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It’s a rare and fine thing when a new voice arrives, fully-realized, on the music scene. From the first note of Aaron Cadwaladr’s folk-roots infused debut releaseWade Through the Dark, it’s evident that this
Angel Down was formed originally in 2007 with current drummer LT playing the bass.  They went through a few drummers and the band eventually went on hiatus.  Guitar players Joel and Gordie continued to play acoustic shows and write
You don’t always know where the road will take you. This is certainly true of Ben Sigston. An ex-Canadian National Team cyclist, Ben turned to music after a university athletic scholarship went awry. Growing up in North Vancouver,
Between Takes is a four piece rock band ( Mark Pocock vocals and guitar, Andrew Laing lead guitar, Roddy MacIsaac Bass, and Brayden Clark on drums) whose inspiration comes from bands such as Breaking Benjamin, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, Our Lady Peace,
  The love child of two private school teenagers, Bif was born in New Delhi, India in 1971. She was adopted by American missionaries who moved her to Minneapolis, and Lexington, Kentucky, ultimately winding up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.   It was
Life tends to give us what we want…but never how we expect it. Witness phenomenal Vancouver, B.C. singer/songwriter Billy The Kid. Culled from the same passionate ambrosia that spawned musical greats such as Bob Dylan, Bruce
Bodhi Jones spent his early years with his mother and sister on Saltspring Island. He aectionately refers to it as a "1980's hippie paradise” and says spending his childhood there was an "amazingly magical experience".
They are Bullets Over Beauty, a name with many meanings; yet there is one that rules them all, the need to penetrate ears by impaling them with their unique brand of Rock. They will punish with malicious musical persistence but
Ferocity, passion, melody, beauty, grit – all delivered by the hands and feet of 2 people. Two people on a mission to destroy musical barriers, preconceptions and all that is mundane. Not metal enough to be metal and too metal to
Carly Rae Jepsen knew she was pushing her luck as Canadian Idol 2007 rolled on - choosing songs that were a nightmare in terms of clearance, like Rickie Lee Jones’ “Chuck E’s In Love”, and then
Rising from the suburbs of Vancouver comes Centrefold, a hard-hitting rock act ready to take on anything that comes their way. Hot off the floor of Ear Art music studios, working with the immensely talented producer Tim Neuhaus, Centrefold is
          "Chaplyn gives an explosive performance, the female front of the band shows real showmanship. I have never seen someone move so deftly between cables. The songs are fast paced, funky and soulful. An indie
Bio: Cindy Lou Potter is making a big name for herself. Starting at a young age playing piano and competing in local singing and choir competitions, Cindy has been involved with the entertainment and music industry her entire life. Her
Clash At The Carnival is an intense West coast indie rock band that sound like a mix of Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie, Alice In Chains, and Metric with some keytar synth thrown in to provide a little
“I’m opening doors for you –walk through them.”  From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers those words
Cruel Young Heart, hailing from Vancouver, BC was officially formed in February 2010, and has recently come out of the legendary Mushroom Studio with their self titled EP. This project is written and produced by singer James Blackmon, engineered and produced
In the winter of 2008, for two night’s running, Daniel Wesley mounted the stage before a sold out crowd at Vancouver’s 1000 capacity Commodore Ballroom. The venerable concert hall has seen its share of local artists, but Wesley&
Data Romance exist to serve your ears and eyes.  -We are Ajay and Amy.  -We used to be called Names.  -Now we're called Data Romance.  -We're from Vancouver. -We formed in 2009. -We love you for coming
After several Years of touring in rock bands, Debra took a break from the music industry and eventually, re-emerged as a solo Artist around the year 2000. She played many open mics and went on to perform many local shows, fundraiser's
Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold with the release of its new genre-busting album, Planet Electric, on May 4th. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound across the
Destineak formed in 2004, after falling in love at a gig. Admittedly, Bobby and Christina moved a little fast. Within moments they had kissed. After only an hour they witnessed one another shred on stage. By the end of the night
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Diamond Dancer is comprised of long-time friends and lovers who have traded in their dysfunctional hardcore punk rock past for twinkly guitar hooks and heartfelt vocals.    The band encapsulates a throwback indie, '90
DIRTY AUDIO MACHINE Sex, Controversy, Alcoholic Fueled Porno Rock… Dirty Audio Machine has all bases covered, Oh less we forget, a Female singer at the helm!! Take all that we know about our Stereotypical male, self indulged Rock Bands,
“Rock needs to re-invent itself and be more experimental. We’re trying to push boundaries and use all the technology we have to make great records, while still staying traditional enough to be a rock band.” Trevor
Eliza Smith is becoming one of the hottest hip-hop and R&B phenomena on the west coast and will no doubt be taking Canada by storm very soon. This 21-year-old, who grew up off the coast of B.C.
Fanaticus is a rock band from BC’s Fraser Valley who has been incredibly busy in 2011. With the release of their self-titled EP the band went on to play a solid string of almost 40 dates just short within their
5440 are one of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape. With more than 2 decades of performing and recording behind them, the band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs. Lead by chief songwriter Neil
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is our name (but for all you ladies...we love brunettes too) and we're a four piece hard rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. We're just a bunch of regular dudes who love rocking music that will
Today's music fan is a conundrum.   While they want instant gratification, they also expect lasting results. Yet with the diminishing returns so many flavour-of-the-month bands provide, most music has bred a lack of faith on the listener's part. The
“Exactly what do you mean by ‘guts’?”  “I mean, grace under pressure.”    Grace Under Pressure is a love affair between the raw energy of 80s rock and the clean sound of
It happens once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky. You stumble across a new artist – on MySpace, in a club, on the radio – and fall so quickly and madly in love, you want to stand
Hilary Grist is part cabaret torch singer, part thoughtful folk songwriter and part classical pianist. Drawing on her many influences she pens warm and playful folk-pop songs, her heart firmly planted on her sleeve...     
Dustin Hawthorne and Steve Bays had been in many different bands together since 1995 and met Hawley in 1998. In 1999, Hawley bought a Juno 6 keyboard  and asked Bays to try playing it, as no one else knew how. Hawley took over
International Songwriting Competition winning hip hop group Indelible’s album Our Present Future is a must-have for those who love infectious beats and provocative rhymes. The Vancouver duo, made up of brothers J Thorn (vocals, keys, programming, production) and
 Over the last eight years, North Vancouver’s Innertwyne has gone through seemingly endless changes, which may explain why it’s incredibly difficult to categorize or label the band’s sound with any meaningful accuracy. Formed
In the Fall of 2006, Berk MacDonald (drummer), and Brett Nussbaum (bassist) decided to create an intense, groove oriented, hard hitting, modern rock band. It was immediately clear, Daryl Davidson,was the perfect guitarist to complete this enigmatic creation.............. A year
 Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/inventdinosaur     Inventing the Dinosaur is a garage rock band hailing from Vancouver, B.C. The three piece delivers a unique spin on soft / loud explosive sounds and puts new
It’s a hard slog to be a singer songwriter in this country, and harder still to be successful at it. Add to that an artist that favors unusual instrumentation like the mandolin and ukulele and prefers to tour
Jet Black   Hi ! I'm Jet Black and I come from the wonderful city of Vancouver. I am an indie pop musician and I have been recording and preforming for over a year now. Music means everything to me. It
Jet Black Stare's first debut album "In This Life" with Island/Def Jam featured the single “Ready to Roll” which peaked at 27 on Billboards Active Rock Charts and 3 on their heatseeking charts for bands to ’
    Inspired by artists such as Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Joe Turner has traveled back to his roots with his latest album titled Seven Songs of Sorrow. An album about loss, moving
In a very short time Karen-Lee Batten has gone from local BC talent to national notoriety, from her career break through on Canadian Idol to the release of her first CMT Independent Canadian video for “Hearts on The Run&
Canada’s latest edgy pop sensation, Kristen Karma, is bustin’ out into the pop/rock music scene with a vengeance. Utilizing simple, yet focused melodies combined with driving beats, she’s created a lush sonic sound that&
If rock ‘n’ roll was a fable, it would be Hansel And Gretel. For the past decade, the world’s most popular musical genre hasn’t been able to find the path of breadcrumbs it laid
The classic definition of the term MC is one that has the ability to grip a mic and control the crowd, and Kyprios has more than earned this title. He is a commanding presence on stage - able to hold
 LIFTOFF  Vancouver, Canada.    Liftoff’s stadium sound, leaves fans wanting more with memorable songs from a first listen.  Having just shot their video for their leadoff single “The Best”, Liftoff has taken
  Voted Best Local Band in the Westender’s 2011 Best of the City issue   99.3 The Fox Seeds Winners, 2011   “Louder Than Love is one of the most-acclaimed bands on the local indie scene, drawing praise all around,
Luke Guthrie's music is influenced by his experiences growing up as a rural kid and learning about his roots. A potent blend of independent rural music tinged with electricity provides the backdrop for Luke's lyrical wanderings. Guthrie's songs are filled
It takes some real cojones to include the word 'Masterpiece' in your album title, but Josh Ramsay isn't too worried. "I suppose I could be digging myself into a hole calling the record Masterpiece Theatre," he chuckles, "
Let’s clear something up. Technically Mat is not an Alien. He grew up not too far from Manchester (u.k.) and moved to Canada in the mid 90’s to follow his snowboarding addiction which he stumbled upon
Consistent, honest and forthright about everything from life to music, Matthew Good is one of few Canadian musicians that requires no introduction. In 2007, that candidness revealed itself as Hospital Music, an album dedicated to the ordeal Good was thrust into
Melodic Blue was formed in March of 2008, when Lead Singer Jamie Nicholson and Bassist Steve McCarthy were presented with the opportunity to write a few tracks for an independent film. The duo jumped at the opportunity and began writing and
Vancouver Canada’s Mother Mother are generating much recognition with their original approach to modern pop/rock music; a beautifully bent portrait of vocal harmony, clever, offbeat lyricism, and dynamic instrumentation. Their sound is best encapsulated on their sophomore
"Her debut EP 'Wait And See What Happens', is a combination of catchy retro-pop and soulful ballads that burst with emotion... She has a voice that is just as comfortable roaring like an alt-rock lioness as it does purring
Nat Jay took her first steps in her parents’ music school and continues to land on her feet in the world of music today. Her songs have been placed on networks around the world, including ABC, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBC,
Ninjaspy arose with the dawn of the year of six, embodied by the Triad in Blood: Vocalist/Guitarist Joel Parent, Drummer Adam Parent and Bassist Tim Parent. Rising above the mire of their faceless six year muse, they have focused
Omega Crom features progressive power metal, and elements of aggressive death and thrash. Diverse vocals range from screeching falsettos, Mid Range to hardcore death vocals. Shredding solos, anthemic harmonies, and crushing rhythm guitar range from old school speed thrash to 18
In the Summer of 2010 we began jamming in our haven. The Barn; Located at 79th Avenue and Glover Road in rural Langley, was where we met for the first time as a band. Since then we have been working hard
  About Prairie Dance Club Prairie Dance Club is a blend of alternative rock Canadiana with heavy sonic undertones. Since their formation in the fall of 2007 they have landed gigs with established and up and coming Canadian artists such as
Redbird is the new musical project of singer-songwriter Savannah Leigh Wellman. After leading the local indie-pop group The Savannah Leigh Band for several years, life began to lead the musical partners and friends in new directions, leaving the front woman
Rock, Reggae, Pop and Ska... Redeye Empire blends the best elements of the Chili Peppers, 311, Zepplin and Sublime. Killer musicians with a wicked vibe. Keep an eye out for Redeye as they embark on their next major tour in support
Root System is a tri-nations band consisting of members from Canada, Australia, and Hawaii. Singer /Song writer Chris Mapstone (Canada) has been playing the guitar and writing lyrics for 11 years. As a world traveller Chris’s songs have been
After recording there debut album, Always.Never, Vancouver based six-man pulsating music machine known as SAVENONE, is ready to take on the world one city at a time. They are like nuclear power, built around a nucleus of hard bass
      At  22, Sheena Marie can twiddle her life down to two things: her love of music and her love of people.  Performing since her highschool days, Sheena Marie began writing songs at 14 and it was only
SHORT BIO : The SOME x 6 Band was officially born during the summer of 2002 at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver BC. Brad Curtis, Murray Mclaughlan, and Sandy Stewart, had just finished playing a Senior Men's Baseball game at the historic Nat Bailey
In 1983 Geoffrey Kelly, John Mann and J. Knutson began a group they called "Evesdropper". The trio played neighbourhood pubs for very small amounts of money. Oft-times they'd be shunted-off into a corner to suffer and sweat through
  “Turn up the Marshall Stacks and Never Turn Your Back on Rock & Roll”- not only the lyrics to Stampede Queen’s hugely successful and best known anthem, it loudly and proudly declares who
I'm a Canadian singer, songwriter, producer and performer   I play guitar, piano and the nose flute.   I reside in Vancouver, BC and would like to conquer the world.   Teenager, small town, broken family, mixed heritage, creative, sing,
    “This gifted Victoria native has been on the bubble for a few years now; in the eyes of many, it's only a matter of time until she breaks.” Mike Devlin, Times Colonist, Victoria - June 7, 2011  
Téa is a Vancouver based singer/ pianist/ songwriter who fuses elements of R&B, Soul, and Pop music into her own brand of “City Soul”. Drawing inspiration from diverse artists like Sade, Amy Winehouse, and
Since releasing her debut CD, "At My Table" in July of '06, T. Nile has toured her "unique and heartfelt sonic textures" through Canada, The USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Holland, and Belgium to packed houses and
Born in Calgary, Tegan and Sara began their musical path in 1995 and at the age of 26 have released 6 albums. Tegan currently resides in Vancouver, BC and Sara resides in Montreal, QC. Tegan and Sara released their sixth studio album Sainthood
  Canada's Freddie Mojallal, better known under the moniker The Autumn Portrait, is making waves all across the nation. Known for packing venues from Victoria to Halifax and back, TAP is just getting started.   The Autumn Portrait has recently
Hidden within the quaint houses of Steveston, British Columbia, The Chase have been brewing a new brand of loud, potent rock & roll. Only recently has the band emerged from the suburbs to show off their super-sonic force within the
We formed in 2006 as Tork for one show only. Wrote four songs in 6 weeks. Played the show. Scratched that itch. The End. (So we thought) Everyone was in other bands or projects at the time, but we kept coming back
An instrumental outfit based out of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, The Faze Project consists of a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer, a shitload of electronics, and as much groove and musicality as we can muster. 
After moving back home to the Fraser Valley from Calgary, and having already previously released a solo acoustic/folk EP, Social Juggernaut, singer/songwriter Jason Sylvester wanted to expand his musical endeavours, and began searching for other likeminded musicians to
The culmination of years of musical dedication and experience has manifested itself into the soulful, feel good sound of The Midnight Hours. Catchy melodies and sticky rhythms poured into great song writing has inspired a unique blend of Blues, Rock,
|The|Niche| are a Canadian Sonic Rock band formed in the Fall of 2010 and founded by (former members of Kick the Ashes) vocalist/songwriter Gabriel Savage, guitarist Ryley Kirkpatrick, and drummer Mario Beer.  The band started out as just
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REAL MCKENZIES Paul McKenzie claims he had a epiphany when he was subjected to an Andy Stewart record which was playing in one room, and intertwining with the vulgarity of a Sex Pistols album emerging
Blending straight up rock 'n roll with a hint of blues, a catchy beat, and their own modern twist, The Shrugs have created music that people of all generations and musical taste can appreciate and enjoy. Having been together for
The Veer Union are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore CD “Divide the Blackened Sky” this spring. Which was all self produced, written and recorded by the band themselves. The Veer Union made their mark in 2009 with
In the relative isolation of northern BC small town life, Theresa Pasaluko has spent many hours in solitude, singing, playing guitar and writing songs that reflect on life and its various casualties, complications and accomplishments. Stirring up an audience of
TRAIL OF ASH   When all you do is burn, you leave such a putrid trail of ash....   The words ring true with compositions defying depression and enlightenment, seizing the emotions you always want to express while holding fear
Canadian singer-songwriter Winston doesn’t take any shortcuts with his debut solo album, Limited. Recording the six-song EP on vintage analogue gear, Winston self-produced the new album without using any digital devices -- no computers, no Pro Tools, not
The first beginnings of the Vancouver band known as Winter of Freedom began back in the summer of 2007. Jay Craig, also nik named by his friends as Jay Moon, created Winter of Freedom with the intention of combining music and
Armed with a collection of songs written in the back of the van, in venue parking lots and an icebox of a rehearsal space, Yukon Blonde went into the studio in the summer of 2009 to record their first album- which