2021 CMW Virtual Artists

Alex Bird and the Jazz Mavericks

Alex Bird and the Jazz Mavericks

THE STORY... Alex Bird is a Jazz singer/songwriter in Toronto, ON. With a swinging style and an indescribable charm, Alex is currently working on an entirely new chapter in the Great American Songbook, with his newly released debut album, “Whisky Kisses” (Oct 23rd,...

Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds

Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds

Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds comprises of Little, Andy Bishop (White Ash Falls, Twin River), Cody Hiles (The Zolas), and bassist Mike Rosen. Known for their garage-pop songs that unflinchingly tackle drug addiction, mental health and heartbreak and yet,...

Alexandra Beck

Alexandra Beck

Despite her petite frame, Canadian Alexandra Beck commands the stage with her big soulful voice, ability to sing whistle tones, & fun energy. Alexandra has often been described to have similarities to the sounds of Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Janice Joplin and other...

Alpha & the Van

Alpha & the Van

Alpha & the Van is Mario Gervais - guitar and lead vocals, Alexy Préfontaine (Aeforia) - keyboards, backing vocals and art direction, Samuel Jalbert - drums and lead vocals and Vincent Dessureault - bass. The group released its first EP “Life in a Bubble” in March...

At Pavillon

At Pavillon

Inspired by diaspora-artists who have faced socio-political issues based on their social, ethnical, cultural or migrational backgrounds, At Pavillon draw influences from Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, and M.I.A as they admire public figures who stand up for...

Bloody Monroe

Bloody Monroe

Bloody Monroe is a new hard rock/heavy metal band based out of Calgary, Alberta Canada. Bloody Monroe consists of Michael Green (Vocals/Guitar), Maxwell McFadyen (Bass), and Nathan Raboud (Drums). Bloody Monroe is a young but experienced, well versed group, hungry and...

Bob Dee with Petro

Bob Dee with Petro

Bob Dee with Petro New York City's premier rock band with a sound reminiscent of Cheap Trick, has developed a significant worldwide fan base, as well as selling CDs & Video's on all major internet sites worldwide. Bob Dee's New York City band consists of Bob Dee...

Boy Pape

Boy Pape

Boy Pape is an artist/songwriter born in New York and now resides in Toronto, Canada. Known to fans and collaborators as a clever and diverse musician, Pape expertly crafts songs that range from bouncy trap anthems to emotional, acoustic ballads - and everything in...

CAIMANS

CAIMANS

CAIMANS is an electro indiepop duo from São Paulo, Brazil, formed by twin brothers Peder and Luca. They have released two singles; self-produced Orbit and Come And Go, co-produced by Iuri Freiberger and CAIMANS. They are currently working on new releases for 2021....

Carry the Lost

Carry the Lost

Four piece original Hard-Rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Band Highlights -Canada’s Got Talent. Advanced to the judges at Rebecca Cohn, judges gave us the go to TO. -Opened for Age of Daze for the launch of Halifax Live 105 party - Opened for Big Wreck main stage...

Cat Madden

Cat Madden

My philosophy is that... "When a door opens; you walk through it then hold it open for the next person". I vow to always be sincere in my art - integral to myself and my creations; always striving to be good to people and the planet. I will be a musician in my heart...

Chakranegra

Chakranegra

Chakranegra explores the relationship between witches practices of past times and the social conquests of women in the present. This esoteric and sensual proposal has engaged audiences in Chile and also in Brazil, through a succesful visit to the most important fairs...

Cielo Pordomingo

Cielo Pordomingo

Cielo Pordomingo is composer, singer and arranger from Argentina, settled in Mexico since 2003. #EmmyWinner Her music reflects her soul, merging electronic rhythms with orchestral elements. In 2013 Cielo presented D FRET, her debut album, where she composed music,...

Cold Tea

Cold Tea

Led by Vale Abbott, Cold Tea is folk music explored. This music is ethereal and draws on personal history, blending the storytelling of classic folk music and the dreamier perspective of more contemporary styles. Cold Tea has a unique flare that stands alone: somber...

Colores Santos

Colores Santos

Instrumental miscegenation, rhyming music and poetry, achieving soundscapes painted by rock, psychedelia and Mexican music.

Countermeasure

Countermeasure

Since forming in 2010, the Toronto-based vocal group, Countermeasure, has earned standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Led by award-winning composer/producer Aaron Jensen, the group has recorded with GRAMMY and JUNO award-winning artists including Randy...

Cowboy Meets Pirate

Cowboy Meets Pirate

Cowboy Meets Pirate is a hard rock band based out of Montreal, Quebec Canada influenced by the sounds of the arena rock era. Made up of main members Jonathan Martino founder, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist along with brother Michael Martino lead guitarist and...

December Rose

December Rose

“Raise Your Voice”, December’s 2019 chart-topping single, has breathed new life and purpose into her career. Peaking at #8 on the US Adult Contemporary radio charts, #4 on the Indie Top 30, and #29 on the National Radio Charts, this personal song has been reaching the...

Deep Rivers

Deep Rivers

Deep Rivers is a Canadian indie folk-rock band founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist André Pelletier. Based in Montreal, Deep Rivers began in 2015 as a rebound project for singer/songwriter André Pelletier after the collapse of then primary band Hôtel Morphée....

Deer

Deer

Formed in 2013, Hong Kong, Deer is an alternative electro-rock band with nuances of down tempo, industrial, rock, and classical music. The duo has been part of various festivals on the Asian Region, such as, Clockenflap (HK), Sónar Hong Kong, V-Rox (RU), Soundrenaline...

Dep BCS

Dep BCS

Dep BCS is a multi-talented artist/producer. Dep BCS was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and during this time, was heavily influenced by gospel, rock and hip-hop music. Being raised in a religious household with parents who share a passion for music, he started to...

Dizzy Mystics

Dizzy Mystics

Dizzy Mystic Soup for the Rocker's Soul; 2 cups Psychedelic 2 cups Progressive 1 cup Hearty 70's Metal 3 tbsp. Jazz 3 tbsp. Funk 2 tbsp. Folk Soul to taste A pinch of Celtic Pepper is optional (Measurements of each ingredient are subject to change for each batch made)...

Dope Earth Alien

Dope Earth Alien

Dope Earth Alien (DEA) is the artist project of Toronto-born singer and songwriter Kenisha Humber. Having worked on a handful of dance floor-heavy cuts, DEA has cultivated a signature sound that layers textural vocal complexity with emotional heft and lyrical levity...

Dustin Bird

Dustin Bird

CMAO Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird is pushing the boundaries of modern country music. His recent signing with Open Road Recordings solidifies his growing impact on Canadian Country music. He has achieved six top 100 singles on the Canadian Country Airplay chart as...

Elyse Aeryn

Elyse Aeryn

East Coast songstress Elyse Aeryn has been performing since 16 but took a more conventional route pursuing a degree in chemical engineering before turning back to music full-time. In her late 20s, Aeryn purchased a new guitar and started writing again, finding her own...

Elyse Saunders

Elyse Saunders

Country music has always felt like home for Elyse Saunders. From the dynamic stages of Toronto to the bright lights of Nashville, the Peterborough, Ontario native has followed a path of steadfast determination and artistic inspiration – regularly captivating crowds...

Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz hails from the thriving folk community of Edmonton. Combining powerful vocals, honest songwriting and instrumentation, her sound is driven forward by strong roots/folk influences, touched by pop and soul in an acoustic singer-songwriter style. Her music...

Evangeline Gentle

Evangeline Gentle

Rich, sweet, and lush with vibrato. These are only a few of the unmistakable qualities that constitute Evangeline Gentle’s fervent timbre. But make no mistake; they are more than an accomplished voice – their songwriting possesses authenticity and depth as rare and...

Fiùran

Fiùran

Fiùran (Sapling) is a female fronted Canadian Celtic hard rock band based in Ottawa, Canada who bridge the ancient Celtic world to the modern world by taking listeners on a journey through time. They write, record and perform original and traditional songs in Scottish...

Flara K

Flara K

Flara K is an identity to explore creativity and embrace originality - it’s a fashion statement. Their sophomore EP titled Anxious, Irrational, Fashionable (released October 2020) explores growth lyrically and sonically since their self titled 2019 debut. The release...

Frogcodile

Frogcodile

The intersection of a sticky amphibian and a dangerous reptile? That seems as absurd as threatening and somehow familiar at the same time. The refreshing sound of the German Art-Rock band FROGCODILE can easily cast a melancholic and hypnotic spell over the listener or...

Glass Mansions

Glass Mansions

Led by the charismatic, sultry voice of Jayna Doyle, Glass Mansions is an Altpop duo from Austin, TX, influenced by modern and 90s pop, heavy synths and tight, dance-friendly rhythms. Their music is propulsive and elastic, with lush electronic beds of sound and...

Goodnight, Sunrise

Goodnight, Sunrise

Goodnight, Sunrise is a rock-and-roll-super-fun-dance-party band from Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2011 through a shared love of pop hooks, EDM drops, and the raw power of classic rock, they’ve taken their explosive live show to over 300 audiences across Canada, US,...

Gregory Childs & Heart Lung

Gregory Childs & Heart Lung

Pushing back the wooden doors of the Black Swan, peanut shells crush under your feet as you stare through the lamp lit entryway and into the back room bar. A band is on stage strumming a tune that sounds strangely familiar, yet you can’t quite put your finger on it....

Hansom Ēli

Hansom Ēli

Since their 2019 debut, Hansom Ēli multiple singles, an EP and secured funding three times through Factor. Additionally, with the help of the MVP grant presented by RBC and The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, they produced a bold and daring video for their...

Hey Major

Hey Major

HEY MAJOR is formed by the two multi-instrumentalist brothers, Mickaël and Raphaël Fortin. Built on strong brit rock influences, the chemistry and history between these boys is audible from the first note, writing what they’ve coined to be “elegant rock.” As teenagers...

I Am The Mountain

I Am The Mountain

I Am The Mountain is everywhere, from bars and cafes, to caught-in-your-brain as you try and fall asleep. Beginning as a folk project of singer-songwriter Colton O'Reilly, the late-night campfire soul songs that once whispered between the pines in Kananaskis have...

JackEL

JackEL

“JackEL”, has been turning heads with his music since the very young of age of 14. JackEL began his DJ career early, spinning in his home town of EDMonton in Alberta, Canada. He soon began performing in different cities internationally to build his brand, including...

Jacquie Daniels and the Jokers

Jacquie Daniels and the Jokers

JACQUIE DANIELS THE JOKERS WAS MANIFESTED BY METIS BLONDE BOMBSHELL JACQUIE DANIELS WHO PRIDES HERSELF ON BEING THE QUEEN OF THE BADLANDS. JD'S STAGE SHOW CAN'T BE BEAT - BRINGING THEIR HIGH ENERGY PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH THEIR LOVE OF THEATRICS, THE SHOW IS...

Jessica Sevier

Jessica Sevier

Toronto born vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jessica Sevier has written many songs deemed mature beyond her years. Sevier likes to combine elements of classic rock, country, and pop to bring nostalgic sounds to her modern music. With this sound, Sevier has been...

Jitensha

Jitensha

Jitensha is the garage rock love child of Erin Rose Hubbard and David Martinez. Their sound is a silvery union of honey sweet proto-punkiness and modern indie, that is harmonically reminiscent of 1950s rock & roll. With vocals, electric guitar and drums, stealing...

John Borra

John Borra

At age 16, John Borra played his first gig at the legendary Toronto punk bar The Turning Point, and since then he has been a part of nearly every significant musical movement in the city, from co-founding the notorious post-punk outfit A Neon Rome, to a significant...

Josh Sahunta

Josh Sahunta

"When it comes to setting the bar high, Canadian r&b-pop artist Josh Sahunta never lets his feet touch the ground. Drawing upon his influences of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd, Josh's songwriting is packed with deeply rich narratives and cool, contemporary...

Justin Fancy

Justin Fancy

Just one short year after releasing his first-ever single to country radio, Newfoundland’s Justin Fancy has proven in spades he is no one-trick pony. Fancy has been riding high since the release of his album Sure Beats A Good Time in September 2020, which debuted at...

Justine Giles

Justine Giles

2020 National Finalist & Calgary Regional Winner in Jim Beam's Talent Search. Singer-songwriter based in Calgary originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Musical influences ranging from Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, to Alanis Morissette.

K-Bust

K-Bust

K-Bust is a Canadian Electro-pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Valparaiso, Chile “K” moved to Montreal, Canada in her youth where she eventually decided to follow her dream and pursue a career in music. After her singing debut on the Montreal...

Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one man combination of Scott Walker, Blood Orange, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs...

Lambsbreath

Lambsbreath

Lambsbreath is an ever evolving musical endeavour that dives into any genre it can while still owning a cohesive sound. Nostalgic overtones and songs of love, passion and growing thru trauma. Sultry vocals, slick guitars and pounding drums get you swooning and rocking...

Le Couleur

Le Couleur

The Montreal trio Le Couleur, created by Laurence Giroux-Do (vocals), Patrick Gosselin (bass), and Steeven Chouinard (drums), delivers rich and irresistibly danceable performances. Le Couleur polished their sound until it shined as bright as the late Studio 54's...

Liana

Liana

Heartfelt vocals, personal lyrics and sophisticated beats are what defines the R&B sound of Liana. The singer/songwriter from Quebec City, launched her debut EP “Prime Time” in 2017. Inspired by artists such as Frank Ocean, H.E.R. and Beyoncé, Liana has crafted...

LOR

LOR

LOR is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who is about to make her debut. After years of cutting her teeth singing in the bar circuit, she teamed up with local producer SLWJMZ (Sean Leon, Freddie Gibbs) and Vocal Director Nevon Sinclair (Daniel Caesar) to create a...

Lydmor

Lydmor

Lydmor is a Danish electronic songwriter, musician and multi-artist unlike any other. Her unique skillset creates an output where everything is possible. Every work of Lydmor’s is its own, developed with an intense artistic drive. As a producer she spans wide in...

Maddie King

Maddie King

British singer/songwriter Maddie King is a Vancouver-based artist, whose passion for music is clearly demonstrated in the soulful, unique style that she brings to every performance. Having completed 2 years of musical education at Selkirk College in Nelson BC along...

Makinna Givens

Makinna Givens

Powerful is not just a synonym of masculinity. It is a new era for women in the music industry, and Makinna Givens aims to support that throughout her music career. The 21-year-old artist grew up in the Folk music scene of Nothern Ontario, where she first began her...

Max Parker

Max Parker

Singer-songwriter and pop artist Max Parker burst onto the music scene in 2018, and hasn’t slowed down since. In spring 2020, he released his hit song “Something About You,” which has garnered over half a million global streams to date and climbing, and follows the...

MBG

MBG

MBG is an Alt Rock artist and multi-instrumentalist based in Brampton. Behind the scenes, she writes, records and produces her own music in the comfort of her own home but brings it out in its truest form on stage with her band of talented friends. She hopes to break...

Michelle Pereira

Michelle Pereira

Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario in a city called Mississauga (Miss-ah-saw-ga), Michelle Pereira (Purr-Era) has been vocally compared to the talents of Sara Bareilles, ADELE, Susan Tedeschi and Sara Evans. She received her Bachelor's degree in music,...

MIKALYN

MIKALYN

Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the...

MUTARI

MUTARI

Mutari is an enigma. Originally from Cameroon (Central Africa) , The Berlin born, Toronto based artist doesn’t fit neatly onto one musical genre. His madcap energy is spread across a bevy of Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop influences. A signature sound and style...

Naya Ali

Naya Ali

Naya Ali, a rapper of Ethiopian origin living in Montreal, is a breath of fresh air on the Quebec Hip-Hop scene. Endowed with a flamboyant personality and an unparalleled flow, Naya Ali is capable of transporting us from a scathing universe to a world that is...

Neon Rise

Neon Rise

We have been professionally performing  high-energy, disco and electro-funk inspired original music for the last few years and  frequently gigging in and around Montreal to an average 250-300 member audience per show. Our sound has been compared to the likes of...

Nightshades

Nightshades

Toronto based quintet lead by Songwriter Andrew La Tona, experimenting with the grey areas between genres.

Paragon Cause

Paragon Cause

Paragon Cause, the ethereal electro-rock duo, formed in 2018 in Ottawa. Fresh off the successful release of their prior two albums What We Started and Lies Between Us, the duo is set to release a new album that further highlights their desire to create music that is...

Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos

Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos

ormed in late 2015, Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos is an original Indie Rock / Alternative Rock / Grunge Rock band from Asquith, SK Canada. The band consists of frontwoman/guitarist Phoenix Christa, guitarist Roland King and drummer Linda King. Phoenix and the...

Piqued Jacks

Piqued Jacks

Piqued Jacks are pure energy. Alt/rock from Italy with an international appeal. New arrival in Metatron Group and INRI’s roster, their successes include: opening act for Interpol, airplay on Virgin Radio Italy, winners of Sanremo Rock and MTV The Freshmen, and...

Raincity

Raincity

Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”. The five members of Raincity combine their...

Rebecca Lappa

Rebecca Lappa

Rebecca Lappa is a 23 year old award winning singer songwriter, who delivers alternative music with folk undertones through a pop vein. Her story based compositions filled with catchy melodies, limitless vocal delivery, and clever lyrics captured Lappa three 2019...

Recess

Recess

Recess came to be in early 2008. They currently have two 5 song EP’s available on all music platforms, with a third one in production. The band's 2nd EP "From Dust to Gold" was recognized by Global Citizen Festival in NYC and they were invited to their offices to play...

Redwoods

Redwoods

From the hills of Vancouver, BC comes a sound that couldn't be matched by the greatest West Coast Storm. Meet rock band, Redwoods. Their music fuses the best parts of soul, alternative and classic rock and roll, with lyrics that pair perfectly with earth-shattering...

Reno McCarthy

Reno McCarthy

Following the success of his debut album Counterglow, Montreal alternative-pop artist Reno McCarthy has begun crafting a second LP, carrying on a path of sultry grooves and hooky melodies. As always, his inspiration stems from insecurities plaguing a young artist at a...

Reptilians From Andromeda

Reptilians From Andromeda

Reptilians From Andromeda is one of the most active bands in Istanbul's underground punk scene. Band formed by Aybike Celik Özbey (Vocals) and Tolga Özbey (Guitar) in 2013. Tolga Özbey is also a founder member of well known Turkish 90's punk rock band Rashit....

RIELL

RIELL

RIELL is an internationally touring and Top 40 charting Dance Pop artist, songwriter, vocal producer, and topliner from Canada. She shares her obsession with raw experience and adventures from around the globe, creating an innovative mix of artists like Halsey, The...

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

SJC - SARA JANE CECCARELLI (Singer/Songwriter) Sara Jane Ceccarelli is an Italian-Canadian singer, versatile and with a very various artistic curriculum. “COLORS - Story of a girl who wanted to record an album” is her debut album. She was born in Italy and grew up...

Sex Machine Octopus

Sex Machine Octopus

Full Booking Pitch: https://bit.ly/2Xxz8vE Since its creation in 2015, Sex Machine Octopus has been shy about sharing their music with the rest of the world. Fluctuating between alternative rock and indie folk, this eclectic formation from Montreal keeps evolving...

Still Eighteen

Still Eighteen

Still Eighteen is a very unique alt-rock band with a distinctive brand of rock – think David Bowie meets Pixies. Still Eighteen includes former Platinum Blonde and Trixie Goes Hollywood frontman Joey as the lead vocalist and guitarist, alongside his wife Karen on...

Syd Warwick

Syd Warwick

Syd Warwick (formerly Abraham) is an alt-folk artist, based in Vancouver, B.C. Known for her moving performances, the vulnerability of her presence on stage has been said to be both comforting, and disarming. She blends a low-fi nuance with uniquely crafted folk...

TECHNOIR

TECHNOIR

TECHNOIR is an Electro Soul/Psychedelic band based in Milan with Italian, Nigerian and Greek origins. The duo, comprised of Alexandros Finizio and Jennifer Villa, who drive every aspect of the project, from songwriting to production and visual concepts, has drawn the...

TEFO

TEFO

TEFO [Truth, Enlightenment, Freedom and Opportunity] is a professional singer, songwriter, music producer, and entrepreneur. TEFO's openness, raw emotionality and clever wordplay, narrates lived-in stories with magnetic sensitivity that provoke thought and set aside...

The Blue Lane

The Blue Lane

The Blue Lane is a band from Nova Scotia, Canada. Blending jazz and blues with a rockabilly edge, the group can be compared to sounds like The Stray Cats, Django Reinhardt, and The Devil Makes Three. The members are bassist and lead vocalist Rachael Henderson,...

The Brooks

The Brooks

Named “best kept secret of Canadian funk” by the Quebecois newspaper La Presse, The Brooks are a band of accomplished musicians, well-known in the soul/funk scene across the Atlantic. Expert instrumentalists led by Alexandre Lapointe create a dazzling combo with...

The Collective

The Collective

The Collective is an electrifying collaboration of six musicians and songwriters from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, whose sound routinely defies the boundaries of genre, inspired equally by the time-honoured traditions of R&B, jazz, and blues, as well as modern dance...

The Day Dreamers

The Day Dreamers

There’s no adventure quite like getting lost in a dream. The Day Dreamers have been wandering through one of their own since their female-fronted musical odyssey began in 2013 when guitarist/vocalist Ali Kouri and violinist/vocalist Tiana Grandili founded the group....

THE EMBER GLOWS

THE EMBER GLOWS

Montreal-based four-piece The Ember Glows was formed in early 2019 by members of Room Control, Repo, Scene Noir, and Citylake. Richard Bunze (guitar), Kevin Hills (bass), Martin Saint (voice, guitar) and Dan Stefik (drums) spent several months crafting a sound that...

The Lemonheads

The Lemonheads

Since they were formed in Boston, MA in 1986 by Evan Dando the family tree of The Lemonheads has many twisted tentacles, tangential branches, and a host of one liners etched into it's bark. Anyone could be a Lemonhead, but for how long - who knows? Leastways they'll...

The Lionyls

The Lionyls

The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa, Canada with an unmistakable sound and the ability to make their audiences move. Inspired by rhythm & blues, funk, soul, and rock & roll traditions, they have crafted an organic sound that is...

The Wilderness

The Wilderness

The Wilderness ​is the next big band you haven’t heard. However, the fans are talking about their over 400 live shows across the USA and Canada in the last six years alone. The Wilderness is a sextet based in Kingston, ON that has a massive and mighty sound - a...

Veronica Fusaro

Veronica Fusaro

Just like the colors of the sky at sunset, the combination of Veronica Fusaro‘s words and music feel bittersweet - thrilled about the falling of the night but sad about the leaving of the sun. The words make a great contrast to the retro sound, or as Veronica says „I...

VILIVANT

VILIVANT

VILIVANT (Julia Gentile) is a Canadian hard rocker that quickly gained immediate success in the music scene when she was approached at age 14 to record a song for the Pan Am Games; and consequently decided to start writing her own music. Drawing heavily from...

Zoe Xandra

Zoe Xandra

Singer-songwriter, Zoe Xandra, introduced herself to the scene February 2020 with her debut EP, TMI. Since her February release she has gained over 70k streams and became an AWAL artist. She has also been interviewed by Vents Magazine, charted on NACC radio, signed...