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Greg Nisbet – Welcome To The Music

The following episode was recorded as part of the new podcast, Welcome To The Music. Check out www.WelcomeToTheMusic.com for more great interviews!

Greg Nisbet is the founder of MEDIAZOIC, Canada’s artist-friendly music & technology company. Their flagship solution, RadioMogul, is a unique custom radio solution that allows businesses to connect with their customers within a fully-customized music and audio broadcasting space.

Greg is also the founder and partner in The Hogtown Hang, a recurring one-day hangout for extraordinary musicians, in one of Toronto’s coolest studios.

Pre-Show: John Epping is a world class curler and friend of the podcast. Check out his signature brew, Epping Ale at Radical Road Brewing Co. -> www.radicalroadbrew.com/eppic-ale

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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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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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Aiza

We’ve had many people from the music industry on the podcast. Musicians, producers, singers and songwriters.

We’ve had guests such as Our Lady Peace, Jim Creeggan from the Barenaked Ladies, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Bif Naked to name a few.

We’ve also had newcomers such as Lu Kala.

Today, we have another newcomer. She’s already been recognized around the world for her singing and songwriting.

Please welcome to the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre studio Aiza!

This is Episode #189 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 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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Mark Howard

“Listen Up! Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, REM, The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits…” is an album-by-album account of my next guest’s work with these iconic artists and others.

He has spent more than two decades recording, mixing, engineering and producing some of my favourite albums and concerts.

It is both an honour and a pleasure to welcome to the show Grammy award-winning producer, Mark Howard.

This is Episode #182 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Tom Wilson

When my next guest walked on stage the crowd at The Great Hall in Toronto popped. A giant of a man with long, dark, wavy hair and wearing a dark, long coat came on stage and read from his book. This was March 29, 2018.

I had no clue who this person was. Why did he read from a book?

My next guest was raised in Hamilton, ON. He is an award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, an author, painter and visual artist.

The liner notes in his book, “Beautiful Scars”, reads, “Along the way he became a father and a grandfather, battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the truth to emerge. and when it did, it would sweep across the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake in Quebec , on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.” I now understood why he read from his book.

Please Welcome to the show, Tom Wilson.

This is Episode #179 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Song: Out Of My Head, Junkhouse