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Event Archive - Paper Lions, The Velveteins, HIGHS

Fri. November 25th 2016 Lucky Bar (No Minors)
Tickets at: Lyles Place,
Presented by: Atomique Productions

Paper Lions - "Believers"

Paper Lions reached the #10 spot on the Billboard chart for fastest growing band in the world back in 2012. Since that time the band has spent many weeks in the top 10 in the Grocery List –a North American chart. They were finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting competition, Winners of an Independent Music Award and winner of the Touring Artist of the Year by us Canadian Arts Presenters Association. They have represented Canada at the World Expo in Shanghai China performing with members of Cirque du Solei and have performed for The Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall. Paper Lions music is streamed over 10,000 times a day and their video for Travelling has over 7.7 million views.

Paper Lions has been working on their new album Full Colour for the past two years and the reaction to the first singles Believer and Call Back have been very strong. The band spends most days in a studio working and re-working songs. Their process for this record is, to them, novel. Previously, they would write songs in a jam space, take them on the road, then spend a month in the studio. This time around, the band went right to the studio, recording songs three to four times before deciding on a final version.

The reasons why they’ve done it differently this time are clear - they’ve evolved as musicians and songwriters - but there’s more to it. Imagine going to a doctor with a broken arm. The doctor’s role is to fix your arm, elevating you from a terrible feeling to a normal feeling. Now continue that spectrum higher - to a fantastic feeling - to those peak moments and experiences in life. That is what’s driving Paper Lions these days. Paper Lions is a band whose music is heard by millions every year. There has been something about the familial blend of John and Rob MacPhee’s vocals, the band’s songwriting and arranging sensibility, and the feeling best felt at the live show that has resulted in the many champions that have rallied around the band. These supporters have led to experiences like performing with Cirque du Soleil in Shanghai, extensively touring North America and Australia, opening tours for artists like CAKE, and playing a wide range of venues and festivals around the world.

It has led to millions of people discovering the band through online streaming and radio supporters like The Verge, Iceberg and The Peak. It has led some of the more attentive music supervisors, working with networks like ABC and NBC, to dig a little deeper to find the music of a band who has been hidden away in the remote Canadian province of PEI – better known for Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, andseafood than for pop music. Now Paper Lions is preparing to launch their most ambitious album to date, with songs written to make your day, a show prepared to startle your senses and a purpose to lift you from the daily cycle – into a peak moment to take with you to the grave.

Paper Lions’ is Colin Buchanan, John MacPhee, Rob MacPhee, and David Cyrus MacDonald


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Paper Lions

PAPER LIONS are composed of ten time East Coast Music award nominated artists John MacPhee, Rob MacPhee, Colin Buchanan and David Cyrus MacDonald. They have performed for tens of thousands of people, earning critical acclaim and regional and national awards including 2005's Pop Recording of the Year from the East Coast Music Awards and 2007's Touri... more info