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Canada’s Own Man Mountain, K. Trevor Wilson, Has Gotten Some Strange Breaks: How He Got on Kimmel, and Oddball’s Main Stage


In an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between the New York and Toronto comedy communities, Comedy Records will present their first showcase at Carolines on Wednesday (October 25).
The lineup will feature New York based comedians Giulia Rozzi and Andy Fiori sharing the stage with Toronto’s K Trevor Wilson and Sterling Scott. Staying consistent with theme, the show will be hosted by Jay Wells L’Ecuyer and Eytan Millstone (Toronto sketch comics now based in New York).
New York’s comedy scene will be well represented with Rozzi and Fiori. Both are regulars on stages throughout the city and each of their albums were named as One of the Best Albums of 2016 by Sirius XM.
Toronto’s contribution will be equally strong. Sterling Scott recently finished second at Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition at JFL42 and his album Stay Together drops on Friday (October 27) He’s also recently signed a development deal with Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.
K Trevor Wilson has a resume that includes every major award and festival appearance in Canada. He’s one of the lead actors on the award-winning series Letterkenny and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battles as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The showcase at Carolines will be Wilson’s debut appearance in New York. Interrobang sat down with K Trevor to talk about his road to Broadway.
 
Interrobang: When did you begin performing standup?
K Trevor Wilson: I started in 2000 when I was in my first year of the Comedy Writing and Performance class at Humber College in Toronto. But I’d been acting professionally since I was 14. Technically I guess my first attempt was at a fourth grade talent show.
 
Interrobang: Have you performed in America before?
K Trevor Wilson: I’ve performed at clubs in Phoenix, Minnesota, Myrtle Beach, a couple shows in LA. I also hosted two shows at the Odd Ball Festival.  Odd Ball was interesting. Big Jay Oakerson was supposed to host the side stage featuring local comics in Toronto but because of a conflict with another show he couldn’t so they asked me. When I arrived I was told I was going to be performing on the main stage as well. So I went from thinking I was hosting a side stage to being told I’d be performing in an Amphitheatre on a lineup that included Brian Regan, Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Tracy Morgan and other heavy hitters. I did what you always do when you’re thrown into a situation you’re not ready for, I sucked it up and did it anyways. I went first, took the bullet and it was a great show.
A few days later they called me because there was a scheduling conflict with the New Jersey and Philadelphia shows so I was able to do those too. The American crowds didn’t know me but I was fine with that. Because unless you recognized me from Roast Battles or remembered me from my appearance on Darcy’s Wildlife you probably wouldn’t have seen me before. Those shows were a lot of fun.
Interrobang: How does a Toronto-based comic get a spot on Jimmy Kimmel?
K Trevor Wilson: Kimmel came about in a weird way. He was a judge at one of the Roast Battles I was on at Just For Laughs. After the show I was coming out of a stall after dropping a shameful dump. As I was washing my hands he came into the bathroom with Cousin Sal and started chatting me up while he’s at the urinal.
I didn’t want to have the conversation then and there because I had just done something I wanted to get away from. But I’m also not gonna miss the chance to have one on one time with Jimmy Kimmel. We had a good chat in the bathroom while he had his dick in his hand I was pretending that smell didn’t come from my butt. I guess despite that I made a good impression because the next day at a party one of his producers came up to me and said they wanted to book me on the show.
Interrobang: Kimmel seems like a nice guy?
K Trevor Wilson: Such a very nice guy. I can’t say enough nice things about him. So friendly and supportive and a legitimate fan of comedy. Doing his show was a game changer for me. Canada has this defeatist attitude. Most of our best talent leaves to work elsewhere. There’s sort of a feeling across the country that’s, if you’re so good, why are you still here? So American credits go a long way in this country. Doing Kimmel was the final stamp in my comedy passport. It meant a lot.
The Interrobang: Have you performed in New York before?
K Trevor Wilson: This is my first time performing in New York. I was supposed to do a show a couple of years ago but it got snowed out. They thought there was a giant blizzard coming so they shut down the whole city. No subways, no vehicles, they shut everything down. And it just turned out to be a very pleasant snow fall in New York. I went for a walk in Manhattan and only saw two other people. To be in one of the busiest cities in the world and see no one was nuts. It was like the end of the Devil’s Advocate. Really creepy. That was supposed to be my first show but it never happened.
But now I’m really excited to do my first show at Carolines. I get to perform on Broadway! I’m super excited. I remember growing up watching Caroline’s Comedy Hour on A&E. I’m very aware of that club’s history and reputation and I’m very excited to be performing there.
 
The Interrobang: What’s next for you?

K Trevor Wilson: After this we’re going back to work on the last block of season three of Letterkenny. We just announced a Letterkenny Live Tour that will be going across Canada in the new year. And next month (Nov 10) my album, Sorry! (A Canadian Album) is coming out.

The Comedy Records showcase happens tomorrow at Carolines on Broadway at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Carolines.com with the promo code NAFTA.

You can tune in and hear Andy Fiori and K Trevor Wilson today at 2pm when they stop by the Bennington Show on Sirius XM.

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FOLLOWING A SOLD OUT CANADIAN TOUR THE GLORIOUS SONS ANNOUNCE A HOMETOWN ROGERS K-ROCK CENTRE SHOW FEBRUARY 24
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20 November 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Off the heels of a completely sold out Canadian Tour, Juno-nominated alternative rock band, The Glorious Sons, announce their homecoming show at the Rogers
K-Rock Centre February 24, 2018. The band sold out all 19 dates of their cross-Canadian tour including four nights at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. This K-Rock ... more
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Hilltop Hoods North American Tour
Don`t miss Hilltop Hoods on their North American Tour.
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MATTHEW GOOD AND OUR LADY PEACE ANNOUNCE CROSS COUNTRY TOUR
Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have announced that they will be co-headling a 20 date Canadian tour next spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will be available through both artists` websites and fanclubs starting November 17th. The public on-sale starts November 24th. The dates with the two Canadian rock legends run from March 1, 2018 through March 31 and bring them from coast to coast, with shows lined up from St. John’s to Vancouver. more
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Just announced! The White Buffalo is coming to Canada this spring!
Just announced! The White Buffalo is coming to Canada this spring! Tickets go on-sale this Friday, November 17th at 10am local time. Get your tickets at http://www.thewhitebuffalo.com/tour more
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Busty And The Bass - Fall Tour Starts TODAY
Busty and the Bass` Fall Tour starts TODAY!!

15 Nov Babylon Ottawa, Canada
16 Nov The Ale House Kingston, Canada
17 Nov Rum Runners London, Canada
18 Nov Maxwell`s Kitchener, Canada
22 Nov Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada more
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CCMA AWARD WINNING CANADIAN COUNTRY ARTIST JASON BLAINE RELEASES NEW EP “BOY WITH A GUITAR” AVAILABLE NOW
FIRST RELEASE FOR BLAINE FOLLOWING SIGNING WITH PREMIERE CANADIAN INDIE LABEL WAX RECORDS

CCMA Award winning Canadian country artist Jason Blaine is pleased to announce the release of his latest EP “Boy With A Guitar” – available now. Recorded in Nashville and co-written by Blaine, “Boy With A Guitar” is the Pembroke, ON native’s 6-song debut release with premiere Canadian indie label Wax Records following his signing earlier this year. Lead single “Born To Love” recently becam... more
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JOHNNY REID ANNOUNCES REVIVAL 2018 NATIONAL TOUR
JOHNNY REID ANNOUNCES “REVIVAL” 2018 NATIONAL TOUR LIVE WITH HIS BIG BAND THE SOUL PROVIDERS & A SPECIAL
APPEARANCE BY GLASS TIGER more
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STATEMENT
Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At ... more
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Welcome Sum 41 to the TFA Family
Welcome Sum 41 to the TFA Family more
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GORD DOWNIE ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD INTRODUCE YERSELF
23-SONG DOUBLE ALBUM PRODUCED BY KEVIN DREW OUT OCTOBER 27 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

PREORDER OF INTRODUCE YERSELF BEGINS SEPTEMBER 29

“This is my solo record. Each song is about a person.” more
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THE JAMES BARKER BAND LAUNCHES “GAME ON TOUR”
Toronto, ON (September 25, 2017) – Fresh off of their recent gold certifications for “Chills” and “Lawn Chair Lazy,” the James Barker Band is excited to announce their national tour with CCMA Female Artist of the Year / CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Meghan Patrick and special guest Jojo Mason.
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NEW video by Mathew V "Tell Me Smooth"
Tell Me Smooth is out now! Watch it here: http://www.smarturl.it/TellMeSmoothMatV more
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HEDLEY ANNOUNCE CAGELESS TOUR 2018
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
SHAWN HOOK
NEON DREAMS

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29 at www.hedleyonline.com

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The Feldman Agency Appoints Don Simpson As Chief Operating Officer
TORONTO, ON - The Feldman Agency (TFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective September 18th. Simpson brings over 25 years of entertainment experience in senior management, operations, business development and strategic planning to the North American premiere talent agency. more
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Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Releases New Single “Forever Rebels"
The fourth single from Hicks` top selling album SHAKE THESE WALLS more
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The Tragically Hip Announce LONG TIME RUNNING
The new documentary film will have its World Premiere at TIFF before a Canadian theatrical release Sept. 14th more
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Dreaming of Canada with Carly Rae Jepsen
The most beautiful sound in the world to me is that of an orchestra tuning itself to the oboe’s taut A. The second most beautiful is Carly Rae Jepsen. For these two reasons, I flew to Canada for exactly twenty-eight hours over the weekend, to see Jepsen perform with the sixty-person Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in a sold-out performance for twenty-six hundred of the purest souls in pop fandom and, possibly, the world. “I’m so happy that it’s almost like I’m uncomfortable!” Jepsen gasped... more
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Midnight Oil & Matthew Good - The Great Circle 2017 Canadian Tour Announce
MIDNIGHT OIL ADDS FIVE CANADIAN DATES TO TRIUMPHANT SOLD OUT REUNION TOUR.
Matthew Good To Join Canadian Dates
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Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations!
Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations! Tune into MUCH on June 18th to see who brings it home! ?? more
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iHeartRadio Announces Packed Lineup for the First-Ever iHeartRadio WestFest, Descending on Calgary July 8
iHeartRadio WestFest lineup includes Fifth Harmony, Hedley, Iggy Azalea, Massari, Midland, Noah Cyrus, Ruth B, Scott Helman, and Virginia to Vegas –
– Pre-sale begins Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. MT, general on sale begins Tuesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. MT more
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ONE NIGHT ONLY - Carly Rae Jepsen with Live Orchestra
One night only! Three-time JUNO Award–winning and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes her must-see TSO début. more
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PRESS RELEASE: Veteran Music Agent Richard Mills announces his retirement from TFA
TORONTO, April 24, 2017, After 24 years at The Feldman Agency, our friend and colleague Richard Mills is headed on a different career path. more
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The Feldman Agency - CMW Day 4
CMW Saturday night is going to be one to remember with Youngblood at the Drake and Port Cities at the Rivoli. more
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The Feldman Agency -CMW Day 3
Don`t miss some of TFA`s finest tonight at CMW. more
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The Feldman Agency - CMW Day 2
Big day for TFA at CMW! Make sure to check out The New Electric, Courage My Love, The Blue Stones, The Veleveteins, Michelle Treacy, Port Cities, Bad Child and Featurette. more
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The Feldman Agency CMW Day 1
Come out an meet Tom Kemp, VP here at TFA and Agent to Artists like Classified, Ria Mae, Coleman Hell to name a few. He will be speaking at 12:40pm in the Osgoode Ballroom West. more
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Simple Plan is bringing their "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls" 15th Anniversary Tour to CANADA
Simple Plan is bringing their "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls" 15th Anniversary Tour to CANADA with friends Courage My Love and Selfish Things PLUS Not By Choice reunite for ONE show only in Toronto!
Tickets and VIP upgrades go on sale this Thursday at 10am local time at
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Welcome Backstage!
Hey there, and welcome!

We’re excited to announce the launch of TFA Backstage: your exclusive access to everything going on in the Live Entertainment and Events industry.

We’ll be publishing original content, posting realtime news and pulling from the social media feeds of our artists and other industry influencers.
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@Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN
Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Presented by SOCAN
Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN more
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The Feldman Agency clients nominated for 24 Juno awards
The JUNO Awards will be celebrating their 46th anniversary in Ottawa, Ontario this year! The Feldman Agency would like to offer our sincere congratulations to our 2017 Juno award nominated clients, who are nominated for a combined 24 awards! more
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CBC Music Names "Gord Downie Person of the Year"
Gord Downie did the seemingly impossible this year. And then he did it again. more
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The Rise of Nontraditional Event Venues
Would you consider hosting your next event in a parking lot? Or an airport hangar? If you think that sounds crazy, think again.

Traditional event venues remain the most popular choice for event professionals. But informal business culture and the growing demand for unique event experiences have paved the way for change. more
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Alessia Cara to Receive `Rule Breaker` Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016
Billboard is excited to announce today that singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will be honored at this year`s Women in Music event with the "Rule Breaker" award. Cara will receive the designation, which celebrates a boundary-pushing female music star whose approach defies the conventional, at the New York City gala on December 9, before the event airs December 12 on Lifetime. more
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Michael Bublé Returns To Stage At Vancouver Juno Awards
Vancouver superstar Michael Bublé will be hosting the 47th annual Juno Awards, which will broadcast live on CBC from the Rogers Arena in the singer`s hometown on Sunday, March 25.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in Canadian music,” said Bublé, a 12-time Juno winner. “To be able to host the Juno Awards in my hometown is both an honour and a privilege.”
Juno Week in Vancouver launches on March 19. The `09 events in the city reportedly resulted in an ec... more
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Youngblood is Keeping the Momentum Going
VANCOUVER – Alexis Youngblood bounces into the coffee shop an hour late, all apologies and smiles. The lead singer of Vancouver pop outfit, Youngblood, she has just returned home from her second European tour and immediately has plunged back into the recording studio for some pretty long days. “No rest in between, really,” she says. “My manager phoned and we were like in the next morning.” Even exhausted, she exudes energy and passion. When asked if her daily life is anything like her ... more
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SPOTLIGHT: The Reeperbahn Festival
One of the most popular international showcasing opportunities provided by Music BC  is The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Our latest spotlight will shine the light on the 2017 Festival, where 8 BC artists joined Alex Grigg and Lindsay MacPherson from Music BC for this journey overseas.
The 2017 Reeperbahn Festival took place from September 20th – 23rd and presented more than 800 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Since its debut in 2... more
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BNL`s Kevin Hearn Talks Fake Nudes And More
Released this past Friday, Fake Nudes is the 15th album from Barenaked Ladies. Their prolific output over a career now spanning 29 years has been matched by few Canadian bands.
In a recent chat with FYI, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn discussed touring, his increased songwriting role in the band, and his work outside BNL. more
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Revival Tour Attracts Strong Showing From Johnny Reid`s Tartan Army
Johnny Reid, a six-time Juno Award winner and 26-time CCMA award recipient, announced his Revival cross-Canada tour last week and early indications are the 44 announced shows are going to be sell-outs well in advance of his first pair of concerts at Sidney, BC’s Winspear Theatre on Feb. 226/27.
Tickets went on sale Friday, and early reports suggest shows in many cities including Nanaimo, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Corner Brook, and St. John’s either sold out immediately or sold most of the ... more
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Elise LeGrow takes liberties playing Chess
After playing Toronto rock `n roll bars and jazzy dinner crowds her debut album provokes with reimagined standards more
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Watch Charlotte Cardin perform a yearning live rendition of “Main Girl”
The French-Canadian singer’s love-stained hit sounds even sultrier when stripped down to the essentials.

Charlotte Cardin doesn`t shy away from love`s messier, stickier aspects - the problem areas in between desire and mutual respect are her favorite musical places to dwell. In a new live rendition of “Main Girl”, performed at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust arts center, the song’s conflicted intimacy feels even more vivid, as Charlotte’s three-piece band strips back the studio layers ... more
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Business Is Booming For TFA, Agency President Jeff Craib Explains!
The Feldman Agency is on a roll with the addition of Don Simpson as its newly installed COO and a business development plan that has produced record-breaking year-on-year income.

Put simply, it’s the hottest music talent agency in Canada by a country mile, and company president Jeff Craib wants me to know it is not good fortune that has brought this about but the result of a strategy put in place several years back.
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Don Simpson Named COO At TFA
The Feldman Agency (TFA) has announced the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.

The Canadian with over 25 years of entertainment experience in the entertainment and show industries was formerly affiliated with AEG Live and was previously EVP, Productions and Business Development for Madison Square Garden. more
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GORD BAMFORD FEATURING JIM CUDDY DELIVER “AIN’T IT GRAND” TO COUNTRY RADIO TODAY!
(Toronto, ON – September 20th, 2017) Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. recording artist Gord Bamford returns to the airwaves with “Ain’t It Grand” the second single from his upcoming full length album. The follow up single to the top 10 country radio summer smash “Livin’ on Summertime” sees Gord Bamford tagging Blue Rodeo’s charismatic frontman Jim Cuddy to duet on this catchy, fun and ultra-Canadian gem. Gord and Jim launched the single with a show stopping performance at the 2017 ... more
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Review: The Tragic Story Of The Tragically Hip
Title: Long Time Running
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier

Executive Producers: Scot McFadyen Sam Dunn Bernie Breen Patrick Sambrook Jeffrey Remedios Dave Harris Naveen Prasad Jeremy Smith

Producers: Scot McFadyen, Rachel McLean, Randy Lennox, Bell Media

Production Company: Banger Films

Starring Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Rob Baker and Johnny Fay

Currently playing in over 150 cinemas across Canada

Airing o... more
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Neon Dreams Imprint Links With Warner For New EP
Halifax trio Neon Dreams has partnered with Warner Music Canada for the release of its new EP Wolf, Princess & Me that comes out on the band`s imprint Dreaming Out Loud Records, on September 22.
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Meghan Patrick named Canadian country music`s female artist of the year at CCMAs
Ontario`s Meghan Patrick broke Jess Moskaluke`s three-year winning streak by taking home the 2017 Canadian Country Music Award for female artist of the year Sunday night. more
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How Tim Hicks` "Stronger Beer" Hopped Up His Career In 2017
It was the non-hit that wasn`t supposed to happen that put Tim Hicks in a league of his own. more
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The Weather Station: Thirty
Toronto folk-rock songstress Tamara Lindeman will release her self-titled new album (her fourth) on Oct. 6. more
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The Beaches Want to Be the Future of Rock `n` Roll
With a take it or leave it attitude, the Toronto group ready themselves for their debut, giving a sample on the new raucous single "Money." more
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BAD CHILD delivers a cinematic new visual for his standout cut “Pretty Girls”
BAD CHILD crash lands on our pages with an incredible video for his standout cut “Pretty Girls.” It’s an ultra-cinematic visual that brings the track to life beautifully, showing off BAD CHILD’s unique artistry and stellar set of skills as he lays down some knockout verses and a killer hook en route to an amazing track and video overall. Be sure to look out for more from him soon, as he’s without a doubt one of the most refreshing artists we’ve heard in recent months. Enjoy “Pretty Gir... more
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Five Questions With… The Philosopher Kings
It’s almost impossible to recall how barren the Canadian R&B landscape was in 1994 when The Philosopher Kings released their self-titled debut album. But that quickly changed as the heavily talented Toronto band quickly went gold at home and scored a U.S. hit with the album’s first single, “Charms.” more
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Jonathan Roy : l`élan d`un nouveau départ
(SHERBROOKE) En janvier dernier, Jonathan Roy proposait son album Mr Optimist Blues comme un nouveau départ dans sa carrière musicale. Six mois plus tard, le chanteur flotte sur un nuage. Après un début d`année chargé et plusieurs festivals au cours de l`été, il partira officiellement en tournée à l`automne.
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WATCH: Jesse Roper kicks off Canada Day celebrations in Langford
Metchosin’s own Jesse Roper rocked the stage this morning, kicking off Canada Day celebrations for the roughly 300 community members in attendance at Westshore Town Centre in Langford.
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Fun under the sun at the Tall Tree Festival
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Marshall makes most of main stage jazz fest show
Amanda Marshall hasn’t released album since 2001. She doesn’t have a Twitter account, a Facebook page or a website. But based on her performance Friday night at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the only reasonable explanation for her absence is that she’s been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years. She looks and sounds exactly the same. Her concert was a 1995 dream come true. And damn, did those songs hold up.

Accompanied by a seven-piece band, the Canadian singer-songwr... more
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CMAO Wins Boost Meghan Patrick`s Soaring Career
Meghan Patrick`s newfound status as the leading trophy-winner at Sunday`s Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards show is a serious career boost for the singer/songwriter from Bowmanville. She won in the Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year categories. more
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Brampton`s Alessia Cara adds charm to MMVAs
TORONTO — Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara offered a dash of charm to an otherwise predictable night of celebrity sightings at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer joined co-host Joe Jonas to set the Toronto event in motion, but everything that followed seemed especially scripted.

Even though the MMVAs built their reputation on crazy antics over flashy accolades, this year lacked any sort of iconic moments that would rival Lady Gaga’s ... more
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Meghan Patrick Takes The Crown At CMAO Awards
Meghan Patrick was the big winner at the 5th annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, held at Centennial Hall in London last night.
The singer from Bowmanville, ON, took home four trophies, Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year. more
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Headstones’ Hugh Dillon Has Seen Some Shit
The Canadian punk rock icon talks about overcoming his heroin addiction, finding a work ethic in acting, and how Toronto bands have a bad attitude. more
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Richard Mills Takes A Bow, But Expect An Encore!
Richard Mills signs off from The Feldman Agency this week after two-plus decades of travelling the world and doing what many peer agents might think the impossible, namely developing careers and generating income for a genre of artists that don’t often fit the mold of today`s hits.

But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Born in Trinidad, and raised in the prairies, Mills is a formidable figure in person. One might guess him as an IT executive, or perhaps a linebacker... more
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Classified, Ria Mae, Lennie Gallant Big Winners At ECMAs
Held over four days this year, The East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) in Saint John, NB, closed out yesterday with the Music Industry Awards reception at Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John. more
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Nominees announced for 2017 CMAO Awards hosted in London
The Country Music Association of Ontario has announced the nominees for the fifth annual CMAO Awards, to be held in London in June.

The awards recognize talents and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, with Meghan Patrick leading the pack this year with seven nods. James Barker Band, River Town Saints, Jessica Mitchell, Cold Creek County, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks, and The Abrams each have multiple nominations. more
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10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: April 2017
Delta Rae

Sounds Like: Harmony-drenched Southern pop-rock with slick production and giant hooks

For Fans of: Little Big Town, the Lumineers, Grace Potter

Why You Should Pay Attention: Durham, North Carolina six-piece Delta Rae have been regional favorites for years, drawing enthusiastic crowds at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Now the band is signed to the Valory Music Co. (under Big Machine Label Group), having just released a four-song EP titled ... more
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Fake Shark Brings New Single "Heart 2 Heart" to Life in Colorful Video Premiere
Fake Shark unveiled its latest single "Heart 2 Heart" on March 24, a groovy electronic indie-pop track that`s almost irresistible to dance to. The groovy song now has a video to bring it to life, premiering on Billboard today (April 11).

The visual sees the band (frontman Kevvy Mental, guitarist Louis Wu and bassist Tony Dallas) playing their new tune against a bright pink backdrop -- similar to the neon hue of Kevvy`s hair -- that changes colors throughout the video. On top o... more
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Johnny to Perform at the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with commemorative ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Veterans Affairs Canada will lead these commemorations, with support from various partners, including the Department of National Defense, Global Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others. Some people of note who are expected to be in attendance will include the C... more
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CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Midnight Oil Frontman Peter Garrett .
Legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil has reformed for its first global tour in more than 20 years after frontman Peter Garrett left his music career for politics and a good decade in the Labor Party as a cabinet minister. The man who sang fiercely about protecting the environment, Aboriginal rights, anti-jingoism and more — and served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation for 10 years combined — infiltrated the policy makers and became one of them. more
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How Working in a Record Store Saved Nelly Furtado`s Career
Where has the Canadian singer-songwriter been the last five years? Stocking music-shop shelves and rebooting herself. But now she`s back—with her sixth album, The Ride. more
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Bryan Adams will perform first concert at new Mosaic Stadium
Canadian rock superstar Bryan Adams will break in Regina`s new Mosaic Stadium at a special concert in May.

Alt-rockers Our Lady Peace and country music star Johnny Reid will join Adams at the inaugural concert.

"Bryan Adams has played some of the biggest and best stadiums in the world," said Mayor Michael Fougere in a news release.

"We are thrilled that he will give us an amazing show and play a big role in helping us tune up our concert stage before we officially ... more
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Junos honour music vets as Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen pick up top prizes
Gord Downie was not in Ottawa for the Juno Awards Sunday evening but his music was the talk of the show.

That`s because Downie took home two of the night`s seven prizes: songwriter of the year for his solo Secret Path project along with group of the year for fronting the Tragically Hip.

Downie did appear over video however, thanking the crowd for embracing Secret Path and "recognizing our friends who were here before us." more
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2017 Juno Awards` Red Carpet Was Filled With Canadian Pride
The 2017 Juno Awards red carpet was not only packed with Canadian talent, but Canadian pride.

Russell Peters, Shawn Mendes, Sarah McLachlan and A Tribe Called Red were just a few of the homegrown talents that graced the awards` show this year. While none wore Canadian tuxedos (to our disappointment), many did take the opportunity to pose with Mounties who were on hand for the occasion. more
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From Feist to the Tragically Hip: a look at the best moments from the 2017 Junos
The Juno Awards were handed out last night in Ottawa. Two of the night`s biggest winners were the Tragically Hip and its lead singer Gord Downie, who won for his solo project Secret Path, as well as the late Leonard Cohen. The latter also received a beautiful tribute performance by singer-songwriter Feist.

If you didn`t get a chance to watch the big ceremony, we will fill you in on everything that happened on today`s show.

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The JunoFest schedule is out, and it’s massive.
The artists are booked and JunoFest is about to go off. More than 100 acts will be blowing up the Ottawa-Gatineau area over the weekend leading up to the Juno’s, including these incredible acts represented by The Feldman Agency.
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Zedd discusses `Stay` Collaborator Alessia Cara`s `Incredible Vocal Ability` and ACLU benefit show
With the help of vocal powerhouse (and Feldman Agency client) Alessia Cara, hit-producer Zedd is back climbing the charts with his new single “Stay”. And now he’s taking things beyond the studio and organizing an ACLU benefit event at the Staples Centre that’s a virtual who’s who of EDM. Zedd sits down with Billboard to discuss details of the ACLU benefit event and his creative collaboration process with Alessia. more
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Discover New Twitter Features Just for Event Organizers
“Through Twitter event targeting, brands can effectively reach these consumers who are not only clicking into content but actively listening.” — Twitter more
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K.I.D: Voices For a Generation of Self-Medicated Suburban Misfits
There are tons of contemporary indie-pop duos, but few are as dynamic as K.I.D. The Canadian electro group, comprised of songwriter Bobby Lo and vocalist Kara Lane, has yet to release a debut album, but their two EPs, K.I.D (2015) and Poster Child (2017), have set them up to become voices for a generation of sexually frustrated and self-medicated suburban misfits. more