SOCAN was pleased and proud to present both Begonia and The Darcys with No. 1 Song Awards – to her for “Hanging on a Line,” and to the duo for “Better Days,” both of which scaled the peak of the CBC Music Top 20 in the summer of 2019.

Not only did the trio of singer-songwriters experience back-to-back chart-toppers – Begonia on Aug. 22, 2019, and The Darcys on Aug. 29, 2019 – but they met at a SOCAN Kenekt Song Camp on Pender Island in BC, back in 2017, and the following year released a holiday track written there together: “It Won’t Be Christmas (Till You’re Here)”.

Begonia co-wrote “Hanging on a Line” with Marcus Paquin, Matthew Peters, and Matthew Schellenberg, who’ll be presented with their plaques at a later day. The Darcys — Jason Couse and Wes Markell – co-write “Better Days” with Leah Fay of July Talk, who’ll also be awarded at a later date.

SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley caught up with Begonia and The Darcys at Lee’s Palace in downtown Toronto, on Nov. 15, 2019, prior to Begonia’s show there with Fast Romantics.