Talent

Talent

Hooman Depars. Pictured submitted.
July 23, 2020
by David Farrell

A short time ago, Vancouver-based composer, arranger and sound engineer Hooman Depars submitted the following biographical story to us.

Pic credit: Michael Sherer
July 23, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Most know Harry Shearer for his work on The Simpsons, voicing Mr.

July 20, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee uses her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain.

Photo courtesy of The Grammys
July 9, 2020
by Bill King

The versatile horn player passed away in 2007. In this wide-ranging interview from the archives, he reflects upon his family’s musical roots, his discovery of jazz, heady days in Greenwich Village, work with pop and rock artists, and much more.

Photo: Megan Kemshead
July 5, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Hot on the heels of her first Juno award win, the Edmonton singer-songwriter and radio host reflects upon that honour, the very personal album that earned it, her future plans, and hopes for more diversity in Canadian music and media.

Photo supplied
June 30, 2020
by David Farrell

Sudbury country singer-songwriter Ashley Joanisse has written an anthem that denounces POTUS for corrupting the American Dream and it is fast gaining traction with activist cohorts who similarly believe that change is both necessary and needed.

June 29, 2020
by Bill King

The much-loved veteran, still doing his rock ‘n roll duty, recently signed to El Mocambo Records. Here he talks about his upcoming album, life in a pandemic, a love of Tom Petty, his stint as a star radio host, the stress of touring, and much more.

June 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous roots-rock band from Attawapiskat is releasing an expanded version of its debut album, James Bay. Its leader explains why here and discusses the relevance of its material, his songwriting, and the challenges faced by his community.

June 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

Daily, Saturdays and Sundays too, the FYI inbox receives pitches from acts seeking attention which we parse into the new releases section, sometime

June 25, 2020
by Bill King
Moe Koffman(1986) In Conversation

 

June 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Formerly with indie-rock faves bands Novillero and Duotang, he talks about his new project, a love of Peter Sellers, and future plans.

Garth, Instagram
June 22, 2020
by David Farrell

The virus may have temporarily knocked the wind out of large outdoor events, but creativity and entrepreneurial spirit will bring festivals and lar