Harvest is thrilled to announce that McKinley Morrison & Williams are the winners of the 2019 Stingray Rising Stars Competition.
The Saint John-based band were selected by Harvest’s panel of music industry judges and audience voting during the Stingray Rising Stars Competition in the Atlantic Lottery Barracks Tent today from 2-4 p.m.
McKinley Morrison & Williams wins a $1,500 prize provided by Stingray—Canada’s favourite leading music, media and technology company —and Harvest, and opens tonight’s Atlantic Lottery Barracks show with Andy Frasco & the U.N..
Other finalists include Bleum, Delirious Monks and Les MoonTunes. All four finalists will receive a promotional video of their performance for their own use, provided by Stingray and the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival.
“Every year the talent in this competition gets deeper and the energy during the showcase is even more electrifying as we see the best emerging bands our province has to offer,” said Brent Staeben, Harvest’s music director. “Harvest is passionate about supporting the growth of New Brunswick’s music scene and I’m proud we’ve been able to showcase top-calibre homegrown talent over the years through the Stingray Rising Stars Competition.”
This year’s winner joins the prestigious ranks of previous Rising Stars, including Ross Neilsen, Keith Hallett and Matt Andersen.
About McKinley Morrison & Williams
Born from creativity and freedom, Josh McKinley, John Morrison and Darrell Williams have brought their flavors together to form a completely original sound. Expect a groove based musical fusion, bass solos, guitar wizardry, and a near drum clinic performance. Check out these cats and the magic that they are creating!
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