From the basement house parties of arts-drenched town Guelph, Ontario comes a unique 10-handed mash-up of synths, drums, bass and guitar. Green Go is a girl/boy fronted machine that runs hot on the fuel that is sweaty dancing and sex appeal.



From the basement house parties of arts-drenched town Guelph, Ontario comes a unique 10-handed mash-up of synths, drums, bass and guitar. Green Go is a girl/boy-fronted machine that runs on the fuel that is hot, sweaty dancing.

Green Go began with the day-glo love-at-first-sight encounter between co-ed front-team Ferenc ‘Fez’ Stenton and Jessica Tollefsen. When 'he' caught 'she' performing one night with former outfit Spy Machine 16, the fated, instant connection was as much a visual crush as it was musical. Two birds of paradise drawn to each other’s glowing personalities; Jess’s light-up keyboard proving the perfect counterpart to Fez’s neon orange shorts. It was a rare meeting of the minds between two ex-conservatory pianists escaping together into the world of tantalizing electronic pop.

Three short months, several smokin’ tracks and multiple costume changes later, the pair snagged their rock steady rhythm section – the now
defunct Spy Machine’s bassist Kyle Squance and skin-tight drummers Mark Andrade and Adam Scott.

This fated combination soon landed Green Go a deal with Pheromone Records, and before the ink was dry, Green Go was putting on the finishing touches on invitations to the CD release party for their long-awaited sonic heart-stopper “Borders.”

It wasn't long until Green Go outgrew their neighborhood hero status and garnered a reputation among tastemakers far beyond their hometown for burning up stages. 2009 has already seen them winning crowds and sharing bills with like minded party bringers and international sensations Thunderheist, Think About Life, Fischerspooner, Woodhands, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Shout Out Out Out, and others. They've played festivals Osheaga, Festival D'Ete, Hillside, and others, and have rocked the campuses of Ottawa U, Mt Royal, Grant McEwen, UBC, U of Guelph, and Brock University.

Though the stages and the audiences have expanded exponentially with every performance, Green Go refuses to abandon the turf that they tear up best: sweaty, dirty house shows. Rooms keep getting bigger, but that euphoric community spirit that launched the quintet continues to permeate every facet of their work. When the band released their stop-gap remix EP to satisfy fans pre-full length release (featuring tracks from contemporary Canadian success stories Born Ruffians, Rural Alberta Advantage, Gentleman Reg, Women and The D’Urbervilles), it read not as strategic marketing tool showcasing their remixing prowess, but as an earnest tribute to their peers - a love letter to everyone who ever crammed themselves into a dark basement or garage to support the then-fledgling band.

Out this past spring, "Borders" is a propulsive mash-up of electro-rock, post-punk, and funky grooves, hitting a fine balance between ballad-like ambience and illuminating extended jams, and continually pushing the boundaries with an electrifying power. With songs that range from the ecstatically joyous to positively libidinous, “Borders” is the soundtrack to your best Saturday night: an unparalleled transcendent dance explosion that takes you from pre-drinking at your best friend's house to tearin’ it up on the dance floor, to kinky fun in the coat room and that 4am plate of dinner nachos- all before you can say, “I can’t believe it’s Sunday.”

Walk of Shame not included.


Green Go - Borders (Pheromone, April 2009)

Green Go - "Ghosts of the Future EP" (Independent, October 2008)

Green Go - s/t EP (Burnt Oak Records, 2007)

"Borders" radio charts

#1 CIUT - Toronto
#1 CFRU - Guelph
#1 CFUR - Prince George
#1 CHRW - London
#4 CISM - Montreal
#6 CHUO - Ottawa
#10 CKDU - Halifax
#10 CFMU - Hamilton
#14 CJSR - Edmonton
#16 CIOI - Hamilton
#17 CITR - Vancouver
#20 CKUT - Montreal
#21 CFUV - Victoria
#22 CJSW - Calgary

#17 - EARSHOT Top 50
#3 CBC RADIO 3 top 30

Set List

put your specs on
you know you want it
brains for breakfast
watch your step
ghosts of the future
cash money gremlins
fool me once

30-45 min set