Andrew Spice – John Terauds “What’s On Editor” The Toronto Star
Thank goodness for Canada’s steady supply of low-key, intelligent, sweet-and-bitter indie singer/songwriters. Andrew Spice, a 22 year old Winnipeg born singer/keyboard player is quietly beginning to make a name for himself in our city. Spice is one of 18 diverse acts participating in a showcase of performers under the Toronto Experimental Artists umbrella (the bill has a bit of everything, from prog-rock to ska to punk)
There is a powerful emotional depth to the surface simplicity of the lyrics on Spice’s recent 10-track debut album – Pretty Demons, On the record, Spice is backed up on bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion and organ by Emm Gryner, for whom he has no end of praise. “She’s done so much for me,” he says. “I met her for the first time when Emm opened for Alanis Morissette in a Winnipeg arena six years ago” After listening to his music Emm suggested Spice put together a demo recording – which led eventually to Gryner producing Pretty Demons……
John Terauds editor The Toronto Star – sample portion of review
Indietalent features many TEA artists and has now incorporated our TEA Hour show which features each TEA compilation volume. The TEA Volume 12 and 13 shows have now been completed and are presently airing. The TEA Volume 14 show is presently in the works. Check out the many TEA artist interviews and TEA Shows conducted by the TEA South and Indietalent staff at indietalent.ca.
Currently TEA South are not working on Compilations and showcases. We are focusing more in the recording, mixing and mastering areas which are taking up most of our time. Don’t rule us out for TEA Volume 16 sometime in the future.
Artists only pay $285.00 if asked or accepted onto a TEA Compilation CD. There is no charge for submissions, and participants retain all rights and royalties to their music. We are currently looking for and accepting submissions from songwriters interested in appearing on our TEA Volume 15 compilation CD. This opportunity is open to songwriters of all age groups and music genres. Criteria for reviewing your song material is 1) composition 2) melody 3) lyrics 4) originality 5) production. All artists chosen for our TEA South record label are selected from TEA Compilation artists based on success at radio, film, live performance and self promotion. If you have received our invitation email please follow the step by step directions outlined on the reserve and confirm page. If you are submitting your music for consideration please send your music on CD to TEA South or a link to music via email.
Indietalent is interested in conducting radio interviews for TEA compilation artists. This is a great opportunity to get interviewed and reviewed. It would involve radio airplay for a few of your songs along with a phone interview. Contact TEA South if interested.
TEA Volume 13 compilaton artist Jason Cambell (featuring Signal Hill) is a four-piece acoustic guitar based band with strong emphasis on four part vocal harmony. Hailing from Newfoundland, Canada, this band is currently revered throughout the country as the quintessential East Coast group. This has been achieved by expanding their repertoire beyond that of standard traditional songs to a repertoire celebrating music across the decades and genres. Their arrangements are now woven into the fabric of east Canadian culture. They play to packed houses across Canada from four to seven nights a week all year round. Jason Campbell is the principal lead vocalist with a range spanning over three octaves. He is a songwriter and business manager for the band. His singing style and song writing are unique while clearly influenced by Sam Cooke, Elton John and the Beatles. Often playing piano and guitar simultaneously while singing Jason is a born showman who owns every song he sings.