Joe Leary


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.

24 Minutes with As It Is

U.K. rockers As It Is have an ever-increasing fan base with energized pop-rock melodies and sincere and relatable lyrics. Joe Leary spent 24 minutes with vocalist Patty Walters.

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.