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Finalists for Music Business 101 2014

This program just keeps growing. There is tons of talent out there and we'd like to thank everyone that submitted to be a part of this. The plan was to announce 12 finalists but we had such a hard time narrowing it down we decided on 14 entries this year. The first meeting will be this Sunday Nov 23rd 2pm at Tractorgrease Studio. This will be an orientation and songwriting workshop with Ridley Bent and Dustin Bentall

http://www.ridleybent.ca/wildcard/

http://dustinbentall.com

So here's the list :

Kyle Schick
Ted Kim "Dear Father"
Matt Lowen
Franklyn Currie
Christian Janzen
Trevor Blaak
John Welsh
Michael Alleckna
Damo O'Brien
Lakeisha Hewitt
Jeffrey Nordstrom
Connor Brooks
Dion Weisbrod
Bob Gauvin "West of Memphis"

All of these performers will get a free live performance video from Tractorgrease Studio, a series of workshops and a chance to win a studio package for "Best Performance" and "Best Song" as voted on by our panel.

Music Business 101 is Back

89.5 The Drive and Tractorgrease Studio have a new version of Music Business 101 for 2014. It's all about the Singer-Songwriters this year. Submissions will be accepted until Nov 15th and 12 of the finest will get a free live video recorded at Tractorgrease Studio. 2 awards of additional studio time will be handed out to the Best Performance and Best Song.

Our first songwriting workshop with Canadian Music Star Ridley Bent and Dustin Bentall will be Nov 23rd

All 12 participants will play a songwriter concert series at the new Tractorgrease Cafe

Like all of our Music 101 Seminars all participants will get coaching on the business side of things from Industry pros.

Lots of great stuff in the works for 2014-15

Here's the link to sign up

http://www.895thedrive.com/2014/10/15/music-business-101-3/

Tractorgrease Cafe Now Open

Our Cafe on Chilliwack Lake Rd is now open and we've got some live music on the weekends. Every Friday at 7PM is Acoustic Open Mic. Our menu includes everyone's favourite breakfast items and a great selection of healthy wraps, salads and burgers.

Hours for the Summer 2015

Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm Saturday events go from 7pm - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 7pm
Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday we're closed

Oct 4th 2014 Rockland Moran is playing - DInner and Entertainment for $20 a ticket

Check him out here

Southside Rocks the River

This exciting Tractorgrease concert series starts Aug 14th, Aug 21st and 28th in the field adjacent to the Vedder Bridge and Rotary Trail. Some of Chilliwack's finest talent will be on hand at the free concert. We're looking for volunteers to help make this an awesome event.

Contact Jeff at tractorgrease@gmail.com or phone 604 858 3814 for details

https://www.facebook.com/events/545020602270539/

Aug 14th line up

Gerald Charlie
Matt Lowen
Full Tilt
Maggpie
Michael Alleckna
Dear Father

Music 101 with Said the Whale and We Are the City

Well another year of Music 101 sponsored by 89.5 The Drive will wrap up Jan 5th 2014. After having amazing guests like 5440
The Odds
Mother Mother
Tom Wilson
Steve Dawson
John Bottomley
Barney Bentall

and more…. I asked the bands who we should get as a guest next. Said the Whale was the most popular choice, so ……….. Tyler Bancroft and guests will be on hand this Jan 5th at 2pm. For all Music 101 contestants. Andy from http://www.wearethecity.ca will be on hand as well. That's 2 very cool Canadian bands.

Also here's a video of the last 2 yrs of Music 101 videos. Thx to 89.5 The Drive