Morning Fame

Toronto Band Morning Fame

Toronto Band Morning FameRock/Pop/Indie/Americana

Morning Fame is a 4 piece band from Toronto.

The band consists of members that come from different walks of life and from different parts of the world. Without concern for the superficial and trendy aspects of the modern music scene, the band has built its sound around crafting memorable and meaningful songs with quality musicianship. Each member brings a distinct identity to the music. Whether it is the plaintive vocals of Vik Kapur, the “singing” guitar lines of Joe Liranzo or the musical drum lines of Alan Dennis, the band’s music creates a mood that is perfect for anyone that really “listens” to music rather than enjoys it in the background.

Due to a great musical chemistry, the band has been able to write and record a 6 song EP, A LASTING PLACE, with producer Chris Wardman (Blue Peter, the Watchmen) at the world-renowned Revolution Studios. The band is expecting to achieve radio play with this EP and will playing established Toronto venues like the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto in 2012.

 

Contact Morning Fame:

http://www.morningfame.com

Tiny Danza

Toronto Band Tiny Danza

Rock / Hip Hop / Pop

Toronto Band Tiny DanzaAfter six years of working hard and kicking ass, TINY DANZA are about to blow up. They hail from Toronto, Ontario and are a perfect blend of hip-hop, dance and r&b. Not satisfied with the state of contemporary music these days, they’re committed to writing songs that are at once sophisticated, accessible and meaningful; it’s where art music meets hip-hop.

Inspired by musicians such as The Roots, Donny Hathaway, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and The Beatles, their music combines live drums, synth keys and electric guitar with soulful vocals and tight rapping to create a signature sound that unifies the best elements of both electronic and acoustic sounds. They continue to be inspired by artists such as Usher, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Arcade Fire and modern hip-hop acts such as The Cool Kids, and Wax. There is something for everything in their music.  At a TINY DANZA show, you’ll see people from all walks of life nodding out to the hypnotic grooves, spellbinding guitar solos and infectious vocal hooks. The effect is timeless; nostalgic yet innovative.

This electric 5 piece has appeared at all the major clubs in Toronto. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Down With Webster, JENNA, The Elastocitizens, Jr. Mint, Miles Jones, YUKA, Najjah Calibur, The North, Radio Radio, The Ascot Royals, Fresh Kills and have also been featured performers at the Beaches International Jazz Festival and Canadian Music Week.

Their first single, “Beat Fly”, has garnered them much critical acclaim internationally through features on CBC Radio 3, Blind I For The Kids, Whotune and Hype Machine.  It will be featured on The Amazing Compilation alongside Colm Wilkinson, Natalie McMaster and Dan Hill of Blue Rodeo to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. As well, the single was one of three songs selected by Whotune and Harmonix to be professionally authored and published and is available now for download in the latest release of ROCKBAND for Xbox and PS3.

No strangers to the press, they have graced the pages of Now Magazine (July 29-August 5, 2009 | VOL 28 NO 48) and were selected as one of the Top 10 Bands of 2009 by blogTO. As well, Andrew Santaguida (keys) was featured in the Dec 2009 issue of Keyboard Magazine. They have been praised for their unique sound and great energy by numerous blogs such as Chicago Now, Indie Shuffle, Around in Sound, Blind I, Future of Rap Music, From the Garage and Sidewalk Hustle. Most recently they were featured in GridTO (Oct, 2011) for their show with MTV host Andy Milonakis.

The band shows no signs of slowing down for 2011.  Most recently, they were chosen by industry judges as the winners of Indie Week 2011, coming in first place out of over 200 other groups. They have completed a sucessful tour of Eastern Canada playing shows in Quebec City and showcasing at the Halifax Pop Explosion. Their show at Canadian Music Fest was a runaway success and they have performed live on the Nat and Marie Show. They were the headline performers at the Zauntourage Party for Sick Kids charity event organized by former Blue Jay and Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun and represented Toronto at the Festival Envol et Macadam in Quebec City. Additionally, their self-produced, full-length studio album, You Could Have It All…, recorded at Canterbury Music Company in Toronto with engineer Sam Ibbett and mastered at The E Room with the legendary Peter J. Moore was released in June 2011 through Bent Penny Records/Fontana North and is available across Canada at HMV and worldwide through Bandcamp,  iTunes and Amazon.com.

2012 will be a big year for TINY DANZA as they will be touring the UK in May as winners of Indie Week 2011.


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This is Me as a Woman

This Is Me As A Woman

Acoustic / Experimental / Visual

This Is Me As A Woman

This is me as a Woman are an emerging and promising Toronto band that has listeners and fans questioning how to genre it. This is Me as a Woman are tired of seeing genuine and eclectic Canadian bands be ignored or underrepresented in the mass public and media. This is me as Woman have just released their self-titled EP; recorded/mixed at Acoustik Roots Studio, mastered at Woodshed Studio.

This is Me as a Woman’s founding member Kimberly was born in the bushes of Northern Ontario and was drawn to music at a young age.
Gravitating to the guitar and finding her own aggressive style, This is Me as a Woman’s singing/song writing can be described as intriguing, experimental and captivating. Incorporating finger-tapping, loops and entrancing vocals, you will find This is me as a Woman unconsciously stuck in your head.     

Presently, This is Me as a Woman continues to incorporate powerful vocals into her unconventional and experimental guitar playing, while recently adding a very hard-hitting, force bringing drummer Jay and bassist Joe DiMaio (the Bulletproof Tiger) gracefully pummels your ears while keeping it in the pocket so tight you can’t fit your hands in them. Together they have quickly been astonishing diverse crowds across the city and will to continue to do so.

 

Contact This is Me as a Woman:

This Is Me As A Woman Bandcamp

TimeGiant

TimeGiant1

Rock

TimeGiant1Lead singer Tyrone Buccione and guitarist Ryan Watson met in college where they spent more time in a dingy residence kitchen recording shitty songs on cell phones than going to class. A few years later they met up with bassist Pat Wilken and Taso Pavlou and decided to give the whole rock and roll thing a try.

Never boring, this colourful group gets their musical hard ons from four different genres. I.E. Each stranded on a desert island would chose to be part of the following tribute band: Ryan, barefoot as a beach boy would be Les Paul-smoking Ace Frehley from Kiss, Pat, Raging Like a Machine, would be the bass-welding mysterioso John Paul Jones, Taso, wrapped in a greek gyros with Kalamata olives would drum to Afieromeno by Nikos Kourkoulis, and Tyrone, guitar in hand, would Have A Cigar with Freddy Mercury.

TIMEGIANT has been on many “makeshift tours” playing at venues like “menonite nursing homes” for 5 guys and their moms opening for the likes of 10 year old Whiplash, the best of America’s Got Talent and a children’s jamboree festival. They’ve also been on a few decent tours with 80s rock band HELIX and the up and coming “Domenica”. They’ve sold over 2,000 copies of their EP, “TIME” while maintaining shitty minimum wage jobs in the picturesque city of Windsor, Ontario.

This foursome has played over 200+ Canadian shows with good people like Theory of a Deadman, the Trews, Priestess, Collective Soul, Fozzy, David Wilcox and Ray Manzarek and Robbey Kreiger from The Doors. This past spring TIMEGIANT moved their gear to the big city of Toronto in the hopes of playing more music and washing fewer dishes. They are currently recording their third album to be released in January 2012.

 

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Christian D and the Hangovers

Christian D and the Hangovers

Psychobilly

Christian D and the HangoversFrom the Rawk music collective of Toronto’s psychobilly nightlife comes a full-force, cow-punk movement known as Christian D & the Hangovers. The Hangovers kick their own brand of artfully crafted rockabilly into full overdrive when they hit the stage or studio, beating up every eardrum and instrument in their path. Drinking meets death (as they often do) and hillbilly meets downtown in a sonic party where lyrical loose women are the cheerleaders. You’ll boogie, you’ll laugh, you’ll fear, and if you’re lucky, you won’t remember a thing the next day!”

It’s high octane, beer drinkin’, fast livin’ rock’n’ roll with enough rockabilly slapping and punk rock rebellion to keep the house jumping.

Sounds KInda like Eddie Cochran and Joe Stummer having a kinife fight at Johnny Cash’s house.

 

Contact Christian D and the Hangovers:

Christian D and the Hangovers Offical Site



March Forth

Toronto Band March Forth

Alternative / Garage Rock / Rock

Toronto Band March ForthMarch Forth formed in August 2010 as a rap-rock band. However, after developing their musical tastes, influences, and chemistry as a band, they decided to change their genre to a style that better represented their tastes. The band members consist of Anthony D’Elia (Vocals), Eddie C. Lanes (Lead Guitar), Moiez Ismail (Bass), and Matthias Balaban (Drums).

March Forth now performs music that mixes influences from classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Aerosmith, and incorporate it into modern/alternative rock to create a sound that adds a breath of fresh air to today’s rock music by bringing it back to its roots; yet still sounding relevant.

The band’s astounding drums, bass grooves, guitar riffs, and solo’s, come together with powerful vocals and catchy melodies to create an energetic live show that will have you singing along and jumping up onto your feet!

Previously the band has performed all around Toronto and the GTA for various festivals, fairs, and concerts such as Canadian Music Week 2011, the UNITY Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square, Markham Fair, OCAD University’s Orientation Week, York University, University of Toronto, The MOD Club, Lee’s Palace, and many more.

 

Contact March Forth:

March Forth Facebook

 

Bloody Five, The

Toronto Band The Bloody Five

Rock

Toronto Band The Bloody FiveFormed in 2009, The Bloody Five are 70’s 80’s and 90’s babies with a mutual passion for creating music and building on each other’s imagination. The band’s multi-generational make-up and fusion of relative influences drive their mission to brew a magical mystery potion for the ears.

Tomi Fear and KD were inspired to write tunes while jamming in Claremont, Ontario with “The Vinyl Knights”, a blues brotherhood who was extremely fortunate to count the late great Big Daddy G among their numbers on many occasion. Vinyl night still remains a much anticipated weekly ritual.

Chris “Knows” Hau, a man with many talents, adds his amazing energy apparent both in his ongoing solo acoustic project and The Bloody Five’s group dynamic in which his bass licks – and onstage acrobatics – are a driving force.

Robby “Raw Beats” Sedran rounds out the band with his uncanny ability to define the groove using inovative fills and his double bass pedal. He speaks softly but carries powerful sticks.

In 2010, The Bloody Five released their first EP, Bedroom Music, which was well received by fans and given positive reviews. The band worked hard to manage and promote itself and collaborate with different people also yearning to express their artisitic passion in different ways.

The band has performed at several venues including TK’s (Aurora), The Drake Hotel, The Central (as a nominee for the Toronto Independent Music Awards), The Rockpile, The Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace, Reggie’s Bar (Montreal), The Bovine Sex Club (Envol Et Macadam finals), The Hideout (for Canadian Music Fest and NXNE showcases), The Hardluck Bar, Dundas Square, Less Than Level (Oakville), Theatre Aurora, The Corktown Pub (Hamilton) for the Y108 Spring Music Fest,  Hollywood on the Queensway (Roundtable / Indie Love Radio Showcase), Velvet Underground, and Rancho Relaxo (Indie Machine / Indie Love Radio Showcase).

Two songs from the first EP have been selected for compilations and most tracks have also been remixed as electronica thanks to Jacob Hipel of Basement Love. Songs from the first EP are on rotation at Humber Radio and CFMU (McMaster) and the track, “Never Again”, has been included in the Rock Band 3 video game.

The band is excited to release a full length album, single, and music video early in 2012. The entire album is produced and engineered by Derek Hoffman, singer from Brighter Brightest, one of the bands recently featured on Much Music’s Discovered.

The first single, (I Wanna Go To) New York City is the band’s rendition of a punk classic by The Demics. This track was mixed by Brian Moncarz. The band travelled to New York City in the summer of 2011 to shoot a video for the song with the help of Kevin McLaughlin, owner of Autoshare, Chris Nelson and videographer, Martin Wojtunik. CBGB’s and The Ramones will be part of the video somehow.

The album was mastered by Joao Carvalho at his very special mastering space in downtown Toronto.

Stay tuned!

The Bloody Five is
 
Guitar – Tomi Fear
Vocals – KD
Bass – Chris Hau
Drums-  Raw Beats

 

Contact The Bloody Five:

The Bloody Five Offical Site

Tallulah Darling

Toronto Band Tallulah Darling

Indie / Powerpop / Rock

Toronto Band Tallulah DarlingTallulah Darling is an exciting new all girl pop/rock band from Toronto Canada. These four extremely talented musicians have come together from across the GTA, with a passion for music…um..ok..an obsession for music.

On their own they have collectively played at most of the clubs from Toronto through to Hamilton. They write their own songs, spend a great deal of time dancing to the bands that play before them and expertly manage to have a great deal of fun. They are currently being played on radio stations across Canada.

The Band:

Elora Taylor – Lead vocalist and acclaimed songwriter, Elora has written over 100 songs and has received recognition from: Billboard World Songwriting contest, CosmoGirl Magazine and the Expose Yourself songwriting contest. Television credits include; “In a Song” and “Balcony TV”
 Dee Filc – Bass Guitarist and Background vocals. Traveled to Europe to compete in the Choir Olympics.
Alex Pearl– Lead Guitar, 9 years of playing experience
Michelle Ervin- Drums, 14 years playing experience

The band has played at all the major venues around the city including: The Opera House (we won band of the night!), The Central, Lee’s Palace, The Mod Club (our first encore!), The Rivoli, Corktown Pub, DC Music Theater, The Poor Alex, The Bovine Sex Club (part of Indie Week), Sneaky Dee’s, The Hideout (as part of Indie Week)

 

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Tallulah Darling Offical Site

Glass Ampp

Toronto Band Glass Ampp

Rock

Toronto Band Glass AmppWhether one or one thousand people are in attendance, Glass Ampp rocks the stage with the same passion and drive that have catapulted them to one of the hottest indie-rock bands to come out of Canada. The childhood friends (Steve Porretta / Vocals, Gianluca Mauro / Lead Guitar, Anthony Ascenzi / Drums, and Steve Piersanti / Bass Guitar) have shown the dedication and persistence needed in order to take the next step in their young and potential-filled careers. From jam sessions to sold out concert halls, Glass Ampp has grown tremendously since its formation in late 2009. After being selected the 2010 Worldwide Showcase Champions the band went on to finish the 2010 year being showcased in the Canadian Music Week. As well as being part of the 2011 CMW, Glass Ampp broadened their musical resume by being selected the 2011 Junofest Award Recipients and granted the honour to perform at the Junofest with some of Canada’s best musical talent. Individually the band members have a long list of accolades and accomplishments, most notably performances at the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy, 2011) and the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival, 2009)

 

Contact Glass Ampp:

Glass Ampp MySpace

20 Amp Soundchild

Toronto Band 20 Amp Soundchild

Alternative / Indie / Rock

Toronto Band 20 Amp Soundchild

20 Amp Soundchild grew up in Pickering, Ontario; originally forming in 2008 and completing their first album, the self-titled, ’20 Amp Soundchild’ in the summer of 2009.

20amp’s debut EP was recorded and produced at the Pocket Studios in Toronto by Mike Turner of Crash Karma (formerly of Our Lady Peace). In Turner’s words, “I like that they have a sound of their own,” he says. “Nick’s vocals and Justin’s guitar atop David and Ryan’s solid rhythm section add up to more than the sum of their individual parts. Unique chord voicings and melody, to me at least, are the signature of 20 Amp Soundchild. I saw them at the Horseshoe and just knew we could do something good. I’m proud of the EP and even though it was done fast I think the results speak for themselves. I can’t wait for more music from these guys, they’re just finding their voice as a group and I only see them going from strength to strength.”

The songs have made an aggressive push into the indie rock sound while maintaining progressive rock roots and pushing for real pop sensibilities. The highly anticipated EP entitled, “The Others” was released April 19, 2011 and garnered a coveted spot on MTV Drops. The album has sold over 750 units to date.

In the past nine months 20 Amp Soundchild have been featured on Alan Cross’ Explore Music website and MTV.ca, they have showcased during Canadian Music Fest, opened for Hollerado, were awarded the 102.1 The Edge ‘Indie Online Band of the Month’ for June 2011, showcased at NXNE, released their very first music video (for “Naked Silhouettes”), were selected for Indie Week in October and just received a MuchFACT video grant.

The boys recently travelled to Wiarton, ON to compete for a coveted spot at the Wiarton Willie Festival in February 2012. They won this battle of the bands and were awarded with the opening act for a major headliner at the Groundhog Day festivities. In years past, headliners have been April Wine and Big Wreck!

The title of ‘Indie Online Band of the Month’ guaranteed 20 Amp Soundchild a bit of airplay on 102.1 The Edge. As Alan Cross stated, 20 Amp Soundchild are a “Straight ahead radio-friendly rock band from Pickering, Ontario, who have opened for everyone from Kim Mitchell to My Darkest Days.”

The lads have played all over Toronto, in many of the big name venues. 20amp intend on touring in the near future, playing shows across southern Ontario and into Montreal.

What sets 20 Amp Soundchild apart from their peers is their ability to write and perform radio friendly rock/pop tunes while still demonstrating a serious knowledge and fervour for genuine soulful musicianship.

20 Amp Soundchild count the following bands as their musical influences: The Police, Radiohead, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Broken Social Scene, Kings of Leon, The Arkells, Jack White, Silversun Pickups and Metric, to name a few…

 

Contact 20 Amp Soundchild:

20 Amp Soundchild Myspace