- Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Apollo Suns
- The Handsome Daughter
- 61 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- BreakOut West
- Door Cost
We're paving the road to BreakOut West with a, export-focused panel discussion on September 30 and an industry showcase at The Handsome Daughter on October 1 featuring psychedelic rock outfit Apollo Suns, alt pop soul act Amadians, and singer/songwriter Slow Leaves. International industry reps will be in town to take in the showcase and speak about export-readiness in the MusicWorks session, and meet with local industry and artists.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Born from the fusing of nine Winnipeg, Canada based musicians, Apollo Suns have created a refreshing and innovative sound combining instrumental, jazz, rock and psychedelic music. They were awarded “Instrumental Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Built on the strength of several Canadian tours supporting their 2017 debut EP, Each Day a Different Sun, the album spent seven weeks on Earshot! National Top 50 charts with its top spot at #15. Some of their most notable shows include support slots for The Brooks, The Wooden Sky, Mariachi Ghost, Five Alarm Funk, Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Kobo Town and Anomalie; as well as showcases at Canadian Music Week, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Festival Du Voyageur, Big Fun Music Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Golden Sound Music Festival and Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Apollo Suns released their sophomore EP, Dawn Offerings; April 26th 2019 with two sold out shows in their hometown of Winnipeg, MB and has been supporting the album with a heavy touring schedule and festival showcases. The album has been receiving positive reviews in Canada and internationally as well as heavy airplay on college radio and CBC. With the recent signing with US booking agent John Lares, Cielo Agency of California, the band will be hitting the US in 2020.
Formed in 2016, Amadians––Courtney Devon (vocals), James Roth (guitars), Ian Powell (bass), and Kyle Fox (drums)––have spent the past three years trying to distill the best components of everything from pop, rock and blues to funk, soul, and jazz, into the sort of songs that not only get inside your bones but that awaken that primal urge inside us all to just cut loose.
“Courtney and I have been writing together for years,” says guitarist James Roth. “When we first started out, we didn’t really have an intended sound or something we were aiming for, I guess we just kept writing until we found our niche. When Ian and Kyle entered the picture, we really tried to allow ourselves to flow in the direction that our group creativity led us and that always seemed to include a touch of old and a touch of new.”
Slow Leaves is Winnipeg songwriter Grant Davidson. His upcoming record, Shelf Life, marks his third studio album under the moniker Slow Leaves. With a laid-back crooner’s lilt, Davidson finds universal themes through the deeply personal. Slow Leaves explores themes of lost time, elusive wisdom, and romantic realism, evoking tones of Roy Orbison and Leonard Cohen, finding poetry in ordinary things and a humanity that shines in even the darkest corners.
ABOUT THE PANEL
Gabriela Urquiza, Glamrock Agency (Argentina)
Goc O’Callaghan, ArcTanGent (UK)
Rachel “Rachie” Jackson, Rocnation (US)
Simeon Pranger, Treetop Agency (Netherlands)
Augustin Sérès, Mélodyn Productions (France)
Reaching listeners across the globe is a major career goal for many artists. From touring and showcasing to sales to streaming and sync placements, breaking past Canadian borders can seem like an impossible task. What does it take to be considered "export-ready"? What are the leading social media platforms and digital strategies that engage fans in other markets? What are labels, agents, and managers from other countries looking for when working with an international act? What are the pieces that should be in place, the numbers that should be reached, and the targets that should be met? Join us for a two-part session with international industry experts to learn about digital strategies and how to ready your music for the global market.
Dark Night (Live at The Park Theatre 2018) by Apollo Suns
Young Hearts Fail by Amadians
Chinatown by Slow Leaves
"A Bird to Sing For" by Apollo Suns
"Speak Low" by Amadians