Hit Maker Rick Barker Joins ‘The Shot’

KITCHENER, Ont., April 16, 2017 — Performers participating in the fifth season of Canada’s biggest singing competition, The Shot can look forward to yet another perk as part of the career-launching prize package which will be awarded to one lucky singer in September. Rick Barker, founder of Music Industry Blueprint and former manager to pop sensation Taylor Swift, has announced his involvement as a guest judge and mentor for the upcoming season’s winner.

Read More

Jonathan Farrington Talks About ‘The Shot’

By DeeAnna Rollins
Photo by Sylvia Pond Photography

Jonathan and Music

It started in preschool. He was always singing. In the car, in the bath, at school. He started in choirs and plays at a very young age, and he stuck to it. He’s always had an unexplainable connection with music. No one in Jonathan’s immediate family is musical. No one sings or plays an instrument … he was alone.

Recently, he found out that his great-grandfather was a musician and all of a sudden, everything made sense. It was in his blood, it skipped a couple of generations but it was there.

Read More

Trevor Dubois Talks About ‘The Shot’

By DeeAnna Rollins
Photo by Sylvia Pond Photography

Some stuff about Trevor

It all started with Guitar Hero. Trevor Dubois, stage name “Charlie the Kid” was 11 years old and he just couldn’t take his hands off of that little plastic guitar.

“It was the bees-knees,” he said with the same excitement that we all know Trevor to have.

From there he discovered so much more. He discovered bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar. He found singing and song writing, and eventually, he found producing.

Read More

Yvonne Way Talks About ‘The Shot’

By DeeAnna Rollins
Photo by Sylvia Pond Photography

A little bit about Yvonne:

Yvonne grew up in a musical family: her mother was a singer and her father played guitar. At a very young age, she knew that one day she would follow in their footsteps and become a musician; and at the age of 15, she did.

She joined the church choir that her mother worked at, and she was in that choir for 22 years. She always studied music in school, she learned how to play the viola, and she took vocal classes, but that just wasn’t enough, and so she took up private lessons.

Read More

Big Changes Coming to ‘The Shot’ Judging Panel

The Shot confirms that judge Nadia Mazzarolo will not be returning for the show’s 2017 program which includes the highly anticipated All-Stars iteration in June and the fifth season in September. Mazzarolo joined The Shot for its fourth season in November 2016 and led the girls’ group. In addition to judging, Mazzarolo also assisted with securing venues and was involved with public relations.

Read More

C.J. Allen launching Allegiance

The Shot executive producer and judge C.J. Allen has launched Allegiance Music, a music business agency that will work alongside solo-artists and groups to help them establish, build and successfully manage their goals and their own businesses. The firm will also function as a talent incubator for independent artists and will facilitate the recording, mastering, production and distribution of albums in partnership with AME Recording Studio.

Read More