2020 Jim Beam Talent Search Finalists


2020 Jim Beam Talent Search Finalists

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to announce the Jim Beam National Talent Search Tour will take place virtually October 13 – 20, 2020, with 30-minute episodes spotlighting five bands from eight Canadian cities. Hosted by Josie Dye of Indie88 Radio, each of the resulting regional webisodes will be streamed via Indies.ca and partnering radio stations across the country.

CMW and the Jim Beam Virtual Talent Search Tour has provided 40 of Canada’s best new bands with their own virtual stage, ownership of their own recordings, and starring roles in this musical event that could rewrite the way homegrown independent talent is discovered. Each episode will focus on one city and feature interviews and performances from five local bands

Vancouver Finalists

Redwoods / Small Town Artillery / Raincity / Gnarfunkel / Maddie King

Calgary Finalists

Jon Martin and Lovers / Justine Giles / ROOKS / Youngbloods / Krissy Feniak

Edmonton Finalists

Rebecca Lappa / Kane Ingocnito / Jacquie Daniels and the Jokers / RIELL / Shawnee

Saskatoon Finalists

Aurora Bella / Alexandra Beck / Phoenix and the Silvervoodoos / Tumbleweeds / Kaye & Co.

Toronto Finalists

Dustin Bird / VILIVANT / Goodnight, Sunrise / Parasona / Autumn Kings

Ottawa Finalists

CZN / Paragon Cause / The Tackies / The Wilderness / The Lionyls

Montreal Finalists

December Rose / The Day Dreamers / Brittany Kennell / Patrick Rock / Cowboy Meets Pirate

Halifax Finalists

The Blue Lane / Elyse Aeryn / Wheeler / The Collective / Carry The Lost