Canadian Beats will be attending the Juno Awards this year and we’re excited. The awards are taking place in Calgary, AB on April 3, 2016 and our writer, Heather Young will be there throughout the events of the week covering, so be sure to keep an eye out for her coverage on our social media sites, as well as the main website.
We’ve decided to do a countdown of interviews with some of the artists involved this year, whether they are nominated or performing at JUNOfest, and today we have the spectacular Calgary, AB based pop band, The New Electric. These guys will be performing on April 2 at The Nite Owl and you don’t want to miss it! Get more information HERE! Find out what lead vocalist, Kyle McKearney had to say about JUNOfest and much more!
First off, care to introduce yourself?
Love to!! Hello lovelies, my name is Kyle McKearney and I am the singer for The New Electric
Where were you when you found out you were part of JUNOFest?
We were in our rehearsal space practicing! It was very exciting news and it was cool that we received it together.
What can you tell us about your upcoming performance at JUNOFest?
We will be performing at the Nite Owl on April 2nd at 9pm. We’re opening the show for some great bands!! Open Air, Love Coast, and The Sweets. It’s so cool that the Junos are in our home city this year. We’re gonna do our best to make Calgary proud!
What are you most looking forward to at the 2016 Juno awards festivities?
I think we’re most looking forward to seeing our friends from other bands and to interacting with so much Canadian talent and industry. These kinds is festivals are always the best times to hang with people who are like you!
Is there a specific performer you are anxious to see?
We wanna go see Shawn Hook and The Weekend! Shawn is a friend who is currently smashing the US. He’s playing at Flames Central and we don’t wanna miss it. We’re big Weekend fans, stoked that he’s performing at the awards!
If you could give one up & coming Canadian band a piece of advice, what would it be?
Work hard, be patient, be honest and transparent, be you.
What’s up next for you?
We’ve just release our latest single “Inside Out” to Canadian radio and the video is dropping the 28th. We’re getting lined up for festivals and touring season and can’t wait to get out and play!
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Of course!! We love our #Sparks and can’t wait to get out and see you all this year. Thanks for all your constant support, you’ve kept “Life’s What You Make It” in the top 20 for 7 consecutive weeks and we couldn’t do it without you. #hugs
Get The New Electric’s single, “Inside Out” on iTunes now!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.