Finalists for Music Business 101 2014

This program just keeps growing. There is tons of talent out there and we'd like to thank everyone that submitted to be a part of this. The plan was to announce 12 finalists but we had such a hard time narrowing it down we decided on 14 entries this year. The first meeting will be this Sunday Nov 23rd 2pm at Tractorgrease Studio. This will be an orientation and songwriting workshop with Ridley Bent and Dustin Bentall

http://www.ridleybent.ca/wildcard/

http://dustinbentall.com

So here's the list :

Kyle Schick
Ted Kim "Dear Father"
Matt Lowen
Franklyn Currie
Christian Janzen
Trevor Blaak
John Welsh
Michael Alleckna
Damo O'Brien
Lakeisha Hewitt
Jeffrey Nordstrom
Connor Brooks
Dion Weisbrod
Bob Gauvin "West of Memphis"

All of these performers will get a free live performance video from Tractorgrease Studio, a series of workshops and a chance to win a studio package for "Best Performance" and "Best Song" as voted on by our panel.

Music Business 101 is Back

89.5 The Drive and Tractorgrease Studio have a new version of Music Business 101 for 2014. It's all about the Singer-Songwriters this year. Submissions will be accepted until Nov 15th and 12 of the finest will get a free live video recorded at Tractorgrease Studio. 2 awards of additional studio time will be handed out to the Best Performance and Best Song.

Our first songwriting workshop with Canadian Music Star Ridley Bent and Dustin Bentall will be Nov 23rd

All 12 participants will play a songwriter concert series at the new Tractorgrease Cafe

Like all of our Music 101 Seminars all participants will get coaching on the business side of things from Industry pros.

Lots of great stuff in the works for 2014-15

Here's the link to sign up

http://www.895thedrive.com/2014/10/15/music-business-101-3/

Tractorgrease Cafe Now Open

Our Cafe on Chilliwack Lake Rd is now open and we've got some live music on the weekends. Every Friday at 7PM is Acoustic Open Mic. Our menu includes everyone's favourite breakfast items and a great selection of healthy wraps, salads and burgers.

Hours for the Winter are:

Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 9:30pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm Saturday events go from 7pm - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm
Monday 8am - 3pm
Tuesday and Wednesday we're closed

Our special event Saturdays will include a meal and entertainment.

Oct 4th Rockland Moran is playing - DInner and Entertainment for $20 a ticket

Check him out here

Southside Rocks the River

This exciting Tractorgrease concert series starts Aug 14th, Aug 21st and 28th in the field adjacent to the Vedder Bridge and Rotary Trail. Some of Chilliwack's finest talent will be on hand at the free concert. We're looking for volunteers to help make this an awesome event.

Contact Jeff at tractorgrease@gmail.com or phone 604 858 3814 for details

https://www.facebook.com/events/545020602270539/

Aug 14th line up

Gerald Charlie
Matt Lowen
Full Tilt
Maggpie
Michael Alleckna
Dear Father

Franklyn Currie live at Tractorgrease

Franklyn Currie won 3 live videos at Tractorgrease Studio as part of the 89.5 The Drive sponsored Music Business 101.

Contact Jeff Bonner at tractorgrease@gmail.com to get info on this years version. All accepted bands get 1 free live video.