We’re Coming For You, Canada!

Today’s a big day! We’re so excited to announce one of the coolest tours we’ve ever done, AND our first every MUSIC VIDEO! 

First things first, remember that one time we won the CBC Searchlight contest? It was one of the craziest days we’ve ever had, and since that happened we’ve had some very exciting opportunities. It was a significant breakthrough in our career, and we wouldn’t be having such an exciting fall if it wasn’t for that phone call back in May. Speaking of exciting, we are thrilled to announce our fall SEARCHLIGHT TOUR. We’ll be heading across the country playing with a number of the other amazing bands who were part of the Searchlight contest in their hometowns! It’s going to be a tour like none other, and you won’t want to miss it!

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The other very fun thing happening today is that we are releasing our first music video! We realized long ago that I Lost Myself needed a visual story to go along with it, but it took us a long time to find the the right person and the means to make it happen. But thanks to Cole Bennett (who filmed our intro video) and the support of the Peak Performance Project, we were able to make it happen! 

We’d love it if you shared the video and the tour with your friends! You guys are amazing, and we can’t wait to see you at a show!

Until next time,
Lauren.

Highlights from Boot Camp!

Almost two weeks ago, we left home for another adventure. It’s not really a tour because we’re only playing three shows, but it’ll be a few weeks before we’re back home. Our first stop was Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC for a week of Boot Camp with the Peak Performance Project. We spent the week with 23 other bands and a team of industry professionals learning about everything to do with the music industry, from songwriting to Factor grants to branding to honing our live show. It was a lot of fun, and one of the most intense weeks of our career!

Besides filling our days with workshops and learning from industry veterans, we also spent a couple late nights collaborating on a song with Jon Bryant (you’ll be able to hear it soon),  and we also had some time to take a hike up the Pinnacle, but most importantly, we made some amazing friends with the many amazing bands and faculty members.

Here are some shots from the week taken by Sebastian Buzzalino and Christopher James Guy. Enjoy!

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And there you have it. Stay in touch with us as we’ve got some really exciting things happening this fall!

Until next time,
Lauren.

Introducing…The Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk Show!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the last few weeks of summer! It’s been pretty crazy on our end of things. We just finished a big tour out to Montreal and back, and now we’re resting up, doing laundry, and cuddling with Max for the next few days before we head to the Peak Performance Boot Camp on Sunday! We’ll be out there for a week taking in workshops, collaborating, recording, and digging into our band and business.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I wanted to share a video we made for the Peak Performance Project, to give you a little glimpse of what it’s like to be in Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk. Who knows…maybe someday we’ll actually make a sitcom out of our lives, but for now, we have an introduction for you.

Check out the video, and please share it with your friends!

We’ll be back soon with some more details involving the Peak Performance Project, and what we’ll be up to this fall!

Until next time,
Lauren.

Made it to Manitoba

We’re finally enjoying a full day off in Winnipeg, MB. It’s been a long run of shows with a day off in Orillia, ON to shoot a video, and a day off to drive from Thunder Bay to Manitoba. So needless to say, the opportunity to sleep in and have a day off in one place is a treat! That being said, we’ve had some amazing shows on this tour. We’ve played numerous outdoor city events which has been, in my mind, the best way to spend summer evenings, playing music outside as the sun goes down. And of course getting to see friends and family always makes touring great.

Here are some snapshots from the past little while.

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And of course, here are the final few shows coming up! We’d love to see you if you’re near any of the cities we’ll be playing!

TUESDAY, August 12th
Brandon, MB @ Princess Park
7pm, Free

WEDNESDAY, August 13th
Wasagaming, MB @ Foxtail Cafe
8pm

THURSDAY, August 14th
Brandon, MB @ Lady of the Lake
8pm

SUNDAY, August 17th
Kelwood, MB @ Harvest Sun Festival
5pm

For more info, head to our Facebook page and connect with us there. And don’t forget to find us on Twitter and Instagram too! We love hearing from you!

Until next time,
Lauren.

Shows This Week!

We’ve had a great start to the tour so far, spending lots of time in Northern Ontario among the lakes and rocks and trees and of course, the wonderful people! The shows have been a lot of fun, and we’ve had some unforgettable moments along the way. I would say some of the highlights were sleeping in yurts on the first night of tour…

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Stopping at Sand River on the way to Sault Ste Marie and exploring the river and waterfall on a quick break…

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And going from not having any shows in Sudbury, to having two shows!

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It’s been a great week and we’re excited for all the shows coming up! Here are the details!

MONDAY, July 28th
Montreal, QC @ Pirhana Bar
6:30pm, $

TUESDAY, July 29th
Cornwall, ON @ Lamoureux Park
7pm, Free!

THURSDAY, July 31st
Toronto, ON @ 3030 Dundas
9pm, Free!

FRIDAY, August 1st
Barrie, ON @ Clarkson Pub
9pm, Free!

SATURDAY, August 2nd
Eden Mills, ON @ Eden Mills Community Hall
7pm, $30 ($10 for students)

SUNDAY, August 3rd
Barrie, ON @ Kempenfest
12pm

Here’s the full list of shows, and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We can’t wait to see you at a show!

July 28th – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 29th – Cornwall, ON – Music in the Park
July 31st – Toronto, ON – 3030 Dundas West
August 1st – Barrie, ON – The Clarkson
August 2nd – Eden Mills, ON – Community Centre
August 3rd – Barrie, ON – Kempenfest
August 4th – Leamington, ON – Seacliff Park
August 5th – Owen Sound, ON – House Show
August 6th – Manitoulin Island, ON – Maja’s
August 7th – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Lop Lops
August 8th – Thunder Bay, ON – Crock’s
August 10th – Gimli, MB – Rock the Dock
August 12th – Brandon, MB – Princess Park
August 13th – Wasagaming, MB – Foxtail Cafe
August 14th – Brandon, MB – Lady of the Lake
August 15th – Kelwood, MB – Harvest Sun Festival
August 16th – Kelwood, MB – Harvest Sun Festival
August 17th – Kelwood, MB – Harvest Sun Festival
August 19th – Caroline, AB – Camp Caroline

Until next time,
Lauren.