Rank #1: Dancer Cynthia Davila Talks Rhythm Nation 30!
This week on The Kelly Alexander Show we continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation album and tour by speaking to the people who played an important role in its success. We're very happy to chat with dancer Cynthia Davila who was a member of the janet. era tour and helped maintain the legacy that is "Rhythm Nation." Our music editor Sharon Hyland drops by chatting about Tyler Perry's new studios in Atlanta and what that means for the entertainment industry and country music artist Matt Lang is here to discuss his new single "Water Down The Whiskey." Thank you for listening!
Oct 10 2019
Rank #2: Choreographer Anthony Thomas Talks Rhythm Nation 30!
This week on The Kelly Alexander Show we continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation album and tour and we'll be speaking to award-winning choreographer Anthony Thomas. Anthony talks about some never heard before stories from the set of the Rhythm Nation project and what he wants people to know most about Janet Jackson. We also chat with our music editor Sharon Hyland about the rise of superstar artist Lizzo whose career has exploded this year. Thank you for listening!
Oct 03 2019
Rank #3: Choreographer Tina Landon Talks Rhythm Nation 30!
We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation album and tour so we're speaking to award-winning choreographer Tina Landon who played an important role in the music videos and world tour. We have some new music to check out from Tiesto, Louis Tomlinson and Celine Dion. We also speak with electro-pop group Featurette about their new song "Don't Know Me Without You" and where they're headed next in the music industry. Thank you for listening!
Sep 26 2019
Rank #4: Esthero Taking A Stand Against Streaming!
Joining us on the show this week Canadian singer-songwriter Esthero talking about the struggle artists are facing to be paid properly when it comes to streaming income. We speak with Montreal-based singer-songwriter Ada Lea talking about her latest album "What We Say In Private." Our music editor Sharon Hyland stops by to discuss the power of Alex Trebek and we have some new music to check out from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and Green Day. Thank you for listening!
Sep 19 2019
Rank #5: Crystal Waters is United in Dance!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is legendary dance artist Crystal Waters talking about her latest single "United In Dance" and performing on BET's Black Girls Rock special. Toronto-based recording artist Taylor Knox drops by to chat about his new album called "Here Tonight, our music editor Sharon Hyland and Kelly discuss where does Britney Spears go from here and we have new music for you from Alessia Cara, Classified and Camila Cabello. Thank you for listening!
Sep 12 2019
Rank #6: Sheila E. and Karen Steele March To Their Own Beat!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is legendary artist, percussionist and performer Sheila E. talking about her career and what it was like being a part of Prince's inner circle. We also welcome the program director of Toronto's Virgin Radio, Karen Steele talking about her journey in broadcasting and how to stay on top of the game because the world of media continues to change and evolve so quickly. As always we've got some new music for you to check out, this week we'll hear from Normani, Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus. Thank you for listening!
Aug 21 2019
Rank #7: Carly Heffernan's "She The People!"
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is award-winning writer, actor and director Carly Heffernan talking about her latest project called "She The People" that she's bringing to Montreal's Just For Laughs festival. We also welcome Tim Chaisson, lead singer of the East-coast Celtic band The East Pointers chatting about their career and latest release called "Wintergreen." Our music editor Sharon Hyland stops by to discuss Nicki Minaj's socially conscious decision regarding performing in Saudi Arabia and we hear new music from Genevieve Fisher, Brandy & Daniel Caesar and Ed Sheeran. Thank you for listening!
Jul 11 2019
Rank #8: Trombonist Audrey Ochoa's "Afterthought"
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is trombonist Audrey Ochoa talking about her album "Afterthought" and why she loves covering pop music like songs from Rihanna. We also speak with Montreal based jazz artist Laura Anglade about her debut album "I've Got Just About Everything," and how she's managing to pursue her goals in such a challenging industry. Our music editor Sharon Hyland is here to discuss Taylor Swift's latest music industry feud and we hear new music from Whitney Houston, Evie Irie and Ellie Goulding. Thank you for listening!
Jul 04 2019
Rank #9: Justin Rutledge's "Passages"
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge who has just released his new album called "Passages." We also welcome classical and jazz pianist Matt Herskowitz talking about his new album "Mirror Image." We chat with our blogger Jeffrey Davies about some music that you should check out this summer and we also review some tunes from Lukas Nelson, Madonna and Taylor Swift. Thank you for listening!
Jun 19 2019
Rank #10: Daniel Wesley's Beach Music!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is British Columbia recording artist Daniel Wesley talking about his new EP called "Beach Music." We also welcome actor, director, singer and performer Will Bowes to the program chatting about his new single called "Runway Lights" and how he manages to balance both his singing and acting careers. Our music editor Sharon Hyland pops by so we can discuss the relevance of Las Vegas residencies and we showcase some new music from Mika, Jim Cuddy and Mark Ronson & Camila Cabello. Thank you for listening!
Jun 06 2019
Rank #11: MC Mario on the Business of Spinning Tunes!
With us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is legendary Canadian DJ and producer MC Mario who has just released a new single called "Breakaway" and has a new compilation album coming soon. We speak to Toronto singer-songwriter Lydia Persaud about her new album "Let Me Show You" and we showcase some new music from Ally Brooke, James Arthur and Tyler Shaw. Thank you for listening!
May 29 2019
Rank #12: The Heels Are Making Waves!
On The Kelly Alexander Show this week is an amazing trio of young ladies known as The Heels. They've recently released a socially conscious song called "Holy Coast" and we can't wait to chat to them all about it. Canadian Musician Magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and we're joined by its founder Jim Norris to discuss its past, present and future, not to mention the current state of the music industry. Our music editor Sharon Hyland returns talking about Taylor Swift's new song "Me!" and we also have new music to review from Taylor Swift, Sonreal and P!nk. Thank you for listening!
May 02 2019
Rank #13: Scott Helman's Hang Ups!
On The Kelly Alexander Show this week is Anne T. Donahue a writer who delves into music, fashion, movies/TV and feminism and recently released her first book entitled "Nobody Cares." We catch up with Toronto's own Scott Helman who's been having incredible success with his single "Hang Ups," and of course we review some new music for you, this week it's Ariana Grande, Avicii and Ellie Goulding. Thank you for listening!
Apr 18 2019
Rank #14: Emmy Award-Winning Actress Jess Walton!
On The Kelly Alexander Show this week we welcome Emmy Award-winning actress Jess Walton from The Young and the Restless chatting about her amazing career in Hollywood and what it has been like being on the number one rated daytime drama since 1987 portraying the fabulous character of Jill Foster Abbott. Joining us as well this week is Canadian pop rock band Marianas Trench who have released their album "Phantoms" and have much to discuss about the project, life on the road and how they have managed to stay together for so long. We also review new music for you from Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Khalid. Thank you for listening!
Apr 11 2019
Rank #15: The Launch's Cassiopeia is Better!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is a young artist from British Columbia by the name of Cassiopeia who recently appeared on the hit CTV show called "The Launch." Her debut single "Better" which was written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder has been doing amazingly well across the country. We also welcome another artist from BC, Andrew Allen who has started a new side project called Via Barcelonia that taps into a more joyful side of music with world rhythms. We've got new music for you as well from Fitz and The Tantrums, Lauv & Troye Sivan and Suzie McNeil. Thank you for listening!
Mar 28 2019
Rank #16: New Music from KROWNS and FM Berlin!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is alt-pop band KROWNS talking about their new EP called "Fake It." We're joined as well by New Brunswick-based alternative rock band FM Berlin who have a lot of tour dates on the way in support of their latest release. And of course, some new music for you to check out, this week we hear tunes from Sigrid, Marshmello and Carolina East. Thank you for listening!
Mar 20 2019
Rank #17: Alternative Soul Singer Nuela Charles!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is Edmonton-based recording artist Nuela Charles who is nominated for a Juno Award in the adult contemporary album of the year category at this year's ceremony. Rising young artist Cassidy Mackenzie pops by to chat about her debut single called "Wish," and we bring you new music from Meghan Trainor, the Jonas Brothers and H.E.R. Thank you for listening!
Mar 07 2019
Rank #18: Victoria Duffield Releases Day Won!
Joining us on The Kelly Alexander Show this week is pop recording artist Victoria Duffield who hails from British Columbia but is now calling Toronto home. Victoria has just released her new album called "Day Won" and is here to talk about the ride she's been on now that she is an independent artist. Up next is rising Toronto singer Reina who is launching herself into the world of music with a strong single called, "Saving Grace." We've also got new music for you to check out from James Bay, P!nk and Mabel, thank you for listening!
Feb 28 2019
Rank #19: Missy Elliott Celebrates Janet Jackson's Induction into the Rock Hall!
The Kelly Alexander Show is very happy to continue our special series celebrating Janet Jackson’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by speaking to Grammy award-winning recording artist Missy Elliott! Missy and Janet have been friends for many years, have collaborated on several songs together and have nothing but love for one another so we are very happy to hear from Missy about why Janet is so deserving of being inducted into the Rock Hall. We also welcome Los Angeles-based writer Erin La Rosa discussing the current state of the "Me Too" movement and what to expect at this year's Academy Awards. Thank you for listening!
Feb 21 2019
Rank #20: Jimmy Jam Talks Janet Jackson's Induction into the Rock Hall!
The Kelly Alexander Show is very happy to continue our special series celebrating Janet Jackson’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by speaking to Grammy award-winning music producer Jimmy Jam. Jimmy has known Janet for decades and started working with her in the mid-80s on her chart-topping album "Control," their creative partnership continues to this day and we can't wait to delve into Jimmy's thoughts as to why Janet is so deserving of being inducted into the Rock Hall. Thank you for listening!
Feb 14 2019