October Game

October Game

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Audience members are delighted by the musicality of the band and are amazed to find out that the average age of band members is 17. The group self-financed original CD sold its first run in one day. The BandÂ’s diversity is expressed though songs blending contemporary rock with a laid back groove.

Biography

OCTOBER GAME was founded by a group of students at Halifax West High School who had a laid-back folk-rock jam band sound in mind. They began by playing Dave Matthews Band covers at high school coffee houses and local fundraisers. Soon their influences expanded to include Jack Johnson, Coldplay, John Mayer and various other rock-oriented acts; however, they still retained an eclectic sound inspired as much by funk, jazz and hip-hop as straightforward radio rock. With this broad range of influences in mind, they soon retired from cover-bandhood and began writing original material.

Their first original song, "Rain" has become a crowd favorite, along with the funk-influenced "Happy Town", the laid-back "Beach Song", and the newly-released "Four Reasons" off their latest EP, Stuck In Dreams. They have performed these favourites and many others at such events as the 2006 ECMA 72-hour jam, the Halifax Harbour Festival, the ECMA Songwriters' Circle, the Theatre Halifax Rock and Walk, and a full-fledged showcase set at Music Nova Scotia Week.

October Game's most recent exploit was a combined cd-release for Stuck In Dreams and video shoot for "Four Reasons". Shot by Matt Trecartin and directed by Jackie Torrens, the video displays October Game doing what they do best: busting out an energetic set for a crowd full of fans.

Discography

August 2005 - Blue Struck Love - 7 Songs
July 2006 - Stuck In Dreams - 12 songs
4 new songs wirtten in 2007

Set List

10 -15 Songs mostly originals
Stuck In Dreams
Rain
Beach Song
Supermodel
Happy Town
Four Reasons
Gravestone
Tick Tock
Christmas Eve

Two sets: Totalling 1 hour and half

Covers typically Dave Matthews, Police, Cold Play