For over 25 years Eric Alper has been doing what he loves: bringing the stories about the music and the musicians to the world. He also hosts a music show on SiriusXM.
Please Welcome! to the studio, Renée Wynter.
This is Episode #192 of the Welcome! podcast.
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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
When our 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.
Song: Out Of My Head, Junkhouse
Vivascene has called my next guest “one of the best singers ever to come out of Canada.” The National Post said, “This Toronto soprano can sing a 100-year old German tune so lustily that you almost don’t need a translation to know that someone’s about to get his throat cut, or get laid, or both.”
My next guest is an award-winning classical singer who grew up in Northern Ontario wanting to be a rockstar. Or a nun.
Please Welcome to the show, Patricia O’Callaghan!
This is Episode #178 of the Welcome! podcast.
Rolling Stone magazine have hailed my next guest as “India’s most exciting band.”
After a successful Canadian tour in 2017 they came back to Toronto for another go around. Please welcome to the show:
Lead singer and guitarist Khalid Ahmed
Guitarist – Kashif Iqbal
Drummer – Sachin Banandur
Bass guitarist – Fidel D’Souza
This is Episode #174 of the Welcome! podcast.
Music courtesy of Parvaaz.