| Dan Dwoskin
A major force behind Toronto’s resident rock band, The Honeyrunners, Dan Dwoskin can often be found sitting at the helm of a piano, stripping songs down to their roots with a smoky voice. Dwoskin’s sound was born of an obsession with Southern folk, blues, rock, and soul. In four years since their inception, The Honeyrunners have released two EPs, a series of live session films, 350+ tour dates, radio play across North America and a string of appearances on national television. They have shared the stage with Philip Sayce, Nick Waterhouse, U.S.S., The Balconies, The Beaches, King Khan and many more. Stay tuned to www.honeyrunners.com for band tour dates and new tracks from The Honeyrunners’ debut album.
| Blair Purdy
Blair Purdy has worked in countless musical capacities since pledging himself to the art form at the age of 16. He opened the doors of BPM Studios in 2007 and has dedicated the last decade of his life to exploring many musical genres. Blair has self-produced the last 3 full length Gruvoria albums and their most recent EP’s, which have led to thousands of units sold and regular airplay on Radio and Internet Stations worldwide. Blair has developed a remarkably original look at the human condition through his live performances and recorded arrangements.
| Drew Hasselback
Drew Hasselback is a long-time AIDSbeat judge and supporter. Drew became Editor of the Legal Post section in the Financial Post in November, 2010. He joined the FP in April 1998 and has worked as an investment reporter, Vancouver correspondent, mining reporter and online editor. He also has his law degree from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Ontario bar in 1998.