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Mike O'Neill

Former lead vocalist and bassist for the bass and drum duo The Inbreds and current member of The Lodge, Mike O'Neill is a veteran of the Canadian Indie Rock scene who now records as a solo artist. His first album, What Happens Now?, was released on Perimeter Records in 2000. It features contributions by other stalwarts of the Canadian music community including Matt Murphy (flashing lights, Superfriendz) Charles Austin (Superfriendz), Michael Philip Wojewoda (Rheostatics) and Don Kerr (Rheostatics).

Read more about Mike O'Neill on Last.fm.

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Buck 65

Richard Terfry, better known as Buck 65, is a Canadian hip hop artist, MC and turntablist. However he has recently moved away from hip hop in a stylistic context, and moving closer to blues, country, rock, folk and avant-garde genres. That said, his new direction is seemingly still underpinned by an extensive background in abstract hip hop, his trademark rhyme-phrasing and lyrical aspiration evident in the altered timbre vocal delivery displayed in his more recent releases. Buck 65 has also introduced his style as crap, a mixture between country and rap.

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The Maddigans

In the past couple years The Maddigans have worked extremely hard and it's started to pay off. Their recent accomplishments include booking their 7th Canadian tour, 1st ever US tour, being featured on AbsolutePunk, playing Canadian Music Week 2011, and reaching over 13,000 fans on facebook alone. Now the band is gearing up for Canadian, US and other tours in early 2012. Check out their website here: www.facebook.com/themaddigans

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage (Nils Edenloff, Amy Cole, and Paul Banwatt) play indie-rock songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the advantage of growing up in Alberta.

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Cities Between Us

Cities Between Us houses three Icelandic/Kiwi brothers Stefan, Jo, & Valdimar Einarsson along with Canadian Joshua Cottreau, And Kiwi/Sri Lankin Nimal Fernando. The band Formed in May 2007 in Toronto, Canada and is now located in Leeds, UK. Their sound is best described as 'Progressive, Aggressive, Rock' Influenced by acts such as AC/DC, Motley Crue, Muse, & Rise Against. The band sum themselves up best in their own words "We're not only passionate for the music we create but the music industry as a whole.

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David Celia

Introducing David Celia, based out of Toronto, Canada - a world class musician who has played for audiences all over the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.
With regards to his musical style, it has been described as "roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package". Flawless 3 and 4 part harmonies are usually the first thing that audiences are drawn to in the live set but ultimately it's the songwriting that gives the music a timeless feel. David has received radio play on CBC Radio in Canada as well as on the BBC in the UK, featured on Radio2's highly regarded Bob Harris Show.

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Charles Spearin

Charles Spearin, founding member of Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene and K.C. Accidental released his debut album, The Happiness Project, on Feb. 14, 2009. The Happiness Project mixes music with spoken interviews which Spearin conducted on persons living in his own neighborhood. A theme throughout each interview is the subject of happiness. According to the album's liner notes, after the interviews Spearin would listen to the playback "for moments that were interesting in both meaning and melody," Spearin wrote.

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