Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

September 21, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Two Toronto-area pop/R&B stars harmonise sweetly on a warm and lyrically positive new cut.

Alessia Cara
June 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) performs on the Junos tonight, Dine Alone and Dallas Green launch a charity raffle, and The SOCAN Foundation announces a new fund. Also in the news are Massey-Harris, the ECMAs, Indie Week 2020, Hamilton’s Canada Day concert, Dennis Ellsworth, drive-in shows, and farewell Graeme Williamson. With video.

 Rosie & Mike Levine, Jeannette & Rik Emmett, and Sunny with Gil Moore. Pic: George Pimentel
November 25, 2019
by David Farrell

Alessia Cara, Bayla and Triumph were the three musical acts to receive notable distinctions at Canada’s Walk of Fame 21st annual gala st

David Marsden
November 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

David Marsden (pictured) roams down memory lane, Anne Murray sets the record straight, and Eli Rose launches Maison Barclay Canada. Also in the news are Bon Jovi, Schmoozefest, Alessia Cara, Estonian Music Week, The Pretenders, Journey, Drake, Her Music Awards, Polaris Prize, Music Can Heal, and MMF.

The Matador
May 21, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Famed honkytonk The Matador (pictured)  is sold, Dan Boeckner is a true rocker, and a new report on Canadian copyright. Others in the headlines include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Chris Taylor, Alessia Cara, Lizzo, Gordon Lightfoot, The Persuasions, Eurovision, Don Was, John Prine, and Whitney Houston.

Andy and Josh of Skydiggers at Unison house concert.  Photo: Cassandra Popescu
February 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Notifi
February 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Céline Dion is the subject of an upcoming biopic, Notifi (pictured) impresses at a T.O. showcase, and Alessia Cara announces a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are The James Barker Band, the Beatles, The Lonely Hearts, Jan Lisiecki, Music BC, Music PEI, and Sarah McCoy. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Jennifer Castle FB photo
December 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jennifer Castle (pictured) is finding an audience, Kanye and Drake are at odds, and Calpurnia discusses their influences. Also in the headlines are Christmas albums, Alessia Cara, TTC video, Rich Hope, ticket brokers, Putin, music royalties, industry predictions, Best Songs lists, Queen, and Geddy Lee.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Cuban connection of Jane Bunnett (pictured), Drake plays a GTA supper club, and Ariana Grande's pop culture references. Also in the headlines are Toronto jazz, Hall and Oates, School of Rock, Joe Bonamassa, classical music, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, Alessia Cara, Deadmau5, Hugh Jackman, Scottish Music Awards, Freddie Mercury, and Feargal Sharkey.

Blues award recipient Sarah French.
November 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Blues publicist Sarah French (pictured) is honoured in Memphis, Indie Week wraps, and Alessia Cara premieres a new track. Also in the news are Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Juno TV, Manitoba Country Music Awards, Tafelmusik, Weird Al, Amplify BC, Perryscope, Jimi Hendrix, Toronto Songwriting School, NOMFA, Lunch At Allen's, Mr! Mouray, Community Rocks, Art Pepper, and farewell Hugh McDowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara. Pic: Pinterest
November 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Photo: El Mocambo FB page
October 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo's neon palms return (pictured), and Alessia Cara's new album is announced. Also in the news are Music BC, Hugh's Room Live, Let's Hear It, Saskatchewan Music Awards, J Noble, Naming The Twins, Bongo Boy, and farewells to Wah Wah Watson, Jack O'Donnell, Jabulani Tsambo, and Sonny Fortune. Videos added for your enjoyment.