By: SydneyThu, 12/01/2016
Ours – Robert Chafe & John Estacio | Interview

We were joined by Robert & John, the composer and librettist of Ours. This opera was a part of the Opera America World Opera Conference. They tell us about the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, how it changed Newfoundland forever and how they tried not to glorify the art of war while still showcasing beautiful music.

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By: SydneyThu, 12/01/2016
As One – Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed | Interview

We got to sit down with Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, the composer and librettists of As One, an operatic work presented during the OPERA America annual conference. We discuss how real life translates into their work, the transgender conversation, and how a good wine can bring out the best in your writing.

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By: SydneyTue, 11/29/2016
M’dea Undone – John Harris | Interview

We sat down with John Harris, composer of the opera M'Dea Undone that was showcased during the OPERA America annual conference. John tells us about his electronic influences and writing dark, dissonant music. He also delves into how his work covers taboo topics that people often shy away from.

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By: SydneyTue, 11/29/2016
Morning Star – Ricky Gordon & William Hoffman | Interview

We sat down with Ricky Gordon and William Hoffman at the OPERA America annual conference. These two remarkable men, librettist and composer respectively, created the opera Morning Star, which was featured at the conference. We discovered where they draw inspiration from, their thoughts on different music styles, and what it's like seeing your life on stage. 

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By: SydneyTue, 11/22/2016
6 Revolutions – Tim Brady | Interview

We had the honor of sitting down with Tim Brady at the 2016 OPERA American annual conference, the premier gathering of opera professionals in North America. Brady is the composer of 6 Revolutions, a bilingual opera that was showcased during the event and is inspired by the events of the October Crisis that occurred in 1970 in Montreal, Canada. Brady talks about the mystical way he fell in love with opera in Mantua, Italy, and how he loves to get songs stuck in people's heads. 

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By: SydneyWed, 11/02/2016
Busty & The Bass | Interview & Performance

The boys from nine-piece collective, Busty & The Bass, stopped by Stingray to have a little fun and tell us about their music, Google search history, fender benders, and how to talk your way out of traffic tickets!

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By: SydneyWed, 11/02/2016
Tor Miller | Interview & Performance

The dashing and talented Tor Miller visited us in the Stingray PausePlay lounge at Canadian Music Week 2016 and opened up about his love for Bowie and Ray Charles and how that influenced his new album American English. He let us in on how dropping out of school affected his relationship with his parents and what is spirit animal is. 

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By: SydneyMon, 10/31/2016
Royal Wood | Interview & Performance

Royal Wood joined Stingray PausePlay at Canadian Music Week 2016 and opened up about his musical journey and his affinity for fine wine. We also got an inside look at his new album "Ghostlight", from concept to release.

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By: SydneyMon, 10/31/2016
Passenger | Interview & Performance

We sat down with the incredibly funny and talented Passenger at Osheaga 2016. He chatted with us about his musical beginnings AND brand new material. He filled us in on the process of writing his new album and honing his skills. We also got the scoop on his love of fast food! 

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By: SydneyMon, 09/19/2016
Gabriella | Interview & Performance

We sat down with The Voice France finalist, Canada's own Gabriella, to talk about her album Story of Oak, how a broken finger can be a good thing, and how she's gearing up to release new music soon.

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By: ZacWed, 04/29/2015
The Seasons | Stingray Pauseplay

The Seasons formed in Beauport, Quebec in the winter of 2011. The Chiasson brothers Hubert & Julien (vocals & guitars) had a desire to share the collection of hooks and melodies turning in their minds with the world, and so, Julien called up Rémi (drums & percussion) who brought along Sam (bass) and the band was formed.  The chemistry was instantaneous. After a few weeks in their parents' basement, a fully grown batch of original songs was brewed and they realized immediately that they were part of something bigger than themselves. 

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By: ZacMon, 01/27/2014
Serena Ryder | Stingray PausePlay

Females are strong as hell, and Serena Ryder is living proof. When the world seems to be going backward, the Canadian singer-songwriter always keeps us marching forward.

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