Chris Birkett is an award winning producer, arranger, and composer and a talented singer, guitar player and percussionist. His music collaborations with A-list artists like Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Quincy Jones, Thomas Dolby, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Steve Earle have sold over 100 million records and earned a Grammy, four Junos, the Polaris Music Prize and three international AMPEX Golden Reel Awards for excellence in the music business.
Joe Cash, Scarborough native, musician, singer-songwriter, and videographer for King of the Dot, joins Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston for episode two of Welcome To The Music.
Joe, Gregg, and Karim discuss a number of topics including;
- Scarborough, Scarborough, and more Scarborough
- Joe Cash’s musical career, including his latest single and video Scarborough Girl
- Experiences during high school (including Welcome To The Musics’s first guest, Josie Dye’s sister Allison as his music teacher)
- Going to school with The Weeknd
- Joe’s passion that led him to attend Film School in Toronto
- Filming some of his favourite bands’ concerts
- Shooting his own music videos
- His videography work with King of the Dot (KOTD), live rap battle events with more than 800,000 subscribers on YouTube
- Hanging out with Drake
- Online broadcasting via streaming for events like KOTD and Battle At The Barracks
- And ‘his boys’ (aka his guinea pigs – see below!)
A very special thanks our Joe Cash episode’s sponsor Born On A Friday.
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.
Bree Taylor is a singer-songwriter based out of Streetsville, Mississauga.
This is Episode #149 of the Welcome! podcast.
- Bree Taylor started singing at the age of 6 in a choir
- Bree attended the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and then went to the Oakville Academy for the Arts
- Her first single was called “Broken Dreams”
- Bree Taylor and I also spoke about how the #MeToo movement impacted her life and work as a singer-songwriter
- Her latest single is called “You Played It All” and is from the EP, “Unbreakable” which was released on October 19, 2018
Please listen to Bree’s newest single, You Played It All, at the end of this episode!