After spending much of the 1970’s on the coffeehouse circuit in Canada, and working such jobs as a taxi driver, dishwasher and writing theme music for TV and movies to make ends meet. Tom Cochrane wandered into the infamous El Mocambo club in Toronto.
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More than 500 of the Canada’s most accomplished songwriters, composers, music publishers, and industry leaders gathered on Oct. 17, 2022, for the 33rd SOCAN Awards, honouring the country’s most successful music creators and publishers from an array of genres, including Rap, Pop, R&B, Rock, Film & Television, Dance, Folk/Roots, Country, Classical and more.
On October 17, 2022, the 33rd annual SOCAN Awards will honour the outstanding achievements of Canada’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and music publishers. The theme of this year’s event is “Life is a Highway” inspired by Tom Cochrane’s iconic hit, which continues to inspire, uplift and impact Canadians and the music industry.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming show date at Meaford Halll Arts & Culture Centre has been re-scheduled from Saturday, September 17th to Saturday, November 12th. 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured at the new date.
Tom Cochrane and his various bands have firmly cemented themselves as a popular arena touring act across Canada in the past few decades. However, this fall, Cochrane will be performing a series of intimate theatre shows in British Columbia.
Tom Cochrane has cemented his place as one of Canada’s most beloved songwriters and performers during an illustrious five-decade career. Spend an evening with the Canadian music icon when he takes the Main Stage at River Run Centre on Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m. as part of the Sleeman Music Series.
Tom Cochrane was in town for the 2022 Kemptville Live Music Festival (KLMF). The ground was vibrating as the Canadian rock icon took the stage Thursday, July 21. Thousands of people gathered at the Kemptville Campus to see Cochrane perform.
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider will be on tour around the Ontario area starting in the middle of January 2022. The list of events will be updated when known.
30 years ago today on November 4, 1991 Tom Cochrane played the Orpheum Theatre on his Mad Mad World Tour. Six weeks earlier he’d released a video/single called “Life Is A Highway”…
The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to unveil the full performer lineup for its annual fundraising gala on December 7th at 7pm MT, performers include Tom Cochrane and Northern Cree. Hosted by award-winning actor and comedian Andrew Phung.
A fourth-wave, pandemic edition of RBC Bluesfest wrapped up Saturday after three nights of concerts at Lansdowne Park’s Great Lawn, and the prevailing sentiment was: “I forgot how much I needed this.”
Tom Cochrane has been in the music business for more than 40 years, ever since he joined Red Rider in the late 1970s. It’s been a wonderful journey, the 68-year-old singer-songwriter said in a recent interview, despite the struggle of the early years.