By: Tara Thompson
I told you about the CBC Searchlight contest not too long ago and I hope you all looked through and gave some bands a vote. I know there’s a whole lot of bands to look through and it can be quite overwhelming. You’re in luck though. I took the work out of it for you and I’m giving you a run down on some of my early favourites. Of course, I didn’t get a chance to go through all the submissions, but I did go through different regions and tried to pick two that stood out to me from each province.
Elephants In Trouble – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Elephants-In-Trouble
Scrapes – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/scrapes
Fable – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Fable/
Sweet Talking Liars – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Sweet-Talking-Liars/
Scary Bear Soundtrack – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Scary-Bear-Soundtrack/
Kyle MacDougall – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Kyle-MacDougall
3 Across Dee Eye – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/3-ACROSS-DEE-EYE/
Bryce N.D Young – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Bryce-ND-Young
We’d love to see your picks for this contest! Who did we miss? Send us links!
This round of voting ends April 6th where the competition will be cut down. Stay tuned to see if our favorites make it to the next round, and who we pick in round two.
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.