The Alberta PEAK Performance Project 2015 Finale
…And The Winner Is:

At the end of an incredible night of music, the Alberta PEAK Performance Project is overjoyed to announce winning order of the Top 3 in this years project. Taking home the top prize of $100,953.00 is Leeroy Stagger!
First Place ($100.953): Leeroy Stagger
Second Place ($75,000):The Royal Foundry
Third Place ($50,000): TRANSIT

Each bands prize goes towards their ongoing musical career. Cumulatively the program brings nearly three quarters of a million dollars to the infrastructure of the music scene in Alberta every year.

“It’s been such a great experience to be involved with all of these incredible artists and everyone at 95.3 The PEAK this year,” says Alberta Music Executive Director Chris Wynters. “In five short months, twelve of this province’s best bands have committed to a rigorous program of professional development, taking on challenges ranging in scope from coming up with a unique merchandise item, to working with a charity of their choice to raise funds. They’ve performed in 3 separate showcases, co-written a song with a band from the Peak Performance Project in BC, and participated in a music boot camp led by top members of the Canadian music industry. This year in Alberta there are twelve more bands who have gained so much to flourish in their careers, and now three of them are coming away with a significant investment in their continued success.”

During the course of the project all the Top 12 artists took part in video interviews, and each produced unique video introduction to their music. Alberta and BC finalists were also paired together at boot camp to write and record a song, check out all twelve songs on the PEAK Performance Project’s SoundCloud Account.

Alberta Music, 95.3 The PEAK, and all of those involved wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank the entire group of Top 12 finalists and their teams for their hard work, spirit, and dedication at this year’s PEAK Performance Project:

Transit (Calgary)
The Velveteins (Edmonton)
The Wisers (Calgary)
Braden Gates (Fort Saskatchewan)
Two Bears North (Edmonton)
Northern Beauties (Calgary)
Miesha & The Spanks (Calgary)
The Royal Foundry (Sherwood Park)
Leeroy Stagger (Lethbridge)
Layten Kramer (Canmore)
Beach Season (Calgary)
Cowpuncher (Calgary)

The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta music industry and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. In addition to the $100,953 top prize, $75,000 second prize, and $50,000 third prize, a $5,000 base camp award is given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.

Follow @peakppab on Twitter or “Like” The PEAK Performance Project Alberta on Facebook to share in the music and the latest PEAK Performance Project information. You can also get to know all the bands who have participated through their profiles on

2015 finishes year two for the Alberta PEAK Performance Project, a seven year, $4.9 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging Alberta artists annually. In 2014 the project awarded The Wet Secrets of Edmonton with first place, while Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, and 36? took second and third respectively. The project is administered by Alberta Music (Alberta Music Industry Association) and funded by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group through CRTC approved Canadian Content Development Funding.
The BC PEAK Performance Project just finished its seventh and final year in 2015, and past winners include We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge, Rykka, Good for Grapes and Bed of Stars.

Interview requests or media inquiries may be directed to,

Joelle May, ModMay Promotions
Phone: 403-618-2504

And The BC Winners Are…



Last night, 102.7 The PEAK and the Music BC Industry Association announced the winners of the 2015 BC PEAK Performance Project live at the historical Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. This marks the final year of the 7 year program that has invested over $5 million into the British Columbia music community.

This year’s winner and prizing are as follows:

1st place $102, 000 – Bed of Stars
2nd place $75, 000 – JP Maurice 
3rd place   $50,000 – Van Damsel

The PEAK Performance Project was the brainchild of Music BC Executive Director Bob D’Eith, and funded by a generous Canadian Content Development commitment from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. Launched in 2009, the project has assisted in the development of over 120 BC artists with education, marketing, and of course, funding. The top 3 artists from every year have collectively taken home over 1.6 million dollars to spend on their development, with millions more being spent within the BC music industry.

The PEAK Performance Project will continue in Alberta thanks to 95.3 The PEAK in Calgary. The Alberta project will be announcing the winner at it’s finale this Saturday, November 21st at Flames Central, with performances by the top 3 artists Leeroy Stagger, The Royal Foundry, and Transit.

Also, now available for FREE download are the 12 songs from the Top 12 Alberta and BC artists. They were teamed up with the challenge of writing a song to record at boot camp using the theme “Hello, Goodbye”. All 12 songs were recorded in 5 pop-up studios built in a day at the RockRidge Canyon Bootcamp by the Nimbus School of Recording and Media and their amazing crew.

Download all of the songs here:

For more information on The PEAK Performance Project, visit:

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For interviews and other media enquiries, please contact:


Jen Fritz – Fritz Media
Phone: 604-626-7045


UnknownEvent Location: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Event Date: November 19, 2015
Event Time: 8pm

The Top 3 artists have been announced and now its time to reveal their ranking and give away over $227,000 in prizing!

Featuring (in order of appearance)

:: Van Damsel ::

:: Bed of Stars ::

:: JP Maurice ::

The Top 12 artists were each awarded $5000 in development funding before they joined forces with the PEAK Performance Project Alberta to attend an intense seven-day bootcamp at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton BC. From there, each artist performed at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver and carried out a number of career enhancing challenges and online voting that accumulated points for the adjudication committee. The Top 3 artists will share over $277,000 in prizing! While the top 3 have already been ranked, we won’t reveal that ranking until the Finale Concert at the legendary Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, November 19th.

1st Place will take home 102.7 thousand dollars, 2nd place $75,000 and 3rd Place $50,000.

Tickets are $15 in advance (+srv charges) and are available HERE

SKIP THE FEES! Music BC Members can get members-only rates  for $15 available at our office || 100-938 Howe St. Vancouver BC || 10am-6pm || Max 4 tickets per person

PPP top 3 pic

BC PPP Top 3 Announced!

Hello Goodbye CoverCongratulations to the 2015 Top 3 artists in alphabetical order:

Bed of Stars

JP Maurice

Van Damsel


Today at 3:15pm PST, the Top 3 Artists from British Columbia’s PEAK Performance Project were announced live on air at 102.7 The PEAK in no particular order. The rankings of the top 3 will be announced at the Finale Concert on November 19th at the Commodore Ballroom, where the top 3 will perform and over $227,000 in prizing will be awarded. Tickets for the PEAK Performance Project Finale are now on sale at for $15.00 (plus service charges). Continue reading

BC PPP Showcase #4 Recap feat. Windmills, Van Damsel & JP Maurice

7 years, 33 showcases, 124 artist performances… and that’s only including the showcases you’ve seen! It’s staggering to think of what we’ve done, more so that this was the last showcase maybe forever. There’s only the finale left at this point but let’s not think on that. Let’s always stay in this moment with Windmills, Van Damsel and JP Maurice as we say goodnight, and good luck.

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