|Microforum Vinyl is proud to once again be the official vinyl manufacturing partner of Record Store Day Canada. We have been supporting independent music for years and are passionate about vinyl and it's resurgence which has enabled artists and labels to thrive.|
We've been pressing your favourite music on vinyl for years in all colours, shapes and sizes and we're excited to be able to offer this service for free to our competition winner for 2019.
We've received almost 100 entries coast-to-coast from all over Canada with the Winner of the 2019 RSDC UNSIGNED COMPETITION going to:
The Sun Harmonic!
Kaleb Hikele - Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Dave Skrtich - Drums, Vocals
Ian McLennan - Bass, Vocals
The Sun Harmonic is the creative outlet for Canadian musician Kaleb Hikele; an eclectic songwriter and adventurous recording artist who comes from the small town of St. Thomas, Canada. Classical-trained pianist first, folk/rock songsmith second, The Sun Harmonic started performing in 2009 as a solo artist and has been accompanied by opera singers, a chamber string orchestra, and today is backed by his rock and roll trio. With two new singles, A Heart So Heavy and In The Forest, released in Spring 2019, he's put to rest his first ten years as The Sun Harmonic with a vinyl release and Ontario tour to celebrate the next ten years.
After releasing a debut album in 2009 and then two more albums in 2010, Kaleb looked to his studio to produce indie albums, run a grassroots record label and create his own side projects for years. As time passed, Kaleb blossomed creatively with a songwriting project that revolved around the piano and the season of winter. He worked on writing, recording and creating the album for 8 winter years, and in 2017 debuted the album simply titled "Winter". It is a concept album, a double album, ranging from folk, rock, jazz to his classical roots. The next concept album is on the way, a folk record made across the country in studios from Vancouver to Halifax, this time only 5 years in the making. Coast To Coast is set to arrive mid to late 2020, following a new rock band EP also coming from the song and dance man.
The Sun Harmonic comes to life on stage with intimate solo performances on guitar & piano, or amplified with his live band to invite you to dance and sing along. With his life-spanning catalog of original songs at hand, he sings just like he wears his heart on his sleeve.
1st Runner Up:
Jon Raven Visser
2nd Runner Up: