Ian Thomas first hit internationally in 1973 with “Painted Ladies”. Over the years he has acquired a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards, Juno and Gemini nominations,15 albums and nearly as many top twenty records. Ian’s lyrics have been utilized in English textbooks while his songs have found international success with many artists such as Santana, America, Manfred Man, Chicago, Bette Midler and Anne Murray.
Nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Vocal, winner of a Grammy (as co-producer of “Seduces Me” on Celine Dion’s 30 plus million-selling “Falling Into You” album), winner of five Juno Awards and the Harold Moon Award (Canadian Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award), Dan Hill has recorded and released multiple gold and platinum albums. His classic hits, such as “Sometimes When We Touch”, “Can’t We Try”, and “Never Thought (That I Could Love)” remain staples of Adult Contemporary radio stations around the world.
Jimmy Flynn is your next door neighbour, your funny uncle and a lively entertainer all rolled into one. In his trademark red checkered shirt, yellow sou'wester and rubber boots, he hits the stage like a storm.
Jimmy has had a celebrated producing, recording and broadcasting career, and is so closely identified with having a good time that he is known as Canada's Ambassador of Good Cheer!
Out of the musically rich Nova Scotian island of Cape Breton comes tenor Tom Leadbeater. His captivating voice, with its crystal clear tones, rich harmonics and secure upper range, has earned him a reputation of being one of Nova Scotia's finest vocalists.
The Next Generation Leahy
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, the Leahy family is keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance. Led by father Doug, live performances by the Leahy children (ranging in age from 13 to 5) are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage.
The Stampeders were one of Canada’s top rock groups in the early 70’s, winning Juno Awards in the categories ‘Best Group,’ ‘Best Single,’ ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Composer’ for their platinum single, Sweet City Woman. They were the first Canadian band to tour from one end of the country to the other, and recently release a live album, Live At The Mae Wilson, to the delight of their many fans.
Over the years, Walter Ostanek's exceptional musicianship has earned him three Grammy awards and thirteen nominations, as well as induction into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Order of Canada. Incredibly, Ostanek has also recorded more than 50 albums – a tremendous feat for any musician!
Canadian-born singer Michelle Wright has steadily grown into an entertainer of the highest rank. She is one of Canada's most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s, having amassed a total of twenty-five Top Ten hits in her homeland and walking to podiums in music centres like Los Angeles and Toronto to accept more than thirty major awards.
Fast-paced and spontaneous, his performances are a blend of comedy plus oddball juggling and stunts. Now one of the funniest and most sought-after entertainers in the world, Sean's comedic interpretations and props of every variety let loose a multitude of eccentric and energizing characters that spring freely from his feverish imagination.
Crystal Gage is a multiple award-winning country music performer from Windsor, Ontario who’s been recognized by radio, television and talent contests as a New Country star with a Traditional Country attitude. Crystal tours Florida extensively during the winter months, and spends her remaining free time in Nashville, learning and growing as a performer and songwriter.