November 27th, 2014, Calgary, AB: It’s been an amazing inaugural year, and the PEAK Performance Project Alberta is pleased to announce the winning order of the top three bands. Taking home the top prize of $100,953.00, are THE WET SECRETS!!
First Place ($100,953): The Wet Secrets
Second Place ($75,000): Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk
Third Place ($50,000): 36?
First place takes home the top prize of $100,953.00, towards their ongoing musical career. Second and third place were awarded $75,000 and $50,000 respectively, and cumulatively the program brings nearly three quarters of a million dollars to the infrastructure of the music scene in Alberta evety year, to a total of 4.9 million over the course of the next seven years.
“This is a year of firsts for 95.3 The PEAK. It is our first year on air and the first year of The PEAK Performance Project. The level of talent in Alberta is astounding and the entire PEAK team has been inspired by the dedication, imagination and determination of the all the finalists, and the winner. I can’t say it was impossible to pick a winner, but almost!” says 95.3 The PEAK representative Kath Thompson.
ROUND 2! Can’t make it into Calgary or didn’t get tickets for the Finale?! You can stream the Finale concert live from Republik starting at 8:30PM MST on November 27th, 2014. Music will start at 9pm and the announcement of the top 3 ranking and awards will take place around 11:45pm. Tune in at: http://peakperformanceproject.com/stream/ Cheers!
Congratulations to our AB Top 12 Artists for 2014!
Boreal Sons – Calgary
The Royal Foundry – Sherwood Park
36? – Calgary
Mitchmatic – Edmonton
SAVK – Calgary
Nuela Charles – Edmonton
PORT JUVEE – Calgary
The Wet Secrets – Edmonton
Sidney York – Calgary
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk – Brooks
Scenic Route To Alaska – Edmonton
Samantha Savage Smith – Calgary
The Alberta Top 12 will be performing live at the first ever all-day PEAK Performance Project BBQ at the Palomino Smokehouse in Calgary, on Saturday July 19th. 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 Alberta and British Columbia’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta and BC 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 Alberta and BC though the shared educational experience at the Rockridge Canyon Bootcamp. Top Prizes this year for the Alberta Project include a $100,953 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.
For more information on the Top 12, visit ab.peakperformanceproject.com
March 25th, the Edmonton Journal wrote up a piece about Alberta’s 95.3 The PEAK Performance Project, view it here.
102.7 The PEAK and Music BC are proud to announce the Top 20 Artists for the PEAK Performance Project 2013!
Amble Greene (Ocean Park)
Coldwater Road (Vancouver)
Greg Dummond (Port Moody)
Melissa Endean (Vancouver)
Hannah Epperson (Vancouver)
Luca Fogale (Burnaby)
Good For Grapes (Surrey)
Lydia Hol (Vancouver)
Bodhi Jones (Vancouver)
Lions in the Street (Vancouver)
Dougal Bain McLean (Victoria)
Oh No! Yoko (Abbotsford)
Rolla Olak (Vancouver)
The Lion The Bear The Fox (Ladysmith/Vancouver)
Towers and Trees (Victoria)
Van Damsel (Kamloops)
Thank you to everyone who applied, it is never an easy decision! Your first chance to check out this group of talented artists will be at Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival on July 13th, 2013!