In Conversation with Laura Cavacece

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award-Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to singer-songwriter and vocal coach Laura Cavacece


Laura Cavacece

Singer, Songwriter, Performer, NFL and NHL Anthem Performer, Producer, Actress, Rated one of Canada’s Top Vocal Coaches and Performance Mentors, Founder of Canada’s Largest Vocal Competition- Hidden Talent Canada.

Laura was born on June 2nd 1989 in Toronto, ONT. She has achieved more success than any other up and coming unsigned recording artist from Ontario, Canada. Her vocal talent was discovered at the early age of three. At the age of five, Laura was put into piano lessons but quickly chased after her bigger dream which was to sing. At age twelve, she won a factor grant of $2,000 to record her first 2 song demo CD. She co-wrote two original songs and recorded them right away to complete her 2 song demo package. At this point, Laura was invited by Jeff Healey himself to perform live with him on his stage at his very own HEALEY’S Bar, Toronto.

It was not long after that EMI RECORDS and UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA had Artist Development deals to offer Laura and her Music career. At the time, Laura’s parents acted as her management and agreed that it was too early to set her off into the “industry world and lifestyle” at such a young age. All offers were declined.

In the summer of 2006, Laura won a radio competition, 107.5 Kool FM Idol with a grand prize package of a 2 song recording deal. The prize consisted of $1,500 worth of studio time, professional photo shoot and 8 weeks of airplay on Barrie, Ont sponsored station, 107.5 Kool FM. For Barrie, ONT 2007 New Years Eve countdown, Laura had the privilege of rocking the stage, performing two songs in front of 10,000 people at Barrie’s City Hall. Televised on 2 channels, internationally. In 2007, Laura graduated from the Independent Music Production program at Seneca College@York University in Toronto. In the summer of 2009, Laura landed and the role and starred as Sharpay Evans in Bird Entertainments, High School Musical 2 on Stage! She performed for 8 weeks at Lester B. Pearson Theater in Brampton, Ont.

LAURA’S MUSIC CAREER TOOK A HUGE LEAP in 2009! She won an NFL Anthem contest on Toronto’s Breakfast Television winning the Grand Prize of singing the National Anthem at the Rogers Center in front of a sold-out NFL game when the Buffalo Bills took on the New York Jets.

It was not long after that the NFL and Buffalo Bills Entertainment management reached out to Laura again to invite her back on the field and request her to sing the Anthem once again for the Buffalo Bills, only this time IN Buffalo, New York. This took place in Sept 2012, then again in Oct 2013/2014. She is now on the Roster for an annual Anthem performance for NFL teams as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlie’s Hockey Team.

Laura has worked with an endless amount of successful International and Canadian recording artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Karl Wolf, Jeff Healey, Bryan Adams, Craig Smart and more.

Being a vocal coach for many years and an inspiration to many young and old aspiring artists out there; In early 2011, Laura sought to create a platform for all other aspiring talent called Hidden Talent Canada.

A singing competition like no other, based solely on the artist’s vocal ability and open to all ages. Laura takes the role as Founder/Executive Producer/ Main judge in Hidden Talent Canada as it’s currently in its 8th season. The organization is growing tremendously popular as each day passes being labeled now as “Canada’s Premier Vocal Competition.”

In Conversation with Cover Song Winner Maiah Wynne

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Cover Song winner Maiah Wynne.


Maiah Wynne

Maiah Wynne is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. At only 19 years old, she has mastered 10 instruments, and continues to impress her fans through the dedication and craftwork she pours into her songs and her performances.

Maiah released her 10 song EP titled “Light and Shadows” in 2016, debuting the EP with multiple performances at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, playing at the famous Beyond Cinema Studio. “Light and Shadows” is a compilation of songs Wynne crafted for different feature films, short films, and documentaries. The commissioned pieces represent genres ranging from electronic and alternative pop, to bluegrass influenced folk and even children’s music. Her single, “Monster in a Human Suit” has garnered the most attention, with critics, bloggers, and listeners commenting,
“gorgeous, haunting indie-folk, where every note and lyric penetrates deep into your skin…” “The lyrics are great and the chorus is incredible… ”, and “It’s songs like these that make this genre so powerful and beautiful.” In all, Maiah’s music has been featured in over 9 films, illuminating her ability to perform and write in various genres and from multiple emotional vistas.

In recognition of her incredible live performances and original songs, Maiah was the the winner of the Missoula Top of the Mic competition in 2016 and the Zoo Music Awards in 2014, as well as a finalist in the First Night Spotlight competition and Zoo Town Idol in 2014.

Currently Maiah is working on her first full length album and with over 100 original songs, many more albums are sure to come. Additionally, Wynne is currently collaborating with other musicians around the world on an album focused on saving the world’s coral reef ecosystem. There is no doubt that the future is very bright for this young musical phenomenon.

In Conversation with Original Song winner Katie Francis

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Claim2Fame Original Song winner Katie Francis

Katie Francis

Katie is a country singer from Toronto. She won First Place in Claim2Fame’s Original Song contest for her song,

Katie won, $5000 Dollars in cash and a personal training session with American Idol Associate Music Producer Michael Orland. Michael has mentored every American Idol contestant from Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood and has appeared on Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and The Ellen Show. Katie also won a vocal training session with American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee, Peisha has worked with some of music’s top producers and songwriters, including Jimmy Iovine (Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani, U2), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Justin Beiber) and trained her own daughters Adriana and Katharine McPhee. Katie’s prize package also included a private mentoring session with Andy Curran General Manager of Label services-A&R for ole and media training with Hall of Fame Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cover Song Winners

Congratulations to the top ten and our winners in the Claim2Fame Cover Song Contest!

Maiah wins $5000 dollars and personal mentoring with 2 American Idol Coaches in L.A! Check out the Original Song Winners here.

1: Maiah Wynne
2: Ashley Archer
3: Leyka

4: Dylan James
5: Chad Goodson
6: One Street Over
7: Drew Collins
8: Kaelah
9: Melissa
10:Kenny Peters

*Results certified by the accounting firm of Thad Scott and Company.