Top 5 from CBC's Manitoba Music Campaign to Perform in Series

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Last fall, CBC Radio, in partnership with MARIA and Uptown Magazine, launched the Manitoba Music * We Want It All campaign, which encourages recording artists who haven't appeared on CBC Radio to submit their CDs for airplay.

The jury has met, gone through the first round of submissions, and starting next week, the top five acts that answered the call will be featured at weekly series of free concerts. Each concert will be recorded by CBC Radio for broadcast on Arts Encounters on CBC Radio Two 98.3, and Culture Shock, Information Radio and The Afternoon Edition on CBC Radio One 990.

The Manitoba Music * We Want It All call continues, so artists are encouraged to continue sending CBC their work for the next jury round. Even those not selected for the 'top five' are considered for airplay and inclusion in the CBC Radio library.


Michael Johnston | February 19, 8 pm, Academy Coffee Company
Johnston is a singer/songwriter who fuses lyrical songwriting with roots, folk and pop sensibilities creating music he describes as "sentimental soul." He released his self-titled debut album in 2003.

J.P. Hoe | February 26, 8 pm, Pockets Bar & Grill
A.k.a. Jean-Paul Hoe, J.P. Hoe's genre-blending style produces tasty, memorable melodies. Born in Winnipeg, his first solo EP is titled The Here In Review.

Dave Quanbury | March 4, 8 pm, Academy Coffee Company
A founding member of Tequila Mockingbird, Quanbury has emerged in his solo career as a talented singer/songwriter. His debut album is titled No Vacancy.

Blush | March 11, 8 pm, Silverados
Glen Davies, Chris Weighell, Paulo Neta, Adam Winters first came together to form Blush in 2001, but have only recently begun to be widely seen in clubs since the November 2003 release of their first CD, Crowded Alone.

The Perpetrators | March 18, 8 pm, The Bella Vista
Born out of endless touring as blues sidemen, band members Jason Nowicki, Ryan Menard and Scotty Hills were influenced as much by AC/DC and Crazy Horse as by Hound Dog Taylor and Muddy Waters.

For details about the Manitoba Music * We Want It All campaign, submission forms and links to artists' websites, visit

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