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Featuring former members of Dub Trinity and The So So's!

The Idlers are a ten-piece band from St. John's, Newfoundland. Their unique sound combines the styles of Reggae, Ska, and Dancehall with seasonings of African and Celtic grooves. With the energetic lead vocals of Mark Wilson, complimented by a strong rhythm section and talented soloists, the Idlers have been working audiences into a frenzy since they began playing in April 2006.

Playing mainly in St. John' s, the Idlers have cultivated a loyal following. Their audiences continue to grow, packing bars beyond capacity.

The Idlers take much of their inspiration from the Roots Reggae music of the mid 1970's. Staying true to the conscious voice of Roots Reggae, the Idlers music speaks of the human condition, discussing issues of war, capitialism, social and personal struggle. Musically, the Idlers are hard-hitting, relentlessly pushing the genre to its limits, cultivating a sound that combines Reggae, Ska and Dub, with seasonings of African and Cletic grooves. Specifically, the Idlers are influenced by Burning Spear, The Congos, The Upsetters, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, The Gladiators, Culture, Steel Pulse, The Clash, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Max Romeo, U-Roy, Lee Sratch Perry, and King Tubby.

The Idlers recently received a sound recording grant frome MusicNL to the tune of $10,000!


Thursday, November 8

Antigonish, NS - St. FX University - The Golden X

Friday, November 9

Fredericton, NB - The Capitol

Saturday, November 10

Halifax, NS - Ginger's Tavern

Sunday, November 11

Wolfville, NS - The Anvil

Wednesday, November 14

Toronto, ON - Clinton's w/ The Irie Band

Thursday, November 15

Peterborough, ON - The Montreal House

w/ Dub Trinity

Friday, November 16

Oshawa, ON - Velvet Elvis

Saturday, November 17

Toronto, ON - The Concord Cafe

w/ Frankie Foo, The Lunateers

and The Rudy Dubs


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The Idlers are back in Ontario.. Check 'em out:

Ontario/Quebec 2008!

Friday, March 21

The Rivoli - Toronto, ON

Saturday, March 22

The Concord Cafe - Toronto, ON

w/ Frankie Foo & The Rudy Dubs

Tuesday, March 25

The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON

Wednesday, March 26

Alex P. Keaton - London, ON

Thursday, March 27

The Circus Room - Waterloo, ON

Friday, March 28

The Red Dog - Peterborough, ON

Saturday, March 29

The Hare & Hound - Oshawa, ON

Sunday, March 30

Bar St. Laurent - Montreal, QC

Tuesday, April 1

Pepper Jacks - Hamilton, ON

Wednesday, April 2

House of Reggae - Montreal, QC

Thursday, April 3

Clintons - Toronto, ON

Saturday, April 5

Jimmy Jazz - Guelph, ON

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