For Immediate Release:June 11, 2014
(Vancouver, BC)- Today at 8pm PST, the Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists were announced live on air at 102.7 The PEAK from a bustling Fortune Sound Club. The chosen artists will be joining the Alberta PEAK Performance Project Top 12 at the coveted PEAK Performance Project bootcamp in Princeton, British Columbia later this summer.
The BC Top 12 artists in no particular order are:
- The Tourist Company - North Vancouver
- David Newberry - Vancouver
- Miss Quincy and the Showdown - Fort St John
- Derrival - Langley
- Altered By Mom - Vancouver
- The Wild Romantics - Nanaimo
- Damn Fools - Vancouver
- Jodi Pederson - Vernon
- Goodwood Atoms - Vancouver
- Shred Kelly - Fernie
- Jon Bryant - Surrey
- Good For Grapes - Surrey
The BC Top 12 will be performing live at the 4th annual Khatsahlano Street Party Saturday July 12th. Links to free downloads of the artist’s songs will be available on site.
The Alberta Top 12 artists will be announced on Saturday, June 21st at 3:15pm in Olympic Plaza as part of Sled Island.
The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of BC and Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the BC and Alberta music industries and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. While the projects are run as separate programs in each province, there is an incredible opportunity to create bridges between BC and Alberta though the shared educational experience at the Rockridge Canyon Bootcamp. Top Prizes this year for the BC Project include a 102.7 thousand dollar top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 base camp award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.
The BC PEAK Performance Project, sponsored by Cariboo Brewing, is in year six of a seven-year, $5.29 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging BC artists annually. The project is administered by Music BC Industry Association and funded by 102.7 The PEAK through CRTC approved Canadian Content Development Funding. Past winners have included We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge and Rykka.
For more information on The PEAK Performance Project, visit: www.peakperformanceproject.com
For more information on Music BC, visit: www.musicbc.org
For more information on Khatsahlano Street Party visit : www.khatsahlano.com
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