Excited to announce that I will be the Host for the 2021 OMA Nominee Announcement, proudly presented by the Durham Region Economic Development and Tourism (@durhamtourism@investdurham).

The 2021 OMA Nominee Announcement event will be a virtual broadcast available to watch on the OMAs’ YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11 am EST. Viewers can head over to the official Facebook event page for full updates, links, and exclusive sneak peaks before the announcement.

photo credit: Tracy Walker @tracywalkerphoto

So grateful for all of the support the kind folks at Eat North have shown to all of the new music so far! Check out the write up and save the playlist on Spotify to enjoy homegrown talent in the comfort of your home!

“Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, the ballad commands your attention from the get-go and leaves you hypnotized by Joy’s vocals paired with a cinematic and dramatic sound.” – Eat North

Back in early March, food blog Eat North gave me the opportunity to shout out a few of the local businesses I love so much in my hometown of Uxbridge, Ontario. Now that we are once again in a state of ‘lockdown’ in this province, I encourage you to support these businesses by ordering take out, or curb-side pick up during this challenging time. Our local establishments need us more than ever! Check out the write up here

A rare opportunity to play live music on the stunning garden patio at Banjo Cider in Uxbridge.

Local edition with Robyn Ottolini, Tania Joy, Beams, Small Sins, Morningside, and Judgement

February 16, 2021 By Will McGuirk

Here in the confines of Shwarawk City we are planning the Durham Region music awards, the OMAs. Lots to plan, lots to share, but for now lets take a listen to some tunes being put out by the very rad folks with roots in the Region. Robyn was among the 2020 OMA nominees and since then her star is rising rapidly. Great to see. Her fellow Uxbridge scenester Tania has a poignant take on a very personal issue and our old pals in Beams also get personal in these very individual times. Read more…