Meaford Hall, – May 6, 2015 – Show starts at: 08:00 PM
THE WOODEN SKY
Since the release of The Wooden Sky’s last LP in 2012, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun, the intervening world has grabbed hold of the band, twisting and shaping the production of their fourth album: Let’s Be Ready. Navigating the strife and uncertainty of evolving friendships, lost loves, death and the ever-shifting challenges of the music industry, Gavin Gardiner (vocals/guitar), Andrew Kekewich (drums) and Simon Walker (multi-instrumentalist) found themselves in a new place: holed up in Toronto’s west-end—in Gardiner’s garage-turned-studio to be exact. With the help of familiar collaborators Edwin Huizinga (violin) and Andrew Wyatt (bass and vocals), the band spent gruelling hours together digging deeper into their sound, looking both for answers to their doubts, and a way to quiet them.
The album was conceived amidst many changes for the band—saying goodbye to both a founding member and their long time record label. In the process of putting the pieces back together, The Wooden Sky looked to the talent and brawn of friend and producer Chris Stringer. Together they worked and reworked the songs, studio hopping around Toronto in order to give each track a unique shape and space on the record.
Thanks to a devoted and ever-growing international fan base, (the result of a strong history of touring-success in Canada and abroad), and with a string of awards and nominations under the belt (including a 2012 Juno nod), the band is set to leave any remaining doubts behind. Letting their hair grow long and armed with perhaps their most confident record to date The Wooden Sky is poised to cross the world reaching new heights on the back of it’s latest album, Let’s Be Ready.
Formed in Kingston, ON in early 2014, Lost Cousins is Cameron Duffin (drums), Dylan Cantlon Hay (bass), Murray Spencer (guitar), Thomas Dashney (keyboards), and Lloyd McArton (guitar/saxophone). The five musicians, all of whom contribute vocally, are focused on creating music that fills body and mind, presenting wild sonic soundscapes with lush harmonies and creative rhythms. Drawing influences from staples of the past such as The Beatles, The Band, and Stevie Wonder, as well as modern day heroes like Broken Social Scene, Local Natives and Wilco, Lost Cousins’ sound retains a unique and ethereal quality that is truly its own. The band is diving deep into the ocean in search of tones and energy that have never been heard or experienced. Much more than being great music to dance to, it is music to be remembered.