Coming Home for the Holidays
An original song by young emerging artists produced exclusively for Super Channel Heart & Home

Artists

Vocals / Songwriters

  • Hailey Benedict
  • Anna M Johnson
  • Keltie Monaghan
  • Jordyn Pollard

Piano

  • Wes Inaba

Guitar

  • Josh Ruzycki

Bass & Drums

  • Sandro Dominelli

Audio & Video Production

Audio Production

  • Wes Inaba, Song Producer
  • Sandro Dominelli, Recording Engineer

Video Production Team

  • Michael Burgess, Creative Director
  • Todd Page, Director & Producer
  • Jason Lillebuen, DP/Camera A
  • Ron Holmes, Camera B
  • Neil Nanquil, Roving Camera C/Gimble Operator & Lighting
  • Cory Gray, Production Audio Mixer
  • Don McDonald, Executive Producer

Hailey Benedict

Recognized as a five-time North America Country Music Association International Youth winner, including Most Promising Female Entertainer & Songwriter, as well as the youngest winner of the Alberta Country Music Fan's Choice Award, Hailey Benedict continues to make her mark as a rising talent in the Canadian country music industry. A past winner of the Big Valley Jamboree, Country 106.5 and K-Days Talent Searches, this dynamic, guitar-wielding singer-songwriter was also named the 2019 Edmonton Music Award Rising Star.

At just 17, Hailey's diverse music talents have enabled her to perform in numerous large-scale events including the Alberta Country Music Awards, Big Valley Jamboree, Canadian Finals Rodeo and several emerging artist showcases during Canadian Country Music Awards week. As the Road to main stage winner at Big Valley Jamboree, Hailey opened for Jason Aldean and Chris Young and has had the privilege opening for several other internationally recognized country recording artists including Lindsay Ell, Gord Bamford, Doc Walker, and The Hunter Brothers. Most notably, Hailey received international attention when a video of her original impromptu performance on opening night at Rogers Place with country superstar Keith Urban went viral reaching over 10 million views to date.

As a result of her personal achievements and philanthropic efforts in the community, Hailey received the biggest honour of her young life when she was recognized in 2017, alongside former Canadian Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and 11 other inspiring women, as one of the youngest ever Global Woman of Vision award recipients.

Anna M Johnson

15-year-old Anna Johnson has been working on songwriting and musical theatre performance. Her most recent original song “Soliloquy” has been described as haunting, and she continues to define her own unique style as a songwriter. She was honoured to be selected as a Pepsi Youth Finalist for the Ship & Anchor 16th Annual Songwriting Contest in 2019.

She is honored to be performing this September as a guest vocalist with the Edmonton Pops Orchestra at their upcoming concert "Edmonton POPs Orchestra, Gala at the Macdonald Hotel."

A Stingray Rising Star Young Performer at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in July of 2018, she became the Youth Grand Winner of the 2018 K-Days Talent Search shortly after returning from the festival. The previous spring she was a featured performer as part of "Crescendo 2018" with John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation at the Francis Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

That October Anna M Johnson was the "Young Albertan" selection for the 2017 Alberta Showcase of the Touring Arts Alliance of Alberta. The 2016 Junior Winner at Big Valley Jamboree's - ATB Financial Homegrown Stage Competition, she was also a Youth Finalist in 2017.

You can see her performing locally at coffee shops such as Cafe Blackbird and municipal venues as well as performing in local musical theatre productions. Anna continues to enjoy her music as well as acting in local theatre productions, performing for charitable caused and participating in dance events.

Keltie Monaghan

Keltie is an accomplished recording artist whose genre can best be described as alternative/folk with crossovers into roots and rock. Her 2017 debut EP, Everything I Haven’t Said, reached #1 on iTunes Canada singer/songwriter album chart. She is best known for her award-winning song, Someone Tell Her. In addition to achieving the #2 spot on iTunes Canada, it also earned Keltie the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards Rising Star Award, a Canadian Folk Music Award Young Performer of the Year nomination, and a Canadian Songwriting Competition Finalist with Honorable mention.

She released another stunning single, Expect Inhibition in April. Keltie continues to pursue her dream of sharing her music with as many fans as possible. She has performed as far away as Toronto and Winnipeg and locally at The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival, Horizon Stage, Festival Place, The Winspear, The Beaumont Blues, and Roots Festival and The New Moon Folk Club.

Jordyn Pollard

On the outskirts of a small town, Hillmond, Saskatchewan comes the immense voice of Jordyn Pollard. Being part of her school leadership for the last four years, active in many school and community events plus having leading roles in numerous musical theatre productions, Jordyn still maintains being an honour student.

Jordyn has achieved many successes, earning a SCMA Youth Development Bursary, Saskatchewan Country Music Association Youth Talent Search, and ample performance opportunities. Jordyn’s YouTube channel boasts of over 2100 subscribers with over 100 videos having been published.

Jordyn just released her debut single, GOOD ON ME in August 2019 and it is extremely well received across Canada. On the digital release GOOD ON ME charted in on iTunes at number 28! Jordyn’s debut EP will be released later in fall 2019.

Josh Ruzycki

Josh Ruzycki is a self-taught musician from Sherwood Park, Alberta. He enjoys playing guitar live on stage and in studio for a vast array of different artists and is humbled to work with such incredible talent.

Wes Inaba

Wes Inaba has coached hundreds of aspiring singers in Northern Alberta. He formed Pure Artists in 2007 whereby Edmonton's rising young singers would not only continue to develop their vocal art form but equally as important, would focus on giving their art back to the community. His artists support non-profit agencies and charities by providing entertainment and raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes throughout the year. Pure Artists have a very clear mandate and high standards which every artist was to commit to.

Along with having a musical dream, all Pure Artists must continuously demonstrate self-respect through a healthy and clean lifestyle, respect for family, for friends, for school, and their community. In total, they have helped work with community initiatives in raising over $63 million. In doing so, these young artists gained a deeper understanding of the responsibility we all have to give back to our community.

As the Director of Pure Artists, Wes has worked with rising stars including Disney's Sabrina Carpenter and country star Tenille Townes. He has produced numerous productions including the Soaring with Song Benefit Concert at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation that featured many of David Foster's artists. Mr. Inaba is also the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal Award and in 2013, was bestowed with the Rotary Capital Region Integrity Award.

Sandro Dominelli – Dominelli Studios

Sandro's 30-year history as an artist and studio engineer/producer has inspired him to design Dominelli Studios in a way that supports the unique needs of artists, financially and acoustically. Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada's most creative, talented, and tasteful drummers. Through his continuing success' as a much sought-after composer, bandleader, and producer, he has proven to be an established luminary in the Canadian music scene.

Catching the attention of local and international jazz icons alike, Sandro has collaborated with a long list of the veritable whos who such as Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Doug Riley, Oliver Jones, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry, and Tommy Banks. With a Juno Nomination, Western Canadian Music Award, and Canadian Independent Music Award under his belt, Sandro’s achievements continue to make him one of Canada’s most endearing musicians.

Dominelli Music opened in 2012, a few months after Brandy & Sandro Dominelli had their first daughter. Sandro had been (and currently still works as) a professional drummer, with a Juno Award nomination and many other accolades under his belt, as well as a teaching career at MacEwan University in the Music Department. Brandy had been working at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival as the Artist Liaison as well as running her own music industry support organization, writing grants, and doing publicity and marketing for local musicians. They decided to open a music school to work closer to home and share their view for a beautiful community centre where music creation could be a platform for local families to build self-esteem, a passion for the arts, and an overall sense of well being in this busy world of ours.

Currently, Dominelli Music has over 850 enrollments between two locations in North Edmonton and St. Albert. We have shared music with over 4,000 families in our community, and have taken students all the way from beginner to now attending University in the Bachelor for Music program. Our students have received Edmonton Music Award nominations, performed at over 22 local music venues, released over 30 original songs on iTunes and Spotify, and many more incredible feats. All supported by our highly skilled and well-established team of music educators and support staff.