Machine Gun Dolly, Brain Damage, The Murder State
137 Besserer Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J9
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Formed in the dirty back alleys and dive bars of Toronto, Ontario in 2005, THE CREEPSHOW has redefined the saying “No Rest For The Wicked”. Since their inception, the band has brought their genre-defying blend of country-tinged, psycho punk rock n’ roll to over 25 countries worldwide with plans to conquer many more as soon as possible. Fronted by the vivacious Kenda (guitar/vox) and backed by the swarthy Sean “Sick Boy” McNab (stand-up bass/vox), The Reverend McGinty (sermons/organ/vox) and the righteous Sandro (skins), THE CREEPSHOW is an explosion of live energy that is a tasty treat for the ears and eyes alike… Whatever you do though, don’t write THE CREEPSHOW off as just another psychobilly band. While their lyrics draw inspiration from b-movies and early horror films, they’re also full of personal insight and personal stories dealing with everything from addiction to mental health to tales of love gone horribly wrong.
THE CREEPSHOW’s passion for touring is borderline obsessive-compulsive. They have an incredibly personal dedication to their fans and their live show that is nothing short of astounding. Watching their set is a full frontal assault on all your senses and you definitely have to stay on your toes when you’re at one of their shows. You never know when they might rush into the crowd for a scream-along with fans or launch their band mates across the stage from the neck of the stand up bass. THE CREEPSHOW have shared the stage with countless awesome bands including Rancid, Tiger Army, The Buzzcocks, The Unseen, Agnostic Front, Mad Sin, Demented Are Go and have appeared on killer touring fests like Warped Tour, Ink n’ Iron, Festival Of Fear, Mighty Sounds, Rebellion, Japan Punk Spring and Australia’s Soundwave Fest.
***Winner of the FU Award for “Best Live Band” by Edge 102 (Canada’s biggest rock radio station.
THE CREEPSHOW’s debut album “Sell Your Soul” came out in 2006 and immediately caught the attention of fans and press worldwide. With the onslaught of media attention and demand from fans, the band dropped everything and embarked on an nonstop tour across the USA, Canada and Europe. At they very beginning of their European tour, they were hijacked by fake cops in Spain and robbed of nearly everything they had. While most sane bands would have hung their heads and called it a day, THE CREEPSHOW sucked it up and finished the remaining 5 weeks of the tour without batting a lash. That’s just how they roll.
A line-up change in 2012 added some killer new blood to the band in the form of Kenda (vox/guitar) and Sandro (drums). Both members have a brought a revitalized energy and intensity to the gang along with fresh new sources of songwriting talent. The Creepshow are currently quarantined deep in their laboratory working on their 4th full-length album slated for an early 2013 release. Insider sources have confirmed that the new material is fantastically wild, addictive and more powerful than a hurricane. Stay tuned for new music, videos and events in the coming months!
Like a bombshell in a whirlwind, the force of nature known as The Creepshow will be descending on a town near you soon and you don’t want to miss them when they do. Just don’t get too close…
tickets also available at Vertigo Records
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.