Carleton Stone band to take centre stage at Canadian Music Week
SYDNEY — Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel has earned the right to showcase at one of the country’s biggest annual music events.
The five-piece Cape Breton pop-rock group recently came out ahead of 14 other Nova Scotian acts in the Delta Hotels Battle to Canadian Music Week, presented by Molson Canadian. The battle was juried by industry professionals with bands judged on musicianship, stage presence, marketability and overall impact of performance. Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel won their preliminary round Feb. 2 and returned to Halifax the following week where they were declared competition winners, Feb. 9.
The event was presented through a partnership between Delta Hotels, Music Nova Scotia and The Seahorse Tavern, with the winner receiving a coveted showcase on the Music Nova Scotia Stage: Enter the Tiki, taking place as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ont. from March 1014. Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel will perform the 11:15 p.m. set on March 13.
The Music Nova Scotia Stage: Enter the Tiki is an industry and public showcase that draws the top international and national music industry professionals each year. The showcase takes place at the legendary Rivoli on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto. Past performers include Wintersleep, Matt Mays, Joel Plaskett, J.P. Cormier, In-Flight Safety, Tom Fun Orchestra, Jenn Grant, Dog Day, Alert The Medic, and Share.
As winners of the competition, Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel also received Canadian Music Week 2010 delegate passes, two nights hotel accommodations at the Delta Chelsea in downtown Toronto and travel assistance.