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9 more standouts from Searchlight 2016: Port Cities, Maje, Ainsley Elisa, FWLR / KINLEY, more

Jesse Kinos-Goodin


April 12, 2016


The first round of Searchlight 2016 closes April 20th, and already we've been overwhelmed by the quality and variety of contestants this year. We've been highlighting Round 1 acts from across the country each week in this space. This week: Calgary pianist Shafa, Toronto's classically-trained Jessica Leung, busker extraordinaire David Morin, Montreal septet Eager Dance, Ainsley Elisa, a 15-year-old from Edmonton, Waiting for Winter out of Ottawa, Halifax rapper Maje, Cape Breton super group Port Cities and electronic duo FWLR / KINLEY, out of P.E.I.

Click the video below for more, and don't forget to vote for your favourites for a chance to win a guitar and amp prize pack from Yamaha Music Canada. Go to to discover your next favourite band.