Remembering Darryl Weeks of StageFright Publicity

Last week, the Canadian music industry suddenly lost one its biggest fans and proponents when Darryl Weeks, founder of StageFright Publicity, died suddenly. He passed away last Sunday.

Darryl’s clients ran the gamut of Canadian and international music: Paper Bag Record, The Charlatans UK, Austra, Rural Alberta Advantage, Royal Canoe and many, many others.

He grew up in the area, often taking trips to Toronto to visit the record stores on Yonge Street. He eventually found a gig as Marketing Supervisor at the HMV Superstore at 333 Yonge before moving to a publicist gig at Outside Music. That eventually led to StageFright.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help with his children’s education fund.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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