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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Band Rock Garage Rock




"This Land Is Hisland"

"I am constantly waiting to hear their newest singles and see them live in concert again and again." - Steph Connor, Premier Life


"Hisland is a gas-guzzling juggernaut of rock n' roll." - Chris DePaul, Found In The Margins


Still working on that hot first release.



HISLAND is an unsigned Canadian rock n' roll band, formed in Kitchener, Ontario in July 2010. They've been compared to Deer Tick and Little Joy, with a sound described as "raw and edgy." Hisland is Andrew Silvestro (vocals, guitar), Rob Corrigan (drums, b/g vocals), Mat Araujo (guitar), and Dave Kaduk (bass, keyboard, b/g vocals).

Their debut record "Muckshack" (EP) was released in September 2010. The first track "The Devil" received immediate attention, being nominated for "Best Rock Song" at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and receiving radio play through various online streams and reputable stations, namely ones in South Africa and Argentina.

Building on the momentum from 2010, Andrew was nominated for "Best Male Vocalist" at the 2011 Los Angeles Music Awards, and Hisland performed in Austin during SXSW 2011 - a feat musicians dream of fulfilling in their first year as a band.

In 2012 the band released their sophomore album "So Long As They Are Wild" which garnered significant attention in Canada as well as abroad. 2012 had many other notable accomplishments for the band - they performed at Canadian Music Fest, opened for Clarke (Gun N' Roses) at Spring Festival, were nominated for "Best Indie Rock" at the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards, and played alongside Faber Drive and Victoria Dufield for their "Lost in Paradise" tour in November 2012.

Using the momentum that was gained in 2012, 2013 has been an awesome year for the band. Notable activities include playing Canadian Music Fest 2013, sharing the stage with Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper) and Blue Rodeo, and having music placed in two feature films - Every day is like Sunday - Directed by Pavan Moondi, and Clean Break directed by Tricia Lee. Currently the band is working on their first full length LP which is due out in early 2014.

The band name comes from a private island called "Horseshoe Island," located in The 1000 Islands, Canada. It's home to where the band goes in the summertime to write and hang with friends.

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