Old Bones
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Old Bones


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"First two days of Sled Island full of awe-inspiring guitarists and hair-raising vocals"

Old Bones

Considering the shape that we were in after our first day at the festival, the relaxed, blues-influenced guitar licks of Calgary’s Old Bones seemed like the most appropriate way to start our second day in Calgary.

Despite some initial technical difficulties, Old Bones displayed a keen understanding of their genre, with Rambie’s obvious guitar skills on display. After seeing a couple other excellent Calgarian bands the night before, it became increasingly apparent that the alternative music scene here is hitting its stride. - Madeline Smith


- Old Bones (2009)

- Whale Song (radio play - 2009)
- Little Grandpa (radio play - 2009)
- Shoelace (radio play - 2010)



Old Bones is a hard hitting, thick blues duo from Calgary, Alberta. Tyler (guitar) and Riley (drums) started playing music together in 2007 as a means to better themselves at their respective instruments while trying to start other bands. But after being asked to play various venues (at the time with no name to go by, and not expecting the duo to be a permanent endeavour) they decided to keep playing as a two piece and record an EP to hand out at shows. In order to capture the live Old Bones sound, the recording was done on a small 4 track cassette deck, with each song being a single take, straight to tape.

The EP gained some attention and had 3 songs featured on CKXU radio, as well as a music sample/promo for the 2010 IGNITE! festival during an interview with the festival's director.

The band has also placed in multiple indie band challenges showcasing their music and competing with other local bands. Upon winning a recording studio session, Old Bones made the decision to begin writing a full length album titled "Of A Different Colour" to be released later this year, and have been playing shows to help promote it since.