Thank you for Supporting The Peak Performance Project!

Thank you for supporting the Peak Performance Project through all its years of supporting artists in British Columbia and Alberta! The project has now ended, but feel free to poke around the website to reminisce about all the good times we’ve had over the past few years!

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“Hello, Goodbye” Free Downloads

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It’s bittersweet as we reflect upon the 7 amazing years that the PEAK Performance Project has been running in British Columbia, thanks to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and their $5.2 million commitment to developing BC talent. 124 bands have benefited from participating in the project in BC, and countless lives have been changed by the process. However, as we say Goodbye, Alberta says Hello, to take the torch and continue the program for another 5 years.

This year the programs in both provinces run parallel but as separate contests.  12 artists were chosen from BC, and 12 from Alberta. All artists started with $5000 in development funding. Then together they descended on Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC for an intense seven-day boot camp. From there, each artist performed a critiqued showcase (in their home province) and carried out a number of career enhancing challenges and online voting that accumulated points for the adjudication committee. Each program chooses their top 3 artists, who perform at a Finale concert in Vancouver or Calgary, where they find out how they placed and who takes home the grand prize.

One of the key starting points for any recording artist is writing a great song. Songwriting is a skill that is constantly being developed. This year, we teamed up the artists from BC and Alberta with the challenge of writing a song to record at boot camp using the theme “Hello, Goodbye”. The artists worked with our amazing producers Russell Broom, Shawn Cole, Jeff Dawson, Josh Gwilliam, Nik Kozub, and Howard Redekopp, to come up with 12 original songs.  All 12 songs were recorded in 5 pop-up studios built in a day at Rockridge Canyon. This could not be possible without the help of Nimbus School of Recording and Media (www.nimbusrecording.com) and their amazing crew: studio assistants Matt Beebe, Tanner Midkiff, Connor Head, Caleb Hardy, Jordain Culpepper, Stephanie Hodgins, Jana Bagasbas, and Audrey Arellano, and studio managers/engineers Nygel Asselin, Cody Taylor, and Elisa Pangsaeng.

CD manufacturing sponsored by Pressing Media.
All Songs Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering (www.cpsmastering.com)
Artwork and layout by Brandon William Fletcher.
Photography by Christopher Guy.

1. Goodbye – JP Maurice & The Wisers
℗ 2015 JP Maurice, The Wisers
© 2015 Jean-Paul Maurice, Chad Thomas
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Russell Broom
Assistant Engineer: Connor Head

2. My Heart Is A City – Chersea & Cowpuncher
℗ 2015 Chersea, Cowpuncher
© 2015 Chelsea Laing, Ryan Kelly, Shari Klassen, Scott Martin, Matt Olah, Jeff Sulima
Produced By: Shawn Cole
Engineered and Mixed By: Cody Taylor
Assistant Engineer: Stephanie Hodgins

3. Hello, Goodbye – Joy District & Braden Gates
℗ 2015 Joy District, Braden Gates
© 2015 Jeff Dawson, Keelan Gamble, Braden Gates, Eli Hilberry, Jordi Hilberry, Arlen Parken
Produced and Mixed By: Jeff Dawson
Engineer: Elisa Pangsaeng
Assistant Engineer: Tanner Midkiff

4. Caught Up – Bed Of Stars & Beach Season
℗ 2015 Bed Of Stars, Beach Season
© 2015 Samuel Avant, Simon Blitzer, James Ediger, Evan Konrad, Nik Kozub, Jeff Renz
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Nik Kozub
Assistant Engineer: Jordain Culpepper

5. All It Gave Us – Little India & Two Bears North
℗ 2015 Little India, Two Bears North
© 2015 Nich Davies, Andrew Dixon, Sophie Heppell, Dallyn Hunt, Conan Karpinski, Tim Morrison, Howard Redekopp, Melissa Walker
Produced and Mixed By: Howard Redekopp
Engineered by: Howard Redekopp, Elisa Pangsaeng, Matt Beebe

6. When I See You Again – Windmills & The Velveteins
℗ 2015 Windmills, The Velveteins
© 2015 Cory Myraas, Addison Hiller, Dean Kheroufi, Spencer Morphy
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Nik Kozub
Assistant Engineer: Jordain Culpepper

7. Hello Hello Goodbye – Mike Edel & Leeroy Stagger
℗ 2015 Mike Edel, Leeroy Stagger
© 2015 Mike Edel, Leeroy Stagger
Produced By: Shawn Cole
Engineered and Mixed By: Cody Taylor
Assistant Engineer: Stephanie Hodgins

8. You Can’t Stop The Day – Jesse Roper & The Northern Beauties
℗ 2015 Jesse Roper, The Northern Beauties
© 2015 Jesse Roper, Todd Stewart, Russell Broom
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Russell Broom
Assistant Engineer: Connor Head

9. All In Your Mind – Find the Others & The Royal Foundry
℗ 2015 Find The Others, The Royal Foundry
© 2015 Andy Sheppard, Bethany Salte, Jared Salte, Robbie Szabo
Produced and Engineered By: Josh Gwilliam
Mixed By: Spencer Cheyne
Assistant Engineer: Caleb Hardy

10. Flash In The Pan – Mindil Beach & Transit
℗ 2015 Mindil Beach, Transit
© 2015 Daniel Bennett, Cameron Ainslie, Roderick Campbell, Patrick Codere, Matthew Posnikoff
Produced and Engineered By: Josh Gwilliam
Mixed By: Spencer Cheyne
Assistant Engineer: Caleb Hardy

11. Anything – Smash Boom Pow & Layten Kramer
℗ 2015 Smash Boom Pow, Layten Kramer
© 2015 Ulysses Coppard, Layten Kramer, Howard Redekopp
Produced and Mixed By: Howard Redekopp
Engineered by: Howard Redekopp, Elisa Pangsaeng, Matt Beebe

12. Lights Go Out – Van Damsel & Miesha And The Spanks
℗ 2015 Van Damsel, Miesha And The Spanks
© 2015 Matthew Barron, Richard Bregoliss, Matthew Rennehan, Mark Sebastien Ste Marie, Miesha Gayle Cecilia Louie
Produced and Mixed By: Jeff Dawson
Engineer: Elisa Pangsaeng
Assistant Engineer: Tanner Midkiff

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AB 2015 Free Downloads

Download all these songs in a ZIP now! (please right click the links to save the files to your computer)

The AB 2015 Top 12 share the new sound of the province. Here are 12 absolutely free downloads, get a feel for your new favourite bands!

BC 2015 Free Downloads

Download all these songs in a ZIP now! (please right click the links to save the files to your computer)

The BC 2015 Top 12 share the new sound of the province. Here are 12 absolutely free downloads, get a feel for your new favourite bands!

The PEAK Performance Project Victory Tour

The PEAK Performance Project “Victory Tour” will feature the winners of the 2014 BC and Alberta Projects, Good for Grapes and the Wet Secrets. The 2 champion bands will take their shows across both provinces, staring off at the anticipated 7 year launch party of The PEAK Performance Project BC at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver and wrapping the tour with a bang at the launch and Top 12 Announcement party for Alberta’s 2015 PEAK Performance Project at the Palomino in Calgary.

The full tour dates are:

imageMay 27th, 2015
Top 12 BC Launch Party –  Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver

May 29th, 2015
The Queens, Nanimo

May 30th, 2015
Lucky Bar, Victoria

June 2nd, 2015
Habitat, Kelowna

June 3rd, 2015
The Flying Steamshovel Inn, Rossland

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Bo’s Bar and Grill, Red Deer

June 5th, 2015
Brixx Bar & Grill, Edmonton

June 6th, 2015
The Slice, Lethbridge

June 7th, 2015
Top 12 AB Launch Party – The Palomino, Calgary

 


About The Wet Secrets

The-Wet-Secrets

A six piece rock’n’roll dance band that plays the kind of music you could expect to hear if The Stranglers piggybacked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass through the Rose Parade.

Swampy basslines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy hornstacks, keys, congas & vocal harmonies galore.

The Wet Secrets are the champion band from
The PEAK Performance Project Alberta

http://www.thewetsecrets.com/



About Good For Grapes

10733471_711773575558471_6720826756033438593_oGood For Grapes is a Folk/Alternative band from Surrey, BC. The original and talented six-piece group embodies an array of harmonizing voices and instruments.  Their live stage performance has evolved into an incredibly active, foot stomping set fuelled with fire.Good For Grapes are the champion band from

The Peak Performance Project British Columbia

http://goodforgrapes.com/

 

 

For More Information on The PEAK Performance Project Alberta visit: ab.peakperformanceproject.com

For More Information on The PEAK Performance Project British Columbia visit: bc.peakperformanceproject.com