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The Jimmy Swift Band to embark on national tour in support of new album, Weight of the World


(Halifax, NS) – The Jimmy Swift Band (JSB) will be embarking on a national tour this winter in support of new album, Weight of the World (IN STORES starting on Nov. 28). Dates are as follows:

Jan. 11 Peterborough, ON The Red Dog

Jan. 12 London, ON Salt Lounge

Jan. 13 Toronto, ON The Horseshoe

Jan. 16 Barrie, ON The Foundation

Jan. 17 Cambridge, ON Fiddler’s Green

Jan. 18 Hamilton, ON Pepper Jack’s

Jan. 19 Guelph, ON Vinyl

Jan. 20 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s

Jan. 26 Vancouver, BC The Fairview

Jan. 27 Victoria, BC Steamer’s

Jan. 30&31 Banff, AB The Rose and Crown

Feb. 1 Canmore, AB The Canmore Hotel

Feb. 2 Calgary, AB Club Hi-Fi

Feb. 3 Edmonton, AB Sidetrack Cafe

Based in Halifax, NS, JSB consists of Craig Mercer (guitar, vocals, and effects), Aaron Collier (keyboards and effects), Mike MacDougall (bass), and Nick Wombolt (drums). The group’s third studio album Weight of the World (Below Me Music 2006), distributed nationally by Outside Music, sees the band push their sound in a more rock based direction. A video for the album’s first single, “Turnaround,†will be released in early December.

Half of JSB’s repertoire consists of organic instrumental material, while the other half displays mature songwriting, powerful vocals, and memorable melodies within the framework of concise arrangements. With influences that range from Daft Punk to Guns N’ Roses, they meld a vast array of sonic stylings together to create a truly original sound.

For the past six years, JSB has been forging a unique path in the Canadian music scene. During this time their energetic and improvisational live show has helped them develop a cult-like following. They play an average of 150 shows per year in clubs and at festivals across North America, including the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the Evolve Festival, and the Shoreline Festival in Canada and moe.down and the Haymaker Festival in the US.

For a streaming version of Weight of the World, visit: http://www.belowmemusic.com/jsbweightsampler/

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The set that's forming with WTTs and Kae is really feeling unified. Rather than it being us opening for Kae or otherwise.

We've got Kae rhyming on some previously instrumental WTTS tracks and we've got on board with some more of Kae's repetoire.

I think we're gonna have something pretty special going on w/ a pretty solid cover in there for good measure.

Couple that with JSB and you've got some good sauce no?


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