Michelle Rumball: Terrain

MICHELLE RUMBALL
Michelle's long-awaited solo disc is out, featuring nine original songs including "Italy", and "Long Time Home" recorded live-off-the-floor at Hamilton's Catherine North studio.

www.whirldrecords.com/Michelle

 
Melissa Stylianou: bachelorette

MELISSA STYLIANOU
Smart modern vocal jazz from a rising star, beautifully conceived and impeccably played by a cast of local heavy-hitters.

www.melissastylianou.com

 

   

Sara Latendresse

SARA LATENDRESSE
Gorgeous voice, great arrangements and cool and unusual repertoire, from Springsteen to Harold Arlen.

www.saralatendresse.com

   
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the backstabbers: Let the Sunshine In THE BACKSTABBERS
This latest recording by Cameron House Sunday matinee idols the Backstabbers captures the great energy and spirit of their live shows from uptempo footstompers to heartbreakers and murder ballads. The next best thing to being there.

www.thebackstabbers.org

 
Just Think: Haunted By Waters

JUST THINK
Pianist and composer Dave Olsen's new vocal jazz project features singer Maureen Bynoe, guitarist Warren Greig, drummer Dan Holowachuk, and bassist Ka-Cheong Liu.

www.justthink.ca

 
Ralph: This is For the Night People RALPH
A regular beatnik Leonardo da Vinci, Ralph does it all; author, poet, hip 'zine publisher and designer of zillions of hit CD covers. His new CD "This is For the Night People" is a jazzy trip through nighttime.

www.bongobeat.com

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Arlene Bishop: Snarky Girl Pop



ARLENE BISHOP
Smart, funny, full of hooks, barbs and an apocalyptic wall of guitars  "Snarky Girl Pop" is the fiendishly clever follow-up to Arlene Bishop's 1996 pop masterpiece "Pinky".

www.arlenebishop.com

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Neil Leyton and the Last Lovers: Down Secret Avenue




NEIL LEYTON / FADING WAYS MUSIC
Ex-Conscience Pilate dude and Fading Ways head honcho Neil Leyton heads "Down Secret Avenue" to explore post-glam and pop sounds.  Check it all out at:

http://www.fadingways.com

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Jordan O'Connor's Cash Cow: When We Were Little Girls





JORDAN O'CONNOR'S CASH COW
Known for his incendiary bass playing, Jordan is also a formidable composer. His debut CD features 11 original compositions played by an all-star quartet featuring Mike Murley (saxophone) Nick Fraser (drums) Craig Harley (piano) and himself on bass.

www.thebreath.com

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Keith Adams: Goin' On a Trip





KEITH ADAMS
East Coast songwriter Keith Adams' debut CD "Goin' On a Trip" is a rootsy down-home kitchen jam featuring first-rate songwriting and a mess of local heroes.

www.aflatproductions.com

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Raoul & the Big Time: Big Time Blues





RAOUL & THE BIG TIME
Maple Blues Award winner Raoul Bhaneja busts loose with some classic blues sounds on his debut CD, produced by Terry Wilkins.

www.raoulbhaneja.com

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Blair Packham: Everything That's Good

BLAIR PACKHAM
Ex-Jitter and wizard producer Blair Packham strikes back with his solo debut and delivers a whole lotta shimmering jangly pop and soul.

www.blairpackham.com

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Laura Hubert: My Girlish Ways

LAURA HUBERT
That voice! The long-awaited solo album by Leslie Spit Treeo chanteuse Laura Hubert, "My Girlish Ways"  is a knockout.

www.laurahubert.com

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The Henrys: Desert Cure

THE HENRYS
Largely unsung in their hometown of Toronto, this band plays an impossible-to-describe and utterly  gorgeous blend of jazz, bluegrass and ambient funk. They have three stellar recordings, all featuring guest vocals by the legendary Mary Margaret O'Hara.

www.irus.rri.on.ca/~henry/

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Jennifer Ryan: Found

JENNIFER RYAN
On Jenn's latest CD she fearlessly explores both standards and original compositions with beautiful ensemble work by Jordan O'Connor (bass), Craig Harley (piano), Nick Fraser (drums) and David French (saxophone).

www.thebreath.com

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A Single Angry Word from Tony Hightower

TONY HIGHTOWER
He's not just a star, he's a constellation!

www.nervousnero.com

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Carnival Diablo

CARNIVAL DIABLO: THE ULTIMATE SIDE SHOW
The official site of this unique sideshow described as "the X-Files meets Monty Python"  includes a biography of ringmaster Scott McClelland's grandfather, an early vaudeville/sideshow pioneer.

www.carnivaldiablo.com

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GUH: We Are Sunburning

GUH
With bagpipes, a Fender Rhodes, a bass trombone, electric guitar and a whack of horns and percussion, this prolific ensemble turns a raucous exploration of post-free-jazz territory into a trippy, melodic house party on "We Are Sunburning", their latest CD.  Check 'em out at :
www.webhome.idirect.com/~briancram

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Astrogroove ASTROGROOVE
The latest project from Richard Underhill is a spacey trip-hop act that blends wild live improvisation with a barrage of electronica, featuring wizard producer Jono Grant on bass and Rhodes, and the irrepressible Great Bob Scott on drums, toys and samples, along with Underhill's otherworldly saxophone treatments.
www.astrogroove.com
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The Town Pants: Piston Baroque

THE TOWN PANTS
A high-octane Celtic celebration of drink and debauchery from this raucous Vancouver trio, produced by Spirit of the West's Hugh McMillan.

www.thetownpants.com

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Sparkjiver

SPARKJIVER
Gene Hardy's trio delivers classic R&B and jazz sounds featuring Rod Phillips on Hammond organ and Jim Casson on drums.

www.genehardy.com

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drummer: In Basements and in Bars

DRUMMER
Utterly charming garage folk explorations featuring Shotgun Jimmie, Tania Gill and the Baird brothers, Jesse and Jay (of GUH fame).

www.thebreath.com

 

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