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Tom Cochrane Takes The High Road

Tom Cochrane Takes The High Road

You could call Tom Cochrane a realistic optimist. That’s someone who hopes things will work out but knows that they don’t always. He presents that mindset and much more on his latest album, “Mad Mad World.”

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.

Tom Cochrane And Band Light Up Arts Centre

Tom Cochrane And Band Light Up Arts Centre

“This band has money,” someone whispered as Tom Cochrane and his five-man band swept onto the Arts Centre Stage Saturday night in the wake of the technical humble Infidels.

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.

Better Watch Out! Tom Is On A Roll

Better Watch Out! Tom Is On A Roll

If there is such a thing as an overnight success, it would be a good idea to keep it out of the path of Tom Cochrane. Cochrane who played to 5,000 people over two nights at the Orpheum and who is in Victoria tonight and tomorrow.

Tom Cochrane Sends Valentine To 3,000 Plus Affectionate Fans

Tom Cochrane Sends Valentine To 3,000 Plus Affectionate Fans

“We’re gonna play a lot of love songs… but we’re gonna play ’em loud!” Either it’s a strange coincidence, or Tom Cochrane is carrying out a secret love affair with Ottawa. For a second time in as many years, Cochrane and his band Red Rider have been booked into the Congress Centre for a Valentine’s night concert.

Rebel With Social Duty

Rebel With Social Duty

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider have prided themselves in being part of the Lunatic Fringe. The Canadian band has never occupied the left field inhabited by lads in skirts and braids and rings through their noses.

Tom Cochrane Joins Symphony For Hits Album

Tom Cochrane Joins Symphony For Hits Album

Call It the risk of the year in Canadian Pop – Tom Cochrane and Red Rider recording their greatest hits live in concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. It’s a big gamble for the steely hero of Canadian heartland rock.

Red Rider's Cochrane Big On Concert LP With ESO

Red Rider’s Cochrane Big On Concert LP With ESO

“The people in Edmonton should be very proud of their orchestra,” says rock musician Tom Cochrane, on the phone from his home in Toronto. “I think we really served a blow against cultural snobbery”.

Terry Craig Pop Scene

Terry Craig Pop Scene

Tom Cochrane didn’t anticipate the reaction to his latest project. In fact, he didn’t even believe it would be released commercially. The project, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, The Symphony Sessions, originally was recorded for a syndicated radio program.

Cochrane Finally Recognized As Major League Performer

Cochrane Finally Recognized As Major League Performer

There may be overnight success stories in the music business, but Tom Cochrane hasn’t been one of them. It’s taken Toronto-based rocker nearly a decade to make it as a headliner in Calgary’s major concert venue.

The Cochrane's Home Has Always Had Music

The Cochrane’s Home Has Always Had Music

It isn’t easy being the mother of a rock star, but Violet Cochrane wouldn’t have it any other way. Groupies phone at 3 am and kids show up at the door asking for concert tickets and autographs, but she is proud of her son Tom Cochrane.

Canadian Dream Intrigues Cochrane

Canadian Dream Intrigues Cochrane

There’s a real-life story behind Tom Cochrane’s hit song Big Leagues. “We were touring through Northern Ontario,” he told the Vancouver Sun. “We had finished the sound-check, and this gentleman came up.

Tom Cochrane Hopes For Some Small Victories

Tom Cochrane Hopes For Some Small Victories

The “victory” in Victory Day isn’t really so much one big win, says Tom Cochrane. “The ‘victory’ is almost an afterthought,” says Cochrane who fronts Tom Cochrane and Red Rider. “It’s actually sort of scrawled on the cover of the record.”