So You Think You've Got the Beat?
This week Island Morning is profiling the finalists in a contest to see who'll get a showcase during the ECMA weekend. The grand prize includes the showcase and time in a recording studio with David Rashed.
In our first profile we double up. First Matt gets an overview of the So You Think You've Got the Beat program with Alex Douglas, who is helping organize the event.
Then we speak with Emma Doucette. She's a grade eight student at Stonepark Junior High in Charlottetown.
To say that Dakota Oliver has grown up with music is an understatement.
She's been performing since age 11 alongside her dad Johnny Oliver.
Now she has her chance to win the grand prize of an ECMA showcase and time in a recording studio with David Rashed.
Dakota Oliver talked to Matt about her music and then shared an original song with us.
Montague's Brielle Ansems is one of four finalists in a competition called So You think You Got the Beat?
She plays the guitar, piano, saxophone, flute, alto sax and piccolo.
It is her singing that has caught the attention of a major player in the Canadian music scene.
Bridgette Blanchard and Allieanna Ballagh are students at Bluefield High School. And they casll themselves The Alphabettes.
They dropped by the Island Morning studio to talk about their musical families and play a song.