Hello Delaware & Andrew Waite
109 Main Street
Mount Stewart, PE, C0A 1T0
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Hello Delaware & Andrew Waite
Andrew Waite & the Firm is a gutsy roots-rock band based out of Charlottetown, PEI. An acute collective of heavy-hitters, the group delivers a relentless performance with rich harmonies and explorative soundscapes. Waite’s songwriting is honest, rugged, and evocative. Their debut EP, Burning Through the Night, is to be released Fall 2015.
Burning Through the Night was recorded at the Sound Mill Studio, with Jon Matthews. The self-produced EP promises great sonic diversity, with a polished sound. The first single, Someone To Hold Me, was released in February 2015. A regional finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition, the track garnered the attention of CBC’s Grant Lawrence, who selected the track as one of his third round stand-outs. “If The Band came from Charlottetown, they might sounds a lot like Andrew Waite & the Firm” stated Lawrence, “ [Someone To Hold Me]… could easily have audiences on a national scale swaying back and forth to this chorus”
Andrew Waite & the Firm have developed and maintained a loyal and consistent following in the Charlottetown music scene. Since their debut performance in December, 2014, they have shared stages with Slowcoaster, The Sadies, The Novaks, Coyote, The Meds, and Liam Corcoran. Fall of 2015 will see the release and support of Burning Through the Night, and 2016 will see the band reach out regionally and on a national scale.
"Maybe being unlucky in love isn't such a bad thing. For singer-songwriter Dana Beeler, it was the fuel for the fiery lyrics that make up her seemingly sweet-sounding EP The Other Side of Love." -The Coast-
Dana comes from a background of bluegrass musicians. Since a very young age she has been singing with her award-winning family Bluegrass band, Grassworks, at festivals around the Maritimes.
Imagine yourself at the helm of a storm-beaten ship. Shaking and rattling toward destruction as you break the crest of a monstrous, swelling wave. You’re thrown to the wind, losing all sense of direction, and, heart pounding, you tumble - into a sea of warm blankets. Halifax's Floodland is both that vessel and the sea.
“FLOODLAND DOESN’T HOLD FAST TO ONE PARTICULAR TRADITION, BUT CONVINCINGLY DRAWS FROM FOLK, POP AND ROCK TO CONSTRUCT ITS OWN INTERNAL HARMONY, BUOYED BY THE SONGS’ STRONG EMOTIONAL CORE.”
— STEPHEN COOKE, THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Astute and adept, this four piece take their sound and its delivery as seriously as their audience allows. Fluctuating from lyrically thoughtful complex ballads, through furious noisescapes and back to stripped-naked and earnest rockers, Floodland’s body of work is ever-evolving yet consistently unpretentious. From the very first verse, it becomes clear to the listener that Floodland take their inventions, though not necessarily themselves, seriously.
Floodland’s obsession with detail and dynamic live performance have been reaping reward from risk, evident in the effortless stride from the clean electric of Shake & Rattle (2012) to the alluringly haunting acoustic of Ampersand (2013) and finally their most recent project It’s The Fire EP. Insistent in their craft, these zealous practitioners of indie rock produce hooks that will pick you out of the surging crowd, follow you home and stay the night.