There’s a new reality show in Canada that doesn’t involve crazy club-hoppers, people who think they can host a proper dinner party (but really can’t) or those who think they can be the next Canadian Idol. What it does have are indie musicians trying to catch their big break from the industry professionals who get to travel across the country searching for new talent.
The name of the game is From Far and Wide. Musicians apply online for a slot and then, if chosen, they will duke it out with three other competitors on an episode for each Canadian province. The winner of the episode will go onto a final battle of all the provinces for the opportunity to record an EP, while the runner-up will get a three song demo.
Check out the trailer for the first episode (Ontario), which features previously Dork Shelf-mentioned artists Hands & Teeth. You can even see them play live tomorrow in Toronto at Parts & Labour with Heartbeat Hotel ($5 / Doors at 10 / 19+)
Artists interested in applying should email firstname.lastname@example.org.