We're so happy to be playing TWO showcases as part of MusicNL's 25th anniversary! Our first is Friday night, Oct 12, at the Jazz and Blues Showcase. We're closing out the night at the FAT Cat at 12:45am (that's after midnight) and are playing a half hour set. Check out the Facebook event for the full details:
Not too long after, Saturday afternoon, we're opening up the export buyers showcase at the St. John's Convention Centre at 2pm. To top it all off we will be joined by our fabulous original drummer, Andrew McCarthy, for both showcases!
Make sure to visit MusicNL.ca for all the conference info! They are doing an amazing job and we wouldn't be where we are without them.
We're going to be releasing our new album, Kitchuses, on Saturday September 30th at Fred's Records at 2pm.
We'll be doing an acoustic set that's open to all ages and is completely free! You'll have a chance to hear some new tunes, buy the album, as well as shirts (which will be available year-round at Fred's now) and limited edition pins designed by Jud Haynes.
We had an excellent time at Noztock, our first time playing in the UK! We met awesome horn bands, helpful industry folk, and played a couple of great sets. Check out some choice pics below and if you'd like to see more pics from our adventures, check out our Instagram.
Now you may notice that Andrew is lacking in our pics. Well, sad to say, our beloved McCarthy is heading to Toronto to further his musical education. Playing with him over these past 4 years has been an incredible journey and we could not have asked for a more inspiring drummer. We will miss you bud!
Tonight (Friday August 18thwe are having a goodbye show for Andrew McCarthy, as well as Adam Martin, who fronts my other group, Hear/Say...
It's been a while since our last update (always is...) so we've got lots of news! In one month we're heading to Nozstock in the UK to play our first gig outside of the country. According to Efestivals "it is colourful, unique, crazy and trilling" and we are stoked to be going. There's a ton of great artists, camping, and run by a super cool team of people - everything you could want in an outdoor festival. Big thanks to MusicNL and ArtsNL for the financial support to get us over there.
We are nearly done recording our upcoming album, Kitchuses! It is an immense pleasure working with our producer John MacLean and our engineer Stephen Lilly - we all made a great team. While there was a huge pile of work that got done in the 10 days while John was here, we all left with smiling faces (and ears). We finally got some percussion overdubs done at Steve's house the other week and only have a little bit more to do before we can focus on the production side of things. Have a gander at some snaps from John's visit, our time at Trunk Lane Studio, and beyond.
Since John left, we had a couple of amazing shows: opening up for The Kubasonics for their album release (which coincided nicely with m...
Well, it's been a while since our last update. Things have been crazy! So let's start from where we left off. Strap yourself in, this is gonna be a longer one.
We had a great show at MUN D.F. Cook Recital Hall in November. For some reason when we are on tour, we play lots of acoustic shows, but here at home, it's less common. So it was great to not have to deal with mics and monitors and just play and move around and spin in a circle and all that fun stuff.
We didn't play ANY public shows in Dec or January. Myself and Andrew were away on a short baytour for some of Dec, and we all had Christmas gigs with other projects. Christmas is a great time in St. John's: lots of people come home for the holiday,...
To start, I've got to say that our first independent shows outside of St. John's on the island were both really successful. People came out and paid good money for new and original music that otherwise doesn't happen in their towns. Big thanks to everyone that came out to dance and sing with us! We've got to give a special shoutout to Jim at Swirsky's as well as Dean, Stevie, and the Stairs family at Citadel House for all their hospitality. Just after getting home, we had a ball playing for a delightful crowd of discerning dancers at the Ship for the Atlantic Dance Presenters Conference.
Speaking of balls, we're playing The Freaker's Ball tonight at Factory with St. John's legend Mar...
Every member of the band has been busy over the past couple of months, be it spending time with family overseas, traveling the province with tribute shows, or lining up those fall students and classroom gigs! But we're back in action and have a busy year ahead of us.
So, at the end of the month we will be embarking on our second tour. It's shorter, leaner, and more efficient then the 7000km trek from St. John's to Guelph and back we did in the fall. Flying in and out of Montreal - renting a van there too. On several shows we will be teaming up with our friends The Night Watch, The Steady Swagger, as well as The Boxcar Boys!
We will be updating this post with more information (and any additional gigs), as well as facebook event links and more. Tell your friends!
Friday night we will be joined by The Pathological Loversat the Fat Cat on George Street. Myself and Lovers frontman Jody Richardson will start the night off at 10:30pm with an acoustic set of some iconic classic rock sax jams. And check out the sweet poster! We may have a couple for sale at the show...
Make sure you show up early: last time we played at the Fat Cat there was a lineup down the street! Also, be sure to share our event on Facebook, retweet us on Twitter, or leave a comment on Instagram for your chance to win a couple of spots on the guest list and some swag!
In other news, we are on Spotify. In order to be able to set up an artist profile that's attached to our music, we need more followers. Pl...