ARTISTS


Neon Dreams

Pop


Over the last couple of years, Halifax-based trio Neon Dreams have rapidly emerged as one of the brightest new stars on the Canadian music horizon. The success story they are writing has long and deep roots, however, for Frank Kadillac, Adrian Morris, and Matt Gats have been playing together in different configurations for the last nine years. The result is a tight-knit band with a strong personal and musical foundation, one destined to help Neon Dreams go a long way in the business.

Neon Dreams first made an impact on Canadian radio in 2016 with their breakout single "Marching Bands," featuring Kardinal Offishall. Recently certified gold, the smash hit brought Neon Dreams victory in the Best New Group or Solo Artist (Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) category at the 2017 Canadian Radio Music Awards in Toronto, during Canadian Music Week. The fact that the group beat out such prominent fellow nominees as Shaun Frank, Tory Lanez, and PArty Next Door in that category definitely placed Neon Dreams on the music industry radar.

Released in August 2016, Neon Dreams' seven-song EP To You continues to enjoy astonishing success. To date, it has received over 8 million streams on Spotify and sold over 10,000 units in Canada.

The band also has fans in high places. PM Justin Trudeau recently included "Confessions," the Neon Dreams and Quake Matthews collaboration, on his Spotify summer PM Mix playlist! Another Thumbs up has come from CBC Music, who recently placed Neon Dreams on their list of 25 Musicians Under 25 You Need To Know, alongside the likes of Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes.

The importance of the long personal and musical interaction of Frank, Matt and Adrian cannot be over-stressed. Frank notes that "we have spent more time with each other over the last 10 years than we have with our own families. This is our family. It is a very true and authentic chemistry you just don't get if you put three random dudes together in a room together and say 'go play.'

Further proof that the music industry has taken note of Neon Dreams' immense potential came when the group was named one of three winners in the 2016 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program. This is Canada’s premiere artist development initiative, and it is one that Neon Dreams quickly took full advantage of, excelling with multiple performances at JUNO Week in Ottawa in April 2017.

Making the band's commercial success to date even more noteworthy is the fact that it has been achieved in a strictly independent DIY manner. That is changing with Warner Music Canada coming on board by partnering with Corey LeRue's new record label and lending distribution and promotional support to upcoming Neon Dreams material.

The group's focus is now firmly set on Wolf, Princess & Me. Look for this compelling new record to further fuel the unfolding success story of the hugely talented Neon Dreams.

Showcases:

Fri 03

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom

12:00 AM - 12:45 AM

Neon Dreams

Pop

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers

Folk

Alana Yorke

Pop

ALERT THE MEDIC

Rock

Alycia Putnam

Celtic

Amy Brandon

Classical

Andre Pettipas and The Giants

Rock

Arsoniste

Pop

ASHELIN

Folk

Baseline

hip-hop

Beauts

Indie

Ben Caplan

Folk

Black Moor

Metal

CAMERON

Pop

Cameron Nickerson

Country

Carmel Mikol

Folk

Cassie and Maggie

Americana

Cassie Josephine & Gabriel Minnikin

Country

Ced Marty & Dave

Blues

Christina Martin

Americana

Christine Campbell

Rock

City Natives

Hip-Hop

Còig

Celtic

Corey Isenor

Folk

Crossed Wires

Pop-punk

Curtis Matheson

Blues

Cyndi Cain

Soul

Dave Sampson

Pop

David R. Elliott

Country

Dazor

Rock

Décota McNamara

Folk

Devarrow

Folk

DJ IV

Hip-Hop

Don Ross

Roots

Elijah Will

Pop

Emily Stuart

Soul

EPDMC

Hip-Hop

Eric Stephen Martin

Americana

Floodland

Rock

Gabrielle Papillon

Folk

Hello Delaware

Rock

Hillsburn

Rock

Ian Janes

Soul

Ian Sherwood

Folk

J-Bru

Hip-Hop

Jason Price

Country

Jay Mayne

Hip-Hop

Jessie Brown

Rock

Jody Upshaw

R&B

Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band

Blues

John Campbelljohn

Blues

Jordan Musycsyn

Folk

Jules Bangsworth

Electronic

Keonté Beals

R&B

Kilmore

Rock

Kim Harris

Pop

Kyle MacDonald

Celtic

LACEWOOD

Country

Laurenn Marchand

Pop

Leanne Hoffman

Pop

Like A Motorcycle

Punk-Rock

MAJE

Hip-Hop

Makayla Lynn

Country

Mary Beth Carty

Roots

Matt Minglewood

Rock

Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset

Rock

Mitchell Bailey

Hip-Hop

Mo Kenney

Rock

Mojo Martin

Blues

Natalie Lynn

Pop

Nicole Ariana

R&B

Nova Scotia Mass Choir

Gospel

Old Blood

Rock

One8tea

Hip-Hop

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Folk

Pretty Archie

Americana

Pretty Normal

indie

Quake Matthews

Hip-Hop

Quiet Parade

Indie

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Rock

Reeny Smith

R&B

Rose Cousins

Folk

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound

R&B

Ryan Willigar Band

Pop

SAMM

R&B

Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant

Celtic

Shannon Quinn

Celtic

Shevy Price

Hip-Hop

Shirley Jackson

Blues

Shreem

Celtic

Skratch Bastid

Electronic

Sleepshaker

Hardcore

Stewart Legere

Folk

Straight Fire Hip-hop Showcase

Hip-hop

T. Thomason

Rock

The Barrowdowns

Folk

The Brood

Rock

The Drug Rugs

Indie

The Mellotones

Rhythm & Blues

The Mike Bochoff Band

Pop

The Royal Volts

Rock

The Sanctified Brothers

Gospel

The Stanfields

Rock

The Tom Fun Orchestra

Alternative

The Town Heroes

Alternative

Thomas Stajcer

Country

Thrillah

Hip-Hop

Tyler Messick

Americana

Villages

Folk

Vogue Dots

Pop

Walrus

Rock

Wintersleep

Working Class Band

R&B