Amos The Transparent
with The Heavy Medicine Band and Rumfit Mosey
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.
AMOS THE TRANSPARENT
Amos the Transparent began as a studio project in 2006. Lead singer, Jon Chandler, was sitting on a landmine of tunes with no intention of recording them. A long-time friend and collaborator drummer, Chris Wilson, convinced Jon step into the studio and track his songs. This inevitably led to a 13-song record entitled ‘Everything I’ve Forgotten to Forget’ and was release on Pop Culture Records/Fontana North in August of 2007. The album was well received and put Amos on the Canadian music charts. Notably, the song ‘After All That, It’s Come to This’, was a duet featuring artist Amy Millan, and was featured in the 2011 ad campaign for the website Plenty of Fish.
After the first album was released, Jon and Chris realized they were in need of a full piece band in order to capture the sound of every song. Amos the Transparent came to life as a 7-piece band and with its members Amos began to perform regularly playing at festivals like NXNW, CMW and Ottawa’s Bluesfest and Folk Fest.
Not before long, the group’s popularity became apparent and Amos began, and continues, to develop a strong following. The next album brought on new members and new sounds. With the band’s addition of guitarist, Dan Hay, and bassist, James Nicol, Amos’ five song EP ‘My, What Big Teeth You Have’ was recorded in a mere two weeks in Ottawa, Ontario. Soon after its release, the group created an animated video for the single ‘Lemons’ with the help of Ottawa artist Digital Henchmen. The EP hit the Canadian music charts and gained a strong appreciation from music followers alike. This lead to Amos performing at SXSW, Big Sound Festival in Australia and the single ‘Greater Than Consequence’ landed airtime on MTV’s show, Degrassi.
In 2011, new members joined the group including cellist, Mike Yates, and female vocalist, Kate Sargent. The album release of ‘Goodnight, My Dear…I’m Falling Apart”, was recorded as two separate EPs. Individually, the two EPs showcased both the light and dark side of Amos the Transparent lyrically and instrumentally – demonstrating their artistic abilities in all realm of the folk rock scene.
The music videos for their singles ‘Sure As The Weather’ and ‘Says The Spark’ were created and, outside of their parents’ dinner parties, the songs hit the charts in style – achieving high praise from the masses. Sirius XM radio made Amos the featured artist for a month and was showcased in the previews for Famous Players theatres across Canada. Other notable moments include their nomination for ‘artist of the year’ at the Verge awards, and being hosted on CBC’s radio show Q with Jian Ghomeshi – wherein Amos was referred to as the ‘Canadian Wilco’.
The year 2013 brought on new inspiration and Amos began to write a new record. The band has been brought to a full circle with six musicians, Jon Chandler, Chris Wilson, Dan Hay, James Nicol, Mike Yates and Olenka Reshitnyk.
In Fall of 2014, Amos released their latest concept record "This Cold Escape" which can now be bought on their website or on iTunes.
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