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A weekly podcast that delivers engaging discussions and insights on life, love and music by some of Canada's top minds in entertainment and business. Engaging with our local community and the music we love; because it’s in our DNA!

Follow us!

    Mastering the Art of Filmmaking: A Conversation with Director Sean Menard

    Mastering the Art of Filmmaking: A Conversation with Director Sean Menard

    Join us in this captivating episode as we dive into the world of filmmaking with the acclaimed director Sean Menard. Discover the creative journey of this talented filmmaker, from his early inspirations to his notable works that have left a mark on the industry.
    We delve into the intricacies of documentary filmmaking, where Sean has excelled in crafting compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. Get insights into his creative process, influences, and the challenges he's overcome on his path to success.
    Sean shares anecdotes from his experiences working on thought-provoking documentaries, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the world of storytelling through film. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a cinema lover, this episode offers valuable insights and inspiration from a true artist.
    Tune in for a captivating conversation that explores the art of filmmaking, the power of storytelling, and the creative vision of Sean Menard.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Anthony and D's Candid Conversation: Online Commenters, Road Rage, and Self-Validation

    Anthony and D's Candid Conversation: Online Commenters, Road Rage, and Self-Validation

    Join Anthony and D in this unfiltered episode as they delve into online commenters, share a wild road rage story, and discuss the quest for self-validation. Tune in now for a candid conversation!

    • 57 min
    Music Doctors: SarahRose and Andrew

    Music Doctors: SarahRose and Andrew

    Our guests for today's episode are Dr. SarahRose Black and Dr. Andrew Ascenzo. Dr. SarahRose is a certified music therapist and registered Psychotherapist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Kensington Health (Hospice) in Toronto, Ontario, currently specializing in music-centered psychotherapy in cancer care with palliative, hematology, general acute inpatient populations, and long-term care. Dr. Andrew is a cellist, conductor, teacher, composer, and musical director. He has designed a new concert genre along with Dr. SarahRose, combining live performance with narratives of the power of music in health and well-being. Their current project, "Pulse: Stories from the Frontlines of Music and Medicine," will occur at 918 Bathurst on September 14th, 2023, at 7:30 pm. Today, we connect with Dr SarahRose and discover what great things she has been up to since our last conversation. We also learn about Dr. Andrew's musical beginnings, the upcoming concert, and more!
    Click here for more information about their upcoming event.

    • 41 min
    The Commotions - The Motown Sound

    The Commotions - The Motown Sound

    In today's episode, we dive into the soulful world of The Commotions. This band comprises twelve members, including three lead singers and a five-piece horn section. They write unique soul music with influences ranging from Tower of Power, Chicago, and the Supremes to modern pop chart toppers Michael Buble and Bruno Mars. The Commotion's third album, Volume 3, is set to be released on October 20th. Today, the musical director and tenor saxophonist Brian Asselin and lead singers Jeff Rogers and Rebecca Noelle join us today to discuss what it's like working in a larger band, the new upcoming album, and much more!

    • 46 min
    YOU and the Music Business with Tara Shannon

    YOU and the Music Business with Tara Shannon

    We are excited to speak with singer-songwriter and author Tara Shannon in today's episode. Tara's journey defied expectations when she returned to the music scene as a woman in her forties and immediately established a following locally, nationally, and globally. She splits her time between Nashville and Ottawa with the goal to empower and inspire the other musicians on the label she founded, Willow Sound Records. In her music business education with The Syndicut, another entity she founded to help educate music creators and encourage them to see themselves as entrepreneurs. Her experiences in teaching workshops inspired her to write the book titled, "You and the Music Business, A Self-Care Guide to Finding Balance and Joy in Today’s Music Industry" to empower other independent artists who find themselves on a similar path. In this episode, we talk about the many hats Tara wears, her songwriting and discuss her new book!

    • 44 min
    Revisiting our chat with Larnell Lewis and Joy Lapps

    Revisiting our chat with Larnell Lewis and Joy Lapps

    Today we connect with the incredibly talented married duo of Joy Lapps and Larnell Lewis! Joy is a musician, composer, academic and arts educator. She was awarded a Masters in Music Composition at York University, and has received international acclaim for her proficiency with the tenor pan. She also leads The Joy Lapps Project, an ensemble exploring Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz, with a hint of R&B and soul. Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer, and just like his wife, an educator as well. He's established himself among the most diverse and in-demand drummers in the world and since 2012, Larnell has been playing with the three time Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy. Larnell also leads successful ensembles of his own and has toured the globe with highly reputable contemporary musicians, including Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Jacob Collier, & Kurt Elling to name a few. His latest release, Relive the Moment is a revived re-imaging of his compositions from his debut album In the Moment with brand new drum performances available now on all your favourite streaming platforms. During this webcast, we get into the backstory of how these two met, what it's like to be successful traveling musicians while trying to raise a family, and so much more. We had a great time talking to this beautiful and talented couple . Hope you enjoy!

    • 1 hr 37 min

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