When singer Alex Norman and drummer Swav Pior met in high school and started their band they had two choices – wait around on the off chance that some A&R guy was actually going to recognize talent, or take the bull by the horns and do it themselves. They chose the latter, adding compadres John Doherty (bass) and Will Marr (guitar) to complete their vision. Together they played hundreds of shows around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), starting with a handful of faithful fans that amassed into crowds numbering over 1,000 in what seems like the blink of an eye.
The band recently finished its latest recording effort entitled 1UP! in Hollywood with three-time Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Mars Volta, Beck, Ozomatli, Mindless Self Indulgence). The new album is now available in Canada.
With well over 2 million MySpace plays (30,000+ Friends, 1.7 Million views) and over 60,000 illScarlett records sold to date in Canada, the band has set the stage for an exciting Fall tour with an upcoming U.S. album release in the New Year.
November 1- Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigbyâ€™s
November 3- West Chester, PA @ The Note
November 4- Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club
November 5-Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
November 6- Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
November 8- Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
November 10- Lake Worth, FL @Propaganda
November 11- Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar
November 12- Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
November 13- Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
November 14- Pensacola, FL @ Sluggoâ€™s
November 15- Nashville, TN @ The Muse
November 16- Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
November 17- Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
November 19- Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
November 20- Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street