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As you likely know, my debut EP dropped on February 23rd and my goodness… it’s been a rollercoaster ride since! The release party took place at Fionn MacCools in Saskatoon, and the turnout was incredible. I’m tellin’ ya… there is NO better feeling on earth than having a room full of people sing your songs with you. If you couldn’t make it, we missed you! Check out some live performance videos on my YouTube channel here to get caught up.
Now.. let’s chat about the album. Where do I start? Having something concrete to share with you all, that took years to pull together (I wrote some of these songs 8+ years ago), is surreal. Not only that, but the positive feedback and reinforcement you provided after releasing such a project into the world, made all the hard work and late nights even more worth it. I love, LOVE, every Snapchat, text, or video I get of you rocking out to “Girl Time” in your vehicle, “Last Call” playing on your local radio station, or your kid jamming to “It Don’t Have to Hurt” in their highchair. EVERY. SINGLE. MESSAGE re-ignites the fire to keep going and making more music for all of you. The “Thank-You’s” I have to offer will never be enough, but until I can think of something better…. THANK YOU!
Radio promotion has been a big focus over the last few months, as the title track off the album “Last Call” was released the same day as the album. Ma’ goodness have I put on some miles since! Here is a list of the stations I’ve visited, done interviews with, or performed for, etc. since the singles’ release.
Leduc 93.1 The One
Stony Plain 88.1FM The One
Vegreville Country 106.5
Grande Prairie Big County 93.1
Red Deer Real Country 95.5
Stettler Real Country 93.3
Brooks Real Country 105.7
Blairmore Real Country South West
Lloydminster Real Country
St. Paul Real Country 97.7
High River Sun Country
Whitecourt XM 105 FM
Peace River YL Country
Calgary Wild 95
Calgary Country 105FM
Saskatoon CJWW 600
Moose Jaw Country 100
What’s even more exciting? As of May 1st, 2018, “Last Call” was picked up by 23 stations across Canada!! 23 stations…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? (Side note: 23 is my favorite number, both my birthday and my sister’s birthdays are on the 23rd). Ok Gin, focus.
So yah.. one more time… 23 STATIONS!!! What does this mean for you? You can now call any of the stations in your local area and request “Last Call”…. And they’ll play it! And I’ll be thanking you from afar!
Leduc 93.1 The One (780) 769-9300
Stony Plain The One (587) 763-8812
Saskatoon The Bull (306) 938-2855
Moose Jaw Country 100.7 (306) 694-1007
Peace River YL Country (780) 624-3000
High Level YL Country (780) 926-4530
MacKenzie 103.5 CHMM (250) 997- 6277
Yorkton GX94 (306) 783 - 8622
Buffalo Narrows CIBN (306) 235-4215
La Ronge MBC (877) 425-4101
Dauphin CKDM Parklands Best (204) 638-7878
Brandon Country 91.5FM (204) 725-2525 or #880
Cochrane Ontario 104.7 FM (705) 272-4623
Little Current Great Lakes Country (only between noon and 1pm) (705) 368 - 1997
Lambton Shores The Eagle 107.7 (519) 786-3883
Liverpool, Nova Scotia 99.3 fm (902) 356 - 7227
Estevan CJ 1150 (877) 634-1150
Weyburn AM1190 (call or text) (306) 848-5000
Whitecourt XM 105FM (780) 778-8575
Kindersley Country 104.9FM (306) 463-2692
Melfort 105CJVR (306) 752-7500
Cape Breton 103.5FM (902) 270-5222
CBC Sirius XM Channel 171
Special shout out to the following stations that have added and/or featured ALL 3 OF MY SINGLES over the past year, “Sorry”, “Girl Time” & “Last Call”. Cal Gratton at 105 CJVR in Melfort, SK, JD McKenzie at 103.5 CHMM in MacKenzie, BC, Buffalo Narrows CIBN and La Ronge MBC in Saskatchewan, Great Lakes Country 103 & The Eagle 107.7 Lambton Shores in Ontario, The Qube 88.9FM in Sherbrooke & 89.9 & 93.1FM in Lourdes De Blanc Sablon in Quebec, 99.3FM QCRR Radio in Liverpool in Nova Scotia, and Julian Tuck at CBC Sirius XM Channel 171.
It took some time, but I am finally learning how this whole world of radio works, and I am so grateful for the support I’ve received thus far. As a reference, “Sorry” was picked up by 15 stations across Canada, and ”Girl Time” picked up by 14 stations including 4 feature plays. “Last Call” has reached #88 this week on the Published Mediabase charts and #82 on the Rolling charts, another accomplishment I am very proud of. Where are we going??? Just kidding… I won’t.
Thank you also to True North Country, and Belter Radio in the United Kingdom for featuring my music. Both of these online platforms aim to promote Independent musicians in the industry, and provide resources for connecting with fans and furthering the development of ones’ music career. Check them out and have a listen online during you next house cleaning spree or long drive
Now, for the REALLY fun stuff, this summer is ramping up with great performances all over Western Canada. May 6th I’ll be playing the Barett Nelson Memorial Music Festival For Mental Health Awareness in Radisson, SK. Along with a long list of talented performers, this event raises money for Mental Health awareness with all proceeds going to local mental health programs. July 17th – 19th I’ll perform at the Ag in Motion – Outdoor Tradeshow Hospitality Suite, and that weekend take the stage at the 2018 Ag Meet-Up in Dodsland, SK.
There are more exciting performance opportunities on deck that I’m not able to share with you just yet, but check out my new and improved website at www.ginellejamesmusic.com for more updates.
Thanks again for all your support, for taking the time to read through this, and for keeping me going! I’ll be honest, I’ve struggling to define my next steps after releasing the EP to the world, and focusing so heavily on its promotion. To write it all out and get a good feel for the many accomplishments made over the past year, has been a great way to reset, refocus, and get ready to kick the worlds %$& for another year.
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And if you haven’t downloaded the EP yet, Get on it! Ginelle James - Last Call
Thanks Loves. Go be amazing :-)