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Canadian Music Week – Club 120 –Friday May 6 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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The trio features Mastermind on vocals and guitar; Tsayffo on vocals, percussion, guitar and bass, and Mercury Brown on vocals and drums. Tsayffo and Mastermind have grown up playing music together since childhood. Onstage, they move with one mind. Playing to the audience – capacity and size won’t matter – within the first few bars of their first song THE LOVE, the band takes full control of the stage and everyone in the room.  You can hear a pin drop. There is a sense of something authentic happening here. I remind myself there are only three people on stage, though the sound completely surrounds and engulfs the senses. Mastermind is on vocals, a deep sultry bass voice. His guitar work takes me by surprise, not just because I have never heard anyone use a guitar like this before - more because it defies the norm and underlines a musical genius in his ability to link musical hooks together in a completely unexpected fashion. Tsayffo is on percussion – no, he actually is percussion. Every beat resonates in every movement he makes.

Mercury BrownMercury BrownThere is no overplaying. The band commands every note and breath, syncopation punctuated through timing and discipline with no empty space, no time to turn away from what is taking place onstage. Mercury harnesses a rock solid foundation - together, they are a powerhouse of creative forces.

Through a full set of current material from their mini LP released last year, including the title track CLOSER TO THE FLAME, as well as BACK INTO THE SUN, POWER, WE ARE NOT ALONE (their latest single charting on radio), COLORS (from their debut LP RISE UP) and a tease of two new songs, THE RISE and TONIGHT WE UNITE, they seamlessly exchange vocals lines, guitar riffs, rhythms, and time signatures. Tsayffo plays lead lines on bass. Mercury really is the heartbeat of the band, possessed by...

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Following a successful rock star lifestyle with Canadian Glam Rock outfit Fludd, bassist Greg Godovitz left the...

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Jim Kweskin is not a household name but in the music world the folks he has influenced with his music and jug band style has been a huge influence on modern...

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There was a buzz in Toronto’s iconic Hugh’s Room on Monday night. There is always a bit of a buzz preshow but this was...

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Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and...

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Billy Ray Cyrus has released a music video for his current single, “Thin Line,” through an exclusive worldwide co-premiere with Vevo and CMT.

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As some of you know I am Canadian but my Mum was from Edinburgh, Scotland and my brother Don and my sister Donna and I were always brought up to be proud of our heritage....

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Canadian management and promotion company, Invictus Entertainment Group, maintains two-year consecutive streak at Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON with three major wins: Management Company of the Year, Booking Agency of the Year and the Ron Sakamoto Talent...

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The 2016 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Awards Show, hosted by CBC television personality Jessi Cruickshank (Canada’s Smartest Person, The Goods), celebrated eight CCMA Award categories at...

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Bold, brazen, at times frenzied....electric...simply on fire. My introduction to The Hives, a Swedish garage rock...

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Story Credit: Jaimie Vernon/The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia 



Following a successful rock star lifestyle with Canadian Glam Rock outfit Fludd, bassist Greg Godovitz left the fold in frustration as the songwriting opportunities for him dwindled. Utilizing a team of musical...

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Canadian Music Week – Club 120 –Friday May 6 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian Blast at Morrisons MIDEM –Saturday, June 4 (Cannes, France)

The trio features Mastermind on vocals and guitar; Tsayffo on...

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Submitted by Don Graham

Jim Kweskin is not a household name but in the music world the folks he has influenced with his music and jug band style has been a huge influence on modern music. Rock critic Ed Ward has listed The Jim Kweskin Jug Band as  one the most important...

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There was a buzz in Toronto’s iconic Hugh’s Room on Monday night. There is always a bit of a buzz preshow but this was a buzz of a different register. Canada’s living legend and a huge part of the fabric of Canadiana...

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Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America...