The Wooden Sky – Tickets – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON – November 3rd, 2016

The Wooden Sky

Lee's Palace Presents

The Wooden Sky

Lowlands, Close Talker

Thu 11/03

Doors: 8:00 pm

Toronto, ON


Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

The Wooden Sky - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Wooden Sky
Navigating the strife and uncertainty of evolving friendships, lost loves, death and the ever-shifting challenges of the music industry, Gavin Gardiner (vocals/guitar), Andrew Kekewich (drums) and Simon Walker (multi-instrumentalist) found themselves in a new place: holed up in Toronto’s west-end—in Gardiner’s garage-turned-studio to be exact. With the help of familiar collaborators Edwin Huizinga (violin) and Andrew Wyatt (bass and vocals), the band spent grueling hours together digging deeper into their sound, looking both for answers to their doubts, and a way to quiet them.

The results, you could say, are loud.

The album was conceived amidst many changes for the band—saying goodbye to both a founding member and their longtime record label. In the process of putting the pieces back together, The Wooden Sky looked to the talent and brawn of friend and producer Chris Stringer. Together they worked and reworked the songs, studio-hopping around Toronto in order to give each track a unique shape and space on the record.

With Let’s Be Ready, The Wooden Sky draws on nostalgia to capture the warmth of the tunes that inspired them to make music in the first place. This warmth—coupled with a freshness that looks to the future—serves up a new sound and new hope for the band. Let’s Be Ready acknowledges the pains of the past but with a gentle optimism and acceptance.

Let’s Be Ready also marks the first release from the bands new record label, Chelsea Records. Chelsea grew out of the rubble in which the band found itself in early 2014, but has nonetheless come as a welcome change with exciting new possibilities in tow. In the future, the band hopes Chelsea will be able to provide this for other committed artists as they too grow and develop, providing them with the resources and freedom they need to forge ahead in their careers.

Thanks to a devoted and ever-growing international fan base, (the result of a strong history of touring-success in Canada and abroad), and with a string of awards and nominations under the belt (including a 2012 Juno nod), the band is set to leave any remaining doubts behind. Letting their hair grow long and armed with perhaps their most confident record to date The Wooden Sky is poised to cross the world reaching new heights on the back of it’s latest album, Let’s Be Ready.
Lowlands - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Close Talker - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Close Talker is an indie rock quartet from the great plains of Saskatoon. With subtle earworm melodies and blood harmonies set against tightly wound rhythms they have drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, Local Natives, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Following the release of their debut EP, Timbers, in February of 2013 the band went on to become finalists in the national CBC Searchlight competition for Canada's Best New Artist. Close Talker have performed at a number of notable festivals and showcases including Ness Creek, Gateway Festival, MOSO Fest, Ponderosa Festival, and the Regina Folk Fest where they showcased on the main stage to a capacity crowd directly before headliner Feist. The band also has a strong tour history, including dates with Royal Canoe and Library Voices.

In May of 2014, on the heels of an Eastern Canadian tour that included a stop in Toronto for Canadian Music Week, Close Talker recorded their follow up full length record "Flux" with producer/engineer Jace Lasek (Stars, Patrick Watson, Wolf Parade) at Breakglass Studios in Montreal. "Flux" will be released via Nevado Records (Yukon Blonde, Bahamas, John Grant) on November 4th.
Venue Information:
Lee's Palace
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5