A big congrats to Shawn Crozier on the success of “Battle of the Sands” a great lead up to the Canada Day Weekend Georgian Triangle Music Festival!
4 singer/songwriters and 4 bands delivered amazing performances right on the beach in during the Wasaga Beach Waterfront Festival.
I was honoured along Julie Leblanc of the Collingwood Improv Artists to be the emcees for this amazing event!
Rodina Patrick started of the show. It was a great kick off to event she was poised and beautiful and knocked the judges out with her voice and sense of style.
The first band to take the stage was Megan Anne. They say fun is contagious Megan Anne was certainly proof of that. She bounced, danced and rocked out with her incredible band doing both great covers and awesome originals.
David Stone who’s song “Hollow Heart” has been featured in our Northern Tracks Independent Spotlight was in great voice and with some solid guitar playing and harmonica but it was songs that impressed the judges the most.
Next up a dance party broke out when the Telstars Rock’n’Roll Band took the stage! Everybody loved their upbeat renditions on some great rock’n’roll classics!
Sydney Riley mixed great interpretations of hit songs as well as performed her unique originals. The judges pointed out her as one to keep an eye on!
Crowfoot kicked out some awesome 70s inspired rock with a set of mostly all original tunes. Fantastic hooks and stellar execution the band of relatively young lads performed with a swagger and style that made you forget their youthfulness!
Singer/songwriter Jamie McLaughlin fit the beach scene perfectly! With a Jack Johnson groove Jamie impressed with not only great singing and songs but with excellent guitar work.
It was hard rock with all the trimmings when RoadWolves took the stage! Solid back beat with a layer of screaming guitar and some over the top lead vocals. They presented a tight set with a mix of playful assuredness and cheerful cockyness.
The true star of the show was Roger Robinson of CHS for delivering amazing sound to each act with only minutes between shows to switch over the stage.
Here’s how the finals ended up!
1st Place- James McLaughlin (Meaford)
2nd Place- David Stone (Victoria Harbour)
3rd Place- Sydney Riley (Wasaga Beach)
1st Place- RoadWolves (Stratford)
2nd Place- Crowfoot (Wasaga Beach)
3rd Place- Megan Anne (Barrie)