Britain welcomes friendly Canadians

'Canadian Blast Presents' is a new events brand working alongside Canadian Blast in showcasing the very best of Canadian music worldwide. Anyone attending a Canadian Blast or Canadian Blast Presents event is eligible for an exclusive dropcard which willl have a free track from each act performing.

The first event will be at The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon, London.
When: May 4th 2010
What Time: 7:30pm

Providing the soundtrack to the evening will be:

The Wilderness of Manitoba -

"Toronto's five-piece The Wilderness of Manitoba make music of such understated beauty, it has the power to make one weep."

Octoberman -

"Morrissette's delicious brand of wilted, lush pop music characterized by organic guitars and hauntingly surreal vocals, you don't know what you're missing.” –

Octoberman will be touring the UK throughout May and June.

Round Ron Virgin -

"Five piece Round Ron Virgin make bango fueled magic!"

Dimbleby and Capper -
“An unsigned singer with a backing band of birds, making some mighty beat-filleddream-pop.” - Amelia’s Magazine.

The second event will be at Puregroove Records, East London.

When: May 11th 2010
What Time: 7pm

Joel Plaskett -

"Quick wit and sweet storytelling are well-known to his fans, but even those unfamiliar with his music seemed won over." - The Starphoenix

Joel Plaskett, winner of the 2010 Indie Award for Solo Artist is one of Canada’s most praised solo artists and will headlining the evening's festivities.

FOONYAP and The Roar -

"FOONYAP and The Roar is the ambitious solo project of Woodpigeon violinist, FOONYAP. Backed by members of The Summerlad and Woodpigeon, she boils disco, hardcore, and opera into a spandex dance celebration.

The Rural Alberta Advantage -

"The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta."

Rich Aucoin -

"This guy has made an epic album" - Whitney Matheson - USA Today

Syncing to classic films from our childhoods, this music is presented as either a solo show or with a band of theremins, drums, bass and old vintage keyboards run through a small delta of pedals.

Woodpigeon -

"**** It's bloody marvelous." - Sunday Times Culture

"Woodpigeon are an independent rock band from Calgary, Alberta. The band's
sound has been compared to Sufjan Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, and Belle & Sebastian. To date, the band have released three studio albums, and a number of EPs to critical acclaim."

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