Monthly Archives: September 2008

New Bravo! series The Berkeley Sessions Takes To The Air September 10 / TONIGHT


New Bravo! series The Berkeley Sessions Takes To The Air September 10 / TONIGHT

The Berkeley Sessions, premiers tonight, September 10 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo! Canada. This new, six-episode original series, which was Music Supervised and Booked by The MuseBox, spotlights an eclectic group of singers and musicians as they entertain audiences at Toronto’s Berkeley Church. Produced in association with Bravo!, the beautifully shot, weekly series features performances by indie-rock father-son duo Bill and Joel Plaskett (Sept. 10); alt-country artist Jon Langford (Sept. 17); pop singer Sarah Slean (Sept. 24); neo-southern country-gothic artist Jim White (Oct. 1); acoustic guitar virtuoso Kaki King (Oct. 8); and singer-songwriter Pete Elkas (Oct. 15).

“The Berkeley Sessions' production was an exciting project to be involved with,” states The MuseBox's Talent Booker Dan Efram. “All of the artists were first choices for us – from the beautiful chaos of Jon Langford's set with a Welsh men's choir, Bill and Joel Plaskett's charming story-telling and Jim White's alt-noir sound, each Berkeley Session was a treat for the audience. That energy translates to the TV screen in superb fashion.”

Download high-res photos from The Berkeley Sessions at www.ctvmedia.ca/bravo.

Episode 1: Canadian indie-rocker Joel Plaskett performs, alongside his father Bill, the acoustic versions of his hits Nowhere With You and Happen Now.
Episode 2: Jon Langford, founder of the punk band The Mekons, wows the Berkeley Church audience with his unique brand of Brit-style alt-country. Langford is also joined by members of Toronto's The Sadies and the Burlington Male Welsh Choir.
Episode 3: Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Slean and her expert trio perform old favorites and selections from her latest release The Baroness.
Episode 4: Southern songwriter and poet Jim White runs through an evocative set of his lyrically challenging, yet melodically appealing songs.
Episode 5: No mere strummer, American guitarist Kaki King uses every part of her instrument to create an astonishing range of sounds and rhythms.
Episode 6: Canadian singer-songwriter Pete Elkas, former member of the alternative rock band Local Rabbits, performs several of his haunting self-penned songs in his signature falsetto.

Paper Lions win first ever Exclaim! SoundOff

The Paper Lions

Our boys from Charlottetown, P.E.I. have awed the masses again! After going head to head with challengers, Code Pie, Paper Lions became champions of the first ever Exclaim! Magazine SoundOff! Thanks to their unforgettable pop hooks and good looks, 61% of Exclaim readers voted for 'I'm On Fire' as the best song of the contest.

Congratulations buys, and thanks to all the fans!