The Peak Performance Project 2012 Finalists Announced

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Continuing the fine tradition of mentoring and promoting the best independent musical talent BC has to offer, The Peak Performance Project, now in its fourth year, announced 20 finalists culled from 300+ applicants today, and we’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the following artists:

Dear Rouge (@DearRouge) – Vancouver
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer  (@harpaxe) – Nanaimo
Jordan Klassen (@JordanKlassen) – Vancouver
Redgy Blackout (@RedgyBlackout) – Vancouver
Georgia Murray (@georgia250)- Port McNeill
Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (@ttmo) – Victoria
Portage and Main (@portagemainband) – Vancouver
Mike Edel (@mikeedelmusic) – Victoria
Fields of Green (@fields_of_green) – Kelowna
Dominique Fricot (@DominiqueFricot) – Vancouver
Headwater (@headwaterband) – Vancouver
Ali Milner (@alimilner) – Whistler
The Gay Nineties (@gaynineties) – Vancouver
Beekeeper (@beekeeperband) – Vancouver
T. Nile (@tnile) – Galiano Island
The River and The Road (@therivertheroad) – Vancouver
Alexandria Maillot (@alexandriamaillot) – Vancouver Island
The Fugitives (@fugitivesmusic) – Vancouver
Facts  (@heartthefacts) – Vancouver
Maurice (@wearemaurice) – Victoria

The project, sponsored by 100.5 The Peak, Cariboo Brewing, Music BC and The Pattison Group, runs the 20 artists selected through an intensive one week ‘Boot Camp’ at Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, designed to highlight some of the key aspects of artist development and marketing, as well as providing the artists with some excellent collaborative and artistic opportunities. Following the camp, the participants move on to play a variety of showcase shows in Vancouver (held this year at the Red Room), followed by online voting, at which point the top 5 artists will be announced and move on to compete for the $225,000 in prize money up for grabs.

Congratulations again to the artists accepted from Vancity Buzz — make sure you follow your favorite artists on Twitter and Facebook as they’ll definitely need your help to move forward in this incredibly competitive field.

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