ABOUT

Colton Eddy is the senior producer, artist relations and content programmer on Apple Music’s House Of Strombo and CBC Radio 2’s The Strombo Show. He has also worked as a freelance writer, contributing to Sportsnet‘s Hockey Night In Canada, CBC’s The Tragically Hip: A National CelebrationCBC Radio‘s QCBC Radio One‘s Here And NowCBC MusicHuffington Post, CHARTattack, Exclaim!, indie88 and AUX.

In television, he worked on CBC Television’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight for several seasons. After assistant producing the website, he prepared visual research and produced interviews for the award-winning program from transgender lead singer Laura Jane Grace to actor Will Ferrell to Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris. He also curated segments that included the DebriefSomething You Might Not Know About Canada and the tenth and final season’s finale.

On the weekly radio program The Strombo Show, he organizes the content programming and produces intimate conversations and performances from some of the most celebrated names in music that include major international artists like A.R. RahmanAlice Cooper, Ani DiFrancoAnthrax, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Bill MurrayBjorkBonnie Raitt, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlamagne Tha God, Charles Bradley, Chuck DThe Cult, Dinosaur Jr., DMCDolly PartonElvis Costello, Gene SimmonsGrandmaster Flash, James Franco, The Kills, Lady Gaga, Lee “Scratch” PerryLoretta LynnMaynard James Keenan, Metallica’s James HetfieldMissy ElliottMixMaster MikeMobyThe NationalNeko CasePatti SmithQueens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Refused’s Dennis Lyxzen, Robbie Robertson, Saul Williams, Slowdive, Spoon, Steve EarleStevie Van Zandt, Thurston Moore, Tom Morello and Vampire Weekend; Canadian talent such as A Tribe Called RedAlexisonfireARKELLSBadBadNotGoodBarenaked LadiesBlue RodeoCity And ColourCoeur de pirateDeath From Above 1979, Diana KrallGordon LightfootJoel PlaskettNeil Peart of RUSH, Ron SexsmithSTARS and Tegan & Sara; emerging acts like Courtney BarnettDilly DallyFather John MistyJazz Cartier, Jessie Reyez, Kate TempestThe Lemon TwigsLeon BridgesLowell, Mac DemarcoMargo PriceMETZ, PartnerPussy Riot, Sampha, Thundercat, Weyes Blood and The xx. He also produced The Strombo Show’s HIP 30, a four-hour special honouring The Tragically Hip’s thirtieth anniversary, featuring 50 exclusive covers and conversations with friends, fans and colleagues of the band.

He proudly serves as an ambassador for WWF (World Wide Fund) Canada. He is a juror for Polaris PrizeJUNO Awards, PRISM Prize and FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), a non-profit that helps develop talent in the Canadian music industry. He is an adjudicator for MusiCounts, which provides funding for school music programs in need of instruments to ensure their sustained growth.

Aside from working within the industry of music, he leads school group tours around North American cities like New York City, Chicago, Washington and Cleveland with Brightspark Travel.

His interest in the exploration of the musical realm began with cold calls to request songs on CFNY, back when covering The Darkness was cool (it still is) and he’ll willingly debate the enduring importance of that town in north Ontario to the checker-board floors of the Horseshoe Tavern, especially if it involves a cold beer and sharing records. He also writes his bios in third person. 

Colton D. Eddy
cell: 416.886.8549
e-mail: coltondeddy@gmail.com

Resume and references available upon request.