Hollering bout Hollerado: Manotick band rocks Toronto, then strikes it rich

Toronto Band Hollerado By: Acey Rowe
December 10, 2009

November was an interesting month for Hollerado. Hopping from Brazil to Argentina to China, pausing in Canada just long enough to play a heart-stopping show at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and rake in the $250,000 jackpot at the Live 88.5 Big Money Shot in Ottawa.   The guys haven’t exactly had a relaxing couple of weeks. 

Still, it’s nothing the “hardest working band in Canada” (Ben Fox, Dinosaur Bones) isn’t used to. From their news making Residency Tour (seven venues in seven cities, repeated every night of the week for the whole of February), to their hand drawn website, it’s pretty clear that this is a band that never sleeps. It’s a work ethic and determination that is reflected in their powerful live show.

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Artist Profile: Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez By: Tanya Bailey
January 11, 2010
A Canadian songstress on a mission of love and hope for all, “Latin chanteuse” Lady Amanda Martinez is a on a roll and the world is loving her presence. I had a chance to speak with her over the holidays.

Tell me a bit about yourself?
I am a new mom and feel grateful to be pursuing a career that I love.  I just finished my first fall tour since the new album Amor came out and performed for the first time at NYC’s [renowned jazz club] Blue Note.

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