Review – The Trews

By: Lisa Kelly Smith

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The Trews, a Canadian hard rock band from Antigonish, Nova Scotia played a show on George’s Island for the Smirnoff Red Door Island Party this past Sunday. The band, consisting of Colin MacDonald (Vocals), John-Angus MacDonald (Guitar), Jack Syperek (Bass) and Sean Dalton (Drums) hit the stage at around 3:30 pm to a capacity crowd of about 2000 people.

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They played with enthusiasm both old favourites like Hollis & Morris and Tired of Waiting through their repertoire to the newer ones such as Hope & Ruin and their amazing single Highway of Heroes.  The crowd sang along to Colin’s prompting and were rewarded with some serious jamming from John-Angus’ guitar solo midway through the show.

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The historic atmosphere and small crowd gave an intimate feel to the show, as did the interaction of the band with the crowd.  We were treated to a full 90 minute set including encore and from what I saw, no one left disappointed!

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I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.
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