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The Novamatics / Bio

The summer of 2010 was the best of times (and the best of times) for The Novamatics, a Victoria based reggae/dance septet. After a few days recording their demo with Wynn Gogol at 1-Ton Studios, the gang burned, stamped, and sleeved over 1000 cds with their own hands and set off to spread the magic! In what some would classify as a “deathtrap” tour van, The Novamatics eagerly embarked on a whirlwind two week BC tour playing to such diverse yet equally enthusiastic patrons at The Grill and Chill Music Festival in Courtenay and The Grilled Fromage in Squamish. At the end of a jam packed tour wrap-up show in Victoria, which saw The Novamatics frantically burning more cds in the green room to keep up with demand, the boys came to a conclusion: There is nothing better than writing music, playing it live, and watching the crowd groove on the dance floor.

Nearly a year later, The Novamatics are still fired up. Armed with renewed vigor, inspiration and another batch of recordings courtesy of Mr. Gogol, The Novamatics are ready to take the stage. Already lined up to perform alongside David Hillyard and The Rocksteady 7 from Brooklyn in April, it is clear that 2011 will be a hard hitting year for the Victorian band. Keep a look out for The Novamatics in a Western Canadian city nearby, because they’re gunning for you!

General Info

Band Members
Hugh Mackie - Keys, Esme John - Bass/Vocals, Rob Phillips - Drums, Dylan Spence - Trombone, Andrew Greenwood - Sax, Devin Fulop - Guitar/Vocals, Esty - Trumpet,
Artist Name
The Novamatics
Profile Page
Reggae / Ska / Rocksteady

Contact Info

Victoria, BC, CA
James Whitehead