News — February 17th, 2005

You heard them in 2004: Boompa artists in film and TV

Last year was a great one for both Boompa bands, and our friends alike, who saw a bunch of their songs placed in television and film.

Radio Free Roscoe featured The Salteens, Sekiden, Reverie Sound Revue and the Yoko Casionos. The Yokos, Salteens, Reverie, and Cleveland indie-rockers Kiddo will also be included on the Radio Free Roscoe soundtrack coming out this spring.

Billy + the Lost Boys and the Salteens were also featured on the hit series Joan of Arcadia while Kevin Kane, The Lucksmiths and The Salteens will be heard on the upcoming Dawson’s Creek DVD.

Degrassi: The Next Generation is super popular in Australia and the Lucksmiths could hardly contain their excitement over getting a placement. You can also hear Flash Bastard, Billy the Kid (Solo), Morning Maker, Sekiden, Deadletter Dept., and The Yoko Casionos in last year’s season.

Natasha Thirsk of Catlow and The Dirtmitts was also featured in The L-Word along with Vancouver newcomers The Capitals and Cleveland’s Kiddo. And Girl Nobody and The Salteens were placed in the local production of Alienated.

In sporting news, our good friend and pro-skier Heather Roberts produced a Whistler ski film called The Girls Movie and it featured tracks from Billy + the Lost Boys, The Salteens, Sekiden, and Girl Nobody. Global TV’s The Ride Guide. also tracked Kiddo, The Salteens, and Billy. And The Salteens’, “You Stood out from the Crowd”, was also the title track of The Mascot Movie., a documentary on the lives of your favourite team mascots and the people behind the bear suits. Stayed tuned for more updates on 2005 productions and a section on featuring episode information and show times!