Hayley Isabel Flying High

At press time, Hayley was nominated for the Country Music Alberta Awards Horizon Youth Award. The awards are presented March 10 in Edmonton. There is something magical in a conversation with Airdrie singer/songwriter Hayley Isabel. This country artist’s love and passion for music and her unbridled confidence in where this journey could take her are […]

Calgary Teen Singer Gets American Idol Golden Ticket

Young Calgary singer Kaiya Gamble had no idea an appearance at the Lilac Festival would put her on the fast track to the spotlights of American Idol.But when a casting director saw a video of Gamble, 17, performing at the 2023 event, she was asked to audition for the reality television show. That started the […]

The New Physiology of Music

A signature sound is so identifiable. It takes a couple notes or a single phrase of a song – and we know who the singer is – we know who that guitarist is. We know that voice or the guitarist. We can immediately identify the voice of: Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Adele, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, […]

What is Your Signature Sound

A signature sound happens when you hear a voice and you recognize it immediately. It’s like a “voice print” of sound. For a singer – it’s developing their vocal sound so that they can perform consistently on a regular basis without any vocal concerns i.e. no tension to cause hoarseness, no nervous tension caused from […]

Own the Podium & Rule Number Six

The intentions were in place, the preparation – both physically and mentally … but why do some athletes who are expected to win gold at the Olympics not “own the podium”. The answer might lie in the secret of Rule Number Six. In the book, “The Art of Possibility” Benjamin Zander relates a story of […]