Latest News

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

We’re So Close!

We’ve uploaded our music for digital release and our self-titled CD will be available for download any minute! We’ll keep you posted when you can purchase it online, and of course, physical copies will be available in just a few more business days. They are being manufactured right now.

Thank you for your patience as we get closer to the finish line!


OCTOBER 29, 2017

CD Coming Soon

We’ve been working hard for a few months putting the final touches on all things Cootes Paradise CD. After recording our bed tracks at the legendary Grant Avenue Studios, we moved on to Psychotropic Studio, where (also legendary) Nick Blagona produced, mixed, and mastered the project. We were also very happy to be able to engage A Man Called Wrycraft (Michael Wrycraft) to design our beautiful album cover. We even managed to record a choir (members of the Grand River Voices) at QED Media to add to our song “Wake Up”. It’s been a fantastic ride, and all that’s left is to plug in our new photos (shot by Melanie Gillis), and send off for manufacture.

The CD will be available digitally within about a week, and hard copies will go on sale shortly after that. In the meantime, please enjoy our “Coming Soon” video:


OCTOBER 27, 2017

Readers Choice Winner

Readers Choice 2017 Winner

Every year, The Hamilton Spectator reaches out to the community for votes on the best of the best in all categories imaginable. Cootes Paradise is proud to announce that we are winners in the Local Band or Musician category. Well over 300 nominations were submitted, so we’re pretty happy to be among the top ten.


JUNE 26, 2017

Cootes Paradise in the Studio

Great news! Today, we finished recording our bed tracks at the legendary Grant Avenue Studio, in Hamilton, Ontario. We were in good hands, with the very talented Amy King engineering, and (also legendary) Nick Blagona producing. If you’ve never heard of Nick, no doubt you’ve heard of many of the world famous artists he has worked with. From Cat Stevens, The Police, The BeeGees, Deep Purple, Tom Jones, to The Sheepdogs, Alexisonfire, and now Cootes Paradise, Nick is a wealth of knowledge, talent, and of course, outrageous and riveting stories. We’ll be working throughout the next few weeks putting finishing touches on the record, and figuring out how to navigate the latest trends in sharing our music. Vinyl, anyone?


JUNE 21, 2017

Brantford Expositor

Cootes Paradise in the Brantford Expositor
“Street Festival Celebrates Canada 150”
Cootes Paradise performs at the CDBA Street Festival


JUNE 7, 2017

Best Bets

Our first time in Graham Rockingham’s “Best Bets” section of the Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton Spectator Best Bets


MARCH 24, 2017

Great news!

Our plans to record are now falling into place! We will be recording at the world renowned Grant Avenue Studio right here in Hamilton, produced by legendary Nick Blagona. Bed tracks will get underway in late July, and we couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned for updates.