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Jimmy Swift Band/Bullmoose/Acrobat April 5th @ Elixir: Kingston


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Rock Crew Productions Presents

The Jimmy Swift Band w/

Bullmoose ("Speaker to Speaker" Cd Release Party) and Acrobat

April 5th, 2007 @ Elixir Nightclub

Doors open at 9 PM, this is a 19+ event.

Advance tickets are $8 and on sale starting March 23rd Brian's Record Option, Zap Records, Chumleighs, Destinations, and Elixir Nightclub

More info

www.rockcrew.ca / www.myspace.com/rockcrew

www.thejimmyswiftband.com / www.myspace.com/tjsb

www.bullmoose.ca / www.myspace.com/bullmooseband

www.acrobatband.com / www.myspace.com/acrobatband


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The Jimmy Swift Band endeavors to forge their own path in Canadian Music. Since their inception their energetic and improvisational live show has helped the band develop a cult like following throughout the country. In recent history they have been performing 200 + shows a year - selling out venues and packing dance floors across North America. The JSB sound is original. Critics and fans have come up with a new genre to define it - Rocktronica.

Coming out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, JSB consists of Craig Mercer on guitar, vocals, and effects, Aaron Collier on keyboards and effects, Mike MacDougall on bass, and Nick Wombolt on drums. Each member brings their own strengths to a powerful sound, which is greater than the sum of its parts. Their influences range from Daft Punk to Pink Floyd to Guns and Roses, and they meld aspects of these sounds together to create their original Rocktronica. Half of JSB’s repertoire consists of organic instrumental material with influences ranging from Daft Punk to St. Germain, while the other half displays mature songwriting, powerful vocals and memorable melodies within the framework of concise arrangements. Although both elements of the band’s sounds are starkly different, they combine the two effortlessly to bring the audience on an unforgettable journey with each live show.

This tour follows up their 2006 release “Weight of the Worldâ€. Manipulating thick guitar and keyboard textures, and laying down a storm of rhythmic effects, the new album reaches for ambitious new levels of expression for the band.

Anchored by Mercer's pop craftsmanship when it comes to writing direct and immediate tunes, the songs seem deeply considered and purposely deliberate. No longer simply cool grooves with lyrics and melodies tossed off on top, “Weight Of the World†contains tough, thoughtful material that consistently rewards repeated listening.

The band has shared the stage with such acts as Big Sugar, Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth and The Flaming Lips.

Bullmoose is a Band of Brothers from Delta and Westport, Ontario. They grew and migrated to Montreal. 2007 marks the release of "Speaker to Speaker", their loud and proud best. Created at Breakglass Studio in Montreal under producer Jonathan Cummins (Bionic/Doughboys), the album was engineered by Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) and mastered by Ryan Morey. “Speaker to Speaker†brims with classic rock and roll energy, soul rave-ups, heavy blues boogie and sketches of epic psychedelia. Guitarist Eric Lawrance and bassist Seamus Cowan belt out odes to freedom through an army of Marshalls, Traynors and Ampegs. Drummer and twin brother Jeff Cowan quarterbacks the deadly groove that leads into crowd stomping percussion jams with meaty guitar solos and brazen instrumentals.

â€Speaker to Speaker†is the follow up release to their 2004 debut “Lessons Learnedâ€. Since then the band has toured Canada in it's entirety with great success playing many festivals and rock and roll venues. They've shared the stage with such great and diverse acts as Wide Mouth Mason, The Trews, The Illuminati, The Jimmy Swift Band, The Royal Mountain Band, The Exchanges, The Golden Dogs, Theory of a Deadman, and Jim Cuddy. There has also been much support through radio in eastern Ontario and Montreal with KRock, CHOM, The Bear, BobFM, CKUT, CFRC, and CJLO playing choice cuts from “Lessons Learned.â€

With influences ranging from The Kinks and The Beatles to Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright, the Montreal area Acrobat quartet was founded on a common interest: finding that special something with an emphasis on being a band about songs.

In a city where crafty musicianship is in abundance, singer-songwriter Nathan Wilson and bassist Phil White found it a challenge when trying to find the groups other half.

After a seven year run with their previous group, which saw the release of a hand full of EPs and performances in Canada and the U.S. with a variety of internationally renown acts, the pair set out once again; but this time knew exactly what they were looking for.

“We took some time off to concentrate on songwriting and a more paired down acoustic show,†says Nathan, which earned them supporting slots for critically acclaimed songsmiths Rufus Wainwright and Ed Harcourt in New York, “Then we knew that to put something together again it would have to be something specialâ€. “We wanted to be part of a band that understood each other,†adds Phil “like brothers, people who could tour together and have a great time.†That kind of fellowship was finally realized in the addition of drummer Marek Michalski and guitarist Jay Hopkins, both filling out a line up with a rare connection that is obvious, both musically and ideologically. So much so, that you would never suspect the core is only one year young.

The result is an impressive debut EP entitled “The Unbelievable Truthâ€: an 8-song record that runs the gamut both sonically and lyrically, from a wall of sound bordering unreserved chaos to the complete control of a singer songwriter’s subtle restraint, from intense to playful to the most delicate introspection.

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Don't JSB show going on Tonight (April 5th) at Elixir.

Tickets on sale in advance for only half the day so save a few bucks and scoop them up ahead of time.

The evening was coupled by Elixir with a fashion show as well. Come in early and get some alternate entertainment - a little bang for your buck

Hope this message finds you all well.


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April 19th:

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