Interview: Stephen Fearing

December 4, 2022 thewire 0

Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of song writing and performing, while washing dishes to stay alive. Fast forward 30 years and he […]

Bif Naked

Interview: Bif Naked

September 13, 2022 thewire 0

Bif Naked is a celebrated and notorious performer in music, TV, film, and dance, and a tireless advocate and Humanitarian. Orphaned in India, emancipated by punk rock, and empowered by surviving breast cancer, kidney failure, heart surgery, divorce, and surviving as a Woman in The Entertainment Industry for twenty-five years, […]

Interview: Elyse Saunders

December 17, 2021 thewire 0

Peterborough’s own, Elyse Saunders has been taking the Canadian Country music scene by storm. In a year when most musicians were sitting on the sidelines, Elyse was racking up the ribbons. Two award nominations from the Country Music Association of Ontario for Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star […]


March 1, 2020 thewire 0

A Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician, singer songwriter, David’s best known as the lead vocalist of the 70’s jazz rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears. His first album with the band in 1968 sold ten million copies worldwide, won five Grammy Awards and featured three iconic hit singles, “You’ve Made Me […]

Interview: Murray McLauchlan

February 1, 2020 thewire 0

Murray began writing songs and performing them in his late teens. Hanging around the coffeehouses of Toronto he was also a staple performer on the folk festival circuit where he rubbed shoulders and shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic folk performers. 1970 he signed with True […]

Michael Bell

January 4, 2020 thewire 0

It’s been said I’ve worn many hats over the years. Publisher, promoter, festival organizer, activist, I’ve even run for Parliament a couple of times. But did you know, as a teenager, I began fronting bands, including years with local cult success Strobic Axe? After highschool I traveled the country as […]

Alex Cuba

Interview: Alex Cuba

December 1, 2019 thewire 0

Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Alex was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists. He came to Canada in 1999, and by 2004 recorded his solo debut album “Humo De Tobaco”, which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of […]

Matt Dusk

Interview: Matt Dusk

November 1, 2019 thewire 0

Matthew-Aaron “Matt” Dusk is a Canadian jazz vocalist. He has four certified gold albums, two certified platinum albums and three number one radio hits. From the earliest of days singing in St Michael’s Choir, he knew he wanted to be a performer. Later he graduated from York University where he […]

Interview: Steve Poltz

October 1, 2019 thewire 0

Steve was born in Halifax and later moved with his family to California. He attended the University of San Diego, where he received a degree in political science and there met guitarist Robert Driscoll. They would form a band; The Rugburns, and release a couple of records. The band began […]

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Interview: André-Philippe Gagnon

September 1, 2019 thewire 0

Like so many successful performers, Andre-Phillipe Gagnon started entertaining early. His first imitations entertained family and friends and helped keep the bullies at bay and by highschool he had a routine and an idea of what to do with his life. In the mid and late ‘80’s he struck a […]

Interview: Brett Kissel

August 1, 2019 thewire 0

“Over the past few years, this country crooner has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards, (including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice). Brett was the recipient of the Allan Slaight Honor from Canada’s Walk of Fame (previously presented to […]

Interview: Crystal Shawanda

July 1, 2019 thewire 0

Crystal Shawanda burst onto the music scene in 2008 after her debut album “Dawn of a New Day” hit the Canadian Country Albums charts at number 2, and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at number 16. Poised to be Canada’s next big country star, instead she opted to follow […]