Music Export Canada Presents: Pre-Great Escape ‘Canadian Blast’ Showcase in London

Music Export Canada Presents:
Pre-Great Escape ‘Canadian Blast’ Showcase in London
May 17 2016, The Water Rats, Kings Cross

Ahead of the popular official ‘Canadian Blast’ showcase event at the Great Escape Festival later this month, the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and Music Export Canada partners MusicOntario/The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and Pop Montreal bring you four acts from Ontario and Quebec, ahead of their Great Escape performances.

The Canadian Blast is a platform for Canada’s rising independent musicians to perform at music conventions all over the world such as SXSW, Texas, Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Iceland Airwaves and of course, TGE. The chosen acts represent some of the brightest components in Canada’s thriving independent music scene.

This special event represents Eastern Canada’s contribution to the Canadian Blast this year, and is an opportunity to catch four immensely talented international artists with careers firmly in the ascension.

We hope to see you there. RSVP!

Line up:

19:00 Terra Lightfoot– expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies

19:45 Pyramid Tropic – percussive, synth-based dance music multi-instrumentalist duo

20:30 Wake Island – electronic band founded by Lebanese duo Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal in Montreal

21:15 LA Foster – sample­rich, beat­-heavy songs, paired with intense emotional vocals

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Venue address: 328 Gray’s Inn Rd, London WC1X 8BZ

All artists are available for press, live sessions and promo. Media enquiries to BAM! +44 20 3397 0947 +44 7884 368168

CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian partners and sponsors: Canadian Music Week (CMW), Corus Entertainment, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canadian Music Fund), Harvard Broadcasting, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Radio Starmaker Fund and Stingray Music.

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CIMA: recently celebrated its 40th year and is the not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry, and is the first organization of its kind in the world. CIMA represents a diverse membership consisting of Canadian-owned companies and their ambassadors, all of whom are involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries.

Canadian Blast: For 11 years, the Canadian Blast showcase and B2B initiative has travelled the globe to bring the best and brightest emerging talent and industry from Canada to vibrant international export markets through festivals, conferences, trade shows and independent missions in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Music Export Canada: Music Export Canada is the newly established alliance, spearheaded by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), between some of Canada’s most active national and provincial talent exporters, importers and stakeholders.