micah barnes

Interview: Micah Barnes

November 2, 2017 thewire 0

(November 2017) I first met Micah Barnes back in the 80’s when we were both lads cutting our musical teeth. He was playing the iconic clubs of Queen St, while I busked outside them. One thing that struck me was his dynamic presence, ability to entertain… and the voice! It […]

Ed Robertson

Interview: Ed Roberston

October 2, 2017 thewire 0

(Oct 2017) Ed Robertson and Steven Page met in grade school and after attending the same Peter Gabriel concert, they bumped into each other again at local Harvey’s and the rest is history. They’ve won Junos, Grammy Nominations, Billboard nods…The Barenaked Ladies are another one of those Canadian iconic bands […]

Pat Temple

Interview: Pat Temple

August 31, 2017 thewire 0

(September 2017) In 2015 Pat released, ‘Day For Day’ and carried on the swing tradition of his 90’s cult hits ‘Salamander Bones’ and ‘Playin’ Havoc With My Heart’. He describes his music as inspired by Western Swing, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Roadhouse Soul and he has become a recognized commodity […]

Patricia Conroy

Interview: Patricia Conroy

August 2, 2017 thewire 0

(August 2017) Patricia Conroy burst on to the country music scene in the early 90’s with a freshly minted debut album “Blue Angel,” which gifted her two top 10 singles, “This Time” and “Take Me With You.” Two years later, her second album “Bad Day for Trains” dropped four top 10 […]

tom cochrane

Interview: Tom Cochrane

July 1, 2017 thewire 0

(July 2017) There are just a handful of musicians that can be considered true Canadian rock icons, and Tom Cochrane is one of them. The son of a bush pilot from Manitoba, he’d go on to write more than his fair share of hit songs, including some the most listened to […]

John Payne

Interview: John Payne

June 5, 2017 thewire 0

(June 2017) John Payne became the frontman of British superband Asia in1992 replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton and he continued until 2006, when the original lineup decided to reunite. While fronting the band, Asia released 8 studio albums, several live albums and toured internationally. Then in 2007 the original band decided […]

Ailie-Robertson

Interview: Ailie Robertson

May 4, 2017 thewire 0

Ailie Robertson is an award winning composer, performer and creative curator. She’s the recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship for her work and the founder of Lorimer Productions, with the aim of increasing the profile and visibility of both traditional and contemporary music in Scotland. Now she’s bringing her […]

Anvil

Interview: Steve Kudlow of Anvil

April 4, 2017 thewire 0

If you’re a fan of Heavy Metal music you’ll not have forgotten the contribution that Canada’s grandfathers of metal “Anvil” have made to the scene. They’ve influenced bands like the Scorpions, Slayer & Whitesnake, fostered the heavy metal hair bands of the 80’s & 90’s and have had the likes […]

Interview: Lennie Gallant

March 4, 2017 thewire 0

Considered one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, East Coast native Lennie Gallant returns to Peterborough this month, thanks to the folks at Folk Under the Clock. He is the recipient of an Order of Canada, a multiple award winning songwriter, a staunch supporter of Maritime music and now he can add […]

Interview: Royal Wood

February 4, 2017 thewire 0

Royal Wood is a Juno nominated singer songwriter, who calls Lakefield home. Though he doesn’t get home often, performing over 250 dates a year, Royal will make a pit-stop at Showplace on Valentines Day, when he’ll perform songs from his latest CD “Ghost Light.” Busy? You bet! Later this year […]