AFFILIATES

London Guitars

London Guitars is a boutique guitar and music experience staffed by veteran touring guitar technicians. Our team has worked with legendary players such as Jeff Healey, Tom Cochrane, Steven Page, and Ian Thornley, as well as touring with internationally renowned bands like The Barenaked Ladies, Kittie, Blu Bones and more. London Guitars specializes in new, custom & vintage guitars, amplifiers and accessories from the best brands on the market, like vintage classics from Fender & Gibson to ESP, Vox, Marshall, Washburn & more.

PA Shop Sales & Rentals

PA Shop Sales & Rentals stocks the best Pro Audio, Video, Stage Lighting, DJ Equipment, Live Performance, and Studio Recording brands in London, Ontario. They offer free shipping across Canada on orders over $ 99.00'*, expert customer service, a Price Match Guarantee, a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, Member Benefits and Reward Points!

John Bellone's Musical Instruments

John Bellone's Musical Instruments is London Ontario's oldest rock shop, founded in 1964 by John Bellone Sr. Nearly 50 years later we are still the premier destination in the city for Guitars, Bass, Amps, Effects, Acoustic, Keyboards and Accessories. Trained as a violin maker in France, John Bellone Senior moved to Canada just as the great wave of rock music was sweeping the continent in the early 1960s. JB has continued the tradition of excellence, and as a result Bellone’s Music is still the only 100% family-owned and operated guitar shop in the region.

Charterhouse Studios

Charterhouse Studios is a professional recording facility in London Ontario run by Producer/Engineer/Mixer Aaron Murray (Baptized In Blood, Helix, Gotthard, The Used, Randy Bachman, The Salads). Based on the combination of years of producing & engineering experience and the best of both classic analog and leading edge digital equipment, when entering Charterhouse Studios artists can be certain that their musical visions will most definitely become sonic realities.

The London Musicians Association

The London Musicians Association is a member driven non-profit professional association comprised of approximately 300 musicians throughout Southwestern Ontario. It is dedicated to establishing and maintaining professional standards, ethics and fees in the music industry. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying legislators, the AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musicians in the foreground of the cultural landscape.

The Wood Shed Concert Series

Although we originally started in one, The Wood Shed Concert Series has since outgrown the wood shed. Now, we move around to different locations, spreading love, great music and the sharing the importance of community and awareness around childhood mental health. We live stream concerts, increasing band exposure and audience! Check us out on YouTube, The Wood Shed Concert Series.

GetSigned

For artists and producers, GetSigned.ca offers a unique service to that allows you to get your tracks that are ready for prime-time into the inboxes and playlists of the decision makers at today's most prominent independent and major music labels. You can easily maintain a library of your tracks, tagged just the way you like, along with an artist profile that will make it easy for the labels to find your tracks and sign them!

BSOTK

As the name implies, Both Sides of the Kit is a podcast that explores drumming from multiple perspectives. Issues surrounding drums and drummers will be approached through casual and informative interviews. BSOTK guests include a wide variety of drummers, but we will also talk to bar owners, booking agents, legal and medical professionals, other musicians, and anyone else who influences drummers...or is influenced by them! The goal is to talk to people who can provide insight into the “drumming lifestyle,” and share their answers and opinions with you.

Brian Vollmer

The lead singer of Helix, Brian Vollmer is a vocal coach with a great deal of experience to share. Due to years of touring, Brian’s vocal cords were in rough shape by the late 80s. Later, he met a vocal coach, Ed Johnson, who taught him the techniques of Bel canto, helping to restore his voice to full strength. Now, in addition to running the Helix business, Brian Vollmer also currently teaches the classical vocal technique, Bel canto, in London, as well as performing classical music across Southern Ontario. He has given vocal lessons to numerous known musicians, including Mercedes Lander of the heavy metal band Kittie who also hail from London. BRIAN VOLLMER: TEACHING THE BEL CANTO TECHNIQUE www.brianvollmer.com Tired of getting sore throats when you sing? Wanna improve your range, control, tone, and extend your range? Learn a technique based on SCIENCE. I studied from Ed Johnson for over 30 years and have taught the Bel Canto technique since 1988. Some of my students include: 1.Tim Hicks (Canadian country star with several Top 10 hits) 2.Morgan and Mercedes Lander of KITTIE (Canada’s top female metal band, which has toured the world and sold over 1,000,000 albums) 3.Sarah Smith (London’s premiere female vocalist, songwriter, and performer) …and many more local singers from amateur to professional. Brian Vollmer has been the lead singer for the Canadian rock/metal act HELIX for 42 years: Www.planethelix.com For information and prices: Ph: 519 452 0565 Email: bvollm0656@rogers.com Lessons strictly one on one. Students must be 16 or older.

Greigg Fraser

Greigg Fraser is a guitarist/ songwriter from London Ontario Canada. His career has covered a number of aspects over the years including performing, session work, music instruction, producing, arranging, television work and composing. Greigg initiated a solo career concentrating on original instrumental guitar music which led to the release of his first album "Making Waves.” His debut album enjoyed strong support, air play and rave reviews not only on campus, rock and CBC stations across Canada but also in the U.S.A. and Europe. Greigg is proudly endorsed by Warrior Guitars in Rossville GA, and an active member of Ariella recording artists/band "Howzat."

Indie Rocks

We are honored to be involved in this years 10th Anniversary Niagara Music Awards. We have been dubbed Ambassadors and will be doing our part to help ensure an amazing time with the amazing artists in the Niagara Region (Ontario Canada) We are kicking off the concerts this year in May bringing Eye Steal ( from Toronto) and Cyphier (from London) We are still working on this concert to ensure it is kicked off with a BANG! We are now getting involved with promotion packages! If you would like us to promote your shows and help build crowds contact us indierocks1@outlook.com Let's see what works for you and lets get things rolling NOW! We are working to make sure 2017 is THE YEAR for the scene. As are many other sites who share the same love for the independent musicians. There are tons of internet stations waiting for more music, many services waiting to sign more artists up for great things, and so much more. Here at indie-rocks.ca we have many many ideas in the air as we speak which will become reality this year. We encourage you to stop by the site, take your time looking through it and start sending your music/bio's and more to those waiting to help! Nothing lands in the lap of an Independent artist, we work, we work hard and we build our dreams through our passion and love of music. It's time to take that and share it with the world.

Tee Hand Crafted Drum Sets

Drum Shell design and build, supplying to custom drum companies and DIY drum builders across the World (from a snare drum to a full kit). Specialising in ply shells to include Birch, Maple, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut and any combination of these materials. If you are looking to build a custom snare drum or a complete kit and would like more information, please email me to talk through your requirements (fittings also available to complete your project). alan@alantocknell-drums.com

All Star Cuts

All Star Cuts is full service Hair Salon that caters to everyone! We have a sports themed environment with TV's at every station. Our service is top notch and our staff is highly trained. Come in today to get your MVP treatment!!

IndieTunz

Indie Tunz is the home of All Indie Music Tv. We are a Full Service Record Label servicing all of your Production, Marketing Promotion and Distribution Needs

The London Vocal Studio

NEW INTRODUCTORY RATE FOR NEW STUDENTS! FIRST LESSON IS FREE! IMPROVE YOUR VOICE RIGHT NOW! The London Vocal Studio is dedicated to providing the best in modern vocal technique. What do I mean by modern vocal technique? Anything but OPERA! Yes, this is not a place where you will learn to sing like Pavarotti, but if you are interested in learning how to sing rock, metal, blues, jazz, contemporary or pop, then I have techniques that will help you. I have spent years developing my voice and style into what it is today, and I would love the opportunity to help you unleash your inner voice and become the best vocalist you can be. So what are the benefits of taking vocal lessons and what vocal lessons are not THE BENEFITS OF TAKING VOCALS LESSONS! - Increase range - Reduce strain and tension - Correct breathing habits - Improve vocal coordination - Develop healthy vocal habits - Increase resonance in the voice - Eliminate vocal damage - Correct warm up and warm down techniques - Allow you to truly sing in the style that YOU want to sing in - Overcoming stage fright - How to use a microphone correctly - What is truly takes TO BECOME THE BEST VOCALIST YOU CAN BE! WHAT VOCAL LESSONS ARE NOT! - Tell you what style you should sing in and what style is best for you. It is up to you, the vocalist to decide what style you want to sing in - Make you a superstar overnight. Developing the voice takes time and effort. All the singers you admire and look up to spent years developing their instrument - A “quickfix,” to a major vocal issue you might be experiencing. This could be anything from breathing issues, to straining when going for high notes. Even though one lesson with me can correct problems there is almost always much more going on than one specific thing. So whatever your issue may be, whether you are straining to hit high notes, want to play in a band, or are just starting out, I have some the of best modern techniques to improve your voice and allow you to be able to sing the way you have always wanted. IMPROVE YOUR VOICE RIGHT NOW!

Jack Richarsdon Music Awards

Planning had been in place well before the first gala as the volunteer group steering The Jacks brought along oversight of two honours handed out previously as the London Music Awards (2002, 2003). After awards founder, Mario Circelli, was given the good graces of legendary Canadian producer, Jack Richardson, the name was then changed to Jack Richardson London Music Awards. Jack was honoured to lend his name as his philosophy about nurturing Canadian talent, which was mirrored by the goals of the awards program and the mission of the not-for-profit organization. Jack Richardson was the first Hall of Fame inductee under the new banner in 2004, recognizing the long-time Londoner and legendary producer for his role in encouraging excellence in the local music scene and advocating for education in the field as a Fanshawe College professor. Excellence and education remain key goals for The Jacks as the awards continue to honour his name after his passing (1929-2011). One of his last major public appearances was at the 2011 Jacks gala at the London Music Hall when Richardson was saluted with a standing ovation and fans and friends lined up to chat with him at the gala’s finale. The Jacks continue to oversee Hall of Fame inductions. Guy Lombardo, Garth Hudson (The Band), The Amabile Choirs of London, metal stars Kittie, Orchestra London, dance band leaders Alf Tibbs and Johnny Downs and musician, bandleader and educator Phil Murphy are among those following Richardson under the JRLMA banner. Memorable moments included 1970s’ rock band Thundermug reuniting for the 2006 ceremony and Canada’s Country Gentleman Tommy Hunter accepting an on-stage honour at his farewell concert at the RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens (then the John Labatt Centre) in 2012. They join previous inductees in the “virtual” hall on this website and in our physical Hall of Fame on Dundas, thanks to the generosity of the Manuel family. Like the Hall of Fame inductions, the JRLMA Lifetime Achievement award is determined each year by the JRLMA Board of Directors. That award is handed out at the gala with recipients including world renowned drummer Graham Lear, jazz pianist John Noubarian, London Kiwanis Music fest organizer and administrator Charlotte Cleland, who is also a piano teacher, and Canadian choral leader John Barron. Live performances at The Jacks have brought scores of London musicians to the gala stage. Among them; Juno-award-winning hip-hop artist Shad, singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, and rock band Hue with guest violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown (before they found new bases in Canada or even the U.S). The musicians are paid for the performances through the support of generous sponsors who back the not-for-profit JRLMA. The educational component of The Jacks (Sound Check for Success – Career Development seminars) has flourished with free seminars being part of each year’s event. The free career development day has had top London producers and engineers, performers and contributors sharing their expertise with emerging and established artists. In another project encouraged by Jack Richardson, youth category winners are judged at “Jack’s Battle of the High School Bands” held at various venues. Our founding chair Mario Circelli, also a co-founder of the London Music Awards, was the first awards leader, as he helped the JRLMA evolve. John b. Young was a co-chair along with Circelli before taking the helm. The 2013 edition of The Jacks was lead by chair Grant Stein. The Jack Richardson London Music Awards is a not-for-profit Board of Director driven organization. The program relies on volunteers from the London community to plan, produce and execute the various events surrounding the Awards gala. Since it’s beginning, some 200 volunteers have donated their time, skills and music passion to make the JRLMA a success. The initial vision was to one day hold a week-long celebration of London music and a brick-and-mortar music hall of fame. On November 12, 2016 the Jack Richardson Music Hall of Fame officially opened to the public at 182 Dundas Street, downtown London with a special concert featuring Garth Hudson of The Band, Priscilla Wright and Denise Pelley. London Mayor Matt Brown along with Garth Hudson, Mike Manuel (JRLMA supporter and philanthropist), local dignitaries and Jack Richardson’s children (Brook, Garth, and Kelly) took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. In 2017 the organization launched the inaugural Jack Richardson London Music week (JRLMW). The JRLMA is proud to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for our events is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendt, Attawandaron and Lenape Indigenous peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, including Treaty 6, the London Township Treaty.