The Missing City Starlight
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The Missing City Starlight


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"Snowflakes...and Showcases"

November 11, 2007

Lane's Privateer Inn was ROCKING last night! After the Songwriters Circle, I headed over to Lane's to see one of my favorite Halifax-based groups, The Missing City Starlight (formerly Ryan MacGrath and Harlow) perform. The emcee of the showcase, Mike Campbell of MuchMusic fame, said they were "undoubtedly the best dressed performers in Liverpool" as they all matched each other dressed in different styles but all in whites and blacks. The Missing City Satrlight has changed their music style a little since the last time I saw them play. There was more of a darker edge to them last night plus the addition of the Koile sisters singing backup vocals. They also presented some new songs while putting a spin on some of their classics. Ryan manipulated the first verse of "Unscathed" into a spoken word style and then reverted back to its original approach. This contemporary rock band of talented musicians, MacGrath, Dan Pirrie, Matt Rhind, and Joe Landry finished second place in the Q104 Battle of the Bands competition last year and have been playing at various venues and festivals across the province in the last couple of years. This year was their second appearance at NSMW, pleasing a pub full of fans new and old. PLEASE PLEASE watch out for them, they are going to be big!
- The Coast


Current Single Release: Snowed in Alone featuring Juno nomintated Andru Branch and Christina Martin

The 'Celebrity Death' Album is set to be released in the Fall of 2008



When you first see The Missing City Starlight you feel like you’ve been sucker punched in your musical testicles; you’re taken aback, a bit surprised, but you love it because you know you’re alive.

The music will be singing in your ears long after the show is over, and the grin from your face will only fade once the hair on your neck has settled. A wide range of music from everywhere you’ve never been to everywhere familiar. Driving rhythm, waves of intricate sounds, and a voice soaked in melody and romance leave you feeling warm and awake like too much gin; but not too much gin, because it’s like a Friday and you don’t have to work the next day and you’re glad you’re drunk because you can sleep-in.

Beyond the stage, the band has become a family with a strong work ethic that has lead to great successes. Based in Nova Scotia, The Missing City Starlight has played in a number of venues and festivals in the Maritimes including sharing stages with Gentlemen Reg (Toronto), The Cliks (Toronto) and Christina Martin (Halifax). For the past two years they have been invited to showcase at one of Atlantic Canada’s premier music industry galas, Music Week Nova Scotia. Also, they’ve garnered radio play on CBC Radio One and Three, Dalhousie University’s CKDU, CJFX in Antigonish, and numerous other public and college stations throughout Canada. They have a growing fan base, and the band never gets mad at them when their music is downloaded for free.

You know you’re at one of their shows when the women are dancing and the men are crying…and also dancing.

They play the game you have always known; but they’ve changed the rules. Book ‘em.