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Biography

Through the rickety door of a faded old barn the swelling bass and thundering drums of an aspiring indie rock band regularly disturb the silence of the night. Within this rustic rehearsal space, Tough Lovers, a Vancouver based quartet, continually fine-tune their unique sound. Surrounded by discarded hay bales deemed inedible even by livestock standards and competing with the screeches of circling barn owls, the vulnerable harmonies of lead vocalist Jamie Smail are oddly in tune with the desolate surroundings.

Formed in 2010 by Smail, Dane Stevens (Bass) and Graham Madden (Lead Guitar), the band rounded out its lineup when a night of boxed wine, ‘Project Runway’ and general loneliness led, as it often does, to the Craigslist personals. Ultimately realizing they needed a drummer more than an STD, the band scribbled down a phone number and when their debut EP ‘Exits’ was released in February of 2011, Ryan Stephenson was firmly entrenched as the fourth ‘Lover.’

Invoking a sound that will leave you hopelessly liberated, as if soaring above civilization on the wings of an albatross, or happily confined, as if stuck in an elevator with a bottle of tequila, a Marvin Gaye record and a Kardashian sister not named Khloe, Tough Lovers will guide you on a lyrical spirit quest; songs conveying feelings of warmth and contentment complement those of emptiness and longing while fearlessly laying bare the emotions of a relentless group of young men driven for success in the unforgiving industry they love.

Music

Stage Plot

Stage Plot

Set List

Discography

Upcoming Shows

  • 27.04.2013 - Zoo Zhop

Previous Shows

  • 11.04.2013 - The Biltmore
  • 22.03.2013 - El Mocambo (Toronto)
  • 13.03.2013 - The Electric Owl
  • 18.01.2013 - Cobalt
  • 19.12.2012 - Fortune Sound Club
  • 06.12.2012 - Yaletown Roundhouse
  • 10.11.2012 - The Last Drop (Revelstoke)
  • 09.11.2012 - The Artery (Edmonton)
  • 08.11.2012 - Dicken's Pub (Calgary)
  • 07.11.2012 - Fernandos (Kelowna)
  • 04.11.2012 - Upstairs Lounge (Victoria)
  • 03.11.2012 - Crace Mountain (Nanaimo)
  • 19.10.2012 - ALS Charity Show
  • 11.10.2012 - 100.5 The Peak Red Room Showcase
  • 05.10.2012 - Venue w/The Jezabels
  • 21.09.2012 - Olio Festival
  • 14.09.2012 - Joe's Apartment
  • 13.09.2012 - Fringe Festival
  • 26.08.2012 - Deep Cove Daze
  • 11.08.2012 - The Biltmore
  • 01.07.2012 - Surrey Canada Day Celebration
  • 28.06.2012 - Library Square
  • 31.05.2012 - 560 Club
  • 12.05.2012 - Joe's Apartment
  • 05.05.2012 - Hifi Club (Calgary)
  • 05.05.2012 - Tubby Dog (Calgary)
  • 02.05.2012 - Bar None
  • 21.04.2012 - The Railway Club
  • 13.04.2012 - Fort Langley Hall
  • 31.03.2012 - The Astoria
  • 10.12.2011 - The Astoria
  • 17.11.2011 - Media Club
  • 25.10.2011 - Waldorf
  • 17.08.2011 - Electric Owl
  • 12.08.2011 - Vern's Tavern (Calgary)
  • 30.07.2011 - Cobalt
  • 01.07.2011 - Joe's Apartment
  • 01.06.2011 - The Railway Club
  • 25.04.2011 - Dancing Bear Music Festival (Squamish)
  • 13.04.2011 - The Waldorf
  • 23.03.2011 - Media Club
  • 04.02.2011 - Joe's Apartment
  • 03.02.2011 - The Cobalt
  • 25.11.2010 - Backstage Lounge
  • 02.09.2010 - Library Square Public House
  • 02.08.2010 - The Backstage Lounge
  • 21.06.2010 - The Biltmore
  • 11.06.2010 - Century House
  • 02.06.2010 - The Bourbon
  • 05.04.2010 - The Cellar
  • 01.04.2010 - The Cobalt
  • 18.03.2010 - Library Square Public House
  • 02.03.2010 - Republic Nightclub
  • 06.02.2010 - Pat's Pub
  • 14.01.2010 - The Railway Club

Booking and Contact Info

toughloversmusic@gmail.com
778.808.2125
www.toughlovers.com

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