Holy Fuck explore a unique and propulsive vein of experimental rock‘n’roll electronica.
The Juno and Polaris-nominated band uses live instrumentation and miscellaneous instruments and non-instruments (including a 35 mm film synchronizer, toy keyboards and toy phaser guns) to achieve electronic sounding effects without the use of laptops or programmed backing tracks.
Their dynamic improvised live show has energized 100’s of thousands of people around the world and earned them an army of fans that includes Radiohead and Lou Reed.
Their most recent album is Latin.
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Emm Gryner is a mercurial presence on the music scene and a conjurer of bewitching imagery and addictive melodies.
With a decade’s worth of ferocious self-sufficiency as an independent artist, she’s released records on both sides of the Atlantic on her Dead Daisy label, and followed her muse. She’s backed David Bowie on tour, providing backing vocals, keyboards and clarinet, co-hosted the CBC Radio show, Under the Covers, with Danny Michel, and recently appeared in the movie One Week with Joshua Jackson.
Bono named Emm’s Almighty Love as one of the songs of the last 20 years that he wishes he had written! Emm performs Almighty Love on The Side Street Project in an exclusive collaboration with Holy Fuck and Buck 65.
Her album Gem & I is available from September 28, 2010.
Her most recent release is a “Best Of” collection.
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BUCK 65 (RICH TERFRY)
Buck 65 is in a class of his own.
A true eccentric – a Juno-winning, globe-spanning citizen of the world – he’s the purveyor of an eclectic hybrid of hiphop, folk, rock, and pop. Artist, rapper, turntablist, Buck is one of the most charismatic, engaging live performers around.
Releasing 17 albums to international critical acclaim, his latest include the EP 20 Odd Years Vol. 3 – Alberqueque, and a collaboration with Belgian producer Joëlle Phuong Minh Lê (of Greetings from Tuskan) under the name Bike for Three – their debut album is More Heart Than Brains.
As Rich Terfry he helms CBC’s Radio 2 DRIVE.
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Charles Officer studied visual art at Cambridge in the United Kingdom and communication design at the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Charles worked as a graphic designer and creative director before attending the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. His training continued at the Canadian Film Centre where Charles completed the Directors Lab in 2002. Since then, Charles has appeared in film, television and stage productions, notably starring in the Soulpepper production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun.
Named “10 to Watch” by Playback magazine in 2009, Charles was also the recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Emerging Artist Award that same year. His first feature documentary Mighty Jerome: The Greatest Comeback in Track & Field History was fully financed and produced by the NFB. The film was theatrically released across Canada in 2011, won four Leo Awards and nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012.
Recipient of a Special Jury Mention for the 2012 Don Haig Award, Charles has moved back to fiction for his third feature film, a contemporary noir, Torchbearer.