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Tomahawk Rock

Artist: Nadjiwan Produced By: Heading North Music Reviewed by Melissa Minners                For the past twenty years, Nadjiwan has been a project of Marc Merilainen, a Canadian with a Native American and Finnish background.  Born in Manitoba and raised in Northwestern Ontario, Merilainen knew he would be a musician from an early age.  He graduated fromContinue reading “Tomahawk Rock”

The Soles

A Rising Star Feature by Melissa Minners¬†             My first introduction to music from the Canadian band known as The Soles came in the form of a promotional CD containing four songs.  I discovered that lead singer and songwriter Dean Jalonen (aka: D.I.N.) used very personal topics to create the lyrics found on this CD. Continue reading “The Soles”

The Phenomenon of Nadjiwan

Artist: Nadjiwan CD Title: Begin ¬†Reviewed by Melissa Minners             Nadjiwan consists of Marc Nadjiwan (guitar, vocals, piano, Hammond B3, and bass), Adam Makarenko (bass), Gord Fynes (drums and percussion), Debashis Sinha (drums and percussion).  Marc Nadjiwan, Canadian artist and front-man of the band, was born in northern Manitoba and was raised to appreciate theContinue reading “The Phenomenon of Nadjiwan”