Candelora / Bio


Candelora is an indie rock band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.They took form in the winter months of 2006 when a shared passion for music brought two brothers, a cousin and life-long best friend together. Their name comes from the Grandmother of two of the band members. Her middle name, Candelora, was discovered after her passing, on a small piece of paper used to migrate from Italy to Canada.

They recorded a full length, self-titled, debut album in the Summer/Fall of 2010 with Douglas Romanow of Noble Street Studios and released it in May of 2011 to positive reviews.

Candelora made their Canadian Music Week debut in 2012 with showcases at The Gladstone Hotel & The Hideout. They returned in 2013 with a showcase at the Underground Garage on March 22nd.

In May, the guys embarked on a west coast tour and played the world famous, Whisky A Go-Go, on May 11th.

This June, the guys are playing shows at The Palomino, The New Black, The Blind Beggar and Broken City.

Career Highlights:

Virgin Festival Alberta 2009 - CJAY 92 Stage Headlinder. Played alongside Pearl Jam, Metric, Billy Talent, White Lies, and Tokyo Police club

April 2009 - EP Release @ The Gateway (Sold Out)
Calgary, Alberta

October 2009 - Toronto Indie Week Finalists
Toronto, Ontario

November 2010 - Grey Cup Festival
Calgary, Alberta

May 11, 2011 - Full Length Release @ The Gateway
Calgary, Alberta

Canadian Music Week - Two Showcase Selections @ The Gladstone Hotel & The Hideout
Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Music Week - Showcase Selection @ The Underground Garage
Toronto, Ontario

May 11, 2013 - Showcase @ The Whisky A Go-Go
Los Angeles, California

General Info

Band Members
Mike Ferraro, Lucas Klapper, Cory Klapper, Kit Shepetys
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Alternative / indie / rock

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