This weekend we’re off to both Toronto and Guelph for shows!
Thursday we’re playing at Clinton’s in Toronto, a really cool spot! And a great bill too, featuring Martha Meredith, Old English and Julie Rains! Check out the Facebook event here and the Show Gopher page here! (awesome website!).
The very talented Andrew Dal Cin will be filling in on drums for this show. He’s learned the whole set including a new one which we’ll be playing for the first time in Toronto! There’s going to be lots of rock ‘n’ roll in this set, so bring your leather jackets and blue suede shoes.
On Saturday we’ll be in Guelph at the Cornerstone playing with Donovan Woods! A friend of mine from New Jersey calls Donovan, “the most Canadian guy I’ve ever seen!” and folks, he lives up to the hype in the best way. Check out Facebook here. This is the last night of Donovan’s residency at the Cornerstone, so don’t miss it! We’ll have a more stripped down set for this night… maybe even an acoustic guitar.
I’ll see if we can get some pictures from the shows up here soon. Maybe YOU could even take some…
If you’re free and live in Toronto or Guelph we’d really like to see you!
The band will feature:
Sam on guitar / vocals
Jake on guitar / bass
Amanda on bass / vocals
Daniel on drums
Tim Glasgow on keyboards Sara Froese on vocals
We ran through the set a bunch of times and figured out a fun arrangement of “Love Like A River.” (The girls’ harmonies are WICKED!)
If you haven’t already, consider this your last chance to learn the words to sing along tomorrow night!
A highlight of the rehearsal for me took place as we were setting up. I was messing around with a kind of shuffle on guitar from C down to Am and Daniel came and said, “I know that song. What are you playing?” I didn’t think I was playing anything in particular, in fact I thought that millions of songs must use that chord progression. Daniel told me to keep playing it and began singing into my mic over it. It was really neat. Sara jumped in on drums (with her fingers!) and Jake on bass. Later he told us it was R. Kelly’s “I’m the World’s Greatest.” — we played it over a country shuffle.
Last week Half a Dino released their compilation album to the world to stream through Bandcamp. Jump over there now and listen while you read…
The compilation is an eclectic mix of the London indie-music scene and represents many different angles of it. I am very happy and flattered to be a part of such a great mix! Each song brings something different to the table, which makes for a pretty interesting listen start to finish.
To add to the excitement, the album is being released at APK Live this Thursday at a show celebrating the local scene. Ten of the twelve acts featured on the album will be performing for a full out feast for the ears (and lets face it, eyes too). This show is a GREAT opportunity to check out some awesome music from London and is also a GREAT chance to introduce yourself to the London scene. The whole thing kicks off (early) with EVAN at 7pm. We’re on at 9:50pm. This thing’ll have to run like clockwork, with each band getting a short set. So get there early.
More on this to come… see you Thursday,
ps. have a listen to our song and let me know what you think! Also, did you guess right before? We recorded ‘Love Like A River’.
We played at APK last Friday. It was a fun show. Lowlands and Amos the Transparent were both great and I would be great to play with them again. Some of Jake’s friend made “Jake Allen T-shirts”!!! Awesome. The new song, “Stranger,” got a lot of positive reviews — thanks friends.