Published Apr 22, 2008After years of giving it their best in the Marble Index and the Miniatures, two of Southern Ontario's more successful front-men over the last few years have joined forces to make the smallest semi-supergroup this country has perhaps ever produced.
Meeting through a number of gigs together over the years, the Marble Index's Brad Germain (of Hamilton) and the Miniatures' Ian Smith (of Kitchener) joined forces, along with drummer Nick Skalkos, at first for "shits and giggles," only to discover their panache for combining the expansive rock of U2 with the immediate pop hooks of Hall & Oates (perhaps that explains Germain's fancy "Oates-like" moustache).
With the Miniatures currently on hiatus and the Marble Index currently eyeing a U.S. fall tour, the duo have already found some sweet in-roads in a support slot on Melanie C's Canadian tour. Yep, Sporty Spice.
Here are the dates:
4/25 Hamilton ON, Pepper Jack Cafe
4/26 Waterloo ON, Wilfrid Laurier University
5/8 Toronto ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre*
5/9 London ON, The Music Hall*
5/11 Winnipeg MB, Garrick Centre*
5/12 Saskatoon SK, The Odeon*
5/14 Edmonton AB, Starlite Room*
5/15 Calgary AB, MacEwan Ballroom*
5/17 Vancouver BC, The Plaza Club*
5/19 Kelowna BC, Doc Willoughby's*
6/19 Guelph ON, E-bar
6/21 London ON, Call The Office
*with Melanie C*
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