Winner of the East Coast Music Awards 2007 Pop Recording of the Year and 2007 MusicNS Blues Recording of the Year for his lastest album Bring On The Storm and 2003 Best Blues Artist for his debut album Color Me Gone, Charlie A’Court has emerged as an emotionally charged and soul moving performer. Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, his music and passionate voice stir up the listeners’ emotions, touching the very core of audiences around the world.
Guitarist/Composer/Producer. Tristan has worked with artists as diverse as Lauryn Hill and Biohazard(!). Record credits include Mariah Carey’s “Daydream”, Biohazard’s “Uncivilization”, Trans Siberian Orchestra’s “The Lost Christmas Eve”, Beth Hart’s (Jeff Beck and Slash’s Snakepit singer) “Screaming For My Supper”, and too many others to count. Touring credits include Cirque du Soleil and Trans Siberian Orchestra. A veteran of the New York City music scene, he has worked with Johnny Thunders and Syl Sylvain (The New York Dolls) and been a writing member of the Jim Carroll Band. He has also appeared on Broadway in the Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out”, and in the Off-Broadway cult hits “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, and “Love, Janis”.
Led by a musician father, Jeff grew up in an environment where music was a lifestyle. It was not uncommon to see little Jeff following his dad to music pubs and coffeehouses for endless jam nights. Quickly enticed by those festive evenings, Jeff learned the guitar and bass.
Dave Martone been playing professionally for 27 years in all styles ranging from pop, rock, jazz and classical styles of music. Martone has toured with 3 Doors Down as their sub guitar player for a tour with Nickleback and Puddle of Mudd. Martone has played or done clinics with such guitar greats as Steve Morse, Jennifer Batten, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman, Seymour Duncan, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani and drum greats Chester Thompson, Mike Portnoy, Greg Bissionet and Gene Hoglan.
Craig was a founding member and one of the principal singer/songwriters of the band Odds. His writing collaboration with Colin James has led to an extended stint in the Colin James Band spanning three albums. Craig also wrote the song “Beautiful Pain” on Rosanne Cash’s Grammy nominated release Rules of Travel (2003). Craig released the his 1st solo album “Giddy Up” in 2003 and two collaborative CD’s: “Northey Valenzuela” with Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms and “Strippers Union Local 518” with Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip. The song “Not a Lot Going’ On” from “Northey Valenzuela” is the theme song for the hit TV series “Corner Gas” on CTV.
“Some guys wear their hearts on their sleeve. Tomi Swick wears his on his chest. At least that what it looked like at the 2007 Juno Awards when he was called to the podium to receive his Juno for New Artist of the Year. After taking hold of the shiny glass trophy, a bewildered Swick turned to the camera and revealed a shout out to his hometown, Hamilton, splayed across his t-shirt. Tomi Swick is a song writer and story teller but most of all he’s a rock ‘n’ roll troubadour. http://www.tomiswickmusic.com/
Frankie Whyte, lead guitarist/vocalist and ¼ of Toronto’s own rock n’ roll explosion band “Frankie Whyte & The Dead Idols” is taking a tip from Dee Snider: “I just wanna rock… it really is as simple as that”, shrugs 23 year old Whyte. Whyte is a multi-instrumentalist that started on drums at age 9 and progressed to guitar at age 11. www.frankiewhyteandthedeadidols.com