First Rate People // Prize Pack

First Rate People

On November 5th, one of our favourite collectives, First Rate People, released their debut album Everest. The album is a beautiful combination of all of the members' influences, taking you through a musical journey displaying nuances of electronica, synthpop, and R&B. Courtesy of the talented Toronto group, A Music Blog,

Gimme Your Answers: A Video Interview w/ First Rate People


"After five years, a few EPs, a few tours, and some crazy times", First Rate People are soon to release their debut album Everest (coming out on November 5th). This Toronto-based collective always seem to impress us with their dynamic and unique electro-indie-pop tracks. Before the release of the record,

Getting Cozy With… Liam Sanagan!


My name is Liam Sanagan, here are a few things about me: I live and work in Toronto, but am from a small town in Ontario and still prefer the space and solitude of places outside the city. As an artist, I like poetry without words - sounds, pictures, and

Playlist of the Week // We Celebrate First Rate People’s People

First Rate People

From side projects, to solo work, to other groupings, First Rate People is a collective bursting with unstoppable talent. To celebrate the band's music, AMBY (with the help of First Rate People's Jon Lawless) put together this playlist. So dig in and discover First Rate People's people! First Rate People- You

First Rate People: Concert Review!

First Rate People

First Rate People // Lee's Palace // 19.07.13 Combine Toronto’s best venue (Lee’s Palace) with one of the city’s best rising, alt-indie bands (First Rate People), and you’re bound to experience an amazing night of music. First Rate People opened with their single “Dark Age,” which got the crowd jumping to the

Song of the Day: “Carolina”

Mary and Jon

Carolina by Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless! Our Song of the Day can be heard beneath or over on the left sidebar throughout AMBY. Enjoy! Band Links: Play AMBY A Song // Getting Cozy With // Facebook // Twitter // SoundCloud // BandCamp // Check out Mary and Jon's exclusive version of Carolina

“Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless” Play AMBY A Song!

Mary and Jon

We admire everything about Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless' music. From the subtle yet infectious twang Jon carries in his voice, to Mary's powerful vocals with an astonishing range, it's hard to not be impressed with (and love) these two. We hope that when you watch this exclusive video, you enjoy

Getting Cozy With… Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless!

Hi we're Mary & Jon and we make music with each other as well as a variety of other projects including First Rate People. Here's a little chat we had with each other re: our musical origins. Jon: Hi Mary! So what do you think is most interesting about us? I