The Goombas
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The Goombas

Whitby, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Psychedelic




"Battle of the Bands resolved peacefully"

May 11, 2011

Books on tape were not the only audio being played at the Oshawa Public Library recently.

Ten bands from across Durham Region came together to duke it out in the Library’s Battle of the Bands. When the dust settled, three were crowned as best in their respective classes.

In the Kindergarten to Grade 8 category, JMZ’s were victorious. The band received a $300 gift certificate to Long and McQuade for its performance.

The Goombas were named tops in the Grade 9 to 12 category, with Rest Aside emerging triumphant in the adult category. Both bands received 10 hours studio time at Wellcraft Music Group, while The Goombas also won stage time at Oshawa’s Canada Day Celebration at Lakeview Park. The performance was donated by the City in celebration of National Youth Week. Rest Aside won an additional six hours of free rehearsal time at The Rehearsal Factory.

“People are always so surprised to hear that a library is hosting a musical event,” says Tiffany Pahman, teen services librarian.

“It’s a fun event that is different and free to enter.” - Oshawa Express


2019 - Album - Moonshine



A blistering and incendiary compromise of electric blues and soul, powered with the thunderous-precision of a seemingly lead-footed, Swiss watch maker.  The Goombas keep alive the tradition of a house, bar, and blues band while developing a thriving show that keeps rock n roll in the foreground.  Captivating audiences of all ages and all walks of life, with a steady devotion to song-writing and an understanding of the finer elements of popular musics history, the Goombas excel where most bands cannot compete.  Commonly known to have an array of sounds, we compile a list of drawn influences that treads all walks of life.  From Surf, to Grunge, and everything in between, the Goombas never seem to disappoint.      

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