There are few safe bets in life, even fewer in the music business; however Niagra native and Country music’s hottest new star, Tim Hicks is as close to a sure thing as can be found.
Recognized as a hard-working family man who is embedded with his fans, Juno nominated country artist Tim Hicks soared into the hearts and minds of Country music fans with his debut single “Get By” January 2013 – a Top 10 hit at Country Radio in less than 8 weeks and certified GOLD. Hicks ruled the digital charts with the #1 selling single for more than 17 weeks – a noteworthy number for any musician let alone a new Country artist.
Hicks’ second single, “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” rocketed up the charts upon release (currently Top 15 after four weeks), and was the No. 1 most added track at Canadian radio overall (all formats, and is the No. 1 selling Canadian Country digital single three weeks running - providing to be an unyielding preview of the artistry and music mastery to come on Hicks’ debut album THROW DOWN.
A crowd pleasing live performer, Hicks is a man who has lived, loved and worked hard along the way. His music is accessible, energetic and ambitious, reflecting how he wants his songs to reach people.
Niverville’s own up and coming country artist Brady Dyck is set to hit the main stage this year. His debut album ‘Backroads’ can best be described as real. From the beer drinking songs, to the heart breaking ballads… its all the real him. It is fun and upbeat, and can get your head moving and feet tapping, but can also make your heart fill with emotion from song to song. The record has a wide range of styles; from honky tonk to heavier songs like ‘Bad For My Health’ and everything in between… all with a country twist.
Matt Falk has been performing his unique style of stand-up comedy for nearly a decade. His album; Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts, it is currently being played on Sirius XM Canada and USA and it was recently named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2013. Matt is one of the writers and stars of RocKids TV and the writer of the record breaking Celebrations and Jubilations Dinner Theatre shows; ‘The Big BOOM Theory’, ‘Best of FRIENDS Reunion’ and ‘The Big BOOM Theory II’ now touring across Canada. His clean stand-up comedy act has gained him many accolades including placing 2nd in The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. He recently performed at the 2014 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Friday, June 13
Friday, June 13
Friday, June 13
In 2011, out of the ashes of Winnipeg buzz band The Morning after, singer/songwriter Jean-Guy Roy quietly rose from the depths of his basement's cold storage room to record a new collection of songs with award winning engineer/producer, Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities, Cannon Bros). The result was "Carbon", a six song EP that was met with immediate praise nation wide with the Toronto Star calling it "quietly electric, emotionally unguarded, and so thick with regret, you’d need a hoe to cut through it."
From there 2012 saw Federal Lights tour the country playing festivals and opening for acts like Imaginary Cities, Rah Rah, and the Great Lake Swimmers. The band also received an APCMA nomination for Rock Album of the Year and performed on the nationally syndicated APTN series Arbor Live.
In 2013, the band signed with Toronto's Aporia Records for the August release of the full length We Were Found In The Fog. Engineered by Loeppky and produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), the album sees the band at its sharpest. The hooks are more refined, the lyrics more precise and Roy’s timeless, resonant voice is as clear as a bright blue Prairie sky. From the propulsive, handclap pop of “I See Love” to the rolling, Wilco-approved Americana of “Skyline,” We Were Found In The Fog has a comforting warmth about it. Hailed by the CBC as a Top 15 canadian record to be heard. The album's first two singles "I See Love" and "Cobra" both debuted at the No. 1 spot on the CBC Radio 3's Top 30. With the success of We Were Found In The Fog the band again hit the road touring both Canada and Europe, including not one but three shows at the famous Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.
2014 will see the band return to Europe in fall before heading out on the road across Canada for a summer festival tour.
If "salt of the earth" could describe an artist and his music, there is perhaps no more apt phrase for roots/rocker, Jordan St.Cyr. A sincere, veracious performer with a talent for writing melodies to be visited over many years.
Born and raised in the prairies, with most of his upbringing in rural Manitoba, Jordan is well versed in the ethic of hard work and the honest, down-to-earth values so often associated with life in the country. Balancing married life with his wife and two kids, helping with a family business, and a clear calling to music, is something he embraces whole-heartedly as part of his journey. If asked what he would do if he had to choose one over the other, his quick reply is: all, with excellence.
His influences were initially drawn from his father's own love of music and songwriting, and have evolved to include a broad range of contemporaries. He's explored several musical outlets, including a stint in the Winnipeg rock scene as part of a band, but in 2011, he decided to release a solo project, "Let Go" receiving airplay locally and internationally, and garnering him an opening spot for Burton Cummings. The project also caught the attention of Golden West Radio, who offered him a grant to continue recording original music.
Jordan released Anchors, his debut full length, November of last year and is proving to be a step in the right direction. Winning 2nd in the national singer/songwriter competition “The Great Canadian Song Search”, a Western Canadian Tour and time spent writing new material in Nashville have all been a result of this effort.
With a raw, contemporary sound, and lyrics that are ready to explore real-life topics, Jordan could certainly find his songs in many corners of the entertainment industry. Driving all of it is a passion to write and present sonically compelling music that matters, infused by unabashed transparency.
Whiskey Talks is a high energy, hard driving rock band from Niverville! The past 12 years have seen these guys individually involved in many different music projects. Lead Singer and powerhouse vocalist, Shaun St.Cyr spent most of this time in various rock bands with his brothers until each decided to pursue their own musical paths. Chad Friesen, the band's edgy and intense Guitarist, had successfully played in the past with Jarred Lawrence, the band's equally talented and dynamic drummer. They hooked up again in 2011 and within a short time added accomplished Bass Player, Joel Enns. These three worked hard on their music, writing songs and honing their skills and in early 2012 brought Shaun on board to round out the band. Influenced by the likes of Zepplin, Tom Petty, STP, Rage Against the Machine, Deftones and a little Pantera...Whiskey Talks still knew they had to develop their own unique sound. "We weren't sure at first if we were the right fit for each other...until we started to play and write together. We knew what we wanted and we worked hard to get there. It felt like all our past struggles, failures and the successes, came together, actually creating something greater!" It wasn't long before their signature sound emerged and a powerful EP followed.
Friday, June 13
Exploding with vivid color, sound and emotion, this is your largest fireworks display ever. Once again the Niverville Olde Tyme Country fair will be hosting an all new and even more amazing
blackout fireworks spectacular. You will be
involved in an amazing close up show that you will not only be able to see but you will feel the close up spectacular for the very first time. The brilliant exploding show of light and sound will begin at 11:00 p.m. Friday night when the lights go out.
Friday, June 13
Country Street Market
The Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair promises to be even more exciting than any other venue! This is a great opportunity to show over 11,000 people your merchandise or services! Limited spaces are available. All trade show and market booths are outdoors and centrally located on the fairgrounds!