With a studio date looming close, Kelowna, BCâ€™s We Are The City realized they were going to need some financial support to raise enough money to record an album. They launched a donation page with four different packages and through the online assistance of their loyal fans were able to raise enough money to put towards album costs. Released in May earlier this year In A Quiet World has won the band new fans, great reviews, and given those donations a true sense of existence.
Now set to tour Canada, We Are The City is a three piece progressive indie rock act featuring three young composers. Cayne McKenzie (vocals, keys), David Menzel (guitar), and Andy Huculiak (drums) paint out a sincere and beautiful interpretation of life; exploring evocative sounds and storytelling. Cayne has been classically trained in piano for eight years and playing for twelve, and David and Andy are both self-taught musicians.
â€œThe arrangements are bold and emphatic as well as imaginative. You get the feeling that Kelowna was actually a greenhouse for the development of the music, allowing the band to find its focus.” – The Province
Having shared stages with outfits including Mother Mother, Said The Whale, and Winter Gloves, We Are The City were recently selected as a finalist for the Peak Performance Project. As a best bet for CMW 2009 by The National Post, theyâ€™ve also been a featured artist with CBC Radio 3. Listening to their instrumentation and orchestral arrangements you will readily discover their potential for greatness is simply palpable.
“Extremely diligent blends of post-rock indie-pop bliss…Taking cues from foreigners like Sigur RÃ³s and MÃºm, and blending them with organic Americana rock spirit (Wilco, the Shins) just might be the perfect combination to reinvent the wheel, and quite possibly the answer to this countryâ€™s stale revolving door of young talent.” – Clash Music
We Are The City will convince you with their good hearts and inspiring sounds to come and be a part of their city. So go see them live here:
Oct 8th â€“ Charlottetown, PE â€“ Babaâ€™s
Oct 10th â€“ St. Stephen, NB â€“ Poppaâ€™s Pub
Oct 13th â€“ Sault Ste. Marie, ON â€“ Arcadia
Oct 15th â€“ Winnipeg, MB â€“ Samâ€™s Place
Oct 16th â€“ Moose Jaw, SK â€“ Java Express Neighborhood CafÃ© *
Oct 17th â€“ Edmonton, AB â€“ The Express Alehouse
Oct 22nd â€“ Vancouver, BC â€“ The Cellar Nightclub
Oct 23rd â€“ Grand Forks, BC â€“ The Gathering *
* all ages
“Brothers in Gnarms” Tour with Counting Heartbeats
Oct 30th – Port Alberni, BC – The Academy *
Oct 31st – Victoria, BC – The Victoria Arts Connection *
Nov 1st – Nanaimo, BC – Mount Benson Legion *
Nov 2nd – Nanaimo, BC – Queens
Nov 5th – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw *
Nov 6th – Kamloops, BC – The Loft *
Nov 7th – Kelowna, BC – The Habitat *
* all ages