Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes & Actor Tonya Williams at Black History Month Launch

By |2020-02-01T23:32:07+00:00January 30th, 2020|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

February is Black History Month and there are many events happening across Canada to celebrate.  TD bank held a launch event at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto this week featuring Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and Actor Tonya Williams with performances by Canada's R&B Soul Queen Jully Black and Juno [...]

Hip Hop MC & Producer Solitair on his 20-Year Career & The Forgiveness Project

By |2020-02-02T01:18:00+00:00January 9th, 2020|Musicians, Podcast|

Widely considered one of Toronto’s Hip Hop legends, Solitair’s many contributions have made an indelible impact on the Canadian urban music landscape, and the music industry as a whole. As Solitair came into prominence as a highly sought after producer, he worked on albums by a number of Canadian heavyweights, [...]

Rob Carli on Composing Music for Film & TV & the Power of Music Therapy

By |2020-02-02T01:41:10+00:00November 21st, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today’s guest is Robert Carli, who is one of Canada’s busiest and most in-demand composers for Film & Television. His music has received numerous industry awards and nominations, including 20 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards and 3 Canadian Screen Awards. He is the recipient of several [...]

Global Superstar Akon on Releasing 4 Albums & Why Women Should Run the World

By |2019-11-03T23:16:46+00:00October 31st, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today we have global superstar Akon. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from many genres including Lady GaGa, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Daddy Yankee, Lil’ Wayne, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and many more. [...]

Bif Naked Canada’s Punk Rock Queen

By |2019-10-27T17:17:16+00:00October 24th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

I am so excited for today’s guest, Canada’s Punk Rock Queen Bif Naked! I have been a fan of hers since her 1996 self-titled debut album and the follow up I Bificus with the hits “Daddy’s Getting Married,” “Spaceman” and “Moment of Weakness.” In 2001 her album Purge produced by [...]

Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire on Music & Technology

By |2020-02-29T22:08:06+00:00October 17th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Today we have Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire who staying true to his Trinidadian roots, fuses original Caribbean rhythms of soca with dancehall beats. Along with Diplo and Walshy Fire, he was a member of the electronic music group Major Lazer until this past June when he left the group to [...]

Broadway & Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins

By |2019-10-13T20:31:36+00:00October 9th, 2019|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Broadway and Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins. I love this line from her bio that says “This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each with a strong grip: acting and music, yet she refuses to pick one because they both represent her soul. Capathia approaches a song the same way [...]

Dave Randall & The Political Power of Music

By |2019-09-19T00:42:25+00:00September 19th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Dave Randall & The Political Power of Music Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 024 Dave Randall is a guitarist, producer, and composer. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award-winning artist Dido and has toured the world a number of times performing with UK dance act Faithless. [...]

#SheInspiresMe with Jennifer Lopez & Other #TIFF2019 Highlights

By |2019-09-12T03:23:39+00:00September 12th, 2019|Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Podcast|

#SheInspiresMe with Jennifer Lopez & Other #TIFF2019 Highlights Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 023 Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! is back after a short hiatus with a solo episode. The Toronto International Film Festival is happening right now and I was thrilled to attend Twitter Women’s #SheInspiresMe panel featuring Jennifer [...]

Producer Timbaland & Masterclass co-founder David Rogier

By |2019-09-29T21:19:59+00:00June 27th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 019 Superstar producer Timbaland was at the Collision Technology conference in Toronto with Masterclass co-founder David Rogier to promote Timbaland Teaches Producing and Beatmaking. At the press conference, I was able to ask one of the first questions, which was fantastic so you will [...]

Canadian Music Week Review Part 2 with Esma, Tamara Maddalen, Encore

By |2019-08-29T20:28:49+00:00May 24th, 2019|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Canadian Music Week Review Part 2 with Esma, Tamara Maddalen, Encore Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 015 Canadian Music Week review part 2 with guests Esma, Tamara Maddalen and Donald Plant from Encore who report on their CMW experiences and what they learned from the various workshops. [...]

Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 with Angela Saini & Denver Haylee

By |2019-08-26T00:41:34+00:00May 16th, 2019|Industry, Musicians, Podcast|

Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 with Angela Saini & Denver Haylee Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 014 Canadian Music Week review part 1 with guest artists Angela Saini and Denver Haylee.  I share all of my CMW experiences from live shows, awards, panels, and interviews and then pass [...]

Singer/Songwriter Marc Jordan on Podcast

By |2019-08-25T22:31:05+00:00April 18th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Singer/Songwriter Marc Jordan Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 011 My guest today is singer-songwriter Marc Jordan. With numerous ASCAP, JUNO, SOCAN and Smooth Jazz awards to his credit, Marc Jordan’s work has appeared on some 35 million+ CDs. He’s written for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Bette [...]

Kelly Fraser, Juno Nominated Canadian Inuk Singer-Songwriter

By |2020-02-02T21:49:05+00:00March 27th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Kelly Fraser, Juno Nominated Canadian Inuk Singer-Songwriter Episode 008 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! My guest today is Juno nominated Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser.  Originally, from Nunavut, she has attracted a large fan base with her blend of traditional Inuit music and modern pop EDM and hip hop. We [...]

Erica Peck, Musical Theatre Actor/Singer

By |2019-08-30T22:36:57+00:00March 20th, 2019|Actors, Musicians, Podcast|

Erica Peck, Musical Theatre Actor/Singer Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Podcast Episode 007 Hello and welcome to episode #7 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! My guest today is Dora award nominated actor and singer Erica Peck who got her big break in 2007, when at 19, she won the role of [...]

Clayton Bellamy (The Road Hammers, The Congregation)

By |2020-03-01T00:20:18+00:00February 20th, 2019|Musicians, Podcast|

Clayton Bellamy  (The Road Hammers, The Congregation) Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Episode 001 My guest today is Clayton Bellamy who with The Road Hammers have won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year.  They are the best selling Canadian country band of all time. [...]