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Pistols and parachutes with Mark Irving
Thu, Sep 29
Whispers Restaurant and Lounge - Lethbridge


Time: 7 p.m.
Cover: none

Currently consisting of two members, Pistols and Parachutes is in its early stages in Southern Alberta, Canada. The band consists of Carlin Parkin on vocals/guitar, and Matt Vanden Dungen on Guitar/Vocals. In his spare time, Carlin enjoys taking his shirt off, playing off time, and filming "candid" moments with the band. Matt enjoys eating cheese and crackers, inventing riffs in weird time signatures, and exclaiming in a high voice when excited. Their debut release "The Launchpad EP" showcases the diverse musical influences at work on their sound, and the band is already hard at work crafting the follow up full length; the recording of which will hopefully begin over the summer months. It's safe to say they are going to hit the music world like a roundhouse kick to the face!

Carlin Parkin - vocals/ guitar :: Matt Vanden Dungen - guitar/ vocals
Switchfoot, Coldplay, U2, Relient K, Blink 182, Regina Spektor, Jon Foreman, Sum 41, Angels and Airwaves, Thousand Foot Krutch, Yellowcard, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, The Weakerthans, Foo Fighters, Sophmore Jakes, Blue Rodeo, and also all sorts of weird chords/timings/and whatever we can manage to play. Epic landscapes, movie soundtracks, philosophical questions, talks lasting til all hours of the morning, caffeinated drinks, pretty guitars, pretty pictures, pretty girls, and Homer's Odyssey. Also cookies.
Sounds Like:
Fiction Family meets Coldplay with a hint of Jason Mraz and the Moldy Peaches thrown in for good measure.


 Mark Irving

Mark Irving, a captivating singer/songwriter based out of Kelowna, BC. has been songwriting for over 15 years. After having his first piano lesson at the age of 5 it soon became clear that Mark Irving was a natural born craftsman in musical arts. Adding the guitar to his workshop at the age of 12 he then quickly began writing, arranging and performing songs. He began pursuing music seriously in 2005 after winning a city-wide songwriting competition hosted by Escape Artist Music, with more than 150 song entries where he received a recording package at a local studio and tracked his first demo. Spending the next 5 years writing and touring western Canada he has crafted a sound that has won the hearts of many. His most recent success was winning a cross Canada talent search hosted by GMA Canada in 2010, after having made top 7 in the songwriting competition the previous year out of over 300 competitors.  Mark Irving's debut EP entitled "Memories of Tomorrow" was released in spring 2011. Known for his honest vulnerability which is captured in raw vocal lyrical finesse and song writing genius, Mark Irving's indie folk-rock music and performances are crafted to a large demographic and is sure to leave you inspired.


Whispers Restaurant and Lounge   -   Website
518 5th street south
T1J 2B4
Country: ca


For reservations or booking events please call 403-9426676. Entertainers wishing to perform at Whispers, please call Len 403-593-1248.

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