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Blogging Bluesfest 2013: Loon Choir

By François Levesque on July 9, 2013

This is two years in a row at Bluesfest for Loon Choir. The boys and girls from Loon Choir have certainly not been sitting on their laurels. For all their hard work, the band has received a lot of support from CBC Radio 3. It was in the running for CBC Music’s Searchlight contest for Canada’s Best New Artist last year. On a sillier note – they made the Top 10 list for “Most Canadian Band Name”. Congrats all around!

So what’s changed in a year? Synth player Brad Sheffield explains…

What’s happened to you/your band in the past year? 
In the past year we’ve released a record and played a lot of shows. We’ve done 2 or 3 Ontario tours and one big East Coast tour.  We’ve also added some new members and we’re heading out on a big West Coast tour later this month.

How has your sound evolved?
Our sound is evolving into something fairly massive, we’re in the midst of writing the next record and we’re really excited with how its developing so far.  We may even give Bluesfest a sneak peak at some of the new stuff.

Will the pre-stage jitters be the same the 2nd year in a row? How do you all relax, loosen up before the show? 
We all have different tricks for getting in the right head space before a show and I think because its our second time around there wont be as many jitters but there will still be that nervous tension that we hope explodes into infectious energy once we hit the stage.

Bonus silly Q: Last year – you told us you were beer fans… So, lager, stout or IPA?
As for beer – our go to is the Loon Lager from The Arrow & Loon in the Glebe but we do like all kinds of beer, especially free beer!

Watch Loon Choir’s Nowhere To Go performed live at the 4in1 Music Sessions.<

Loon Choir plays the River Stage Friday, July 12 at 6:30pm.