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 MoreJoni NehRita »
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 MoreJohn “Beetle” Bailey »
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 MoreJP Sunga »
Allister is a local musician, songwriter and studio owner, who has been a Wellesley Idol mentor since 2016. As a musical artist (www.allisterbradley.com), he has released three albums of original music, and has toured Canada performing for audiences large and small. As a songwriter and… Read MoreAllister Bradley »
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 MoreJonny Sauder »
“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.”
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 MoreWellesley ABC Festival »
Our many thanks to the Wellesley-North Easthope Agricultural Society for incorporating Wellesley Idol’s semifinal round onto the stage at the annual Fall Fair.