Inoke Errati
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Inoke Errati

Windsor, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Windsor, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Rock Pop


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"Inoke Errati release video for “Jennifer” with new EP on the horizon"

Back in September of 2010, many of you may have seen the poster to our right around Windsor or the Almighty Internet. It proclaimed that local power pop trio Inoke Errati were looking for a female lead for their new video for their song “Jennifer”, being filmed by local video filmmaking guru Gavin Michael Booth (whose recent video for Texan band The Afters, “Light Up The Sky”, filmed in Windsor with local Windsor actors, exploded on the internet and MTV universe). “Jennifer”, perhaps one of the catchiest pop anthems Windsor’s ever heard, is from their debut album The Wink and The Gun, and has long been a scene and internet fave. And with the upcoming release of a brand new EP (being released Sunday February 20th at The Loop), it was high time these guys had a video out.

So last September they held auditions at the new Symbol Nightclub, looking for the perfect Jennifer for the video. Or so that’s what the hundreds of applicants thought. Turns out it was all a ruse that made the video (seemingly) far more fun to make and (obviously) far more fun to watch – it’s a “reality” video of sorts, where the auditions themselves actually became the video.

Here’s the finished product and I’ll be damned…now I’m going to have “J-J-J-Jennifer please…” running through my head for another week… - Windsor Zene

"Canada Social Music Spotlight"

Forget what you heard about the summer being almost over. The perfect summertime band, Inoke Errati, is currently traveling across Ontario on their Just For Kicks Tour, and the Windsor-based pop-rock trio is looking forward to returning soon.

"We were so happy when place slike the Chubby Pickle opened up," said bassist Chris Hastings, "It gave us another place to play."

"We're excited that more venues are opening up," said Jake Van Dongen, the band's front man. "It helps the music scene. There are so many quality bands on the rise, this city has such a great underground pulse."

Hastings and Dongen also agree that the rise in live music in Windsor's clubs has strengthened the local music community.

"There's cliques and niches, but the camaraderie is there," said Hastings.

Inoke Errati has also spent time in the studio recently recording their latest album, The Wink and The Gun, which they hope will be available by the end of the summer. The band credits their diverse musical styles for their sound.

"We like so many different styles of music. We thought about what we love and we incorporated them into a sound that we think everyone will love," said drummer Fil Sharron.

"We're fun," said Van Dongen.

Inoke Errati is definitely fun. Their special blend of power pop is perfect for a summer road trip. The mainstream rock is the type of disc everyone in the car can agree on and by the end of the album, everyone is singing along to the chorus. It's the type of music that becomes etched in your memory and will trigger happy moments in one's life for years to come. Even the most cynical will find themselves tapping their feet and humming along to hooky, catchy beats.

"We like to keep things simple," said Sharron, "We want to record music that people will enjoy and that is fun. We want people to be able to sing along with the chorus by the end of the song."

"We write stuff that we like, but stuff we want people to have fun listening to," Hasting said.

While Inoke Errati isn't actively pursuing mainstream success, they certainly wouldn't mind the opportunity knocking on the door.

"We enjoy what we're doing and everyone wants to do what they enjoy for a living," said Van Dongen.

For more information on Inoke Errati, check out their website,

- Mary Helen Clark, Canada Social, September 2006 - Canada Social

"I Know Karate, how about you?"

With a blend of catchy rock tunes and insightful lyrics the band 'Inoke Errati' has burst into Windsor's music scene, making it a habit of wowing audiences.
With less than a year playing around Windsor and the surrounding area the band has already managed to gain a strong following and has shared the stage with bands like The Black Maria and Winnipeg's The Perms. Singer-guitarist Jake Van Dongen who has been a mainstay musician entertaining for over nine years in the city has added bassist Chris Hastings and emerging drummer Phil Sharron to make a trio that can set a crowd rocking. "We don't take ourselves too seriously; we really just like to connect with the audience and have fun," says Van Dongen. The music has been compared to such bands as the Killjoys and early Sloan with a 90's East Coast feel.
Inoke Errati's first CD 'Close Enough' that features the bands first four songs is available at their shows. Gear such as t-shirts, stickers and buttons are also on hand and if you pay attention can be seen around the city promoting the band.

- Ben Cooper, University of Windsor student Newspaper 'The Lance', April 5, 2005 - University of Windsor - The Lance


2004 - Inoke Errati - Close Enough EP
2006 - Inoke Errati - The Wink and the Gun (with selected songs on college radio, feature mainstream play, CBC's Definitely not the Opera and American-wide on Fox Sports Radio)
2011 - Inoke Errati - Make-outs and Movie Stars (with "Lights Out" reaching #1 for over 6 weeks and charting for over 9 weeks on INDI 101.5FM's Top 30 Countdown)



Inoke Errati (I-Know-Karate) will steal your heart, leave you breathless and call you back the next day. With stick in your head for days choruses and scintillating harmonies, this Canadian power-trio is intent on bringing the happy-rock revolution to the masses.

- Direct Support for: Sloan, Social Code, Faber Drive, Down With Webster, Ill Scarlett and Many more!
- Over 4,000 independent unit sales!
- Feature airplay on 89X Detroit, CBC Radio3, Fox Sports Radio and more!

Inspired by the sounds of Sloan, Butch Walker and The Killjoys, Inoke Errati is creating their own original brand of pop-rock that is turning heads and tapping toes all over the Canadian music scene.

“For what they're doing, it couldn’t get much better. For real” – Daniel Victor, Neverending White Lights.

Jamie Greer of Upfront Magazine describes Inoke Errati:
"Energetic Powerpop. They're not re-writing the rule books, but then again, they're not trying to. They're just having more fun than you."

“This is what my ears have been waiting for” - Gene Champagne of Junior Achiever and formerly Killjoys.

"I thought I was safe with my black belt but sparring with ‘The Wink and the Gun’ left me dizzy and ass-kicked! It will be a long time before another indie album is a worthy opponent for Inoke Errati!" – Gavin Michael Booth, Independent Film Maker.