TODDCast Podcast to host free show with JP Maurice at the Roxy

Tuesday 13th, September 2016 / 15:12
By Heather Adamson

jp-maurice-at-the-roxy-2VANCOUVER — On September 22, 2016, Volume 5 of the ‘Cheap Thrills’ concert series will take place at the Roxy featuring Vancouver-based recording artist JP Maurice. The night is hosted by Todd Hancock of TODDCast Podcast who began the ‘Cheap Thrills’ series just over a year ago in order to offer a unique live show experience for audiences in Vancouver. Inspired by MuchMusic’s once heralded ‘Intimate and Interactive’ format, Hancock interviews the artists in between songs, moderating Q&As with the audience and sharing backstories and unknown facts about the artist in order to connect the listener in a deeper way. “I guarantee you won’t experience anything else like it,” shares Hancock. “The entire night is meant to involve the audience as much as possible and leave people talking about it for months.”

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Before launching his podcast, Hancock was the Indie Music Director at CFOX-FM radio station in Vancouver for 15 years. He has a passion for supporting local talent and ‘Cheap Thrills’ is his way of continuing to support the local live scene. “It’s tough out there for up and coming bands. I want to do what I can to help those artists who not only have great music but are working hard to make things happen for themselves.” Enter JP Maurice. Hancock has been steadily supporting Maurice’s rising independent music career on his podcast over the past year and selected him for a ‘Cheap Thrills’ show based on his respect for him as an artist. “Ultimately I chose to showcase JP because of his music; he has great style, great songs and a great voice, but he is also a really smart guy who is trying to further the local music industry. When I see someone like that I want to support them.” Hancock is referring to some of Maurice’s recent choices including investing in Blue Light Studio in Vancouver following his second-place finish in the 2015 Peak Performance Project. “Most artists would have squandered that kind of cash on new gear they don’t need or some over produced album,” said Hancock, “but JP invested it into a studio where he can work at his own pace and also produce for other musicians.” This choice has been one of the best Maurice has ever made as he prepares for the official launch party of the new Blue Light Studio space a few days following the show at the Roxy. Having recently wrapped recording his new album, JP Maurice is on the cusp of a big year and this show is a great opportunity for people to see him up close and personal and hear some of his new music. “Because Todd and I are buds and have a good rapport the conversations on stage will be really comfortable,” shared Maurice. “We are approaching it as a showcase of the songwriting process.” In terms of what he is looking forward to the most about the show, Maurice was quick to appreciate the night’s intentions. “It is going to be nice to have an intimate setting; it brings so much more weight to a show to share that experience with an audience.”

‘Cheap Thrills’ Volume 5 with JP Maurice at the Roxy is on Thursday, September 22, 2016. There are no tickets sold for the show. To win your way in follow @TODDCastPodcast, @jpthemaurice, or @RoxyVancouver on Twitter and retweet the poster to get your name on the guest list. (19 and older. Two pieces of ID required).

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