The 2015 Alberta PEAK Performance Project Winners

**NATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE – NOVEMBER 21, 2015

The Alberta PEAK Performance Project 2015 Finale
…And The Winner Is:

At the end of an incredible night of music, the Alberta PEAK Performance Project is overjoyed to announce winning order of the Top 3 in this years project. Taking home the top prize of $100,953.00 is Leeroy Stagger!

First Place ($100.953): Leeroy Stagger
Second Place ($75,000):The Royal Foundry
Third Place ($50,000): TRANSIT 

Each bands prize goes towards their ongoing musical career. Cumulatively the program brings nearly three quarters of a million dollars to the infrastructure of the music scene in Alberta every year.

“It’s been such a great experience to be involved with all of these incredible artists and everyone at 95.3 The PEAK this year,” says Alberta Music Executive Director Chris Wynters. “In five short months, twelve of this province’s best bands have committed to a rigorous program of professional development, taking on challenges ranging in scope from coming up with a unique merchandise item, to working with a charity of their choice to raise funds. They’ve performed in 3 separate showcases, co-written a song with a band from the Peak Performance Project in BC, and participated in a music boot camp led by top members of the Canadian music industry. This year in Alberta there are twelve more bands who have gained so much to flourish in their careers, and now three of them are coming away with a significant investment in their continued success.”

During the course of the project all the Top 12 artists took part in video interviews, and each produced unique video introduction to their music. Alberta and BC finalists were also paired together at boot camp to write and record a song, check out all twelve songs on the PEAK Performance Project’s SoundCloud Account.

Alberta Music, 95.3 The PEAK, and all of those involved wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank the entire group of Top 12 finalists and their teams for their hard work, spirit, and dedication at this year’s PEAK Performance Project:

Transit (Calgary)
The Velveteins (Edmonton)
The Wisers (Calgary)
Braden Gates (Fort Saskatchewan)
Two Bears North (Edmonton)
Northern Beauties (Calgary)
Miesha & The Spanks (Calgary)
The Royal Foundry (Sherwood Park)
Leeroy Stagger (Lethbridge)
Layten Kramer (Canmore)
Beach Season (Calgary)
Cowpuncher (Calgary)

The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta music industry and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. In addition to the $100,953 top prize, $75,000 second prize, and $50,000 third prize, a $5,000 base camp award is given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.

Follow @peakppab on Twitter or “Like” The PEAK Performance Project Alberta on Facebook to share in the music and the latest PEAK Performance Project information. You can also get to know all the bands who have participated through their profiles on ab.peakperformanceproject.com.

2015 finishes year two for the Alberta PEAK Performance Project, a seven year, $4.9 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging Alberta artists annually. In 2014 the project awarded The Wet Secrets of Edmonton with first place, while Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, and 36? took second and third respectively. The project is administered by Alberta Music (Alberta Music Industry Association) and funded by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group through CRTC approved Canadian Content Development Funding.
The BC PEAK Performance Project just finished its seventh and final year in 2015, and past winners include We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge, Rykka, Good for Grapes and Bed of Stars.

Interview requests or media inquiries may be directed to,

Joelle May, ModMay Promotions
Phone: 403-618-2504
Email: joelle@modmaypromotions.com

Alberta PEAK Performance Project Top 3 Announced!

The Top 3 artists from Alberta’s PEAK Performance Project were announced today at 5:00PM live on air at 95.3 The PEAK in no particular order. The rankings of the top 3 will be announced at the finale show on Saturday, November 21st at Flames Central, where the top 3 will perform and over $225,000 in prizing will be awarded.

Congratulations to the Top 3 (in order of performance)!

The Royal Foundry
Leeroy Stagger
Transit

Tickets for the PEAK Performance Project Finale will go on sale 10:00am, Wednesday, November 4th at http://ab.peakperformanceproject.com/tickets/ All ticket sale proceeds from the finale will be donated to the Unison Benevolent Fund.

These past 6 months have been an incredible journey for all the Top 12 PPP artists involved. We are proud of every single one of them for the dedication and passion they’ve shown towards the project and their careers.

Beach Season
Braden Gates
Cowpuncher
Layten Kramer
Leeroy Stagger
Miesha & The Spanks
Northern Beauties
The Royal Foundry
TRANSIT
Two Bears North
The Velveteins
The Wisers

The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta and BC music industries and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. Top Prizes this year for the Alberta Project include a $100,953 top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 base camp award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.

AB PPP Top 3 Announcement

Today’s the day! Who will it be!? Tune in to 95.3 The PEAK on Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00PM to find out who the Alberta #PPP2015 Top 3 Finalists are!

Also, keep your eye out for tickets to the Alberta #PPP2015 Finale at Flames Central as they’re sure to go fast!

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AB #PPP2015 Finale!

95.3 The PEAK and Alberta Music are proud to announce the 2015 PEAK Performance Project Finale!
Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka

Tune in to 95.3 The PEAK on Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00PM to find out who the #PPP2015 Top 3 Finalists are! Come out for a night of great Alberta music as we celebrate another year of the PEAK Performance Project and change 3 artist’s lives!

2015 AB PEAK PERFORMANCE PROJECT FINALE:

Saturday, November 21

featuring:

TBD!

Flames Central (219 – 8 Ave SW)
Doors at 8:00 PM
Music at 9:30 PM (sharp)
Tickets Advance: $9.53 + Service Charge
Tickets at the Door: $15
Available Wednesday, November 4th at 10:00AM
18+

 

AB PPP SHOWCASE DATES

95.3 The PEAK and Alberta Music are launching the 2015 PEAK Performance Project Showcase sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka

The adjudicated Top 12 showcase series features four performances every Friday of October, so get out and support your favourite artist for their chance at winning $100,953!

All PEAK Performance Project Showcases will be taking place at:

Nite Owl (213 – 10 Ave SW)
Doors at 8:30 PM
Music at 9:30 PM (sharp)
Tickets Advance: $9.53 + Service Charge
Tickets at the Door: $15
18+

2015 AB PEAK PERFORMANCE PROJECT SHOWCASE DATES:

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND10-02 AB Showcase 1

featuring:
TRANSIT
THE VELVETEINS
THE WISERS

BUY TICKETS!

 

 

 

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Alumni Roundup | August 15

THE ONE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL AB ALUMNI NEWS AND EVENTS!

August 15 | SAVK @ Wine-Ohs, Calgary, AB, CAN
August 20 | Port Juvee @ Broken City, Calgary, AB, CAN
August 21 | 36?Nite Owl, Calgary, AB, CAN
August 21 – 23 | Scenic Route to AlaskaSynchronicity 2015, Gibsons, BC, CAN
August 28 | Nuela Charles @ The Mercury Room, Edmonton, AB, CAN
September 4 | Port Juvee @ Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, CAN
September 9 | 36? @ Brixx Bar & Grill, Edmonton, AB, CAN
September 10 – 13 | Scenic Route to Alaska @ Bermuda Fest 2015, Edmonton, AB, CAN
September 11 | The Royal Foundry @ Banff, AB, CAN
September 12 | 36? @ Downtown, Lethbridge, AB, CAN
September 12 | The Royal Foundry @ Kelowna, BC, CAN
September 12| Scenic Route to Alaska @ Love & Records 2015, Lethbridge, AB, CAN
September 13 | The Royal Foundry @ Salmon Arm, BC, CAN
September 14 | The Royal Foundry @ Vancouver, BC, CAN
September 17 | 36? @ BreakOut West Festival WCMA, Victoria, BC

Alumni Roundup | July 15

THE ONE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL AB ALUMNI NEWS AND EVENTS!

July 18 | 36?East Village Riverwalk, Calgary, AB, CAN
July 18 | The Wet SecretsFolk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT, CAN
July 19 | The Royal Foundry @ Churchill Square, Edmonton, CAN
July 22 | PORT JUVEE @ Ship & Anchor, Calgary, CAN
July 22 | Scenic Route to AlaskaVan Gogh’s EarGuelph, ON, CAN
July 23-26 | SAVKCalgary Folk Festival, Calgary, CAN
July 24 | Scenic Route to Alaska @ Detour Music HallSaint Catharines, ON, CAN
July 24 | The Wet Secrets @ Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton 2015, Edmonton, AB, CAN
July 25 | 36? @ Taste of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, CAN
July 26 | Scenic Route to Alaska @ The CasbahHamilton, ON, CAN
Aug 3 | Scenic Route to Alaska @ Heritage Amphitheatre, William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, CAN
Aug 21-23 | Scenic Route to Alaska @ Synchronicity 2015, Gibsons, CAN

AB PPP 2015 TOP 12 at the Palomino Smokehouse!

 

Palomino_banner-AlbertaMusicJoin us and 95.3 The PEAK at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club on Saturday July 18th for an afternoon of BBQ and performances by the #PPP2015 Top 12!

Discover some new music and get your FREE download of the Alberta Top 12 songs!

1:00pm – The Velveteins
The Velveteins

1:25pm – Braden Gates
Braden Gates

1:50pm – Beach Season
Beach Season

2:15pm – miesha & the spanks
Miesha
2:40pm – Leeroy Stagger
Leeroy Stagger

3:05pm – The Northern Beauties
Northern Beauties

3:30pm – The Royal Foundry
The Royal Foundry

3:55pm – The Wisers
The Wisers

4:20pm – Layten Kramer
Layten Kramer

4:45pm – Two Bears North
Two Bears North

5:10pm – Transit
Transit

5:35pm – Cowpuncher
Cowpuncher

No cover!

RSVP!

Come on down and have a happy Saturday, getting to know the Top 12 bands and eating some delicious BBQ.

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