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 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.
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
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.
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.
If you have been hanging around the University of Calgary much these last few months, you’ve probably heard many vague, curious yet excited references to the “Milky Way” by library Staff and wondered what was up.
REGINA — Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane left an indelible impression in February performing at Casino Regina — the sold out show was so good that mere months later the venue has him coming back for another performance tonight.
Tom Cochrane knew that it was time to get to work on a new album. The 61-year-old Canadian music icon unveiled Take It Home on Feb. 10, his first album of new material since No Stranger was released in 2006.
TORONTO — The twangy wheeze of the harmonica may not grace radios much these days, but Tom Cochrane remains a fan.
The 61-year-old’s signature hit “Life is a Highway” featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totalling roughly 35 seconds of the song’s runtime.
Twenty years ago, when Tom Cochrane came to a small Alberta town to shoot a video, one resident started dreaming big. It was the summer of 91. My friends and I had just graduated from high school.
The return of large scale music events to Western Speedway after a 71-year absence is a big plus. And the prospect of an outdoor audience upwards of 4,000 gathered before an assembly of both local and national rock acts?
At this point in his 55 years, Tom Cochrane has been anthologized, covered, recorded a live album, received Juno Awards, is recognized for his humanitarian efforts…
If as the title of his most famous song suggests, Life is a Highway, then somewhere along the way Tom Cochrane must have exceeded the speed limit to have travelled so far.