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Searchlight, Cole Fournier, The Split, & Celtic music

  • searchlight-logo-yamaha.jpgIt's that time of year again, when CBC Music hunts down the hottest act poised to break out on the scene. Up until next Sunday March 23rd bands and soloists can get their names into SEARCHLIGHT. Today on Bandwidth I'll feature some Ontarians who have already done that:

  • This isn't the first Canadian music contest COLE FOURNIER has entered. When he was just 19 the North Bay boy gave Canadian Idol a whirl, which, he jokes may affect his credibility as a manly singer-songwriter now. One listen to Cole's heartbreaking debut, and you know it hasn't.

  • Ottawa's Curtis Chaffey has entered his soul band of brothers: THE SPLIT, into the Searchlight ring. I nabbed him for a Sprinterview, in which he disses my beloved Canadian prairie!

  • Intrepid music reporter Dave Brown digs into whether Celtic bands like THE SHERIDAN BAND and THE AMERICAN ROGUES feel there is a feast and famine effect around St. Patrick's Day.

  • Plus music from other Searchlight contenders SUNDAY WILDE and THE KNACKERS.

 

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