The City’s 3-1-1 customer service agents strive to answer calls as quickly as possible however, during peak times, customers may be required to hold for the next available agent. Callers to Mississauga’s 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Centre can enjoy an enhanced customer experience featuring a selection of music by local Mississauga artists.
If you ask singer-songwriter Mauve what she feels about creating music, she says it has the ability to take you to an altered reality. Mauve is a pop songstress who has an eclectic and playful sound that comes straight from her soul. Mauve transcends genres to bring you moving electro-pop tracks combined with RnB and acoustic production.
“Another Life” explores the emotional layers of nostalgia with heartfelt acoustic textures and imagination. It was produced by Juno-nominated and Polaris Prize nominated musician Jason Couse of The Darcys. This song was awarded a Mississauga Arts Council Microgrant where Mauve was able to partner with local Mississauga artist Matt Salisbury to make an animated music video for the song.
Learn more: https://mauve-music.com
MAYBE MAY might have a name that suggests neither here nor there, but this Mississauga trio are very much affirmed in their sound and style no matter the season. Demetrius, Rian and Vitaly draw listeners in by seamlessly blending heavy instrumentation with graceful melodies providing a rich tapestry for delivering messages of love, loss and betrayal.
MAYBE MAY is aiming to raise awareness about mental health using their song “Better” as the tool. Recently, the band lost a close friend to suicide. Inspired by this tragic loss, they penned this song about how we can all be better when it comes to our interactions with one another, as we never truly know what someone could be going through in their personal life. The group’s goal is to create dialogue, promote resources as well as spread the message of hope, surrounding suicide.
Learn more: http://www.maybemay.com
The Five and Tens are a one in a kind instrumental band fusing old and new R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, psychedelia, blues, country and jazz, named after the intersection in Mississauga known as the 5 and 10. They are the official studio band for the indie record label VR Recordings. These MARTY Award winners are known for playing explosive live funk break sets for breakdance battles to smooth laid back intimate sets around the GTA. The Five and Tens can be found performing in barbershops, community centers, farmer markets, local shops, skateparks, playing on the street to playing notable venues around the city. Known for supporting local shops, communities and venues in city.
Their track Corner has reached 120,403 streams on Spotify being their number 1 most played song. It was featured in many Spotify playlists including the popular playlist KHRUANGBIN VIBES VOL. 10 from Mol. Since then the song has been a fan favourite and people from around the world have been discovering the band through the song’s Spotify popularity.
Learn more: https://fiveandtens.bandcamp.com/
BOZIDAR’s playing ranges from classical precision through sunny flamenco to popular music with classical flair. BOZIDAR is an accomplished musician who has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. Guest artist performances include appearances with Mr. Showman Liberace, Sir Peter Ustinov, Oscar Peterson, Nana Mouskouri to name a few. BOZIDAR: Passionate Guitar!
“I call this composition <morning song> since I wrote it at dawn from 1AM to 4AM. It has a lot of arpeggio and tremolo techniques.”
Learn more: http://www.bozidar.com/
With a sound that seamlessly blends folk-rock and modern soul, there’s something for every music fan to love about singer/songwriter Matt Zaddy. A storyteller at heart, his music is filled with tales of live, love, hardship and redemption. As someone who has shared stages with a diverse array of artists including K’Naan, Francesco Yates, CanRock legends Tom Cochrane and Jim Cuddy, Matt Zaddy’s intention is to connect with as many listeners as possible, regardless of any genre restrictions.
“Little River is about a one of my favourite places in Canada. Two very good friends of mine retired in the Ottawa Valley on a plot of land they have on the Madawaska River. There is something special about this place. Everyone I know who goes there feels that when they arrive, the weight of the world is lifted off their shoulders. It’s a place of calm, of peace. Every time I visit I feel like I can truly relax, reflect, and get perspective on what’s really important in my life. I can only hope that most people have a place like this in their lives, and people as wonderful as my friends to share it with.”
Learn more: http://www.mattzaddy.com
Tennyson King is a nomadic indie folk musician from Hong Kong and Canada performing in Canada, Australia, and Asia. His 2022 album ‘Good Company’, produced by Juno nominee Ross Hayes Citrullo has been featured on CBC Radio, Sirius XM North Americana, Stingray Music, OMNI TV Mandarin & Cantonese, The RepresentASIAN Project, Exclaim!, and more. It has gained over 70K streams, with music videos over 90K YouTube views. Tennyson was nominated for the 2022 Solo Vocalist award at the MARTYS, won Songwriter of the Year at the 2022 Mississauga Music Awards and is nominated for the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards. In May 2021, he released his first Chinese single 生命的进度 and 自在 in support of Asian Heritage month and performed at the largest Asian music festival in the world ‘Joy Ruckus Club 4’. He strives to represent the Chinese community in his musical endeavors and aims to be an inspiration for young Asian musicians. Tennyson has captured audiences worldwide with his reverberant and earthy folk-rock blend, jovial personality, and intimately humorous lyrical storytelling. It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.
Share This Moment is the first track from the album Good Company. It was written during Tennyson’s tours and travels in Australia and Asia. It’s a song that inspires us to travel, explore ourselves as well as cultures, and to connect with others during beautiful moments we find ourselves in while adventuring. It features catchy vocal melodies and feel good guitar arrangements. It’s surely to put a smile on your face and encourage you to get out to nature.
Learn more: https://tennysonking.com
Essa Alexis is known for her unique vocal tone, often described as a silky caramel. Essa began her musical career singing classical music and opera. She was in two Canadian Opera Company productions, La Bohème and Tosca. Following her ventures in Opera, Essa found her love for neo-soul and jazz music after being influenced by the sounds of Sade and Peggy Lee. Essa recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance. She finds her voice within music and expresses it within her songs.
“The ethereal, smooth, and silky sound of ‘Garden’ transports listeners into a mental journey of trying to pursue inner bliss and alignment. Within the song, the poetic lyrics blossom, much like flowers in a garden, to reveal a sense of hope during a time of loneliness and mental turmoil. ‘Garden’ was written during the lockdown while in a state of confusion. I was about to graduate university and felt lost. Creating this song was the medicine I needed to feel better and to have hope in the future.”
Learn more: https://www.instagram.com/essa.alexis
Pop/Reggae sensation Reinford “Ras Penco” Woodburn originally hails from Riversdale, Jamaica and now resides in Mississauga, Canada. The vocally talented extraordinaire has been voicing soulful and conscious music globally for over 20 years. One of Ras Penco’s major hits “Thousand Miles Away” was #1 in Jamaica and Cayman, which resulted in the video being heavily rotated on BET & VH1 Soul. Since then, the artiste has been performing globally, from Tours in Japan, USA, Europe and most recently a Western Canada Tour in summer 2022. Ras Penco has performed at several high caliber shows like: “Best of the Best”-Miami, “Pon Di River”-California, “Reggae Sumfest”-Jamaica and “All Spice”-France, to name a few. The artiste is constantly working on new music and collaborations and is currently gearing up for his major performance at the renowned “Rebel Salute” show in Jamaica, January 2023.
“This masterpiece was written by Ras Penco himself and was inspired by a long distance relationship. It tells the story of an unbreakable love between a couple that reluctantly spends time apart, but love never falters.”
Learn more: https://www.instagram.com/realraspenco
Stephanie Braganza is a powerhouse vocalist whose performances helped her win a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Live Artist. The vocalist has performed in a wide array of settings throughout her career, including a private event at the Art Gallery of Ontario which was attended by former president George W. Bush, and at the MuchMusic Video Awards. An outspoken animal rights activist, her latest music video; “Chains of Silence” has won two 2017 Global Music awards for “Best Female Vocalist” and “Best Music Video,” and has received support from Tony Kanal (No Doubt) and PETA. In celebration of Canada’s South Asian Heritage Month in May 2017, Stephanie was listed in CBC Music’s top “10 South Asian–Canadian Artists You Need to Hear Right Now.” Another highlight in 2017 for Stephanie, was her participation in successfully breaking a Guinness World Record for the “World’s Longest Concert.”
Stephanie’s song “Shine,” off of her debut album is a song that was inspired by someone close to her that needed reminding that they are loved and important in this world. She hopes that by sharing this song with the world, that everyone who hears it also feels its message.
Learn more: https://stephaniebraganza.com
I’m an R&B Hip-Hop/Soul & Pop-Fusion singer- songwriter, recording artist, & producer with a philosophy of learning & growing, I have performed in many festivals & events. Additionally, since the release of TURMOIL, ZODIAC SIGNS, BUTTERFLIES my features include NEXT Magazine, Audiomack, CBC Music, BBC, Stingray Music & more. I am professional & prepared, with a fine eye & ears for detail. Strong & Articulate Vocals. My passion for poetry & lyricism has led me to my best creations, as a Topline/Lyricist.
“Initially, I wrote ‘Turmoil’ during a time when I was doing a lot of soul-searching, questioning why I always persevere? Self-awareness led to the courage to release it, the melody came from singing in the shower. Turmoil is a human experience, it ignites an empowering head-to-heart conversation.”
Learn more: https://www.wiseeyesentertainment.com/artists
“I’m a 21 year old producer from Mississauga. I produce underground hip-hop and dance music.”
“’Utopia’ is a beat inspired by video game music and vhs movies. It sounds like a hold music rap beat.”
Learn more: https://soundcloud.com/arboristworldwide
Evelyn Indargo is a classically trained pianist who currently resides and teaches in Mississauga. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from University of Music Freiburg, Germany and Master’s Degree in Piano from University of Southern California.
“The song ‘Para Ti’ is an original composition for piano, Para Ti in Spanish simply means For You. The song is dedicated to no one in particular, it is for everyone.”
Learn more: https://www.evelynindargo.com
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