Biggiola Records is a newly formed canadian label focusing on roots based music. Producer Alec Fraser is in the process of building a roster of artists who reflect excellent songwriting as well as performance and sound quality. Colleen Hodgson and theToronto acoustic trio Brokenjoe are the first to be presented with songwriter Dirk Beck and harmonica virtuoso Lance Bennett being added within the next year.
All Biggiola CDs are available through the Silverbirch Store and online as mp3 downloads like iTunes etc. Have a look around our site and feel free to contact us for more information.
Biggiola Records would like to congratulate Jeff Healey and the Jeff Healey Blues Band for
winning seven awards at the Maple Blues Awards, held in Toronto’s Phoenix Theatre last night
Monday January 19th, 2009
His final blues recording, Mess of Blues (produced by Healey and
bassist Alec Fraser) was voted Recording of the Year. The record was
released by Edmonton-based roots music label Stony Plain Records in
Canada, — to whom Healey was exclusively signed. Mess of Blues was
released by the German company, Ruf Records, in Europe, the United
States and other foreign territories.
Healey won awards for Entertainer of the Year, Electric Artist of the
Year and Guitarist of the Year. Band-mates Dave Murphy ( keyboards) Al Webster ( drums) and Alec Fraser ( bass) also won in their instrument categories. While Michael Capponi won several awards as a humanitarian.
January 15th, 2009
Jeff Healey’s Mess Of Blues produced by Jeff Healey and Alec Fraser wins the 8th annual Independent Music Awards in the blues category. Congratulations also go out to Holger Peterson (Stony Plains Records) and Thomas Ruf ( Ruf Records) for much success with this great recording. http://tinyurl.com/IMA-winners
October 28/2008 – Biggiola Records is pleased to announce that freelance producer Alec Fraser has received four nominations from the Twelfth Annual Maple Blues Awards. Two in the * recording of the year * category, one for bassist and one for Lifetime Achievement. They are listed as:
Mess of Blues (Stony Plain) * Artist: Jeff Healey* Producers: Jeff Healey & Alec Fraser
Ramblin’ Son (Electro-Fi) * Artist: Julian Fauth* Producers: Andrew Galloway, Alec Fraser & Julian Fauth
Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) – Alec Fraser
Bassist Of The Year – Alec Fraser (Jeff Healey Blues Band & Brokenjoe).
Alec would like to thank the blues community for their continued support and Electro-fi Records and Stony Plain Records for the opportunity to produce such fine artists.
For further information on this years collection of excellent canadian nominees and how to vote for them, go to http://www.mapleblues.ca/nominees.aspx
Monday October 6, 2008. Biggiola Records is happy to announce that the New Dirk Beck CD ” Insomnia ” is finished and will be available for radio and media very soon. Stay tuned for the release date.
Dirk Beck is a fine Canadian songwriter with deep powerful vocals surrounded by some of the country’s finest. Wendell Ferguson, Al Cross, Burke Carroll, Denis Keldie, Christie Gray, Steve Strongman, Colleen Hodgson, Joe Toole and Alec Fraser all join Dirk for this long awaited all original release. Check out Dirk’s video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl2QokkA-Ic directed by David Rendall
– Biggiola Records would like to thank all who were part of an excellent turn out at the Cameron House for Colleen’s CD release party. A special thanks to Publicist Louis Michel for all his hard work and for being the entertaining MC of the show. Colleen Hodgson’s new CD “Songs of Maggie” will go out to radio September 9th 2008.
– Brokenjoe have written a new record and will commence recording in October 2008. They would like to thank Chuck Jackson of the Port Credit Blues and Jazz Festival for their yearly return to the Fram Slokker’s Southside Shuffle portion of this great event. Saturday, September 6th, 2008, 3:00 to 7:00pm
Downtown Port Credit www.southsideshuffle.com/home.htm