NewMusicWest showcase features top emerging Canadian talent from Toronto to Tokyo

MusicDish LLC, a leading music magazine publisher and marketing firm, announced the setting for its second '10 Anniversary' showcase at New Music West Festival, the largest and most influential new music festival on the west coast. Being held at Vancouver's Library Square on Saturday May 5, the showcase will feature some of Canada's top emerging talent from Toronto to Tokyo, including pop fusion artist Rose Beach, jazz fusion act Greenlaw and pop rock duo Blue Venus.

MusicDish founder Eric de Fontenay will also be presenting his seminar "Are You Ready To Innovate In The Digital Marketplace?" at NewMusicWest 2007, the largest and most influential new music festival on the West Coast, attracting businesses and individuals from all over North America.

The '10th Anniversary' Showcase Series represent a determined effort by MusicDish to increase its Canadian presence and support emerging talent. The series inaugural event during Canadian Music Week created some buzz in Toronto, in addition to packing the Trane Studio where it was held, with a feature on the cover of the April Toronto Star Life Section and coverage by Live Music Report. The series will make a comeback to Toronto in June for NXNE, with more cities and dates to be announced.

Official New Music West 2007 Showcase
WHERE: Library Square
300 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
tel: 604 633-9644
LINE-UP: Blue Venus, Greenlaw, Rose Beach

Rose Beach's debut CD "Family Love" boasts mature songs that blend a folk singer's lyrical depth, a pop singer's catchy melodies, and a hip hop diva's sultry yet raw vocal power into a unique sound. Starting in the underground - the streets of Vancouver and Tokyo - she is rising into the musical mainstream. She has sold more than  50,000 records in Japan, where she has performs weekly at many of Tokyo's famous clubs, including the world renown Club Asia, as well as events for companies ranging from Lush and Diesel to Asahi and Mac. Rose started her career In Vancouver where she fronted a trip hop band called The Loxley Project. At the same time, she began to build a love affair with Japan, developing on her solo work in the  energy of the Tokyo music scene.
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Gracing stages from St Petersburgh, Russia to Toronto, Canada's Greenlaw is paving the way for their much anticipated debut album with Formation Records due for International release Oct 2007. Greenlaw's earthy soul sound is a new direction for the UK based DnB label but is one that is definitely turning heads. Front woman Skyla J comes with powerful thought provoking lyrics presented with an angelic molasses like voice that is sweet enough to be compared to an early Jill Scott meets Indie Irie by UK's F magazine. Winners of the "most memorable show of 2004"(Monday Mag Victoria B.C) the band released their full length studio album in 2005  entitled Time and  Energy that was quickly hailed by CBC Radio 1 as one of the "top albums of 2005". Recently the band has been nominated for an Indy  Award in London England. Greenlaw has also been featured at top festivals, showcases and venues throughout North America, Europe and the UK.

Founded in 1998 by singer/songwriter and violinist Andrea de Boer,  blueVenus developed into a unique musical experience with influences  ranging from Indie Pop/Rock to Jazz, Latin and Electronica. After releasing their debut EP, which was co-produced by L. Stu Young (Prince) and Iain McNally (Amanda Marshall), they toured Germany and Turkey, with a core following already established in Toronto and  Boston. Receiving regular ariplay in Canada on CBC and internet radio stations, blueVenus is also highly regarded as a noteworthy live act, achieving two nominations at the 2006 Toronto Independent Musicians Awards (TIMA) for "Best Jazz" and "Best Live Acoustic Act". Their song "Get It Now" won honourable mention at Billboard Song Contest in 2005 and continues to get airplay in Canada and Europe. Currently, blueVenus is working on new material for their next full-length album.

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