The Dakota Tavern Presents
Long Range Hustle Residency/Amistad Showcase
249 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6J 3A1
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
Long Range Hustle
If you’re new to a Long Range Hustle show, it only takes a minute to feel their contagious energy connect with everyone in the room. From their chilly basement jam space to a sweat soaked stage, Long Range Hustle is committed to fostering a distinct five-piece sound – notable for its warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies.
Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin) and Jay Foster (vocals, piano) first met in high school, where they began performing together at local coffee house jams. Mike Brogee (bass, vocals) joined full time in 2015, after repeatedly filling in with the band from the age of 14. AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) came into the mix having spent five years working with the Brogee brothers at summer camp. Then, after producing Long Range Hustle’s last two releases, Ryan Pritchard (guitar) joined the band in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but share a common love for songwriting and performing.
On their latest full length record, “From Seedlings to Saplings…” the song writing is far from predictable and Confront Magazine noted that the sound “strays from the guitar-drums-bass formula to incorporate violin and piano in every hook-laden song.” Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, and on a continuous circuit through southern Ontario and Quebec.
The guys are currently hard at work writing songs for their third album, more driven than ever to keep making music, and more ready than ever for what comes next.
AMISTAD is an alternative 5-piece band from Vernon, British Columbia, who continues to shake heads with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with the relentless energy of a band on the verge.
A condensed cycle of mini-epics that offers a new way of hearing pop sounds, "Lee" is a spellbinding and charismatic record. Offering dreamy moods and hard-hitting arrangements. The songs evoke haunting images that linger on after the record is finished. - Vernon Morningstar
Our new favourite band! – CBC RadioWest
If you had seen AMISTAD perform when they started back in grade six you knew that it wasn’t just for fun. The young Alternative 5-piece band surprised many music fans and critics this year with the release of their 2015 album LEE with their creative walls of sound, moody harmonies and the breakthrough track “Year.”
Lead singer Aidan Andrews formed the band with the twin brother rhythm section consisting of Nolan and Carson Bassett back in 2010. Eli Garlick on guitar and Craig Matterson on keyboards round off the rest of AMISTAD. All of them multi-instrumentalists, serious athletes with honour roll smarts that have made them the toast of the town.
AMISTAD is fresh out of Bottega Studio (Kelowna, BC) and is heading back early 2016 to complete work on their new EP.
Their passionate live performances leave little doubt in their audience that they are honest, passionate and ready to win your hearts and souls.
- Luke Mortenson (Paperboy & the Messengers)
Mindil Beach has been together for seven years. We have played with over 100 bands and have seen countless more. I don't know if we've ever seen a new band as exciting as Amistad. They are rock stars through and through. I'd say "It's only a matter of time before these guys get famous," but by the time this review is published, they may already be.
- Rod Campbell, Mindil Beach
AMISTAD was a Top 10 Regional Finalist in the 2015 CBC Music Searchlight Competition.
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