook.
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Alixandra Cowman
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkRoots
With her band, The Dearhearts, Alixandra Cowman has played music across North America. Now, she’s stepping out on her own, bringing her unique style of music with her. She's Dolly Parton meets Ingrid Michaelson, She & Him meets Abigail Washburn. Her music is heart-forward and honest, and her voice is a powerhouse blend of her classical training and her experience in the world of folk music. With lyrics that can be simultaneously irreverent and devastating ("Dead, dead, we're all gonna be dead" is one example), Alixandra doesn't shy away from the truth of the song, and does it all with a wink and a grin. Alixandra will sweep you into the clouds with beautiful melodies, and bring you back down to earth with the music that was written in her bones from the beginning.
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Amante Duo
musicCover Music
Calgary, AB
PopAlternativeSinger/Songwriter
This soulful, yet playfully bright acoustic duo from Calgary, AB lend their voices while performing on guitar, flute and percussion, to throw a rich, full-bodied spin on covers of old and new. Both armed with classical training from very a young age through adult-hood, they craft their way through arrangements in an abundance of genres; Pop, Indie, R&B, Folk and more, while their tight harmonies and warm performance style leave a lasting impression on the ears and hearts of their listeners. Hilary and Noel are the married couple that make up this pair. They met over music, were married over music, and music keeps them sane through life's curveballs; children and all.
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Ambrose Jazz Trio/Quartet
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
The Ambrose Jazz Trio/Quartet consists of current music students studying at Ambrose University led by bassist Stefano Valdo and drummer Tyler Hornby. The combo plays many jazz standards and consist of a drummer, bassist, guitarist, sax player, and other instrumentalists. We also incorporate improvisation is to feature solo performances from band members made up on the spot, allowing us to showcase our skills. We are great for any musical events! Contact: music@ambrose.edu or ekguitarfb@gmail.com
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Amy Bishop
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesRockFolk
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Ancient Highways
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeAmericana
Ancient Highways is an indie-rock, garage-rock, blues-rock, alt-country-post-punk duo consisting of married couple Nikol on drums and Robert on guitar and vocals. With a focus on earth shaking rhythms, moreish hooky melodies and bleeding heart lyrics these two like to turn it up and crank out the rock. This duo is all of the love you can imagine blasting through a drum kit and guitar amp. Look for their new EP, Late Bloomers due to be released later this year.
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Andre Wickenheiser
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Calgary based trumpeter André Wickenheiser began his musical studies at Mount Royal University where he completed an Artist Diploma in jazz performance. From there, he went on to finish both a Bachelors Degree, and Masters Degree in jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal. During this time, he was fortunate to learn from some of the best musicians in North America including Bob Day, Al Muirhead, Jim Brenan, Ralf Buschmeyer, Kevin Dean, Jan Jarczyk, Joe Sullivan, Andre White, Gordon Foote, Christine Jensen, Chet Doxas, Remi Bolduc, Ron Di Lauro, Chris McCann, and Bill Mahar. André has performed with internationally renowned artists including Pete Christlieb, Joe Labarbera, Brad Turner, Frank Mantooth, PJ Perry, Alain Caron, Tommy Banks, Jens Lindemann, Allen Vizzutti, Eli Bennett, and James Zollar.
Andy Lehman
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
ElectronicAmbient
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Angela Wrigley Trio
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
JazzSoul
The Angela Wrigley Trio plays a combination of soulful originals and traditional jazz standards. The group has been playing together in this configuration for less than 6 months, and combine a variety of backgrounds and experiences, with Angela Wrigley on piano and vocals, Dave Lake on drums and Derek Stoll on upright bass.
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Angie C
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterElectronic
Electro Pop/Singer-Songwriter on Keyboard & Guitar Performing a Mix of Original and Cover Songs
Angie C
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterElectronic
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Anna Lewis
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountrySinger/SongwriterWestern
Anna Lewis is a country music singer/song-writer from Calgary, AB. At a young age, Anna has found her love in music in ways she never thought possible. Over the years, she has taken interest in talent showcases and learning ways to expand her musical abilities. Anna has recently taken initiative to playing in local cafe's and breweries, which furthers her love of engaging audience members with original tunes and cover songs. Anna is looking forward to advancing her song-writing skills and is planning to release a single in early 2019.
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Ann Taylor
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesFolkSoulElectronic
Ann Taylor is a singer/songwriter living in Calgary. In 2010 she fell in love with songwriting, propelling her towards the release of her first EP "Roses" in February 2016. Ann is a versatile artist who has explored genres as diverse as folk music, pop and electronic, and able to blend them together to form unique and playful new sounds. Canadian Record Label Illium Audio signed Ann in 2017. Taylor just released a new EP in December of this year that will be followed by an LP releasing mid spring of 2018. Follow Ann on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more information on new releases.
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Antonina Grover
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
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A Total Gadjos
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
FolkPunk
Total Gadjos is a Gogol Bordello, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits covering Gypsy Klezmer Balkan inspired Post-Punk Folk septet led by Eastern-European singer/songwriter Pet'o Joch.
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Audrey Gross
musicOriginal Music
Olds
Singer/SongwriterFolkRoots
Singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, recognized for her beautiful soulful voice and and captivating original music. Has been a finalist several times in the Calgary Folk Festival song writing finals. Also plays regularly with Acoustic folk group PoorBoy.
Backyard Betties
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkRoots
An acoustic trio mostly playing the original music of lead vocalist Nancy Laberge.
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Bad Strangers
musicOriginal Music
Vancouver
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryFolkBluegrassRootsAmericana
Bad Strangers is a vocally driven folk duo that is known for their powerful harmonies, catchy melodies and magnetic chemistry. Their songwriting stems from the connection they have with others, especially with each other. They strive to capture those powerful and uncomfortable moments that show us what it is to be honest and human. Their sound is a blend of folk, rock and country with their main goal being to connect and allow themselves to be vulnerable on stage, creating an intimate experience in any room. They are currently recording their first album and taking off for a two month tour across Canada in April 2018.
Band in the Corner
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockFolkRoots
Acoustic foursome on guitars, mandolin, ukelele, harmonica, percussion, 4 part vocal harmonies. We play adaptations of covers that range through well known singer-songwriters from Canada, the UK and USA. Three band members also write music, so we have a number of original songs as well. All are easy-listening and best suited for relaxed, coffee-house style venues.
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Barry James Payne & String Bone
musicOriginal Music
Stratford
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryFolkRootsAmericana
Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul. String Bone is the brain and soulchild of Canadian singer-songwriter Barry James Payne. Starting from the singularly fertile soils of Payne’s native Southwestern Ontario, Barry James Payne & String Bone takes audiences on a journey of landscapes and emotions to the hardscrabble coal mines and plains of Americana, with a detour to the lush green hills of the British Isles. Lovers of alt-country, blues, folk, pop, rock and other contemporary and traditional elements will all feel welcome and at home on the String Bone wagon.
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ba:zel
musicOriginal Music
Prague
AlternativeElectronic
ba:zel is the electroacoustic love child of Ewelina Chiu and Daniel Vlcek, balancing startling fragility and massively dark undertones, both pop and avantgarde, post and neoclassical.
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Bebo Grove
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockAlternativeOther
Calgary's Bebo Grove is a three-piece band formed in 2015 by long-time friends and collaborating musicians and songwriters, Jason Selby and Jeff Ragan. With the addition of Jordan Clermont , a local singer-songwriter, on vocals, the three created a sound that combines a unique blend of styles to create a melodic, emotive sound. Their music is heavily influenced by a variety of songwriters, bands, and genres, combining poetic lyrics with an energetic fusion of folk, world music, and alternative indie rock. Bebo Grove released their first EP, Vacant Places, in March 2016 and, in September 2016, the band was awarded the first ever Zackariah and The Prophets Memorial Award for best upcoming artist in Calgary at the inaugural YYC Music Awards. After taking a year long hiatus to write and revamp their sound, Bebo Grove is back on stage and looks forward to releasing their first LP in 2018.
Bella White
musicOriginal Music
calgary ab
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkBluegrassAmericana
Bella White is a Calgary ab based artist who grew up in a musical family. Through many years of play Bella has cultivated a folk sound with elements of bluegrass, country, old time, and americana.
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Bg & the Inferno
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesRockRootsAmericana
Hard to define by genre, the original material ranges from Americana to Roots to Blues, and all things in between. Consistently performing as a solo, duo or with the full band (the Inferno), or frequently found fronting the cover band The Officials. We released our second album last year, an EP titled Burn it Down which followed up our debut record in 2010, Walking a Fine Line.
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Billie Zizi
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazzRockFolkRoots
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Bird Play
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Educated at the Jazz program at Capilano University in Vancouver. Originally from Sweden where formal music education was also attended. Plays a wide range of improvisational music, with both feet planted in the bebop and hardbop Era.
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BlackSnake Moan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
RockBluesClassic Rock
BlackSnake Moan
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Blake McLeod
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
With a voice “like bourbon and maple syrup” and a guitar in my hands, I look to bring folks together over songs and laughs.
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B*les
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
R&BSoulHip-Hop/Rap
Joy forming, feel good music.
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Bob Chartier and the Coffee Row Orchestra
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterCountryAmericana
Bob Chartier, a true late bloomer, has been singing throughout the sixties… his age, not the famous decade. He found his buried voice at FAMI camp and for the past half dozen years he sings every day, has written over 100 songs and has performed in venues such as the Ness Creek Bluegrass and Old Tyme Festival, the Water Valley Festival. He was one of the founders of the Music Mile project that saw a music district formed in the heart of Calgary. (musicmile.ca) He hosts the Songwriters in the Round at the Gravity Café on the Music Mile in Inglewood. He has a number of music accomplices (The Coffee Row Orchestra) who try to make him look good… Bob is a singer songwriter and performs many of his own songs as well as a variety of Roots/Americana type songs. He is partial to gospel but stops at taking up a collection…
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Boy and Gurl
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterJazzSoul
Boy and Gurl are a passion pop duo, formed by Canadian singer/songwriters Boy, Jarred Nicklen and Gurl, Crystal McGrath. Previous to this endeavor Jarred and Crystal have both separately released solo albums of their own, promoting their individual work through live performance, touring across North America and the World, radio and television. They both have a passion and have been recognized for using their music as an inspirational tool for charities and non profit organizations such as “The Boy’s and Girl’s Club”, “Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation” and “The Salvation Army”. Their charity work is what initially brought them together which led them to organize a benefit concert entitled “Say Nothing Help No One” in 2008 for the Calgary Scope Society. In February 2009 they recorded their first EP “Loves Parallel” as Boy and Gurl featuring 6 of their collaborative original tracks. The blend of their rich harmonic vocals paired with piano driven melodies provides listeners with a sense of passion, pop and situations to reflect upon. July 2009 they took on Western Canada touring “Loves Parallel” with a special appearance at the Vancouver Pride Parade playing for over half a million people. Boy and Gurl released their second album "Love Crimes", produced by Russell Broom, that had three singles reach the Top 100 in Canada. In the Summer of 2013 Boy and Gurl released their third record, a 5 song EP entitled "Passion Pop" produced by Trey Mills, Russell Broom and Boy and Gurl. There most recent single "Loss influenced by artists such as Sia and Adelle can be heard on all music platforms, and come 2018 new music will be released.
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Bradley J. McDonald
musicOriginal Music
Grande Prairie
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolkOtherSoulHardcore
Bradley is a Canadian musician that goes out of the universe to write his music. He comes back to earth so he can get people on his wavelength. A mixture of alternative rock, folk, grunge, and a touch of reggae makes his music one of a kind! Inspired to do something with his random songs after visiting Jamaica for a month and seeing the music culture. Realizing life is short and his first album "Eye See" was ready. Every reality has a way of artistic representation. His music shines light to his thoughts, experiences and culture he has experienced at home and abroad. Sometimes the truth is not what you want to hear, but Bradley makes it sound so beautiful. His songs are very lyrical and thought provoking, the first album was just his debut into the music world with only room to improve. Growing up around musicians it has turned into his biggest passion in life and takes it as a serious way to send a message through or just express yourself as a human being! Listen to his truths and you decide if he's out of this world...Or just a beautiful mind!Bradley is a Canadian musician that goes out of the universe to write his music. He comes back to earth so he can get people on his wavelength. A mixture of alternative rock, folk, grunge, and a touch of reggae makes his music one of a kind! Inspired to do something with his random songs after visiting Jamaica for a month and seeing the music culture. Realizing life is short and his first album "Eye See" was ready. Every reality has a way of artistic representation. His music shines light to his thoughts, experiences and culture he has experienced at home and abroad. Sometimes the truth is not what you want to hear, but Bradley makes it sound so beautiful. His songs are very lyrical and thought provoking, the first album was just his debut into the music world with only room to improve. Growing up around musicians it has turned into his biggest passion in life and takes it as a serious way to send a message through or just express yourself as a human being! Listen to his truths and you decide if he's out of this world...Or just a beautiful mind!Bradley is a Canadian musician that goes out of the universe to write his music. He comes back to earth so he can get people on his wavelength. A mixture of alternative rock, folk, grunge, and a touch of reggae makes his music one of a kind! Inspired to do something with his random songs after visiting Jamaica for a month and seeing the music culture. Realizing life is short and his first album "Eye See" was ready. Every reality has a way of artistic representation. His music shines light to his thoughts, experiences and culture he has experienced at home and abroad. Sometimes the truth is not what you want to hear, but Bradley makes it sound so beautiful. His songs are very lyrical and thought provoking, the first album was just his debut into the music world with only room to improve. Growing up around musicians it has turned into his biggest passion in life and takes it as a serious way to send a message through or just express yourself as a human being! Listen to his truths and you decide if he's out of this world...Or just a beautiful mind!
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Brian Volke
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
FolkRockRoots
Joyous high energy flat-picking maniac!
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Brian Volke
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockFolkRootsCeltic
Brian has been writing and playing his own music since the age of 11. If Elvis and Johnny Cash were the foundation, the Beatles and Monkees the ground floor, then Pete Townshend, Bruce Cockburn were at the top floor of Brian's Influences! His guitar playing is instantly recognizable, combining rhythm and lead and his songs have been described as "classic".
Brock Jellison
performancePerforming Arts
Fort st John
DanceOtherTheatre
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Brooklyn Grace
musicOriginal Music
Kelowna, BC
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkOther
I have loved music since before I could talk. Through writing and playing I have found my voice and enjoy sharing stories and emotions through the music I make. I'm nineteen and was born in Calgary and have grown to create my own sound in the Folk-Singer/Songwriter genre. I'm inspired by musicians such as John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Passenger and local bands, and in that I've loved playing my own written work. Looking to share my love of singing and songwriting with anyone willing to listen.
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Brother Bicker Band
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternative
Close your eyes... picture where you were the first time that you heard that really, really great song... the first one that comes to mind - the song with the jangling guitars, pounding drums, thumping bass, moaning organ, three part harmonies, and the lyrics that spoke directly to you. The one that changed your life. The song, that every time you hear it, takes you back to a memory, a feeling, a love, a loss, an amazing moment time.. . Open your eyes and fast forward five, ten, fifteen or maybe even thirty years (or more).... the Brother Bicker Band is trying to recapture that memory, that feeling, that love, that loss and that amazing moment in time with every song that they play, original or cover. Featuring Carl "Bash" Raines on drums, Patrick "Duff" Down on bass, Jeremy Hrdlicka on vocals and acoustic guitar, Tom Mogan on guitar and vocals, and Ben Ellard on keys and vocals, these five friends and band mates bring a unique and refreshing take on the "roots" rock genre, best described as "maple whiskey rock n roll" - well-aged and a little bit harsh, it may burn a little at first. It has a touch of sweetness and is uniquely Canadian. And like whiskey, the more you indulge, the more fun you have and the better you feel....and if you have too much you just may forget everything. The band is also exploring its softer side playing acoustically as a band and as a duo and is available to play smaller more intimate venues with new "unplugged" takes on its original songs and and tasty covers.
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Brother Mose
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkSoul
Brother Mose is a folk singer-songwriter with traditional folk & soul influences. He is currently working on an EP after the recent release of his single, "Midnight Moon". Brother Mose's writing reflects on matters of the heart and soul - grief, joy, love, hope. Listeners liken his works to that of Bruce Springsteen, Noah Gundersen, Gregory Alan Isakov.
Bruce Nelson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary AB
R&BBluesJazzRockSoul
Bruce is a mature multi genre vocalist that brings passion and energy to cover hits and standards
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Büsker Dü
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Büsker Dü has tremolo guitar, upright bass, percussion and three-part vocal harmonies... surf, calypso and bossa nova feel... original lyrical and instrumental songs... upbeat, yet chill (how is that even possible??)
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Cabaret Calgary
performancePerforming Arts
Calgary
DanceOtherTheatreCircusMagicSpoken Word
Founded by Bitch Sassidy and Miss Randi Lee, Cabaret Calgary is the premiere tailor-made entertainment production enterprise in the heart of western Canada. Let us create a custom experience just for you through our hand-selected roster of amazing artists from right here in Calgary, Alberta and across the globe. Featuring exciting audience engagement, we specialize in smooth delivery, quality entertainment for special events of all sizes, and also offer regularly run shows to enhance and showcase each venue. We pride ourselves on creating sophisticated, distinctive productions with a unique flair. Snug as a glove, smooth as silk and always more than you thought, we will bring the world of captivating cabaret to you. Please get in touch for further details.
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Camilo Mendoza
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
RockOther
Im a Colombian guitar player and singer with the passion and talent to play spanish-latin music. I try to include different beats on my music such as balad, rock and some boleros. I also sing in English but I feel something special when I sing in spanish. Take a sit and have a taste of the colombian music brought to you from my heart.
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Carly Reirson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesCountryJazzFolkRootsSoulAmericana
Nominated for “Blues Recording Of The Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” at the 2017 Calgary Music Awards, Carly Reirson is breaking through the world of Canadian music. Upon the latest release of her single, “Crooner Sing To Me,” and the release of her debut album “Fantasy” in 2016, she has captivated her audience with her soaring melodies and honest lyrics. Graduating from Grant MacEwan University in music, she moved on to pursue songwriting at Prairie College, under the direction of Juno Award winning songwriter, Brian Doerksen, where she graduated with her debut EP. Whether it is love or heartache, Carly will take you on a journey through the world of human emotions, reminding you that you are never alone.
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CAROLINA SLIM
musicOriginal Music
CALGARY
Singer/SongwriterJazzFolkOther
Carolina Slim is 27 years old and she is from Puebla, México. She has been interested in singing since she was in elementary school. Her father gave her first music album at the age of 7, Eugenia León Cri-Cri performing songs from Francisco Gabilondo Soler. Between the letters and the music, Carolina felt the body full of happiness. Her father, seeing that she liked the music to much, gave her a bunch of albums like: Eugenia León, Omara Portuondo, Buenavista Social Club, Sara Brightman, Enya and many more. She took her first singing lessons at the age of 14 years old and classic piano lessons at 17 years old. ​ Carolina moved to Mexico City to become a student at the Escuela de Musica Dim at the age of 18 years old. She studied singing, ear training, musical reading, armony and piano. Carolina started play and sing professionally at the age of 21 years old. ​ She has released one album as a leader called Mariposa Tricolor (2016) she was the arrangement, pianist and the producer. She has traveled and singing in different places, both in festivals of Mexico (1, 2, 3, a Cantar), (Festival Internacional de Tamaulipas), has presented her project in venues at Berlin, also she sang opening a concert of Lila Down´s, she has been invited to record in projects such as (La Especialidad de la Casa 2013), (Edel Juárez 2013), (Nur Slim 2012) and (Pablo Fernández 2011.) Now she is producing her next ablum called Tierra. ​ She has sang at: ​ Opener of Lila Down´s concert at Arts Commons (Calgary 2018) Jazz Week Festival (Calgary 2018) Arts Commons (Calgary 2017) Cafe Koi (Calgary 2017) Cornerstone Music Cafe (Calgary 2017) Sofar Sounds (Calgary 2017) Lolita´ s Lounge (Calgary 2017) Groove Theory Mikey´s (Calgary 2017) GreenHouse (Berlin 2016) Café de Bagh (Berlin 2016) Victoria latina (Berlin 2016) Condesa Jazz Nights (México 2016) El Convite Jazz (México 2016) Pizza Jazz Cafe (México 2016) Foro Flowing (México 2016) Hobos (México 2016) Zinco Jazz Club (México 2016) El Hijo del Cuervo (México 2016) Foro Cultural Coyoacanense (México 2016) Casa GiraLuna (México, Puebla 2016) El Cicerone Cervecería (México 2016) El Impulso (México 2016) Film Club Café (México 2016) Foro del Tejedor (México 2016) Escollo (México 2016) Casa MuzikË (México, Toluca 2016) Lando Foro Centro (México, Toluca 2016)
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Carolyn Harley
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAmericana
A high energy performer with a powerful voice and a way with a song hook and a melody. Her shows are varied and engaging!
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Carter Felker
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryFolkRoots
Carter is one of the most unique voices in the Alberta folk scene. 1 part cynic and 2 parts humour, Carter spins stories that hit on a visceral level.
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CASATI
musicOriginal Music
Winnipeg, MB
Singer/SongwriterJazzFolk
Like three hearts beating in perfect time, the music of CASATI is a living thing, constantly changing, evolving and reinventing itself. Grace Hrabi, Jesse Popeski & Quintin Bart search for stories waiting to be told and collaborate in bringing them to life. Songs about love found or lost, cautionary tales of time slipping away or even a whimsical tune about bicycle rides. CASATI focuses on making every piece a collaboration between all three artists. It is extremely important to the trio that each arrangement represents all three artistic voices and therefore some arrangements can take months to develop. The culmination of these pieces is captured on CASATI’s debut album, “There Will Be Days,” released April 2017. Grace Hrabi - Vocals/Ukulele Jesse Popeski - Guitar/Vocals Quintin Bart - Bass/Vocals/Hurdy-Gurdy
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Cathy Hutch
musicOriginal Music
Scotchtown, New Brunswick
Singer/SongwriterBluesRockRoots
Cathy Hutch is a multi-talented musician/singer/songwriter from New Brunswick who has recorded in Nashville and more recently with legendary producer/sound engineer Paul Milner. Her co-written song "I'm In Here" is known around the world as the Anthem for Autism, and Cathy's newest album, released March 24th/18 pays homage to the blues and classic rock that she loves so much, and is a testament both to joy and the resilience of the human spirit.
Cattle Rustlers
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkAmericana
Jon Jeffery is a singer-songwriter who finds humour and beauty in the world he inhabits. With these tenets as guiding principles he performs for audiences that borrows from his background as an improviser to create a unique and memorable event.
Chelsea Wyte
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternative
Chelsea Wyte is a Canadian singer/songwriter. Her music is best defined by the haunting dark atmosphere and honest lyrics. She started writing music when she was 15 and began preforming in 2012. She draws influence from artists like Lights, Daughter, and Chelsea Wolfe.
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Chris Strei
musicOriginal Music
Brantford, Ontario
Singer/SongwriterCountryRockAlternativeFolk
​Chris Strei has been observing and studying music since adolescence, well before he chose to pursue music professionally. In 2010, this led him to go to Recording Arts Canada in Toronto to study audio engineering and release 3 projects, written and produced by himself. With no family roots in music, it's tough to say where his passion comes from, it's just always been there. Butch Walker, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty's influence can be heard in his original work, but his love for music in general has always been a major influence on his writing style. This has led him to the opportunities of opening for The Trews and performing at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Chris is truly at home when he's on stage and keeps a close connection to his roots as a music fan by also including a mix of his favourite artists in his list of songs. To broaden his search of these performance opportunities, Chris joined the NSAI, SAC, and CMAO in January 2018.
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Christie Simmons
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkAmericanaCeltic
Christie Simmons is a born-and-bred Calgarian whose original songs seek to capture the joys of the mundane and the magical and give voice to the soft underbelly of life. As one who spent years playing pipes on the highland games circuit, she can’t deny Celtic undertones in her music. But it’s primarily the literary genius of contemporary writers along with strong, intelligent lyrics and raw melodies of the roots/Americana world that inform her songwriting today. Along with playing her originals as a solo artist, Christie plays whistle, guitar, ukulele and sings lead and harmony vocals with the upbeat folk/fusion group My Son Ted. She has been raised among colourful characters, visual artists and writers who, along with Alberta, the magnificent province she calls home, permeate her and shape her songs.
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Christina Colyn
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesFolkRock
The lyrical themes distinctive to Christina Colyn’s music provide a rich and meaningful experience for the earnest listener. Her demeanor, being curiously accessible, beckons one to join in feeling as deeply as she does in the moments shared together. The sound produced from Christina Colyn has been described as being unexpectedly pronounced, chilling and soulful.
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Chris Zimmerman & The Weather
musicOriginal Music
Ottawa, ON, Canada
RockFolkAmericana
Chris is the lead singer, songwriter and band leader of folk/canadiana band "Chris Zimmerman" and "The Weather" . The band is currently set to release their first album this summer. Check out our first music video "Friend In Me" on YouTube and Facebook now!
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Classical Revolution Calgary
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopClassicalJazz
Classical Revolution is chamber music for the people - informal, spirited performances of music from Bach to now. We feature an artist at each event, and also include an open mic / all-comers event. We cultivate a welcoming, inclusive community, and encourage all Calgarian classical musicians to be part of it!
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Claudia Santiago
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BCountryJazzRockOtherSoulDance
http://www.ClaudiaSantiagoMusic.com Int'l Recording/Performing Artist - Based in Calgary, AB Various acts from duos/trio to full band (please read more below) Solo / Duo / Trio / Ensemble - Lounge/ Cocktail/Jazz/Soul/R&B/Latin Jazz Full Cover Dance Party Band (4-6) - Pop / AC / Rock / Funk / Dance / R&B / New Country Original and Cover music to provide quality entertainment to venues and events. Available for Local, Regional, National and International Corporate or Private events Please contact for availability and rates
Clayton Dell
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
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Clayton & Joelle
musicOriginal Music
Cranbrook B.C
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkBluegrassRootsAmericana
Don’t let the relative youth of Clayton & Joelle (Clayton Parsons and Joelle Winkel) fool you—they are old souls with a sound that transcends time. Their genuine country-roots style is reminiscent of the ‘60’s American folk revival scene that birthed Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Pete Seeger, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Parsons grew up with music as a constant and he counts his parents and seven siblings as his primary musical influences. Along with his dad’s rendition of James Taylor songs, Parsons also listened to plenty of Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles, Neil Young and Nickel Creek. He played solo and with numerous bands in his hometown of Cranbrook, B.C., before joining alt-folk band The Good Ol’ Goats, and meeting vocalist Winkel—and falling in love with her voice, and then the singer herself. Winkel was surrounded by song as a child, and began singing with church and school choirs, musical theatre productions and at community events. She was influenced by old gospel songs and traditional hymns as much as she was by classic rock and alternative artists. And when she and Parsons finally met, their chemistry—musical and personal—was undeniable. When their previous band went on hiatus, Clayton & Joelle emerged. While still in the early days of their musical partnership, Clayton & Joelle have won fans wherever they’ve travelled. Parsons’s lyrics are an authentic representation of his often wide-eyed wonder at the world, finding joy in the simple things and profundity in what many of us take for granted. The duo doesn’t rely on heavy instrumentation to underscore the sweetness of their honey-warmed harmonies; Parsons’s skill at finger picking provides the perfect thread for Winkel’s exquisite voice to weave its way around, creating an uncomplicated but gorgeous tapestry of music. The deftness of their singing and songwriting has not gone unsung: the recently engaged duo were recognized by the Kootenay Music Awards with the Album of the Year for their debut release in 2016. Live, their sweet and soulful music is punctuated with stories behind the songs, inside jokes that the whole audience becomes a part of and true generosity of spirit.
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Conner Christmas
performancePerforming Arts
Calgary
TheatreStandup ComedyImprov
Conner is a well rounded interdisciplinary artist with formal training in acting, writing, improv, and stand up comedy. His stage presence will make any audience member feel like a his best friend, and his quick wit will have you laughing 'til Christmas.
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Corey Gulkin
musicOriginal Music
Montreal
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkOther
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Corey Gulkin, (formerly Corinna Rose), is among the new cohort of talent emerging from the burgeoning Montreal music scene. She is best known for her experimental, dark, and intricate songwriting, as well as an off-kilter sense of rhythm and unconventional song structure. Her last EP, The Wharf was nominated for a GAMIQ award for Folk EP of the year (2016). She released her sophomore full-length album, All the Things I'll Forget in January and is currently on tour as a trio with Sam Gleason (Electric Guitar) and Leah Dolgoy (Harp).
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Cort Bulloch
musicCover Music
Calgary
AmericanaSinger/Songwriter
Drawing from the american tradition of blues, country and rock, his songs are like going canoeing with John Lennon, Robbie Robertson, and Tom Sawyer.
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Crystal McGrath
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryRockFolk
Crystal is a country/pop recording artist and songwriter from Calgary, currently working on releasing her EP in 2018. She has opened for George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, toured Canada, showcased during CCMA week in London, released a music video filmed in Vegas, wrapped up 15 shows over stampede including performing at Cowboys Tent. Crystal is available to play a 1-3 hour acoustic set of top 40, pop/rock classics and country. Also available as a full band for a 1-3 hour set of entertaining music.
Cullen
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
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Dandy Lush
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesFolkRootsSoul
Dan Duguay met Kendra Lush while they were singing in the vocal performance ensemble Revv52. With the group, they travelled to New York and sang on the stage of Carnegie Hall. It was on that trip, that they discovered a shared love of similar music and styles. They are both unique artists in their own right, which makes their musical blend and harmonies unique, as is their song repertoire. Their shows are fun and uplifting and always a delight.
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Danny Randell
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
I am a singer-songwriter playing mostly relaxed acoustic music with pop-sensitive rhythm. In a typical set, I include some of my personally crafted ballads as well as a healthy mix of contemporary covers. From Divide & Conquer Music: "Randell’s vocals offer real variety, soft and sweet at times, belting and beautiful at others."
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Dan the One Man Band or Dan Duguay
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRootsSoul
Dan Duguay has been entertaining professionally for 28 years. He performs as Dan the One Man Band for many corporate events, fairs, festivals, schools and community events. Dan Duguay collaborates with other artists and hosts a variety show once a month in Calgary. He also sings with the performance ensemble Revv52.
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Darcy Stamp
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopClassicalJazzFolkCeltic
Classical-crossover violinist, Darcy Stamp has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Josh Groban, George Canyon, Tyler Connelly (Theory of a Deadman), Johnny Reid, Dan Davidson, Trinity Bradshaw and many others. Having studied at the University of Toronto under Canadian violinist and pedagogue, David Zafer, Stamp has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and United Kingdom with groups such as Fiddlers GF and Calgary Fiddlers. An established sidemen in the recording studio, he’s played on well over one hundred albums, performing multiple genres and styles such as Country, Classical-Pop, Celtic, Folk and Broadway theatre. Other career highlights include working with Jully Black, Dave Gunning, Andrea Menard, John Wort Hannam and Time Tamashiro’s Bonanza Little Big Band, as well as performances at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian in Washington, and an extended engagement of at Disney Epcot. Theatre credits include fiddle in A Closer Walk with Patsy (Vancouver), and fiddler in The Best Little Whore House in Texas (Calgary). Stamp is currently recording and producing his first album as a classical crossover violinist to feature pop/rock instrumentals of original compositions and iconic songs re-imagined!
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Daria Purley
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterJazzRockAlternativeSoulElectronicHip-Hop/Rap
Daria is an urban artist residing in Calgary. She loves to integrate an organic sound with hints of jazz into very personal pieces. Daria started writing in 2012 and has been performing and publishing songs ever since. She's performed at venues like Cafe Koi, the Gateway and Hifi club. Daria has recently released a single "Better", combining impactful lyrics with contemporary sounds. She'll be releasing a 3 song EP on July 1st, and has some projects in the works for later this year. Peep her soundcloud (soundcloud.com/dsxvnk, Spotify (Daria Purley) and instagram (@daria.purley). dariapurley.ca
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Dave Morris
musicCover Music
Calgary
PopBluegrassJazz
Dave Morris
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David Andrew Wiebe
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesRockFolkMetal
Hailing from Camrose, Alberta, Canada, David Andrew Wiebe is a multi-talented guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan, where he went to public school from kindergarten to grade eight, and became fluent in the Japanese language. At the time, he was immersed in manga (Japanese comics), video games and artwork. Music mostly served as a backdrop to those activities, but he recalls enjoying J-Rock duo B’z as well as J-Pop duo CHAGE&ASKA growing up. When Wiebe was 13, his father crashed his motorcycle into the side of a transport truck. He was in a coma for about 10 days, but ultimately passed away. It was then that the Wiebe family made the decision to move back to Canada. Meanwhile, Mrs. Sasaki – a friend of Wiebe’s father – offered him a nylon-string acoustic guitar. Alas, she couldn’t actually deliver the guitar before Wiebe moved back to Canada. However, in due course, she travelled all the way out to Drumheller, Alberta, to deliver that guitar to his grandparent’s home. The guitar sat in Wiebe’s closet for a couple of years at his home in Calgary, Alberta, but when he saw his friend play a handful of popular songs on his guitar at summer camp, he came away determined to learn to play. At 17, Wiebe began learning guitar at a ferocious rate, and his guitar teacher, Jason Johnson, says he surpassed him within two lessons! Wiebe credits Johnson for giving him the solid foundation he needed on his instrument, and also says he owes a great deal to his other teachers and mentors: guitar repairman Tom Martin, veteran Brian Griffiths, MI graduate Shawn Johnsen, jazz instructor Jim Riley, and virtuoso Daniel Guy Martin for his growth. In 2006, Wiebe released his first solo album, Shipwrecked… My Sentiments. During production, his cousin Mitchell took his own life. It was already a tumultuous time for Wiebe, who was feeling disillusioned with multiple band projects all ending in shambles. Wiebe’s musical journey, however, would continue on, and today he has multiple session playing and engineering credits to his name, including Active Light’s Active Light EP, Jonathan Ferguson’s Sweeter After Difficulties, Andrew Riches’ 12 String Monster, and Long Jon Lev's Telltale Heart. Since 2016, Wiebe has been actively releasing new music, and has added several new singles to his catalog: "Fragments", "City Lights", "Don't Wait Too Long", "Hope", "Waves", and "Your Eyes Give It Away". In 2018, he also re-released the Demos 2010 compilation as Fire Your God, and has plans of sharing more new music with the world.
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David James Dallas Group
musicOriginal Music
Calgary AB, and Edmonton AB
JazzBluesAmericana
Contemporary jazz and blues guitarist living in Alberta.
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DeadDeer
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Electronic
DeadDeer is a Calgary based Chillwave/IDM artist with similar sound to Boards of Canada, Tycho, and early Broken Social Scene. I play live bass and synth to give a more organic feel to my tunes. I love preforming at Cafes and low key atmospheres but I can also turn it up and get bigger venues bumping.
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Dean Lauderdale
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockFolk
Dean Lauderdale is a one-man-band who makes use out of his live looping to create a unique and spontaneous sound with his instruments. Great entertainment for pubs, lounges, weddings, and parties. Featuring a wide variety of music styles including: Rock, Folk, Pop, and more! His original music is heavily influenced by works of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran. Playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar and ukulele and making use of his live looping, Dean sets the mood with his never-ending energy to create an evening of fun and excitement. With the addition of talented drummer and percussionist, Dave Espinel, Dean offers a Duo alternative known as “Twosome Arizona,” which has performed in establishments such as The Rose & Crown, Creekside Bar & Grill, and many private events.
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Deanne Matley
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterJazz
” Vocalist Deanne Matley has it all: unerring pitch, great time, beautiful phrasing, and most importantly, the ability to get inside a lyric and deliver a compelling story. She’s a world class artist destined for great things. ” – Larry Koonse Deanne Matley is in possession of a clear, pure and extremely appealing voice, her greatest gift. What separates her from the pack is her continual search to learn and discover, to stretch her own boundaries and to grow. It’s a marvel to witness this endlessly curious singer, who is not content to rest on her considerable laurels, preferring instead the excitement of new challenges and intriguing opportunities. Deanne is well-versed in many musical contexts, whether fronting a big band, giving her all at the helm of her jazz quartet, or performing R&B, pop, and musical theatre. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Vocalist Deanne Matley is the featured singer for that city’s acclaimed Prime Time Big Band. Career highlights include representing the National Jazz Summit in a concert at the 100th Calgary Stampede; performing at Mongolia’s Giant Steppes of Jazz festival; the Calgary and Sylvan Lake jazz festivals, the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival with Guido Basso; duetting with Tommy Banks, and Al Kay; and being featured live on CBC Radio’s “The Homestretch”. In 2014, Vocalist Deanne Matley collaborated with acclaimed Los Angeles jazz guitarist and educator Larry Koonse, resulting in their debut album, Can’t Help Falling, released that summer. Her previous recording, Stealin’ Blue, recorded live, enjoyed top ten jazz play nationwide in her native Canada. This was was followed by an EP with her Quartet, Chillin’ and Fillin’, which placed in the top 10 jazz albums on CJSW Radio and brought new fans worldwide. In December 2013, Deanne released Get In The Mood, a Christmas album that quickly charted top 25 on CJSW Radio. Her solid musical education includes studies at the Banff Centre for The Arts, the Berklee College of Music, and private studies in New York. The Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship enabled Deanne to attend California’s Stanford Jazz Institute in 2013. A strong believer that personal success is coupled with encouraging the success of others, Deanne spearheaded performing opportunities at several Calgary venues, helped create “Calgary Women In Jazz”, and initiated a grant endowed by the Calgary Arts Academy to help students pursue careers in music.
Deb Rasmussen
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
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Dee (solo) or Dee & The Torpedos (with band)
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterRockAlternativeRootsSoul
Inspired by a little bit of everything, Dee grew up swooning along with her radio. She cultivated her silky smooth vocals in a church choir throughout elementary all the way up to high school. Plucking away at her piano as she went. You can often find her sitting in with The Union Choir in Calgary if she is not touring, in the studio or singing the National Anthem in a stadium for all kinds of sporting events across the country. For the last 8 years Dee has been touring through out southern Alberta & BC. Recording her first album in 2010 as more of an experiment to hone her craft as a songwriter & have the experience of being in the vocal booth. In the summer of 2013, Dee was the opening act for Kingdoom & Chris Vienna & The JFR Project during HMP's Western Canadian Tour.
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Dennis Kwok
musicOriginal Music
Toronto
Jazz
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Dennis Kwok Group
musicOriginal Music
Toronto
JazzClassicalFunk
Toronto/Calgary based jazz saxophonist and composer
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Devin Cooper
musicOriginal Music
Innisfail
BluesCountryRock
Devin Cooper is a 21-year-old Bluesy Rock ‘N Roll & Country artist originally from Innisfail, AB. After the release of an EP (2013) and two singles (2014 & 2015), Devin’s sound has become focused with storytelling lyrics, encompassing the roots of blues, rock, and country. He grew up listening to artists such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top. More recently, Cooper has been influenced by artists such as Kip Moore, The Cadillac Three, and Chris Stapleton. April 2018 came with the release of a new single for Cooper, called “Nothin’ on You”. “I was incredibly excited to get back in the studio and record this song. As I continue to write, with many different co-writers, I can hear how my sound is progressively evolving.” On April 27th when the song was released, Cooper reached #64 on the iTunes Top 200 Country songs charts, being the only unsigned artist on the charts. ​ In 2017, breaking into the country scene, Cooper hit the airwaves with a raw and emotional song "No Chasing You", featuring a groovy head bobbing mid-section, with tasteful guitar licks influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and powerful choruses. “We all took elements of our personal life where someone has left us high and dry, and brought them together to create this song. It is something a lot of people can relate to,” says Cooper. “No Chasing You” was recorded at OCL Studio’s, outside of Calgary, and co-produced by Spencer Cheyne (Brett Kissel, Jocelyn Alice, George Canyon) and Justin Kudding (Brett Kissel). The song features Cooper on lead guitar and vocals, Russ Broom (Jann Arden, Colin James, Johnny Reid) on rhythm guitar, Adam Dowling (George Canyon) on drums, Brendan Waters on organ, Kudding on bass, and Annika Odegard (Leaving Thomas) on backing vocals. Cooper co-wrote “No Chasing You” with Calgary based singer-songwriter Aaron Pollock, and Kingston based singer-songwriter Amanda Sadler. Over the past three years, Cooper’s combination of blues, rock ‘n roll and country has lead him to play on many different stages, with over 200 shows across Canada and the United States since the summer of 2013. Following the release of “No Chasing You” Cooper showcased at Canadian Country Music Week on the Diamonds in The Rough Stage in Saskatoon (Sept. 2017). Kicking off summer 2017, Cooper was the main entertainment on the Stampede Float, leading the Calgary Stampede Parade during the televised event. Cooper was direct support for rock legend Lou Gramm (Foreigner) at the Rock 104.5 Birthday Bash in Olds, AB, after releasing his single “Cross the Line” in 2015. Cooper was nominated for Blues Recording of The Year at the 2016 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards. In 2014, while 17-years-old, his first single, “Till the Morning Comes”, hit #4 on the iTunes "New Blues Releases” charts. “I’ve been writing a ton of new material lately, and am getting ready to head back into the studio. I’m really excited to get back to OCL and lay down some new tunes, which will be released in early 2018,” says Cooper.
DeVine
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazzSoul
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Diemm
musicOriginal Music
Kaslo BC
Singer/SongwriterFolkRootsOther
Diemm plays folk harp and sings. She plays for that one note, that one resonant chord that opens a cascade of ‘yes’ inside you. Her harp strings weave dense landscapes of rhythm and melody. Her voice is a bell, ringing you home. Diemm’s debut album ‘Ten Thousand Miracles’ launches September 2018. This album is a tapestry of harp, double bass, and percussion, with the kind of vocal harmonies that give chills - and some genre-bending spoken word poetry, too. Her genre is Chamber Folk. The artist she's most compared to is Joni Mitchell, the poet she's most compared to is Rumi. Diemm is singer-songwriter Dawna McLennan. Diemm performs solo, as a duo, or as a trio. The full trio includes double bass or cello, percussion and of course Diemm's harp and vocals. She’s performed previously under the name HarpPixie, playing House Concerts and Cafes around BC, and on festival stages like Starbelly Jam, Salmon Arm R&B,Tiny Lights Festival. She’s been awarded grants from FACTOR Canada, Creative BC and Columbia Basin Trust, to pursue her musical visions. Diemm’s concerts blur the line between performance and transformational offering. As a workshop leader and as a performer, Diemm holds hands with the Muse and bows to the power of music to align and illuminate. You’ll leave lighter, clearer, and more inspired than when you walked in, as though you’ve sprouted wings. Visit www.diemm.ca for links, videos, and to join her mailing list.
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DJey KOI
musicOriginal Music
Calgary AB
R&BRockAlternativeOtherElectronicHip-Hop/RapDance
I'm a local DJ building a following of people with high energy and good vibes. Depending on the venue I play different types of music in a multitude of genres. When working with me you can expect free promo designs and a constructive work ethic. I enjoy working with people who are creative and open to trying new and unique ideas. Let's breath new life into the calgary entertainment scene together!
Doc Mehl
musicOriginal Music
Black Diamond, Albera
Singer/SongwriterWesternAmericana
Listening to Doc Mehl is like having Lyle Lovett in one ear… and Tommy Smothers in the other. Doc's music is "west-clectic!"
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Doreen Vanderstoop
performancePerforming Arts
Calgary
StorytellerDrama
Doreen is a storyteller/musician who weaves stories in the ancient oral tradition with songs on myriad themes.
drama queen martyr
musicOriginal Music
Saskatoon
PopSinger/Songwriter
drama queen martyr (aka Shawn Mackenzie) is an acoustic artist from Saskatoon, SK. God snapped his fingers 13.8 billion years ago, ushering the chemistry of life into existence, and now we're surrounded by the echo of a teething universe: atomic nuclei sallying forth from the void, gravity establishing its ramparts, galaxies taking their first steps. We're all bit players scampering around onstage as this cosmic scaffolding proliferates towards oblivion, and drama queen martyr is just a supernumerary attempting to figure out what it all means by writing tunes while he's here.
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Ellen Froese
musicOriginal Music
Saskatoon
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesCountryFolkBluegrassRootsAmericana
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Elliott Steinberg
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Elliott has been singing Jazz and playing trumpet in big bands and ensembles for over 30 years. He is known for his scat-singing and has a large repertoire of standards as well as not-so-standards. He has performed with a great variety of Calgary's top Jazz musicians, and continues to play restaurants, jazz clubs, and private parties.
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Emily Loveless
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterSoul
After the release of her first EP, "Here We Go", Emily's passion for live performance has grown immensely and her stage presence has developed greatly. She loves relaxed atmospheres (coffee shops, house concerts, etc.) and bringing smiles to the faces of her listeners. She writes and covers music all ears will enjoy, and her songs provoke thought and engage the mind. Connect with Emily for your next event.
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Emily Ripley
musicOriginal Music
Calgary AB
Indie RockAlternativePop
Emily Ripley is an 19 year old singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and social activist from Calgary, Alberta. Emily has performed in over 13 on-stage musical theatre productions and frequently performs as a singer-songwriter at various venues in and around Calgary.
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Enzo and the Ferraris
musicOriginal Music
Cochrane area
InstrumentalRock
Enzo and the Ferraris- four piece instrumental rock band performs original music and cover tunes.
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Eric Braun
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterFolkRock
Calgary based singer/songwriter with 12+ years performing experience & a large catalog of original songs & interesting covers.
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ESTEBAN HERRERA
musicOriginal Music
CALGARY
Jazz
Esteban Herrera's music is an original approach to contemporary world jazz, exploring odd meters and complex rhythms, letting the improvisation to lead each live session and recordings. Esteban Herrera has released 5 albums so far: ESTRELLA (2013), ORIGEN (2014), FANTASMA (2015), TRANSPARENTE (2017) and HOGAR (2018), all available on Spotify and iTunes (Esteban Herrera Trio). Esteban Herrera is the leader of his project. He composes, arranges, plays the piano, produces and directs each and every album.
Evan Freeman
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolkOther
Calgary-based singer/songwriter crafting dreamy pop and folk songs. Debut album Luna available now.
Ewan Macintyre
musicOriginal Music
Montreal
Singer/SongwriterFolkRootsSoulAmericanaCeltic
Ewan's songs are devilishly clever lyricism wound perfectly throughout traditional celtic string stylings. Always pairing (or trio-ing or more) with incredibly skilled musicians met on his travels across the continents, Ewan tends to pick people so suited not only to his style of fresh traditional sounding yet experimental playing but also to his cheeky personality. Their live show is full of a heart warming joie de vivre with nostalgic reflections of travels and people met (Sian Macleod, No Nap Records)
Fiona McGinn
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Roots
FOONYAP
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkElectronic
“a tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold volcanic brilliance” – THE FADER FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist with an incomparable sound. Drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa, her latest release ‘Palimpsest’ is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood.
Frank McShane (RevFrank / The Reverend)
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryRockFolkRoots
Frank McShane is Calgary based and moved to Canada from Ireland in the 90’s. He was brought up on a musical diet of Cash, Jones, Haggard, Willie Nelson Hank Snow and Don Gibson as well as folk heroes such as Hiatt, Prine and Rodney Crowell. His teens and twenties saw Elvis Costello, Blue Rodeo and others thrown into the mix of influences and later the Mavericks, Tom Phillips and Corb Lund among many others too numerous to mention. Calgary’s music scene and venues (A Bar Named Sue, Karma Café, Kayos, the King Eddy, The Ironwood, Mikey’s, the Palomino and the Ship among others) provided the opportunity to get to know and then play with many of Calgary and Alberta’s household names. Frank just loves to sing – his tastes are eclectic, soulful and playful and he wants above all to move you. He plays solo and with the RevFrank band.
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Fromage Chaud
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesClassicalJazzOtherCelticDance
FROMAGE CHAUD, is a duo featuring Linda Kitchin and Darcy North. Linda is a dazzling string player, playing the mandolin and violin. Darcy is a virtuoso accordionist. They play a wide selection of world beat dance music, jazz, and blues. Expect a fun and engaging show.
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From Under the Stars
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterAlternativeFolkOther
Hello there! My name is Chadwick, I'm a Singer Songwriter who's been in many bands here in Calgary over the years. I recently stepped out of my shell to work as an acoustic-opening act, and can't wait to perform again!
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Gemma Foxton
musicOriginal Music
Sydney Australia
PopR&BBluesFolkRootsElectronic
Australian Vocalist with Canadian Guitarist Have developed a following around Calgary we play a lot in Kensington in bars and cafes
Gentleman Ghost
musicOriginal Music
Winnipeg Manitoba
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Gentleman Ghost is an energetic singer/songwriter hailing from the middle of the Canadian prairies. High spirited and soulful, he is an avid believer in the power of live music and takes every opportunity to showcase his songs and personality on stage. Currently showcasing songs off of his recent EP, Rayner is planning on releasing his first album in 2018.
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Gerry Hebert Quartet
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
JazzFunkR&B
Gerry Hebert Quartet: This exciting ensemble brings together 4 veteran performers in the Calgary jazz community. A fresh sound with a wide mix of jazz, latin, blues tunes and original music.
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Gillian Nicola
musicOriginal Music
Hamilton
Singer/SongwriterFolkRootsAmericana
The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton’s (ON) Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. Nicola’s vocal delivery is full of power, while remaining authentic and vulnerable. The singer/songwriter calls on influences of folk, rock and alt-country to create a sound that honours her diverse taste. In Spring 2016, Nicola released her sophomore EP, No Place to Call, recorded at Hamilton's Catherine North Studios with producer Dan Hosh (Wild Rivers, Rose Cousins) and mastered by Elliott Brood's Stephen Pitkin. The five-song EP is a move to a sound that Nicola feels fully defines her as an artist. On a base level, the songs are what many have come to know and love from Canadian folk music, but the vocal delivery and heavy instrumentation set Nicola apart. Throughout the recording, she employs the use of heavy textures and ambience coupled with emotionally-charged lyrics and vocal delivery. "No Place to Call is a work focused on atmosphere: I want the listener to feel as though they are surrounded by colour, while simultaneously allowing them to really feel the emotion that is clear in the songs." Nicola, 2016 The title, No Place to Call refers to a lack of being able to call anyone, or any place, home - a theme that is highly present throughout the recording. While at times it may be 'pretty,' No Place to Call is anything but that: it is charged with emotion, grit and vulnerability. Since the release of No Place to Call in April 2016, Nicola has completed three tours in Canada and has performed in Nashville, TN. A classically trained vocalist, Nicola’s 2013 EP Chasing the Wind, was nominated for two Hamilton Music Awards (Best New Artist/Group, Alt-Country Recording of the Year) and the Toronto Independent Music Awards (Best Folk). Nicola has made many high-profile appearances, including: the JUNO Concert Series, The Love Song Edition and Hamilton’s Supercrawl. Nicola was a Regional Finalist in the 2015 CBC Searchlight Competition and was selected for the Canadian Independent Recording Artist’s Association’s Mentorship Program, where she received one-on-one mentorship with Livy Jeanne (Black Box Records, Universal Music) over the summer of 2015.
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Glennis Houston Group
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesJazz
Glennis Houston is a long-time performer on the Calgary scene. She has performed musical theatre, pop, blues, jazz, and her own jazz-influenced songs across western Canada. She has worked with many of the best instrumentalists in Alberta, including Sheldon Zanboer, Robin Tufts, Jeremy Coats, Andrew Glover, Mike Lent, and many others. Her second CD, "I'll Reminisce You," contains much of her own material and was recorded live "in the round" in the old National Music Centre in Calgary. Her soaring vocals hint at the classical training she received through her Masters of Music, but the classical sound has gone as she delves into contemporary material. She currently works with several group configurations - solo piano & voice; vocal duo with Deb Rasmussen where they explore the possibilities of voice with instruments; and Fifty shades of blues with Andrea Petrity (naughty blues from the 1920s). Groups can be customized according to need.
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Grant Kanigan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkRock
Grant Kanigan is a singer-songwriter who preforms solo; able to entertain small, large, to massive audiences through his original songs and eclectic mix of covers.
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Hanna Taylor
musicCover Music
Okotoks
FolkAlt-CountryIndie Rock
Hanna Taylor is an up and coming singer-songwriter, whose music meets somewhere at the crossroads between indie folk and jazz. Her style draws on influences from her Canadian and New Zealand roots.
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Hardwire Speers
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesIndie Rock
Blues and roots based singer/songwriter, mixed with rock and roll, spiced with R&B and light jazz.
Hayden McHugh
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterElectronic
'...McHugh is a vibrant, exciting, and collected individual, poised to make his presence felt in the ever-evolving Calgary arts community.'
Heather Ganes
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkRoots
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Here North There
musicOriginal Music
Vancouver
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Here North There: Acoustic, Upbeat, and Interactive
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High Steppin Daddy
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
R&BCountryRockRootsOtherAmericana
The members of HIGH STEPPIN DADDY all have recorded and toured with some of Canada’s top Artists and have been on stage at the biggest festivals across the country including Big Valley Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Fest, Craven, Boots & Hearts Festival, Dauphin Countryfest, The Grey Cup Festival, and many more. These guys are professional performers and know how to entertain. The have a focus on Ameripolitan music and can also provide an entire evening of either Classic Rock or Classic/up-tempo Country to suit any occasion.
Hillsburn
musicOriginal Music
Halifax, Nova Scotia
PopRockFolk
Hillsburn is a five-piece indie rock band from Halifax, NS with big three-part harmonies, anthemic songs, and incredible live energy. After touring extensively in support of their award-winning debut in Canada and the US, the band released a follow-up, The Wilder Beyond, on February 2, 2018. Their album support tour in April 2018 saw them sell-out shows across Canada, and travel to the UK in May 2018 for the first time for multiple festival performances. The band will be touring in Alberta and British Columbia in January and February 2019.
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Holly Blazina Flamenco Ensemble
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Other
Holly Blazina's compositions are a synthesis of modern flamenco, her classical training and the natural influence of North American music – always with respect and deference to the flamenco tradition. Holly performs as a soloist, a duo, trio or full band. Additions to her entourage include percussion, singing, violin, sax, santur (Persian dulcimer) and, of course, dance.
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Horizon Ridge
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkOtherAmericana
Horizon Ridge are a group of fine multi-instrumentalists and seasoned singers known for their intuitive and tight harmonies. Helen Goodchild, Steve Goodchild, Peter May and Dianne Quinton take their inspiration for music from their roots and subsequent journeys near and far. Horizon Ridge brings an engaging stage presence to their performances. Audiences love to hear them sing a cappella! With influences spanning traditional and contemporary folk, country, rock and gospel, the band is versatile and adventurous. Horizon Ridge released their first CD, Enough is all you need, in summer 2016 to audiences in Newfoundland, Alberta and British Columbia. A mix of original and cover songs, it showcases the band's ability to move effortlessly between different musical styles and genres. Many thanks to CKUA for bringing us to the airwaves! The band members, who are based in Calgary, Alberta, have played festivals, music clubs and concerts in Canada, the US and UK. They have also taught a range of musical workshops in individual and group settings.
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How Sentimental
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockAlternative
How Sentimental is a solo acoustic project created and run by 20 year old Cameron Sasyniuk. Cameron has been performing under How Sentimental for 2 years and describes his sound to be “acoustic pop punk”. Through his music he discusses various topics of love, hardships, and glamor. How Sentimental is set to release his debut EP “Glamor Kills” in May 2018.
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hummingBird
musicOriginal Music
Canmore
Singer/SongwriterFolk
hummingBird is an acoustic singer songwriter duo joining the voices and instrumental talents of Sue Chick Denton and Jaime Birch. The duo blends gripping vocals, beautiful and intense harmonies and a number of instruments including guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass and harmonica. Their original material ranges from soulful and heartfelt to fun and light. Through authenticity and shared experiences the duo forms a connection with their audiences and their shows have been described as follows: “Jaime and Sue are both brimming over with talent. They have a great rapport on stage and they invite the audience to share in the good time they’re having.” In October 2017 the duo released their debut album "Fly". Their songs are as colourful and bright as their namesake, deftly exploring universal themes like love, the passage of time, and the beauty—and trials—of life. Birch’s and Denton’s distinct songwriting and singing styles blend together as smoothly as coffee and chocolate, with a sound reminiscent of Dala and Indigo Girls.
Hygain Sound
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesClassicalCountryJazzRockFolkBluegrassRootsSoulAmericanaCelticDance
I am a live sound engineer with my own professional portable sound equipment suitable to support up to 24 channel act. Fully digital sound system, four FOH speakers and four monitors. Experienced in bars and coffee houses around Calgary
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I Am The Mountain
musicOriginal Music
Chestermere
Singer/SongwriterJazzSoul
I Am The Mountain plays campfire soul music, and is currently based in Calgary, AB. Carefully woven throughout our songs is emotion and atmosphere. We feel the music, and want people to experience our songs in the way that they feel is fitting. Chat with a friend, dance uncontrollably, have an Old Fashioned (neat), or lay quietly, motionless, focusing on each and every syllable and note. We bring in a variety of our past and present experiences, music tastes, and personalities. We’re a blend of classically trained instrumentalists, leaning on our jazz, soul, & folk inspirations like Typhoon, Dan Mangan, Hiatus Kaiyote & Christian Scott. Alongside Juno Award nominee, Nils Mikkelsen (AM Static), we have created a six song EP that will showcase the bands groovy and soulful new sound. The Ep, We’re Here For Each Other, is set to be released in early 2018.
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INEDITO
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesClassicalCountryJazzRockFolkRootsSoulHip-Hop/Rap
Composer, song-writer and artist in bass.
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IVA
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockPop
IVA - up and coming alternative pop singer-songwriter. navigating her 20s through her unique & raw style of musical expression.
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Jack Harlan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolkRootsAmericana
Alternative folk and indie rock artist Jack Harlan is a writer “whose boldness demands attention.” (Vancouver Province). “Numerous artist’s have been tagged a ‘the next Dylan’, Harlan not only has the talent to wear such a mantle well, but the potential to exceed the labels.” Spledid/Chicago. His “visceral songs poke and prod at the great mysteries; mortality, death, life, love, guilt and loneliness, all figuring into his compelling vision.” Xpress/Ottawa. Life for Jack began on the high prairies of Alberta, playing at a young age in barn halls, tourist trains, bar rooms, coffeehouses, festivals, campgrounds, missionary outposts and even at the carnival a few times. Jack is a musician with a desire to be a vehicle of change for western consciousness evident in his political and social lyrical commentary. His songs are a reflection of his personal lost hope and decayed dreams countered by a hopeful rising from the darkness with perseverance for brighter tomorrows. They have been recorded by the CBC and Nettwerk Records, and used by Warner Brothers in TV shows as well as in various productions for film soundtracks. He has released four albums; The Hymns of Sorrow (1994), Scintilla (2000), Carnival of Mystery (2002), and most recent 2018 release of Lost and Returning (a compilation of collected songs 2005-2015).
Jacquelyn Michelle
visualartVisual Arts
Calgary, AB
DrawingPainting
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Jacqui Brown
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterAlternativeFolkRootsOtherSoul
Jacqui Brown, timeless and elegant, with a voice that commands your attention and calms your nerves. As a Songwriter Jacqui transcends genres and time periods, a truly unique and gifted artist. John Burton ~ Doug & the Slugs Musical genre or artist comparisons really do not apply to Jacqui Brown, she is reminiscent of many and like no other. Jacqui's music offers a return to classic songwriting and a refreshing one at that. The songs and vocal performances are timeless and captivating. There are straight up country soul tunes, as well as contemporary R&B stylings with just the right amount of classic funk. Jacqui is no stranger to the jazz and pop idioms as well, often able to improvise entire lyrics and melody on a first take over virtually any musical backdrop. Lyrically the songs all have a unique way of phrasing the human condition, and often make astute social commentary, without being overbearing. Jacqui is also an engaging and dynamic live performer with a lot of soul, don't miss a chance to see her. Jacqui's plan live in trust, progression over perfection. As a self taught vocalist, guitarist and now songwriter Jacqui has always known it’s a long way to the middle if you wanna Rock & Roll. Living by her newly adopted motos “risk is opportunity and if not now when”. When there is just enough safely and just enough conflict that’s when I move to the next level the goal is to playing, write and recording with as many people as possible. Jacqui is taking herself on taking on tour and open to whatever the musical universe has in mind.
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JAMES NOBLE
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Hip-Hop/RapSoulR&B
Jamie Templeton
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
Jamie Templeton
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
Janelle MacBain
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolk
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Jay Semko
musicOriginal Music
Saskatoon
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkRootsAmericana
Jay Semko is known internationally as singer/bassist with multiple JUNO Award nominees and Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame members The Northern Pikes, and as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including the syndicated series, "Due South". He is one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters, with 9 solo albums released, and has written, recorded, and toured with many of the best in music. Jay's solo acoustic concerts are legendary for his storytelling - laughter, tears and everything in between, drawing from his solo albums, The Northern Pikes repertoire, and his music for film. Jay's new album is slated for release in April 2018.
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Jeffrey Michael Pedora
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryRockFolk
Calgary based full time musician specializing in solo acoustic guitar and piano performances. To find out more, check out my website.
Jenn Beaupre
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolkSoul
Singer/songwriter. Jenn Beaupré’s award-winning vocal style is bold, spirited and eclectic - think Bette Midler meets Adele with a splash of Alanis Morissette. Her unique talent, charisma and energy have garnered her strong accolades worldwide. “I love Jenn Beaupré - What a firecracker! - Sass Jordan, Canadian Idol In 2003, Beaupré won the Youth Talent Search at the Calgary Stampede. Other notables to date include being a contestant on Season 3 of Canadian Idol, opening for the Moscow Ballet on their Canadian Tour, performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and most recently drawing attention from talent producers at Cirque du Soleil. Though she counts the late soul-folk artist Eva Cassidy as one of her main influences, modern artists like Lady Gaga, Emili Sande, and Lauren Hill also inspire her songwriting. Beaupré's performances forge a strong connection with audiences, dazzling them with her powerful voice, personality and charm. Her latest album entitled ‘Reach Out’ was released in 2015. This soul-infused, pop record was recorded live in New York City under the talented eye of producer Matt Pierson. “My job is not to be ‘a singer’ – I want to make you feel things. I’m an evoker – an elicitor of emotion.” - Jenn Beaupré.
Jennie Harluk / Shane Harluk
musicOriginal Music
calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryFolkRoots
Shane and Jennie Harluk are singer songwriters from Calgary, and perform together and on their own. They are a mix of country, roots, folk and pop.
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Jenny Morrison
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockFolkSoul
Jenny has been singing for as long as she can remember. Influenced by soul, folk, hip hop, and rock, great music makes her come to life. In high school she picked up a guitar and couldn't stop the pursuit of making music. After learning some keys, she has been having a blast playing music for fun, for worship, and for friends. Jenny writes and sings about what matters to her most: Life, Love, God, and People. Since arriving in Calgary in 2014, Jenny has played at the Bridgeland Cultra Festival, The Jack Singer Concert Hall, Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar, as well as a handful of house concerts and open mikes.
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Jeremy Gignoux
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesJazzBluegrass
Jeremy Gignoux was born in France but immigrated to Canada in the 2010's. Active in Calgary's jazz and folk scenes, his versatility in styles and taste for improvisation led him to perform alongside William Parker and Nick Fraser in Decidedly Jazz Productions in 2016 and 2017. In July 2017, his love for collaborating with dance was furthered in Catherine Hayward's piece "form, act, cease, ensue" featuring his playing amongst the dancers. His Acoustic Ensemble (Parisian swing, Eastern European folk) can be seen performing in Calgary's trendiest cafés.
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Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
BluesJazzFolkBluegrassCeltic
Bringing stunning musicians together, violinist Jeremy Gignoux's ensemble takes the audience on a musical journey that stretches from Romanian horas to Métis fiddle tunes, from gypsy jazz to free jazz. It features arrangements of traditional songs and standards, as well as originals. Members of the Ensemble have included: Daniel Bourassa, Nathan M. Godfrey, Matt Coldwell, Wayne Garrett, Will Lynch, Mark Grosjean.
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Jesse Dollimont
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkBluegrassAmericana
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Jessica Ackerley Trio
musicOriginal Music
New York City
JazzOther
Jessica is a Canadian guitarist and composer based out of New York City. Her music explores the boundaries of jazz and improvisation with elements of rock. The debut album, “Coalesce,” features some of Canada and New York’s finest jazz musicians, Mat Muntz and Nick Fraser, and has been received to much critical acclaim. All About Jazz has stated upon the release, “Jessica Ackerley asserts her artistic identity. Her work demonstrates her independence and refusal to conform, yet it is rooted firmly in that which has influenced her. If she maintains this course Ackerley has a brilliant career ahead of her.”
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Jess Knights
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesRoots
Straddling the renegade worlds of alt-country, blues and soul, Jess Knights’ hard-to-pin-down style is reflective of her own unassuming past. A classically-trained opera singer, who’s spent time living in Germany, Thailand and New Zealand, Knights has been defying convention since she started cutting her teeth in the boozy, rough-hewn dives of her native Calgary. Recalling the raw timbre of Etta James, her crystal-clear voice radiates vintage soul and a sly, heart-on-her-sleeve sweetness. Her debut EP, Won’t Wait, recorded with members of The Flat Whites and a heavyweight cast of characters, is due out independently in September 2018.
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Jess & Robb
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesPop
A girl, a guy, & acoustic guitars.
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Jess Smith Music
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRootsSoul
Soul is the foundation of all music Jess creates. Her sound finds itself between ethereal and groovy. Mindful lyrics and powerful melody play over her deep, soulful groove. Jess is calls herself the Urban Flower Child and has been inspired greatly by the energy of Sarah McLachlan and Erykah Badu. She hopes somewhere between the melody, soul and groove, you find space to reflect and connect through her music.
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Jess Tollestrup
musicOriginal Music
Transient
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkOther
Jess Tollestrup is a musician and spoken word poet from rural southern Alberta. Using a looping pedal, they fuse guitar, vocal harmonies, piano, mouth percussion, and spoken word into haunting compositions that play with form and merge disciplines. In 2017 they released their EP 'The Pluto Year', which tells the strange stories they've accumulated - curses, hitchhiking, body removal, and the like. Notable performances include South Country Fair, Vancouver Poetry Slam, CFSW 2017, and the Edmonton Fringe Festival.
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Jess Werner
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterPopCountry
Original acoustic music delivered with honesty, authenticity,and intention.
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Jiggity James
musicCover Music
Calgary
FolkAmericanaCountry
Jiggity James is a country-folk artist with roots in Guelph, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. His sound is a hearty blend of country western, rag-time and bluegrass, drawing on influences from favourites such as Neil Young, Elvis, Pokey LaFarge, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Jim and Lynnda McLennan
musicOriginal Music
Longview, AB
R&BSinger/SongwriterBluesJazzFolkRootsOther
Best known in the world of fly fishing, where they are both instructors, Jim and Lynda McLennan have been involved in music for all of their adult lives. Lynda McLennan has a Bachelor of Music degree and taught high-school music for many years, working with and directing choirs and bands.  Her first love, though, is singing, and in performance she puts her personal stamp on tunes from Gershwin, Foster, Berlin, and others, in a musical style that can best be described as "folk jazz." Jim McLennan’s reputation as a fingerstyle guitarist, composer and arranger has produced an enduring legacy as one of Alberta’s finest guitarists. He recorded for Stefan Grossman’s iconic Kicking Mule record label in the 1970s, and has been featured in Guitar Player magazine. Jim regularly instructs guitar at the Foothills Acoustic Music Institute’s music camps near Calgary, Alberta. Upon its release, Jim's first solo CD, Six-String Gumbo, was immediately chosen "CD of the Week" by CKUA Radio’s Peter North. The CD was a Western Canadian Music Award finalist for Instrumental Recording of the Year. Veteran music writer Alan Kellogg, writing in Penguin Eggs magazine, said this about Six-String Gumbo: "Six-String Gumbo is a canny collection of diverse work – stretching from Dvorak to Joplin to Billy Joel to Jerry Reed – along with original tunes that showcase the player’s alchemy in transforming solo guitar to a near-orchestral realm. Hackneyed “one man band” clichés just don’t cover this kind of mature artistry." The McLennans’ 2014 CD, Dancing On Air, features Lynda’s voice and Jim’s guitar, and has received significant airplay on Alberta’s CKUA radio. A Jim and Lynda McLennan performance includes instrumental guitar pieces from Jim (many from Six-String Gumbo) and vocal tunes from Lynda. One moment it’s a “folkafied” version of a standard like Ain’t Misbehavin’ or Fly Me to the Moon, next up might be an acoustic nod to the R&B world of Sam Cooke or Curtis Mayfield. The only criteria for a McLennan interpretation of a tune is that it be a great song. Much of their music is recognized and loved by their listeners. Seasoned performers, their genuine and engaging stage demeanor immediately puts audiences at ease. They have performed at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, the mid-Winter Roots and Blues Festival in Edmonton, the On the Edge Concert Series, Carlson’s on Macleod in High River, the Room Full of Sound concert series in Okotoks, Mikey’s Juke Joint in Calgary, the Blue Chair in Edmonton, the Canmore Folk Festival, and at numerous house concerts and other acoustic music venues. In addition to performances, Jim often leads workshops on a variety of guitar-related topics. These often work well the afternoon of an evening performance.
Jim Burke and the Coal Fire Diamonds Band
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesRootsAmericana
Jim Burke’s voice is a gin-soaked, stumble-home story from your Uncle Roy…a pale-faced Louis Armstrong… and a story of the battle for life and dreams.
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Jimmy Crack Corn
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryJazzBluegrassRootsAmericana
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Jimmy Pearson
musicOriginal Music
Thornhill
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
Jimmy Pearson is an alt-folk singer/songwriter and typically plays as a one-man (guitar, harmonica, vocals, kickdrums with feet). His music varies in energy from slow and intimate, to upbeat and dancy. Jimmy can entertain a crowd of any size and can adapt his shows to any venue preferences (acoustic, totally unplugged etc.).
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JKM
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesAlternativeFolk
35 yr old male, working in commercial construction. Learned to play the guitar during my second tour in Afghanistan. Groupe of people from Canada sent us care packages and in it was a guitar. A buddy of mine showed me four chords and I’ve been hocked since. Play and sing originals and covers c/w percussion, have my own PA and mic.
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Johanna Sillanpaa
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BJazzSoul
It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores there’s a vibrant color in her voice to match. Sillanpaa's vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and intensely bold. She performs slick jazz you can dig your heels into and her ensemble have played everywhere from the intimate jazz joints in their small-but-tight musical community of Calgary to the Montreal Jazz Festival’s 60,000-plus crowds.
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Johnny and the Stray Hearts
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
Originating out of Calgary Alberta in May 2017, a group of friends began to play covers and original songs written by Johnny Munro. Playing at open mic’s and local venues, they steadily began to get their name and sound out amongst the music community. Their styles range from a variety of genres with the help of acoustic and electric guitars, beautiful harmonies and fiddle. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more info on future events and shows!
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Jordan Clermont
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolk
Jordan Clermont has been writing and performing music for over ten years both as a solo artist and as part of alternative-funk-jazz-rock band Vagrant Souls and YYC Music Award Winning band Bebo Grove. Clermont's music is powered by his strong, emotive vocals, insightful lyrics and memorable hooks. When he's not performing on stage Clermont can be found bringing his music to the streets in downtown Calgary or at one of the many farmer's markets around town.
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Jory Kinjo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
R&BSinger/SongwriterBluesRootsSoul
Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world. Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. In 1999, he joined the band and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the B.B. King and other artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy. In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for Montreal’s third-wave ska kings, the Planet Smashers. The Smashers toured with punk legends Bad Religion and headlined other European festivals. This experience ignited a love for ska & reggae and inspired a new direction in his music. Kinjo formed “JK & the Relays” in 2009 and has toured such acts as Fishbone (LA) and the English Beat (UK). JK & the Relays were breakout performers at the 2012 Montreal Ska Festival and the 2013 Victoria Ska Festival. In 2009, Kinjo also formed Kiai Music Inc. as an umbrella under which to operate. Kiai Music produced 3 tours for artists such as the Slackers (NYC), the Aggrolites (LA) and Chris Murray (LA), bringing some these bands to Alberta for the first time. Kiai Music produced many local shows and showcases for developing Calgary and Edmonton artists. In 2010 Kinjo formed a project with his brothers, Kaley Kinjo, Tashi Kinjo and Shaw Kinjo. The Kinjo Bros. were invited to perform in Okinawa, Japan at the Naha Matsuri Festival which was broadcast live on TV and Radio in southern Japan. The Bros. have since performed in Japan many times, Jory recently returned from Okinawa in the fall 2016 from a Kinjo Bros. performance at the World Uchinanchu Taikai festival. Kinjo has appeared with a wide array of artists from UB40 to South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela. Most recent shows of note would be with Ziggy Marley on his Canadian tours in both 2014 and 2016.
Judy Brown
musicOriginal Music
Nelson, BC
Singer/SongwriterBluesRoots
Julie Boyle
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
PopR&BBluesJazzRock
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Justine Tyrell
musicCover Music
Calgary
SoulJazzTop 40
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Justine Vandergrift
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesCountryRockFolkRootsSoulAmericana
Justine Vandergrift’s clear, rich voice and finely-tuned song-craft bespeak an affinity with the likes of Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, and Sarah Harmer, but her own brand of country soul has deeper roots than that, ones that dig into the hymns and folk songs of her central Alberta youth. Her three studio releases reveal a rare and irresistible knack for melody, and her recent album Sailor represents a deepening of that artistry. Justine is like the old hymns she grew up with – even if you can’t quite put your finger on what makes them genuine and authentic, they are undeniably so.
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Kate Stevens
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, Alberta
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazz
Kate Stevens blended genre sound is an eclectic mix of emotive folk and soulful jazzy pop, with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joni Mitchell.
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Kate Vaughan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterJazzAlternativeFolk
This jazz-inspired singer-songwriter weaves provocative lyrics and warm vocal lines into catchy piano-based songs. A graceful vocalist, Kate Vaughan beautifully blends pop phrases with jazzy edges into her original songs.
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Katrina Robert
musicOriginal Music
Ottawa
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesJazzRockFolkSoulHip-Hop/RapDance
Bella Cat has released two albums. Her first album came out of Nashville TN and her second out of Chicago ! The Young 26 year old can not be stopped because its her voice, body and soul that drives her to the stage. The incredible performer leaves you shaking in your seats with tears, goosebumps and fulfillment. There is no competition when it comes to the original music Bella sings and writes she is truly a one of a kind performer. Setting the scene all the way back into the 1950's with her raspy soulful voice her new take on soul music will blow you away.
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Kelly Hendrickson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Male jazz vocalist, specializing in popular music from the mid 1920s to the early 1960s.
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Kendall Rodney Bilan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
Kendall Rodney Bilan creates music which reflects the landscapes that inspire him. Growing up in Calgary AB, he has had the privilege of spending countless hours in the Rocky Mountains. Kendall’s soft and melodic voice winds through his music, with the accompaniment of effortless acoustic guitar playing that seems to speak from the heart of the Canadian Wilderness. His debut album “Freemont” is filled with tender moments, vastness and love, as he continually strives to write music that is deeply honest and “Wild”.
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Kendra & Jay
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesJazzRootsSoul
The vocal and guitar duo of Kendra Lush & Jay Scraba blends jazz, soul and pop to create something truly unique. While rooted in the tradition of jazz, they break the mold by taking on any genre and putting their own spin on it.
Kendra Lush
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopBluesJazzRootsSoul
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Ken Stead
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockFolkRootsAmericana
With an open guitar case and heart, Edmonton singer-songwriter Ken Stead started by played to commuters and computers at the airport, saving up every coin and bit of good will he earned to fund his debut record Unfinished. Now, following the release of sophomore album Fear Has No Place Here, Stead is enjoying a career high, managing a top three finish in the Project Wild – Country Artist Development program, despite making roots music that is decidedly lacking in country twang. Ken Stead already has a firm foothold in the Canadian roots community, having graced the grassy stages and sessions of Edmonton Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, and North Country Fair, as well as rowdier standing room venues like the Calgary Stampede Coke Stage. Whether its Solo, duo or with his 5 piece festival band, Ken Stead makes every room feel like home. A generous demeanour, a delicate wit, and an empathetic understanding of audiences of all shapes, his performances are as true and honest as the songs themselves. Ken Stead is known for silencing a room to a whisper, but with his new release, Civil War, he proves capable of starting an uproar. With more volume, comes more space to make heartfelt moments hit more closely, and big emotional moments rattle through your chest. Guitars, bass and drums punctuate charged lyricism and lived experience. It’s full and dynamic roots rock, with an emphasis on message, born from Stead’s keen musical interest in both folk and political hip hop. Produced by Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean), Civil War is an earnest portrait of the domestic, the conflicts present in the everyday, and how one’s struggle with themselves and their own faults bleed into their relationships with others, how that mirrors the larger political climate. Throughout the record, Stead grapples with his firm belief that peace begins with the individual. Tracks like “I’m Done Trying” are strong and self-critical, pining to understand the other with empathy and the earned conviction of its power-chords. Civil War is about bridging binaries and breaking barriers, both political and emotional, race and gender, husband and wife. Big and beautiful music that doesn’t need to polarize to speak strongly and directly.
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Kevin Knopf and The Beautiful Scars
musicOriginal Music
Strathmore Alberta
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryRockAmericana
Kevin Knopf: Singer/Song Writer/Guitarist. Kevin has extensive live, touring and studio experience. The bulk of his professional career has been based out of Vancouver British Columbia. Through the years in the west coast scene, Kevin opened for Canadian acts such as Trooper, Headpins, Harlequin and many L.A. and Seattle based recording acts. Countless hours spent in Vancouver recording studios with a great deal of time doing sessions at Tom Lavin’s Blue Wave Studio. Song writing has always been a main focus in genres that include Hard Rock, Pop and Country. Moving to the Calgary area with his family he continued to write and record as an artist a session player. Today Kevin enjoys his role in “The Beautiful Scars” and as a Solo Acoustic Artist.
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Kim Szabo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterJazzOther
Kim is a seasoned performer with a performance and recording resume' that spans the globe. Born and raised in Canada, she has become an accomplished pianist and vocalist by honing her skills through initial classical training, followed by extensive Jazz studies in Edmonton Alberta. Her earlier performances took place in various venues and platforms from the Edmonton Citadel in musical theatre, to Vancouver Expo. In the early 90's Kim took her talents overseas to Japan where she became a staple performer for the Hilton International Hotel in Osaka, while performing at various concerts and events throughout the Kansai region with her own trio, as well as a guest artist with touring acts and for recording sessions, While in Japan, she met and collaborated with Bill Ladick on a few music projects including concert sponsored by Japan Airlines and FM cocolo . The mid 90's saw Kim moving her now established talents to Europe. Frankfurt Germany became her base from 1999 to 2007, where she performed regularly at the Hotel Intercontinental and the Sheraton Airport Hotel while also performing in concert at the Stalburg Theatre and Romanfabric. Kim also gained a position as head vocal instructor at Frankfurt Musikverkstadt (Frankfurt State Academy for Jazz Music) and was an adjudicator for jazz vocalists challenging German national exams for a degree in Jazz Pedagogue. Since returning to Canada, she has reintroduced herself to Jazz audiences through the Calgary music scene in a variety of positions: as a solo performer, as a guest pianist for the Fox Big Band, as the featured vocalist with the Summit Big Band; as well as vocal performances with the Metropolitan Big Band/Foothills Brass. Kim has also recently reestablished her musical relationship with Bill Ladick from Osaka, Japan, pursuing jazz and R&B inspired music. Most recent concerts in Calgary have also included performances with local artists including Dave Edgar (sax), Rod Schmidt (piano), Jeremy Coates (bass), Malcolm Page (drums), Stephano Valdo (bass) to name just a handful.
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King of Foxes
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
PopSinger/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolk
"Instant indie-rock cred, led by seeing-eye guitar hooks and Olivia Street’s incredible voice, elegant and soaring but restrained enough to stay within the music instead of catapult over top of it." - New Music Michael (http://newmusicmichael.com/) King of Foxes offers up something of value: a musical divining rod that pulls the listener to an inner river that is at once both familiar and uncanny. Delivered in a voice that is equal parts fierce and fragile, frontwoman Olivia Street’s lyrics are poetic and evocative, with cogent understanding of songcraft.
Krissy Feniak
musicOriginal Music
Drayton Valley
CountryRootsAlt-Country
Krissy is a Country Music Singer / Songwriter with a mix of Classic Country and Modern Soulful Country.
Krissy Feniak
musicOriginal Music
Drayton Valley
CountryRootsAlt-Country
Krissy is a Country Music Singer / Songwriter with a mix of Classic Country and Modern Soulful Country.
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Krystle Dos Santos
musicOriginal Music
Vancouver
PopR&BBluesJazzSoul
Krystle Dos Santos is an accomplished singer/songwriter and performer. A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Dos Santos released her debut, award winning album in 2008, and has been honing her craft for nearly a decade to follow. From singing on stage with Stevie Wonder to performances in Dreamgirls the musical and her own original productions, Dos Santos brings her eclectic style, powerful vocal prowess and magnetic charm to every performance she delivers. Catch her in Vancouver performing weekly at romantic lounges and and underground music spots while she works on her 3rd full-length studio album.
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Lady V & The Hot 3
musicCover Music
Calgary
JazzBlues
Lady V & The Hot 3 are all about bringing the swing and the fun to an inclusive musical adventure..... Post Modern Juke Box style!!!!
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Laurel Wilson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterFolkSoul
The Singer - that is what Laurel has always been. From early elementary school days going to singing lessons, to high school days being a part of the school choir, anyone who knows her, knows that singing is what Laurel does. With 10 years of vocal training under her belt, and experience performing on small stages in coffee shops, to singing a solo at the Jubilee Auditorium, there is nothing else in this world Laurel would rather be doing. In the summer of 2016, Laurel was a semi-finalist for the Chevy Tailgate contest. During this time, she not only got to sing live at Big Valley Jamboree, but she also got interviewed by Paul McGuire and had her interview and original song aired on CMT! Some highlights of 2017 include: Being featured and interviewed on CJSW 90.9 FM on October 29th Headlining performer at the "Dream in Color Charity Event" at Midtown Kitchen & Bar on November 4th. Being highly influenced by amazing artists like Ed Sheeran, Adele and Sarah McLachlan, Laurel strives for her sound to be genuine and sincere.
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Lawless Uncommon
musicOriginal Music
Victoria
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeBlues
Produced by Grammy and Juno award nominated Joby Baker, Daisy's self-titled work features her songwriting prowess, vocal chops and stellar guitar work. ".
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Léticia Frenette
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
Léticia is a singer/songwriter originally from Montréal, who loves to connect with her audience with mellow and melodic tunes, and she sings in french/english.
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Lighter Than Arrows
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
FolkRootsAmericana
Lighter Than Arrows is a Folk/Canadiana duo featuring weaving three part harmonies. Their resonant, melodic tunes will get your feet tapping and will have you singing along in no time.
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Lisa Anderson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterPopIndie Rock
Silly, Fierce, Perky, Passionate Indie Pop
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Liz
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
PopAlternativeFolk
Liz is a young Alberta songwriter influenced by Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Fleetwood Mac.
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Lola Parks
musicOriginal Music
Victoria
PopSinger/SongwriterFolk
Boho chic soul folk pop carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves and a seductive, jazzy voice
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Lou Rye plays rockin' blues and rythmic Latino
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, Alberta
Singer/SongwriterBluesOther
Eighteen years old, a soft guitar case in his hand, entertainer/songwriter Lou Rye (Lutz Reichert) left West Germany in the ‘60s “with Bob Dylan in my heart” to savour music. He jammed with musicians around the world for seven years and attended all the major rock festivals from Monterey Pop to Woodstock. Author of over 200 songs, creator of 10 CDs, Lou writes, plays and sings Blues, Latin, Smooth Jazz, World Music, New Age, Folk and much, much more – each with his distinctive touch. Lou and his band, The Lou Rye All Stars, have played, recorded and rubbed shoulders with the best in Detroit, Michigan, Ottawa, Ontario and now Calgary, Alberta. Singing in boisterous discipline and laying down licks reminiscent of BB King, Etta James and Carlos Santana, for over fifty years this world-travelling troubadour has brought audiences to their feet. “Music allows me to connect with the world,” explains Lou. “I love adding to the love and light of the planet with my music. It brings joy to people.”
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Lucky Sonne
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopCountryRockAlternativeFolkRoots
Lucky Sonne is a genuine underground Calgary band, the prophet pioneers of the northwestern alternative indie folk style: indelible, underrated, enduring, and undeniably influential. “High energy, wire tight, open spaced roots rock with a boozy punk edge…” Mike Bell, Calgary Herald.
Lyndon
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternative
Singer, acoustic guitars, harmonica. Original songs
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Lyndsey Hoff
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterCountryRootsSoul
My name is Lyndsey Hoff, and I have been a professional singer since the age of 9. I released my "I'm Worth It" EP in January 2014, and have been singing regularly in Calgary at different venues across the city. My music is based on my life experiences, and is honest and raw. I love to perform, and put my heart and soul into my music and performance. I want the audience to remember a moment with me, no matter how small or large! Whether they cry over my heart break song like " Love Like I Love," or laugh with me because we many of us have texted after a few drinks that I sing about in "Drunk Texting." I am easily relateable, my soulful lyrics will wrap themselves around you and not let go!
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Maddy Thompson
musicCover Music
Calgary
R&BFolkPop
Maddy Thompson is new to the music scene in Calgary, however has been singing and performing her whole life. Although mainly a cover artist, Maddy is working on writing her own originals with various people. Inspired by R&B artists, she loves anything that she can sing with passion and soul.
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Madi Allen
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/Songwriter
Music has always been an integral part of this Calgary based singer/songwriters’ life. Having a passion for singing, and showing talent at a young age, Madi studied music throughout high school and post-secondary. This helped to cultivate and shape the soulful and captivating voice that comes through in all her musical endeavors. Madi released her first EP, "The City" in 2014. Its blend of pop, R&B and soulful melodies, lends itself perfectly to the emotionally powerful lyrics.
Madison Moser
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterJazz
Youth artist/ dancer & singer
Mallory Chipman
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Jazz
Award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Mallory Chipman, defines her modern jazz style by marrying rock and folk influences with the improvisational sensibilities of jazz.
Mandy McMillan
musicOriginal Music
Stony Plain AB
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryRock
Mandy McMillan is Alberta born and raised and took her musical talent to Nashville TN to hone in on her sound and craft. McMillan has been selling out shows in the central Alberta region and has been expanding her touring in the US as well. Fans cannot wait to get their ears on her new album and single due out this summer! Don't miss an opportunity to have this Canadian girl be a part of your next event
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Mark Cassano
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, Alberta
Singer/SongwriterJazzFolkRootsAmericana
Singer-songwriter, guitarist.... past and present member of many bands (Violent Children, What The Cat Dragged In, Across The Sound, Backyard Betties), Mark also performs solo playing mainly originals that are incorporate mainly folk/jazz elements.
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Matt Blais
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesRockAlternativeFolkAmericana
Powerful vocals, electrifying harmonica, and emotive performances are the characteristics that have made Matt Blais an artist of high regard. With the ability to enthrall audiences as a solo performer or thrill them with his band, the charismatic Blais expands the Canadiana genre by sharpening the edges of rock, blues, and folk. He is at home on stage, with many tours, festivals, and performances in Canada and countries around the world. Sharing the stage with some of Canada’s biggest acts like Blue Rodeo, The Trews, and The Strumbellas, (to name a few), has helped shape Blais into a consummate showman. Matt’s independently released recordings have garnered critical acclaim, sold thousands of copies, led to a collaboration with Sam Roberts, and earned him multiple awards such as "The Great American Song Contest” in 2016. His proudest accomplishment, however, is the lasting relationship he has with his fans. Having almost frozen to death when the tour van broke down in northern Canada to dragging his guitar through the Australian outback, Matt Blais is a dedicated troubadour in search of authentic experiences. He is living proof that hard work and honest artistry are present in today’s world and still desired by music lovers.
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Matthew Korman
musicOriginal Music
Caglary, Alberta
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
I am a singer/songwriter, multi-intrumentalist born and raised in Calgary, AB with a unique set of covers and original music. I draw influences from bands such as, Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip, Jack Johnson and Spirit of the West. I am just returning from a short stay in Minot, North Dakota and eager explore Calgary's music scene.
Mattie Leon
musicOriginal Music
TORONTO
R&BSinger/SongwriterFolk
Hailing from Toronto, Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter whose music strikes a beautiful balance between Folk/R&B and Pop. November 2017 saw the release of his latest offering, SIGNAL HILL; a 7-song collection of rhythmic Canadiana that Canadian Beats says is "Full of emotion and passion" and that "Mattie Leon is onto something brilliant".
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Megan Dawson
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
PopSinger/SongwriterCountry
Megan Dawson
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Melissa Martens
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryFolkOther
Melissa has been writing lyrics and playing her guitar for over fifteen years. She loves music and singing when it is raw and stripped down, lending to her style as a mix of acoustic tunes. Her first EP, Standstill, was released digitally in May 2011. Born in Saskatchewan, and currently living in Calgary, Melissa continues to seek out opportunities to play for audiences in her local and national communities. Music is what she's all about, and her passion is to share all that she can with those who listen.
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Melissa Rempel, Singer/Songwriter
musicOriginal Music
High River, Alberta
PopSinger/SongwriterOther
Melissa Rempel is an experienced Singer Songwriter who marries her emotion evoking vocals with an eclectic flavoured self accompaniment on the piano to bring a unique experience to her audience. Whether playing solo or with a band, her music is fresh, lyrical and pleasantly original, appealing a wide spectrum of listeners. Her influences include Norah Jones, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, and the Irish Rovers.
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Michela Sheedy
musicCover Music
Okotoks
CountrySinger/SongwriterPop
BRINGING ENERGY THAT IS RARE AND SPECIAL. SELDOM DO YOU FIND A PERFECT BLEND OF PASSION, TALENT AND PERSONALITY. YOU'LL BE BLOWN AWAY
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Michelle Joly
musicOriginal Music
Vancouver
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterJazzFolkRootsSoul
raw. sweet. unique. In a musical generation characterized by cookie-cutter pop acts, Michelle Joly’s impeccable vocal stylings and musicianship do more than stand out. They reveal qualities that cannot be engineered in the studio. On June 17th 2017 Michelle is releasing her single “Preach“. This song is a message about self-awareness, self-empowerment, and unconditional love. She is working toward an International tour with the release of her fourth record in the fall of 2017. Michelle has had a solid music career for the last 10 years performing, collaborating and releasing original music, as well as teaching guitar, piano and voice. She has opened for Canadian bands such as Belle Plain, The Sheepdogs and Whitehorse and won several awards and for her music including Best Folk Album for her second record “Cold Home“. In 2011 Michelle toured Canada from coast to coast for 93 days with the release of her Debut album “You’re Not Alone“. In 2012, she toured Canada’s West Coast and has been living in North Vancouver for the past 4 years, writing and recording. Her passion is to help heal the world through music and love and is working toward her first non-profit organization.
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Midnight Taiko Kai
performancePerforming Arts
Calgary
Other
Midnight Taiko Kai is a community-based performance group promoting Japanese culture through taiko drumming in Calgary.
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Mike Stack
musicOriginal Music
calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkRootsAmericana
www.mikestack.ca
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Mildly Wild
musicOriginal Music
Victoria, BC
PopR&BJazzFolk
Mildly Wild is an original music project from Victoria, BC. Our style crosses over between jazz, r&b, pop, and folk. We include unique but recognizable covers and standards in our set alongside our original material.
MingusJAZZ Trio
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
MingusJAZZ is a group of professional musicians from Calgary & Edmonton jazz scene coming together with love of this amazing genre. The group consists of guitar or piano, bass and drums playing the jazz and smooth jazz favourites. Band members are any combination of experienced working musicians - Ralf Buschmeyer, Rick Lett, Andrew Wagantall, Daniel Jagt, Greg poirier, Jon Day, Milton Kim, etc. in a Trio or quartet format format. MingusJAZZ has been performing in Calgary & area for over 17 years.
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Mira Black
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterJazzRootsSoul
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MIRA BLACK REDEFINES JAZZ WITH MESH OF SUBTLE RHYTHMS, COMPELLING COMPOSITIONS, A DASH OF SPOKEN WORD & INTENSELY AFFECTING VOCALS Ask most artists to characterize their musical persona, and you’re often saddled with, “I sound like no one else. I am unique.” Singer/songwriter Mira Black, however, is wholly obliging to offer a take on her sonic signature: “Sade's energy meets Joni Mitchell's poetry and the heart of Nina Simone” she says. “Then take those three to Cirque du Soleil and you've got a taste of me.” On second thought, perhaps Black—whose upcoming album, “Mira,” veers to the left of any neatly defined musical genre—is indeed that rare artist that defies convention. Produced by iconic Chicago House Music legend Vince Lawrence, the set’s 14 tracks are founded in ambient electronica, but stripped down into sparse stop-and-start beats that trickle, ooze and percolate, ultimately allowing her potent vocals and intimate lyrics to rise to the surface. "She's a jazz musician at heart and a revolutionary by function but Mira is pure poet at the core." “Getting to the core of Mira’s philosophies became our mission,” says Lawrence, whose long string of credits includes co-writing the first House Music hit, 1984’s “On and On,” and the founding of seminal Trax Records. “We started with a rough electronic sketch, but as I heard her sing and saw the poetry in her lyrics—how emotional every word is—I wanted to stay away from too many beats. We ultimately shaped something that is subtle and immersive, where you hear every word she’s saying. It distills past any fluff and is profoundly touching.” “Mira” will be released early next year on Chicago based "Slang Recordings", with first single “I Remember Love” launching in the fall. The moody, contemplative song opens with the telling lyric, “I remember when someone thought I was the one...” Mira explains, “The message is to never let the moment pass, not to get jumbled in the things that don’t matter. Don’t miss any opportunity to find true love.” Like most of her compositions, the message summons Mira’s life experiences. “John Lennon had it right when he sang, ‘Love is all you need.’ Some call me naïve or an innocent, but I believe it’s that simple,” she says. “Writing this record was about purging as a mechanism to perpetuate growth. Those experiences provided tools for authentic analysis and lessons around heartbreak and love.” She adds with a laugh: “My formula for writing: Fall madly in love and get your heart pulled out through your nose.” As her umbrella theme, Black asks what could be more apropos than the universal theme of love? “Come on, I’m not a soldier, a teacher or a politician. I’m not a mother or a religious leader. I have no illusions that I’m powerful enough to change the world and unite religions. So let’s talk about the moment, this moment, the truth of this moment. Let’s skip the small talk about a ‘more than this’ kind of love. Let’s explore authentic connection.” Her life’s journey also adds to Black’s connection with heart-driven lyrics. With an intellectually based father from East India and a free-spirited Scottish mother, she was raised around the globe: in India, Canada, the West Indies and America. “As a nomadic child, I’ve had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the human condition,” she says. “I go back to India every few years and see a very different portrait of humanity. Ironically, now I find myself back in Chicago fulfilling my dream, where I spent many of my formative years. This has all allowed me to maintain an open mind.” Black also brings a diverse past musical life to her current work. In the early 1990s, she toured with popular Canadian folk act Acoustically Inclined. Ironically, the group started as an instrumental ensemble, until members heard Black in the audience spontaneously singing aloud to their melodies. They invited her onstage—eventually to become the group’s vocalist. “I was the one woman traveling with these five cats,” touring folk, pop and jazz festivals, she says. “It was through that experience that I learned to appreciate a more avant garde sound and composition.” Her 2013 self titles album was nominated for a Western Canadian Music award for best album. In addition, in 2008, Black released the solo jazz-infused “Live At The Moment,” whose influence peaks through on “Mira,” thanks to her inclusion of organic instrumentation like cello and piano, tabla, alongside the synthesizers and electronic pulses. “Working together changed both Vince and me as artists. This record is an experience of two creative spirits from diverse backgrounds painting a beautiful tapestry together,” Black notes. “I sang my melodies and lyrics and he added computer-based brush strokes that complement the sound without hijacking it.” Lawrence adds, “The very definition of music is ‘organized sound over time.’ Mira and I discarded the traditional rules of chord progression. This is sound design, with the musical elements building from Mira’s vocals and lyrics. We drilled beyond the BS to a basic core message.” An ideal example is the track “Illusion,” whose essence was born after Black fell in love with a man averse to the risks of commitment because he saw how people could belittle love to a series of physical impulses. She wrote the lyric and melody over Lawrence’s cool swirl of cascading, slowly building blips and beats, singing, “A butterfly consumed by the warmth of his cocoon/The sky awaits, longing to hear your song/But don’t wait too long… or when you get there I’ll be gone/Don’t tell me love is an illusion.” “Don’t Leave Yet,” on the other hand, is a lamenting look back at failing to appreciate the love one has. Black sings, “I miss the call just to say hello, the call to make sure I know”; while “Crazy” celebrates sexual craving, accompanied by an insistent electronic force field, as she bursts into the chorus of “Be my fantasy, holding back nothing, let’s be crazy.” In all, while Black may sing about those feelings and experiences we all endure in life, “Mira” is at once daring and experimental, as the album envelops her mighty talent with an unexpected, surprisingly warm harmonic embrace—one she hopes to share any way she can. “My dream, plain and simple, is to sing,” Black says. “Whether I come to your house and sing while we cook or if I’m performing on television or at a beautiful open-air festival communing with an audience, it’s where I feel the most authentic place inside myself. Music is absolutely where I find my personal sense of divinity.”
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Miranda Joelle
musicOriginal Music
Calgary and Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryAlternativeFolk
Hey, I'm Miranda! I write a lot of my own music; it tends to have a laid back country bluesy (folky even ?) feel to it. I also play a few covers, those tend to consist of a mix of country, older pop, and folk songs. I usually play an acoustic set on my own with my guitar. So overall, I just love playing and performing!
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Miss Ange
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
CountryFolkBluegrassRootsSoulAmericana
An artist who writes, composes and performs original music as well as covers fantastic music by other artists, Miss Ange aims to bring her audience into the performance to experience the music together. Variety being the number 1 ingredient in her writing Miss Ange's vocals are an intriguing and unique addition.
Mitch Belot
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesRockAlternativeFolk
Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.
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Mitchell Jantzie
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
I am a bass player from Calgary currently going to school at the University of North Texas, and while I can put together any grip depending on the situation, I usually go with a guitar/piano trio and play mellow, interesting instrumental jazz.
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Mixed Ethnicity solo performance
musicOriginal Music
Vancouver
FolkOther
Formed and internationally performed in a variety of bands, groups as a Kit drummer, African drum percussionist and Japanese drum 'Wadaiko' player to create new style of music. Song writer and solo performer. Self-published 1 solo album in 2006.
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MJ de Waal
musicCover Music
Calgary
Jazz
MJ (Mari Jo) is a devotee of jazz and the American Songbook. Her focus is on presenting the neglected, yet beautiful songs from its back pages. Her recent album, “Sophisticated Lady” was a nominee fro the YYC Music Award in the jazz category.
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Moreau Music
musicCover Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterPop
I've been a singer and piano player all my life. I bring the two together in a unique way that recalls the sentiment and story of the song. My style is pretty easy-going, with lots of room for improvisation, and I bring my own take on music from the great piano singers and songwriters, and some of the world's greatest bands. I'm a member of Revv52 and ReMix: Powered by Revv52, and I often bring members of these groups to provide a new vocal harmony approach to familiar songs.
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Murray Fitch
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkOther
Murray Fitch is a Calgary-born and raised singer-songwriter with a penchant for Folk and Folk Rock, often with a bit of blues thrown in. He is the 2017 winner of the Ship and Anchor songwriting contest (formerly the Calgary Folk Musical Festival contest) in the Upstart category, and hosts a monthly song circle at the Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar in Calgary. As a solo act, Murray plays guitar, banjo, and ukulele. His songwriting is carefully crafted, ranging from sweet and simple love songs to sharp, rocking political songs - usually with some quirkiness for good measure.
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Murray Little
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterFolkRoots
I am a live sound engineer who also writes songs and performs - usually as a bassist in a band.
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Music with Mandy
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
JazzOther
Jazz for kids, with kids!
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Natalia Chai
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
R&BSinger/SongwriterSoulHip-Hop/Rap
Natalia Chai is a solo, independent R&B/Neosoul/Hip-hop singerer-songwriter based out of Edmonton. An unconventional combination to most but will turn curious ears to the sounds and stories of real life issues. On March 24, 2017 Natalia released a 4 track EP called Connections collaborating with local producer and music engineer Justin McDonough. This was a small album that tackled big society issues from workplace dissatisfaction to refugees displaced by war. Natalia was trained classically in piano since the age of 6, but quickly developed her love for R&B and Neosoul after listening to artists such as Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Brian Mcknight, Jodeci and Lauryn Hill. Natalia sets an intimate stage and loves to have a "one-on-one" conversation with her audience through her music and voice that is like "honey to the ears". Natalia is also a pharmacist, avid fashion and music blogger and hopes to inspire youth to become strong, independent, beautiful and compassionate individuals. Although new to the YEG music scene, Natalia has performed at many live venues and also had the opportunity to share her sound at a couple of festivals in Calgary. Natalia is back in the studio in 2018 with the anticipation of releasing her first full length LP, CONNECTED by spring/summer of this year and has already released 2 singles to keep her listeners' coming back for more. 2018 is off to a big start with the release of her first single, SOS aimed to bring mental awareness where 100% proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Like many singer-songwriters, Natalia hopes that her stories and sound will resonate and bring positive change to others and hopes that her music dreams will become a reality one music note at a time!
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Natalie Inga
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Natalie Inga is a deep soul always searching for light in the dark places. You can hear this in her rich guitar parts and the sweet vulnerability and power of her voice. Pensive and playful, folky and fierce, this songbird takes audiences for a ride in her live performance.
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Natural Twenty
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopJazzAlternativeOtherSoulHip-Hop/RapDance
Exploitatively groovy, Natural Twenty carries an eclectic vibe reminiscent of 90s hip hop laced with Latin groove, under a dance punk & jazz inspired banner. Named after one of the most coveted dice rolls in Dungeons & Dragons, Natural Twenty aims to be a critical hit on stage.
Nick Coals
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
CountryRockFolkRoots
A mix of Country and Rock, Nick Coals has a booming and soulful voice. Filling a night with originals and cover songs of hits from every decade.
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Nick LeBlanc
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
AlternativeFolk
I’m just a guy with a passion for songwriting and an acoustic guitar.
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Nick Mintenko
musicOriginal Music
Victoria
PopSinger/SongwriterJazzRockFolk
I am a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. I write, record, and perform my own material alongside material of artists I admire and emulate. Artists include Jeff Buckley, Owen Pallett, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Dave Matthews, and more. I often tours and perform as a soloist, as a duo, and as a trio, but I loves to include a variety of other musicians and performers whenever possible.
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Nic Leaf
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterAlternativeOther
A self taught songwriter who has learned his skills through 8 years of studying piano, and 6 years of writing music. I have put many songs on iTunes, including a full instrumental EP called "Paint" and I am currently working on a 17 song album complete with lyrics, which is coming out in the summer of 2018. I would love the opportunity to be able to share my music with the world.
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Nico Brennan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterPopTop 40
Nico Brennan is a dynamically gifted singer-songwriter who has been part of Canada’s professional music scene for over two decades.
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Nita-Lou Bryant
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/Songwriter
Think watercolour and fabric and collage made audible. Lyrics of the kind you used to copy out to send to a friend or lover, because they said what you were feeling better than you could say it yourself. Poetry set to music and music transformed into the rhythm of a beating heart. You've not heard anything exactly like this before, and yet it feels as familiar as the sound of your own footsteps. Intuitive, intelligent songs for the literate listener. Singer-songwriter Nita-Lou Bryant, weaving enchantment for the ear.
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NLBCalgary
visualartVisual Arts
Calgary, AB
PaintingOtherTextiles
I draw a comedic cartoon-version of my life; sew fibre-art pieces; paint watercolours; and have recently been having fun making paper collage.
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Northern Quarter
musicOriginal Music
Canmore
PopBluesRockAlternative
Northern Quarter formed in May 2017 and have been successfully working as a covers band, blending modern contemporary pop favourites with old school jazz and blues vibes and playing most of the venues in the Bow Valley as well as further afield, all the while working away writing and recording original songs. This creative effort has resulted in their debut EP COLD DARK NIGHT. This six-track EP demonstrates the bands eclectic tastes and influences. From Folk-Rock to Alternative, to Indie, to Contemporary Pop, all underpinned by the beautifully smooth vocal talents of singer-songwriter Kerry Hunter, an established local artist in her own right. A strong rhythm section held down by husband and wife team Dave and Wendy Crewe complement the intricate and melodic guitars of Carlos Nadeau. In addition, lush orchestration is provided via samples played on a drum pad by Dave. Lyrically the songs range from stories of love and loss, friendship and camaraderie, travel and freedom, and optimism. 'Cold Dark Night' will be available on CD, and on all streaming and download services from June 22. Strong cover set with growing number of original songs.
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Oh Clare
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterRockFolk
Oh Clare is a folk/rock duo in Calgary, AB. Nick LeBlanc’s lyrics and melody backed up by James Cox on various instruments makes for an original balance of East coast style and prairie folk. The end result is a rounded blend of modern and classic folk rock great for lighthearted parties or heavy drinking. Whatever the mood, Oh Clare is great for every occasion.
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Oliver Throne
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
OtherHip-Hop/Rap
"Emmanuel Símon aka Oliver Throne was born in Uganda, with genes from South Sudan. He is a Canadian artist. Poetry to him is not just an art form, it's a lifestyle, a way which he interprets reality and its mysteries. Oliver Throne has been a hip hop artist for many years. He is devoted to share his love of God and artistry, and showing his true skills to everyone. Nothing will stop him from being a true inspiring artist we can look up to."
OPAL
musicOriginal Music
Wasaga Beach
JazzAlternativeSoul
Hi Ambur Bosi here! (Or OPAL) I am a singer/songwriter from Toronto and now based out of Calgary. I finished a program called Independent Music and Performance at SAIT- York Uni, there I learned a lot about being self sufficient in my art, and a ton of Vocal anatomy/performance. It is important to know I love cats, teaching vocals and collaborating with other local artists. I speak up for myself, but keep it respectful. I am very enthusiastic about the arts in this city!
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Over The Moon
musicOriginal Music
Longview, Alberta
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryFolkBluegrassRootsAmericanaCeltic
Over The Moon is an acoustic roots duo made up of two award winning, muliti-instrumentalist/vocalists, Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell. They have just released their first CD "Moondancer" to rave reviews across the U.K., Canada and the US. With a wide variety of acoustic instruments and their meant-to-be-vocals, they love to write and perform songs about life lived in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and tell funny stories of being a married musician couple in the heart of real ranching country.
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Patience In Waiting
musicOriginal Music
Airdrie
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeOther
Patience In Waiting is a Christian band based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a band we feel a strong calling to local outreach. We know God has called us to reach beyond our church walls and go out to the greater body of Christ. We pray to spread the hope of Jesus through music and testimony.
Patty J Duo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterRockFolkSoul
Patty J Duo Provide an eclectic mix of songs that span the decades along with a few of their own heart felt numbers. Powerful Vocals and tasty licks keep the crowd grooving and happy throughout the evening.
Paul Ashwell Duo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Paul Ashwell is a freelance trombonist, composer and arranger who resides in Calgary, Alberta. He has been involved with music professionally for the last thirty years
PCS Music
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BBluesJazzRock
PCS Music is a school focused on modern music with rhythm section focus for talented young musicians from 12 to 26 yrs old. PCS student band performs regularly in venues around Calgary.
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Peter Paul Van Camp
performancePerforming Arts
Denman Island, BC
Spoken Word
If PETER PAUL VAN CAMP, the congenial Rhymester, can make one claim, it is this. He will not only steal your heart, but return it, cleaned and pressed. For nearly five decades, he has graced the coffeehouses, the college campuses, the Folk Clubs as well as the major and regional Folk Festivals of Canada, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. Oh, and all of those house concerts! He remains one of the last half-dozen fully bespectacled Declaimists on the circuit, and his motto will always be....”My Best Effort Today, and Better Luck Next Time.”
Phill and Jarred - Guitar/Fiddle Duo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockFolkBluegrassCeltic
Phill and Jarred are a versatile duo fit for any size Pub or party. With a repertoire ranging from traditional Irish, Scottish, and East Coast Celtic, to modern day pop songs and classic rock, Top 40, and one hit wonders, Phill and Jarred are skilled at bending genres and setting the dance floor on fire with their unique ability to harness the vibe and energy of an East Coast kitchen party with any song or genre they play!
Photographer
visualartVisual Arts
Calgary
Photography
My name is Jeremy Fokkens and I am a commercial and portrait photographer based in Calgary Alberta working with clients that include Travel Alberta, Visa, Toyota, Syncrude, Alberta Beef, Bow Valley College, Calgary Stampede, TEDx and The Walrus.
PoorBoy
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterSoulHardcore
Acoustic, Roots and Blues with the occasional original song inspired by life on the prairies is what PoorBoy loves bringing to their fans. Don Gowan, Audrey Gross and Bob Etcheverry are all multi-instrumentalists. They inspire and captivate audiences whenever they perform!
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Postgrads
musicOriginal Music
Calgary AB
Singer/SongwriterRockFolk
Postgrads are a guitar based group, blending male and female vocals to create original songs that tell tales of humour and nostalgia in a folk music style.
Q Smith
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternative
Alternative Rocking Originals
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Quade
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryRockAlternativeOther
Born and raised in Quadeville, Ontario, Quade has set roots in Calgary for going on 10 years. Drummer, bassist, guitarist, Engineer and Producer roles have involved him in projects such as; Tony Harrison & The Ramblers (current), Megan Dawson (current), Cooper Collective, Sing City Lights, Walking Backwards, and even a night playing rhythm guitar for The Arkells. Back from a near 3 year hiatus, the fire's burn hotter than ever, with a collaboration show featuring Megan Dawson and Tony Harrison & The Ramblers at Cowboys.
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Randy Hutchings
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolkRootsAmericana
Randy Hutchings has been on the Calgary scene since 2000. He has performed at the Big Valley Jamboree 3 times, released 2 albums on Universal Music Canada in 2006 and 2008. Toured across Canada. Opened for Dwight Yoakam, Blue Rodeo, Spirit of the West, Kim Mitchell, Violent Femmes and Old 97’s. Hutchings performs original music as well as classic songs by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Elton John, as well as contemporary hits.
Rawrwar
musicOriginal Music
Grande Prairie
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternativeFolk
Rawrwar is a solo singer songwriter that hails in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Caught up in the rugged Alberta Alternative Rock scene, he sure brings an authentic style of music to the table. In the process of creating his first album, he has kept people up to date with excellent quality demos with pristine video quality. You can not disrupt the flow of this artist no matter how hard you try. Watch him Rawr and start a war with his well practiced vocals and intriquit guitar that has been practiced over countless years. Rawrwar will leave you wondering if punk rock is truly dead. His new album will arrive around January or February of 2018, which will be a detrimental time in society and pop culture. Working with The Toxic Record Shop a new record label, he will have the best music distribution and reach that an unsigned artist could have without signing a deal. Stay tuned for a one of a kind truly authentic album that will be sure to get intrigued and wanting more.
RAYVON
musicOriginal Music
Brooklyn, NY
PopSinger/SongwriterOtherHip-Hop/Rap
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Reanne Kyla
musicOriginal Music
Cochrane
Singer/Songwriter
Passionate Canadian singer songwriter Reanne Kyla brings a new feel to the folk singer songwriter genre. Lush with addicting progressions, an honest lyrical approach, and an almost dream like vocal style. Kyla's music paints beautiful pictures in the minds of her listeners. Her debut EP "Chronicles of a Fervent Heart" is now available via Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify.
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REIDWORLD
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterJazz
REIDWORLD is a duo. Lead vocalist, Reid, has a musical theatre and dance performance background, so is engaging with audiences. The songs he sings are a mix of pop covers, originals, and jazz standards, accompanied by a piano player.
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Revilla
musicOriginal Music
Regina
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterSoul
Crafting his sound in the prairie “Queen City” of Saskatchewan, Filipino singer-songwriter Josh Gonzales reveals his new alter-ego, Revilla. Diverting from his acoustic folk roots, Revilla is Josh Gonzales’ experimental approach to contemporary pop/R&B/soul. Joining Saskatchewan’s Trifecta Artist Collective, Revilla aims to combine modern electro-R&B with eccentric, intricate lyricism. This lyrically-driven approach takes influence from artists such as Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, Julia Michaels, Gallant, and Bill Withers.
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Rhonda Louise
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryOtherAmericana
"Honest, contemplative, uplifting and encouraging, personal yet relatable, surprising, moving." These are only some of the comments in response to Rhonda Louise's music. Her voice has been called "strong, yet soothing and calming," while her talent as a pianist has also been recognized ("Clearly the best pianist we heard today." - Ali Mathews, 2012 Canadian Gospel Music Association talent judge). Rhonda Louise lends everything within her to her songs. "Songwriting is extremely vulnerable and revealing. It's somewhat of a musical diary," she says. "Every song has a story behind it, as if to say 'Here is what I have felt, lived through, learned from, and what I have celebrated'. When I am ready to share that memory with my fans it is an incredibly special moment." Rhonda Louise shares her music within church services, coffee houses, bistros, house concerts, and in her concerts, tailoring her song choices to each unique group of guests. "I love meeting everyone at my shows and enjoy hearing their stories, how they related to a song or a lyric." As Rhonda Louise has grown as an artist, her songwriting continues to evolve and sometimes surprise her audience, and she looks forward to sharing those moments. She also welcomes letters and emails, and appreciates knowing how her fans have related to her music.
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Richard Charter
visualartVisual Arts
Calgary
DrawingPaintingOther
I am a visual artist and composer, working with music scores at the focal point of my art. The score is affectively as loud as the music, and each work is a portrayal of auditory experience.
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Rick Lett
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterJazzFolkOther
Two elements that are rarely combined.... virtuoso guitar playing and musical taste.... Rick brings highly trained jazz guitar skills to a variety of styles, singing and playing through (of course!) jazz standards, but also including acoustic originals, covers of folk and classic rock and pop tunes, and new takes on tunes familiar to all. Volume is low to medium, allowing patrons to either listen fully, or continue to visit with friends. Rick has performed frequently at the SaskTel Jazz festival, the Medicine Hat Jazzfest, and innumerable coffee shops, house concerts, and folk venues in between. The music can be gentle or higher energy, and is always delivered with an ear to musicality, emotion, and style.
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Robert Adam
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryFolkSoul
Originally from the northern Albertan Prairies of Canada, Robert combines his roots in the soulful simplicity of classic country with lyrics that offer more than surface meaning. Robert is sure to make his audience nostalgic for a place they may never have known, and warm hearts with his small town charm.
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Robert Burton Hubele
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazz
My music is original blues-based romantic jazz with a touch of country and a strong storyline, played on guitar and slide-Dobro, accompanied by my smooth warm vocals.
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Rob Skeet and Clay Pigeon
musicCover Music
Calgary
CelticFolkRock
High Energy Celtic Rock Duo
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Rodney "Guitarsplat" Brent
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryRockAlternativeBluegrassOtherAmericana
Rodney Brent has been writing Original Lyrical and Instrumental Music for over forty years creating a wide and wild spectrum from Bluegrass to Rock & Roll, using Energetic Rhythms and Syncopations as a foundation for Story Telling from the Serious to the Silly. Performances include Guitars, Acoustic and Electric / Mandolin / Lap Slide Guitars. Rodney has released 3 CD's since 2001.
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Rosalind
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkAmericana
Calgary folk act Rosalind's music takes inspiration from their city and the people it contains. Capturing the transition between the traditional and well-established - and the desire to innovate and adapt - Rosalind embraces the rich history of folk and roots music and injects it with a vibrancy and collaborative attitude reflective of the approach Calgarians take with everyday life. Utilizing traditional folk instrumentation and vocal harmonies, they create a rich and full tapestry of sound which aims to inspire, relate, and most importantly, subvert convention.
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Rose-Erin Stokes
musicOriginal Music
North Bay, ON
Singer/SongwriterFolk
When listening to the hauntingly beautiful melodies on Wherever I Go, the debut full-length album by Rose-Erin Stokes, you can’t help but be transfixed by every lilting note, every phrase and every plucked string. There is a quiet stillness to some songs, and within others one can sense an emotional tumult just rippling under the service. What is undeniable is the deeply honest approach to her musical storytelling, a wide-open emotional tableau that is representative of the silence of the vast forests, and big open skies of the northern Ontario city of North Bay where Stokes was born and raised.
Rotary Park Music
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
FolkBluegrassCeltic
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Rubber Sole - Beatles Cover Band
musicCover Music
Calgary
Classic RockRock
RUBBER SOLE - BEATLES COVER BAND - 4 lads playing the music of the Fab Four!
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Ryan Hicks
musicOriginal Music
Regina
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Ryan Hicks makes melodic, cinematic alt-pop music. If McCartney, Brian Wilson and Fleet Foxes made music for David Lynch. Josh Haugerund, Director of CJTR Radio in Regina has listened to the entire album and gave his thoughts Ryan Hicks' new album is a great mix of influences by a multi talented musician. A perfect album for airplay as it touches on different genres and the hooks stick in your head for days. Regina community radio is excited to be able to share this album with the community. Michael Dawson of the band Library Voices has stated Pulsing Colours is great. All of the songs on the album are. Singer-songwriter Ryan Hicks has been hard at work for three years on his new album, Pulsing Colours. The album is a concept record of all of the the thoughts, moods and emotions that can come to us at night. Pulsing Colours is a star-studded record featuring Ryan as well as drummer Jeff Romanyk (Rah Rah), Michael Dawson (Library Voices), Amy Nelson (solo country singer, currently with a Top Ten country single in Australia) and more. The record is a hard-hitting album featuring memorable melodies, rich sonic landscape and lyrical depth. The record was inspired and written in tribute to Ryan’s step-mother, who took her own life in December, 2014. Her loss made Ryan dig inward and look for meaning and his place in the world. While the album deals with loss, it also gives a message of community, survival, love and hope. Pulsing Colours is a record about all of us finding our way in the universe. The sound is gritty, honest, emotional and will to appeal to an audience who loves acts such as Harry Nilsson, The Arcade Fire and Neil Young. Ryan attended Pitchfork Music Festival and hearing bands like Chvrches, Sleeter Kinney, The New Pornographers and Run The Jewels live had a big influence on this record. Ryan was also inspired by the work of filmmaker David Lynch, especially the TV show Twin Peaks. Ryan loves the moods, atmosphere, spirituality, humour and wonder of the world of Twin Peaks. Seeing success from albums such as Neil Young’s Harvest, The Fleet Foxes three records and Father John Misty’s I Love You Honeybear shows that similar approaches can be both artistic rewarding and appeal to a large audience. The songs are heartfelt with inspired performances by all players. A link to the EPK containing hi-res pictures, information about the songs, musicians, stories behind the individual songs and more can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/77or924z04u1uop/AACQyAFsD4qpqsWLurR37Ofta?dl=0 Here is a link to the album via a private Soundcloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/ryanhicks306/sets/pulsing-colours/s-Xh4rU About Ryan Singer-songwriter Ryan Hicks makes melodic, cinematic alt-pop music. Think if Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and the Fleet Foxes made music for a David Lynch film and you will discover his style. His debut album, Prairie Ocean was a critically acclaimed love letter to the prairies and California. Ryan has been hard at work for three years on his new album, Pulsing Colours. Ryan was recently nominated for CBC’s Future 40, has regular plays of his music on CBC and college radio (including charting at number #18 in Ottawa), performs regularly (including a tripling of show in the last year), selected to twice be a featured performer for Tom Jackson’s On-Stage Success and has opened up for great acts such as Devin Cuddy Band and Danny Laj and The Looks. Ryan Hicks contact information Ryan Hicks email: ryanhicks306@gmail.com Cell: 306 737 6420 website: http://www.ryanhicksmusic.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanhicks306 Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanhicks306/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanhicks306
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RYEDELL
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryFolk
RYEDELL is a singer/songwriter from Calgary, Alberta who acoustically blends sounds of rock, folk and blues with an alternative feel. He is one man, playing one guitar and telling his life story.
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SallieMae
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterPopR&B
Short in Height, Never Short in Soul
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Sami Valavaara
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterRockFolk
My name is Sami Valavaara and I am a local acoustic artist residing in Calgary. Primarily, I have been played at pubs like the blind beggar, as well as opening for main events at the Cowboys stampede tent, and performing at various café’s within the city. As a young artist, I am looking to perform to raise awareness for my latest album, which will be released later next year. I currently perform originals and covers singing while accompanying myself with an acoustic.
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Sam Lundell
musicOriginal Music
Lloydminster
PopSinger/SongwriterRock
Alberta musician Sam Lundell has grown up performing since age 5. Beginning in the classical music scene, and slowly absorbing inspiration from numerous genres and styles, Sam is now preparing to release his debut album this summer. Lundell’s first single, Everything, was awarded a Telus Optik TV Storyhive grant; the subsequent Music Video (directed by Justin Brunelle) won top prize in that competition, and was later nominated for a Rosie award. Following the success of “Everything”, Sam was granted the resources to begin work on his first full length project at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The result is Sam’s 9 track, 45 minute, debut album. The record is a diverse and dynamic look at story telling, both fact and fiction, set before a backdrop of indie rock and electronic sounds. Inspired by such varied artists as Switchfoot, John Mayer, RadioHead, and Maroon 5, Sam is thrilled to be able to share this journey with everyone and anyone who is looking to ask the urgent questions, and celebrate in simple joys.
Sandra Low
musicCover Music
Calgary
Jazz
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SarahAnn
musicCover Music
Québec
FolkSinger/SongwriterPop
Hi, my name is SarahAnn, I'm a 20 years old musician & traveler. I sing along with my piano or guitar cover songs and originals. My style is mostly Pop with a touch of Folk and rock.
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Sarah Curle
musicOriginal Music
High River, AB
Singer/SongwriterCountryAmericana
Sarah Curle is a country singer and songwriter with a country soulful/Americana sound with incredible powerhouse vocals! She started her career at the early age of 5 years old and has continued to flourish in her musical journey today!! She has performed at many various events over the years; including for such places as, the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, Windows on the West Stage, Spider Hockey, Heroes Hoedown, the Chestermere Water Festival, Hockey Marathon for Kids, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, the Mac's AAA Midget Hockey Tournament, and more! Sarah has had a few amazing opportunities to open for very talented and wonderful artists such as, Jason McCoy, Kira Isabella, and Gordon Belsher. She was also fortunate enough to share the stage with the lovely artist, Tenille. Sarah released her first full-length album, Bucket Full of Stories, in August 2013. From this album, Sarah released four singles to Canadian Commercial Country Radio via Last Tango Productions; Love is a Symphony, Their Story, Goodbye, and in 2016 she released, Leaving Song. As well as, in November 2015, she released her first recorded Christmas rendition, Love is Christmas. Her first single, Love is a Symphony, was #4 on the top 5 DMDS charts for one week. She had a variety of secondary stations pick-up all four of her singles for regular spins, as well as her Christmas single, Love is Christmas. She was previously a preliminary contender for 4 years for various ACMA (Association of Country Music in Alberta) awards; 4x preliminary contender for Female Artist of the Year, a preliminary contender for Song of the Year in 2013, and a Final nominee for Album of the Year in 2013. She was also a preliminary contender for Fan's Choice in 2015 and 2016. Sarah is an artist that brings a different sound to her audience, coupled with stories from her heart. She has a connection with her fans through her strong lyrics and vibrant melodies! She is in the process of writing new material and cannot wait to share it with everyone! Find her music online on iTunes, Reverbnation, CD Baby and more!
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Sarah Kemmers
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkRootsAmericana
Sarah Kemmers has been writing music for over a decade. Sarah writes for and plays with local indie/folk/rock band The Wellington Folk as well as the folk/Canadiana trio Lighter Than Arrows. She has recorded and released 5 albums over the past 6 years with her projects. Sarah’s deep passion for songwriting began when she was exposed to the inspirational and soulful work of James Taylor and Tracy Chapman. She strives to produce songs that are diverse, compelling, and that both resonate with and challenge, people’s experiences. Sarah started working on her solo EP in November 2017. It’s anticipated to be released Summer 2018.
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Sara-Mae Dafoe
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolkOther
Sara-Mae Dafoe is an independent artist from Calgary, Alberta. Difficult to place in one particular genre, her music is a blend of folk, gospel, and pop interwoven with traces of blues, classical and country. Her love of music began at a very young age, and her experiences as a worship leader and elementary school music teacher have influenced her as a writer and performer. Sara-Mae recently released her first album, “Flourish” in May of 2017. “Flourish” is a collection of real-life reflections that are deeply personal, yet somehow universal as Sara-Mae tackles themes of loss, depression, pain, faith, and ultimately hope in her lyrics. Her voice has been described as sweet, pure, and soothing over an expertly produced tapestry of piano and many rich threads of instrumentation. As a performer, Sara-Mae has a warmth and openness that instantly sets the audience at ease and reassures them that they are seeing who she really is. Her shows have been described as genuine, authentic, and refreshing. Sara-Mae weaves stories, songs, and her signature quirky sense of humour into each performance.
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Schirneck Solo
musicOriginal Music
Gefell / Germany
Singer/SongwriterFolk
I am a musician from East Germany, occasionally traveling in Canada for a few weeks and playing some shows: own songs with guitar and harmonica and Americana, also a full-length Neil Young tribute "Acoustic Young - Neil Young Songs unplugged".
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Scott MacKay
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkBluegrassRootsSoulAmericana
Oh I’ll forgive her on the day the Devil gets on his knees to pray.. With one dark, chilling line you are introduced to the simple, elegant music of PEI born singer/songwriter, Scott MacKay. MacKay’s country-ish songs are standouts, riddled with one-liners that catch the sun like a freshly polished cleaver. Now living in Calgary, he has become an artist to watch, being nominated for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year at the upcoming Calgary Music Awards. MacKay’s newest offering “Twin” (produced by Leeroy Stagger) features fiddle, banjo and the haunting harmonies of his twin brother, Ben. MacKay has a vibrato, thanks to his affinity for crooner vocalists, which gives him even more of an antique feel, like he just stepped out of a bus straight from the 1940's. - Bob Mersereau - CBC - East Coast Music MacKay is equal parts deep voiced crooner and delicately annunciated soul. There is a certain smokiness and sensual feel to his voice, almost a whisper at points. It warms you up deep in the chest as he sings out his songs. A little bit Roy Orbison and a little bit Keegan Dewitt, Nashville songwriter. - Red Line Roots (redlineroots.ca) If you are looking for a performer to provide an unforgettable evening of song, stories, laughter and impeccable musicianship, Scott MacKay is the artist for you. - Rhea March – Artist Development Specialist – March Music & The School of Song. (schoolofsong.com)
Seamus
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Indie RockAlternativeFolk
Seamus is interested in the art of performance and the act of connecting with an audience.
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Selci
musicOriginal Music
Winnipeg
PopR&BAlternativeElectronic
Winnipeg born and new Calgary resident Selci plays ambient R&B and experimental pop. She is pulls from a diverse blend of artists like FKA Twigs, Erykah Badu, and Bjork. Her live show includes multiple synths, beat pad, and live harmonies in an interactive performance approach. In Sept 2017 she released her debut single and video Gone W Thuh Wind and is gearing up for a Western Canadian tour in January 2018.
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SELKIRK RANGE
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterCountryFolkRoots
Selkirk Range is a singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. His music offers a unique take on acoustic Canadiana from a prairie urban perspective. His first album Reach Out to You was produced by award-winning Edmonton-based Everett LaRoi (Goldtop, ManRayGun) and released in late 2016.
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Shaedan Hawse
musicOriginal Music
Kelowna, BC
PopSinger/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
Shaedan Hawse sings of love and the absence of it with a dire need to be heard. From swooning vocals and screaming chorus' over classic acoustic guitar dynamics, the loneliness of youth in the modern era shines through like a plume of smoke in a vast forest range. His first solo release, Montreal, was recently named one of the top 100 songs in CBC's Searchlight Competition from a field of over 2000 entries.
Shane Larmand
musicOriginal Music
Saint Paul
RootsFolkRock
Albertan roots-rock singer songwriter
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Shaun Rawlins
musicOriginal Music
Burnaby, BC
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Indie folk singer-songwriter
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Shaye Zadravec
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryFolkBluegrassRootsOtherAmericana
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Sidney May Weich
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolk
Sidney May Weich is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Calgary, AB. Sidney moved to Vancouver where she immersed herself within the music scene where her folk/pop style was developed and well received. She is first and foremost a songwriter who has a knack for writing lyrics with character- they feature catchy hooks and clever arrangements, you'll walk away not being able to get them out of your head. Sidney brings a fresh take on the singer/songwriter while incorporating folk and pop elements that make her unique style stand out. Sidney has been a featured artist at the renowned Trees on Granville twice now, where past performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Dan Mangan and Adrian Glynn. She was also a finalist in the Folk Fest Songwriting competition with her song "The Great Defeat" in 2017. She recorded at the notorious Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver and is now currently in the process of recording her debut EP at OCL studios with head engineer/producer Josh Gwilliam. Most recently, she won the 2nd annual Anza Showcase in Vancouver BC against 10 of the best hand chosen local artists throughout Vancouver, where she was chosen to be managed by Nimbus Recording and will headline the next show in June 2018.
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Silver Moss
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesRockFolk
Silver Moss is laid back mellow folk, with some boogie blues groove . Songs about Love and Loss, lessons from the Trees and the beauty of Life :)
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Silvia and Notas de 4
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
JazzFolkOtherDance
Silvia Temis based in Calgary Alberta is the leader singer of a quarted Notas de 4 and a duet with Flamenco guitar player Benjamin Barrile in Toronto. In both collaborations Silvia fuses Latin jazz, Cuban and Flamenco rhythmns. Born in Mexico, educated in architecture and design, Silvia discovered flamenco designing a flamenco show to then start taking flamenco dancing and then found a fascination for flamenco singing (cante). She further developed her singing with instruction from prominent flamenco singers (cantaores) in Spain and Canada. While in Calgary Silvia performs with Notas de 4 as the front woman. Also she has performed with the local flamenco community in the city like Holly Blazina flamenco guitarist. She has also performed at EXPO Latino Festival 2015 with Fiona Malena Ensemble as well as Salero Calo Flamenco group. She has been one of the organizers of the Calgary Flamenco Festival as well as an active member in the community. While in Toronto Silvia has performed with Esmeralda Enrique Dance Company at Hispanic Fiesta in Toronto this September 2017, dancer Carmen Romero and duet with Benjamin Barrile flamenco guitarist. She has performed at the Festival Flamenco du Montreal in 2013 and 2014. Silvia was a recipient of the Artist Entrepreneur program at Canada’s Music Incubator 2016 at Coalition Music. She continues to work passionately in bringing a genuine and personal approach to her singing. Silvia’s mission is to propel the collaboration between flamenco artists around Canada with musicians from different styles of music.
Singer/song writer
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/Songwriter
I’m a young artist who will work hard to make it big and Music known!
singing
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterSoul
I am an aspiring artist, looking to spread my music, and to make singing/songwriting my career. I have sang in different places here and there but the most recent and most significant event I have sang at was at The Coronation of Supermodel International Canada 2018 (SCI)
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Sonabelles A Capella
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryJazzFolk
The Sonabells are a Calgary based, all-female A Capella group. Comprising of 6 singers, Sonabelles features local Calgarians from diverse walks of life, all of whom are brought together by their shared passion of singing, performing and sharing their love for music with audiences. This high-energy, vibrant group of ladies performs a variety of repertoire that includes your favourite jazz, country and pop hits. You’ll be singing along as they put their fun and upbeat spin on some fan favourites, but you can also expect the occasional, unique surprise once in a while. Our singers perform in professional, stylish attire and will ensure guests and attendees are treated to a polished and family-friendly show.
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Sonia Deleo
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkSoul
Sonia considers herself a vocalist first. She began singing as a shy 12 yr old and never looked back. Guitar came next and in the last two years, while a part of local duo The Fig & The Flame, she dove deeper into honing her writing skills. Now venturing out as a solo singer/songwriter, Sonia has been co-writing with different local musicians, performing on many of Calgary’s stages and will release her debut solo EP in 2018. With blues/soul in her bones and a fierce but gentle love in her heart, she gives a passionate and honest performance. Her songs are both lyrically potent and melodically interesting, and when you mix all of that with her dynamic vocal range, what you get is a sound you’ll want to hear again and again.
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Spencer Stevens
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterCountry
20 year old country artist that brings a mix of older, and modern country, along with a personal touch of original songs.
Spirit Quest
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesCountryRockFolk
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Steel & Timber
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
RootsAmericana
Upbeat acoustic foot stomping hand clapping original roots music
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Stefan Hegerat
musicOriginal Music
Toronto
PopSinger/SongwriterJazz
Stefan Hegerat is a drummer, composer and educator based out of Toronto, Ontario. Stefan's main project, Icterus, is a four piece band which performs his original compositions. The band blends jazz language and pop sensibilities with elements of improvisation and the avant garde. The band features Patrick O'Reilly (guitar), Robert Grieve (guitar), Mark Godfrey (bass) and Stefan (drums). In addition to leading his own band, Stefan is a member of J​J and the Pillars, Blue Sky Miners, Ferra Fauna, Moneyhouse and ​The Naive. He also works as a sideman for a variety of other bands and artists.
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Stephanie Bianchini
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopBluesJazz
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Stephen King
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesClassicalCountryJazzRockAlternativeFolkBluegrassRootsAmericana
Yes, my name is Stephen King. The horror! :) Based in Calgary since 1988, originally from the Maritimes. I play in a variety of venues & configurations. As a solo singer/songwriter, I try to play a mixture of original/cover tunes ... depending on gig and how the audience flows ... in a variety of musical genres and styles. I've played guitar and performed on-and-off for over 30 years. Having studied so many different musical styles for so long, it's all kinda of morphed and squished together in my current playing approach. I continue to be humbled by the journey of music! On any given night you'll see me playing acoustic guitar, harmonica, one string diddley bow, ukelele, Fender strat, dobro, Gibson es-175td, and even a guitar synth etc... depending on the feelz. As a multi-instrumentalist, I also play bass, drums, a bit of keyboards/accordian and stretching into stringed instruments like the Charango. I've also have 6 self-produced CD's from about 25 years of recording ... 100% solo efforts in different types of studios I cobbled together over the years. https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/StephenKing. In the duo "SteveSteve," #stevesteve it's all about the "Strings and Skins" ... I team up with beatster Stephen Nykolyn who has been drumming since he was a fetus. First discovered in his teens in Ontario, he toured as an underage blues drummer, and has played in many bands since, as well as guest recorded a number of albums. Slick sick seventies beats. In the "power trio" SARAH'S LAST DAY, #sarahslastday we try to play a sonic, grinding, psychedelic experience. Here's more: "Hailing from Calgary, the band plays a musical cocktail of original music from lead guitarist/singer Stephen King’s 6 CDs, along with varied covers from Wilco, Josh Rouse, Neil Young, Rihanna, Hendrix, Killers, Black Keys, Rancid, Bob Dyan, SRV, Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Beck amongst many others … all of which Sarah’s Last Day molds to their own inimitable style. Closest style could be described as Indie-Alt-Country-Acoustic-Roots-Jazz-Blues-Rock. Never playing sets or songs the same way twice — sonic exploration can be found in the tenderest of songs. Bass player Shaun King, is also a multi-instrumentalist; bass, mandolin, guitar, vocals, cajone, drums -- and an accomplished mixer -- he's has spent the last few years gigging as "DJ Phillip Ontako," serving up massive flutter wows and trap beats across Canada. Where did "SARAH'S LAST DAY" band name come from? It reflects current mood, political and economic uncertainty, where many people are facing the despair and opportunity of change. Searching #sarahlastday on social media, one will find many such Sarah’s at critical junctures of their lives ... getting a new job, moving to a new city, last day of cancer treatment ... hanging in a suspension of change that can reflect all sorts of things all at the same time; loss, hope, nostalgia, promise, happiness, reflection, sadness, sometimes anger. All leading to some type of inevitable resolution and conclusion. This "suspension of change" is more or less the well I draw from as an artist and in my daily life ... from chaos comes creativity ... if you let it. @stephdokin
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Steve Jevne Music
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterCountryAlternativeFolk
I was born and raised in Vancouver BC and currently live in Calgary AB. I host 2 open mics weekly on Sundays and Mondays and play live acoustic solo shows around town. Venues I play regularly or have played in the past include: National, Fionn MacCool's, King's Head Pub, Bambino's Pub (Airdrie) and more.. I play a variety of cover songs as well as one or two originals, depending on the venue and the crowd. I have my own PA system and am very self sufficient with sound as I also produce music, run live sound and teach. I bring my acoustic guitar as well as a keyboard and often use a loop pedal with both instruments at once to keep things interesting.
Steve Lane
musicOriginal Music
Emu Creek
AmericanaAlt-Country
Award winning song-smith, Steve Lane is touring Canada this summer with his latest album ‘The Revenge Of The Lawn’, his multi-instrumentalist son Kai, and their sun-drenched Australian Americana.
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Steve Pointmeier
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterCountryRock
I've been Singing since I was 7 years old and playing guitar for 20 years. I sing and play mostly country music current and classic. With about 20% Rock and 10% modern Pop. I also am a singer/songwriter with songs on iTunes and Spotify with a current radio release of "Cold Beer Callin My Name". I have played every Venue you can think of from House Concerts to Big Stage Venues such as The Big Valley Jamboree and the Ranchmans Night club. I am at my heart an Entertainer that can make you laugh as well as Sing.
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Stolie
musicOriginal Music
Chicago, IL
Singer/SongwriterRockFolk
Stolie is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (primarily guitar), artist and performer. She resides in Chicago, IL where she spends her summers mostly singing for children and winters living and entertaining ex-pats in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. (She speaks Spanish, too!) Stolie performs with a loop pedal and harmonizer to layer beats, vocals and rhythms live, on the fly, to create a full arrangements. Her shows are an interactive experience as she is a comical story-teller and engages the audience, whatever age and flavor they may be. She has released more than a dozen albums of original music for both adults and children (as Super Stolie).
Sugar Richards
musicOriginal Music
Strathmore
Singer/SongwriterRockAlternative
Sugar Richards is an alternative rock indie artist. She writes her own music and has worked with some of the top musicians and producers in the US and Canada. She has an edgy yet warm personality and her passion for music is evident when she sings. Sugar performs acoustic intimate shows or with a full band for larger venues. She is in the process of releasing an album that was recorded in Nashville last year.
summerfallow
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterIndie Rock
Summerfallow is formed from 4 musicians who have finally found each other. We are all about the ebb and flow of songs; dynamics. Emotional and extremely poetic.
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Suzanne de Bussac
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternativePop
"Anyone who can appreciate the fine art of songwriting, accompanied by fleeting moments of Kate Bush brilliance should become intimate with the music of Suzanne de Bussac" - Exclaim! Magazine
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Taylor Thomas
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopRockSoul
Acoustic sounds, soulful voice.
T. Buckley
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Roots
T. Buckley is a roots singer, songwriter and guitarist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Buckley is the principle songwriter for his band, The T. Buckley Trio, who have released three albums, and have become a staple in the Alberta roots music scene. The Trio’s latest record, Nowhere Fast, was recorded during a residency at the Banff Centre and was released in August of 2015. After eight years of performing together, Buckley’s band prides themselves on being a tight-knit unit known for diverse stage sets including solo folk tunes, classic country ballads and energetic roots rock often complimented with three-part harmonies. As Albertan as it comes, Buckley uses songwriting to explore the people and places that define his home. With a degree in Canadian History and a family background filled with professional musicians, it comes as no surprise that he would take up the mantle of songwriter, though inspiration has come as much or more from the works of Hiatt, Lovett or Billy Cowsill as it has from his personal background.
Teresa & Brian
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, Alberta
Jazz
Musical duo. Teresa (singer) and Brian (guitarist). We feature songs from the Great American Songbook together with jazz standards. We perform ballads, swing, blues, and latin in a variety of pleasing, unique arrangements.
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Terry MacNeill/BlueSoul
musicCover Music
Calgary
FolkRockCountry
Originally from Montreal, QC. Terry MacNeill has been singing and performing since the early 1990's. His past experience includes performing as lead vocalist and front man for bands in Edmonton and Calgary. BlueSoul represents a new solo acoustic project that includes indie, folk and soulful covers of musicians/bands such as Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Oasis, BareNaked Ladies, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo as well as original music.
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The Critters
musicCover Music
Canmore
Classic RockBluesCountry
Purveyors of Classic Rock and Country Music
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The Douglas Brothers
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Singer/SongwriterFolk
The band is made up of the two brothers, Larry and Wayne. Their compelling and eclectic brand of original music and the way they deliver it to audiences is often thought-provoking and funny, and always compelling. Or to put another way, in attending a Douglas Brothers show, audiences can expect to laugh, but also sometimes cry or quietly sniffle and, in the very least, be surprised (in a nice way). They are veterans of folk festivals and concert stages, but are most at home in small intimate settings like house concerts and community halls where, as Wayne says, “we find that the snacks are often quite good.”
The Dylan Wiest Fellowhship
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Jazz quartet featuring made up of established Calgary musicians. Often featuring tap artist Kelly Steele.
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The Fig & The Flame
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesFolkRootsSoul
The Fig & The Flame are a folk duo whose cascading harmonies, gutsy guitars and vocals, and witty stage banter are signature. Natural story-tellers, the pair bring honesty & insight, as well as passion & energy to the stage. Their folky style is infused with hints of soul and the blues.
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The Fragments
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Indie RockPop
The Fragments perform an eclectic range of indie pop, including diversions into jazz and folk music, with lyrical tangles that will keep you scratching your head while you tap your feet. Their debut CD, which has been played by college radio stations across Canada, was praised by the Calgary Herald as being “an unabashedly odd and joyously weird, slightly askew pop record.” The Fragments have headlined at a number of bars across Calgary, including The Ironwood, Broken City, Wine-Oh’s, The Ship & Anchor Pub, and The Hub at Mount Royal University. They were also pleased to be a featured performer at a So Far Sounds: Calgary event. The fall of 2014 saw the release of their follow-up CD, which was reviewed by BeatRoute magazine: “most of the tracks on Stone Boat will creep their way into your daily humming routine at some point or another. These melodies beg to be hummed.” The Fragments recorded their third album, Night Gardening, on a vintage reel-to-reel machine, called the Stephens 821B. It was a record packed with delicious pop weirdness, tied together with the rich, warm sound of analog tape. Their latest CD, Erratics (released in April, 2017), finds intriguing and strange inspiration from the field of geology. Songs about mountain formations, early geologists, and glacial erratics give the album a focussed feel. But things are never quite what they seem with The Fragments: mountains complain about the horror of erosion, a geologist disco-dances with a shark, and the erratic might just be waking up from a blackout after a night of hard drinking.
The Frontiers
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
CountryRootsSoul
The Frontiers is the perfect mix of Roots and Rock genres. The group prides itself in adding soul and indie rock influences to their sound to create highly melodic and catchy music. Aggressive vocals, powerful tempos, progressive instrument riffs and arrangements; married with roots/folk rhythms and lyrics that tell a story – The Frontiers is a unique and enjoyable experience. Young and old audiences instantly enjoy and respect their sound.
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The Gentle Yeti
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterSinger/SongwriterFolk
The Gentle Yeti is an energetic and eccentric folk singer/songwriter. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, his aim in music is to write songs that comes from a personal place and, in doing so, make connections with people and cause the listener feel like they can relate. Music has helped him immensely in his life so he hopes that maybe, through these songs, you can experience a little bit of that as well. Through heartfelt, humorous, and vulnerable lyrics paired with a strong yet delicate voice that's brimming with emotion, The Gentle Yeti's hope is to put a smile on your face and lift your spirits up, wherever you're at in your life. ❤❤❤
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The Jingles
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterBluesRockFolkOther
The Jingles is Calgary's best, if not only, Christmas band. The Jingles perform original, traditional and re-interpreted holiday favourites in a variety of styles including folk, blues, rock, funk, pop and contemporary. Combining impressive musicianship and hammed up humor, The Jingles are pure entertainment that leaves you feeling warm, fuzzy and festive.
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The Orchard
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterCountryRootsOtherAmericana
We operate as a duo, trio, as well as full band. We play a blend of different genres, also including original and cover material. We’ve been a band for 6-7 years now.
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The Polyjesters
musicOriginal Music
Carstairs
Singer/SongwriterCountryJazzFolkRootsAmericana
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The Rocky Moon
musicOriginal Music
Ottawa On
Indie RockSinger/SongwriterFolk
Versatile Original and Cover artist!
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The Spitzee Post Band
musicOriginal Music
High River , Alberta
BluesFolkBluegrass
We are a "Newgrass" band much along the lines of, The Steeldrivers, The Seldom Scene, and Union Station.
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The Welcome
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
FolkAmericanaCeltic
We are available as 2 or 3 piece depending on the room. We play an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk and Americana,. Our songs cover a wide range. we mix some traditional reels and jigs into the set. And as it goes , there's always a story behind every song !!
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This Frontier Needs Heroes
musicOriginal Music
Nashville, TN
Singer/SongwriterCountryRockFolkRootsAmericana
This Frontier Needs Heroes have spent the past 5+ years playing shows all over the world. Logging thousands of miles in their car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought them on an epic journey around the world, playing clubs, houses, and festivals. Originally from Brooklyn, NY Brad is now based in Nashville, TN. They have performed at Folk Alliance International, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Clean Water Music Festival, Connection Festival, Daytrotter, Savannah Stopover, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Stetson Kennedy Foundation Literary Landmark Celebration, and the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest. This Frontier Needs Heroes have previously released four albums This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Future, Real Job, and Hooky. "We're warning you now: You might fall in love with someone in the room during this band's set. So genuine, so commanding, so deceptively simple is TFNH's music that, before you know it, something inside you has shifted - suddenly your staring into someone else's eyes from across the bar." -Folio Weekly "This Frontier Needs Heroes have nailed it with this album. Don’t miss them. An old fashioned Americana protest band. Perfect for Now!" -Americana UK "TFNH takes a tenacious yet tempered approach that occasionally recalls a slightly less combative Neil Young." -No Depression
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Thomas David Wolfe
musicOriginal Music
CALGARY
PopSinger/SongwriterFolkAmericana
"Thomas David Wolfe is a local singer songwriter with a smooth voice who plays some groovy acoustic folk and pop. He's performance primed--he currently does musical theatre full time were he sings and plays guitar live as dead rockstars-- he's also busked and played shows in Japan and Calgary for over a year. Occasionally he calls two friends in to accompany him on electric guitar and violin respectively."
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Three Finger Shot
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopRootsCeltic
Engaging and comedic approach to entertaining. A night of storytelling and music to warm the heart, lift the spirit and even questions society as a whole;) Belly laughs and music that takes us all back to simpler times when helmets and seat belts were optional and "natural selection" was the catchphrase of the day.
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Tiffany Jentsch
musicOriginal Music
Austin, TX
PopSinger/SongwriterFolk
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Timothy U, Alive and Lovin It
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopSinger/SongwriterFolk
Timothy, is a Calgary native, singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player. His lyrics speak of relationships, past and present love, the joys of nature, social issues, spirituality, dogs and crocodiles ( just one song about each of the last two). His music is primarily influenced by Folk, with a platter of Pop, a slice of Rock, a spatter of Jazz, a smatter of blues, and a pinch of country. Timothy is a story teller and likes his audience to come along for the ride. He is usually accompanied by an additional guitarist and bass player but is happy to do his thing solo if the opportunity comes along.
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Today's Special
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
BluesRockAlternativeDance
Calgary Cover band
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Todd Maduke
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Alt-CountrySinger/SongwriterFolk
Todd Maduke makes "very personal yet inclusive, sparse yet rich rustic roots" music. (Calgary Herald)
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Todd Stewart
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRootsAlt-Country
Todd sings right through your heart, his music makes you feel the story before you know the words of the song. An intimate ramble through the heart of the artist with an experienced stage presence.
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Tod Hughes Project
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterRootsAlt-Country
Guaranteed to put a smile on the audiences faces!
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Tom Savage
musicOriginal Music
Kingston
Singer/SongwriterBlues
A triple threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler.
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Tone Indbryn
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolkRoots
Tone Indbryn is a singer songwriter/poet originally from East Vancouver and has been working her craft for the past 20 years. Her music crosses many sub genres within folk music, a frank lyricist and individual. Tone is true to her songs and her craft never afraid to step out into the unknown she has dedicated her heart to song writing. She has used music to write her way through, Single parenthood, poverty, loss and life's ever turning tides transforming every situation around for herself with her talent. As a performer she has the capability to draw her audience in and uses her humour to connect to people celebrating the humanness in us all. She has performed in slams, fundraisers, radio, festivals as well as being a part of an award winning movie soundtrack "The Gutter Diaries". Recently: She has been working with a collective of artists called the Precious Bohemians doing house concerts, and local venue performances. She has two publications with The Poetry Institute of Canada and has written for BC Musician Magazine.
Toni Vere
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkAmericana
Toni Vere is a singer/songwriter currently based out of Calgary Alberta. Her prairie roots have a firm hold on her music and with 5 records under her belt a listener can surmise that she writes from her heart. Find her on twitter @ToniVere and her music on iTunes - Toni Vere
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Tony Fernandes
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
PopJazz
I am fundamentally a jazz fusion drummer. I have played for 39 years. And I taught for 7. Singing was incidental. Pragmatic. My facebook name is A.j. Fernandes. Feel free to send me a friend request to watch my videos. I just posted one video on youtube. Type Cry Me a River by Tony Fernandes, Calgary, AB. I am a one man show. I use back ground music to sing along with because I don't play any melodic instrument. I am really only interested in one and only one venue at this time - Gravity. As they say, baby steps.
Travis Matthews
musicOriginal Music
Edmonton
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryAlternativeFolkBluegrassOtherAmericana
Travis Matthews started playing music at 7 years old under the guidance of a very accomplished musical family. Now, at the age of 22, he is making his mark in the flourishing Edmonton music scene. His performances are delivered with grace and ease that are incomparable for his age – the signs of a true natural. Hosting open stages at The Dirtbag Cafe and possessing an eclectic catalogue of performance material, he is capable of playing a variety of venues from house concerts to festivals and beyond. His music has been likened to City and Color and Jack Johnson, while his voice to Ray Lamontagne, John Mayer, and Brett Dennen. Travis finds joy and inspiration in all genres of music, whether it’s old jazz classics, Walt Disney theme songs or something from the top 40.
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Tricia Edwards
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Jazz
Jazz piano, latin jazz piano, solo and combo
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Trish Lilly
musicCover Music
Calgary Ab
RockBluesCountry
I have playeded for many years professionally in a classic rock and roll band. Now I'm out there on my own playing all my old favourites from the 50's,60's and 70's. Hope they're also yours.
Tucker Harley Brown
musicOriginal Music
Okotoks
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Songs of wanderlust and love-soaked heartache
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Two Late To The Party
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterFolkBluegrassAmericana
Two Late to the Party are Adam Corkett and Alessandra Enns. This budding musical duo formed in the fall of 2017. Both Adam and Alessandra have a long singer/songwriter history, with influences ranging from indie-folk to bluegrass-country. As a pair, they have found a style that merges their past influences, creating an original sound that is simultaneously current and nostalgic. In 2018, Two Late to the Party released music videos for their songs “In Gold” and “Divine”. The duo have been busy performing in venues all across Calgary, including collaborating with local modern dance company Corps Bara. Live takes of Two Late to the Party’s music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. The band is excited to head into the studio to record their first album in May of 2018.
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Two Of A Kind
musicOriginal Music
White Rock. British Columbia
CountryDance
Wally and Michelle are a Duo, covering great Country duo’s such as George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Dolly Party and Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Glenn Campbell and Tanya Tucker and the list goes on. Two Of A Kind is a polished, professional act that know how to entertain a crowd. We also specialize in 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in addition to new Country such as Midland, Little Big Town, Shania Twain to name a few.
Ultimate Hipster
performancePerforming Arts
Vancouver BC
Theatre
Joanna attended the University of British Columbia where she studyed BFA acting program.
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Vagrant Souls
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
RockAlternativeSoul
The Vagrant Souls music is an intoxicating blend of alt-rock with notes of jazzy chords and funk rhythms, garnished with Beatle-esque harmonies. With the swagger of punk rock and the melodic sense of 50’s/60’s era songwriting The Vagrant Souls music somehow manages to sound both nostalgic and modern. Originating as a duo formed by childhood friends Brandon Luc and Jordan Clermont the two made a name for themselves, cutting their teeth in the Calgary music scene before deciding to fill out their sound with the talents of drummer Lane Schmidt and bassist Jake Anderson. With their lineup solidified The Vagrant Souls look to establish themselves as one of Calgary’s most invigorating and exciting live bands before recording their debut album.
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Vina
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterFolk
Vina's vocally-driven songs linger on melancholia, nostalgia, and a tinge of naive playfulness. With simple patterns played on electric guitar, spaces between sounds allow poetry to resonate and feelings to emerge, captivating and connecting with listeners who are looking for emotional music.
Viviane Cardinal Martin
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazz
Viviane Cardinal Martin
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Viviane Martin
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterBluesJazz
Viviane Martin has been performing for 40 years. She brings an exciting and unique sound to jazz standards and more off beat material. Whether singing with a duo, trio or combo her passion and joy come ringing through....
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Wanda Gronhovd
musicOriginal Music
Regina, Sask.
Singer/SongwriterFolkOther
Heartbreak. Sorrow. Loss. Fear. Uncertainty. Love. Hope. Jubilation. Triumph. Yes, Wanda Gronhovd masterfully deals with the full spectrum of human emotions in the songs she writes. Combining elements of folk, pop, and soul, she creates music that is sure to tap your feet and, as the kids say, get you right in the feels. If Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Sarah McLachlan morphed into one person you might just end up with Wanda Gronhovd. With a beautiful, powerful voice, soaring melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, her songs demand repeated listens. Wanda hails from Regina Sask and has been writing songs for many years and has been focusing more on her music in the last four. She is releasing her sophomore CD Shifting Sands this October 2017 and can't wait to share these songs with her fans. In concert she shares an intimate show telling stories along with her songs. She accompanies herself on guitar and keyboard with a smattering of accapella tunes as well. As one of her fans has expressed " It was lovely to hear you sing your story to us - straight from your heart to ours".
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Wendy Lomnes, jazz vocalist
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, AB
Jazz
Wendy is a jazz vocalist who likes to perform music from "The Great American Songbook", jazz standards from the 20s to the 50s, but also popular songs and show tunes stretching into the 70s. Her repertoire encompasses upbeat swing tunes, engaging latin rhythms and ballads in a low, smoky voice. Wendy often performs in a duo to quintet format but also as a vocalist with the Wednesday Night Big Band.
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West My Friend
musicOriginal Music
Victoria, BC
FolkRoots
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
When it’s winter
musicOriginal Music
Red Deer
R&BSinger/SongwriterJazzFolk
We are a small duo band that focuses on creating an intimate atmosphere between the audience and us while having fun and making a fun environment for the audience.
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Will Quan
musicOriginal Music
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Singer/SongwriterFolk
Will Quan is a Canadian singer/songwriter out of Calgary, Alberta. His mellow songwriting style is story telling straight from the heart. His folky finger picking style played on an acoustic guitar is accompanied with a smooth melodic vocal. Expect a stripped down intimate acoustic performance with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, a vocal and a harp.
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Winnie Brave
musicOriginal Music
Holden, AB
AmericanaFolkRoots
Winnie Brave is a foot stompin' Americana/Roots duo comprised of Amy and "one-man-band" Brad McIsaac.
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Wuhu
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Pop
Wuhu is an art pop project with songwriter Victor Wu and producer Michael Teh. Wuhu creates dreamy ballads over swirling layers of instrumentation. Their inspirations are diverse, including early 80s indie rock, early 90s shoegaze, and the piano music of Claude Debussy.
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Wyatt C. Louis
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
R&BSinger/SongwriterBluesJazzFolkRootsSoul
Singer/ songwriter Wyatt C. Louis' dark, rustic tales of love and home blend folk with soulful blues.
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Xander Nils
musicOriginal Music
Calgary Alberta
Singer/SongwriterBluesRockAlternativeFolk
I have been playing the guitar for 15 years and performing as a sing/songwriter for the past 3. My style incorporates blues, rock, pop and singer/songwriter with influences ranging from John Mayer, Billy Joel, Guns N' Roses and Led Zeppelin. Check out my music on https://soundcloud.com/xander-nils and other posts on https://www.instagram.com/xandernils/ and Xander Nils on Facebook.
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Yves and The Talent
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
Singer/SongwriterAlternativeFolk
Known for their catchy and edgy contribution to folk gmusic coupled with raw story telling, YVES AND THE TALENT draws influences from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Arcade Fire.
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ZENON
musicOriginal Music
Calgary
PopR&BSinger/SongwriterBluesSoul
ZENON is an independent R&B artist dedicated to music since 2001. Her goal is to bring confidence, colour and courage to women all over the world through empowering music. Currently studying at Berklee College of Music she is working towards a Bachelor of Music Degree concentrating in Songwriting. Previously performing amongst many different choir groups, ZENON brings passion and diverse fresh sounds in her music. Her love for language has allowed her to be fully fluent in English and French while currently working on her Spanish skills in Valencia, Spain. She is in the process of writing and producing a single and currently has her music released on SoundCloud.
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Zonnis
musicOriginal Music
Victoria, BC, Canada
Singer/SongwriterBluesCountryRockAlternativeFolkBluegrassRootsSoulAmericana
Zonnis is an acoustic duo singing original songs about the lives they lead and the times we live in. Upbeat, fun, and heartfelt, their music takes the audience on an interactive journey through many different styles, sometimes hilarious and at other times serious, but always awesome!