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Our Team

Joni NehRita

    Joni NehRita writes songs about cultivating love, hope and equity. The self-produced songwriter’s jazz-tinged brand of soul is infused with infectious melodies and grooves while her provocative lyrics deliver much food for thought. She has played concerts throughout North America, Australia, England, France, Germany &… Read More »Joni NehRita

    John “Beetle” Bailey

      John “Beetle” Bailey is the owner-operator of The Drive Shed Recording Studios.  In April of 2007, John earned the “Recording Engineer Of The Year” Juno award, for “Rain” performed by Molly Johnson, and “The Sisters Of Mercy” performed by Serena Ryder.  This year, John earned his… Read More »John “Beetle” Bailey

      Tim Louis

        As a jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis offers something very special. His voice is his own and his talents appeal to those of us who crave warm retro feelings but want something fresh and new. Louis has been described as a triple-threat talent: singer,… Read More »Tim Louis

        JP Sunga

          Toronto born and Waterloo based, JP Sunga has spent the past two decades crafting his own brand of pop-centric alternative-soul music.  His songwriting catalogue is thick, spanning over two decades. Previously recognized as one of Canada’s top independent artists, JP has been hard at work… Read More »JP Sunga

          Allister Bradley

            Allister is a local musician, songwriter and studio owner, who has been a Wellesley Idol mentor since 2016. As a musical artist (, he has released three albums of original music, and has toured Canada performing for audiences large and small. As a songwriter and… Read More »Allister Bradley

            Jonny Sauder

              Jonny Sauder is a local musician, multi instrumentalist and recording engineer/songwriter based in Wellesley, Ontario. Born in Mount Forest, he was a young, eager, natural music lover and musician from the day he was born. He moved to Wellesley with his family when he was… Read More »Jonny Sauder

              Wendy Smith

                “I am a community volunteer that loves music.  I am amazed at the talent within our community and feel strongly that musical programs within communities help our families grow. I am happy to be part of the Wellesley Idol team.”

                Wellesley ABC Festival

                  The Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival has been our primary sponsor since the inception of Wellesley Idol, and they continue to provide not only the prizes for our three finalists, but also the stage on which we perform our final round. We are truly… Read More »Wellesley ABC Festival

                  Wellesley & District Lions Club

                    The prize money for our People’s Choice Award winner is courtesy of the Wellesley & District Lions Club, and we send out a huge thank you for supporting Wellesley Idol.