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Anne Douris is a singwriter songwriter and performs under the moniker, Bossie.  Bossie is set to release their debut album, “Not Pictured” on April 27th and will be performing live at The Baby G in Toronto on May 5th in support of it.  We discuss finding your way in a social media world, developing your artistry as a solo act, and the wonderful feeling of working with a band that supports your music.  


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Mookie Morris is a singer-songwriter and guitar player.  Mookie started playing music at the age of 12, and has played in many bands before being featured on Canadian Idol and becoming a nationally recognized artist.  We talk about Mookie’s wild foray into live shows, his early teenage bands, and reaching his early dreams by being signed to Sony Music at 18, and the aftermath of being on the other side.  We talk about his solo project, to being in a democratic band where he slipped into the back from centre stage and his now re-emergence as a front person.  With Owen Norquay on Bass, and Luis Figueroa on Drums, The Mooks are releasing new singles every two weeks with “Going Steady and “It’s Not Easy” so far released.  


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Hill Kourkoutis is a songwriter, producer, multi instrumentalist and film maker.  She has performed alongside, Serena Ryder, The Weeknd, Martha and the Muffins, Tara Slone and more. We talk about Hill’s early roots playing music in Toronto while in high school, and how it has lead her to her work as an in demand producer, working out of her studio called, The Lair.  We discuss early songwriting, following your passions, and waiting for the creative muse to take you on your next journey.  Hill was recently part of CTV’s The Launch as a member of the house band.  


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Sean Ward is a professional youtuber, rapper, cartoonist and MC.  We talk about his beginnings selling comic books on the Toronto streets, to now having an office overlooking the spot he sold his first comic.  His highly successful Youtube page, The Sean Ward Show (Superhero fan parody series) has crossed the 1 million subscriber-ship mark, and is also about to hit 1 billion views.  Sean is an old friend and big time mentor, though we detoured away from music for the majority of the podcast, Sean has an album, “I want to get to you personally”, which will be released in the upcoming months.



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Shaina Silver-Baird is a singer, songwriter, and actor who is currently performing musically as Ghost Caravan.  We talk about developing in the arts through school and early performance, taking a passion to post secondary, and putting out your work.   How small efforts every day lead to bigger things, and how you never know who could be listening to your music, and what that can lead to. 



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Ruslan Nebesov is a violin player, who performs with the group Jumple, as well as performing in the subway with the TTC.  We go through five of Ruslan’s favourite songs, discuss them and then Ruslan performs them for us.  In the podcast intro, we are joined by Mike Sleath, who is currently performing drums with Shawn Mendes.  We touch base with Mike and discuss what he’s been up to since we last spoke to him on Episode 5.

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Branko Scekic is an MC, entertainer, freestyle rapper, and former bass player with Dinosaur Bones and Makeshift Heroes.  We discuss the benefits of being in a group, finding your true community, and the responsibility of making sure everyone is having a great time.


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Shawn William Clarke is an indie folk singer-songwriter.  We discuss the development of songwriting and keeping it a vocation, rather than it feeling like an occupation.  We discuss Shawn’s introduction to music through woodwind instruments, going to post secondary for music, and finding your voice and sense of community.


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Holly Dodson is a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician with Parallels.  We discuss how she secretly wrote her first songs, and the development of the creative process from the first album to her third, Metropolis.  We talk about the magic of the studio and how to navigate being a “buzz band” early on into your musical career. 

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Carlo Cruz is a musician and DJ, and one of my oldest friends.  We discuss the transition from music performance and writing to becoming a DJ.  The tools that transfer over, the skills and the development and honing your craft.  We discuss touring with metal/hardcore band A Distance From, collaboration and the constant strive for perfection.




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Ace Piva is a Tour Manager and an Addictions Councillor.  He has started an organization called Over the Bridge, which is a nonprofit offering awareness of mental health and addiction education, and support resources within the music industry.  He is currently conducting a survey through McMaster University on Post Performance Mood Disorder.


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Kristian and I do an Album Breakdown, where we discuss his album, A Kristian Kinda Christmas Part 9.  Kristian has recorded a Christmas album for the past 9 years, and we go through each song on his current release.  We talk about how he got into doing this annual project and why his continues to do it each year.  

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Sally Shear and Zach Zanardo are members of the band, Monowhales. We discuss them meeting in school, their collaborative songwriting nature, how they began and how success has given them the attitude that anything and everything is actually possible.



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Mike Sleath is a drummer who currently is performing with Shawn Mendes.  Mike and I have been friends since kindergarten, and we go through his career of grinding it out at all costs, and how his work ethic has taken him to performing on the biggest stages in the world.


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Andy Delisi is a songwriter and guitar player.  Our interview discusses what applying persistence to your passion can do for you, and how sticking with your dreams can lead you places you never imagined.

Website: Baldwin House Productions

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Taylor Knox is a solo artist and drummer. His new album, Love can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud


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Luke Roes is the lead guitarist singer and songwriter in Ivory Hours.  Their new album, "Dreamworld" can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.


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Alex Pulec is a songwriter and musician and plays in the band, The Nursery out of Toronto. The bands new album, "Life After Wartime" can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

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