Press Kit

STOKE FOLK: The Party

February 26th, 2014

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We’re throwing a shin-dig in Fernie on Friday, March 28th at The Fernie Community Centre just because we can…and because The Good Ol’ Goats from Cranbrook, and Mr. Moffat are going to help bring the roof down with good tunes and good times…and because we get to have an ALL AGES SHOW, and GROWN-UP SHOW (19+) so everyone from toddlers, to ski bums, to Grandma’s can come and enjoy live music at some point in the night. Here are the details:

ALL AGES SHOW 6-8PM
Kids and Youth $5, Adults $10

GROWN-UP SHOW 9-2AM
First 150 Tickets are $10
Door price is $15

Tickets are currently on sale at Freyja in Fernie. (602 2nd Ave.) and from the Shred Kelly Online Store here: http://shredkelly.zooglelabs.com

We’re going to Kansas City

February 18th, 2014

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If you’re going to be in Kansas too, we’d absolutely love to see you. These are our set times:

Thursday February 20th

12:45 am – Sonicbids Presents – Room 708

6:00 pm – Official Showcase – Shawnee Room

Friday February 21st

2:30 am – Breakout West Showcase – Room 530

3:30 am – Access Music Showcase – Room 755

Saturday February 22nd

3:00 am – Canada Gold Showcase – Room 540

2:00 pm – Breakout West Showcase – Room 532

Ride with Us on Shred Kelly Skis and Snowboards

January 17th, 2014

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That’s right. This year Snoday, a rad company in Cochrane Alberta that makes custom skis and boards, have made a Shred Kelly design. They teamed up with Duncan Major who designed our album cover to make these limited time skis and boards. And you get to custom make your own gear specifications.

Visit http://www.snoday.ca for more information.

I know it’s a faux pas to wear your own band shirt, but is it a faux pas to ride your own band board? If it is a crime, I will be committing it. See you on the slopes!

Tis The Season

December 24th, 2013

 

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To Say Thank you From all of us Shreddies. We had the best year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without…. Santa!

Last Christmas we asked him to pack our year with shows that we would never forget, audiences that were amazing, delicious food, new friends, music videos, good van luck and more dancing than our bodies were built for, and boy did he deliver. So to all of Santa’s Little Helpers we met along the way, from Haida Gwaii to Newfoundland and everywhere in between. You have made 2013 the bomb!

We will be recording a new album this upcoming year and touring our big beautiful country again, so we hope to see you all in 2014 so we can tell you in person how much we love you all and appreciate the support you’ve continually given us to keep us on the road and creating music.

We’ve compiled a list of Shred Kelly’s 2013 Top 10′s. Enjoy and thank you from the bottom of our chocolate orange filled stockings!

Sending you all one big sweaty virtual holiday group hug. Love Sage, Tim, Jordan, Ian, Steve, and Ty.

2013 Was the TOPS!

(in no particular order)

Top 10 Restaurants

We think every one of these restaurants has earned a giant plate licking gold star.

Masala Grille - Thunder Bay ON
Stella’s - Winnipeg MB
Boon Burger - Winnipeg MB
The Sprout - St. John’s Newfoundland
Bai Tong - Kelowna BC
African Palace - Toronto ON
901 Westside - Keewatin ON
Noodle Box - Victoria BC
Hoja Mongolian Grill - Kamloops BC
Aroma Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Canmore AB

Top 10 albums

These albums had the most rotations in our tour van Compact Disc player, especially when our satellite radio got disconnected because someone forgot to pay the bill….

Alt J - An Awesome Wave
July Talk - July Talk
Hollerado - White Paint
Boston - Boston
Wintersleep - Hello Hum
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist
Plants and Animals - The End of That and Parc Avenue
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Rah Rah - The Poets Dead

Top 10 live shows

These are our 2013 favourite bands we saw live. All of these bands were either a new surprise or old favourites who really delivered, and kept us dancing and happy all year long.

July Talk - Evolve Festival
Shad - Folly Fest
Tupper Ware Remix Party - Evolve Festival, Antigonish NS
Elliott Brood - The Northern, Fernie BC
Current Swell - Wapiti, Fernie BC
Delhi 2 Dublin - BC Day, Victoria BC
The Idlers - The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
Repartee - The Seahorse Tavern, Halifax NS
Poor Man’s Whiskey - Bluegrass rendition of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – Evolve Festival, Antigonish NS
Yukon Blonde - The Rockwater, Golden BC

 Our Top 10 shows

2013 was so good that there were really no bad shows, we had fun 99.9% of the time. So the way we picked our tops was a combination of audience enthusiasm, band stage enthusiasm, stage sound and atmosphere/venue to compile our most epic shows of 2013. There are so many we could’ve added if it wasn’t limited to 10!

Robson Valley Music Festival - Dunster BC
Artswells - Wells BC
The Rockwater - Golden BC
Castle Mountain Resort - Castle Mountain AB
Minaki Community Center with Loon Choir – Minaki ON
Hudson Bay Lodge - Smithers BC
Wapiti - Fernie BC
Ottawa Folk Festival - Ottawa ON
The Parkindale Hall - Parkindale NB
The Rockhouse with The Idlers – St. John’s NL
 

 2013 Top 10 Highlights

A list of some of our top moments of the year.

CBC Radio 3 Fan Picnic - Russ Gordon and Cathy Hagan’s surprise wedding that we played at while surprisingly accompanied by a 100 person drum circle.
Beetle Roadtrip sessions - Tim knocking Grant Lawrence into the icy Elk river with his banjo!
Shiners Dad stealing a kiss from Leah Fay of July Talk during their performance at Evolve Music Festival after she threw a strawberry in his mouth from the stage.
Filming The Bear with Green Couch Productions and Tim’s ice making instrument success!
Filming New Black with Christina Ienna in Camrose and having muddy blast taking on The Cheetah’s.
Steve’s Wedding to The Beautiful Emma with his gorgeous daughters Lenny and Frankie accompanying them down the aisle. Congratulations Polit Family!
Tim spotting an albino moose on our drive across Newfoundland. We didn’t believe him, then a newspaper article came out confirming his suspicions, and allowing him the chance to say “I told you so.”
Touring with Loon Choir - Our great new friends from Ottawa that we spent 20 days tearing up stages with.
Meeting Fred Penner -  We were all very honoured and speechless to get to shake hands with the amazing Fred Penner at Artswells this summer. Jordan was especially awestruck.
Going to Haida Gwaii-  Had such an amazing trip to Haida Gwaii, a first for all of us. Delicious food, amazing people and a spectacular time at Edge of the World Festival.
Forgetting Tims banjo in random places, and having very kind banjo owners lend them their banjos so the shows could go on!

Video Premiere: New Black

November 14th, 2013

Last June we battled the Alberta floods to make this epic film that has us dressed like olympic hipsters, battling the cheating “Cheatahs” in a race for glory.  Produced and Edited by the ever so talented Christina Ienna, check it out!