THE BALCONIES are a Toronto-based alt-pop group started in 2008 by Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger. Their influences include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, & New Order. The undeniable energy and artistic stage presence has been finely honed over the last seven years, touring relentlessly in Canada, the US, and Europe. Finally taking time to record their self-produced third release titled RHONDA, The Balconies worked closely with renowned producer/mixer Jon Drew (Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up) on mixing the album in Toronto.
Rhonda was released on October 14, 2016, and explores a myriad of musical and thematic material that unites to tell the story of Rhonda, a fictional heroine. Her story of hope, artistry, self- discovery, and exploration of what it means to be authentic in today’s highly saturated media industry will resonate with music lovers of all ages, and those who struggle for artistic expression.
Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey is launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey’s career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly.
SATURDAY MAY 20th
Black Sheep Inn
Doors @ 8:30
Tickets $12 adv