Show Review – Chad Brownlee & Tim Hicks: Two Tours Collide

Who: Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks When: January 16, 2017 Venue: Club Regent Event Centre Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genre: Country Who parties and rocks out this much on a Monday night in the middle of January? Everyone at Club Regent Event Centre, that’s who! When West meets East in the longitudinal centre of Canada, that’s […]

On The Spot with Tim Hicks & Chad Brownlee

January 16, 2017. This was the date for the last night of the Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks combined tour aptly named Two Tours Collide (their respective tours are Hearts on Fire and Shake These Walls). Canadian Beats contributor Nanci Dagg sat down with these two dynamic country music artists (or “two fun guys” as they say) in […]

JJ Shiplett to Release Debut Album Something to Believe In on January 27

 JJ Shiplett just might have a life changing year this year, and it all starts with the release of this full-length debut album Something to Believe In on January 27, 2017. The singer-songwriter hailing from Calgary, spent time in Toronto and Nashville creating a soulful and emotional collection of songs. The 11-track album showcases Shiplett’s impressive vocal […]

David James Announces His 2017 Western Tour Dates and the Release of His New Single “What If I Don’t”

Award-winning Canadian country music artist David James (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) has announced that he’s hitting the road this January with stops in northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This five-stop tour has him opening for Chad Brownlee (Hearts on Fire Tour), performing with up-and-upcoming country music duo Leaving Thomas, as well as a […]

Review – Virginia To Vegas

Album: Utopian Release Date; December 2, 2016 Download Genre: Indie Pop   Canadian Beats’ readers might recognize the name Virginia To Vegas. The artist has been featured several times on our website over the course of two years through his single releases.  The Toronto-based artist has not only released his single “Lights Out” which landed him […]

Review – Lesley Pike

Album: December Release Date: November 2, 2016 Link: Genre: Rock Toronto, Ontario based Rock singer/songwriter Lesley Pike, has just released her newest album entitled December. Lesley Pike has been in the music industry since the age of seven when she began taking vocal lessons. Lesley’s career has been growing ever since branching out to the […]

New album and tour announcement for Big Wreck

Platinum-selling Canadian rock icons, Big Wreck have announced the release of their 5th full length studio album, Grace Street (ole/Warner Music Canada/Rounder Records) available everywhere on February 3, 2017.  The video for the album’s first single, “One Good Piece of Me” is also now available on the band’s YouTube channel.  It was directed by Nikki Ormerod and […]