On July 31st, the KICKSOUZA campaign finished with great success, raising a total amount of $5,800! That's $800 over our $5,000 goal!! We want to extend a massive THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this campaign and helped make it a success.
We have an exciting announcement for Tico Souza this season: he has been chosen as a recipient for the Humber Seed Venture Fund $10,000 grant! Congratulations to Tico on this great achievement which will greatly help in advancing his music career, contributing to the recording of his new upcoming album: North & South.
This Fall season is ripe with new projects for Tico Souza. He has just launched his new YouTube channel! New videos will be uploaded every week, so be sure to subscribe.
It’s going to be a busy summer for Tico Souza! As Toronto gets into the summer vibe with constant festivals and activities happening all over the city, so does Tico as he is always called on to perform at many different city events.
Tico Souza just finished recording his EP with Luke Maxim, Tico & Luke, and has had the amazing opportunity to have had the mastering done by the multi Grammy-winner Peter J. Moore. He has worked with many famous artists such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson and has been nominated for multiple Juno awards.
Souza just finished his studies at Humber College, graduating with a Bachelors of Music and multiple awards.
He also spent much of the Spring collaborating with many other student artists at Humber, including producing the Graham Ko album and recording with the Kirk MacDonald Composers Collective Ensemble.
Another season of recording is just around the corner for the Tico Souza Band, where the band will be recording and mixing with Phil Spencer. It will be a busy and exciting time as Tico makes the finishing touches for the new 2014 album release.
This Fall season, Tico has his plate full of recordings for the Tico Souza Band, preparing for the new album release next year. He will also be doing a series of recordings with special guest vocalist, Luke Maxim. Performances this Fall include Toronto’s annual StreetSide Festival for the Pan Am Games with Juno Award Nominee, Aline Morales, along with artists such as Maninho Costa, Lisa Martinelli, as well as a number of shows with the Alma Quartet. Keep checking in for more new material that will be coming soon online to Tico’s YouTube and SoundCloud.