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artist Flashlight Radio

Toronto, ON, CANADA
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As kids, Ben Whiteley and Suzy Wilde used to play hide-and-seek backstage at folk festivals. In their late teen's, they started revisiting the festivals as members of their parents' bands.  Now in their 20's, Wilde and Whiteley have reunited as FLASHLIGHT RADIO- an indie-folk-rock outfit that combines their musical roots with new influences of their generation. Emerging with full force into the Canadian music scene, they are quickly gaining praise and recognition from fans and critics alike. The music is a dynamic blend of textures, tones, soaring vocals and melodious riffs: a perfect balance between delicate melodies and lush, energetic arrangements.  Wilde and Whiteley execute simplified versions of these sound-scapes as a duo, but often call on additional players to fill out their sound in live show settings. Their debut self-titled EP has been hailed as a fresh take on modern roots music that "tugs at your heartstrings from start to finish" (NOW Magazine). It features guest appearances by Liam Titcomb, Christine Bougie, Jaron Freeman-Fox, Maddy Wilde, Ken Whiteley, Nancy White, Dan Stadnicki and many more. Emotionally-charged and sonically rich, the EP guides the listener through stories of childhood, first love, saying goodbye, a city that keeps growing and restless hearts that long for the country. It has been well received by listeners everywhere, thanks in part to the continuous support and regular air-play from CBC Radio 1 and 2.  To mark the end of a great year, FLASHLIGHT RADIO was included in CBC's Mark Rheaume’s 2009 Best Of Ontario Music.  Wilde and Whiteley come together to form a dynamic and well balanced duo with an album that goes above and beyond what one might expect in a debut.  With a loyal fan base that keeps on growing FLASHLIGHT RADIO has what it takes to make serious waves in Canadian Music. EPK at www.sonicbids.com/flashlightradio. For all bookings and inquiries, email info@flashlightradio.com

influences

Sarah Harmer
Kathleen Edwards
Stars
Joel Plaskett
Justin Rutledge
The Beatles
Flashlight Radio
Independent
August, 2009
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