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Rikashay is a constantly evolving indie rock outfit from Markham, Ontario. A fusion of relentless experimentation and old-time pop motives has long shaped Rikashay’s sound and can be heard throughout their extensive discography since their inception in 2015. The band has taken their jovial and striking sound to countless audiences at prestigious Toronto venues like [...]



Revcall is a LOUD and LIVE, All Original, Rock and Roll Train! This “Loco”motive creates a connection with audiences through catchy hooks, contagious lyrics and highly energized stage presence. The sound has been described as “Hard Rock with a southern edge”, to the band it’s simply Good old Rock n Roll! Keep an eye and [...]


M.T. Walker

M.T. Walker is a highly acclaimed Canadian recording artist based in Aurora, Ontario. Formerly the front man for Toronto-based “Turn Off The Stars” (EMI), Walker is now taking the stage once again, this time to debut his solo work, which is rapidly gaining recognition among fans His sound has been described as a cross between [...]

M.T. Walker2023-06-12T10:17:51-04:00

Jim Dan Dee

Songs of struggle, loneliness, love and lust. Yet it is far from a typical Blues band. A heavy dose of Motown and just enough gritty Rock & Roll is there to keep the listener’s heart pumping. On stage Jim’s intensity is like a man possessed, his soulful baritone voice juxtaposed against cutting vintage guitar tones. [...]

Jim Dan Dee2023-06-12T10:08:43-04:00

Glenn Marais & The MOJO

The Glenn Marais band put on an amazing show with precision instrumentation, tight vocal harmonies and amazing groove based rockin’, blues, reggae and funk improvisation. When the band gets cooking, they call it catching a ride on the mojo train and audiences love the improvisation and spontaneity of their shows. The band features Glenn Marais [...]

Glenn Marais & The MOJO2023-06-12T09:58:01-04:00

Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta displays a remarkable aptitude for storytelling through lyrics which is characterized by a combination of vulnerability, authenticity, and personal experience. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Francesca has been playing guitar, piano and composing music since her youth. Subsequently, she has achieved acclaim as an award-winning artist, performing large stages at various music festivals, amusement [...]

Francesca Panetta2023-06-12T10:00:38-04:00

Black Creek Reign

Toronto based Reggae/Funk band Black Creek Reign has been active on the Toronto circuit for around 6 years now, getting their start at NXNE 2016. Since then, they’ve been racking up local accolades and playing notable venues such as the famed Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace, and The Painted Lady. Whether it was winning a battle [...]

Black Creek Reign2023-06-11T22:04:03-04:00

⟊⎍⌇⏁⟟⋏ (AKA Justin Dillon)

Inspired by the abyss of coincidence, ⟊⎍⌇⏁⟟⋏ (AKA: Justin Dillon) utilized his time during the pandemic to obtain and study the handpan. With mass knowledge of rhythm as a drummer, ⟊⎍⌇⏁⟟⋏ creates melodic and syncopated patterns on the handpan to captivate his audience into a meditative state.    

⟊⎍⌇⏁⟟⋏ (AKA Justin Dillon)2023-06-11T22:01:17-04:00

Bernadette Connors

Bernadette’s style is truly authentic and pays no attention to what conformities the industry demands. She had developed a dynamic and expressive vocal range, earnest and emotional lyrics, and playful interpretation of song-craft. Her full length album Monarch  was produced by Canada's own John-Angus MacDonald (Guitarist for The Trews) recorded during the pandemic. It touches on [...]

Bernadette Connors2023-06-11T22:10:57-04:00

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Pan Fantasy Steelband operates under the guidance of the North York Inter-Community Youth Group (NYICYG). We were formed more that 36 years ago by a group of community minded volunteers. Our Connection to the Jane-Finch Community: In 1986 a group of young people wanted to provide an opportunity for youth in the Jane-Finch community, in [...]

Pan Fantasy Steelband2023-06-11T12:49:45-04:00
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