A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Larry Sarbit
August 4, 2015
by Bill King

Larry Sarbit on the success of Sirius/XM over the years: "I think it’s the unique content (available on SiriusXM) and people aren’t afraid to pay for it."

John Harris, Harris Institute
July 31, 2015
by Bill King

Recently, graduates from Harris have contributed to the #1 Billboard hits "Roar" by Katy Perry, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, "Earned It" by The Weeknd, the soundtrack for Fifty Shades of Grey and the music for the Mad Max trailer.

July 27, 2015
by Bill King

CaneFire is a riot of music incorporating Carib and Latin rhytms that classically trained Ledbetter absorbed from his travels through Trinidad, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Don Green, CCMA, Canadian Country Music Association
July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Annually, 17,000 to 20,000 people attend at least one of Country Music Week’s twenty-five plus events, generating over 300 million media impressions.

Slaight Music
July 13, 2015
by Bill King

Standard Broadcasting sold its radio and TV assets to Astral Media in 2007. Since then, Gary Slaight has divided his time between being a white knight through the family trust, sitting on various not-for-profit boards, and developing Canadian talent incubator, Slaight Music. He sat with Bill King recently to discuss a range of topics. It's a conversation peppered with candor and insights, and it illuminates a complex man with a heart full of soul.

July 5, 2015
by Bill King

Saidah Baba Talibah has a rep as being a tough act to follow on stage. The daughter of Salome Bey has changed her name, is involved in a new musical and talks about her past, her future and family roots with Bill King.

Archie Alleyne
July 3, 2015
by Bill King

Bill King's longtime friend and bandstand partner drummer Archie Alleyne passed away earlier last month at age 82. It was his dream to have his own band playing his own music one day. That dream came true when Arch was 72 and it was then that the following Conversation took place.

Shwne, Colina & Sharon Lee
June 26, 2015
by Bill King

Colina Phillips, Sharon Lee Williams and Shawne Jackson were 'The sound of Toronto' for a couple of decades. These three ladies sang both the leads and backgrounds on 90 percent of the commercials you heard on radio and television through the 70s, 80s and 90s. Bill King takes us back to yesterday in this week's featured 'A Conversation with...'

David Wilcox
June 21, 2015
by David Farrell

David Wilcox sits with Bill King for a wide ranging discussion about his life, his mentors and his love of guitars.

Margisons
June 14, 2015
by Bill King

Richard Margison, Valerie Kuinka and Lauren Margison: A family with big music history and even greater talent.

André Ménard
June 12, 2015
by Bill King

Co-founder of Montreal's internationally renowned jazz festival shares some stories about the musicians that have performed over the years.

Pat Taylor, David Clayton-Thomas
June 11, 2015
by Bill King

Pat Taylor is the face of the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has been running the show for 30 years and he tells some funny stories.