Coleman Hell is a smoky-voiced pop songwriter who might just be a new dance-music star.
Originally producing hip-hop in Thunder Bay, he relocated to Toronto and started writing songs more suited to the dancefloor.
His latest single, “2 Heads,” was released this past summer and has garnered more than 4 million views on YouTube, plenty of MuchMusic rotation, and rave reviews from fans and critics for its hard-edged but soul-influenced sound.
Expanding his sound by incorporating such disparate elements as deep-house drums and country-tinged banjo licks, Coleman Hell makes a bold statement with his arrival on the pop charts.
Look for his next album later in 2016.
Aaron Goodvin has been playing music his whole life – from the singing contests he entered as a 12-year-old to becoming a professional songwriter at age 18.
After setting out on several trips to Nashville to ply his trade, he soon signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and began contributing to songs for other artists (like Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum “Crash My Party”).
However, Aaron also chose to break out as a solo artist in his own right, releasing his debut album Knock On Wood in 2015.
“I’m so excited that 2016 will be the year people finally get to hear the music I’ve been striving my whole life to make,” says Goodvin. “I can’t wait to be on the road, promoting my songs and making new friends. See ya in your town!”
Expect new music from him in the Spring of 2016.
Samantha Martin is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, but from the soulful sound of her voice, and the style of her sound, you might assume she’s from way down south.
She and her band, Delta Sugar, made waves with their bluesy, roots- influenced country songs, impressing audiences at festivals around the nation – including the Calgary and Vancouver Folk Festivals, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, the Dawson City Music Festival, and the Summerfolk Festival.
Martin has showed no signs of slowing down on her current album, Send The Nightingale, released in February of 2015 to a hugely positive response.
“We already have some more great summer festivals across Canada [lined up for 2016], including StanFest in July,” says Martin. “I’m very proud of the momentum that Send The Nightingale has gained in 2015, and hope to build on that foundation.”