Live from the Window at Whelan’s
– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –
10:30pm – FREE ENTRY before 10:30pm
Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo.
Since its inception in 2013 Murder Murder has produced two full-length records (“Murder Murder Murder” and “From the Stillhouse”), two music videos (“Cadillac” and “If the Sky Should Fall”) and toured extensively. They have performed four Canadian East Coast tours, showcased at Folk Music Ontario, Canadian Music Week, and NXNE, and performed at festivals including Northern Lights Festival Boreal (Sudbury ON), River & Sky Camping and Music Festival (Field ON), NLFB Octoberfest (Sudbury ON), Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (Fredericton NB), Feels Good Folly Fest (Gagetown NB) and Upfest (Sudbury ON). They have been featured in videos by Caper Radio, Jeff’s Musical Car, Shoeclack Radio, TFO’s BRBR, and have made it to #1 on the campus charts in both Sudbury and Edmonton.
Murder Murder’s was nominated for “Best Songwriter” in the 2015 Northern Ontario Film & Music Awards, and beat out more than one hundred other bands from across Northern Ontario to become Regional Champion in the 2015 CBC Searchlight Competition. As well as making it to the final 23 bands out of more than 3300 entries, Murder Murder was also selected as an “Audience Favourite”. They recently signed with a new Toronto-based label, IndieCan Records, will soon be showcasing at Folk Music Ontario, performing at Indie Week Toronto, and then embarking on a cross-Canada tour promoting their new record.
“The singers pour honey on brutality… fit to captivate any crowd in Canada” – Grayowl Point
“Brilliant high-spirited performance here, with dark and compelling twists and turns.” -Jeff Liberty, Take Liberty on CBC New Brunswick
“By crafting their own fatal tunes, the boys of Murder Murder have taken this centuryold tradition and added a unique mark on the contemporary Canadian folk community.” – quipmag.ca
“There’s a lot to love despite all the spilled blood.” – Grayowl Point
“Flipping a genre on its head has never been more subversive, or fun.” -Adam Carter
“J’aime vraiment l’énergie du band puisqu’il me fait penser à un groupe du Québec comme Canaille, avec un petit côté à la Hank III. Je sais que ce n’est pas très « core » pour le site, mais j’adore… Qu’est-ce que tu veux!” – Antonio Geraldo, feelcore.ca
“No doubt there will be other great albums and bands coming along this year, but it really doesn’t get any better than this.” – AmericanRootsUK.com
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos