Conor Wharton, p.k.a Conch, is a Edmonton Music Award nominated Rapper and Producer. Conch fuses electronic instrumentation with rapping and singing to create his own modern brand of rap music. “From wordplay, flow and production – everything is on point.” wrote Rosa Jason of HipHopCanada regarding Conch’s music. In his home lab and studio sessions at Resonate Music School & Studio Conch recently finished his upcoming single “Too Soon” Which is a collaboration with Edmonton Producer/DJ Lot D. “Don’t bother comparing him to anything other than today’s top 10. Seriously, he’s that good.” – Michael Cathrea, President & General Manager of Resonate Music School & Studio (Voted Top Choice Music School, Edmonton’s Top Choice Awards three year’s running).
Conch has extensive live performance experience including opening for J. Cole at the Shaw Conference centre in front of 4,000 people and performing as the direct supporting act at Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre. In September of 2016 Conch performed alongside Mitchell Lawler and Lot D on the main stage of Calgary’s One Love Music Festival. Conch has opened for many internationally known artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Pusha-T, Shaggy, T.I., T-Pain, Hopsin, Waka Flocka Flame, Classified and many more. Also a figure in the local scene, Conch has organized his own shows and performed at charity events such as the Ronald McDonald House Block Party in 2015 and 2016. “I can always count on Conch for results in every aspect of an event. He works hard on promotion and he delivers an entertaining performance.” – Greg Bechard, Founder and Operator of Nightshift Entertainment and Co-Owner of Union Hall
In April of 2016 Conch was nominated for Hip Hop Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards for his collaborative song “Open & Close” with fellow artist Mitchell Lawler. “Mitchell Lawler and Conch are two of Edmonton’s strongest young talents.” said Ryder, HOT 107 Morning Show Host. Conch is currently hard at work on finishing his debut EP “Writing Wrongs”, which is set to release in late 2017.
industry role: Artist/Band
genre: Hip Hop/Rap