TBS Talent Search
2017 TALENT SEARCH SUBMISSIONS OPEN!
Submissions for the 2017 TBS Talent Search are now open! To submit your application, click “Submit Now” below.
Eligibility. The TBS Talent Search is open to emerging Canadian blues artists who have not appeared in the finals of the talent search in the past, who do not have national distribution and would be considered an “undiscovered” or “rising” artist by their peers. Applicants must reside in the province of Ontario and within 500 KM of Toronto.
Submission Fee. Submissions for the TBS Talent Search are FREE for TBS Charter Members. If you are not a TBS Charter Member, please ensure you have paid the $10 submission fee before you submit your application, payable via the TBS Store at http://torontobluessociety.com/store/.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact TBS GM Alice Sellwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-538-3885 / Toll Free: 1-866-871-9457.
Each year, the Toronto Blues Society searches for Canada’s undiscovered blues talent. Six finalists are selected to perform for a professional development package including festival gigs, mentorship meetings, studio time, graphic design and much more!
1995 – Maureen Brown and Big Hand
1996 – Robin Banks
1997 – Rockin’ Highliners
1998 – Jake & the Blue Midnights
1999 – Ronnie Douglas Blues Band
2000 – Scotty Doubt Band
2001 – Big Mark & the Blues Express
2003 – Dylan Wickens Band
2004 – Bharath & the Catfish
2005 – Wickens/Knight
2006 – The Undesirables
2007 – Douglas Watson R&B Revue
2009 – catl. (pictured)
2010 – The 24th Street Wailers (pictured)
2011 – Bradleyboy Mac Arthur (pictured)
2012 – Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils (pictured)
2013 – Sugar Brown (pictured)
2014 – The Conor Gains Band (pictured)
2015 – Michael Schatte (pictured)
2016 – Spencer MacKenzie Band