BalconyTV Toronto

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BalconyTV Toronto Celebrates Their 2nd Birthday

(Brad Fillatre performs on BalconyTV Toronto)

Once upon a time in Dublin, Ireland, three friends decided to start filming bands on their apartment balcony. The videos were posted on line and soon they went viral. And so, in 2006, BalconyTV was born. Today, BalconyTV is produced in 25 cities around the world. Over 6,000 shows have been archived and have been viewed 25,000,000 times.
BalconyTV Toronto launched in October 2010, and has been filming at the Underground Garage with a view over busy King West ever since!
Known for featuring emerging artists, these mini music videos expose independent artists and bands to an international audience in an innovative and accessible way. Performances are stripped down, requiring a high level of musicianship. The comfortable and laid back interviews allow viewers to get to know the band, and the intimate balcony atmosphere give music lovers the feeling of being right there watching these artists.
BalconyTV is growing each and every day, and gaining recognition and praise as it develops. BalconyTV has won several awards including a Webby and a Lovie, and was recently featured in The Guardian and The Next Web.
Notable BalconyTV Toronto performances – Andy Brown, The Ascot Royals, Billy the Kid, Blue Fox (featuring members of Sweet Thing), Blue King Brown, Chris Koster, Christina Martin, Cuff the Duke, Dani Jean, Data Romance, Dean Lickyer, Dearly Beloved, The Elwins, Emma-Lee, Greg MacPherson, Harlan Pepper, Jane’s Party, Julie Doiron, Keith Rich & The Po’ Boys, Lazybones, Lindi Ortega, Maneli Jamal, Michou, Nat Wolff (of The Naked Brothers Band), Nightbox, The Paint Movement, Paper Lions, Peter Elkas, Run with the Kittens, San Sebastian, Sandman Viper Command, Sarah Blackwood, The Schomberg Fair, Serena Pryne & The Mandevilles, Sun Wizard, Teenage Kicks, Tiny Danza.
Artists that have performed on BalconyTV internationally – The Script, Mumford and Sons, The Quarrymen, The Maine, Jessi J, Thirsty Merc, Victor Wooten, Neon Trees, Joan As Police Women, Nouvelle Vague, I Am Giant, Aslan, The Mighty Stef, Joel Plaskett, Paul Brady, Brendan Benson, Hugo, Matisyahu, Ocean Colour Scene, Tommy Cash, Charlie Winston, Revolverheld, Deer Tick, Marit Larsen, Buzzcocks, Boyce Avenue, Joshua Radin, Dub FX, Secondhand Serenade, The Temper Trap, Maverick Sabre, Biffy Clyro, Dear Reader, Of Montreal, Xavier Rudd, Roots Manuva.
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What happens when you're a wordsy music aficionado who works for NXNE, CMW, HPX, Olio Music Festival, The JUNOs and Polaris Music Prize? You spend all of your free time blogging about it... Follow on Twitter if you're so inclined: @HearPlugged

Posted on December 16, 2011, in Sound Bites and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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