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Francesco Yates release new single, Better To Be Loved
Feb 18 2015

Now that Valentines Day has come and gone, I think it's become evident to all of us that it's 'Better To Be Loved'.  Francesco Yates agrees.  The brand new single from Francesco, which has also been crowned the #1 most added song on Top 40, Hot AC, and AC radio stations, has been released.  

Titled 'Better To Be Loved', Francesco shows off his wide vocal range in this track.  'Better To Be Love' is now available to download and stream.

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Pre-sale begins on Ron Sexsmith’s Carousel One
Feb 18 2015

Ron Sexsmith fans can today begin pre-ordering Carousel One, the latest album from the multi-Juno award winning singer- songwriter.  Fans ordering CD or 180 gram vinyl through Ron’s website or digital album from iTunes will receive instant downloads of “Saint Bernard” and “Can’t Get My Act Together”.  An additional 5 tracks will be delivered in the weeks leading up to the March 31 release date.

Additionally, the lyric video for 'Saint Bernard', the first single off of Carousel One is now up on YouTube!

ROCK GUITAR SENSATION PHILIP SAYCE TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT, INFLUENCE, APRIL 7, 2015
Feb 17 2015

Warner Music Canada has set April 7 as the release date for Influence, the major label debut from rock guitar sensation Philip Sayce.  Originally released in Europe in late August 2014 to critical acclaim, the Canadian version of Influence will include two new songs led by the first single, Philip’s incendiary version of the Ten Years After classic “I’d Love To Change The World.” The video for “I’d Love To Change The World” is now live on Philip’s Youtube Channel.

“Clapton, Page, Hendrix…Philip Sayce.  The young guitarist reviving blues-rock.”
– London Metro, UK

Fans who pre-order Influence from iTunes will immediately receive the single, “I’d Love To Change The World.”  A special direct to consumer offer of CD, t-shirt and custom poster is available to order now on the Philip Sayce web-store.

The release of Influence will be preceded by a series of intimate club shows across Canada (see dates below).

“I am beyond ecstatic to collaborate with Warner Music Canada and to focus my creative energies in my home country,” said Philip Sayce of the signing.  “The intention of my own music is to continue the message, power, love, and inspiration that I experience in every artist that has influenced me.”

Born in Wales and raised in Toronto, Canada, Philip Sayce’s love of the guitar started at an early age when his parents introduced him to all of the classics, notably, Clapton, Hendrix, and Beck.  He started playing guitar as a teen and before long was winning admirers at blues jam nights at Grossman’s Tavern in downtown Toronto.  One such admirer was legendary guitarist Jeff Healey who invited Philip to join his band with whom he toured the world for the next couple of years.  After a move to Los Angeles, producer John Shanks introduced Philip to Melissa Etheridge who recruited him for her band. Over the next several years Philip performed on Melissa Etheridge’s albums and was featured during her live sets on world tours.

Influence is powerful enough to turn him in to Canada’s next homegrown guitar hero.”
– Toronto Sun

Influence is a culmination of sounds, colors, emotions, and artists who have directly helped to shape my approach and love of music,” said Philip. 

In 2009 Philip released Peace Machine, the first of three solo albums that established him as one of the leading lights in a new generation of blues-rock guitarists.  With each subsequent release (Ruby Electric and Steamroller) his reputation continued to grow. Philip’s musical life hit a high point in 2013 with his unforgettable performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  “It was a special experience that reinforced my love of music and commitment to honour the musical integrity of my heroes,” Sayce says.  “I’m going out there in the studio and onstage to do my best and perform from my heart every time.” 

In January 2015 Philip signed with Warner Music Canada who will release his fourth album, Influence, produced by Dave Cobb and featuring songs by artists that have inspired Philip over the years as well as original compositions.  Two new recordings produced by Michael Nielsen at Revolution Studios in Toronto are included on the Canadian version of Influence.

“…a career-best record. Influence is worth the wait.”
– Classic Rock Magazine, UK

Philip Sayce tour dates:
March 10              Petit Campus                     Montreal, QC
March 12              The Rainbow                      Ottawa, ON
March 14              JunoFest (TBC)                   Hamilton, ON
March 18              The Rivoli                             Toronto, ON
March 20              Violet’s Venue                    Barrie, ON
March 25              The Artery                          Edmonton, AB
March 26              Ironwood                               Calgary, AB
March 27              The Vat                                Red Deer, AB

Pre-order Influence now on iTunes!

 

Eleven Past One announce tour
Feb 13 2015

Eleven Past One are hitting the road this spring, and they want to see you!  Heading out on a co-headline tour with Rebel Coast, Eleven Past One will be playing shows throughout Ontario and Quebec.

Want to be have a VIP experience on the tour?  In select cities, you can now meet the band, witness an intimate acoustic performance, and get a signed tour poster with their VIP package, now on sale. 

Mar 26 - Theatre Cambrian - Sudbury, ON
Mar 28 - Club Soda  - Montreal, QC
Mar 29 - Moustache Club - Oshawa, ON
May 1 - The Mansion - Kingston, ON
May 2 - Rum Runners - London, ON
May 3 - Revival - Toronto, ON 

Playlists of the week
Feb 13 2015

Country Love with Brett KisselLet that special someone know exactly how you feel this Valentine’s Day with these new Country love songs handpicked by Brett Kissel... featuring songs by Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge & more!  Listen + Subscribe!

Love Makes Me DanceVictoria Duffield loves to dance! What better way to spend Valentine’s Day then doing what you love... featuring songs by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Paramore & more!  Listen + Subscribe!