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with The Love Machine
From the Promoter
tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.
The Balconies - The Last Lunge - Farewell Show
The Balconies are a Toronto-based alt-pop group started in 2008 by Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger. Their influences include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, & New Order. The undeniable energy and artistic stage presence has been finely honed over the last seven years, touring relentlessly in Canada, the US, and Europe. Finally taking time to record their self-produced third release titled RHONDA, The Balconies worked closely with renowned producer/mixer Jon Drew (Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up) on mixing the album in Toronto.
Rhonda was released in late 2016, and explores a myriad of musical and thematic material that unites to tell the story of Rhonda, a fictional heroine. Her story of hope, artistry, self-discovery, and exploration of what it means to be authentic in today's highly saturated media industry will resonate with music lovers of all ages, and those who struggle for artistic expression.
THE LOVE MACHINE
In a fast-paced world filled with chaos and uncertainty, stands The Love Machine - a band consisting of four hopefuls. Dreamers, some may call them, or optimists, as others may say. But in all reality, The Love Machine are a group of believers; genuine believers in love and a collective positivity.
Nothing about The Love Machine is manufactured. The name simply stands to represent their approach to writing music - as a team of talented and hard-working artists who collaborate with the swift efficiency of a well-oiled machine. This machine’s main function, however, happens to be pumping out indie pop rock tunes that capture the heart and soul of listeners. With a musical catalogue bursting with pop sensibility laced with twists and hooks at every turn and bridge, how could you not fall head over heels with their hopeful ideals?
The Love Machine – consisting of Allan Gauthier, Sean Prescott, Jordan David and Mike Laing – blossomed as a band back in the year of 2004, stemming from the amalgamation of two past bands that had befriended one another. Their chemistry as a group came naturally, as did their collective agreement upon collaborative creation, with each member contributing to the songwriting process. Similarly, each takes his turn on the microphone, thus proving that four songwriters plus four vocalists adds up to the collective sound that is The Love Machine.
The Ottawa natives have shared their music throughout three releases, their most recent being Sweater Weather. The album boasts the band’s ever evolving sound, and sweet production at the hands of Jonathon Chandler (Amos The Transparent). Sweater Weather represents not the departure or straying from the path of The Love Machine’s original sound, but rather a paving of new avenues to where they want to be. It received recognition from the Ottawa Xpress newspaper where they found themselves on the cover and earned the Best Record of The Year praise by Canadian music website I HeartMusic.net!
It should come as no surprise that these boys know how to kick it live with engaging and dynamic sets filled with crowd interaction and energetic antics. They have taken their live performance across the East Coast on three separate, extensive tours, along with tearing up stages throughout Ontario, playing over 200 shows in their career. The Love Machine has performed with the likes of Moneen, Metric, Passion Pit, and at festivals including Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop and Ottawa Bluesfest.
The Love Machine has one simple message for their fans, current and future… Love is on your side!