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WTTM #2: Joe Cash

Welcome To The Music hosts, Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston, sit down with musician, singer-songwriter, King Of The Dot videographer and Scarborough legend Joe Cash.

This is Episode #2 of Welcome To The Music.

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Episode #200: Josie Dye

Our next guest spent nearly 20 years hosting the midday show at 102.1 The Edge. she’s been performing on stage, in one form or another, since she was a 9 year old in the Toronto suburb of Pickering. Today, she hosts the popular morning show on Indie88.

She is a runner, an avid supporter of a number of causes and charities, and is a huge inspiration to many women in TV and radio across the city and country.

Please Welcome to the show, our 200th guest, and mom of two adorable boys, Josie Dye.

This is Episode #200 of the Welcome! podcast. It is also officially #1 of our new podcast, Welcome To The Music. Go visit our website!

Music: Sunrise by The Life.

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Daniel Tate aka The Flyer Vault

In the mid 1990s our next guest was criss-crossing all over the Greater Toronto Area helping to promote hip hop and R&B concerts.

After collecting thousands of posters, flyers, t-shirts, stickers and buttons he decided to share his treasures with the world.

So in 2015 he began scanning and uploading these to the Instagram account, @TheFlyerVault Today, @TheFlyerVault has over 11,500 followers.

Earlier this year, Dundurn published the book, “The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto Concert History.” written by Rob Bowman and our next guest, Daniel Tate.

This is Episode #197 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Eric Shenkman

My next guest sold millions of albums in the late 80s and early 90s as part of the blues, funk, rock outfit Spin Doctors. He continues to tour and play as a solo act as well as with the Spin Doctors. His latest project, “Who Shot John?” will be familiar to fans who have grown accustomed to his raw and infectious energy.

Please Welcome to the show singer, songwriter, and an awesome guitar player Eric Shenkman.

This is Episode #193 of the Welcome! podcast.

Songs by Spin Doctors and Eric Shenkman.

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Renée Wynter

Renée has established herself as a must-­watch artist in the industry and has worked with some of the music industry’s most notable producers and songwriters such as Bigg Wu, Luney Tunez, Tone Mason, Oshea Hunter and Cory Rooney, among others. For her latest single Speak, Renée collaborated with Andreeena Mill whose repertoire includes collaborations with Drake and Delisha Thomas who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Justin Bieber, and Rodney Jenkins (DarkChild).

Please Welcome! to the studio, Renée Wynter.

This is Episode #192 of the Welcome! podcast.

Songs courtesy of Renée Wynter. Check her out on Spotify.

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Jeff Teravainen

Few people can boast a resume that includes the following:

  • racing school scholarship winner
  • lead singer of two rock bands; one of them award-winning; one of them featuring a young Mike Turner who would later go on to be a founding member of Our Lady Peace
  • played with the likes of Harem Scarem, Frozen Ghost and Andy Curran
  • the voice of two Olympics
  • voice of Hockey Night In Canada
  • was mistaken to be Gord Downie by Erica Ehm

Please Welcome! to the studio, Jeff Teravainen.

This is Episode #192 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Nicole Simone

Today’s episode is a reunion of sorts.

You see, one of my earliest interactions with Gregg Tilston was being interviewed by him for a job with Flight Centre. After I turned him down I told him one of my goals was to have him as a client. And while it didn’t happen while he was with Flight Centre he did sponsor an event I led: MusicConnectTO.

And today’s guest actually performed at that event as Late July. My next guest has been writing songs and performing for well over a decade. She is also the founder of the charity, Redemption Paws that has rescued hundreds and hundreds of dogs from the ravages of climate change and hurricanes.

Please Welcome to the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre studio, Nicole Simone.

This is Episode #188 of the Welcome! podcast.

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My Favourite Song Part Four

Welcome! to Part Four of our fun series, My Favourite Song.

In this episode we sat down with comedian and star of Ramy on HULU, Dave Merheje, Record Producer Mark Howard, and former Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex. We asked each of them what their favourite song is.

This is Episode #186 of the Welcome! podcast.

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My Favourite Song Part Three

Welcome to the third installment of the award-winning series (who are we kidding?), My Favourite Song.

This week is special. It features one of our favourite live acts, SATE. Gregg Tilston and I sat down with SATE earlier this spring after seeing her tear up the dance floor of the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.

We asked her what her favourite song is. We should have known better. SATE shared with us almost a dozen songs. Here’s this week’s episode. We hope you enjoy!

This week’s guest is singer, songwriter SATE

This is Episode #185 of the Welcome! podcast.

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My Favourite Song Part Two

We continue our summer series that features music some of our guests really like.  And maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover some new artists and music, too!

As many of you (and Gregg. Especially Gregg!) enjoy local, live music this summer we thought we’d also ask some of your favourite guests what their favourite song is.

This week’s guests include:

Actress, Director and Producer Samantha Wan

Singer Patricia O’Callaghan

Singer LU KALA

Writer, Director and Producer Rama Rau

This is Episode #184 of the Welcome! podcast.

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