Last night at The PEAK Performance Project 2013 Launch Party at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, the top 20 PEAK Performance Project Artists were announced live on the air by 102.7 The PEAK and Music BC. This year’s top 20 then celebrated by dancing the night away to stunning live performances from past alumni The Boom Booms, Dear Rouge, and Dominique Fricot at what was a sold out show.
Each year over $775,000 is invested into the BC music community by the project, with $300,000 of that being awarded directly to the artists involved.
The project takes 20 bands through a rigorous artist development program that includes performances at the Khatsahlano Music & Arts Festival on July 13, a week-long boot camp, juried showcases at Fortune Sound Club, and challenges aimed at building their careers. It all cumulates at the Finale concert at The Commodore Ballroom, where the top prizes are awarded:
First place: 102.7 Thousand Dollars
Second Place: $75,000
Third Place: $50,000
Fourth Place: $10,000
Fifth Place $5,000
Base camp awards to all top 20 artists equaling $60,000
Says Bob D’Eith, Executive Director of Music BC, “102.7 The PEAK has given artists from BC a chance at a life changing opportunity with the PEAK Performance Project. We’re seeing the project not only build and strengthen careers, but a strong and vibrant music community as well.”
The Top 20 PEAK Performance Project Artists for 2013 are as follows:
Amble Greene – Ocean Park
Bestie – Vancouver
Coldwater Road – Vancouver
Greg Dummond – Port Moody
Melissa Endean – Vancouver
Hannah Epperson – Vancouver
Fallbrigade – Victoria
Luca Fogale – Burnaby
Good For Grapes – Surrey
Lydia Hol – Vancouver
Bodhi Jones – Vancouver
Lions in the Street – Vancouver
Dougal Bain McLean – Victoria
Oh No! Yoko – Abbotsford
Rolla Olak – Vancouver
Rykka – Surrey
The Lion The Bear The Fox – Ladysmith/Vancouver
Towers and Trees – Victoria
Van Damsel – Kamloops
Willhorse – Golden
102.7 The PEAK is committed to the development of new and emerging BC music artists. The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and hopefully launch the careers of some of BC’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the BC music industry and create a sense of community amongst music professionals.
The PEAK is investing five million two hundred and ninety thousand ($5,290,000) over seven years through CTRC approved Canadian Content Development funds. The program is administered by the Music BC Industry Association.