Songs Revealed

Live at Biltmore Theatre

39 King St E, Oshawa, ON 

Thursday,  April 7, 2022 at 6:30pm

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Talented artists will perform their original songs in front of a panel of music industry judges.  Winners will receive prizes and with proceeds from every ticket supporting a local charity.

Performers

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E Q U A L

No matter your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion, you deserve to be treated equally- that’s what musical duo EQUAL believe.
Saleen and Chelsea, 20 and 22 years old, believe that having a platform means using it to do good - and what a platform it has truly become.
With musical stylings evocative of First Aid Kit & Taylor Swift, the duo have caught the eyes of industry greats Kim Cooke, Dave Bash, and Dan Clancy of Revolution Recording Studios, Sum 41, and Lighthouse. Durham’s Best Band (2018) has been described as ‘lyrically sophisticated’, ‘raw and emotional’, featuring ‘excellent harmonies and songwriting’.
Growing up with Van Halen, Green Day, and Blink 182 playing around the house (courtesy of their dad), it’s no surprise that social issues was always a priority in this outfit.
Looking for music that matters? Perfect. You’ve found it. Meet EQUAL.

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MayaAgnes

MayaAgnes is a 28 year old Canadian Pop/Blues singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ajax, Ontario, MayaAgnes discovered her passion for music at the age of 3 years old. She started piano lessons at age 12 and began her singing lessons at age 19. At the age of 20, MayaAgnes embarked on her musical career as a singer-songwriter/pianist. She also completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at York University in the Honours program.
MayaAgnes’s musical influences include pop giants Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Sia, Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Mahalia Jackson.
In November 2021, MayaAgnes released her debut single, “Avalanche”, featuring her good friend, Yannick Green. “Avalanche” is available to stream on all music platforms.
As of now, MayaAgnes is currently working on the release of her second single, which is set to release Spring 2022.

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Cameron Tania

20-year-old Cameron Tania, a queer, GTA-based artist, released her heartbreaking debut EP. Following the many stages of going through a break-up from denial to despair to hopelessness and self-acceptance, this new Canadian EP is perfect for anyone who has lost a relationship they thought would be their last. Entirely self-written this artist is just beginning to break boundaries in the independent community. She has accumulated over 55k Tiktok followers who respond to the bitter honesty in her writing and soothing vocal ability.

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Looking for Heather

Looking For Heather is a rock duo from Lindsay Ontario, Canada consisting of Jeff Gutteridge on vocals and acoustic guitar and Jay Bowes on lead guitar.  Looking For Heather have been making “big melodic rock” for 27 years releasing 8 full length albums in that time and completing multiple tours. Their latest album “We fall in Love Too Easily” sees the band losing some of the rock guitar edge, focusing more on acoustic based music while also experimenting with drum loops as heard on their single “Ghost Stories” a song inspired by Jeff’s real life paranormal encounters. Looking For Heather will be on the road across Canada summer 2022!

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Shannon Linton

Shannon Linton is a Canadian singer-songwriter, classically trained vocalist, and climate activist.
After narrowly avoiding a career in opera, she rediscovered her passion for popular music and began performing and recording her own songs, first with Northern Hearts (2019 CBC Searchlight Top 100) and now as a solo artist.
Shannon’s debut EP, In Spite of Everything, will be released Spring 2022.

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Kaley

22 year old singer/songwriter from Oshawa. Currently working as a nurse but still have a passion for music.

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Judges

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Lindsay Schoolcraft

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Kathryn Knowles

Juno Nominated artist Lindsay Schoolcraft composes and performs Ethereal Gothic music, exploring orchestral soundscapes and heavy metal. From the small city of Oshawa, Canada, Lindsay was presented with the 2021 Oshawa Music Award for Artist of the Year. Releasing her own solo work since 2010 with the debut full length metal album Martyr, co-written by Grammy Award Winner Rocky Gray (Formerly Evanescence), releasing in 2019, and her harp-driven, orchestral offering Worlds Away in 2020. Lindsay received her musical education from established vocal instructors, the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), and briefly at York University for Opera and Theory studies. Lindsay embraces the creativity of musicians around the world leading to the production of some extraordinary collaborations.

Troy Williams is a Canadian born producer/engineer and multi instrumentalist. With more than two decades in the music industry, Troy has now settled in Oshawa Ontario where he is owner/operator of Big Roar Records; a recording studio located in downtown Oshawa.

Kathryn Knowles is a composer, cellist, conductor, and writer from Inverary, Ontario and currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Her musical works have been played in workshops by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the New Orford String Quartet, and the Penderecki String Quartet. Her work, Biarc, commissioned by the Accordion and Clarinet Duo, Joseph Petric and Martin Carpentier, will be premiered in April 2022. Recently, she was commissioned by Joseph Petric to write a piece for Accordion and Electronics. The piece, Dreams of Hope, was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and will be premiered in late 2022.

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Kayla Fragis

Kayla Fragis is a first year student at Durham College in the Music Business Program. She has a degree in Media Studies from Western University. Music has always been her passion and she has always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her uncle who worked for Sony for many years.

She grew up listening to Simple Plan, Backstreet Boys, and Nickelback - very eclectic. Her current favourite bands are Grayscale, The Script, and of course, still the Backstreet Boys. She listens to many different genres and is inspired by so many different musicians.

As for her career, Kayla would love to be an A&R representative in the future. She dreams of going to shows every day and discovering the next big name.