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MAYBE MAY donates $1,500 to Mississauga Food Bank

Mississauga’s MAYBE MAY has generated $1,500 with their song “Through Your Eyes”. Cowritten by Demetrius NathMatt Zaddy & Kendra Charest-French, the band enlisted 2020 JUNO Award winning engineer Kevin Dietz to fill the producer’s seat and Michael “Crusty” Amaral as the videographer. 

Featured on the song is a diverse and talented group of artists, starting with Filipino-Canadian Arlene, country star Alessia Cohle, Chris Hummel of retro rock n’ roll outfit The Dreamboats, Michael Ursini from award-winning rock band Uforia, singer-songwriter Tennyson King as well as Jasmine Virginia, front-woman of ethereal prog-rock POLARITY.

The project was made possible thanks to Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre & Metalworks Studios.

Through Your Eyes was released September 2020 via MAYBE MAY’s BandCamp (https://bit.ly/33bELlh) with a one-dollar minimum donation to access the song. 100% of proceeds collected has gone to aid the efforts of The Mississauga Food Bank.­ 

MAYBE MAY is set to release a brand new song this coming Friday September 3rd, in partnership with Mississauga Arts Council.

Canadian Music Week and Mississauga Music Award winner, Dani Kristina, releases her new disco-pop single entitled “Gambler”

The music video features TikTok sensation @katamogz, owner of EN FLIQUE Creative

Award winning artist Dani Kristina, releases her hot new disco-pop single entitled “Gambler” and the official music video featuring TikTok star @katamogz. Inspired by personal experiences and from those around her, “Gambler” reflects on the imagery of relationships depicting the idea of wondering whether or not the other individual reciprocates the same feelings. Produced by Grammy-nominee Trevor James Anderson and written by Dani Kristina, the new single is an energetic disco-pop track that sonically encompasses sounds similar to Dua Lipa, the “new” Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson. This past year Dani Kristina was named the Best New Solo Artist by Canadian Music Week and Mississauga Music. Her music video for “Drift Away,” won Best Pop Music Video at Dropout Entertainment’s Independent Canadian Music Video Awards.

The single is now available on all streaming platforms including Apple Music Spotify and YouTube.

“Gambler” is an energetic disco-pop song inspired by the vintage synths of various influences, telling the story of a failed relationship when one person is more invested than the other. With the music video featuring TikTok star @katamogz (En Flique Creative), this song explores the risks of being “all in” to somebody without being aware of the risks. The music video was self-directed and edited by Dani Kristina, but she also worked with cinematographer Paul Persic to make the vision come to life. Taking place in a vintage casino, the symbolism of the lyrical story is shown through Dani Kristina and a girl playing blackjack, where the dealer represents the person they both have feelings for, and as the two “play” for him, he ultimately holds the cards that decides who wins.

The release of “Gambler” is just the beginning for Dani Kristina. In the coming months she will be releasing more tracks that explore the relationship presented in “Gambler,” and one’s feelings as they change over time. Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up with new releases!

RIVER NORTH DUO PRESENTS VIRTUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

River North featuring Award-Winning singer/songwriters Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine are pleased to be teaming up with Nurse Next Door Mississauga to present their 5th Annual Celebration of Irish and Scottish Music “Celtic Roots”. The popular concert will air live on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17, 2021at 7pm on the River North Facebook page at facebook.com/RiverNorthCanada and live on Youtube.

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Canada’s Leahy Is Back With Their New Album “Good Water”

“Good Water” and the single “Tears” both drop everywhere on February 26

JUNO Award-winning, Canadian progressive folk-roots group LEAHY is set to release the new single “Tears” from their upcoming album GOOD WATER. “Tears” is the third single from the album and both will be available on all major platforms Friday, February 26th.

Produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winning (and fellow Canadian) David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Afro Celt Sound System), the band feels that Good Water is their most ambitious recording project to date. With stunning lead vocals, sibling harmonies throughout, and lush, polished production, it would be hard to disagree. 

Good Water from LEAHY
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David Leask Announces New Record “Voyageur in Song” Created on Canada’s Most Historical Instrument

The Six String Nation Guitar is comprised of over 60 pieces from Canada’s diverse history and heritage. 

Upcoming Record Release: September 18, 2020

Voyageur in Song

A decorated artist with international acclaim, Leask has been dubbed “the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner” by Songwriters Magazine, having won in numerous contests including USA and International Songwriting Competitions. He was also a runner-up in the John Lennon 70th Birthday Song Contest. 

The first record to follow his 2018 release, “Six in 6/8”, “Voyageur in Song” was written and recorded on a uniquely Canadian instrument – the Six String Nation guitar nicknamed Voyageur – built from over 64 pieces of natural, indigenous, oral, recorded and contemporary history from every province and territory in Canada. These pieces include fragments of wood from one of Wayne Grezky’s hockey sticks, Canada’s Parliament, John Ware’s cabin, Nova Scotia’s Pier 21, Nancy Greene’s Olympic ski, and dozens more historical elements. The strap and case also contain numerous Canadian historical items, such as Col. Chris Hadfield’s mission patch, Karin Kain’s tutu, and pieces from Gord Downie’s final tour wardrobe. 

Four years in the making, “Voyageur in Song” is a record that honours both the pain and the beauty in Canada’s history, highlighting Leask’s poignant songwriting and vocals with original songs inspired by the stories built into the guitar. After crossing paths with the guitar’s creator, Toronto author, speaker, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, Jowi Taylor, Taylor offered the guitar to Leask to experiment with. Noting that he “had no idea what was going to happen” when he held the “priceless, guitar”, every musical idea Leask heard in the writing sessions became a song. 

From honouring the mythic and tragic story of the sacred Golden Spruce of Haida Gwaii in “Against the Grain” to telling the story of a Mi’kmaq father and fisherman from Lennox Island, P.E.I. in “The Legend of Joe Labobe”, the record is a musical journey across the country, introducing listeners to people and places that reveal the story of Canada through fresh eyes and ears. Also included are stories from coastal Labrador, rural Saskatchewan and Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall

The record’s feature track, “Les Chansons Du Voyageur” was written as tribute to the guitar and all its diverse and conflicting pieces of Canadian history and culture from coast to coast. “The piece of wood from Louis Riel’s school lives in the guitar right across from the wood from Sir John A. MacDonald’s sideboard.” Whether percussion, bass, lead or rhythm guitar, the musicians on the track each played their parts on Voyageur, creating a unique, full-bodied sound – another noteworthy aspect to an already remarkable project. 

The album was recorded with numerous veteran Canadian musicians including Justin Abedin (Jacksoul, Nelly Furtado), Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings) and Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk). 

“Voyageur In Song” will be available everywhere on September 18, 2020.