Here’s a quick follow up to my Local Music on Canada Day post – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was announced Monday night as a Top 3 Finalists for Fox Seeds. Check out their new songs here. Congratulations guys, playing at the Commodore in August is going to be amazing. We will be listening for your music on CFox.
Reposted from The Vancouver Sun firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: vancouversun.com/sound
The three finalists in this year’s Fox Vancouver Seeds competition were revealed Monday evening.
Vancouver rock acts Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Head of the Herd and Louder Than Love are all headed to the final showcase in the competition, which will be held at the Commodore Ballroom Aug. 24 with guest headliners The Trews rounding out the bill.
All three bands have earned full airplay of their music on 99.3 The Fox and will be included on the 2011 Fox Vancouver Seeds compilation.
The platinum award winner will receive a prize pack that includes $10,000 in equipment, recording of a five-song EP with award-winning producer Garth Richardson, a songwriting session with Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida, a demo recording deal, management and agency consultation agreements and a six-week publicity campaign.
Former platinum award winners include Nickelback, Bif Naked, Matt Good, Default, Daniel Wesley and Faber Drive.
“Fox Vancouver Seeds is unlike any other contest,” said CFOX program director Chris (Dunner) Duncombe in a statement. “Fox Vancouver Seeds provides B.C. artists with everything they need to gain national exposure by connecting them with top agents, managers, producers and songwriters from the Canadian music industry who, as partners in the contest, become the support team for the winning act.”
Following winning last year’s competition, Vancouver rockers Stars of Boulevard were signed by the Agency Group’s Ralph James and secured management with Yeah Management in New York City. They have since shared the stage with Danko Jones, Godsmack, Steel Panther and Papa Roach, and have also worked with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. They are currently on tour in the U.S. with Buckcherry.