Microforum Vinyl is proud to once again be the official vinyl manufacturing partner of Record Store Day Canada. We have been supporting independent music for years and are passionate about vinyl and it's resurgence which has enabled artists and labels to thrive. We've been pressing your favourite music on vinyl for years in all colours, shapes and sizes and we're excited to be able to offer this service for free to our competition winner for 2021. We've received entries coast-to-coast from all over Canada with the Winner of the 2021 RSDC UNSIGNED COMPETITION going to:
Emerging Alberta Musician Travis Pickering is known well throughout the B.C./ Alberta region with his wide range of cover songs and incredible soulfully heartfelt Originals. His adaptability and connection with his audience have made him a fan favourite. Travis has opened for numerous recordings and award-winning artists such as: Julian Austin, Kenny Hess, The Good Lovelies, Oscar Lopez, Jo Hikk, Dick Damron and others. His strong vocals and vast repertoire makes him a competitive force in today’s Music Industry. Travis currently has 2 co written songs with fellow artist Shelley Lynch “Dreams and Gasoline” and “Make it to Memphis” climbing both the Canadian and American Indie Country Music Charts. Travis has teamed up with multiple CCMA award winning producer Jason Barry to bring you his first radio single debut song “She Gets Me” which recently hit #1 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown.
I am extremely proud to have been chosen to represent Record Store Day along with Microforum Vinyl Record Pressing. As an independent artist, it is extremely important to have an opportunity like this to team up with such amazing people in the industry to help my music be heard. I grew up listening to a wide variety of music, one of my earliest memories is listening to Elvis Presley on my great grandma’s record player. There’s just something about hearing a song on vinyl that’s so much more organic sounding than a CD or digital. I am very excited to be apart of this amazing promotion and can’t wait to share this project with everyone! Thank you Record Store Day and Microforum for this incredible opportunity!-Travis Pickering