Check out the great talent from right here in Newfoundland and Labrador!
Adam Baxter is an award winning singer-songwriter based out of Campbellton,
Newfoundland and Labrador. His unique brand of folky pop songs combines
thoughtful guitar arrangements, cleverly honest lyrics and catchy melodies that
capture the musical essence of Eastern Canada. Baxter has spent countless
nights sharing his unique performance across Canada engaging and connecting
with audiences blending original songs and stories to support the songs.
Baxter, a five time MusicNL award winner, most recently won the 2020 MusicNL
Alternative Artist of the Year.
After a successful 2020, Baxter kicked off the new year by releasing two new
singles "As Long As Nothing Gets Hurt,”and “By the Fire.” The singles are
follows up to "These Days", which spent two weeks at #1 in Atlantic Canada on
the CIOE East Coast 30. Both songs are set to be featured on the 2021 album
"Connections" which is set to be a large-scale collaboration project that has
already included over fifty musicians and singers from all over the world.
Rozalind MacPhail is a St. John's-based performer, inspirational speaker, remote recording artist and music educator. A classically-trained flutist, MacPhail layers electrifying flute loops, moody vocals and driving electronics through her effects pedals and the digital audio workstation, Ableton Live. She explores new ways of combining image, inspiration and sound in audio-visual works that speak honestly of people, place and the human experience. One of the world’s most buzzed-about Gemeinhardt artists, MacPhail has received multiple honours and awards including an ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL's Female Artist of the Year. She's currently showcasing her internationally-acclaimed audio-visual creation, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR.
ANA & ERIC
After performing together for many years in Folk and Bossa Nova projects, Ana Luísa Ramos and Eric Taylor Escudero have created a concert with the best of the two worlds. Having performed in Brazil, Europe and Canada, Ana & Eric present a unique show that combines Folk, Bossa Nova, and Brazilian Popular Music. The Brazilian duo based in St. John´s, NL, has recently released two singles "Hope" and "Lights my way", and their self-titled debut EP through The Citadel House.
Hailing from Placentia, Newfoundland, Angie has been a performing musician for many years, playing with various bands around the southern shore area. In the winter of 2020, she began pursuing a solo career, and launched a Facebook page, performing a mixture of classic and contemporary country cover songs, and hosting a Facebook live show every Saturday evening at 7:30pm.
In the spring of 2020, Angie teamed up with Front Porch Entertainment, focusing on releasing her own original songs. She has recently released her first original single, "True Love", and is currently preparing for upcoming live shows/touring this summer and fall.
Writing the Rachel Cousins story is easy. It’s happening right now, one composition at a time.
A performer of extraordinary ability with a haunting voice, she made her debut in her teens with guitar
based, folk-esque original songs written with legends on her home base of Newfoundland. Rachel has
reached #1 and #2 on the Top 100 east coast songs for 2020 and 2019
Rachel was nominated for two Music NL awards, for Female Artist of the Year and its Rising Star prize. It
became the catalyst for her exploring other genres. organization led to the composition ‘Let Go’ was the
first song signed to Cymba Music Publishing, this led to a complete publishing deal for her. Quickly, “Let
Go” became a lightning rod for the synchronization world, being placed three times in global shows such
as “Wynonna Earp” and CBC’s “Hudson”. It also appeared in the made for TV movie, “The Art Of Falling
She was commissioned to work with Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir and to write a song for the choir. It
was a project of diversity and inclusion and one of the biggest highlights of her career.
In 2019, her eponymously titled pop EP led to features on Canada’s national CBC Network. Rachel
returned to her acoustic roots with “Hope to Bring”, driven by Rachel’s emotive tone. “Hope” became
an anchor of the show “Wedding Planners”, the success Canadian series. The project was capped with
an East Coast Music Association (ECMA) award nomination for Best Pop Recording. This Ep was most
recently nominated for 4 Music NL Awards.
She recently completed a colab project with Alan Doyle, The Ennis Sisters, Fortunate ones and
Rachel, having just won the Music NL award for Pop Artist Of the Year is currently working on a
new album for 2021.
There's a reason they call her "A Girl On Fire"
After paying his dues performing live, night after night, on St. John’s vibrantly popular George Street pub scene, award-winning country recording artist Justin Fancy, from nearby Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, is taking his rightful place on the national stage with the release of his debut album, Sure Beats A Good Time.
The two-time MusicNL winner, 2020’s Country Artist of The Year and Rising Star of The Year has proven he is no one-trick pony with 4 top 100 radio singles, including his latest “Makes Me Wanna”, which is currently sitting at #42 on the Canadian Country Billboard Chart. Fancy was most recently awarded the Rogers One To Watch artist and Top Country’s Emerging Artist of the Month in the month of May, both highly touted recognition on a national level.
What is arguably most endearing about Fancy his enviable ability to craft songs that will ultimately resonate on multiple levels. For every person drawn to his songs’ subject matter, others will be unable to resist the undeniably anthemic choruses found in this collection of radio-ready songs.
No Bravado. Zero Hype. Humble to a fault. Justin Fancy is a refreshing breed of artist that isn’t afraid of taking chances to get where he wants to be, and Sure Beats A Good Time will serve as his calling card to the world.
Formed in the summer of 2001 in Grand Bank Newfoundland, Canada. Dave Noseworthy, Damon Greene and Chad Grandy had a chemistry that was evident from the start. All three members were equally respected musicians in their own right having made a name for themselves with earlier bands playing the Newfoundland and Labrador festival and bar circuits as well as playing regular stints on the island of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. (France).
Skidderpup, after 21 years, continue to play the local music scene, major events and festivals. Skidderpup has entertained in France on several occasions. In 2018 the band was featured at both major festivals, Live At Heart Orebro (Sweden) as well as its sister event, Live At Heart Newfoundland. In 2019 the band opened for Collective Soul at the largest festival in the world, Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.
Skidderpup hasn’t forgot it’s roots. They have been major local volunteers, even receiving an award for Volunteer Organization of the Year. Most recently the band rallied their small community together and in only 2 short days, managed to raise over $14,000 for 2 local families who lost everything in a devastating apartment fire.
The bands Eclectic Rock sound is quite versatile with tight arrangements, inventive harmonies, fine musicianship and well crafted songs. Their dynamic sound pays homage to the great heartland rockers of the 70’s and 80’s.
N8 Douce (Nate Doucette) is establishing himself as a recording artist of extraordinary talent. He has been revered for his ability to cut straight to the core of his listeners’ emotions. With a passion for song writing and performing, N8’s expressive lyrics and phenomenal beats expose a truly complex and sensitive artist whose soul-crushing vocals have the power to provoke a profound response.
Born in Gander, Newfoundland (Canada), and raised in St. John’s, N8 learned at an early age the importance
of hard work and perseverance. His style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence, and challenging personal experiences.
N8 Douce picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of four, and since then he has been zealously honing
his skills as a songwriter and recording artist. At the age of fifteen, N8 started putting beats together in his basement, recording original songs and posting them to social media. What started out as mere hobby, has since become a passion, and over the course of the last twelve years, he has built an impressive collection of original music, collaborations, and covers. N8’s first radio single, “Good Life,” has been played in high rotation on radio stations across Canada, and he has opened for major acts, including Pitbull, Exhibit and DJ Pauly D. N8 Douce is scheduled to release his highly anticipated debut studio album in the Spring of 2019. With the album expected to be a genuine success and fame imminent, the passionate, high- energy sound that he has distinctively made his own is certain to gain attention from around the world.
N8 Douce lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and is the proud father of a three-year-old son, and three incredible step-children.
Darcy Scott is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the eastern edge of Newfoundland. His passion for music started at an early age and youth open mics provided a chance to collaborate with other musicians - something he enjoys as much as writing and performing. Already a skilled percussionist at age 10, these experiences encouraged him to add piano, bass, guitar and songwriting to his artistic resume.
Darcy has been writing and performing original material since 2019 and continually seeks opportunities to work with other industry leaders to hone his songwriting skills. During the winter of 2019, he debuted his first song, “Happy Place,” in the CBC Searchlight Competition. This uplifting and catchy tune caught the ear of the Canadian public and landed in the Top 100 from among thousands of entries. That year also saw him win the Newfound Talent Contest at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival where he had the privilege to perform another original, “Hold On,” to an enthusiastic Main Stage audience. His 2020 entry into CBC Searchlight saw Darcy in the Top 100 again with another original, “Canadian Folk Singer.” Darcy was invited to perform that single at that year’s MusicNL Industry Awards where he garnered positive peer reviews.
Second only to his musicianship, Darcy’s songwriting style has been called “soulful” and “beyond his years.” He gains inspiration from other singer-songwriters and uses this inspiration to tell his own stories. Darcy’s latest collaboration was during the Bell Media Songwriting Challenge where he and his co-writers worked under the guidance of Chris Kirby to create, “1000 Words.” This song also made the top 100 in CBC’s Searchlight competition as 1 of the 50 producers picks.
Peter Vance is a pop rock artist out to thrill any crowd with his catchy
hooks, pumping bass grooves and contagious rhythm. Inspired by a wave
of modern day radio hits blended with an 80s/90s rock angst aesthetic, he
is the voice of the next generation. In July of 2017, his debut single
“Shutter N’ Shake” (released under birth name, Peter Welsh) received
airplay on Newfoundland radio and was featured on Eastlink TV, & Rock
Eden Magazine. Dillon Collins from The Newfoundland Herald referred to
Peter’s music as a “rock-pop hybrid, tailor-made for modern-day radio,”
adding “he has all the tools to make waves, locally and abroad.”
His previous band (Mile Twenty Five) released their debut single “Riverside
Drive” that shot to #1 on the East Coast, attracting 40k+ views/streams.
Hailing from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the
singer-songwriter/artist/ producer is known for his anthemic hooks,
affectionate lyricism and his ability to put himself in others' shoes. Not only
does he have a natural ear for music but he applies his songwriting talents
to a variety of different styles and genres from pop, rock, folk, country and
is venturing into the world of hip hop. He recently helped arrange and track
Bailey Jordan Neil’s single “Again Today,” which has reached #3 on the
East Coast Countdown’s Top 10 List. Peter is always interested in
writing/working with other creatives.
‼️One of the hardest working artist on the East Coast of Canada‼️
In an industry flush with negativity Import wants to focus on the positives.
“Import” recently released his third album in just over a year! And is working on a fourth, he is working with world class artists like Stitches, Slaine, Madchild, future, run dmc, and Forgiato blow for the new album “Rebellion”, in the last he has worked with the artists from SDK and BAX Warriors and many others worldwide this will be his fourth album in under 3 years! And each one surpassing that last, with over 1 million streams on Spotify he is a growing force in this industry, so be sure to show some love and keep and eye on this young rising star ⭐️