By: Lisa Kelly Smith
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.
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.
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!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. 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.