REGINA — Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane left an indelible impression in February performing at Casino Regina — the sold out show was so good that mere months later the venue has him coming back for another performance tonight.
Lynn Lake-born Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane is one of 12 Manitobans who will receive the province’s highest honour – the Order of Manitoba – at a ceremony in July, Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee announced on Manitoba Day May 12. The Order of Manitoba recognizes people who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field and improved the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.
Friends and family gathered recently to celebrate the career of World Vision Canada president and CEO Dave Toycen, who plans to retire from his position with the Mississauga-based organization shortly.
You are never to old for rock-and-roll and Tom Cochrane and the sold-out Massey Hall audience proved that last night for 115-minutes as the 61-year-old Canadian played 20-songs from the early Red Rider days to their new release titled Take It Home. The Canadian storyteller shared with the crowd his love for hockey and Bobby Orr, his adventures across Canada, and his huge love for the Muskoka’s and cottage life.
Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane cast his biggest hits into the warm glow of a softly rocking campfire set and then turned the heat way up during a superb performance at the National Arts Centre on Saturday.
In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring a song about hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.
If, as his signature hit suggests, life is a highway, Tom Cochrane’s road has led him many places before bringing him back home.
The last time Tom Cochrane was in these parts, it was for a good time, greatest hits set with Red Rider, coming on before Bruce Springsteen at Magnetic Hill. That show had the feeling of the celebrating past successes and shared memories, with favourites such as Life Is A Highway, Big League, and White Hot.
February 25th 2015 – The Georgia Straight Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock great Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock. Derek Smith was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on February 24, 2015. Thanks Derek. Picture…
Canrock icon Tom Cochrane released his first new album in more than eight years this month. Called Take it Home, it’s a collection of blues, country, roots and gospel — all the music from the South that’s inspired Cochrane over his four-decade career.
It might be early in his Take It Home tour but Tom Cochrane is in mid-season form. The 61-year-old Canadian icon stopped at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Tuesday night -— it was the third show of the 14-date tour promoting his latest album Take It Hom
Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane is back in the race again, but for how long?
“This may be my last record, but I said that after the previous one as well,” says Cochrane during a recent one-on-one session at a country bar in Toronto’s entertainment district.
REGINA — Tom Cochrane knew that it was time to get to work on a new album.
The 61-year-old Canadian music icon unveiled Take It Home on Feb. 10, his first album of new material since No Stranger was released in 2006. According to promotional material for the new disc, Cochrane had “stepped off the music industry treadmill” following No Stranger.
When Tom Cochrane released his last album, “No Stranger,” in 2006, the Canadian singer-songwriter-legend wasn’t convinced that he’d ever make another one.
“I think when you make a record, you have to be inspired to make it,” Cochrane tells The Huffington Post Canada, and for years, he wasn’t inspired. His charity work with World Vision Canada, and the occasional performance –– either on his own, or with his band Red Rider –– kept him busy and fulfilled.
TORONTO — The twangy wheeze of the harmonica may not grace radios much these days, but Tom Cochrane remains a fan.
The 61-year-old’s signature hit “Life is a Highway” featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totalling roughly 35 seconds of the song’s runtime.
TORONTO – In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring an unusual song about the sport of hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.
Tom Cochrane doesn’t have much left to prove.
Only, perhaps, that the veteran Canadian musician can still give us rock songs from the heart – with just enough pace and crunch to keep it interesting.
And the 61-year-old Cochrane delivers with his new album Take It Home, out Feb. 10.
It was 1994, and I was packing up and heading to Europe to spend 6 months backpacking and finding myself. As an 18-year-old Canadian I proudly donned the Canadian Flag on my bag and trekked the European countryside with only two cassette tapes to keep me company. Both were Canadian albums of course, as I couldn’t imagine not having a piece of Canadiana with me as I made memories that have lasted a lifetime. One of those cassettes was Mad Mad World by Tom Cochrane.
THUNDER BAY — Thirty years ago Tom Cochrane preferred the tranquility of a recording studio to the adrenaline of being the centre of attention on a big stage.
Now his career is all about performing live.
The Canadian music icon is kicking off his cross-country tour in Thunder Bay, when he takes to the stage at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Feb. 14.
To quote the title of one of the songs on his feverishly anticipated new record, Tom Cochrane is “Back In The Game”. True, the Canadian rock icon has never stopped creating or performing, but Take It Home is his first album of new material since 2006’s No Stranger.
To quote the title of one of the songs on his feverishly anticipated new record, Tom Cochrane is “Back In The Game.” True, the Canadian rock icon has never stopped creating or performing, but Take It Home is his first album of new material since 2006′s No Stranger.
From FYI Music News Tom Cochrane’s career includes writing theme music for the movie My Pleasure Is My Business, the Xaviera Hollander story, working on cruise ships and driving taxi. Of course, most know him for his extraordinary song folio that individually have touched so many of us in one fashion or another. After several…
July 17th 2014 – FYI Music News Tom Cochrane tells FYI that his forthcoming album featuring the single “Sunday Afternoon Hang,” – is about a “mythical hobo musician’s journey” and incorporates blues, country, rock n’ roll with a few “epic ballads” like “Pink Time”, “The One That I Have Known” and “A Prayer For Hope.”…
By Steve Newton – Straight.com Twenty-five years ago today—on July 16, 1989—Rod Stewart played to a crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium, with backup from Tom Cochrane and Jeff Healey. Rod the Mod was touring behind his 1988 Out of Order album, which spawned four singles—”Lost In You”, “Forever Young”, “My Heart Can’t Tell…
Thomas William Cochrane, the small town boy from Lynn Lake, MB has given us a legacy of songs and recordings that live on, sounding as vital and often times poignant as when we first heard them. Tonight Tom is to be inducted into Canada’s Music Industry Hall of Fame—but don’t be thinking it’s the end of the highway. Call tonight’s tribute a bookend to a chapter, and the next one is well underway.
Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane is a leader in Canadian music, known and loved throughout the world for hits like “Life is a Highway”, “Human Race” and “I Wish you Well”. Tom bought his first guitar at age eleven by selling a toy train set. Tom’s global successes, massive body of work and powerful performances have firmly established him as one of Canada’s most loved artists.
Tom Cochrane Announced As A 2014 Inductee To The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame At Canadian Music Week 2014
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Tom Cochrane as a 2014 inductee to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. Cochrane is an award winning singer, songwriter, producer, activist and Canadian icon, and will be honoured amongst his peers at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala, taking place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Kool Haus in Toronto.
Nick Krewen – www.samaritanmag.com Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, but one of his most poignant experiences occurred when he spent two-and-a-half weeks traveling through Africa on behalf of World Vision in 1989 that included a stop in a Mozambique village. “We met…
On the evening of November 30, 2006, the day I got to meet and interview Tom Cochrane about his brand new album ‘No Stranger’, was the same night CJAY 92 was holding their 7th Annual Charity Rock Auction at Outlaws Niteclub.
When Tom Cochrane sings Life is a Highway, he does so with the recognition of life’s many potholes and myriad of detours.