TIDAL WAVE OF MARITIME TALENT
new tidal wave of Maritime talent is breaking over Canada's
music business. The stardom trail broken by Maritimers
Anne Murray, Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacKinnon, Stompin'
Tom Connors, Ken Tobias and John Allan Cameron is now
being travelled by a fresh group of easterners.
Frank Trainor, Shirley Eikhard, Tom Gallant, Ryan's
Fancy, The Haggart Brothers, Kenzie McNeil, Bruce Murray,
and Gary Weeks are all reaping national and international
radio, stage, TV and recording reputations.
Frank Trainor's first single "Thursday Morning,
Five O'clock Rain" B/W "Here Comes Another
Lonely Day" is selling well and showing unusual
popularity on both A and B record sides. The handsome
twenty-year-old has written 55 songs, four of which
have been recorded by Canadian gold winners "The
Last summer Frank Trainor completed a demanding Canadian
university concert tour. The young composer-entertainer
emerged a polished performer with self confidence honed
in many halls amid diverse audiences. Last August in
concert at the Confederation Centre as front act for
Montreal superstar Gino Vanelli, Trainor delighted the
capacity audience with his mix of thoughtful and bouncy