SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR? Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try anyway. I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television. 23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter. During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few. I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors. I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember. I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame. I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College. I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure. I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done in the past to help promote music acts of the future. I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.
In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.
One of the largest and star filled events to take place during Canadian Music week 2018 cmw.net/ was the “IHeartRadio Fan Fest” www.iheartradio.ca/events/iheartradio-fanfest-2018 that took Place Friday May 11th, 2018 at Toronto’s Rebel nightclub https://rebeltoronto.com/ . The studded lineup of music acts included DVBBS , French Montana , Belly ,Shawn Hook, Marianas Trench , Alx Veliz , Ria Mae , Allie X , Dj Starting From Scratch, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine & Pop artist “Tyler Shaw” https://www.tylershawmusic.com/ Rudy Blair Entertainemt Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with the former winner of the "MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest about performing at FanFest, his upcoming wedding, his upcoming album and new single “Cautious” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ZZvY1a5ZM .
Can you smell it? Can you hear it? Can you see it? Can you taste it? The sizzle...the aroma, the smoke and the flavour...this can only mean one thing when it comes to the 1st long weekend of Spring/Summer ...It's the official start of BBQ SEASON! So to help get your "grill on" Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with Weber Grill Master Michael P. Clive https://www.facebook.com/michael.p.clive of Weber Grill Academy Canada www.webergrillacademy.ca/ on some helpful tips including looking for the right BBQ, cleaning up your BBQ after the long winter, the difference between charcoal & propane, different dishes to prepare including if your vegan, a surprise appearance by Chef Bob Blumer www.bobblumer.com/ and of course how to help you cook the perfect meal with your BBQ! https://www.webercanada.ca/
(Weber Grill Academy Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dz_HNgIX-w )
One of the largest and star filled events to take place during Canadian Music week 2018 cmw.net/ was the “IHeartRadio Fan Fest” www.iheartradio.ca/events/iheartradio-fanfest-2018 that took Place Friday May 11th, 2018 at Toronto’s Rebel nightclub https://rebeltoronto.com/ . The studded lineup of music acts included DVBBS , French Montana , Belly ,Shawn Hook, Marianas Trench , Tyler Shaw , Ria Mae , Allie X , Dj Starting From Scratch, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and Latin sensation “Alx Veliz“ www.alxveliz.com/ . Rudy Blair Entertainemt Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with Alx about his success, last summers performance at Chevrolet Indie Fridaysat Yonge Dundas Square https://www.ydsquare.ca/indie-fridays.html , performing at FanFest, his breakthrough single Dancing Kizomba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o51yKmpEAls and his latest release Higher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhiNfRPALGw .
One of the most outrageous, hilarious and talented Country/Rock bands in Canada today is defiantly the quartet known as “Blackie Jackett Jr” http://blackiejackettjr.com . With their Fun loving lyrics, Country cool Rock sound and explosive stage show JBJr have become a new and original force in Canadian music. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was invited to the “headquarters” for JBJr during Canadian Music Week 2018 cmw.net/ to Chat with band members James Black, Rick Jackett & Sandra Dee to chat about their success, where band member Jimmy Reid was and who replaced him in this interview upcoming award appearance and their new album “For A Good Time Call …” including the single “Bender” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RT1vYoD8OE&has_verified=1 .
Juno Award nominee “Royal Wood” https://royalwood.ca/ was the headliner recently (Saturday May 12th, 2018) at Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall https://www.masseyhall.com/ . His opening act was a duo, twin sisters , from White Rock, BC who because of their Irish heritage folk/rock/pop harmonies have been compared to The Cranberiees . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with Alanna and Brianne known as “Fionn” www.fionnband.com/ about how they went from being buskers to recording artists and their new double single 'Sad Pagans, Sad Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hRXSh-kIBM & A Pagan's Prayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DDKilpt_HQ
Juno Award nominee “Royal Wood” https://royalwood.ca/ recently had a dream come when he performed for the 1st time as a headliner at Toronto’s iconic music venue “Massey Hall” https://www.masseyhall.com/ Saturday May 12th, 2018. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with the singer/songwriter about his concert, his new album “Even After the Farewell” and how his new single “Hardest Thing Of All” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a57dXX6q4A reflected his emotions on the passing of his father.