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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.

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.

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.

Forest City London Music Awards

Our organization has developed over the years with vision, courage, and incredible community support. With a dedicated team of volunteers, Board of Directors and Steering Committee, we continue to be inspired and excited by the talent in London and region. We celebrate our music legends, devoted bands, emerging artists, and the creators behind the scenes of our local music industry itself. Thank you for providing the soundtrack to our city.
The Jack Richardson Music Awards were first handed out in 2005. Jack was honoured to lend his name and 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.
Leadership of The Jacks was the role of founding chair Mario Circelli, also a co-founder of the London Music Awards before he helped create the JRMA.
The Awards Gala is a great big party, recognizing local talent as nominated and voted on by the public in many genres, including categories for Contributor, Fan Favourite, Producer/Engineer and Music Video of the Year. Live performances at the event have brought scores of London area musicians to the gala stage. Among them were such London-tied artists as punk rockers Sheep Look Up, honky-tonk heroes The Rizdales, Juno-winning hip-hop artist Shad, singer-songwriter Basia Bulat and rock band Hue with guest violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown. The musicians are paid for their performances through the support of generous sponsors.
The educational component of The Jacks has flourished with free seminars being part of each year’s event. We’ve had top producers and engineers, performers and off-stage contributors sharing their expertise with emerging and established artists, seeing everything from an assessment of a recording to booking tips. In another project encouraged by Jack Richardson, youth award winners are determined at the dynamic Highschool Battle of the Bands with meaningful opportunities awarded.
On November 12, 2016 the Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame officially opened to the public at 182 Dundas Street (former Nash Jewellers location) with a special concert featuring Garth Hudson of The Band, Priscilla Wright and Denise Pelley. The physical location for the Hall of Fame was an original goal, along with holding a week-long celebration of local music. In 2017 the organization launched the inaugural London Music Week, bringing together all of these special events and many performances highlighting local artists and venues.
Evolving further, in the summer of 2018 our not-for-profit organization decided to go back to its roots and cease the use of the Richardson name in order to better represent the music community of London and area. The goals to Preserve, Celebrate, Encourage and Support will always be pillars of our organization.
Moving forward as the Forest City London Music Awards, we are grateful for the support of our community as we work together to recognize London’s musicians and music industry, fostering excellence and education, and nurturing the music yet to come.

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!

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.

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.

London Arts Council

The London Arts Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life & creative vitality of London, Ontario. ​ We work with public, private, and community partners to build and sustain Londoners’ involvement in all artistic disciplines and to provide paid opportunities for professional artists to create and deliver artworks. We also provide resources and services for the London arts community, London residents, and visitors to our city, including administrating municipal arts funding, assisting the development of artists and arts organizations, and advocating for the arts.

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!

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

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.

Tourism London

Working with partners, Tourism London facilitates the development and marketing of London's tourism and hospitality industry and economic well-being. The member-inclusive benefit package provides one of the best values in the industry today.