Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache

Melanie Peterson, live at Free Times Cafe for last night’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” launch.   It was standing room only at Free Times Café last night, as Melanie Peterson celebrated the launch of her new holiday single “Christmas Breaks My Heart”, featuring the talents of fellow Toronto-based singer/songwriter guests Matt Gerber and Angela Saini.Continue reading “Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache”

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Emily Mac’s California daydreamin’ in her first single “California This Winter”

Singer/songwriter Emily Mac released her first single earlier this week: “California This Winter,” available for download/purchase on iTunes and viewing on YouTube. Featuring Mac’s powerful and soulful vocals, the arrangement inspired by the R&B, gospel-infused sounds of Motown, “California This Winter” is not just a lament for the season, but one of the heart andContinue reading “Emily Mac’s California daydreamin’ in her first single “California This Winter””

Laura L’Rock turns the dial up to 11 in new music vid Rock’s Not Dead

Hey kids! Take a moment to rock out to Laura L’Rock’s latest music vid “Rock’s Not Dead” – featuring band members Don (owner and driver of the vintage hearse Bleeding Betty) and Dennis Colautti, Nelson Sobral (Melting Pot, Songwriters Circle of Jerks and Red Falcon White Lightning), High Heels Lo Fi, the late Nik BeatContinue reading “Laura L’Rock turns the dial up to 11 in new music vid Rock’s Not Dead”

Beautifully candid & vulnerable – Angela Saini’s “Something Like I’m Beautiful” music vid

Just released today, Angela Saini’s new music video “Something Like I’m Beautiful” is a lovely visual realization of the song, from her latest CD Leap. It’s one of my favourite songs; beautifully candid and vulnerable, it speaks to a feeling that every woman has had at some point – and, in some cases, all tooContinue reading “Beautifully candid & vulnerable – Angela Saini’s “Something Like I’m Beautiful” music vid”

She’s Listening Toronto II – five lovely & talented women make beautiful music for a great cause

What a pleasure being out at The Cameron House for She’s Listening Toronto II last night! This fundraiser in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada featured five amazing female singer/songwriters, all bringing their talents and positive energy to the stage in support of a great cause: Heather Hill, Kat Leonard, Melanie Peterson, Angela Saini and Jessica Speziale.Continue reading “She’s Listening Toronto II – five lovely & talented women make beautiful music for a great cause”

New Heather Hill music vid makes me Stupid Happy

I absolutely love this super fun, quirky, sweet love song – and this amazing music video by Toronto-based singer/songwriter and bringer of positive vibes Heather Hill: You can catch Heather Hill live, along with Kat Leonard, Melanie Peterson, Angela Saini and Jessica Speziale, tonight (Wed, June 4) at The Cameron House for She’s Listening TorontoContinue reading “New Heather Hill music vid makes me Stupid Happy”

Pop that rocks – blueVenus CMW2014 gig @ Silver Dollar Room

Back out for some Canadian Music Week music goodness last night – this time, at Toronto’s iconic music venue the Silver Dollar Room for blueVenus. blueVenus brings pop that rocks – punched up with a bit of funk, Motown, blues and jazz – and they moved us with selections from CDs Grin and the recentContinue reading “Pop that rocks – blueVenus CMW2014 gig @ Silver Dollar Room”

I HATE TODD brings high-energy, big fun & kickass sounds @ Horseshoe Tavern for The Moves – Pt. 1 CD launch

At long last, Toronto band I HATE TODD launched their debut CD The Moves Pt. 1 at the iconic Horseshoe Tavern last night – and what a big fun night of music and celebration it was! In addition to an outstanding performance from I HATE TODD, the evening’s festivities also included some truly kickass openingContinue reading “I HATE TODD brings high-energy, big fun & kickass sounds @ Horseshoe Tavern for The Moves – Pt. 1 CD launch”

Jessica Speziale’s “Brace Yourself” music video

Jessica Speziale launched her first official music video for her song “Brace Yourself,” one of the featured tracks on her Dear Reverie CD, on Saturday night at Cherry Colas in Toronto, during the Music City North music fest. Here’s the video, scripted, directed and shot by Bruce Nagy: I interviewed Speziale about the video onContinue reading “Jessica Speziale’s “Brace Yourself” music video”