Joe Leary


Eric Burdon will perform Saturday at the Hard Rock Casino. (Marianna Burdon Photo)

24 Minutes with Eric Burdon

The Animals were one of the iconic rock groups to emerge during the British Invasion of the 1960s, offering classics such as House of the Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out of this Place and It’s My Life. Prior to his appearance this Saturday (June 17) at the Hard Rock Casino, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with legendary vocalist of The Animals, Eric Burdon.

Chase Your Words, clockwise from bottom left: Curtis St. Louis (bass/backing vocals), James Songalia (lead guitar/backing vocals), Alex Johrden (drums) and Chris Siglos (lead vocals/rhythm guitar). (Carmen Edwards Photo)

24 Minutes with Chase Your Words

Chase Your Words is an emerging Vancouver-based pop-punk quartet that's quickly gaining a solid fan base. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Siglos.

Raincity Blue. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with Raincity Blue

Offering an amalgam of jazz, funk, soul and rhythm and blues, Raincity Blue is a familiar name in Vancouver's music scene. Ahead of their EP release and performance at Granville Island’s Backstage Lounge this Friday, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with singer Clare Twiddy and drummer Jay Schreiber.

Steve Bays.

24 Minutes with Steve Bays

In addition to fronting indie-rockers Hot Hot Heat, Steve Bays is one busy guy between writing, producing, engineering and performing with additional projects, such as Mounties and Fur Trade.

Too Many Zooz. (Frank Cohen Photo)

24 Minutes with Too Many Zooz

Based in New York City, busking phenomenons Too Many Zooz gained mass attention when one of their performances in a NYC Subway Station went viral.

James McCartney. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with James McCartney

Proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, James McCartney has developed into an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right. The son of Sir Paul McCartney, he recently released ‘The Blackberry Train', an eclectic mix of delicately crafted songs. Prior to his Vancouver appearance at the Wise Hall on May 13, he spent 24 Minutes with

Jimmy Eat World. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with Jimmy Eat World

Through integrity and hard work, Jimmy Eat World has gone from struggling to funding their own recordings to being a household name. The Mesa, Ariz. quartet is currently on tour in support of their ninth studio album, Integrity Blues.

Arlo Guthrie.

24 Minutes with Arlo Guthrie

A featured performer at Woodstock, Arlo Guthrie is best known for his classic 1967 counter-culture anthem 'Alice’s Restaurant Massacree'. Performing this Sunday (April 30) at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the legendary folksinger/songwriter.

Shawn Hook. (Supplied)

24 Minutes with Shawn Hook

With a brand new single Reminding Me released this week, expect to be hearing a lot more of Shawn Hook. Prior to his headline appearance Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at Surrey’s Party for the Planet, the talented singer/songwriter spent 24 Minutes with Joe Leary.

Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Shaun Verreault

Shaun Verreault has fronted the Canadian blues-based rock band Wide Mouth Mason since the mid-'90s. A veritable guitar master, Verreault will be performing Saturday, April 22 at Steel Toad Brewing Company in Vancouver. He spent 24 Minutes with Joe Leary.

Judah and the Lion. (Chloe Horseman Photo)

24 Minutes with Judah and the Lion

With their second full-length album, ‘Folk Hop N Roll’, Nashville-based Judah and the Lion have created a new genre: Folk Hop. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with guitarist and lead singer Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross and banjo player Nate Zuercher.

Dan & Shay. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Dan & Shay

They are the hottest rising stars in country music and on their most recent swing through Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with Dan & Shay.

The Paper Kites. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with The Paper Kites

Melbourne-based quintet The Paper Kites play The Orpheum Theatre Saturday, March 25 along with Passenger. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with vocalist/guitarist Sam Bentley.

The Matinee. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with The Matinee

With their sophomore album, Dancing on Your Grave, Vancouver rockers The Matinee explore their growth and transformation as artists. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with guitarist Geoff Petrie.

24 Minutes with Jonathan Roy

Despite the lineage of being the son of legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy, 27-year-old Jonathan has established himself as a recording artist of note; riding the crest of a wave with a breakout CD, “Mr. Optimist Blues’. He spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

Craig Stickland. (Submitted Photo)

24 Minutes with Craig Stickland

A singer/songwriter originally from Richmond, Craig Stickland has developed a reputation as an edgy, engaging artist with an easy, approachable charm.

Brett Smith-Daniels, lead singer and guitarist of The Villanovas. (Jay Wallace/Island Images)

24 Minutes with The Villanovas

Earning praise as “one of the most exciting unsigned rock and roll bands in the UK”, The Villanovas are quickly becoming a serious force to be reckoned with. With a brand new single, “Bitter Seeds” and accompanying video released this week, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with lead vocalist and guitarist Brett Smith-Daniels.

Tim Hicks. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Tim Hicks

One of Canada’s hottest country music artists, Tim Hicks is riding a winning streak of hit songs after being honoured with the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2014. He spends 24 Minutes with Joe Leary to talk tunes, his musical epiphany and life in Nashville.