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The Trews excited to release history and alternate history of their career

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Toronto based, Antigonish, Nova Scotia born rockers the Trews travel back in time to Lethbridge, Nov. 19 with special Guests Bleeker in support of their new “Greatest hits” “ Time Capsule” and companion piece “ The Vault.”The Trews return to Lethbridge, Nov. 19. Photo by Richard Amery
 The Trews will be traveling from Thunder Bay To Victoria and then all the way back to Halifax on this tour.

“Over the years, we’ve amassed a lot of music which we’ve recorded but never used. So the process was pretty long,” said guitarist and co-frontman John Angus MacDonald, who makes up the Trews with his brother and Co-frontman Colin MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek plus new drummer Gavin Maguire who stepped in  at the suggestion of long-time Trews touring keyboardist Jeff Heisholt.

 He said it isn’t necessarily a ‘greatest hits’ project in the traditional sense of songs which have topped the charts, though the Trews have many of those (“Not Ready To Go,” “Tired of Waiting,” “Poor Ol Broken Hearted Me,” to name a few that are included.)
“It was about how well the songs have stuck with us and our fans,” he continued.

 It also includes four new Trews tracks.
“It turned out pretty good. We went through all of our old files and hard drives” he said.
 In addition to “Time Capsule,” the Trews have also released a 20 track companion piece called “the Vault.”

“It’s songs that were recorded at the same time as the hits, but  we never released, so it’s like an alternate history of  the Trews. It’s nice to be able to put out that companion piece,” he continued.
“Response to it has been great. And it’s been fun finding these long lost songs,” he said.
 He said response to both projects has been fantastic.


“ It’s been great and live  it has been fun feeding into the audience’s enthusiasm,” he said, adding people have been really excited to hear the new tracks from “Time Capsule.”
“ It’s definitely a different experience. It’s about creating something that we all share,” he said.

 Toronto band Bleeker are opening the show, though he isn’t sure if it will end up in a big encore jam like their last Lethbridge show with the Glorious Sons did.
“That was an amazing night. Our tour with them was special. I remember it was the end of the tour  so there was an epic after party after that show. I think we were going until 6 in the morning on the tour bus. I remember another show we had the Lethbridge Firefighters Pipes and Drums come and play during ‘Highway of Heroes’ and it was absolutely chilling,” he said.

 So the trews are excited to get back on the road and return to Lethbridge.
“ We’re busy gearing up to the tour and we’re hoping the weather will be good because it is in November.We‘re looking forward to it a lot. We hope people will be excited about it as we are,” he said.
 The Trews with special guests, Bleeker, play Average Joes, Nov. 19 at 8:30 p.m.
 Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the show.

A version of this story appears in the Nov. 9,2016 edition of the Lethbridge Sun Times
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:54 )  
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