Mark Perry – Reviving Folk Music in Canada

Canadian folk singer-songwriter from Smithers, BC, Mark Perry, found his early musical inspirations by listening to rock and roll music in his early teenage years. Fast forward to today, it has been 27 years since Mark released his first album, Dreams of the Highway, with West Coast legend Roy Forbes.

A past West Coast Music Awards nominee, Mark’s music is known for incorporating stories about people and natural landscapes, creating authentic and vivid reactions for listeners. For Mark, creating original music that sounds different than anything else in the market is an underlying career objective, which he continues to stay true to.

Coming off the success of Northern Waters, Mark’s 10th album released in March 2016 which sold out standing-room only concerts, Mark is gearing up for the release of his next highly anticipated album, tentatively titled North West and set to be released next spring. North West will be Mark’s 3rd album with producer Jordy Walker.

When asked what advice he would offer to young aspiring Canadian folk artists, Mark insists, “If you love it, then stick with it! If you believe in what you do, then keep going for it.”

The Heels!

Vancouver’s very own, The Heels, have released their new music video “Come Aroundthat mentions BC places and is shot from Vancouver to the Coquihalla, through Merritt and the Nicola Valley. How many places can you recognize?

Supported by Creative BC, the sassy song-writers are a captivating balance of three-part harmonies, grit and glamour.

Follow The Heels at theheelsmusic.com and all major social media platforms as The Heels Music.

Website: www.theheelsmusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/theheelsmusic/
Twitter: @theheelsmusic
Instagram: @theheelsmusic


Tonic Records – Real Music for Real People

After establishing her career in the music industry at Virgin Records in the UK, Katie Wattie returned to Vancouver and founded boutique record label, Tonic Records. In addition to servicing artists as a record label, Tonic Records also provides artist management and has expanded its team to include junior managers, a sales team and a licensing department.

Tonic Records draws its brand from the ancestry of founder Kate Wattie, who is a descendant of the legendary William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Born in 1847, Buffalo Bill was an illustrious hero of the Old West, famed for his Wild West Tours across the United States and Europe. Cody’s hallmark nickname came from his matchless skills as a buffalo hunter. A champion of the Western frontier, Buffalo Bill’s rugged yet accomplished persona is what drives the heart of Tonic Records.

To date, Tonic Records prides itself for The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s Juno nomination and its Leo win for the documentary We Are The City’s. With a diverse roster of artists, Tonic Records continues to enrich the music industry by investing in real music for real people.




A Wildly Civilized Weekend.

Producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival are launching a new festival experience in Vancouver, British Columbia. SKOOKUM is about the music that moves us, the food that delights us and the art that inspires us.

Launching September 7th – 9th, 2018, Stanley Park will soon be the site for a brand new three-day festival that will celebrate diversity and creativity and will feature multiple stages of today’s best contemporary music across broad genres, styles and cultures.

This is where Urban meets the wild.

The weekend will also include a series of late night events in the downtown core branded as “SKOOKUM After Dark”.

The full festival line-up will be announced in Spring 2018.

For more information, visit: http://www.skookumfestival.com/




Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs is a triple-threat singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who is recognized in Canada for his diverse musical talents. Playing the acoustic guitar and singing, Scott entertains with an extremely wide range of original and cover songs, and can be regularly found headlining performances all over his hometown of Vancouver, and throughout Vancouver Island.

Scott has studied music at a university level, graduating from Vancouver Island University with a Diploma in Jazz Performance. He has also performed on cruise ships all over the world as a singer-songwriter. His acoustic set list consists of an array of classic hits in a number of genres, ranging from the music of the early 1950s, up to the music of today. He released his latest album Sleepless Dreams on May 9, 2017, which has an overall “west-coast folk” vibe.

“The song ‘Silent Sky’ is meaningful to me, because it is about two of my favorite things; Music and Vancouver Island,” explains Jacobs about his latest album, “The song is about one of my earliest and fondest memories of songwriting.”