Joe Leary


Ivory Hours. (Juan Neira Photo)

24 Minutes with Ivory Hours

Known for their 2015 commercial radio song debut, Warpaint, Ivory Hours has seemingly come full circle with the release of their sophomore full-length album, Dreamworld. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with frontman Luke Roes.

The Heels: Brittni Dominelli, Kyla Rawlins and Bobbi Smith. (Contributed Photo)

24 Minutes with The Heels

The Heels are a British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) Award-winning Vancouver-based country music trio known for their “three-part harmonies, sassy lyrics, unforgettable melodies and outstanding heels.”

Oh Sees. (John Dwyer Photo)

24 Minutes with Oh Sees

Veritable music veterans and San Francisco-based rockers Oh Sees are now 20 years in and have 20 releases to show for it. The band's latest album,Orc, “re-examines the quieter roots of it all in particularly baroque and homesteadly fashion.” Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with vocalist John Dwyer.

Hedley. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with Hedley

Following up the platinum-selling album Hello in 2015, Hedley will release its seventh studio album, Cageless, this Friday. Joe Leary recently spent 24 Minutes with Hedley's lead vocalist, Jacob Hoggard, and guitarist Dave Rosin.

Simpson Brothers Band. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with Simpson Brothers Band

With soaring YouTube views of both their folk-pop covers and originals, The Simpson Brothers Band turns its attention to the release of its new single, Country Radio.

Derrival. (Geoffrey Yuen photo)

24 Minutes with Derrival

Alternative local rock group Derrival blend an eclectic mix of pop, rock and electronic sounds in their long-awaited debut full-length album. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with singer/guitarist Adam Mah.

Jennifer Hershman (supplied photo)

24 Minutes with Jennifer Hershman

From a dance hit on the Billboard charts to TV and movie soundtracks to appearing at New York’s legendary Bowery Ballroom, Jennifer Hershman has compiled a pretty impressive resume. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the singer/songwriter.

SonReal. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with SonReal

Having racked up millions of Spotify streams and YouTube views, B.C. born rapper and singer/songwriter SonReal now has his debut international release One Long Dream drawing praise. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the Juno Award nominee.

Emily Rowed. (Submitted Photo)

24 Minutes with Emily Rowed

Having just released her debut EP Electric Hearts which “echoes her easy-going nomadic lifestyle as a self-proclaimed wanderlust,” Emily Rowed joins the illustrious roster of 604 Records. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the Vancouver singer.

James Blunt. (Jimmy Fontaine Photo)

24 Minutes with James Blunt

Taking radio by storm in 2004 with the song You’re Beautiful, James Blunt has since gone on to sell millions of albums worldwide.

Ryan Kinder. (Robby Klein Photo)

24 Minutes with Ryan Kinder

Rolling Stone Magazine named him “A Country artist to watch in 2017” and last year Spotify made the same declaration.

Charlie Puth. (Submitted Photo)

24 Minutes with Charlie Puth

With his hit song See You Again featuring Wiz Khalifa having recently overtaken Psy's Gangnam Style as the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time with over 2.9 billion views, Charlie Puth is a serious musical force. Joe Leary recently spent 24 Minutes with the singer/songwriter/producer.

Beach Fossils. (Kohel Kawashima Photo)

24 Minutes with Beach Fossils

An indie rock band from Brooklyn, N.Y., Beach Fossils long-awaited Somersault album has them charting new musical territory with “a refined songwriting style.” Prior to their July 10 appearance at the Biltmore, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with vocalist Dustin Payseur.

Ernie Watts. (Janette Beckman Photo)

24 Minutes with Ernie Watts

A prolific saxophonist, Ernie Watts has performed with everyone from Buddy Rich to the Rolling Stones; and Thelonius Monk to Franz Zappa.

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.