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 [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hailing from the passionate realm of education, ‘No Class’ is comprised of a group of talented individuals, primarily educators, that bring their collective experience and love for music to electrify audiences with their enthusiastic and fun performances. Throughout the past 15+ years, No Class has left a mark on numerous events and venues as they [...]
West Indian Fusion Dance Center was established in 2006 as a opportunity to share their love for dance and to help promote the cultural development of the youths in the community. They teach a variety of East and West Indian Style dances including Bollywood, Soca, Chutney just to name a few.