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A Profound Pro Knocks 'Em Dead With Power Punch - Tom Cochrane

A Profound Pro Knocks ‘Em Dead With Power Punch

Tom Cochrane conquered, Swiftly, decisively. gloriously. The scene Sunday afternoon on stage at John Ducey Park in the sleepy river community of Rossdale. The 7,000 sold-out crowd streamed through the gates to see Canadian platinum rock star Cochrane is a curious mix of sleek and stomper rocker.

Saddledome Thunders As Cochrane Lets 'Er Rip

Saddledome Thunders As Cochrane Lets ‘Er Rip

Tom Cochrane told the screaming mass of 7,000 at the Saddledome he was glad to be back in Calgary. They were obviously glad to have him. Played with the emotion and intensity of a homecoming, it was a ‘Dome-shaking concert as the Juno-hogging male Vocalist of the Year gave the throng all they wanted.

Stormy Weather Can't Stop Cochrane

Stormy Weather Can’t Stop Cochrane

If Mother Nature hates rock and roll she definitely showed her disapproval in Osoyoos Sunday. However, neither rain, wind or lightning could stop thousands from enjoying the Tom Cochrane concert at the Desert Park Raceway.

Cochrane, Band Gear For Big Beat

Cochrane, Band Gear For Big Beat

When B.C. audiences last saw Tom Cochrane – either on his winter tour or scooping up awards at March’s Junos – he was a perenniall Canadian favourite riding high on a No. 1 single. The Tom Cochrane, who is back for his second show at the PNE exhibition Bowl tonight…

Cochrane Captures His Crowd

Cochrane Captures His Crowd

When a frontman ditches the band and hires jobbers, the resulting solo efforts can sometimes be lacking. But Tom Cochrane ditched Red Rider and went on to stardom with another set of musicians; his career skyrocketed and he recorded his best album yet, Mad Mad World.

Cochrane Rides Highway Into States - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Rides Highway Into States

TORONTO – After the chart-topping Canadian success of Tom Cochrane’s album “Mad Mad World,” largely on the strength of its leadoff single, Life Is A Highway,” one could almost expect this would be the year of a long awaited U.S. breakthrough for the ex-Red Rider front man.

Rocker Tom Like A Hero At A Homecoming

Rocker Tom Like A Hero At A Homecoming

It looks like a lake of human heads had welled up inside Western Speedway to hear Tom Cochrane on Friday Night. It was Victoria’s largest ever rock concert. And, under overcast skies, the rather well-behaved crowd responded well to Cochrane’s middle of the road rock ‘n’ roll.

On The Road Again For Tom Cochrane

On The Road Again For Tom Cochrane

Life may be a highway but multi-Juno award-winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by-four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. “It’s a Cherokee and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview in Vancouver just before kicking off a coast-to-coast summer tour of Canada.

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Life may be a highway but multi-Juno award winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by-four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. It’s a Cherokee, and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview.

Tom Cochrane Hits The Highway

Tom Cochrane Hits The Highway

Life may be a highway, but multi Juno award winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. “It’s a Cherokee, and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview just before kicking off a coast-to-coast summer tour of Canada.

Review: Tom Cochrane; The Smithereens

Former Red Rider vocalist Tom Cochrane said a fan encouraged him to play more Red Rider “covers” after a recent show. That comment is pretty indicative of what an enigma Cochrane is to American audiences. While mining multiplatinum awards and No. 1 records in his native Canada, he’s still looking for his breakthrough in the United States.

Tom Cochrane The Mad Mad Story

Tom Cochrane: The Mad Mad Story

If “Life Is A Highway,” as Tom Cochrane’s break-through single suggests, then he’s finally riding it to the highest peaks of the Canadian music industry. Cochrane’s Mad Mad World has sold more than 600,000 units in Canada.

Tom Cochrane Canada's Hottest Solo Act Heads South

Tom Cochrane Canada’s Hottest Solo Act Heads South

If there’s currently a more rousing anthem rocking the airwaves than “Life Is a Highway,” let us know. The first solo hit by Tom Cochrane, former front man for the cult Canadian band Red Rider, was recently voted Canada’s No. 1 rock track of 1991.

Cochrane Bests Adams In Canadian Awards Rivalry - Juno Awards 1992

Cochrane Bests Adams In Canadian Awards Rivalry

TORONTO–Internationally lauded Bryan Adams led the pack of Juno Award nominees at Canada’s 21st annual Juno Awards, held March 29 at the O’Keefe Centre here. But he was soundly beaten by local favorite singer/songwriter Tom Cochrane.

Tom Cochrane 1992 Juno Awards

Adams To Perform At Upcoming Juno Presentation

TORONTO–Ending recent rumors that Bryan Adams would not be appearing on the televised Juno Awards show, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced he will perform at the upcoming 21st annual ceremony March 29 here.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Breakthrough

Tom Cochrane Cruises to Fame.The song is a bout life on the road and the sometimes rocky road of life. In many ways, it is also a metaphor of Tom Cochrane’s own roundabout journey to the brink of big-time success.

Rocker Cochrane Reaches Out To Touch Audience Where They Live

Rocker Cochrane Reaches Out To Touch Audience Where They Live

There is no distance at a Tom Cochrane concert. Perhaps, it’s because there is something quintessentially but unidentifiably Canadian about Cochrane’s music, although the man himself might dispute that. Maybe it’s lack of pretense, the universal sentiments, the broad, intelligent scope of the songs.

Rocker Cochrane Invigorates Thinkers

Rocker Cochrane Invigorates Thinkers

The seat between Bruce Cockburn and Bruce Springsteen in rock ‘n’ roll’s hall of integrity has Tom Cochrane emblazones on it. Brainy and poetic, sincere and energetic, chord, hook for hook, the Toronto singer-guitarist makes music that invigorates thoughtful people who still wanna rock.

Tom Cochrane's New LP Traces Dignity In Tragedy

Tom Cochrane’s New LP Traces Dignity In Tragedy

A year ago this month Tom Cochrane visited an African village where the average death rate is 35 people a day. He saw a woman minutes away from dying of malnutrition. He plays with children ravaged by pneumonia.

Tom Cochrane Real Trooper In Front Of A Live Audience

Tom Cochrane Real Trooper In Front Of A Live Audience

Tommy can you hear me? You were all right man. Heroic even. Who knows what the kid with the Atomic Dustbin God Fodder T-shirt made of all this. But ultimately it didn’t matter. This was a gig won in the trenches – a sweat-stained-sleeves-rolled-up-head-down and-shoot-for-the-moon kind of night.

Cochrane Was Heartfelt Performer

Cochrane Was Heartfelt Performer

Pure-bred singer? Nope. Inspiring musician? Not yet. Pin-up boy? Maybe on another planet. The only attributes left for Tom Cochrane are heartfelt songwriter and joyous performer. Yes, he fits those bills with perfection.

But Seriously

But Seriously

He’s A Serious, thoughtful kinda guy who usually makes serious, thoughtful kinda music. But Tom Cochrane, who plays Red Deer on Wednesday, is adamant that his latest album is rather cheerful stuff.

New Artist Hitting Town

New Artist Hitting Town

Elder Statesman of Canadian rock, or new solo artist? Both tags are being applied to Tom Cochrane as he prepares for his first tour without Red Rider, the Juno-award winning band he piloted throughout the ’80s. “People tend to lump Kim (Mitchell, another veteran rock success story and I with Lightfoot.

Cochrane Gives Crowd Canadian Experience

Cochrane Gives Crowd Canadian Experience

The Canadian Experience, he called it. A song about each and every one of us. As story-tellers of song go, Tom Cochrane is among the best for Canadian pop rock musicians and lyricists. He bought his unique style and singing voice to Kamloops Sagebrush Theatre.