The seventh and final Peak Performance Project is now in the fan voting stage. The 12 finalists have gone through bootcamp, performed showcases and raised money for charitable organizations. Now it’s time for you to pick your favourite and help them possibly reach the final 3.
We’re not going to tell you which finalist to vote for specifically, but we in the Victoria Music Scene think you should highly consider the following finalists because of their ties to Victoria.
To cast your vote, CLICK HERE. Voting deadline is Friday October 23, 2015. The final 3 will be announced Thursday October 29, 2015.
Here’s who we think you should consider casting your vote for in no particular order:
Metchosin’s Jesse Roper has been a performing machine this year performing at festivals and opening for some major artists. His fanbase is a dedicated bunch. They recently flooded a Vancouver Canucks campaign to pick a goal scoring song for Radim Vrbata with votes for Jesse Roper’s Hurricane’s Eye. Unfortunately, while Fox Sports took notice, the Canucks ignored the masses. Jesse Roper winning The Peak would be some sweet revenge for the hockey team’s slight and would add to the momentum he has had over the past couple years.
Victoria’s Mike Edel is a Peak Performance Project vet, placing 5th in 2012. Since then he’s released his sophmore album ‘India, Seattle’ and grown a following in Western Canada and up and down the west coast of the United States.
Former Victoria based artist JP Maurice is another Peak Performance Project veteran. His former band Maurice participated in 2011 and he placed 4th in 2012. The fact he’s in the contest for a third time shows he still has the talent to be in the hung. With your help the third time could be the charm.
Mindil Beach spent their formative years in Victoria. They’re originally from the Sunshine coast and now are based in Vancouver. This is a local band that has their own environmental awareness program called The Jellyfish Project. A win for Mindil Beach could be a huge benefit to both the band and The Jellyfish Project. It would also be an amazing tribute to founding band member Daniel Kingsbury who passed away just weeks before the band was named as a Peak Performance Project finalist.
Smash Boom Pow
Smash Boom Pow was originally half based in Vancouver and half in Victoria Zane Coppard joined his brother moving to Vancouver You may recognize the Coppards from other Victoria bands. Ulysses was the lead singer of Johnny Tango and Zane is a former drummer of Isobel Trigger. Zane was also won a competition for fastest drummer in 2013 at Victoria Drum Fest. While the others we’ve highlighted have been around for 5+ years, Smash Boom Pow has only been a band since 2012. Voting for them is a chance to support a newer band on the rise.