We had a great time up in Northern BC and Alberta last week (pictures and highlights to follow) and now we’re very excited to share with you more tour dates! Zoltan, Josh and I will be continuing on the Unexpected Tour, this time through Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We can’t wait to hang out with all of our prairie friends before we hibernate for the winter. Check out the dates below, and hope to see you at a show!
November 4th – Caronport, SK @ Briercrest
November 5th – Regina, SK @ The Artful Dodger
November 6th – Brandon, MB @ Lady of the Lake
November 7th – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
November 8th – Gimli, MB @ Ship & Plough
November 11th – Winkler, MB @ House Show
November 12th – Sprauge, MB @ Sprauge River Inn
November 13th – Otterburne, MB @ Providence
November 16th – Saskatoon, SK @ Rock Bottom
See you on the road!
When we were at the Peak Performance Project Boot Camp this summer, we got to do a songwriting collaboration with BC artist Jon Bryant. We emailed a few ideas back and forth before boot camp, then on the first day we had one hour to sit down with our producer Russell Broom and do some pre-production and refine the song so it was ready to record. On the Friday and Saturday of camp we had four hours each night to record from 10pm-2am, and then Sunday night we listened to all the songs. It was awesome to see how all the bands collaborated and came up with some unique and amazing songs.
So without further adieu, here is the song we wrote with Jon Bryant, Every Good Thing.
Next week we find out whether we made it into the Top 3 for the Peak Performance Project, so stay tuned…it’ll be an exciting day!
I hope you’re all having an amazing fall season. It’s been unseasonably warm here in Alberta; I think usually by now I’ve brought out the winter coats and toques and mittens, but we’re holding on to the warm weather like nothing else!
I wanted to give you all an update on our fall touring schedule! Josh and I started rehearsing yesterday and it’s been really interesting taking the songs and paring them down to just what the two of us can play. We’ve been experimenting with new sounds and versions of the songs, and I hope that you’ll love it as much as I am!
We’ll be leaving next Wednesday for a week long tour up to Northern BC and Alberta, and here are the dates:
October 15th – Sylvan Lake, AB @ Wave’s Coffee House
October 16th – Peace River, AB @ TBA (House Show)
October 17th – Rolla, BC @ The Rolla Pub
October 18th – Dawson Creek, BC @ Diamond Willow Retreat
October 20th – Fort St. John, BC @ The Lido
October 21st – Grande Praire, AB @ Tito’s
October 22nd – Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room
October 23rd – Brooks, AB @ Tumbleweed Theatre
If you’re in any of these places, we’d love to see you at a show! We’ll be posting another quick tour out to Manitoba and back in the next little bit, so stay tuned for that!
Two weeks ago we had our official Peak Performance Project Showcase at Republik with Port Juvee and Mitchmatic. It was a fairly epic night; not only was it the first showcase of this year’s project, but it was the first showcase of the Peak Alberta EVER! Playing with Port Juvee and Mitchmatic was a ton of fun. We are all very different from each other, so the night never felt like it was dragging on, or that all the bands sounded the same. It was really fun.
We closed out the show and had a lot of fun doing so, and even managed to get a bunch of people on stage with us for the last song, including my dad who was dancing along! We made some great memories, and have these awesome photos from Unfolding Creative Photography to prove it! Enjoy!
Until next time,
First of all I wanted to say thank you all so much for the overwhelming support you’ve shown as we’ve shared about all the change happening in our lives and in the band. We’re in a unique career where part of our “job” involves sharing a lot of our lives with a lot of people, and it can definitely be a scary thing to bare your heart for all to see, not knowing what the response will be. But you are ever so gracious and supportive of us, and that means a lot!
With that little bit of sentimentality out of the way, I wanted to share some exciting news! On Friday we announced pre-orders for Where the Ocean Meets the Sky: A Visual EP! If you don’t know what this is, it’s a DVD that we’re releasing with six songs that we recorded in six different locations on Pender Island, BC a few weeks ago. You can pre-order the DVD HERE with free shipping within North America, and you can also check out the super cool “Pender Package” we have. It includes a hand signed DVD, an exclusive t-shirt, five art prints (done by Ross Bodenmann who did all the album art), a polaroid from the recording session, and a tote bag! The deluxe packages are limited to only 50, so if you’re wanting one, get it before they sell out!
We’re so excited to finally be sharing some new songs with you, and show you around one of our favourite places at the same time. I hope it inspires you to live the adventure you’ve always wanted to live!