YYCMusic Awards 2020 Solo Artist of the Year and RnB Artist of the year, Kate Stevens is a vivacious RnB singer/songwriter based in Calgary, Alberta. Her buoyant stage presence, powerful vocal talents and blended genre capture a wide audience. She creates distinctive melodies; meaningful lyrics with her mix of emotive folk & soulful pop.
Self-described as a homegrown country artist with a modern twist, Brandon Lorenzo draws musical inspiration from the greats of the 90’s, (Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn) and loves playing upbeat country songs that get audiences dancing. He released his new single “You Set the Bar” in early 2022 and another in the chute to release, hopefully just in time for the Calgary Stampede.
Brettyn Rose is a country artist with music rooted in an acoustic aesthetic, weaved with honest lyrics, powerful vocals, and a hint of sparkle. The Calgary, Alberta based singer-songwriter demonstrates all these traits in her newest single, “Almost Love,” (2022). “It’s about all those heartwarming feelings of getting to know someone new,” says Rose, “Maybe you just got out of a relationship or have been working on yourself, but either way, falling for someone new can be one of the best feelings.”
Dubbed “a precocious guitarist whose vocals possess a wise-beyond-his-years weariness” by the Calgary Herald, Marcus Trummer’s eclectic sound encompassing roots, blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll, is a modern yet familiar take on the sounds of past decades. The 21-year-old songwriter and performer from Calgary, Alberta has shared stages with Canadian blues heavyweights MonkeyJunk and Jim Byrnes.
At only 20 years old, Jennie is already a seasoned performer and has been captivating audiences from the Calgary Stampede to the Country Thunder stage for the last five years. Her love of the written word inspires her to capture and create the perfect message for each of her songs. She is involved in every part of the creation of her music, from writing, to recording and producing them so that each one is authentically hers.
Kat Zel has been delivering music for the masses from stages all across Canada. Fronting the band Rareflower to her solo act Kat sheds light on the darker side of human nature. Her vocals are raw and edgy echoing her unique psychedelic sound which will resonate with your soul. Kat Zel will leave you mesmerized!
Jorja grew up in Cochrane, Alberta and wrote her first song at age 8. Alongside her singing and songwriting skills, she plays various instruments such as piano, flute, guitar, ukulele. Jorja graduated in 2022 from Grant Macewan University with a diploma in Music Theatre Performance., and is currently in her first year for her Bachelor of Music at Grant Macewan. Her hope is to sign to a label and write and perform her songs for a living.
Ally Crampton is a 15 year old musician who has been playing the ukulele and singing for more than 9 years. She is an aspiring lawyer and passionate activist. She was homeschooled from Grade 1-8 and is now in her 2nd year of public school as she starts grade 10. She plays saxophone in her school band. In 2020 she auditioned for the Young Canadians of The Calgary Stampede and was accepted into the program, one of her most proud achievements. In 2019 she was invited to open for 2 time Canadian Banjo champion Jake Peters, and just this year opened for CTV’s The Launch winner Maddie Storvold.
Ready Set Bro is a young pop-rock band of brothers with a focus on strong melodies, 3-part harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and intricate musical passages. Dedicated to mastering their craft, they write, record, and perform all their original material. They released their first original “Stardust” in 2021, followed by 3 more releases and more to come in 2022. Having just returned from Nashville where they spent time in the studio and performing, RSB is always eager to entertain their audience!