So Who is Care Finch?
Since becoming a single Mom in my early twenties (thank Christ that’s over now that I’m remarried), I was under the stigma that I couldn’t succeed; welfare was the only option for an uneducated young mother.
I swiftly pushed against that grain. It’s ridiculous that a person cannot attain all of their own goals, hopes and dreams simply because of their situations. As a young mom, I sought to become a role model to my children (two girls and one fella). After pushing myself through school (twice), I feel like I’ve tried everything (that may be an exaggeration).
With I.R.I.S. Entertainment, I’ve had the fortunate pleasure of working with countless bands, artists and musicians.
Currently, I am the Host of the Indie Rock Invasion Show, the Host and Producer of I On Music, I am a Special Events DJ, a Professional MC, and the Publisher of Velvet Rope Magazine. I am also the Marketing and Advertising Coordinator of VR as well as the Live Music Booker for Embassy, Waterloo and Molly Bloom’s, Kitchener.
Among my many roles, I have also been lucky enough to snag interviews with some of my favourite local acts, as well as some of my mainstream idols including Billy Talent, AlexisonFire, David Gray, Tom Green, Nikki Payne, Ryan Styles and many, many more.
Carrie On Conversations was the title of my myspace (who here remembers myspace?), and I found it fitting to carrie (oh god, I’m witty) over to a bio sheet here on the I.R.I.S. website. In conjunction with my work at I.R.I.S., I am also a published writer and am available for hire if artists are looking for promotion, bios, and EPK’s.
As far as licensing goes:
‘B’ Class License (School Bus)
SOCAN Licensed Promoter
AVLA Licensed Disc Jockey
Member of the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association
Smart Serve Certified
My family will kill me if I don’t include some of the awards and nominations I’ve received over the years, so here goes.
2007 – Best Rock Show, Sonic Boom Awards
2007 – Best Show Poster, Sonic Boom Awards
2007 – Best Show Promoting Local Talent, Sonic Boom Awards
2008 – Best Promoter (Gold), Echo Weekly
2009 – Best Local Emcee (Gold); Best Local Writer (Silver), Echo Weekly
2010 – Best Local Emcee (Gold); Best Radio Personality (Gold), Echo Weekly
2011 – Nominated – Woman of the Year; Oktoberfest Women of the Year
2012 – Recipient – The Waterloo Region Record Top 40 Under 40
2012 – Nominated – Woman of Waterloo Region
2012 – Nominated – The TABU Music Festival Best New Festival, Kitchener/Waterloo Arts Awards
So get in touch.