Achievements: With 10 years of experience in music & arts industry for 10 years after starting at the young age of sixteen, she has worked for MuchMusic, Sony, Buzz Records and more. Her work has been featured on VICE, TheFader, Boiler Room, SidewalkHustle, ChartAttack, SheDoesTheCity & AUX. She is also a photographer who has been capturing moments ever since she could hold a camera & a creative writer who’s been getting out her thoughts on paper ever since she could hold a pen. Her unique perspective and voice will help curate the POSI VIBEZ ethos.
Alana Marta Devito
Achievements: An active, integrated member of the burgeoning feminist Toronto music scene for 15 years. Toured North America and Europe with TOPS, Machetes, and BB guns as well as a solo artistic venture in Berlin, creating a performance art/non-binary pop project called Bobbypin. Currently playing with the Buzz Records (Weaves, Dilly Dally) band, Peeling and the experimental art-pop project, Bile Sister. Long time promoter and PR rep for a number of Toronto based independent music and arts events.
Achievements: Has been enthusiastically working and volunteering in the local music industry for five years. As a student finishing her degree in Communication Studies at York University, her academic work focuses on progressive discourse in the media landscape. As a photographer, she has covered WayHome, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Wavelength, Field Trip, NXNE, and CMW. Her passion for supporting and curating the local arts scene has given her multidisciplinary experience in live music, dance, and theatre.
Achievements: Nate is an artist, designer, developer, entrepreneur, event organizer and former manager of a DIY event space. He's collaborated with other artists across diverse communities in the Toronto art and music scene to create gig posters, album art, installations and stage designs. In his other life, he is founder and CEO of Goodbit, an innovative R&D agency where he experiments at the intersection of emerging technologies and art.
Achievements: Noah Savannah Zavitz is a frontline mental health and substance use worker who lives on Dish With One Spoon territory as a white settler, and whose work centres on psychiatric survivorship, harm reduction and decolonizing mental healthcare. They identify as a queer, nonbinary sober addict in recovery. They are the founder of FORM THIS, a handbook and peer collective for LGBTTQQ2SIA individuals navigating the mental healthcare system in Toronto. Find them on instagram @queerhex, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristel Jax is a Toronto based musician, writer, and artist who since 2013 has worked as a solo performer under the name Brigitte Bardon’t, creating a multifaceted pop concretè sound project including structured pop songs, ambient compositions, radio manipulations, and conceptual projects including Infinite Poolside and Drone Therapy.
Drawing on noise, drone, improvised music, music concretè, and pop, Brigitte Bardon’t bends markers of femininity and disperses complex and contradictory individual narratives and emotional states which can crystalize through sound, creating an effect London Fuse describes as “pop, experimental, or something wholly other… Brigitte Bardon't exists within many different worlds at once, flipping through the static between people, cultures, scenes and stories.”
Working in engineering by day, Erin Roblin is a Toronto-based music lover and performer, as half of the emerging synthpop duo Cubs Refrain. Embracing her passion, she is constantly seeking new ways to submerge herself into the music scene and support local art and artists.
IG/TW: @erobble / @cubsrefrain
Kenton is a non binary multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for sound design and posters. As p0st3rb0y they have long been an essential denizen of the Toronto underground for over a decade, rocking countless stages (well, floors) with their brilliantly chaotic electronic noise-pop from a dark future. They have worked as art consult for Dilly Dally, with engineering credits on soundtracks with Electric Youth and Dillon Baldassero, and have played shows with the likes of Weaves, Idles, and Show Me The Body just to name a few. In 2017 they started their own special events company called No One Turned Away which offers reduced or free admission to their shows; taking focus away from the confines of capitalism and investing more energy into building community support. Kenton has contributed their energies to the pozi vibez glitter crew door service and continues to bring their own brand of queer punk radical softness to our team.
Teagan Johnston is a Toronto based artist who goes under Little Coyote. Working with EggHunt records Teagan released her first album in 2017 gaining critical acclaim from George Strombolopulous (Strombo show CBC) , Noisey, Sidewalk Hustle, Exclaim! Pop Matters and Spotify’s “Indie All Stars” and “New Music Fridays” playlists. Teagan is also a writer, photographer and an activist for feminist and safe inclusive spaces in the music scene working with a number of bands and organizations.
Iulia Ciobanu is a musician and all around arts enthusiast who loves sinking her teeth into different avenues of expression such as writing, video editing, visual art, dance, and acting. Her band, Cherry Blaster, started as a solo electronic/synth project, but like any music baby/child it is perpetually growing into new forms. Juggling the desire to break hearts, blow minds, achieve the optimal shred, and make you dance/feel badass, her music is always only temporarily definable. It has been featured on Exclaim!, IX Daily, Live in Limbo, and Canadian Beats among others. She's enjoying discovering new communities while growing within and supporting Toronto’s music.