Yesterday at 8:15pm PST, the BC Year 7 Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists were announced live on air at 102.7 The PEAK in front of an anxious crowd at Fortune Sound Club. The chosen artists will be joining the Alberta PEAK Performance Project Top 12 at the coveted PEAK Performance Project boot camp in Princeton, British Columbia later this summer.
The BC Top 12 artists in no particular order are:
• Little India – Langley
• Chersea – Port Coquitlam
• Smash Boom Pow – Vancouver
• Jesse Roper – Victoria
• Find the Others – Bowen Island
• Mindil Beach – Vancouver
• Bed of Stars – Abbotsford
• Mike Edel – Victoria
• Windmills – Vernon
• JP Maurice – Victoria
• Joy District – Comox Valley
• Van Damsel – Kamloops
The announcement of the BC Top 12 is also the celebrated kick off of the PEAK Performance Project Victory Tour showcasing Good For Grapes and The Wet Secrets, the champion bands of the 2014 BC and Alberta Projects. Their tour throughout BC and Alberta will wrap up at the PEAK Performance Project Alberta Top 12 announcement party on June 7th, at the Palomino in Calgary.
The BC Top 12 will be performing live at the 4th annual Khatsahlano Street Party Saturday July 11th, where links to free downloads of the artist’s songs will be available on site.
The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of BC’s and Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the BC and Alberta music industries and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. While the projects are run as separate programs in each province, there is an incredible opportunity to create bridges between BC and Alberta though the shared educational experience at the Rockridge Canyon Bootcamp. Top Prizes this year for the BC Project include a 102.7 thousand dollar top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 base camp award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.
The BC PEAK Performance Project, sponsored by Cariboo Brewing, is in year 7 of a seven-year, $5.29 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging B.C. artists annually. The project is administered by Music BC Industry Association and funded by 102.7 The PEAK through CRTC
approved Canadian Content Development Funding. Past winners have included We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge, Rykka and Good For Grapes.
For more information on The PEAK Performance Project Victory Tour visit:
For more information on Music BC, visit: www.musicbc.org
For more information on Khatsahlano Street Party visit : www.khatsahlano.com/