Full Tipped Sleeve is an energetic Alternative band based in Ottawa, On., Canada. The 4 piece band consists of sister and brother, Hannah & Joe, along with friends, Ethan & James. Big Vocals & interesting instrumental riffs best describe their music. They painstakingly try to keep it eclectic. Many of their songs can be played unplugged for mellow venues. As well, the band has a huge repertoire of covers from all genres that compliment their shows.
The band is working on their 2nd CD and have lots of tunes never before recorded live or in studio so they are a group you will want to see up close & personal. Pumping up the audience is their goal and their riffs, vocals & stage show do just that.
Along with writing, jamming and playing, Hannah, James & Ethan attend Ottawa U and work. Joe teaches guitar to students at an Ottawa Community Centre, volunteers with Christie Lake Kids and works as well.
Full Tipped Sleeve has enjoyed playing the Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Folkfest, the Bronson Centre, Shenkman Arts Centre, the Mayfair Theatre and many other large and smaller venues including parties. They regularly play bars throughout the City and beyond including Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Rainbow, the Brass Monkey, Avant Garde, the Georgetown, Greenfields, Club Saw, Raw Sugar, Irenes and the Rockpile in Toronto.
Hannah & Ethan often play acoustically outside of Ottawa and have had stellar reviews from Montreal crowds and even in Jamaica!
The band members have been interviewed by CBC's Bandwidth, the Sun, the Citizen and several community paper and online publications. Their older original music has been played on CBC's Bandwidth and many other radio stations and they have played live on TV and CHUO.
Playing for worthwhile causes is also close to their hearts. Full Tipped Sleeve has organized and played in many fundraisers and has helped raise thousands of dollars.
They use their big online presence to help promote all of their gigs and they are most impressed with the people they see again and again.
Many articles have been written about their stage show, presence, energy and musicianship. Their music compliments other genres and venues so they often ask other bands to play with them.
“...gorgeous vocals cut through the mix” – Kevin Selby of the Kevin Selby Experience in Washington, DC. All members have an extensive musical background and they use this expertise to create interesting music with funky beats, distinctive riffs and powerful vocals. "...the original material showed much more maturity than age of the band members and much more maturity in song writing and structure than most of the bands in the 88.5 Big Money Shot (including some of the finalists)"- Ala Qadi, Live Music Metropolis. - “young, fresh and talented...can easily describe Ottawa band Full Tipped Sleeve.”- Sabine Gibbins, EMC Ottawa. "They have a stage presence that is like bands that have been playing together for many years ... I was impressed, and it is not easy for me to get impressed by underground local bands."- Live Music Metropolis