the bout CHAMPION 2018:

Congratulations to this years Champion Shawn Brady & The Northern Sons who took home the grand prize of $6,500 in cash as well as recording time with Trouble Time Records and showcases in both CMW and INDIE WEEK!

Huge thanks, applause and congratulations to all of the artists who participated in The Bout 2018 and in particular to the six finalists - DROP TOP ALIBI, Jamie Grey, Shawn Brady, Wrong Jeremy, The Down River Band, and The Alpines. The energy, passion and talent you all brought to the stage was amazing.

Huge shout out to the judges panel (Mike Turner, Cameron Carpenter, Terry Russell) and all of our sponsors  - Lagunitas, Jager, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Exclaim Magazine, Nutr’l Vodka, The Hideout, and Trouble Town Records. And finally, the fans.... you guys are awesome. Well done for getting your favourite artists to the finals and thanks for coming out to support them and live music in Toronto!