Category Archives: Music Reviews

October 20

Schomberg, Ontario’s Pop/Jazz Artist CYTHNIA TAURO Explores New Ground, Starting With Release of “You Know Me”

“You Know Me,” says Schomberg, Ontario-based pop/jazz artist Cynthia Tauro with the release of her newly minted single — available now! “This song is about those people who truly know you,” Tauro says, getting to the heart of the matter. “It’s about those people where there is no need to be anyone but yourself around […]

October 20

Jazz-Pop Singer-Songwriter Laura Fernandez Says It’s Okay, Alright with Moving New Album

Canadian singer/songwriter, pianist, producer, artist, and JazzFM radio producer/host Laura Fernandez says it’s Okay, Alright in this, her stunning new album of deeply intimate lyrical sojourns — available now. Blending pop, jazz and classical influences throughout the vibrant collection, Okay, Alright navigates Fernandez’s varied styles and grooves through an expert rhythm section, string accompaniment, guitar, trumpet, and mandolin — […]

October 16

MAYNE CHAMPAGNE New Single “Joanna”

From Jail To The Top Of The Charts, MAYNE CHAMPAGNE Releases New Single and Video For “Joanna” Jermaine Lawrence describes himself as an anomaly: an R&B artist as Mayne Champagne and producer then-known as Jimmy Jump or Jump with GRAMMY and Platinum-selling artist co-works to his credit, including placement on Drake’s sophomore mixtape Comeback Season, […]

October 16

CMAOntario Awards – Oct 4, 2020

by Wayne Baggs Why would you drive to London’s Western Fairgrounds in the rain on a Sunday night? To watch live music with an actual stage, real lighting, real sound, and real people playing. A historical event. It’s the world’s first live drive-in-awards show! The “Country Music Association of Ontario” or the “CMAO” awards show. The CMAOntario […]

September 19

The 8th Annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) London, Ontario. Sunday, October 4, 2020, Presented by Slaight Music

August 15

Legendary Canadian Band HONEYMOON SUITE Hit the Top 30 Rock Charts for the First Time in 19 Years

“Find What You’re Looking For” Latest Release Previewing New Album, Their First Since 2008 Johnnie Dee‎ and ‎Derry Grehan‎ available for Facetime, Zoom, Skype, Phoner and Email Interviews and Media Performances! 36 years on, that headline above makes the fact all the more impressive. Canadian classic rockers Honeymoon Suite hope you “Find What You’re Looking […]

June 23

Montreal Brother/Sister Duo Just Costa Make Everything “Peachy” With Fresh, Feel-Good Summer Groove

For Canadian brother-sister duo Just Costa, music is just the ticket to their own sonic theme park, and their glistening, feel-good summer anthem “Peachy” — available now! — lands as top contender for its theme song. Lighthearted and upbeat, the track mixes pop, R&B and g-funk into a catchy groove start to finish, combining full […]

June 23

Katie Ditschun Says “That Is That” in New Single

Alexandria, ON’s Contemporary Jazz Pop Singer/Songwriter Katie Ditschun Says “That Is That.” When it Comes to People’s Need for Others in NEW Single. Canadian contemporary jazz pop singer/songwriter Katie Ditschun lovingly affirms “That Is That.” when it comes to life, love and people’s need for each other in this, her new single — available now. […]

June 14

Toronto Alt-Folk Americana-Rockers LambLion Release New Single “Only The Brave”

Canadian duo LambLion step out in front with the release of their prophetic new single, “Only The Brave” — available now! Circling the topics of life, death and redemption, “Only The Brave” comes alive with husband-and-wife duo — and esteemed musicians in their own right — Oliver and Danka Pigott and their signature enigmatic mix […]

June 10

Tortured Soul & Toronto’s Lisa Shaw Release NEW Track “I Wish You Were Here”

Tortured Soul have broken free from the DJ booth once again to bring their 100% live modern, deep, soulful house music collective’s signature sound to a new track, “I Wish You Were Here” featuring top Toronto-talent and scene mainstay Lisa Shaw — available now! Likened to “The Roots of house music,” the electrifyingly dynamic co-op […]

May 25

Toronto Pop Artist Ashley Lyn Gets Candid & Direct About Love & Career in Newest Track “I Want It 2”

The Toronto-based Jamaican-Chinese pop powerhouse is all-business, remiss to hold back in song (this one lands as a sultry, attitude-packed track and visual about curving dudes on her quest for true love), and her career (the track’s backstory serves as a manifesto of sorts — read on). “I wrote ‘I Want It 2’ in a Starbucks […]

May 05

Canadian-Led Rockers TROPE Unleash Groove Grinding Take on Tears For Fears’ “Shout”

Opting for a heavier guitar and groove-centric approach to Tears For Fears’ 80s New Wave classic “Shout,” alt rockers Trope explore new sonic territory for their cover — available now! “We wanted to do something different with the song musically and instrument-wise, and balance the beautiful melody and message with the intensity of the guitars, […]

April 28

It’s Self Quarantine, Rock ’n Roll-style with Spin Doctor’s Toronto-Based ERIC SCHENKMAN’s “Locked In The House All Day”

When Spin Doctors mega music man Eric Schenkman penned his newest single “Locked In The House All Day” for his latest solo album Who Shot John?, little did he know it’d become the shared experience for so many of us. Little did any of us, really. “I’ve been hunkered down in Toronto, not working live — […]

April 28

Canadian Grunge Trap / Alt Hip Hop Rocker Krosst Out Issues “Funerals” for Former Self

Toronto-based grunge trap and alt hip hop rocker Krosst Out marks the end of his former self with the symbolic unleashing of new single, “Funerals” — available now.  The track lands ahead of his forthcoming album, Phone Calls With Ghosts, a project that has the Toronto-based artist squaring away with his small-town upbringing; the LP is set […]

April 25

Andrew Cassara New Disco/Funk Infused Debut Album, May 1

Ottawa based pop artist Andrew Cassara is set to release his debut album Freak On Repeat (SGMGroupArtists/AWAL) on all streaming services May 1st. The album’s lead track, “Bad Bad” is a funky pop number featuring upbeat dance rhythms and Andrew’s distinct falsetto. Since the start of his career as a teen in 2013, Cassara has consistently released new music while performing live both domestically […]