Joe Leary


Bill Henderson. (Kimberly A. Parry/Sunshine Photography)

24 Minutes with Bill Henderson

From his early days in the `60s with The Collectors through his years and countless rock classics with Chilliwack, Bill Henderson has always been at the forefront of Canadian music. Prior to his upcoming performance at Langley’s Cascades Casino Summit Theatre on Jan. 26, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the rock legend.

Dan Talevski. (Ryan Faist photo)

24 minutes with Dan Talevski

Gaining a massive fan base originally as a YouTube sensation, Dan Talevski has since gone on to amass an impressive resume of credits; working alongside the likes of Timbaland and will.i am in the process. Joe Leary spent 24 minutes with the now Toronto-based singer/songwriter.

Chris Buck Band. (Handout)

24 Seconds with Chris Buck Band

With a hot new single ’Sun Sets Down’ burning up the country music charts, life is good indeed for the Chris Buck Band. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the British Columbia Country Music Association reigning 2016 ‘Country Club Act of the Year’ and 2015 ‘Group of the Year’.

Pigeon Park. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Pigeon Park

Having followed these lads for a number of years now, it’s great to see the pathway to success continually grow and their musicality ever-expand.


24 Seconds with The Katherines

A Vancouver based trio comprised of two sisters and a friend, The Katherines are described as a “bold collective musical identity.” With their debut album set to be released in early 2017, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Kate Kurdyak.

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24 Seconds with Paul Lambert

With his debut solo ‘Sweet Relief’ available on iTunes later this month, Paul Lambert continues to forge new musical ground embarking as a solo artist. Prior to his appearance with City Walls, Friday, Dec. 2 at the Backstage Lounge, he caught up and spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

24 Seconds with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express.

24 Seconds with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

A fixture in Canadian music since first appearing on the charts with ‘Something to Live For’ in 1988, Barney Bentall showcases his artistry in the Cariboo Express; a unique variety show/fundraiser. Prior to their appearance Saturday, November 26 at the Vogue Theatre, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the veteran singer/songwriter.

24 Seconds with Waterstrider

Having released his debut album, ‘Nowhere Now’ earlier this year and currently on a North American tour, 2016 has proven to be a big year for Nate Salman, the Bay area artist known as Waterstrider.

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24 Seconds with Indigo District

As the musical concept ‘Indigo District’, Sepehr Rashidi “aims to bring a jazzy neo-soul, R&B sound to Vancouver, to delve into the dark and moody side of the genre so often found in the East Coast but not so much in the West.” Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with this introspective artist.

Daniel Goldstein better known s Lane 8. (Supplied photo)

24 Seconds with Lane 8

Hailed as a “Top 25 Trailblazing Producer”, Lane 8 is the moniker of electronic music producer/DJ Daniel Goldstein, who is building an ever-growing legion of fans with his melodic, emotional house sound. Prior to his Vancouver appearance Saturday, November 5 at M.I.A., he spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

Tavish Crowe. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Tavish Crowe

Having co-written Carly Rae Jepsen’s international smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ and touring the world as her guitarist, Tavish Crowe is about to light the music biz ablaze with his new release, ‘Fire’. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the multi-talented local artist.

Country music star Dean Brody. (Handout photo)

24 Seconds with Dean Brody

With a brand new album, ‘Beautiful Freakshow’ released Oct. 21, Dean Brody has ventured beyond the traditional parameters of country music. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the two-time Juno Award winner and 13-time CCMA Award recipient.

Shawn Austin is set to release his debut single, 'Nashville' on Friday, Oct. 14. (Submitted Photo)

24 Seconds with Shawn Austin

Throwing his hat in the country ring after honing his musical chops on various stages and in numerous bars, Shawn Austin is looking to reach the masses with his debut single, ‘Nashville’ released Friday. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist.

The members of Scenic Route to Alaska. (Coryjohnn Photography)

24 Seconds with Scenic Route to Alaska

Having become favorites in their home base of Edmonton, indie-rock trio Scenic Route to Alaska are poised for greater international success as they embark on an international tour.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones. (Supplied)

24 seconds with St. Paul and the Broken Bones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones is a six-piece soul group formed in Birmingham, Ala., in 2012 now soaring to international fame and acclaim. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with bassist Jesse Phillips.

Noah Derksen has a new album called In Search of the Way. SUBMITTED

Derksen explores eternal question of ‘what’s next?’

Performing in the self-described genre of “contemplative folk,” Noah Derksen utilizes the acoustic guitar to express his thoughts, experiences and emotions. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist discussing his inspirations, his musical direction and his latest album, In Search of the Way.

Madeline Merlo won the CCMA’s Rising Star Award. SUBMITTED

Merlo pays homage to strong women icons

After winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award, 2016 looks to be another banner campaign for Madeline Merlo — including a powerful performance at last weekend’s CCMA Awards show. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Madeline Merlo.

Noble Oak is the moniker of a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer who was born in Vancouver. SUBMITTED

Noble Oak takes cues from ‘open spaces’

Noble Oak is the moniker of a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer who was born in Vancouver, but has since relocated to Toronto. Prior to his performance at Fortune Sound Club Friday, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Noble Oak.

Musician Zakk Wylde performs. Getty Images

Elton, Ozzy and the gods of the guitar

As the former guitarist for Ozzy Ozbourne, Zakk Wylde is the founder of the heavy metal rockers Black Label Society and the bulls-eye graphic design. On a recent stop in Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the guitar great.