Canteen Knockout

Canteen Knockout

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Canteen Knockout is quickly becoming one of Toronto's best Alt/Country acts, they have blazed a trail as far south as Nashville Tennessee and have played at venues in Toronto such as The Molson Apmhitheare and the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.


Canteen Knockout

Founded in 2004 by multi-instrumentalist Andre Skinner, Canteen Knockout is Toronto's most original alt-country rock band. The title of their first full-length CD, "Navajo Steel", is a glimpse into the vibe of Canteen Knockout: beautifully-crafted yet high-energy music inspired by long journeys along the road less traveled through hot, dry places; and a thirst that can never be fully quenched.

After a great run with their debut full length album Navajo Steel (2008), Canteen Knockout returned with their best effort yet (Broken Down Town). This album is rich with melodic textures, and impeccable production that run heavy with emotional songs. The band takes a (live off the floor) ap- proach in the studio, conciously avoiding overproduction. With this grass roots approach you really feel like youÂ’re in the room with the band.??Their passionate and rapidly growing fan base regularly packs Toronto rock clubs such as Silver Dollar, Horseshoe Tavern, and Cadillac Lounge.

Now, as one might expect from a band like Canteen Knockout, they are poised to hit the road and make the world their own "alt country". Well-received performances in Nashville Tennessee, Chicago Illinois, Berlin Germany and throughout Canada's east coast is evidence that the world on a much larger scale is ready to embrace the Canteen Knockout sound. ??

Would sound great on a mix tape or your ipod with: Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty George Thorogood & The Destroyers, United Steel Workers Of Montreal, The Sadies, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings ??

Canteen Knockout is:??
Andre Skinner: lead vocals & rhythm guitar ?
Alex Maxymiw: pedal steel, lead guitar, backup vocals ?
Brent Janisse: electric bass ?
Jon McCaan: drums
Robyn Cunningham: harmony/backup vocals


Canteen Knockout - Self Titled E.P.
(2003 Hyperintelligence/Gensub)
Canteen Knockout - Navajo Steel - Album
(2006 Hyperintelligence)
Canteen Knockout - Navajo Steel - New Label Re-Release
(2008 WEEWERK)
Canteen Knockout - Broken Down Town - Album
(2010 WEEWERK)

Set List

The Drink
Dad Song
Navajo Steel - STEEL
Overnight Girl - STEEL
Return of the Grevious Angel
Mexico - STEEL
Bill Cody
Casino Queen
Balls out Trucking

We also perform 3 sets with originals and covers