BC PPP Top 12 Play Khatsahlano Festival July 11th

On July 11th join us at the Khastahlano Street Party the The PEAK Performance Project BC and 102.7 The PEAK take over the corner of 4th and Balsam to bring you a day of awesome Music from the BC Top 12 Artists! Make sure to stop by and support your favourites, discover some new music and get your FREE download of the BC Top 12 songs!


12:15 – Mike Edel

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1:00 – Find The Others

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1:45 – Bed Of Stars

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2:30 – Windmills

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3:15 – JP Maurice

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4:00 – Chersea

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4:45 – Jesse Roper

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5:30 – Mindil Beach

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6:15 – Joy District

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7:00 – Smash Boom Pow

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7:45 – Van Damsel

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8:30 – Little India

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For more info about the BC Top 12 visit bc.peakperformanceproject.com


About Khatsahlano Street Party
The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year’s festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and new this year, licensed outdoor beer gardens!


BC PPP 2015 Top 12 Artists!

Yesterda at 8:15pm PST, the BC Year 7 Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists were announced live on air at 102.7 The PEAK in front of an anxious crowd at Fortune Sound Club. The chosen artists will be joining the Alberta PEAK Performance Project Top 12 at the coveted PEAK Performance Project boot camp in Princeton, British Columbia later this summer.

The BC Top 12 artists in no particular order are:

• Little India – Langley
• Chersea – Port Coquitlam
• Smash Boom Pow – Vancouver
• Jesse Roper – Victoria
• Find the Others – Bowen Island
• Mindil Beach – Vancouver
• Bed of Stars – Abbotsford
• Mike Edel – Victoria
• Windmills – Vernon
• JP Maurice – Victoria
• Joy District – Comox Valley
• Van Damsel – Kamloops

The announcement of the BC Top 12 is also the celebrated kick off of the PEAK Performance Project Victory Tour showcasing Good For Grapes and The Wet Secrets, the champion bands of the 2014 BC and Alberta Projects. Their tour throughout BC and Alberta will wrap up at the PEAK Performance Project Alberta Top 12 announcement party on June 7th, at the Palomino in Calgary.

The BC Top 12 will be performing live at the 4th annual Khatsahlano Street Party Saturday July 11th, where links to free downloads of the artist’s songs will be available on site.

The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of BC’s and Alberta’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the BC and Alberta music industries and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. While the projects are run as separate programs in each province, there is an incredible opportunity to create bridges between BC and Alberta though the shared educational experience at the Rockridge Canyon Bootcamp. Top Prizes this year for the BC Project include a 102.7 thousand dollar top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 base camp award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.

The BC PEAK Performance Project, sponsored by Cariboo Brewing, is in year 7 of a seven-year, $5.29 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging B.C. artists annually. The project is administered by Music BC Industry Association and funded by 102.7 The PEAK through CRTC
approved Canadian Content Development Funding. Past winners have included We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge, Rykka and Good For Grapes.

For more information on The PEAK Performance Project Victory Tour visit:

For more information on Music BC, visit: www.musicbc.org

For more information on Khatsahlano Street Party visit : www.khatsahlano.com/

BC Top 12 Announcement Party

05-27_BCLaunchParty_posterOn Wednesday, May 27th, live at Fortune Sound Club, we’ll find out who made this year’s Top 12 for BC! Then we’ll celebrate with PPP 2014 champion bands Good For Grapes and The Wet Secrets!

Wednesday May 27th, 2015
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender
Doors at 7:30, Top 12 Announcement 8:15 SHARP!

Tickets Advance: $10.27 (+s/c)

Get tickets here!

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PPP Alumni at CMW 2015

bsc_7759410If you’re heading across the province to Toronto for Canadian Music Week, make sure to catch a PPP Alumni band in the mix.


David Newberry – Wednesday May 06 – The Cave – 11:00pm
Dominique Fricot – Friday May 08 – The Vault @ One King West – 8:40pm
Gay Nineties – Friday May 08 – The Rivoli – 12:00am
GOODWOOD ATOMS – Thursday May 07 – Magpie Taproom – 10:00pm
Jodi Pederson – Saturday May 09 – Handlebar – 8:00pm
Mike Edel – Thursday May 07 – Cameron House Back Room – 10:00pm
Rococode – Friday May 08 – The Rivoli – 11:00pm
Scenic Route to Alaska – Friday May 08 – The Dakota Tavern – 11:00pm
T. Nile – Wednesday May 06 – Cameron House Back Room – 9:00pm
The Boom Booms – Friday May 08 – The Rivoli – 1:00am
The River and The Road – Saturday May 09 – Horseshoe Tavern – 11:00pm
The Royal Foundry – May 06 – Handlebar – 9:00Pm | May 09 – The Paddock – 8:00pm
The Tourist Company – Thursday May 08 – Magpie Taproom – 11:00pm
The Wild Romantics – Thursday May 07 – The Cave – 8:00pm
Towers and Trees – Thursday May 07 – Cameron House Back Room – 11:00pm
The Lion The Bear The Fox – Wednesday May 06 -The Dakota Tavern – 1:00am
Van Damsel – Friday May 08 – The Cave


imageThe PEAK Performance Project “Victory Tour” will feature the winners of the 2014 BC and Alberta Projects, Good for Grapes and the Wet Secrets. The 2 champion bands will take their shows across both the provinces, staring off at the anticipated 7 year launch party of The PEAK Performance Project BC at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver and wrapping the tour with a bang at the launch and Top 12 Announcement party for Alberta’s 2015 PEAK Performance Project at the Palomino in Calgary.

The full tour dates are:

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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about applying for the PPP!

1. I’m a solo artist but I play with a band – should I apply as a solo artist or group?

If you are a solo artist you should apply as a solo artist. You will still be welcome to perform with a band at all the showcases, including bootcamp!

If you are a band, every member needs to sign the contracts, and be at every mandatory event and showcase. That is why a solo artist should not sign up their musicians unless they are a dedicated and consistant contributing member of the group!

2. What if I’m not available for the orientation day/3rd day of bootcamp/our drummer can’t miss work for bootcamp etc….

If you are selected to be in the top 12, you as an artist, or your entire band as a band, must be in attendance at all the mandatory events, no exceptions will be made. Those dates include: July 11th orientation and Khatsahlano showcase, and Bootcamp from Aug 27th-Sept 3rd.

3. What if I’m not available for all of the fall showcase dates?

It’s OK if you’re not available for all of them – we will ask the top 12 artists about any date conflicts with the 4 showcases and do our best to schedule around them. However, you must perform at one of the dates, and once it’s assigned no exceptions will be made.

4. One of our band members turns 19 in August, is it ok if we still enter?

Unfortunately, no – ALL band members must be 19 years of age by June 5th (the deadline to sign the participation contracts).

 5. Can my video have edits?

The audio from your video must be live, one take, with no edits. However, if you have multiple camera angles from that take, that’s fine. For more tips on your application materials click here!

6. I added my Bio to the DMDS site, and then it disappears. How do I fix this?

Use another program to do your word count in first like Microsoft Word, then copy and paste into DMDS making sure the word count size is met. If you are still experiencing issues, make sure your browser is up to date or try a different one. We found that Chrome is the fastest.




BC Applications Now Open!

Applications for the British Columbia PEAK Performance Project 2015 are now open!

The deadline to apply will be Friday April 24th, 5:00pm PST

For complete guidelines, timelines and contracts Click Here

For tips on building a strong application, Click Here


#PPP2015 Launches March 30th!

#PPP2015 Applications open Monday, March 30th and close Friday, April 24th!

Here is what you’ll need to get ready:

• A Live Video – The video must be a live performance, with no audio edits or lip syncing, but does not necessarily have to be in front of an audience, and may contain multiple angles… LIKE THIS or THIS

• 2 Original Professionally Recorded Songs  – When Choosing your songs, consider which are the strongest, which you get the best response from and could imagine hearing on The PEAK Vancouver or The PEAK Calgary?

• A Bio –  Biographies need to be short, but informative. If the artist does not have a big track record, then tell a compelling story about the artist.

 A Professional Photo – that does not mean that the artist needs to use a high price photographer, but should be the best possible reflection of the artist and their music.

• An Essay about why you want to be in the #PPP2015 – use this as an opportunity to explain to the jurors why you should be in the top 12!

For more examples, check out the PPPBC Alumni or PPPAB Alumni pages!

Rock on!