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“She may only be in the Top 20, but Ashleigh Eymann feels like she’s already won. The hip-hop and soul performer, who has played around venues Victoria for almost a decade, is one of 20 finalists in this year’s Peak Performance Project (http://peakperformanceproject.com)., a Music B.C.-funded competition that gives B.C. indie artists a chance to win big prizes and a platform to showcase their talent. It’s also a chance for the musicians to learn how to market themselves. Eymann had no idea she’d be picked and was initially worried she wouldn’t measure up to more “established” artists. “It warmed my heart. I feel like they were basing it on my potential,” she said. “They saw something in my music they wanted to cultivate.” Winning is secondary, Eymann said – she’s just grateful for the chance to gain exposure and industry know-how.”

“4. Ashleigh Eymann. Contest: Peak Performance Project. Eymann has been a sweet-singing standout in Victoria for close to a decade, first in the group Divinity with fellow Brentwood College grad Georgia Murray, then alongside the holy hip-hop trinity of Just B, DJ Murge, and Ishkan in The Current. Now a solo artist, Eymann is staking out the same soul-hop territory once mined around these parts by a young Nelly Furtado. Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/Contest+exposure+gives+local+acts/4902588/story.html#ixzz1YVfIkzyZ”

“October 8, 2010 SOCAN members win big in 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest ... As well, several other SOCAN members were among this year’s finalists: Daniel Bremnes for “You Are” (in the gospel/inspirational category); Ashleigh Eymann for “Bedrock” (R&B); and Paper Lions for “Stay Here for a While” (rock). Also, fellow Canadian artist Laurell (SACEM) was nominated for “In the Air” (pop category). For complete details, visit www.jlsc.com. ”


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