2020 Confirmed Autograph Sessions
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THE SPOONS, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
The Spoons released a brand new album in March of 2019 called “New Day New World"
With a string of smash hits - Nova Heart, Tell No Lies, Old Emotions, Romantic Traffic - the Spoons redefined the musical landscape in the '80s and captured the hearts of fans everywhere.
The Spoons have stayed active to this day, continuing to record new music and perform across the country. Gord Deppe, the band's lead singer and songwriter, recently published the autobiography SpoonFed, a #1 Best Seller on Amazon which will be available for sale at the Music Fan Expo! He is the guitar player with acclaimed A Flock Of Seagulls, known for their hit “I Ran”, who tour internationally to this day. Gord Deppe will also be selling copies of his book "Spoonfed: My Life with the Spoons" at the event.
Ongoing history of new music/Geeks&Beats
Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. His radio documentary series, In his nearly 40 years in the broadcasting and music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock and is also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like the long-running show, The Ongoing History of New Music.
Born and raised in Toronto Ontario, David Boyd Janes is quickly making himself known among the country music community. His solo career into country music began in September 2017 and he has already had 3 consecutive Top 100 singles: Summertime Feeling, I Ain’t Sticking Around and Whiskey Won't.
David’s newest single “Another Day” is set to be released August 9th and will be available across all digital platforms. David attended our 2019 Music Expo and we are excited to welcome him back for 2020!
I love inspiring people to follow their hearts and express the songs inside of them. Leading The Song Creation Formula & Get Unstuck With Your Songwriting workshops and doing private songwriting coaching has been an exciting way to witness people learning new ways to express themselves creatively through music and words." - Signe
For 20 years, Monty Greig has been singing and entertaining audiences all over Ontario. Once the lead singer for the popular 80’s-style Rock & Roll band “One Night Stand”, he served as the show opener for Canadian rockers “Trooper” and for 60’s legends “Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show”. Even though Rock & Roll was his first love, Monty was eager to dive into something new and challenging. While working in Las Vegas, the whole “rat pack" style of music and entertaining lured him in. Upon arriving home, he started his journey into jazz standards and has never looked back.
Monty attended our 2019 Music Expo and we are excited to have him return for 2020!
Olga received her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and Music Education in 2007 from Donetsk State Music University, Ukraine. She has more than 15 years of international working experience as a performer and over 10 years of experience teaching violin and piano to students from beginners to advanced university majors.
A mix between Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, Raina can go toe to toe with any one of them. A poignant singer-songwriter with catchy, uplifting melodies you will remember, heartfelt lyrics and a soulful voice, Raina has a fresh folk/Americana vibe infused with a splash of country, yet with a style uniquely her own. This Toronto born and raised songstress, has been performing her original music since her teenage days in the old folk clubs like “Free Times Café” and more recently a tour to the Ottawa Valley and the West Coast.
Dwayne LaForme is an Indigenous blues singer, songwriter and lead guitarist. Dwayne is also the only Canadian and 100% Native American member of the Native American Music Awards house band. Also known at the Nammys, they are sanctioned by the Grammys.
For Wasaga Beach’s Rebecca Rain, there are three things that matter most- family, the small town she grew up in and music. Drawing influences from Loretta Lynn, June Carter Cash, and Patsy Cline, Rain has crafted a sound described as “Roots Country” delivered by a voice that is hauntingly pure and with a reflective songwriting style well beyond her years. Through independently releasing singles with Canadian Music Company Northwood Music and building a local fan base performing, Rebecca has opened for Tim Hicks, James Barker Band and Rogers Hometown Hockey to name a few.
Carlos Morgan is, a multi award winning singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, poised to break on a global level.
“Feelin’ Alright”, Morgan’s debut album, showcased the diversity of Morgan’s sultry singing style with seductive ballads like “Let Me Love Again” and “Forever For You” to the upbeat R&B tracks “Give It To You”and “Baby C’Mon”. “Feelin’ Alright” went on to garner the Juno Award , 2x Canadian Urban Music Award Recipient, MuchMusic Video Award, SOCAN Music Award, 2x Caribbean Cultural Committee Award Recipient.
Alyssa’s music is a balm for the weary soul. Her songs bring encouragement and inspiration to the listener. Her music is truly an outpouring from her heart to yours with lyrics that are honest, soulful, raw and powerful, looking to the silver lining, she shares her journey and lessons learned along the way. Some people describe her as the love child between Jewel, Norah Johns, Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. Alyssa has worked professionally as an actress, singer/songwriter, model, and dancer for 20 years, taking time off over the last few years to start a family, she is back and ready to re-emerge as a Female Soul and Inspirational artist and share her music with the world.
I am the leader of two rock bands - Becoming Dawn and Darkest Dawn - based out of London, ON.
For the past year I have been embarking on a solo project due to being down a couple of players in Darkest Dawn. Recently, my drummer from that band, Michael Hackman (brother to the late Paul Hackman, founding member of Helix), has joined forces with me to create a new band called Becoming Dawn.
Elsa Hsieh studied both piano performing and teaching at Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. She was awarded 1st prize in the Wales Tystysgrif piano competition in 1988. Since then her students from her own music studio have won scholarships in the music festivals. Her full house concert events received high praise from the Mayor of the City and were presented with the recognition of music contribution award in 2004 at her " One Moment In Time " concert. Elsa has also been contributing her time towards conducting choirs and was selected as the mass choir conductor in the 2007 Toronto Evangelical Crusade. Elsa was the awardee for both Absolutely Fabulous Women & Dancing Damsels in 2017 and currently an ambassador of Women of Diversity.
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