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Headliners: Tom Cochrane

Headliners: Tom Cochrane

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.

Tom Cochrane Rocks Kemptville

‘I Love You Guys’ Tom Cochrane Rocks Kemptville

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.

30 Years Ago Today Tom Cochrane Played The Orpheum

30 Years Ago Today: Tom Cochrane Plays The Orpheum

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”…

Tom Cochrane Hasn't Let Lockdown Lock Down His Song-Writing

Tom Cochrane Hasn’t Let Lockdown Lock Down His Songwriting

As 2019 Came To A Close, It Was A Year Tom Cochrane Had Already Performed A String Of Shows To Tens Of Thousands Of People, And Released Two Albums (Revisited, And Bare). But, like with everything else in this mad, mad world, in just a few months things changed dramatically.

Cochrane loves playing smaller Canadian towns

Cochrane Loves Playing Smaller Canadian Towns

Medicine Hat is one of Tom Cochrane’s favourite communities in Alberta and he loves the local golf. “I played a tournament there,” he said, referring to the 2015 Canadian senior men’s championship.

Tom Cochrane’s Big League To Raise Money for Humboldt Broncos

Tom Cochrane’s Big League To Raise Money for Humboldt Broncos

Tom Cochrane has released a reworked take of his song “Big League” and will donate the proceeds to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash nearly two weeks ago.

The Juno Award−winning singer and songwriter played an acoustic version of the song to open the April 10 broadcast of TSN’s NHL playoff preview special. A video clip of the performance began to circulate online shortly afterwards.

Songs For Humboldt

Songs For Humboldt

Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song Big League and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6th crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos Team Bus.

Anthem Of Healing - Tom Cochrane Article

Anthem Of Healing

Tom Cochrane’s Big League was written more than 30 years ago, but this week many Canadians have found it painfully resonant in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash. The song written from the perspective of a father whose son was a hockey player

Life Is Still A Highway - Tom Cochrane

Life Is Still A Highway For Tom Cochrane

Over the course of his career, Canadian artist Tom Cochrane has released 17 albums, toured the world and won an armload of Juno Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammys). The respected singer-songwriter, as he nears retirement age, is not interested in slowing down any time soon.

Tom Cochrane’s Prairie Picks

Tom Cochrane’s Prairie Picks

For Canadians of a certain vintage, Tom Cochrane’s legendary hit song “Life is a Highway” is essential material for any road trip. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mad, Mad World, the album that features that iconic track, Cochrane is headed out on a Canadian tour in 2017. If you can’t make it to one of his 12 shows, here are some other places where you can enjoy his musical legacy

King Of The Road - Tom Cochrane Article

King Of The Road

More than 25 years after the runaway success of Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane is still trying to unpack how it forever changed his career. Topping the Canadian charts for six weeks, the furiously optimistic single burst onto radio in 1991.

Still Riding The Highway In This Mad Mad World

Still Riding The Highway In This Mad Mad World

A little more than a decade ago Tom Cochrane was worried he might have ownership of his iconic song “Life is a Highway” unintentionally taken from him. Rascal Flatts had recorded the song for the “Cars” soundtrack…