2021 CMW Virtual Artists

TRAZAR DIAMANTES

TRAZAR DIAMANTES

The project led by former PLANEADOR Julio C. Hernández (Vocals, Guitar, Programming) was formed at the beginning of 2019 with fellow bandmates Juan Carlos Portillo (Drums), Jack Bastante (Bass, Synth) and Erick Solano (Guitar). The band has influences from alternative...

ROD BLUR

ROD BLUR

Rod Blur is Rodrigo Pinedo's solo project that emerged in 2013, influenced by artists such as NIN, Joy Division, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, they have given him a certain background to develop his own compositions with the idea of communicating his art towards people...

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable head “Into The Blue” for their very personal new record. Into the Blue is about opening your eyes to beauty & love again. Making it to the other side. Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out...

VISSIA

VISSIA

Edmonton, Alberta artist VISSIA creates alt-pop music that plunges and hooks to catch and release. Whether breaking on the sand or splashing in the mud, this self-proclaimed earthy body of water writes songs as a way to observe, record and interpret her own internal...

XL The Band

XL The Band

Hailing from the west coast of Canada, XL The Band is a hip hop/ jazz/ alternative fusion band with a deep and rich history in the music industry, and decades of live experience rocking audiences of tens of thousands in arenas and at festivals, playing in orchestras,...

Juan Soto

Juan Soto

Originally from Mexico City, Juan Soto began his career as an independent music producer and DJ in 2006 and since then he has been active in various fields of electronic music, forming part of the duo called Moon Runner and also collaborating with artists from the...

Francis Tuan

Francis Tuan

The songs of Francis Tuan are fulfilled with serenity because he considers joy to be the best rebellion. His music invites the listener for a journey to a different world, where unnecessary borders – also music borders – have been blurred. Here, guitar pop becomes the...

Autumn Kings

Autumn Kings

Autumn Kings is a Canadian rock/pop band founded in Windsor, Ontario in 2015. Started as teenagers, Autumn Kings has worked tirelessly to capture the attention of music fans and industry personnel alike -- tremendous social media presence, genuine direct-to-fan...

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella is a singer/songwriter currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She performs solo as a singer-songwriter on piano, acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele. Aurora is a charismatic performer who comes naturally to the stage. Her songs...

Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North

NPR | All Songs Considered's "Wow" moments from SXSW Music Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas: "I saw something today, or tonight, that I can’t believe I had an opportunity to see. I saw Nanook of the North [...]. The fact that I had an opportunity to see these...

Marineros

Marineros

Marineros is an indie pop duo formed in Santiago, Chile, which results from the fusion between Soledad Puentes and Constanza cer. Their singles “Espero”, “Oh oh” and “Cae la noche” marked the beginnings of their career, giving them a spot in the local independent...

Saintfield

Saintfield

In 2018, the duo of Ciara Adams and Ali Jafri joined forces to form Saintfield - more than a band, but an immersive “alt-world” that envelops the audience into an audio/visual splendor. Drawing on their collective histories in music and the performing arts, the band’s...

Caardia

Caardia

Caardia is a Canadian sister duo featuring singer/songwriters Annie and Celia Siriopoulos. After becoming FACTOR Artist Development Grant Recipients in 2019 and named one of CBC Searchlight’s Top 10 Teens to watch in 2020, this talented duo is excited about taking the...

Wyldfire

Wyldfire

Wyldfire is a new Canadian alternative pop-fusion duo. They blend pop, rock, electronic and cinematic influences to create a dark pop aesthetic with a hybrid sound. A producer/singer-songwriter duo, their first single “Truth Hurts” has a dark and cinematic vibe that...

BEX

BEX

Indie pop songstress Rebecca Madamba, also known by her artist's name BEX, was raised on an apple orchard in the small town of Colborne, Ontario. Writing her first song at the age of 5, her parents fostered the potential, enrolling her in singing lessons at a young...

Katherine Em

Katherine Em

Katherine Em is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She released her first EP in 2015 and her first videoclip with her single "Arctic Bridge" in 2017, both under the name Heidi. Over the years, she has explored many genres of music. Her first EP as Katherine Em is...

Alyssa Tess

Alyssa Tess

Full of light, love, and gentle contemplation, Alyssa’s sunny personality lights up every room before she even makes it to the stage. This indie/pop singer-songwriter from the Georgian Bay area has been captivating audiences across Ontario with her sweet, angelic...

The Tackies

The Tackies

In 2015, four music students were sitting in an Ottawa classroom when opportunity knocked on the door – literally. The knocker asked if the boys were in a band. They said yes. They weren’t. That was the day The Tackies were born. Hans Vivian-Wenzel took on lead vocals...

The Death Set

The Death Set

The Death Set is an experimental music band with roots in punk rock, sometimes referred to as art punk. The band formed in 2005 in Sydney, Australia. Six months after its inception, the band moved to the East Coast of the United States, living in Baltimore,...

Riun Garner

Riun Garner

“I don’t want to be just another sad folk singer-songwriter with a cabin in the woods. I hope to break the cliche of what a indie folk singer-songwriter can be.” Riun Garner is a Canadian singer-songwriter and artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Also known...

ANIMALS WEARING ANIMALS

ANIMALS WEARING ANIMALS

Two-piece instrumental grungy rock from the friendly, yet dark streets of Vancouver. Born from the realization that instruments can sometimes say more than words. Songs without a lyrical agenda. 6-song studio record coming soon.

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...

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...

Veró

Veró

Veró is a young Chilean artist. From folkpop music, her career began in 2015, releasing her first EP Rey Planta in 2016. She has participated in soundtracks, highlighting her song “Cuéntame Una Historia” for the documentary “Niños Rosados y Niñas Azules”, about...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

The Living Night

The Living Night

Canadian duo The Living Night create Indie Alt Rock that sounds both familiar yet different. Come along for the ride, the trip is worth it.

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...

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...

Andrew Waite

Andrew Waite

“Andrew Waite is a born frontman, that goes without saying, but it’s his songwriting craft that sets him apart. He’s been knocking at the door of success and I believe it’s his time to kick the damn door open. 100% rocking 100% attitude 100% given on stage. He just...

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...

Sopio T

Sopio T

Sopio T is an Electronic Music project from Georgia, a small country with huge potential and talents, to which this artist belongs to. Sopio T is the story of the artists background as a - Musician, Composer, Conductor, Singer/Songwriter and simply a young Georgian...

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...

Possimiste

Possimiste

“It’s pop music but one from some alien civilization that isn’t inundated with bad examples of how it should sound” - Queen City Sounds and Art Possimiste is a lucid dreamer whose superpower is bringing songs into this world from other galactic dimensions she...

Jordana Talsky

Jordana Talsky

Jordana Talsky is a singer, songwriter and vocal looper who fuses multi-genre influences into her own sound. She accompanies herself by voice with a Roland Boss RC505 loop station. Her ethos is to incorporate digital means into live performance in an organic way, and...

The FunCity

The FunCity

After finish serving mandatory military service, 4 guys who were home town friends for 20 years have decided to move to the big city ‘Seoul to start a band. Since then they have been doing everything by themselves from producing music to building their own studio....

TRISS

TRISS

TRISS is an alternative synth pop/rock band from South Korea strongly inspired by 80’s synth sound and sci-fi movies. Vocal ‘Hyun Duk, Yang’ who is also the composer of [ TRISS ], takes influence from 80s and 90s sci-fi movies and video games to produce his music....

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...

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...

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...

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,...