Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez

Kenny Rogers   Photo: Patrick Harbron
March 23, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Manitoba Music launches an emergency COVID-19 relief fund, URGNT live streams concerts in Toronto, and Jessie Reyez earns a glowing review. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, Leonard Cohen, Home Routes, The Casbah, Garth Brooks, Sean Cunnington, Corb Lund, Randy and Tal Bachman, Jewel, and farewell Kenny Rogers (pictured), Wray Downes, Ted Moses, Marcelo Peralta, and Aurlus Mabélé.

February 5, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The latest track from the fast-rising star begins as a sparse piano ballad, then surges with swelling strings and a massed vocal choir. We hear a hit here.

Jesse Reyez  Facebook photo
January 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) smells of success, Basement Revolver rocks The Casbah, and stars rally to help Oz firefighters. Also in the news are MusicNL, Avkash Mann, ECMAs, Live On The Lake, Steel City Music Awards, Lindsay Ell, and farewell Jack Sheldon, and Ronnie Knowles.

November 18, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) is Up Next, ren creates a buzz, and Lindsay Ell tops the US charts. Also in the news are the Indie Week Awards, the Cuddys, Chris Birkett, Pollstar Awards, Andrea Ramolo, Music Canada, Music BC, Indigenous Music Residency, Music PEI, and Creative Manitoba. With video.

October 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Polaris Prize shortlister's emotionally expressive vocals deliver a powerful message on her latest single and accompanying video.

Facebook photo
May 27, 2019
by External Source

We will continue to profile the nominated videos for the prestigious award for Best Canadian Music Video, including this one from a fast-rising young R&B star. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

April 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The fast-rising, award-winning Toronto R&B singer/songwriter collaborates with an Atlanta hip-hop artist on a steamy new track that has hit stamped all over it.

Jann Arden  FB photo
March 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Jann Arden (pictured) shines in her new show, the attractions of house concerts, and plenty of Juno-related stories. Also in the headlines are Bry Webb, Robyn, Jesse Parent, Madison Olds, Sook-Yin Lee, The Greatest Showman, Ed Sheeran, Sandstorm, Spotify, Avril Lavigne, Special Olympics, The Sadies, Hal Blaine, K-pop, The Mekons, the 45 RPM single, and The Pixies.

December 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

New life for the Victory Burlesque, Shad hosts an art exhibition, and new Rock Hall of Fame inductees are announced. Also in the news are CIMA, the Junos, Jessie Reyez, FACTOR, Taylor Swift, Doug Paisley, Serena Ryder, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Dusk. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Facebook pic)
October 22, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Snotty Nose Rez Kids  (pictured) fuel an Indigenous resurgence, pot, Otis Williams discusses the new Temptations musical, and the fiery rock of Urvah Khan. Also in the headlines are the Hip, Jeffery Straker, David Gogo, Opera Philadelphia, the streaming boom, Eventbrite, YouTube, Lovelytheband, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Megative, Rihanna, David Byrne, Ariana Grande, and Jessie Reyez.

October 19, 2018
by FYI Staff

The fast-rising young Toronto star is now in illustrious company, for earlier winners of this prestigious award include Drake, Brett Kissel, Carly Rae Jepsen, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd.

Jessie Reyez  Instagram photo
October 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A day in the life of Jessie Reyez (pictured), Toronto's next big pop star, Roy Orbison is brought back to life, and Gord Downie's brothers reminisce. Also in the headlines are Dear Rouge, Jay Aymar, Wide Cut Weekend, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, MMA, The Palomino, AMAs, the Internet Archive, Alessia Cara, Steve Perry, and Lindsey Buckingham.