Rachel Beck - Musical Guest
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A child of the East Coast, Alicia Toner writes songs that tell the truth. Her americana blend of folk, pop and country-rock offers a unique melody-driven sound built around her eloquently emotive voice.
Alicia’s debut album “I Learned the Hard Way” made waves with it's earnest, heartfelt songwriting and earned her Music PEI’s SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award as well as numerous other nominations and critical acclaim.
Growing up in New Brunswick, Toner was surrounded by music and classically trained on the violin, including a number of years spent with the prestigious New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with whom she played Carnegie Hall. She continued on to study theatre in Toronto and has spent the past 10 years with a successful acting career including shows produced by Mirvish Productions and Soulpepper Theatre. Three Toronto productions Toner has been a part of have won Dora awards. The past 7 seasons she has been an integral part of the repertory cast at the Charlottetown Festival.
Produced by Tim Chaisson (The East Pointers) and Stuart Cameron (The Heartbroken), her new single “Dangerous Home” delves deeper into the well of truth. Along with the single, Alicia released a series of photos and essays sharing her own personal struggles with anxiety, eating disorders and trauma. Music has been a source of healing in her life and she hopes to share that source with others.
Kerri Wynne MacLeod - Master of Ceremonies
A twenty-year veteran of Island broadcasting, Kerri Wynne MacLeod is the co-host of Stingray Radio's ever-popular Ocean 100 Morning Show, along with her colleagues and friends Kirk MacKinnon and Scott Chapman.
Since launching almost 15 years ago, Ocean 100's "Kirk, Kerri Wynne, & Scott" have been a powerful broadcasting force, consistently attaining the #1 spot in morning radio across Prince Edward Island. Together, they're a trio of trusted personalities who connect with listeners through real-life stories served with a heaping dose of quick wit and sharp senses of humor. Providing Islanders with all the information they need to kick start their day, "Kirk, Kerri Wynne, & Scott" resemble longtime friends for Ocean 100 listeners who like them for what they do...but love them for who they are!
Kerri Wynne is also known as an accomplished singer and entertainer, in addition to appearing in several musical productions on both community and professional stages. She lives in Charlottetown but is quick to point out she hails from the motherland of 'Montague the Beautiful' where she learned the importance of community, co-operation, compassion, and concern for others.