Carry the Lost
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Carry the Lost

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock




"Carry The Lost bringing new lineup to New Glasgow"

NEW GLASGOW – After a couple of more shows, Carry The Lost will be trading the stage for the studio.

Carry The Lost will introduce two new band members and music from their upcoming album at a show in New Glasgow on Saturday. SUBMITTED

The rock band of six has been alternating between recording and live shows, but vocalist Leigh Macinnis says they’re going to concentrate more on writing starting in January with their new lineup.

“Any new members add their little twist,” Macinnis says about their two recent additions.

Scott Richardson is one of the new members who will be making his New Glasgow debut on bass at the Acro Lounge and Eatery on Dec. 28.

The band also added Karim Harara on keyboards to smooth out their sound.

“It allows us to experiment more,” he says about the change. The energy hasn’t changed, but the sound has expanded, Macinnis explains.

They’ve played a few shows since introducing the new members, but this will be the first for Pictou County.

Macinnis and Trefry are both from the area. The winter Jubilee show offers them another chance to play at home.

“We’re looking forward to this show. We’re quite excited they asked us to play.”

They’ve done a few shows at the Whitetail Pub and Grill as well as performances during the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee in 2012.

They played on both the main stage as well as a midnight show at the Crow’s Nest.

“We had a great time. We met a lot of other great bands.”

They’re headlining the show on Saturday, coming on after performances from Black City Avenger and A Call For Submission.

Carry The Lost will feature music from their upcoming album. They’ll be selling their singles as well as T-shirts with their new logos.

“It’ll be a pretty rocking show.”

They hope to have it finished by spring 2014, and release it on vinyl.

The band has been rocking hard since forming through Kijiji in 2010.

One of the band’s former guitar players had been in a band with guitarist Ave Trefry. The group they were in broke up, leaving them looking for musicians.

Trefry, an old friend of Macinnis’s, had encouraged him to audition for vocalist and they all clicked.

Since then, they’ve established a following and a distinct sound.

“Some people tag us as modern rock, but I think we’re a little heavier than modern rock,” Macinnis says.

He describes their sound as melodic with a slight metal edge, mixing high-energy loud tunes and softer songs with harmonies.

Admission for the show on Dec. 28 is $10. - New Glasgow News

"Tommy Green Jr from the NG Jubliee interviews lead singer Leigh MacInnes"

Leigh from "Carry the Lost" tells Tommy Green Jr. how his band formed and lets us know their album drops at the end of the world. - JubileeNG

"County boys return from big city to entertain at Jubilee"

Two Pictou County boys are returning home for the Jubilee.
Leigh MacInnis and Ave Trefry are taking the stage at this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee as part of the band Carry the Lost.
The Halifax-based band has been performing together for the past two and a half years and this will be their fist Jubilee experience as performers.
“We are very excited,” says MacInnis. “It seems to be getting better each year and there is a great line-up for this year’s show. We are so grateful to be sharing the stage with Big Wreck, Classified, Dirty Deeds and Slowcoaster that night.”
When the band first formed, MacInnis was front man for a band in Toronto when he received a phone call from his old pal Trefry.
“I came back at Christmas and tried out for lead and we just had chemistry, it was great,” he says.
The band is definitely stoked to be playing in front of a hometown crowd.
“We have done a few shows in the county, but nothing as big as the Jubilee,” says MacInnis. “We mostly play the Halifax area but we are hoping to expand through to New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.”
As for Carry the Lost’s musical stylings, MacInnis describes them as “kind of like modern rock. There’s lots of melodies and harmonies. It’s good stuff.”
The band has released a demo with two tracks and is currently working on their first full-length album, the title yet decided.
“We are hoping to have a single out from the new album by July,” he says.
MacInnis says they aren’t all that nervous, but they are upfront and personal.
“We’re gonna rock the place for sure. We have lots of energy and we like to deliver. Our music is very diverse, some heavy and some more mellow. We have quite a wide range of listeners.”
The five members combine their music likes and influences to make a mash-up of various types of rock and all of the members write the songs, so each is different from the last.
“We really bring our own thing to the band and it blends together,” says MacInnis. “Some of us have a heavier influence and others are more modern rock or light rock. It’s very diverse.”
Aside from the Jubilee, Carry the Lost can also be seen in Mike Smith’s, aka Bubbles, new side project movie. - the Pictou Advocate


Carry the Lost Original Singles Available on iTunes:

"Lies", "Never Easy", "Nothing at All" and "Hours"



CTL Band Bio:

Carry the Lost was formed in early 2010 when five individuals came together with one common goal: To become a recognizable force in the Canadian Music Industry. CTL began writing and practicing the authentic music that is developed from the talents of each member. Confidence built as friends, family and fans offered their support and more venues were booked. 

By the middle of their second year, CTL had already played several live shows around Nova Scotia and began moving forward in the music scene. By the end of 2012, Carry the Lost achieved semi-finals in two major industry competitions. The band also worked with professional engineers while they recorded and mastered two fan favorites "Nothing at All" and "Hours".

During 2013, Carry the Lost overcame the challenge of replacing two of the original members with three enormously gifted talents. The shift was easier than expected, as the group quickly came together and debuted as the 'new and improved' Carry the Lost within six months. The December "Winter Jubilee Festival" was the first of its kind, and Carry the Lost were honored to be invited to perform as headliners. 

Carry the Lost is now drawing attention with ongoing live showcases and web activity updated daily. The buzz that started immediately with the original five continues to grow with the band that has evolved to the six-piece power force it is today.

Carry the Lost is currently recording their first full album with the multiple Music Nova Scotia and East Coast Music Association "Engineer of the Year" nominee, Erien Eady-Ward, at Codapop Recording Studios in Halifax.   

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