As part of Up To Speed's ongoing commitment to playing the best "ManCon"
(think CanCon, but with an emphasis on LOCAL), and the CBC's overall
support of the Canadian music industry, our afternoon drive home show
launched an unprecedented talent search.
The team behind UTS knows that the love of rock and roll starts early, and they wanted to tap into the wealth of talent who'll be the music makers of tomorrow.
Whether they met in the school's formal music program, or in the back of detention hall, all that matters is that they've formed a rock band, play their own original music, and think they could be the act that could rock our socks off.
Twenty-eight bands answered the call. And now we have the top three for you.
Eeper Weeper is a group of seven multi-instrumentalists from Winnipeg. The band is made up of Charlotte Coudiere, Kieran West, Adam Fuhr, Levi Kwade, Katherine Walker-Jones, Keegan Steele and Alex Kohut. They play folk, rock, and alternative, and indie. Their first song, "Wealth", is rumored to have been recorded entirely while naked in a cave.
Piss Ticket originally started when Cole Shwaykosky and Myles Erickson tried to start a band in October 2009, those ideas quickly failed. In Late April 2010 Cole thought it would be cool to play at the John.W.Gunn talent show. He quickly asked Myles if he would like to drum for him, Myles agreed to the offer. If they wanted to join the talent show they were going to need a vocalist, they ended up asking friend Liam Deighton, he agreed thinking it was a joke little did he know Cole and Myles were serious.The talent show came and they rocked the school.
Lizard People are a rock band from Selkirk, Manitoba. Consisting of 4 unique songwriters, who have collectively written over 100 songs, the band draws influence from a wide variety of music, with each member bringing something new to the table.