Boston Levi @bostonlevimusic
Born and raised in Perth, ON, Boston Levi – a stage name for former professional hockey player turned musician Mike McNamee – burst onto the Canadian music scene following his signing with 745 Music; a multi-service music company cofounded by Jay Emmons, guitarist for the two-time JUNO award winning rock band The Glorious Sons. Levi first released ‘Feel It All’, holding nothing back in his quest to create compelling Americana/Rock music, and quickly followed with the acclaimed single ‘Run Baby Run’ and the track ‘Thief’, all available on his 2021 debut EP Prophecies. Levi’s retirement from professional hockey, catalyzed by a couple of years wrought with challenges stemming from the pandemic, allowed time for him to turn his sights to his burgeoning music career, adopting a dynamic sophisticated sound while carving his own unique path as an artist. Entering a new chapter of his career in 2022, Levi showcased immense growth both musically and as an artist with the release of the single ‘Lonely For Tonight’ and offered a real and vulnerable take on love with his single and accompanying acoustic video for ‘Living Proof’. Now backed by a full band, Levi is holding nothing back in 2023, pushing the boundaries of his artistry, recently releasing the latest single ‘Crossfire’ before heading on the road across Ontario this spring.
Sleepy Jean @sleepyjeansings
Spending the better part of a decade frequenting tourist traps and hole-in-the-walls, Sleepy cut her teeth sliding her self-penned songs in amongst those of her contemporaries. Her wistful, smoky voice is a time capsule of influences, but is best known for that inimitable quality that evokes salty tears and bloody bar fights alike. Her first recorded offering, Idle Hands, made its way into the world midsummer 2021 and was described as “a bygone meets modern flair of New Americana for Dreamers” (Glide Magazine). Now armed with her backing band, the Deadstock Three (featuring members of TALK, Shitbats & alumni of Great Lake Swimmers, Jill Barber & Deep Dark Woods), Sleepy is set to release her first LP, Shoot Me in a Dream, in 2023.
Eric Punzo @ericpunzo_
With a gritty, alt-pop sound that also incorporates hip-hop in equal measure, Toronto’s Eric Punzo offers his own brand of passionate, introspective songwriting. Eric is poised to make a powerful impression on the international music scene, while expanding his fan base through both full band shows and intimate acoustic performances.
Gracie Ella @gracieofficialmusic
A genre-bending maverick whose impressive ability to write, arrange, and perform multiple instruments, all while emanating such vocal power, Gracie re-envisions 21st century R&B with an edgy twist. The Toronto singer-songwriter confidently and charismatically accentuates her bold neo-soul delivery with pop ambition and R&B energy.
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