Contributors

NOAH SALO is a long time music snob and freelance writer who has lived in Hamilton, ON for the past three years. He has earned a Bachelor of English Literature from Trent University and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. He is currently studying Journalism at Mohawk College. His long time obsession with music began when he was only four years old and he begged his parents to buy him a copy of a cassette tape they already owned just so he could have his own copy. Over one thousand CDs later he is nowhere near stopping. Noah is also an avid reader with a particular fondness for the works of Thomas Pynchon. When Noah is not listening to (objectively) the greatest music in the world, he likes to chill out with his two-year-old son Finnegan, who, by the way, can dance way better than you.

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NEIL NICHOLAS REYES is a journalism student at Mohawk College. He has an English degree from University of Guelph with a minor in Music. He is a lead bassist, guitarist, and back-up vocalist in the Guelph-based band The Misty Flips. Reyes is interested in the creation and production of music. He is fascinated by sounds and their musical qualities, as well as the technology behind them. He collects musical instruments of all types. His CD collection is continuously growing and is now being overrun with vinyl records. In addition to his musical life, Reyes is an avid sports fan. He is a faithful supporter of the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Boston Celtics. He is also a fan of UFC, WWE, and Manny Pacquiao. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about three minutes.

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NADEEM HANIF is a positive and hardworking student who desires to pursue a career in the acting world. He currently runs two businesses including Dream Promotionz - a media music and entertainment company. He has earned a college degree in acting and pre-media entertainment studies. Currently Nadeem is studying broadcast television at Mohawk College and also working full-time. Nadeem wants to make a difference in the world, and he is always willing to help those in need.

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ERIC CARPENTER is a music enthusiast/writer who has lived in Hamilton, ON his whole life. He is currently studying journalism at Mohawk College. Eric loves writing about music – specifically local music – and wants to pursue a career in music criticism. He is interested in the creative process behind music from production to promotion – how both songs and artists are made. Eric’s CD collection continues to grow with the consistent discovery of new and unfamiliar sounds. Eric loves playing the guitar, and in his spare time he enjoys longboarding.

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ADAM STEINBERG is an aspiring journalist from Thornhill, Ontario. He’s been studying for two years and is currently enrolled in a print and broadcast program at Mohawk College.  Adam has dabbled in a variety of stories, covering everything from local crime, entertainment, sports and politics. Notably, he has  interviewed Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent. Adam will talk to just about anyone and come back with a story to tell. Adam started following dubstep and live DJs two years ago in Toronto. Since then he’s become quite the critic as he continues to try and learn what goes into composing music in this genre. Adam is excited to explore what Hamilton has to offer and share it with his audience.

One Response to Contributors

  1. glentbrown says:

    Nice to meet you all. Looking foward to reading some of your reviews of local music. Are you interested in any guest posts covering other bands and musical groups?
    GB, http://ghmusician.com

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