Review – Desirée Dawson

Album: Wild Heart Release Date: February 24, 2017 Download Genre: Indie/Soul Vancouver, BC-based Indie/Soul singer and songwriter Desirée Dawson, released her newest album entitled Wild Heart on February 24. Desirée Dawson is a 26 years old talented young lady that grabbed the attention of the nation when she won the CBC Music’s Searchlight Competition last […]

Review – The Matinée

Album: Dancing on Your Grave Date: February 17, 2017 Download Genre: Roots/Rock/Folk/Alt-Country Label: Light Organ Records Vancouver folk rock band The Matinée released their newest eleven track album ‘Dancing on Your Grave’ via Light Organ Records on February 17th. The four (Matt Layzell, Matt Rose, Pete Lemon, and Geoff Petrie) released two singles prior to […]

Tim Hicks First Single “Get By” Goes PLATINUM!

2017 so far has given country music star Tim Hicks two massive reasons to celebrate. FIRST – February 6: the day that Tim Hicks debut single “Get By” goes PLATINUM! This is what the whole country music community is “buzz buzz buzzing like a neon sign” about right now.  It was released in December 2012 […]

Vancouver based rockers, The Matinée to release sophomore album on February 17th

Vancouver, BC based band, The Matinée will be releasing their sophomore album, Dancing On Your Grave on February 17th via Light Organ Records. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, so be sure to head there now. The album was recorded over two sessions at Vancouver’s 604 Studios and produced by Jamie Candiloro. “Dancing […]

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 […]