Trained as a journalist, the Richmond County native spent most of the '90s at Port Hawkesbury's CIGO Radio (now 101.5 The Hawk FM) and then the town's key newspaper, The Reporter, blowing the lid off several scandals and uncovering unscrupulousness at all levels. But his love of writing, singing, and performing distracted him at key moments and finally proved too much to overcome, leading to his 2001 departure from the media to pursue music full-time. In the following eight years, he had more fun than any one person should be able to handle, performing at venues of all sizes around the Maritimes. His two albums - the 2001 debut Side Roads and the 2004 follow-up EAST - have sold a combined 1,200 copies around Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, and he's already started studio work on his third disc, expected to reach retailers, music lovers and a growing fan base in the coming months
Joe Gillis is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who has decided to pursue his passion for music. Joe performs solo shows for various events in and around Cape Breton Island and also enjoys playing music with his friend and long-time singing partner Marcel LeFort. As a duo, you can catch Joe and Marcel under the name "Tried and True"
Alicia Penney has been an Important part of the Cape Breton independent music scene for over ten years.She has played in every Province in Canada and toured overseas.
Alicia can play anything with strings, and has a voice that makes people stop, listen and pay attention. She is currently working on some new songs, and has plans to record in the near future.
Rob is a country/ Celtic singer from Whycocomagh CB.He was born in Toronto, but grew up in Montreal, a son of musicians who performed six nights a week in the same club for 25 years. He made his way back to Cape Breton in 1985 touching music lovers with his beautiful voice ever since . Rob was influenced in music with Blue Rodeo and Bruce Guthro. These interests are shown through his songwriting. He sings straight from his heart and has a powerful voice. These qualities have proved successful as Rob won a Casino Kitchen Party, which helped to launch his career. This led to very important gigs like,Strathspey Place in Mabou, Casino Nova Scotia in Sydney and the North Sydney Exhibition. He performs solo and with a full band. He is now kept busy performing around Cape Breton.
Ginny Markey and Bailey Shibinette
Bailey is in grade 11 and Ginny is in grade 10.
The Girls met through mutual friends, but formed a friendship through their love of music. They have written and, performed together, as well as solo Projects.
Bailey is in the recording studio recording her first CD
Wendy and Joan
Two Glace Bay gals that command your attention with their witty stage presence, storytelling, and their beautiful harmony.
This Duo has been all over this Island and has played in tiny Church halls, all the way to the Louisburg Playhouse, the HAT and the Savoy Theatre.