New Team Members!
We are beyond excited to welcome two new members to the Cups N Cakes team.
Brittany Rudyck and Sean Newton will be helping Jeff with the workload as he navigates his new promotion and begins building a house. Their music knowledge and expertise will help propel the Cups N Cakes Network to new heights. Brittany will be taking over half of the internet radio show episodes with Jeff and Carey continuing to field the other half. Sean will be helping out by writing "Pick Of The Week" reviews and conducting interviews for the "Inside The Artists Studio" podcast.
Get to know them better by reading their bios below and tuning in to episode 117 of the Cups N Cakes Radio Show this coming Sunday (Sept 9th) as Jeff, Carey, Brittany and Sean pick four songs that represent their love of Canadian independent music. (Yes... that's right... You'll get to hear what Carey listens to for the very first time!)
Brittany Rudyck (Pictured Left)
"Growing up on a farm with no internet, Brittany began developing a love for music through 90s MuchMusic programming such as The Punk Show and the Wedge. Choiceland, SK did not have a music scene, so she wrote reviews of Anti-Flag shows she would drive to see in Saskatoon. Those reviews would be published in the Nipawin Journal, solidifying her love of music journalism. After receiving a diploma in Television and Radio Broadcasting, a stint as a News & Sports Director at a country music station, a four year career as a full time yoga teacher, she decided to give music journalism another go. Brittany started writing for BeatRoute Magazine, voraciously going to local shows and working in venues. She became the Editor for the Edmonton Extra section, where she expanded her interest in local music to include literature, visual arts and theatre. She developed an affinity for social media marketing while working at the Needle Vinyl Tavern, which, succinctly put, ended with another discovery: advocating against sexual violence. After stepping down as Editor with BeatRoute, she still writes the occasional article, sits on the Board for Up + Downtown Music Festival as the Safer Spaces Coordinator, and works at the University of Alberta.
Sean Newton (Pictured Right)
Sean Newton was born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and currently lives in Edmonton, AB where he is in the third year of a music composition degree at MacEwan University. In 2014, he co-founded Grade School Records with pals Sam Burns, and Dylan Sylvester. Grade School is a prairie based record label that specializes in releasing outsider music from across Canada. Sean is also the main songwriter for Trace Italian, an Edmonton band that’s influenced equally by a love of baroque pop and noise rock. When not in school, Sean spends his spare time working at an antique store on Stony Plain Road or hidden away in his basement studio antagonizing the neighbours.