Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Roads to Rivers is the second release from indie pop-rockers Simcoe. The new EP sees the band continuing down the road of moody and melodic songwriting that they began on their eponymous 2015 release. From the five-piece band that put out their debut EP, the line up has been streamlined to Bobby Houston on vocals and […]

  Anya Wassenberg

It being the 150th birthday of the province of Ontario, it seemed only right that the OMDC – Ontario Music Development Corporation – put on a splashy reception for JUNO nominees based in the province. The dignitaries came out and speeches were made while the wine flowed and sliders and those mini quiches circulated while […]

  Anya Wassenberg

You could say that Canadian blues guitarist, singer and composer Steve Strongman is mid-career. “This is my sixth release. I’m certainly not a beginner,” he chuckles. His latest- “No Time Like Now”- is available March 10th. Steve’s fourth release, 2012’s release “A Natural Fact” proved to be his breakout hit, garnering a 2013 JUNO Award […]

  Anya Wassenberg

“Wait”, the soon to be released single from BC native Cassandra Maze, meshes clever lyrics and Cassandra’s brassy, sultry edged voice with a layered arrangement that begins with a cool retro guitar groove. It’s not necessarily an intentional inclusion. “I have a lot of older musical influences, and I think they make their way into […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Shae Dupuy is aiming to take on the country music scene with a view to climbing to the top, and she’s got what it takes to get there — a great voice, fresh songwriting skills, and Instagram-friendly looks don’t hurt her case either. She’s about to drop Brave, an EP, after a year or so […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Release Date: June 12 2015 Upcoming Show: Smiling Buddha, July 3 Buy the EP & Name Your Price Simcoe is the eponymous first EP release from the Toronto-based indie music makers Simcoe, made up of Bobby Houston, Mike Barford, Jake Gehlen, Julian Hoyle and our own Mike Strizic. It’s a three-song taste of dreamy, atmospheric pop […]

  Anya Wassenberg

CMW Performances: May 6 at The Hideout  May 8 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre Sal Costa and The Smashing Satellites are at CMW promoting the new single off the upcoming full-length release that’s due to come out this summer. The single, What It’s All About (Aluzion Records) offers an uplifting message in anthemic, electro-rock style. It’s […]

  Anya Wassenberg

CMW Performances: May 1 with Daniel Lanois at The Horseshoe Tavern May 7 with Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at The Virgin Mod Club Set to take the stage at CMW, the Luke Austin Band is in the midst of promoting a single from their upcoming EP. The track – called Long Road Home and […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Upcoming concerts: Performing from their 2013 CD Symphony! at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre (Nov 28) and Flato Markham Theatre (Nov 29), accompanied by the Ontario Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Marco Parisotto. December 4, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall as Part of the Sultans and Divas concert featuring mezzo-soprano and CBC radio host Julie Nesrallah; soprano Miriam Khalil; […]

  Anya Wassenberg

In the middle of film-fest-mad Toronto, the Canadian Music Café is a chic oasis at the Jazz Bistro on Victoria Street. Amidst twinkling ruby crystal chandeliers, red velvet curtains and even red trim on the Steinway, Canadian talent was there to sing for industry types in what comes as the perfect break from the street […]

  Anya Wassenberg

April 2014 with Mounties Band and James Younger Vancouver’s The Zolas have built a cult-like following across Canada that’s grown over two CD releases, the most recent of which – Ancient Mars (2012) – was produced by Chuck Brody (Wu-Tang Clan). They’ve been on the road in support of it ever since, including a trip […]

  Mike Strizic

Old Man Luedecke Feb 18, Hugh’s Room “Who feels like a little call-and-response?” calls Chris Luedecke, AKA Old Man Luedecke, of Halifax. There is a halfhearted smattering of applause. “That’s ok,” he deadpans, “if I was holding out for a majority I would have given-up a long time ago. Banjo! The most universally hated of […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Video Released March 6, 2014 Website: bmbshl.com Twitter: @BMB_SHL I find I’m liking the latest video/single from Edmonton-based BMSHL. BMSHL is songwriter and producer Brenna MacQuarrie and the video was shot on the beach and in the tropical scenery of Cuba with Brenda as the main feature in a series of natural settings. From a media […]