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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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 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”…
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.
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.
Canadian rock musician Tom Cochrane paid an unexpected visit to a Bobcaygeon restaurant last week. Daniel Reid, co-owner of the Bobcaygeon Inn restaurant, said they weren’t expecting Cochrane.
Tom Cochrane will have a lot to say and even more songs to play when he hits the stage with his band Red Rider at Rock the Lake this Saturday, Aug. 10.
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 illustrious musical career has spanned more than 40 years but headlining the 20th Kitikmeot Trade Show will break new ground for him.
Tom Cochrane and his reunited Red Rider bandmates rocked the Bessborough Gardens Saturday night at the jazz festival.
Juno Award-winning artist Tom Cochrane reworked the lyrics of one of his most famous songs as a tribute to the Humboldt Broncos, and he’ll be performing it at the jazz festival on Saturday.
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.
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.
18 April 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today, celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane releases the reworked version of his original song, “Big League” (For Humboldt), in honour of the Saskatchewan-based hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos.
Tom Cochrane reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos. The Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter played an acoustic version…
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
In America, Tom Cochrane is primarily known for the smash single “Life Is A Highway” (also covered by country group Rascal Flatts), and for those who dig a little deeper, the leader of Canadian rock band Red Rider.
Tom Cochrane is one of Canada’s best-selling songwriters of all-time, thanks to a pile of hit songs and albums as a solo artists and with his band Red Rider. When the singer dropped by Q104.3 New York recently.
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.
We had a time at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Sunday night. It was New Year’s Eve and Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane rocked in the new year big time.
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
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.
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…