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Royal Oak

Royal Oak

Aug 23rd 2018 @ Le Garage Cafe

Winnipeg, Canada
The 204, Royal Oak & Two Crows For Comfort @ Le Garage Cafe
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
9:00 PM
Le Garage Cafe
Winnipeg, Canada
A stop on the Royal Oak Pretend Tour 2018 Tickets $10 at the door Doors at 9pm Show at 10pm The 204 Four-piece pop/rock band from Brandon, Manitoba. Royal Oak If you asked Royal Oak what could possibly separate them from the rest of the whirlwind Canadian Music Scene, they would give you one simple answer: Youth. Royal Oak has been both a band and a group of friends for almost as long as they can remember. Although the form and names of the band have changed, one thing that has stayed the same is the lasting friendship of the band members — with more than 15 years of good times between them. Having grown up learning their instruments together, Royal Oak has entered their prime as one cohesive unit, rather than four people playing music. This makes for the tightest possible live show. The chemistry of longtime friends is undeniable, whether it’s on-stage dynamic energy, off-stage passion in songwriting, or even simple showtime banter between songs. On their new EP ‘Pretend’ and their 2017 release ‘Younger’, Royal Oak has successfully paired indie rock vibes with a modern pop sensibility, presenting music that is clean and controlled, and yet bursting at the seams with energy. Their lead single “Tell Me” is soaked in swagger with an 80’s synth backdrop, while “Only One” bounces, rolls and enchants with a desperate message of self-change. The closing track “Hold To Nothing” tells the story of a broken love while pulsating in heavy dynamics making for the most cerebral and hard-hitting finish the band has made to-date. Time and time again, the band proves you can craft memorable hooks with an indie aesthetic, while adding a little adventurous spirit into every track. Two Crows For Comfort Though debuting in early 2017, Two Crows for Comfort are no strangers to the stage. Having played in several popular Winnipeg groups, Erin Corbin and Cory Sulyma - often joined on stage by local, notable musicians Ben Mak-Wiebe & Lachlan McLean - finally joined forces to begin a journey of their own. Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, this folk-roots duo spins stories into songs and songs into stories. Through the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Cory and Erin have worked with artists such as Old Man Luedecke, Jim Bryson, Birds of Chicago, and David Wax Museum. Stemming from this they have been fortunate enough to entertain at festivals through out Manitoba and Ontario alongside the likes of Chad Brownlee, Sweet Alibi, and Bill Bourne – just to name a few. The duo's debut album was 'unoffically' released on June 13, 2018 and plans are in the works for an 'official' release fall 2018. Physical CD copies will be available at all of their live shows!