#CMW Artist Showcase - Michael Wood Band
Victoria group, the Michael Wood Band is going all the way across the country to bring their music to Canadian Music Week. We had a nice chat with the boys about their upcoming show in Toronto.
Hammer Records: Tell us what you think of when you think Canadian Music?
Michael Wood Band: I think of killer good times. Canadians for whatever reason have this quality that sets us apart from the rest of the world. At every level you can just find amazing music from Wintersleep to the Dudes all the way up to Drake and the Weekend, Canadian music just has this energy to it. That one of the coolest things about CMW is the whole country getting together and acknowledging how hard we all f**king rock.
Hammer Records: How did you get involved in Canadian Music Week?
Michael Wood Band: Growing up touring and playing music in Canada CMW was always the goal. Just like every Canadian musician dreams of winning a Juno award or making it on to CBC’s Q playing CMW in Toronto is one of our earliest ambitions and we absolutely love it. It’s a highlight of the year and not just from a touring perspective. The people involved and the people of the city of Toronto are the perfect hosts. It really says a lot about the festival and the city that small town Victoria boys can come play and stay in a city that some of us have never been to and feel perfectly at home welcomed by the music community and by the people as a whole. This is our third year in a row playing here, and we will always include Toronto on our tour dates.
Hammer Records: What do you have planned for Canadian Music Week?
Michael Wood Band: Well we very much plan on being the hardest rocking and the most memorable band at the venue for the night. Pints will be drank, glasses will be smashed, dances will be danced and good times will be had by all. Come on by and we will buy you a beer.
Hammer Records: What message do you want to send to Canadians listening to your music?
Michael Wood Band: Have a good time. Music is fun it should always be fun and if we can get across and help people find even half the good times we get out of making and playing music for people across the country we’ll consider our job done. Life’s to short to not enjoy every second.
Hammer Records: Whats coming up for you?
Michael Wood Band: We’re always working on new music. Right now we are working on our third album, although we may release an EP ahead of that just because of all the new material. We will be in laying down tracks soon. Right now we’re just in the process of planning our summer tour , that will once again take us from coast to coast of this great country. Looking forward to seeing you Toronto.
As for where you can find our music the best experience is always going be live but make sure your ready to rock hard. Also we have these lovely links:
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Michael Wood Band plays the Hideout in Toronto, Ontario at Canadian Music Week to kick off their new tour. This will be the first of 35 shows from Victoria to Toronto and back. Keep tuned as more dates are added. We hope to see you there.
Ian Kelly, born Ian Couture on March 30, 1979 in Montreal, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Based out of Montreal, he has released four full-length albums. His first, Ian Kelly's Insecurity in 2005 was self-produced. His second, Speak Your Mind was released in 2008 by Quebec leading indie label, Audiogram (label). This sophomore outing sold over 45 000 copies in Canada since its release date of September 2, 2008. It was certified GOLD in Canada by CRIA in March 2011. His third album, "Diamonds & Plastic" was released in May 2011. It debuted at #8 in Canada and #3 in Quebec, behind only Lady Gaga and Adele. The album has now sold over 15 000 copies in Canada. Ian has toured over 75 dates in support of "Diamonds & Plastic" in 2011-2012, including festivals in Canada, Belgium and France. "All These Lines", Ian Kelly's fourth album, was released in Canadian stores on November 5, 2013. It debuted in the iTunes top 10 albums in Canada alongside Eminem, Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, Lorde, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and Glee.
The new MWB album will be out shortly. "Rubble Town" was produced by multiple Juno nominated Shawn Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason Fame, and recorded at Green House Studios in Vancouver, BC. Stay tuned for new tour dates in your area coming soon.
Come party with The Michael Wood Band, Handsome Distraction and Real Mad Decent at Lucky Bar. Gonna be a great show!
Summer time!! And we've got some awesome dates lined up for you, and us, and all your hombres! Looking forward to seeing you this summer, so make sure you catch us at one of these dates! - Mike
COCA - Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, Halifax N.S. Friday - June 21
Oasis Night Club in Halifax, N.S. - June 22nd With special guests My Living Will, and Brite-VU
The Roxy Cabaret in Vancouver - BC June 27
ArtBeat Chemainus BC - Friday, June 28 (All Ages)
Port Coquitlam Canada Day Monday - July 1st
Opening for Platinum Blonde July 2. Mary Winspear Centre Sidney, BC
26th annual Oyo Stampede Party Calgary, AB - Friday, July 5
The Libertine Lounge, Calgary AB - Monday, July 8th
Broken City, Calgary, AB - Wednesday, July 10
Voodoo Lounge-Calgary, AB - July 12 - Tickets at the door
Summer In The Square, Centennial Square Victoria - Friday, July 19 (All Ages)
St. Andrews, Anglican Church Sidney, BC. July 27 (All Ages)
Party in the Park, Chilliwack, BC. Aug 2nd. Free Concert.
Music In The Park at Riverside Park, Kamloops, B.C. - Thursday, August 8, (All Ages)
Big John Bates at Doc Willoughby's Downtown Pub, Kelowna - Friday, August 9th Tickets at the door
Parks Alive! Kelowna Music in the Park - Saturday, August 10th (All Ages)
Revelstoke Summer Concert Series, Revelstoke, B.C. - Wednesday, August 21 (All Ages)
Music in the Park at the Southwood Community Association, Calgary, AB - Thursday, August 22 (All Ages)
"Summer at the Peak", Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops, BC - Friday, August 23
International Pop Overthrow Music Festival at The Railway Club, Vancouver BC - August 28th to 30st (TBA)
Lucky Bar, Victoria - Saturday, August 31
The Saanich Fair - Sunday, September 1st (All Ages)
Voodoo Lounge Calgary , AB. Sept 6.
Buds on Broadway Saskatoon, September 11 & 12
Michael Wood Band has been selected to play at the HMP Records Cross Canada Tour Show Case at the V-Lounge in Victoria, BC. June 3 2013 5 PM. Tickets available from the band or Eileen at 250 886 5209.
Michael Wood Band has been selected to play a show case at the Toothy Moose Night Club In Halifax Nova Scotia on June 21 2013 at the COCA National Conference.
We continue our 40/40 Tour this weekend at Voodoo's in Penticton BC. on Friday night, and Pouge Mahone's in Kamloops on Saturday. Come on out and rock the house.
Michael Wood Band has been nominated for 2 Vancouver Island Music Awards