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ABOUT TBS TALENT SEARCH


Talent Search Winner Archive Photos - Strip for Website with names V_02Each 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!

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.

 


PREVIOUS WINNERS


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

2002 – David Rotundo and the Blue Canadians

2003Dylan Wickens Band

2004 – Bharath & the Catfish

2005 – Wickens/Knight

2006The Undesirables

2007 – Douglas Watson R&B Revue

2009catl. (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 TALENT SEARCH SPONSORS


aurora winter blues festival logo Blues Summit 8 Ad crop   

   

Canterbury Music   Global Cafe - Derek Andrews

 Janine Stoll Media Logo   Screenshot 2016-03-24 14.35.07

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival 2   Sarah French Publicity