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The Trews celebrate 10 years with tour for self titled album

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It has been 10 years  together for the Trews, who return to Lethbridge to play Average Joes , Nov. 22  in support of their new, self titled album.

The Trews return to Lethbridge, Nov. 22. Photo by Richard Amery“I feel grateful for it. Some days it seems like 10 years, other days it just seems like yesterday,” said the Trews lead vocalist Colin MacDonald from a tour stop in Saskatoon, where it is “-28 and damn cold.” They’ve had to cancel a gig in Prince Albert.

“ It’s just one of those things that happens. We’ll use the extra day to do more press in Edmonton,” MacDonald continued adding he is grateful to the band’s fans for supporting them throughout the years.

“ We started this on a month by month basis where we left our home town  for Southern Ontario to play some gigs and it lead to where we are today. We’ve got to tour the world and play with some of our favourite artists. It’s been crazy. We’ve made five albums,” he said.
 The new album, which was fan funded through crowd-funding through pledgemusic, has  received a lot of positive response and has been described as a thank you to the fans.

“It’s a line I used. We went to pledgemusic for funds. Basically the fans bought the album before we even recorded it and we used the money we raised to make the album,” he said adding that added a little bit of pressure to the band.
“ It did a little. But it was a good kind of pressure. We always work hard. We never just phone it in. We always put a lot of pressure on ourselves and we put out a great album,” he said noting the lead single “ Fair Is Fair” was the the number one added song at Canadian Active Rock Radio when it was released  on Feb. 24.

“People really like it. It debuted at number one, so it’s nice to know we can still make a milestone album.”
He noted the CD has a lot of variety.


“There are songs that don’t even have drums on them and there are, big, loud rock songs. We’ve gone more extreme on both ends,” he said.

They also perform a duet with Serena Ryder “ In the Morning.”
“We have the same guitar tech. And we’ve known of Serena for years  and we love her voice. We came up with a song we though would sound great with a female voice so we asked the tech if she would be interested in singing it. It was simple as that,” he said observed adding they haven’t even thought of recording the followup.

“We don’t have time for that. We’ve been on the road since May. We’ll probably think about it in the new year,” he said.
 They are excited to return to Lethbridge for the first time since 2012.

“I think it was the Hope and Ruin tour. I remember there was a pipe and drums band playing with us on ‘ Highway of heroes.’ It was really fun,” he said.

“ We’ve got this great opening band the Glorious Sons who are tearing it up across the country so we’re looking forward to coming back,” he said.
 Tickets for the show are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. The show begins at 9 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:25 )  
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