The Grounds are embarking on the first leg of their summer tour dates, into Western Canada
Matt Blais’ song “Everything Connected” takes 1st place in the Great American Songwriting Contest!
Organizers say ““Everything Connected” by Matt Blais emerged impressively as the solid First-Place winner in the Rock category, despite strong competition. Judges praised the song for its “smartly engaging lyric and well-crafted melodic structure.” Great work, Matt!”
We’re very proud of the achievements that Matt has been making. Congratulations Matt!
Sentimental Gentlemen are setting out across Canada for the first time! Their spring Cross-Canada tour will take them to the farthest tips of Canada and back again! Take a look at their April and May dates (with more dates coming in June) and make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!
Apr 1 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 2 | Fort McMurray AB – Blackhorse Pub
Apr 3 | Edmonton AB – On the Rocks
Apr 4 | Beaumont AB – Live City
Apr 5 | Regina SK – O’Hanlon’s
Apr 8 | Brandon MB – North Hill Inn
Apr 9 | Winnipeg MB – Shannon’s Irish Pub
Apr 11 | Thunder Bay ON – the Foundry
Apr 13 | Timmins ON – the Victory Tavern
Apr 14 | TBA
Apr 15 | North Bay ON – Raven & Republic
Apr 16 | Colborne ON – The Queens
Apr 18 | Montreal QC – Barfly
Apr 21 | TBA
Apr 22 | TBA
Apr 23 | Saint John NB – Pub Down Under
Apr 24 | Charlottetown PEI – Baba’s Lounge
Apr 26 | TBA
Apr 27 | Halifax NS – Gus’s Pub
Apr 29 | St. John’s NL – The Levee
Apr 30 | TBA
May 3 | TBA
May 4 | Corner Brook NL – Flynn’s Pub
May 5 | Stephenville NL – Clancy’s Pub
May 7 | TBA
May 9 | Moncton NB – Plan B
May 12 | Montreal QC – Barfly
May 13 | TBA
May 14 | Cornwall ON – Lola’s
May 17 | Oshawa ON – the Atria
May 20 | London ON – The Dominion House
May 21 | Windsor ON – Villain’s Beastro
May 26 | Sudbury ON – The Townehouse Tavern
May 27 | Sault Ste Marie ON – LopLops
May 29 | Kenora ON – the Norman Community Centre
….and more dates in MB, SK, AB and BC to be announced in June!
We are pleased to welcome Fort McMurray’s own rock act Sentimental Gentlemen to the SIN Agency roster! Sentimental Gentlemen. This 4-piece act has opened for such artists as Dan Mangan, Mother Mother, Simple Plan,the Sheepdogs and Trooper. They released their newest album, “The Devil’s In the Details” in September of this year. Make sure to follow Sentimental Gentlemen on Twitter and like them on Facebook, and keep an eye out for spring tour dates!
July is a busy month for Matt Blais and the band. Matt will be opening for Blue Rodeo, The Trews and Glorious Sons on 3 of several summer dates.
Check Matt and the band out at any of the following dates this summer.
421 12th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, Canada
219 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 7N2, Canada
9930 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7 , Canada
21 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3P7, Canada
300 Kildonan Ave, Enderby, BC, Canada
Suite 720, 304 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1C2, Canada
2461 Lost Creek Road, Birch Island, BC, V0E 1N1, Canada
OzGoode Join SIN Roster
We are pleased to welcome Toronto rock band OzGoode to the SIN Agency family. OzGoode is a new up-and-coming band who have already enjoyed great success, having had their songs find placements in movies and on the charts. They will be releasing new music this October and we expect big things for them!!
Official Website: www.ozgoodemusic.com
Last week we were at CMW and we met so many awesome and talented bands. It’s so exciting to see the caliber of talent and drive that up and coming musicians in North America have.
We are also excited to announce that as a company we are growing! With that in mind we are currently taking submissions for tour booking and for roster booking! If you play in a band that is seeking agent representation, fill out our submission form here:
Things to Know About SIN Agency:
1. Who we book: We are primarily geared toward booking rock, blues rock, hard rock, metal, punk, indie, folk, funk, acoustic, pop punk and pop. We do not currently book hip hop, country, jazz or classical or tribute acts.
2. Are you ready?: We only work with bands who have a DIY tour history.
3. Online presence: We look for bands that have a strong online presence, branding and active in social media.
4. Performance and Stage Presence: Well rehearsed, talent and strong stage presence are all things we look for in the bands we send out on the road under our name. Playing and performing are two different things, know the difference, show the difference.
5. Realistic Expectations: A booking agent is not a wizard; we are only as good as our product. Remember that shopping a band around to venues and agents is like marketing a product; if no one has heard of you and you have no show history or draw in the area, we still have to start small. Keep your expectations realistic!
If you think you fit all the above download the form and send it in to us! We look forward to hearing from all of you! We do our best to respond to your submissions in a timely fashion.
Matt Blais is making his way across Canada again, this time showcasing at Indie Week Canada in Toronto.
Venue: VICTORY CAFE
Date: Friday, October 18th
Set Time: 10:45 – 11:15
Check Matt and the band out on any of the following shows across Canada and back!
The single “Goodbye Sunshine” by Matt Blais premiered today on BlankTV
First reviews are in for Matt’s upcoming new release “The Heartbeat” and its all good!
Kyle Chambers at Emurg gives the album 4/5 and lots of love
“Matt’s uncanny ability to combine different elements of music is sorely missed in the ever growing pool of musical artists, but presents listeners with a breath of fresh air for the better. In any case, Matt Blais is an artist to keep a watchful eye on because it’s music like his that breathes new life into an industry that needs revitalized with emotional content.” Read more here….
Here’s the first single from the album, “Running”.
The Heartbeat release date: February 26, 2013
Hometown CD Release Party on February 9, 2013 at The Republik, Calgary AB
Edmonton based Stone Iris will be doing a local CD Release party for their newest album “Illuminations” on Saturday April 21st @ The Starlight Room, Edmonton.
Stone Iris will be announcing tour dates in support of Illuminations, that will include Canada and the U.S.
Saturday April 21, 2012
10030 – 102nd St, Edmonton AB