The RECORDING Project – 1 Year, 20 Artists, 10 Videos, 50k

December 3, 2019

Abbotsford, BC – CIVL 101.7 FM at the University of the Fraser Valley is proud to present The RECORDING Project, financed by the Community Radio Fund of Canada with a $50,000 grant awarded in 2018.

CIVL spent an entire year collecting interviews and in studio performances from 10 notable touring artists, pairing each with a local artist from the Fraser Valley.

Each week for ten weeks, CIVL will release a new 10 minute video on social media, and a companion interview and performance from a local and touring artist each, broadcast on 101.7 FM and archived for download.

UFV students, CIVL volunteers, and our community radio staff members worked with M.Hutt and Casey Kowalchuk films to bring exciting performances from Juno award winners, Polaris Prize short listers, international educators, local upstarts, and some fun faces from the Canadian media landscape as well!

The schedule of releases goes as follows, with week 1 currently upon us, and each new episode debuting on FM every Sunday, and the videos coming out on social media on Mondays:

Week 1: Stephen Carl O’Shea (You Say Party) and Veronique Noelle (Alt/Punk/Electro)

Week 2: Ed the Sock and UFV Prof Eric Spalding (Comedy/Acoustic)

Week 3: Mob Bounce and JML/Known (Hip Hop)

Week 4: Bird City and David Ivan Neil (Folk/Songwriter)

Week 5: Kimball Gallagher and Kyler Pierce (Classical/Folk)

Week 6: Madison Violet and The Crescent Sky (Folk)

Week 7: Geoff Berner and Alex Rake (Folk)

Week 8: Narcy and Saint Soldier (Hip Hop/Pop)

Week 9: Zaki Ibrahim and Kristin Witko (RnB/Soul/Pop)

Week 10: The Rascalz and HooperTurntSanger (Hip Hop)

Topics covered in RECORDING Project interviews focused on intersectionality, privilege, marginalization and community building. Harry Doupe and Drew Riekman coordinated bookings and logistics, and a variety of CIVL volunteers hosted the interviews in studio under their direction.

Visit http://civl.ca/site/rec-project/stephen-carl-oshea-and-veronique for the first episode, and return weekly for new content.

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2019 Fraser Valley Music Award Winners List and Pics

November 28, 2019

Corky’s proved to be the perfect venue for the 4th annual FVMA’s

Winners for the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards:

Blues – Dale Sawatzky (Langley)

Country – David Ivan Neil (Abbotsford)

Electronic – Stephen Carl O’Shea (Abbotsford)

Experimental – Kristin Witko (Abbotsford)

Folk – West My Friend (Langley)

Ben Cottrill performs to open the show
Misfit from Rascalz announces the Hip Hop category winner

Hip Hop/Urban – Hooper Turnt Sanger (Surrey)

HooperTurntSanger performs before winning the Hip Hop category

Jazz – Natalia Pardalis (Surrey)

Natalia Pardalis performs before winning the Jazz category

Metal – Eric “The Lightning” Taylor (Abbotsford)

Pop – Kristin Witko (Abbotsford)

Punk – Joanie Loves Chachi (Chilliwack)

Joanie Loves Chachi with their Punk award

Rock – Gone Sugar Die (Langley)

Achievement by a Female Artist – Lori Paul (Chilliwack)

Achievement by a First Nations/Indigenous Artist – Alexis Lynn (Surrey)

Achievement by an LGBTQ2+ Artist – Mackenzie Widdows (Mission)

Dakota Leslie Award for Fan Vote – Western Jaguar (Maple Ridge)

Lifetime Achievement – Brian Smith (Langley)

Brian Smith of Trooper receiving the inaugural Fraser Valley Music Lifetime Achievement Award from host and coordinator Harry Doupe

2019 FVMA Nominees Announced!

November 14, 2019

The jurors have finished their tabulations and the nominees have been set for next week’s Fraser Valley Music Awards.

By category they are:

Blues
Dale Sawatzky
Dear Father
Fun For Cover
James Buddy Rogers
Kellen Saip

Country
David Ivan Neil
Dear One
The Eddy J Band
Kellen Saip
Lori Paul and Spiderlodge

Electronic
DJ Elixir
Kristin Witko
Nice
Stephen Carl O’Shea
Travis Colt Murray

Experimental
Alex Rake and the Leaves
David Ivan Neil
Kristin Witko
Stephen Carl O’Shea
Villain Villain

Folk
Bre McDaniel
The Crescent Sky
John Welsh and Los Valientes
Kyler Pierce
West My Friend

Hip Hop/Urban
Brizzy
Hooper Turnt Sanger
Jada Klein
JML
Lil Turtle

Jazz
Natalia Pardalis
Rachel and Ted Music

Metal
Erik “The Lightning” Taylor
NEVERANOTHER

Pop
Ben Cottrill
Jada Klein
Kristin Witko
Kyler Pierce
The Sylvia Platters

Punk
Alex Rake and the Leaves
David Ivan Neil
Joanie Loves Chachi

Rock
The Cut Losses
Dylan
Gone Sugar Die
Kyler Pierce
The Sylvia Platters
Western Jaguar

The previously announced Fan Vote finalists are: Blessed, Casinos, Harma White, Kuri, Loans, David Ivan Neil, Kyler Pierce, Kellen Saip, Western Jaguar, and Kristin Witko.

In addition, there will be special bestowed awards presented for outstanding First Nations/Indigenous and LGBTQ works, as well as the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to Brian Smith of the iconic Canadian band Trooper.

The jurors were comprised of musicians, music industry, and radio professionals from across the country and included Shaun Verreault, leader of the band Wide Mouth Mason; former Bryan Adams and current Odds drummer Pat Steward, and David Stone, keyboardist for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.


Now in their fourth year, the Fraser Valley Music Awards will take place Thursday, November 21st at Corky’s Pub in Chilliwack. For more information please go to civl.ca.