I got the chance to catch up with an old schoolmate of mine! Now singing his heart out in BC, Shaedan Hawes is working his way to make it big in the big bad world of music. He has a chance to get his name out there as he is in the top 100 in the CBC Searchlight Contest!
Here's our chat about the journey with the contest and his new track “Montreal.” (available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google play.)
A little about Shaedan.
Shaedan got his musical start while living and going to school here in Okotoks.
Shaedan currently lives in Kelowna, BC where he has continued to play his guitar and gain his confidence playing in the local coffee shops and park music festivals around the Okanagan area. He entered two music contests in Lake Country, BC and the second year placed third! He is a self-taught guitarist and vocalist. He is a graduate of the Foothills Composite High-school in 2013. (same year as myself)
A little about the contest!
The top 100 consists of the top 50 artists with the most votes and the remaining half are selected by a team of CBC music producers. The second round voting is underway now and closes at noon Pacific Time on March 7th with the 5 artists with the most votes advancing along with 5 artists as selected by CBC. The winner receives a weeklong master class in Toronto, a recording contract from Studio One in Calgary and a performance at the 2018 Juno’s in Vancouver.
Vote now www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight/5567
You can vote daily!