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There’s a songwriting oasis that exists in a landscape of truth and harmony that was carved by the strong voices and loud guitars of the 60s and 70s; a festival fervour that took you from mellow, muddy depths to blissful, sing-along highs; a revolution and independence that captured you mind, body, and soul. The Creekside Strays are traveling that landscape in search of that elusive and exclusive oasis.
The Stray’s fusion of alternative rock and soul contains the wandering spirit of Pearl Jam, the mystic attitude of the Dave Matthews Band, and the wild-eyed abandon of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and their songs resonate with anyone who’s familiar with the unmistakable feeling of putting needle to wax. They are making music that rekindles a return to pure, dynamic songwriting with heart and purpose, a process deeply rooted in the songwriting traditions of journeymen like Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty, but also possess a modern flare by dressing up their melodies and hooks with a bluesy desperation.
After the overwhelmingly successful release of their debut EP "Tiger Waltz," The Strays have since released their highly-anticipated, sophomore EP "Honour Amongst Thieves." Songs from both EP’s have received extensive campus radio airplay all throughout Canada, and have been featured on CBC Radio 2 and 3 and on London's top rock station FM96. The Stray’s fresh sound and unforgettable live performances have also generated a large amount of excitement and buzz with several press articles, interviews, award nominations, and features done on the band. At the pace the band is going one can't help but acknowledge they are on their way to becoming one of Canada's fastest, most up-and-coming, formidable rock acts, and getting closer to that elusive and exclusive oasis.