The Candidates

The Candidates

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Glam Flash. Mod Strut. Maximum Rock & Roll!

Biography

THE CANDIDATES

THE STORY

THE CURRENT LINEUP OF CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO’S FAVOURITE ROCK & ROLL SONS, THE CANDIDATES, CAME INTO BEING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR 2002. THE BAND’S LATEST ALBUM FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2002, AND HAS ENJOYED CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS AT CANADIAN COLLEGE RADIO, SPENDING 13 WEEKS ON THE NATIONAL TOP 50, WITH A PEAK POSITION OF #11.

THE CANDIDATES HAVE BUILT THEIR REPUTATION UPON THEIR ASS-SHAKIN’, SWEAT-FLYIN’, KARATE-KICKIN’ LIVE SHOW AND PLAY FREQUENTLY IN ONTARIO AND BEYOND, TOURING THE COUNTRY FROM COAST TO COAST IN SUMMER 2003.

THE BAND HAS RECENTLY LICENSED NUMEROUS SONGS FROM FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS TO TELEVISION SHOWS IN NORTH AMERICA, INCLUDING RADIO FREE ROSCOE (FAMILY CHANNEL) AND ZOE BUSIEK: WILD CARD (LIFETIME), AMONG OTHERS.

THE CANDIDATES ARE CURRENTLY WRITING NEW SONGS FOR THEIR THIRD ALBUM, WHILE CONTINUING TO PLOT WORLD DOMINATION.
LEARN MORE BELOW, WISE READER.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

THE CANDIDATES RECENTLY PERFORMED AT THE CHART MAGAZINE SHOWCASE FOR CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2004 with DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, THE HIGH DIALS, THE SMUGGLERS & THE EVAPORATORS AT THE HORSESHOE TAVERN IN TORONTO, SATURDAY MARCH 6.

THE CANDIDATES PERFORMED AT THE 2002 HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION, PLAYED TWO SHOWS AT NEW MUSIC WEST 2003 IN VANCOUVER (AS PART OF THE NETTWERK RECORDS AND EMI PUBLISHING SHOWCASES), AND ALSO PERFORMED AT NXNE 2003 IN TORONTO (AT THE NOW MAGAZINE SHOWCASE). THE CANDIDATES HAVE TOURED EXTENSIVELY, INCLUDING A CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR IN MAY 2003 THAT SAW THE LADS PLAY 20 SHOWS IN 25 DAYS.

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS WAS VOTED BEST ALBUM OF 2002 BY THE READERS OF THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD, AND THE CANDIDATES WERE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LIVE ACTS OF 2002 BY ECHO WEEKLY IN KITCHENER.

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS ENJOYED GREAT SUCCESS AT CAMPUS RADIO ACROSS CANADA, SPENDING 13 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ON THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CAMPUS RADIO TOP 50, WITH A PEAK POSITION OF #11.

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS ENTERED THE EARSHOT NATIONAL CAMPUS RADIO CHART IN FEBRUARY 2003 AT #7 (THE HIGHEST RANKED INDEPENDENT CD THAT MONTH) AND ALSO CHARTED AT #30 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2003.

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS PLACED AT #64 OVERALL ON THE EARSHOT TOP 200 OF 2003, WHICH COMPILES THE MOST PLAYED RECORDS ON CANADIAN CAMPUS RADIO FOR THE YEAR.

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS ALSO ENJOYED A 2-WEEK RUN AT #1 AT THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST CAMPUS RADIO STATION CIUT IN TORONTO & ALSO SPENT TIME AT #1 AT CFCR IN SASKATOON AND CFBX IN KAMLOOPS, BC!

FAME, FORTUNE & FREE DRINKS HAS RECEIVED AIRPLAY ON CBC’S RADIOSONIC & NEW MUSIC CANADA SHOWS AS WELL AS ON TORONTO ROCK STATION 102.1 THE EDGE.

THE SUPPORTING CAST

Bands that THE CANDIDATES have blown off the stage include the following:

SAM ROBERTS, HOT HOT HEAT, DANKO JONES, THE SADIES, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, MONEEN, THE EVAPORATORS, THE ILLUMINATI, WARSAWPACK, THE WALKMEN, THE HIGH DIALS, LES SEQUELLES, THE SMUGGLERS, ROBIN BLACK, THE GRUESOMES and MANY, MANY MORE!

THE CONTACTS

PAUL SHULL
WATCHDOG EAST
DIVISION OF MACKLAM-FELDMAN MANAGEMENT
8 ELM STREET
TORONTO, ON M5G 1G7
(416) 598-0067
shull@slfa.com

OR E-MAIL THE BAND DIRECTLY AT:
info@thecandidatesrockband.com

Discography

CANDIDATES DISCOGRAPHY
Fame, Fortune & Free Drinks (2003)
Meet The Candidates (2000)

LISTEN TO THE CANDIDATES
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