Music Supervisor, Composer (Eps 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 & 12)
Greg is the drummer for Toronto based band Tokyo Police Club
and member of the remix/DJ collective Bad Business
. Since leaving Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program in 2005, he has been fortunate enough to have toured the world, released two Juno nominated albums, made television appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman
, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
, MTV Live
and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
and produced remixes for Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Breanne Duren, The Arkells, Hot as Sun and Mother Mother. He's very excited to be producing the soundtrack for Versus Valerie
and for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people on this project.
Composer (Eps 2, 4, 8, 9 & 11)
Waylen is a 2-time Dora Award recipient in composition for SARSical
(2007) and An Inconvenient Musical
(2009). He is a Toronto-based composer and copywriter who works predominantly in improv theatre with The National Theatre of the World's Canadian Comedy Award-Winning show The Carnegie Hall Show
, The Second City (as a composer and instructor) and for Soren Bennick as a composer of touring children's musicals.
Music (Ep 1)
After relentlessly touring their debut record Jackson Square
, which garnered the band a top 10 Canadian rock radio hit and a Juno Award for 'New Band of the Year', the Arkells retreated to the legendary Bathouse Studios in Kingston, Ontario to record their sophomore record, Michigan Left
. While Michigan Left
combines the bombast of Bruce Springsteen, the infectious 80's R&B sounds of Hall & Oates and the delicate studio touches of Spoon, the sound that results is undeniably that of the Arkells.
Bad Biz is a DJ and remix collective consisting of Jeremy Mersereau, Aaron Zorgel and Greg Alsop. Individually and as a trio, they've spun to packed clubs across North America and most recently their mixes have been featured monthly on the Aux.Tv "Pop Hunter Podcast".
Music (Eps 2 & 6)
Having quit his job as a lawyer to pursue a career in music, Adam WarRock embodies the do-it-yourself aesthetic of independent music. Through his tireless music production and touring, Adam WarRock has used his nerd and geek sensibility to tap into the current culture, catching attention from the biggest figures and sites on the web. Whether being personally cited by Nathan Fillion for his Firely-inspired Browncoats Mixtape, praised by TV critics and cast members for his Parks & Rec EP, or made fans out of artists and writers for his comic book-influenced music, he's gained the respect of the most fickle audiences and harshest critics around.
Music (Ep 3)
Since releasing Hotel Bibles
on Toronto punk imprint Black Pint Records in April, Junior Battles has turned into an unintentional road beast. Initially conceived as a lazy, friendly way to hang out and play throwback pop-punk, Junior Battles got a lot more real in the summer of 2009, clocking a girlfriend-troubling number of hours between Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast of the U.S., all the while learning to sleep in new, exciting positions on strange, foreign floors. Touring alongside bands like Bridge and Tunnel, O Pioneers!!!, and North Lincoln, they also snagged spots at S.C.E.N.E. Fest, NXNE and legendary punk mecca, The Fest 8.
Music (Ep 4)
Mississauga native Robyn Dell'Unto first took the stage in Hamilton, ON, supporting Canadian beauties like Basia Bulat, Jill Barber and Melissa McClelland in between psychology classes at McMaster University. By 2009, she had inked a deal with Orange Lounge/inDiscover in Toronto and took to crafting her debut LP I'm Hear Every Night
. Her songs have been featured on MuchMusic's Degrassi
, CBC's Being Erica
, Disney's Harriet The Spy
and CMT's Unstable
and ER Vets
as well as Canadian film fest favourites Unrivaled
and An Insignificant Harvey
. Dell'Unto is currently in the studio working on her second full-length currently penned for a February 2013 release.
KEVIN MYLES WILSON
Music (Ep 5)
Kevin has released three EPs to date, most recently The Little Things
and has performed all over Southern Ontario as well as the Aurora Jazz Festival, Eaglewood Folk Festival and was selected as one of the Top 10 Singer/Songwriters at this years Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, CO. He has also made a bold and brave decision to take this record back to basics and back to the root of story telling with his Door to Door Tour
, where he has been found in Toronto and cities in Southern Ontario, walking door to door and performing for people at their homes.
Lyricist (Ep 8)
Chris is an Edmonton-based actor, producer and writer. His theatre work in Canada has been recognized with four Sterling Awards and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and his film Turnbuckle
was nominated for two Ampia Awards. He is the proud recipient of the Embridge Emerging Artist award, the Centennial Medal for his contribution to the Arts in Alberta and the Alberta Book Award for his collection of plays for teens Naked at School
. He previously wrote the lyrics for the plays BASH'd
Music (Ep 8)
"Epic-stoner-sludge-pop" would be the best way to describe Toronto's beloved four-piece, Dilly Dally. Katie Monks' songwriting talks about being young and wreckless, feeling crappy, and falling in love with a lot of sexy people... sometimes she also just howls. Drenched in reverb, her best friend Liz Ball on lead guitar swims in and out of Monks' crackling voice. Fuzz petals turned up to high, the epic band still performs with a shy-ish charm playing only to themselves in a room full of howling wolves.
Music (Ep 9)
Joe Chammas grew up in Mississauga writing lyrics but didn't begin playing guitar and finding his own voice until well after his awkward high school years. A year after graduating, a friend brought him to his first open mic and he caught the performance bug which lead him to a string of performances over the next few years from porches and backyards to bars, coffee shops and festivals all around the GTA. He put out his first album, the window ep
, in 2008. He spent the next few years learning lessons and honing his craft until he was ready to put out his first LP, Wiser Creatures
, in 2012. You can find him either strolling the Mississauga suburbs, or in the heart of Toronto's downtown core, with a guitar invariably strapped to his back looking for the next spot where he can settle down and play a few songs.
Music (Ep 10)
Bob is a composer, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and actor. A founding member of the band Blue Rodeo (1984-1992), he is known for incorporating avant garde musical elements into his compositions. He has toured with Feist, Final Fantasy, Ron Sexsmith, and Scott Thompson and has been a guest performer with Wilco, The Wallflowers, Edie Brickell, Michelle Wright and Ashley MacIsaac. His most recent album is Giulietta Masina At The Oscars Crying
Music (Ep 11)
Simultaneous youth and experience is a rare concoction. Rachel and Alisha MacGregor, both in their early 20s, are award winning sister songwriters. They've already completed two CD's and won numerous awards and accolades. Being sisters, they have a deep musical connection and ability to create harmonies that members of the same family seem to be born with. Since their last award-winning album, Dark Beauty
, The MacGregors' songs have been accumulating and through encouragement of their friends and fans, its time to record again. There's been a lot of anticipation for these new songs and it is a labour of love for The MacGregors. Their new EP is called Keep it Simple Series (Volume 1)
Music (Ep 12)
Hue is made up of 3 best friends, a sister, and a ridiculously attractive bass player. Together they make incredibly catchy, fun, upbeat, infectious, dance around in your underwear, pop rock music that you will be humming to yourself long after the show ends. The band combines exuberant energy with unique live tactics that excite and involve fans of any musical taste. Over their career, the band has supported acts such as We Are Wolves, The Wooden Sky, Two Hours Traffic, Lights, Said The Whale, Hollerado, The Spades, Peter Katz and numerous others.
In a downtown studio in Toronto, Canada, the electronic music artist Pronobozo has been carving his own niche in today's iteration of the ever-evolving music industry. With a history of over 1.2 million gratis mp3 downloads , Pronobozo has set positive expectations for other aspiring Creative Commons (CC) artists.
Composer, Sexy Nerd Girl Theme
Jeremy Mersereau is a writer/producer for Fun Time Internet and a producer of Toronto standup monthly Comedy at the Ossington. He spends most of his time thinking up hilarious tweets. A real nerd, he also makes computer music and plays in various synth-based bands. He is one third of DJ and remix collective Bad Biz.