St. Joes Mission

St. Joes Mission

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
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This accidentally talented 5-some plays honest grown-up garage-rock with song appeal for the fist-pumper, band-wagon jumper and the unemployed enthusiast. “Their soulful vocals take a raspy, bluesy approach to rock in line with Gomez but fatter, juicier and easier to dance to”.

Biography

This accidentally talented 5-some united in a run down three story red brick dump. Playing honest grown-up garage-rock with song appeal for the fist-pumper, band-wagon jumper AND the unemployed enthusiast. The band has a sound that doesn't change with the top 40 hits of the month and they deliver hard working, punching the clock rock and roll with a touch of stay at home sick blues.

In 2006, SJM won a $50,000 development grant from New Cap radio, thus, giving them the fuel needed to record their first full length album, tour Canada and share the bill with the likes of Sloan, the Trews, Thornley and even Kardinal Official. Since the independent release of their self titled debut — it has gone on to sell more than 1,500 copies off-stage alone and songs have been featured in television and film. This band is independently driven with an appetite to chew more than they bite and come back for seconds.

With a wide array of musical influences, they have been described as “a more polished Cold War Kids” and a “contemporary Black Sabbath.... If they were actually black”. Their focus is on strong vocals with a unique cadence, loud riff-driven guitars and simple focused melodies. The truth told, there are no music genres that aren’t channeled in some small way by SJM. Their live show is loud, enthusiastic and has yet to disappoint an audience. As the band prepares for its sophomore album with tour dates across Canada, St Joe's Mission continues their pledge to keep it so dope you’ll wanna smoke it.

Lyrics

The Reigns

Written By: St Joes Mission

I've been made this way
Its whom I've come to hate
The Future looks the same unless I change
Slam right into the wall
Hands in pockets for the fall
Brace yourself
And turn into something else

I'll hold my breath
Put old to rest
I've got the reigns to change

We've been made this way
Its whom I've come to hate
The Future looks the same unless we change
Slam right into the wall
Hands in pockets for the fall
Brace yourself
And turn into something else

I'll hold my breath
Put old to rest
I've got the reigns to change

Discography

Yellow & Black (2005)
Yellow & Blacker (2006)
St. Joe's Mission (2008)

singles: "Fathers Hide Your Daughters", "Brand Name Boy", "Inside Out"

Set List

Play to suit venue and show, including originals and if needed covers. We can provide a set list upon venue request.