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PERFORMERS

WORLD MUSIC SHOWCASE

DJ NDN

Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN, is the co-founder & former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red. Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression. He is Ojibwe, Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation.

KLINSVIN

Born in India, Klinsvin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Oshawa. He secured 3rd place in the National Youth Festival 2017 held in Rohthak, Haryana. Representing his state, Kerala, in this festival for three years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017), Klinsvin built a fanbase in India. In 2017, Klinsvin moved to Canada to attend Durham College's Music Business Management program. This move was to develop an understanding of the music industry and propel his career towards becoming a mainstream musician.

PRAVIN & SHAHANA

Pravin is a multi-faceted percussionist who also plays guitar and piano. He performs in various South Asian music shows and also teaches drums in his spare time. He is passionate about the idea of bringing aspects of music from various different cultures around the world together to create a sort of fusion subgenre.

 

Shahana started singing at the age of three when her mom enrolled her in vocal classes. She later began performing at community centres and at her high school. She is heavily influenced by R&B and Tamil music.

MT CLIPS

Jerzy Sila was born in Gdansk in 1984. At ten years old, his family immigrated to Canada in search of a better future and settled in Oshawa. ​It is here that he discovered and fell in love with hip-hop music. Drawing inspiration from artists such as 2Pac and Naughty by Nature, he has been writing, collaborating, recording, and performing for over twenty years.

 

MT Clips is also performing during the club series.

JOSEPH JIYANU - HOST

Joseph Jiyanu is an Afro-Latina who considers both Nigeria and Brazil his home, who is a student that attends Durham College. He is a young entrepreneur, who is charismatic, positive, and believes in the greatness of himself and others.

MUSIC 411

CHARLIE THE KID

Charlie the Kid’s high energy and upbeat style, along with youthful flavour and humour is what make him one of the GTA's most unique singer-songwriter’s. His style emulates the likes of 'Jason Mraz', 'Barenaked Ladies' and 'Bo Burham’. Currently playing over 100 shows a year, he keeps busy performing with local and touring bands around Toronto and Ontario. Charlie has played pubs, bars, sidewalks, busking festivals, and venues around the city. Recently, Charlie was featured on CTV’s hit show, "The Launch”. After his spot on The Launch, Charlie is looking forward to recording new music and touring in 2019.

JENNA BENNETT

Jenna Bennett is a singer-songwriter in the Toronto pop music scene. Her open mind and unique vision is what gives her a special edge that sets her apart. She has won several songwriting competitions, including Centennial’s Got Talent in 2014. She opened for Juno nominee Mia Martina in 2014 and Alx Veliz in 2017. Jenna had the opportunity to open for the Netherlands superstar and America’s Got Talent finalist, Glennis Grace in 2017 at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto. Most recently, she placed second in the Toronto IMSTA FESTA songwriting competition. Jenna’s debut single ‘Priceless’, produced by HARV (Sevyn Streeter, Justin Bieber) is an intimate look into realizing truth, love and loss.

SHANTAIA

Shantaia is a country singer-songwriter hailing from a small town in Saskatchewan with powerful vocals and an unforgettable, smooth tone. She opened for countless country artists including The Bellamy Brothers, Kane Brown, Emerson Drive, and Cold Creek County. After a successful radio and concert tour with her sophomore single, “Girls Like Me,” a major moment in Shantaia’s life and career occurred as she signed a management and development deal with Doug Oliver of Fairhurst Music Management (Cold Creek County). Shantaia's highly anticipated EP is expected this year.

THE KENTS

The Kents are a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Lindsay, Ontario. Their sophmore EP, Within Waves, explores many of the existential crises one experiences when they're young. They have been featured on Spotify’s Best of 2016 Viral Hits, Hockey Night in Canada, MLB’s World Series, and earned radio support from CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos as well as other regional and national stations. They’ve shared the stage for sold-out shows with Sloan, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, The Strumbellas, The Elwins, and Hollerado.

THE MEDIC

The Medic is a hip-hop and RnB artist from Ajax, Ontario. His music is versatile and is based around his experiences, the ups and downs of the life of a rising artist, as well as the persistence and hunger of wanting to prove himself to the world. He opened for fellow Canadian artist Karl Wolf in 2017, has been streamed on Spotify by fans in 64 different countries. His first project "Watching Me" currently has over half a million streams on Spotify. His song "On the Map" (produced by Platinum producer Kyle Metcalfe) can currently be heard on Toronto's Flow 93.5.

JERRY ARCHER - MODERATOR

Jerry Archer has been the morning show co-host at KX96 since the first day the station signed on the air 25 years ago. He frequently volunteers his time with numerous charities including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Athletes with Disabilities.  He and his co-host, Carolyn Ellis, have been a morning team for 21 years and have the longest-running morning show in the Greater Toronto Area. They are the current Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)'s major market Morning Show of the Year.

SONGS REVEALED

HEATHER

Heather is a Toronto born artist, currently living in Ajax, Ontario. She learned how to play guitar at the age of 15 from a class she took in high school and has been writing lyrics since the young age of eight. Her genre is classified as folk-pop because of her acoustic sound and her pop influenced vocals. She draws inspiration from artists such as Adele, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, and Aretha Franklin.

THE OPENERS

Hailing from Oshawa Ontario, The Opener’s Luke Princiotta and Andrew Gray love playing regular shows at Cocoa & Joe’s Café, The Atria, and Oshawa Music Hall. Pulling influences from the likes of Coldplay, The Arkells, The Script, and Rascal Flatts, their heart-felt song-writing and positive atmosphere is sure to put a smile on your face.

ROCKIN' KROLIK

Rockin’ Krolik is a French-born Canadian singer-songwriter living and performing in the Greater Toronto Area. A self-professed lover of anything musical or mother-nature related, he’s been writing and performing songs for over twenty-years and considers himself a ‘Jack of All Arts’.

ALL THAT'S LEFT

A hard rock/alternative band formed in and performing out of Southern Ontario with 3 Eps under their belts. With their combination of meaningful lyrics, beautiful melodies and frenetic energy, their influences of Alexisonfire, Rise Against and Billy Talent are clear.

SARAH FAZACKERLEY

Sarah Fazackerly is a fiery blues/rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Greater Toronto Area, formerly performing under ‘Mayfly’s Landing’. Playing tenor saxophone, flute and piano, her music is infused with an ineffable sophistication and jazzy quality. Her powerful song-writing is matched only by her incredible voice – drawing comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Grace Slick.

CLUB SERIES

RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE

The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio of Amy Cole, Paul Banwatt and Nils Edenloff from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as "Canada's best unsigned band" to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song “Stamp”), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014.

MAPPE OF

Mappe Of is the stage name of Tom Meikle, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and avant-folk musician from Whitby, Ontario.Signed to Paper Bag Records, he released his debut album "A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone" in 2017.

HAVIAH MIGHTY

Gifted with a name that carries a touch of destiny, Haviah began her artistic journey in 2009, and is rapidly becoming one of the most thought-provoking, viscerally entertaining and magnetic rap artists in Canada. With new school production and a fierce delivery, this multidisciplinary talent is a rapper, singer, producer and DJ, all mushed into a 5’1” ball of fury. Her most recent EP, Flower City, was named one of Complex’s Favourite Canadian Releases of 2017. Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has quickly earned her opening slots for Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.

ROOKS MCCOY

Rooks McCoy, currently residing in Oshawa, has been producing hip-hop music for the past decade. October 2016, Rooks released the Sonny Boy Wonder LP, receiving rave reviews from his back to back singles “Sucker for Love” and “With You.” Physical copies had sold out within weeks, and Spotify streams passed 350,000+ plays shortly after. McCoy was featured on many renowned blogs such as: Thisis50, 40oz Heroes, and Bring Ya Eh Game for his accomplishments.

MT CLIPS

Jerzy Sila was born in Gdansk in 1984. At ten years old, his family immigrated to Canada in search of a better future and settled in Oshawa. ​It is here that he discovered and fell in love with hip-hop music. Drawing inspiration from artists such as 2Pac and Naughty by Nature, he has been writing, collaborating, recording, and performing for over twenty years.

MT Clips is also performing at the World Music Showcase.

KELSI MAYNE

Windsor-born country artist Kelsi Mayne is a Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase finalist, and she is currently a semi-finalist in the ongoing Sirius XM Top of the Country competition. Her latest single, “Takin’ You Home” is climbing the Canadian Billboard charts after being featured on national television through the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour. She has been announced as a performer for upcoming music festivals Big Valley Jamboree and Havelock Jamboree with more to be announced. Kelsi stays busy by splitting her songwriting time between Toronto and Nashville.

THE BERESFORDS

Shannon and Brendan Beresford are a brother and sister country music duo from Aurora, Ontario. Their self-titled debut EP skyrocketed to #4 on iTunes in June of 2017. Their newest EP, "Dust" was released in December 2018 and is currently featured on Spotify's "Down Home Country" playlist with their song, "Can't Chase a Runner". With their modern-meets-traditional sound, Shannon and Brendan are quickly making a name for themselves as up and coming artists in the Canadian country music scene, and are definitely an act you’ll want to watch out for in 2019.

ROBYN OTTOLINI

Robyn Ottolini is a singer songwriter from Uxbridge, ON. Robyn was selected as a finalist in the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase in 2016. She released her first single “Where We’re At” with an accompanying YouTube video in 2018. Robyn released her debut EP, “Classic” in February 2019 and hosted a release party in her hometown. She is currently filling her time by co-writing and playing shows around the Greater Toronto Area.

OSHAWA MUSIC WEEK AWARDS

NOTHING SPECIAL

Nothing Special is a four-piece pop punk band from Oshawa. They have been active since early 2018 and have frequently played at The Atria and The Rockpile in Toronto. Their first album “See You Next Tuesday” was released in April 2018, with its follow-up “Worth My Time” is set for release February 2019. Nothing Special performed at Bowmanville Ribfest and opened for bands including Weapons and Incase We Crash.

KASHKA

Kat Burns is a Canadian musician known as KASHKA and previously as the songwriter/vocalist of Forest City Lovers.  She was nominated for Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year at the 2011 Verge Music Awards. Burns is also involved with community organizations Girls Rock Camp Toronto and SKETCH. She has been active in the music scene for 14 years and continues to playing shows in Oshawa and the Greater Toronto Area.