Interview: Bazil Donovan of Blue Rodeo

December 1, 2018 thewire 0

(December 2018) The year was 1984 and Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Bob Wiseman decided to put together a band and call it Blue Rodeo. Joined by bassist Bazil Donovan and Cleave Anderson on the drums, they began gigging around Toronto. Both Wiseman and Anderson eventually left the band, but Bazil […]

Interview: Liona Boyd

November 1, 2018 thewire 0

(November 2018) Talking with Liona Boyd is like talking with royalty. Five time Juno award winner, she has performed, solo and orchestral concerts, around the world, had her own television specials, and recorded twenty-eight albums, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum. She has played for dozens of world […]

Interview: Raine Maida

October 1, 2018 thewire 0

Not every musician gets the feeling they’re launching a new band after being a rock superstar for twenty years already. Perhaps best know as the vocalist and founding member of Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida is also an accomplished solo artist with six releases to his career. In 1999 he […]

Interview: Bentwood Rocker

September 1, 2018 thewire 0

The year is ’78 and after more than a decade of performing mostly cover material as the popular Canadian band, “Sands of Time”, musicians Eric Baragar, Mike Goettler, Steve Smith and Tim Campbell decided to take a new direction. They’d start writing and recording their own material, change the band’s […]

Interview: Genevieve Fisher

August 1, 2018 thewire 0

Genevieve has earned 6 top 50 national country hits. Her last two, “Take It On Home” and “You Me We” climbed into Canada’s top 20 and top 30 respectively. Genevieve has continued to expand her influence on the Canadian Country Music scene earning Female Artist of the Year nominations at […]

Interview: Chris Murphy

July 1, 2018 thewire 0

Chris Murphy and Andrew Scott met at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where they both attended in 1991. A year later Sloan released their full-length album “Smeared” on Geffen Records. They followed it up with the critically acclaimed “Twice Removed,” a bunch of Juno nominations and a […]

Interview: Howard Jones

June 1, 2018 thewire 0

(June 2018) British singer songwriter and 80’s synth pop pioneer Howard Jones is making his way from across the pond to Peterborough this summer. His first single, “New Song”, was released in September 1983 and reached the Top 30 in the US and the Top 5 in the UK. It […]

Interview: Danny Michel

May 1, 2018 thewire 0

(May 2018)  Singer songwriter and performer Danny Michel considers himself A.D.D. when it comes to his musical offerings. Find his records in the folk, pop, world and even classical sections of any playlist, and you’ll be drawn to the common thread that is the passion for what he’s doing. Nominated for […]

Interview: Measha Brueggergosman

April 1, 2018 thewire 0

(April 2018) Measha was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and as a child, began singing in the choir of her local Baptist church, where father served as a deacon. As a young adult she obtained a B.Mus. from the University of Toronto and later moved to Germany to study and […]

The Sheepdogs

Interview: Jimmy Bowskill of The Sheepdogs

March 1, 2018 thewire 0

The Sheepdogs are a Canadian rock and roll band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Formed in 2006, they released their first CD in 2007. By 2011, they became the first unsigned band to ever make the cover of Rolling Stone and they haven’t looked back. The band’s 2010 release Learn & Burn […]