Songs Revealed is a songwriting competition and showcase that is a component of Reel Music Festival. Music Business Management program students plan and present Songs Revealed annually. It is an opportunity for aspiring songwriters to showcase and gain feedback on their songs from industry professionals. The goal of Songs Revealed is to help songwriters expose their work to the community in a professional and positive atmosphere.
|Thursday, March 15th, 2012||Marketplace, Durham College||7:00pm||$5|
Christian is a Canadian actor from Ottawa, ON. He has performed in many notable animated television shows. He is most known for performing as Jude Lisowski, the laid back skateboarder, on the show 6Teen. He was most recently cast in the Canadian movie called Moon Point.
James spends all his time in the studio in his house creating modern harmonic progressions on the guitar. James writes chord progressions for singers and academic journalism for magazines. He also sends demos to recording artists and labels and tracks his songs to radio. James teaches guitar and bass guitar to students who want to take their music to the next level…even if that next level is the first level. James has helped prepare music students for York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, Fanshawe College, and The Berklee School of Music. James is part of an academic advisory board known as Berklee Music Ambassadors which represents Berklee's extension school at conferences and forums and advises Berkleemusic on internet technology based course development and online learning strategies. He also conducts workshops for songwriters and coaches songwriting and performance, specializing primarily in Contemporary Christian Music.
James Linderman will also be a panelist in RMF's Demo Derby.
A History of Media teacher at Durham College in Oshawa, Will also runs a blog on durhamregion.com called "Scene and Heard". He covers all things music that have some relation to the Durham Region, from music videos being shot in the area to shows happening on the local scene. Will brings his unique perspective on song and music to Songs Revealed.
|E (Enrique Romualdez), started singing and playing guitar at the age of 10, and ever since then has moved towards pursuing his passion for music. As a future student for music production at RAC, E records, composes, and performs all of his songs himself. With the use of basic instrumentation and simple emotions, E continues to create and further his passion for music.|
|Jason Hoeg is a singer-songwriter from Toronto. For the past ten years he has been playing in bands or played solo, and shared the stage with Hedley, Simple Plan, and The Tragically Hip. Inspired by Thrice, Panic at the Disco, Manchester Orchestra, and Brand New, Jason writes indie rock/folk songs about his life, experiences, and current issues.|
|Amanda Stewart is a singer/songwriter from Ajax, Ontario. She has been singing as far back as she can remember and in more recent years learned how to play guitar. She hopes to continue to learn about the songwriting process to create more music of her own. Her musical influences include Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Jenny Lewis, and Tina Dico.|
|Mancer is an independent recording artist out of Ajax, Ontario. He recently performed in the 7th Annual Urban Music Showcase hosted by 9-0 Nickel Entertainment.|
|Mark Martyre has been making music and writing for years. Mark released two studio albums with 'Montague Street' in 2009 and 2010, and is planning on releasing a new solo album in 2012. Mark has been successfully engaging audiences with his lyrics and introspective songs, and his live performances have also garnered attention and praise from other notable songwriters such as Stephen Stanley and Peter Katz, who said that Mark has fantastic lyrics, and that, he clearly has a really warm soul and a passion for writing and music.|
|Aspire: We formed from a couple of corners of our local family and music scene: Austin Major, guitarist from 'Bring on Your Sound,' and Jordan K, producer and songwriter ('Rosedale & Forever Circa'). Much of what we've built 'Aspire' on is digitally driven. We like to think of it as bringing the studio to the stage, visiting many club and dub-step events, as well as exchanging ideas with friends who DJ these events, to try to incorporate and instill a fairly similar feeling to our stage performance. Our common ground lies in our love for traveling, experiencing new cities, sights and sounds, all of which have led to the production of our first single, 'We're Always Home.'|
|Dan Squires is a Canadian singer-songwriter living in Oshawa, Ontario. Known for his intimate songwriting, passionate delivery, and lovely voice, when Dan performs all eyes and ears are on the stage. He is heavily influenced by many of today's renowned songwriters including Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Conor Oberst, and Ben Gibbard. Dan has a genuine appreciation for, and fascination with, the craft of songwriting and the profound impact that songs can have on people. Dan is lucky to be surrounded and supported by many very talented musicians, and with their help, plans to enter the studio this year and create some fantastic recordings.|
|Luc Rinaldi is a singer-songwriter from Toronto. In the summer of 2011, he recorded and released his first EP, 'Infinity Plus One.' Nowadays, he frequents open mics begging people to free take copies of it. And to appease those doubts he gets when he thinks about the fact that he'll actually need to make a living and get a real job one day, he studies journalism at Ryerson University.|