Title: Ocean Blue
Label: Kanadia Ltd
Release Date: 3rd October 2017 ISRC: UKCRN1700005
‘Anthemic is a musical state which Kanadia rarely drop below’ – NIGHTSHIFT MAGAZINE
“Built For The Big Stage” – BBC INTRODUCING
“A band most definitely here to stay” – COMMON PEOPLE FESTIVAL
Kanadia are a 4-piece alternative rock band based in Oxford. After releasing their debut self-titled EP in late 2015. Throughout 2016 Kanadia began to steadily build a fan base and an exciting reputation for their “stadium sized” live shows.
Their sound has been described by BBC Introducing as ‘built for the big stage’. Nightshift Magazine has likened Kanadia to artists such as Radiohead, U2, Jeff Buckley and Muse.
Ronan Munro, Editor of Nightshift Magazine since 1991 (Radiohead, Glass Animals, Foals) predicts a big future for Kanadia.
Their early performances around the established Oxford band circuit were well received by Oxford’s musicians and promoters. From there the band took a DIY attitude to gigging by organising their own shows and including their favourite bands on the bill. These shows took place at legendary venues such as Jericho Tavern, The Bullingdon and The Cellar.
After performing several shows at O2 Academy Oxford, the regional Academy Music Group manager and booking agent decided to get behind the band and manage their future bookings.
In May 2017 Kanadia earned themselves a slot at Bestival’s Common People on a line up that included Foals, Rag n Bone man, Pete Tong and Groove Armada.
The band’s self titled debut EP received multiple plays on BBC Introducing and the band performed a live acoustic session for the Introducing team at Common People Festival.
Kanadia are currently recording a debut album from which their first single is to be released in the Autumn of 2017.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kanadiamusic or @KanadiaMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kanadiaband/
James Bettis – Vocals, Guitar / Melissa Marshall – Keyboards Tim Lucas – Drums / Jack Ashworth – Bass
Thursday 2nd, Oxford – O2 Academy 3
Sunday 5th, Birmingham – The Sunflower lounge Thursday 9th, Witney – OXROX – Fat lils Saturday 11th, Reading – The Purple Turtle Thursday 16th, Wycombe – Bucks SU
Friday 24th, Banbury – AKA
Saturday 25th, London, George Tavern