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Past Shows

Sat. October 11th 2014
Copper Owl (No Minors)
Dreamboat, Doug Hoyer, WAND
Thu. October 2nd 2014
Copper Owl (No Minors)
Thu. August 7th 2014
Centennial Square (All Ages)
Eventide Music Series: MOUNT EERIE, Chet, WAND, Hush Pup
Thu. June 5th 2014
Copper Owl (No Minors)
WYRD VICTORIA NCRC SHOWCASE WAND, The Backhomes, Moths and Locusts, Mark Alexander McIntyre with BAT STEW
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Confirmed: Jan. 23, 2016 (Archived)

Label: Crystal Country
Prog Pop from Victoria BC
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Wand (formerly First Nations) is Victoria, BC's Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade alternative music from out of his bedroom in the cold, dark north since 2008. Wand has played with some great acts, including Radical Face, Blackout Beach, Cousins, Jordan Klassen, and Himalayan Bear.

When playing live, Wand incorporates trumpet, drum machines, various synths, delayed guitar and driving percussion to create their unique and grandiose sound. When doing solo shows, Derek builds large arrangements piece by piece using looping pedals and samplers. While they are influenced by quite a diverse amount of artists, some of the most prominent are Sunset Rubdown, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Deerhunter and Phil Collins. South African electro, choral, and gamelan music are also influences.

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There Is A Place
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Last Lineup

Derek JanzenGuitar, Beats, Voice
Jordan SolesSynths
Nathan WelleBass
Jzero Schuurmandrums
Ashton KlassenCasio, Omnichord, Voice
Status: Continuing Under New Name
- Last confirmed Jan. 23, 2016

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