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.
TEA Volume 9 compilation artists Mr. Completely embody a blend of old school rock, pop and blues-based rock which is full-bodied, emotive and, most importantly, entertaining. Mr. Completely have opened for Nazareth, Honeymoon Suite and Trooper. The song “Walk Away” nabbed a nomination for song of the year at the 5th annual Island Music Awards. Mr. Completely’s “Without Warning” video took first place honors in the Canadian International Film Festival. Toronto Experimental Artists tapped Mr. Completely for its compilation CD, slated for an August release 2008. Shows are being planned and touring is expected for Canada and the United States in the coming months.
Check out TEA Artist feature interviews now posted on Fab Indie 148.
More TEA Artist interviews and features in the coming weeks and months.
We are saddened to report that Daisy Debolt has passed away from cancer at the age of 62. TEA Volume 7 compilation artist and showcase performer Daisy DeBolt is Canada’s queen of avant-garde. “Folk Diva” is an apt title for someone with a career that’s spanned over forty years in the Canadian music business, from those very first coffee houses, to acclaim with the first superstar Canadian group, Fraser & DeBolt, to the large and small festivals that dot the Canadian summer landscape. Daisy has a voice that can blast its way through the gloom, that can, soar, dip, and dive with the same emotional charge and excitement today as back in those early continent-hopping beginnings, has stunned audiences and critics alike. Her performance at the Rivoli TEA Summer Showcase left the audience mezmorized and wanting more. She garners REPECT!
“The most astonishing, dynamic vocalist in the entire galaxy”
– MONTREAL GAZETTE
“The voice of an enraged angel, shatters Plexiglas and melts frozen hearts” – OTTAWA CITIZEN
“Daisy DeBolt delivers with the resonant thunder of her voice”
– NOW MAGAZINE