Published Nov 20, 2015Vancouver-based alt-pop crew Bed of Stars have been announced as the winners of the 2015 PEAK Performance Project. The title and $102,000 grand prize were awarded to the band at a ceremony last night (November 19).
Second place and a prize of $75,000 went to JP Maurice, while Van Damsel was the third place finisher and took home a still impressive $50,000.
Spearheaded by radio station 102.7 The PEAK and the Music BC Industry Association, this year's award marks the final prize from the seven-year provincial program, which has invested more than $5 million into British Columbia's music community. It was originally launched in 2009 to assist artists with education, marketing and funding, with more than $1.6 million being divvied up between the top three finalists over the years.
The PEAK Performance Project will carry on in conjunction with 95.3 The PEAK in Calgary — where the Wet Secrets took home the inaugural Albertan title last year.
The Alberta incarnation of the contest will announce its winners on November 21 with a ceremony set to feature performances from finalists Leeroy Stagger, the Royal Foundry and Transit.
Below, stream a sampler featuring collaborations between the BC and Alberta artists that attended this year's PEAK Boot Camp sessions.