John Antoniuk will be performing in Kelowna, May 24 (at Fernando’s) as part of his upcoming Canadian tour.
Antoniuk’s 2012 album Always With You was written and dedicated to his mother after she passed away. He has received attention from notable national outlets such as Exclaim! and I was hoping you might consider a concert preview/review/or short feature for one or both upcoming performances
His latest music video consists of home movies filmed during the making of his album with award winning producer Leeroy Stagger. Break My Heart Official Video
John Antoniuk, aka “smokekiller“, is a singer-songwriter from Saskatoon, SK. John’s songwriting has been compared to Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, and Wilco. “Out There” from the album “13” was selected as a National Finalist in the 2009 Radiostar Songwriting Competition. “13” was the first full length release for John with the smokekiller moniker and was mixed by Steven Drake (the Odds). John originally released two ep’s under the Smokekiller name which he compiled and re-released nationally in 2006. It was the release of the Side A ep which quickly garnered John attention as a songwriter and saw him sharing the stage with Ron Sexsmith and Hayden. In 2011 John was awarded a 10k20 grant from Rawlco Radio, and recorded an album of new material produced by Leeroy Stagger. “Always With You” will be released September 2012 and a full North American tour will follow. John has also been very busy over the last 5 years managing and performing with the Jen Lane Band.