Welcome To The Music

Welcome To The Music

The stories and people behind the music. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


June 9, 2024 42 mins

The episode began with a discussion between Gregg and Karim about their upcoming concert plans, expressing excitement for the various shows they have lined up. The duo then welcomed to the show Shawn Clarke. They engaged in a lively discussion about their favorite movies and music, with a focus on influential soundtracks and composers. Shawn Clarke delved into the musical influences that shaped his interest in acoustic music and gu...

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In this episode, we sit down with legendary musician Andy Kim for an insightful conversation about his life and career. Andy shares his thoughts on the importance of cherishing time with loved ones, living in the present moment, and not dwelling on missed opportunities. 

Episode Highlights:

- Value of Time: Andy discusses the preciousness of time and the significance of living life to the fu...

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May 12, 2024 32 mins

Hosts Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji welcome to the show Toronto Hip Hop legend, Dan-e-o.

Gregg and Karim begin the Pre Show sharing their positive experiences at recent concerts and recommended the musical Beautiful Scars, praising the theatre and the story of Tom Wilson. The conversation also included a description of the theater and the outstanding music in the musical, as well as an encounter with Tom Wilson and his art insta...

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May 6, 2024 29 mins

Hosts Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji welcome to the show, Derry Grehan, lead guitarist and songwriter for the Canadian classic rock band, Honeymoon Suite. 

The episode begins with the Pre-Show with Gregg and Karim sharing their enthusiasm for live music while reminiscing about past concert experiences. 

Derry shared stories of the band's humble beginnings, their breakthrough in winning a contest and getting signed, a...

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This episode began with Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston sharing their excitement about Karim's recent Zoom call with musician Neil Young and his upcoming outdoor tour.

They then introduced Rannie Turingan from the Vinyljunkie Podcast, and the conversation shifted to Rannie's impressive vinyl collection. The group also discussed their early encounters with vinyl collecting and their favourite live albums.

The conversation then ...

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April 14, 2024 59 mins

Check out the latest episode of our podcast! 🎙️ Hosts Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji dive deep with special guest Rob Preuss, all the way from Queens, New York.

Join us as we explore Rob's fascinating journey from joining The Spoons at 15 to coaching Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody. We cover everything from musical influences to the impact of CFNY and Spirit Radio on the scene.

Plus, we tackle the role of AI in pop music and ...

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April 9, 2024 32 mins

Step into Welcome To The Music with hosts Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston featuring the talented musician Delyn Grey as the guest of honour. In this captivating discussion, Grey delves into her musical roots, influences, and the intricacies of her journey as a performer. From the delicate balance between public persona and private life to the profound influence of Canadian icon Bif Naked, Grey paints a vivid picture of her artistic e...

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March 31, 2024 39 mins

Welcome To The Music welcomes singer-songwriter and frontman of Lowest Of The Low, Ron Hawkins!

Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston start the episode off by reflecting on the recent Juno Awards, expressing their enjoyment of the performances and the celebration of Scarborough.

They also discussed their upcoming interview with Ron Hawkins, lead singer of Lowest of the Low, and planned to ask him about his quotes, political themes i...

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March 24, 2024 36 mins

The meeting began with Karim and Gregg discussing their love for vinyl records and sharing humorous anecdotes about their family Christmas draw. They then moved on to discuss the Super Bowl halftime show and the Grammys, with mixed opinions on Post Malone's performance and admiration for Tracy Chapman's performance. The conversation also touched on Jay-Z's behavior at an awards show and Dallas Green's album.

Meredith joined the ...

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March 17, 2024 26 mins


Karim Kanji in conversation with Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat.

The meeting began with a discussion about recent travels and the new album "Precious Diamonds." The album features two fully Cree songs and was recorded with a live band in Nashville. Adrian emphasized the importance of including songs in his native language for his indigenous fan base and the positive feedback received for the ...

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During the first year of the pandemic (back in 2020 if you can remember that far back) Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji were introduced to Naughty By Nature’s Vin Rock. In this special episode Gregg and Karim covered a range of topics with Vin, including recent music events, the impact of COVID-19 on minority communities, and the success of Naughty by Nature's hit song "OPP." 

Vin Rock is a founding member of the Grammy Award-...

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February 25, 2024 93 mins

November 2017: a few years prior to the formal launch of the podcast "Welcome To The Music," co-host Karim Kanji organized an exclusive, invite-only recording of his 100th episode at the renowned studio formerly known as Pacific Junction Hotel. The distinguished guest for this special occasion was none other than the eminent figure in Canadian hip hop, Maestro Fresh Wes.

In light of Wes Williams, also known as Maestro Fresh Wes,...

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February 11, 2024 28 mins

Exploring the Sonic Legacy: A Virtual Tour of Grant Avenue Studio Control Room

Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston welcome to the show, Mike Bruce and Andrew Lauzon from Grant Avennue Studio.

In a captivating virtual tour on Welcome To The Music, the Grant Avenue Studio control room unfolded its rich history, hosting a discussion on notable visitors, the essence of maintaining a "house sound," and personal anecdotes that breathed ...

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February 4, 2024 59 mins

Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji welcome to the show Steven Page!

The episode begins with a discussion on the creation of the Trans Cañada Highwaymen album Explosive Hits Vol 1, a K-Tel tribute album, sharing anecdotes about the song selection process, remote recording during the pandemic, and the creation of the infomercial for the album. They also explored the profound impact of growing up in Scarborough on Steven's musical influ...

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Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji are back for their first 2024 episode. In this edition they welcome founding member and first drummer for Canadian classic rock icons, April Wine, Ritchie Henman.

Henman recently wrote his memoir, High Adventure: Tales of Canadian Rock & Roll Survival. Get is book here: https://www.ritchiehenman.com/high-adventure

They congratulated Henman on his recent achievements in the Canadian Music Hall...

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Hosts Karim Kanji Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston welcome to the show author Ray Robertson. Ray recently wrote the book, "All The Years Combine: The Grateful Dead In Fifty Shows".

The episode began with a discussion on the influence of drugs on the Grateful Dead and the philosophy of life that the band embodied. Ray explained why he chose to write a book about 50 shows and how he came up with the number. He also talked about the c...

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January 7, 2024 30 mins


The meeting began with Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston discussing the George Michael documentary (The Real George Michael) before introducing Simon Napier-Bell, who shared insights into George Michael's unique writing process and the making of the "Freedom" video. They also discussed George Michael's legal battle with Sony and his multilayered personality. Simon Napier-Bell explained his decision to let people who knew Ge...

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December 4, 2023 40 mins

Craig Northey, lead singer of Odds, joined Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji on the show earlier this year.

Canadian rock band Odds released their seventh studio album, "Crash the Time Machine," co-produced by Steven Page earlier this year. The album explores themes of struggle and community, showcasing the band's evolution into new musical directions while maintaining their dark ironic signature.

The first track, "Staring at a...

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November 26, 2023 16 mins
Host Karim Kanji joined Neil on his recent visit to Toronto to chat about 54-40, playing with his daughter Kandle, and making music with his band since the late 1970s. Neil Osborne and 54-40 will be playing the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto this December 7, 8, 9.

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Host Karim Kanji interviewed Tom Wilson for the show, Welcome to the Music. They discussed the re-release of Junkhouse's Strays album for its 30th anniversary and the upcoming ticketed shows in London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Toronto. They also talked about the importance of creating a comfortable environment for creativity and celebrating indigenous culture and art. Wilson emphasized the need for people to listen and open their h...

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