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Aim For Theo

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada | SELF
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Dec
31
Aim For Theo @ Cheer's Neighbourhood Pub

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Dec
06
Aim For Theo @ Higdon Hall

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Oct
26
Aim For Theo @ Oly's Ale House

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

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A Medicine Hat band is shooting for the stars from cloud nine after winning a recording package at a national battle of the bands contest.

AiM For Theo won the package from the Supernova Industry Showdown last month, setting the stage for the band to move on to bigger things.

Drummer Kyle Marchand said winning the final was far more than the band envisioned going into the contest.

“It was a long-running battle and we pulled it out in the end,” said Marchand.

“All of this in the last few months came as a surprise to us. We had no idea we’d be here a year ago. We didn’t think we would get this far. It was a big competition we just wanted to go out and have some fun.”

The band development deal as part of the prize package will help the band structure marketing in music industry.

“We’ve got two songs mixed and mastered at Epic Productions and they’ve worked with bands like Sheepdogs, Monster Truck and Marianas Trench,” said Marchand.

“And we also get the songs distributed to 25 different record labels across Canada.”

Those songs are currently being mixed and mastered and will soon be available on iTunes along with four other recorded tracks from the band.

As for the band name, Marchand said it comes from an apprentice at a local shop named Theo who was the target of snowballs in the winter.

“We went six months without a band name and someone asked, ‘why don’t we call ourselves AiM For Theo?”

The band has a number of upcoming local dates including May 11 at Liquid Nightclub and a fan celebration at Alabama’s on May 18.

AiM For Theo will also be playing a number of gigs all through Spectrum 2013 starting on May 31. - Medicine Hat News


Jamming for a cause: Aim for Theo from Medicine Hat was one of the four bands performing at the “The Bow Benefit Show, Because We have Friends in Low Places,” on July 13 in the Lakeside Leisure Centre parking lot. This community fundraiser for provincial Flood 2013 relief raised over $13,500: Quinton Amundson | The Chronicle:
It has been well documented that businesses, volunteer groups, and citizens from all across Alberta, including the communities that make up the County of Newell Region, have stepped up to help communities that were devastated by the recent southern Alberta floods.
One of the region’s initiatives to raise flood funds for the Alberta Red Cross was a concert fundraiser on Saturday, July 13 called “The Bow Benefit Show, Because We Have Friends in Low Places”. The event was hosted by the County of Newell, City of Brooks, Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Brooks.
“While Calgary and other places are winding up their benefit concerts, Brooks has already had theirs and is done and have raised funds. We were first,” said Mayor Martin Shields.
Giggle Stick, Aim For Theo, 10 Cent Pistols and Way of the Water were the four bands that performed at the benefit. These bands were originally going to be featured at the annual Dragon Boat Races, but when that event was canceled, the groups performed at this event instead.
Over $13,500 was raised; the Rotary Club of Brooks donated $5,000 while $1,000 came from the Chamber of Commerce. The organizers had set a $10,000 fundraising goal for the event.
“We would have liked it if more people came to the event but we are certainly are glad to have met our goal,” said Rotarian and Chamber manager Tracy Acorn. “The people that did come had a good time.
“It was kind of interesting. We are used to having a lot of country bands around here so it was different to have Indie bands, classic rock bands and pop rock bands perform.”
Acorn cited the lower attendance at the event to short notice, people already donating to the flood relief, and many residents away from the community on summer holidays. - The Brooks and County Chronicle


Jamming for a cause: Aim for Theo from Medicine Hat was one of the four bands performing at the “The Bow Benefit Show, Because We have Friends in Low Places,” on July 13 in the Lakeside Leisure Centre parking lot. This community fundraiser for provincial Flood 2013 relief raised over $13,500: Quinton Amundson | The Chronicle:
It has been well documented that businesses, volunteer groups, and citizens from all across Alberta, including the communities that make up the County of Newell Region, have stepped up to help communities that were devastated by the recent southern Alberta floods.
One of the region’s initiatives to raise flood funds for the Alberta Red Cross was a concert fundraiser on Saturday, July 13 called “The Bow Benefit Show, Because We Have Friends in Low Places”. The event was hosted by the County of Newell, City of Brooks, Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Brooks.
“While Calgary and other places are winding up their benefit concerts, Brooks has already had theirs and is done and have raised funds. We were first,” said Mayor Martin Shields.
Giggle Stick, Aim For Theo, 10 Cent Pistols and Way of the Water were the four bands that performed at the benefit. These bands were originally going to be featured at the annual Dragon Boat Races, but when that event was canceled, the groups performed at this event instead.
Over $13,500 was raised; the Rotary Club of Brooks donated $5,000 while $1,000 came from the Chamber of Commerce. The organizers had set a $10,000 fundraising goal for the event.
“We would have liked it if more people came to the event but we are certainly are glad to have met our goal,” said Rotarian and Chamber manager Tracy Acorn. “The people that did come had a good time.
“It was kind of interesting. We are used to having a lot of country bands around here so it was different to have Indie bands, classic rock bands and pop rock bands perform.”
Acorn cited the lower attendance at the event to short notice, people already donating to the flood relief, and many residents away from the community on summer holidays. - The Brooks and County Chronicle


Discography

-Delicate Ocean music video/single (aimfortheo Youtube channel)

-Delicate Oceans EP (Fall 2013)
1. Delicate Oceans (Rock 105.3 Medicine Hat / Rock 106 Lethbridge)
2. Faces I Don't Need
3. Pipe Dreams
4. Sweet Thing
5. Skies Over Cornwall

-Dry County EP (Fall 2012)
1. Already Gone (Rock 105.3 Medicine Hat)
2. Dry County (Rock 105.3 Medicine Hat)
3. Forver For a Moment
4. Safe (Rock 105.3 Medicine Hat)

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Aim For Theo is out of the ordinary but not out of touch. This certainly helped them win Supernova's Western Canadian Industry Showdown Finals in the Spring of 2013. Aim For Theo have taken cues from pop, metal, punk, country, prog rock, funk, and even reggae among others and fit them nicely under a straight-ahead, modern hard rock umbrella. AFT also features two guitarists that can really rip it up. This quartet is careful to keep things simple and fun while adding a bit of color now and then by subtly showcasing their abilities and unique influences. They are often accompanied by their mascot, Theo. Theo is a cocky, goofy, rockin' rooster that has been shot down on many occasions by fans wielding foam dart guns. He compliments AFT's high energy live shows very nicely. These guys are hard to forget!