Check out the list below to see who you might know and come see them perform on Sunday, June 23 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. on the Red Barn Stage.
Remember: Gate admission is FREE from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.
2013 Starring You at The EX Performers
Amanda Cannon music is not only a passion but also her therapy. She has been singing for 10 years, and taught herself how to play guitar about a year and a half ago. She’s been writing for two years, and recording at studio 59, with her teacher Marc LaBossiere. He has helped her grow and develop significantly in the music world.
Alex Clark is eight years old. She loves to figure skate, doing so four days a week from September to May. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Rebecca Cooke is 18 and loves music, writing, watching live music and the company of friends and family. She just finished her first year at the University of Winnipeg and plans on getting her degree in creative writing. She loves performing and sharing music and writing songs is her way of dealing with the emotions that she would rather neglect. She hopes one day her music will help someone when they hear it as much as it helped her when she wrote it.
Diane Dizon is a 16 year old student at St.Boniface Diocesan High School. She has been singing since she was three and dancing since she was nine. Diane has participated in many competitions such as Faces West Model and Talent Search winning second place in TV Commercial and she was also the winner of 2012′s last Stars of Tomorrow competition. When Diane grows up, she would like to be an architect.
Rebecca Espenell studied piano for 8 years and taught herself to play guitar. She plays saxophone in her school band and is currently teaching herself to play violin.
Carmen Frost is 12-years-old and loves to craft, sing, play guitar, play on her iPod and hang out with friends. She is in the honour choir called Pembina Trails Voices and during her spare time she likes to watch TV, do homework and play outside. She also takes piano lessons.
Reynalyne Mae Gacilan is 15 and has been singing since she was three. She was grand champion at Talent Show Calgary in 2011, Filipino Got Talent 2009, Tuklas Talino 2008 and a finalist in Kidz Quest at The Red River Ex in 2008 and 2009. She has performed many times in the Philipines and Canada.
Kristina Gjergji has been singing since the age of two and has participated in the Manitoba Music Festival, The Next Star, Canada’s Got Talent as well as church, school and every chance she gets.
Branson “Goody” Gudmundson is a 15 year old singer, songwriter, producer and musician. He has been involved in music his whole life, playing piano at four and guitar at five. He has performed in many shows and will be playing guitar and singing a rap/hip song he wrote. He has a single on iTunes, a YouTube channel and website.
Rachonne Henry is a 10-year-old singer from Roseau River First Nation, Manitoba. He began singing as soon as he could hold a drum stick. When he’s not singing you can catch him playing baseball and hockey. He wants to encourage all young people with this message: “It takes hard work and practice to follow your dreams, so dream big and reach for the stars.”
Taylor Janzen has been performing since she was six-years-old. Three years ago she began vocal training at CMU in Winnipeg and has won numerous vocal competitions at her school and is part of the Choir, Junior Jazzs Vocal ensemble and her youth band as a vocalist.
Jane and Joyce Jugo are 17 and 15-years-old sisters. They both attend West Kildonan Collegiate. They have been singing since they were kids. They are both taking singing lessons with Joy Lazo – Jane for 11 years and Joyce for 10. They are also both in the Highlights Performing Group with Joy Lazo.
Mackenzie and Tate Kolton are a brother/sister duo who have been playing together for four years. They spent last summer busking at Riding Mountain Park and have performed at a variety of retirement homes throughout the winter. They both take voice lessons and Tate takes piano lessons. Mackenzie has also performed in four musical theatre productions and participated in the Winnipeg Music Festival. Together, they are beginning to work on writing and composing their own music.
Charlotte Kosc is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist. Her vocal stylings are a blend of pop, country and R&B. Charlotte won Tribute Magazines The Cool in You which included studio time, a photo shoot and a trip to Toronto. She is hoping to release an EP of her own songs in the near future.
Julie-Anne Letandre is from Little Saskatchewan, Manitoba and started singing, playing guitar and piano at an early age. She performs at local functions, weddings and has competed in various talent competitions such as Manitoba Star Attraction in Boissevain, Manitoba Country Idol and The NCI Jam in Winnipeg.
The Minority were formed in 2008 and since have evolved into an accomplished musical group performing regularly in Winnipeg. These 16 year olds feature Kasey Kurtz on guitar/piano, Matthew Granger on bass, Chris Doerksen on drums and Eric Chen on Violin/Saxophone. They enjoy several musical genres ranging from pop-punk, alterative and classic rock and are currently writing their own material to record in the near future.
Larysa Musick is a young, emerging artist. From poetry, to painting, to dance, to voice, to drama and music composition Larysa does not limit herself to one discipline in the arts. She has performed her original music at local restaurants, had her poetry published with the Poetry Institute of Canada and will be attending Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts come September.
Riley and Taylor Perreault live in Ste Anne. They are both self taught musicians and enjoy playing music in their backyard during the summer and rocking the basement in the winter. Their musical influences range from A to Z – Abba to Zepplin with heavier influences on the Beatles, Neil Young and various Country Artists.
Haviva Polevoi is 13 and half and currently in Grade 8. Music has always been her passion. She started singing in choir in Grade 3 and has continued ever since. She started to perform solo at the age of 10. Once a month at school she sings in the music at lunch program.
Nicole Rambaoa is 10-years-old and loves music and sports. Her favourite singers are Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Christine Aguillera. Her favourite sports are basketball, badminton and track and field.. She wants to follow her passion and become a professional singer when she grows up.
Luke Reimer is a rising country music artist from Steinbach. Only 19, his warm base voice reflects a personality just as deep. He began songwriting as a preteen and will release his first EP in early 2014. Last year he won the Steinbach Arts Council’s inaugural Battle of the Bands with the group 3rd Pew.
Kayley Ritchot has been singing since she could talk and has been playing guitar for five years. She started writing songs about three years ago and absolutely loves being on stage whether singing her own music, acting, or being in a musical.
Hannah Sagaral is a Grade 11 student at Sisler High School. She likes to sing and dance. She is a part of Sisler’s Most Wanted dance troupe and Sisler’s concert choir. She is very grateful to have such supportive parents.
Rosemarie Tamondong is 13-years-old. She enjoys singing, dancing and playing sports. She has performed on many occasions as well as taking part in various competitions. She was the Grand Prize Winner of last year’s Kidz Quest Junior Talent Search at the Red River Ex.
Hailey Witt is 15-years-old and performing is her passion and true love. She has been singing, dancing and acting from a young age and feels it’s time to take the next step. She likes all types of music from rock to opera and recently played Christine in Phantom of the Opera at Westwood Collegiate. She is also highly involved in sports, academics, volunteering and many arts programs including choir, drama and musical theatre.
Mikayla Zacharias is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter who is also self taught. She started writing when she was 14 and loves expressing herself through music. Her main influence is Taylor Swift and her style is country/pop. She was accepted into the young performers program at the Winnipeg Folk Festival last summer and had an amazing experience playing in front of a crowd and sharing her music.
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