Tuesday
Feb102015

2015 Indspire Awards 

Soooooo...The BIG news is...In 2 weeks time I will be flying to Calgary, Alberta to perform at the Indspire Awards. The awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. The actual awards take place on Friday, February 27th at the 2,500 seat Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This will be my first time performing in Calgary. I am so honoured to be able to be part of such a positive, inspirational event. Thank you to the amazing Jennifer Podemski for inviting me to perform. Other performers that night include Tanya Tagaq, Dani and Lizzy, Candy Palmater, LightningCloud, Santee Smith among others. It's hosted by Lorne Cardinal and Kyle Nobess who have both been on a couple of my favourite TV shows. Joining me on stage will be the incredible Aivi Dam on secondary vocals, Juwayon Clarke on bass and Otis Williams on drums. I couldn't dream up a better group of musicians. I don't want to give too much away but the outfits, the set, the multi-media content down to every detail is just all sooooo amazing! You don't want to miss it. But don't worry if you're not able to attend in person, the show airs on both Global Television and APTN (my first time appearing on APTN since Aboriginal Day Live 2012) at later dates. This is an incredible way to kick off 2015. I am very excited to take in the love and inspiration that will surely be in the room on February 27th.

Wednesday
Feb042015

'Neon Warrior' Album Release! 

My debut album 'Neon Warrior' is officially out and I couldn't be more ecstatic! I am so in love with it from front to back. The entire thing is streaming on Soundcloud (or on the music page of this site.) You can purchase it on iTunes later this week. 

I would like to thank everybody who co-wrote or featured on the album; Tia G, Aivi Dam, George McLeary, Ben G, Deya, Gal Harper, John Burgess and Diane Gordon. I would also like to thank Ben G for the cover art. 

Would like to thank my amazing team (Tia G, George McLeary, Aivi Dam) and Gal Harper for an incredible album release show on Saturday. Big thank you to all of the people who came out and showed love. 

February is a HUGE month. A lot of big stuff coming up later in the month especially. Watch this space for updates.

And go get your copy of the 9 track album 'Neon Warrior' on iTunes NOW! 

Tuesday
Nov252014

New Christmas Music

George McLeary released his brand new 6 song Christmas EP today! We've been working on it together since early September. This EP is a great showcase of his UNBELIEVABLE voice.

George has appeared on all of my solo recordings and live shows in the past year. He is also featured on my upcoming album. I am so happy he now has a fun project out to showcase his amazing voice. You can check out the whole thing on soundcloud.

We also shot a fun little video on the weekend to accompany my personal favourite 'This Christmas.' If this doesn't make you smile - I legitimately have no idea what will.

Tuesday
Nov182014

Big Announcement 

Today I would like to share some big news with everybody. I consider this maybe the biggest announcement of my own creative journey. 

 

I’ve spent the past couple of years honing my craft as a producer, songwriter and engineer. Up until this point; I’ve released 3 self-produced solo EPs and countless singles and larger projects for others. 

 

After years of work and focus - I now produce songs which are played on the radio alongside the world’s biggest performers. 

 

My team and I have been collaborating on an abundance of amazing new material over the past year. Working in such a collaborative, experimental way got me excited about the creative process again. In the fall, I began to realize that there was a body of work forming with all of these songs. Sooo...

 

On Tuesday, January 27th I will be dropping my debut full length album as a producer. This means that some of the songs will be sung by myself, others by an array of amazing vocalists that I think you need to hear. The entire thing will be produced by and written by myself with additional co-writing by my amazing team members.

 

It will be a dynamic, honest, layered, emotionally diverse collection of songs which represent where I am at this point in my artistic journey. 

 

Will hopefully make you dance, cry, think, reminisce - inspire you to live and love harder. 

 

‘Detonate Ft. Aivi Dam’ (which is SOCAN’s current new song of the week) is the first single from the album. 

 

The next single will be out on January 6th. I will be performing lead vocals on this one. I still want to keep some secrets in the bag but I will be dropping lots of sample content via my social media between now and then. 

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled. Now is the time. I think this will open up a lot of doors. I’m excited to investigate new territory. 

 

Thank you to everybody who’s been on this long journey with me. This project will represent the realization of a dream and vision I’ve had since I was a kid. 

 

I’m going to do my best to deliver a classic piece of pop art that you will hopefully enjoy for years to come. 

 

January 27th - mark your calendars. 

 

Wednesday
Nov052014

SOCAN 'Song of The Week'

I am absolutely ecstatic to learn that my song 'Detonate Ft. Aivi Dam' is the current Song Of The Week for SOCAN Magazine. As a songwriter that's an especially amazing type of recognition. Thank you very much! http://www.socanmagazine.ca/en/whats-playing/#sthash.Cl5yNDqt.dpbs