The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street, Byward Market/ Ottawa
The Wilderness is a sextet based in Kingston, ON that has a massive and mighty sound - a propulsive and potent indie-rock-fusion with the live energy of an arena-rock band, the lyrical eloquence of Canada's folk heroes, and the musical precision of a hardened touring outfit. Featuring driving guitars, lush vocal harmonies, soaring saxophones, and heavy synthesizers, the Wilderness bring their own diverse musical backgrounds to a shared experience that evokes a sense of community, camaraderie, and forward momentum.
Pre-pandemic, The Wilderness has been known in Kingston as one of the hardest working bands around, playing almost 500 shows, independently releasing three albums and nine singles, earning Indieweek 2019's Best Emerging Artist Award, and charting on the NACC's top 200 for seven consecutive weeks. Post-pandemic, the band is continuing to earn that moniker the old fashioned way; by climbing in their tour-van and playing wherever the road will take them. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iarsc3XHbUs Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgs8W4a2n1Q Listen: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wzvWuUm4lWNziBAHEpr3X https://thewildernessband.com
Doors 7:30 Showtime 8:30 Adv Tickets $15/ Door $20