Canadian Musician magazine showcases unsigned Canadian acts in our Showcase section. We publish this section online to help further promote Canadian artists. To have your band considered for Showcase, go to www.applyforshowcase.com.

Desirée Dawson

Desiree Dawson

CBC Searchlight Winner: Desirée Dawson

What: Soul, Folk

Where: White Rock, BC

Visit: www.desireedawsonmusic.com

Full Bio

Teo Milea

 

Teo Milea

CBC Searchlight Finalist: Teo Milea

What: Instrumental, Classical Piano

Where: Toronto, ON

Visit: www.teomilea.com

Full Bio

Dylan Menzie

Dylan Menzie

CBC Searchlight Finalist: Dylan Menzie

What: Folk, Roots

Where: Belle River, PEI

Visit: www.dylanmenzie.com

Full Bio

Andi

Andi

CBC Searchlight Finalist: Andi

What: R&B, Jazz, Pop, Electronic

Where: Caledon, ON

Visit: www.andimusic.com

Full Bio

Rime Salmi

Rime Salmi

What: R&B, Pop
Where: Montreal, QC
Visit: www.rimesalmi.com

Full Bio

Isaac B

Isaac B

What: Pop
Where: Montreal, QC
Visit: www.isaacofficial.com

Full Bio

Leondro

Leondro

What: Rap, Hip-Hop
Where: Vaughan, ON
Visit: www.leondromusic.com

Full Bio

Zane

Zane

What: Rock
Where: Montreal, QC
Visit: www.zanemusic.com

Full Bio

amanie // illfated

amanie

What: Pop, R&B
Where: Etobicoke, ON
Visit: www.amanieillfated.com

Born in South Sudan, amanie // illfated immigrated to Regina with her family in 1992. After spending years performing at multicultural events throughout the city, amanie was inevitably drawn to music, playing piano and performing her songs in public by age 12.

The release of a promotional album ultimately helped set the stage for amanie // illfated’s self-titled effort, which dropped in November 2015. Led by her powerful voice, which in turn is complemented by world-class production, the music on her newest record rests firmly in the world of pop and R&B, but is also sprinkled with touches of electronica throughout. With Canada’s presence in the pop world getting increasingly bigger with each passing year, don’t be surprised to see amanie // illfated’s name in lights before long.

Kobra & The Lotus

Kobra

What: Heavy Metal
Where: Calgary, AB
Visit: www.kobraandthelotus.com

Although they may not be a household name quite yet, it could simply be a matter of time before people all over Canada – and the world – know Calgary heavy metal/hard rock band Kobra & The Lotus.

Since their formation in 2009, the group, fronted by the impressive Kobra Paige on vocals, has steadily built an dedicated fan base via three full-length efforts and heavy international touring. Later this year, the group will be releasing what will arguably be their most ambitious effort to date, a double album called Prevail. The group successfully crowdfunded the forthcoming effort, ultimately reaching 112 percent of their goal, a testament to the widespread appeal and relevance of the band.