Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

With an Optimistic songwriting approach, and toe tappin' rhythms, Excellerater is a band with credible honest music.
In a time when music is mass produced, with no heart, Excellerater is a fine Alternative.


Combining catchy lyrics with a rock driven sound, Excellerater has been deemed a 2015 band to watch.

For Nick Shortt, (Guitar, Vocals) song writing became a passion around the same time he picked up a guitar in 2002. Moving from house to house, composing songs in dark basements, Shortt has created honest and meaningful lyrics, leaving the listener to interpret his music, in their own personal way.

Having gotten a taste for the music scene, after playing several solo shows, Shortt decided it was time to expand his sound. After 2 years of alternating members, Excellerater has finally cemented its lineup with the addition of, Shawn Crozier (Bass, Backing Vocals), and Chris Cubitt (Drums).
This power trio is continuing to gain momentum, playing festivals like SummerAid 2010 (Wasaga Beach), as well as KOI Fest (Kitchener) in both 2011, & 2012, and most recently, Otherfolk 2012 (Owen Sound). Already in their short career, Excellerater has shared the stage with the likes of Ill Scarlett, USS & The Flatliners.

Thriving off the energy of their live performances, the boys in Excellerater have gained a thrashing momentum. Rocking the circuit of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Alliston, and Owen Sound. The band has built a consistent, growing following. Playing venues like, Toronto`s iconic Horseshoe Tavern and Bovine Sex Club.

Living up to their reputation, of a hardworking, underdog band Excellerater promises to deliver an entertaining, energetic show.


4 Song EP- Evenings Released 2011

Set List

Excellerater can provide a full original set, from 25 minutes to one hour.