Check out my conversation with Hailiah Knight about the new arts school we’re collaborating on, Northumberland Youth Arts Collective!
We talk all about how and why we started, as well as what programs we’re offering– including our interdisciplinary arts March Break Camp!
Eyes Closed (Halsey cover) by Kira Gelineau
Pizza Day by The Aquabats
Our Town by Hill & Landing
Space Pirates from the kids musical of the same name.
May 4 LIVE @8pm on Northumberland 89.7: Truly local radio:
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Join Lyss and guests, Hailiah and Joel Wesley, to discuss topics including:
– What each of them contributed to the new track “Hunters”?
– The story behind “Hunters”
– The collaborative process behind “Hunters”
– Working at Long & McQuade – Cobourg
– The benefits of music lessons
– Music as therapy/self-care
– Hailiah’s volunteer work with Sounds of the Next Generation
– What makes Northumberland County a good place to be a musician
– The best kind of gigs to play
– What we can expect from each of these talented folks
“Hailiah is a musician who grew up in Cobourg. She’s been involved in music her whole life. Her music style has been compared to the likes of Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, and Lana Del Rey.
She’s released her new single Hunters featuring Joel Wesley and Brizzy Beats earlier this week. Currently working on a new performance project, you will be able to find her performing live this summer around Northumberland county!”
“DJ, Producer, engineer, and drummer, Joel Wesley, graduated with honours in Audio Engineering from the Trebas Institute. He moved from the city to Cobourg last year and loves the small town vibe. Joel is an avid dog lover, and fish keeper, and Long and Mcquade staffer of 5 years. He plays snare in Cobourg Legion Pipe Band and Djs all over Durham, Northumberland, and the GTA!”
Featuring the NEW single, “Hunters” by Hailiah feat. Joel Wesley and Brizzy Beats!
Ellen is a recent graduate from Acadia University’s Music Therapy program, but grew up in Cobourg. An outstanding classical vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Ellen is releasing new music in a couple short weeks. Her collaborative album “Like Coming Home” will be released on May 12 and will be available on Apple Music, Spotify, and all the other places you usually find your music. A review of the album states, “impeccable production, an award winning band for support and harmonies to warm your heart. Yes, it’s one of those musical experiences that every human being deserves”.
“Coming to the world from the hills of Alderville First Nation in Ontario, Canada, Cale was fuelled by music since he could tie his shoes and has been taking audiences on a turbulent journey since he first picked up a guitar at 13. Cale himself describes the songs that make up “Stars & Promises”, his debut EP, and the sophomore EP “Til You Let Me Go”, as different stages of his own life, each telling a different chapter of the same story.
Aside from the record, Cale’s unique performances uses little more than an acoustic guitar and a few effects pedals and has given him the opportunity to perform across central and southern Ontario alongside acts like Ron Sexsmith, Scott Helman, Gentlemen Husbands, Jimmy Bowskill, SarahMark,2016 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Winners Fast
Romantics, and countless others.”
When it began, Cale’s journey into music was an escape from the trials and tribulations of a socially awkward teenager. Now it’s a chance to connect with like-minded people worldwide and share his experiences through the power of an acoustic guitar and a loop station.
Sometimes you have to stand as one in order to reach the many.”