Searchlight Shines on SHERMAN DOWNEY

Updated: April 12, 2013

SHERMAN DOWNEY AND THE AMBIGUOUS CASE NAMED CANADA'S BEST NEW MUSICAL ACT

From the nearly 3000 acts who entered our Searchlight competition, from across Canada, Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case have been named Canada's Best New Musical Act.

Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case will be featured in a CBC Music video session, perform at the CBC Music festival in Toronto, and will receive $20,000 in music equipment courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music. Plus, they'll be offered a spot on the bill at the Evolve Music Festival, winner of our Searchlight award for Canada's Best Music Festival.

For more on the band including TOUR DATES visit their site www.shermandowney.ca

Follow Sherman on Twitter @ShermanDowney

searchlight-winner Sherman Downey and the ambiguous case

Updated: April 8, 2013

And then there were two...

After another intense week of public voting, Corner Brook’s home grown rock stars, Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, have advanced into the top two of CBC's Searchlight Contest with their song, "Thick as Thieves".

"We are blown away by the attention that the CBC Searchlight Contest has brought to the band,” says front man, Sherman Downey. “The boys and I want to say thanks to everyone for all the support.  We’re looking forward to getting the new CD out and playing for you soon!”

YOU CAN VOTE BY CLICKING HERE

The poll for the top two closes Thursday, April 11, 2013, at midnight ET. Tune in to Q on CBC Radio this Friday, or check back Friday, April 12 when they announce Canada's best new musical act as determined by your votes.

Let's get the gang that top spot!!! SABS

A Sweet Release....

Updated: April 2, 2013

More exciting news from Corner Brook’s home grown rock stars, Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case!  The band's song, "Thick as Thieves", has survived yet another round of public voting, making it into the final four of CBC’s Searchlight contest, a national contest aimed at finding Canada’s most creative young musicians.

"Our fanpage is buzzing with activity and the song is receiving national CBC airplay since the contest began," says band member Bill Allan.  "They're playing our music almost everyday.  This has never happened to us before."

"Thick as Thieves" is a new song recorded for the group's upcoming sophomore album, due out later this year.  This will be their first release since the award-winning 2010 CD, ‘Honey For Bees’.

Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case formed from the creative community that has sprung up around the Grenfell Campus’ Fine Arts programs on Newfoundland’s scenic west coast.  Since then, the band has toured relentlessly, developing a solid following for their rootsy folk-rock.

Looks like an already busy year for Sherman and the band is getting even busier.  The group can be seen at major festivals throughout the province and the Maritimes this summer.

A new round of voting starts today at http://music.cbc.ca/#/Searchlight.

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Posted: March 25, 2013

Corner Brook’s own rock stars, Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, have made it into the final eight in CBC’s Searchlight contest, a national contest aimed at finding Canada’s most creative young musicians.

Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case photo by Zach Chris BonnellThe band’s song, "Thick As Thieves", has survived round after round of public voting to make it into the final eight.

“We’re overwhelmed with all the support,” Downey said. “Now we’ve got to work even harder to make it to the next round. “

The song is from their new album, due out later this year, the long awaited follow-up to the award-winning ‘Honey For Bees’.

From their home on Newfoundland’s scenic west coast, the band has been making music for several years now. Formed from the creative community that has sprung up around the Grenfell Campus’s Fine Arts programs, the band has toured relentlessly, developing a solid following for their rootsy folk-rock.

CBC's Searchlight Contest logoDuring the summer Sherman and the band will be seen at major festivals throughout the province and the Maritimes.

A new round of voting starts today at www.music.cbc.ca/#/Searchlight.

For more on the band visit their site www.shermandowney.ca

Follow Sherman on Twitter @ShermanDowney

Sherman Downey photo by Geraldine Brophy

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