The Noble Thiefs
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The Noble Thiefs

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Soul




"Live... in the ’Peg! U2, Prince and another memorable year for concert fans"

Honourable mentions:
MortonTed, Jan. 22, Royal Albert
Guy Smiley, Jan. 29, Royal Albert
Sadies, Feb. 11, West End Cultural
Death Angel, April 15, The Zoo
Pixies, April 26 and 27, Concert Hall
Elton John, May 7, MTS Centre
Sharon Jones, May 20, Garrick
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang,
July 8, Winnipeg Folk Festival
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon
Rangers, July 27, Pantages Playhouse
Slayer, July 27, MTS Centre
Keith Urban, Sept. 15, MTS Centre
Hollerado, Sept. 17, West End Cultural
Imaginary Cities, Oct. 1, Pyramid
Noble Thiefs, Oct. 14, Pyramid Cabaret
Vibrating Beds, Oct 15, Lo Pub - Winnipeg Free Press

"Sled Island: The Noble Thiefs"

Oh my stars, is there a frontman as intimately charming and magnetic as The Noble Thiefs' Myron Dean? The man knows exactly how to work a crowd, an enigmatic Cheshire grin creeping across his youthful face as he winks at the ladies and hypnotizes the men. This is rock and roll with soul that picks up right where Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard left off. - Sled Island


Still working on that hot first release.



From Winnipeg, the geographical centre of
North America, where the only colder place of its size is Ulan Bator in
Mongolia, and where the inhabitants were the first in the world to
create 911, comes The Noble Thiefs (yes, it’s supposed to be spelled that way).   
Vocalist Myron Dean, guitarist Riley Hastings, bassist Ian Lodewyks,
and drummer Joel Armstrong are poised to lead the charge in
resurrecting the soul-centric rock sounds of decades past with a fresh
new flair, and they’re converting crowds every time they take the stage.
“It’s a sound that everyone has a taste for,” Dean says of the band’s flavour – and it’s a fact becoming clearer by the day. 
Their newest endeavour, ‘It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy,’ stays true to the above sentiments with a progressive, pounding, funked-out, take on rock for the real world. Coming out of the gates with the infectiously foot stompin’/hand clappin’ single ‘How Can You Think Of Love (At A Time Like This?)’ sends the message loud and clear – get ready to let loose. Tracks
like ‘I Died In America’ ooze with retro sensibilities and blindingly
catchy beats.  This record is one that will inevitably get stuck in your
head (and more importantly – your ears). Engineered by Jordan Waters
and produced by Nash (and yes – I mean the musician) the record was
lovingly birthed in their hometown of Winnipeg inside both the Bedside Studio and the private Pipe & Hat studio. 
"We’ve been working on this album for two years, and now we finally have something that we’re truly proud to put our name on. ‘It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy’
is an accumulation of our influences, raw where it counts, refined in
the sweet spots. It’s our signature rock ’n’ soul, a blend of romance
with the rough and tumble,” says guitarist Riley Hastings 
intangible chemistry these four share stems from their widespread
influences, which together produce a combustible sonic concoction that
borrows from a slew of different decades and styles. “We all come from
really different musical backgrounds,” Dean says, “but that’s what makes
us sound the way we sound, and I love that.” 
On record, they’re exciting; onstage, however, The Noble Thiefs
are explosive, embodying the seizure inducing energy of early punk and
leaving delightfully dazed and dizzy crowds in their wake. “It’s all
about spontaneity and having fun,” says Hastings, and that applies to
both the foursome and their fans on the floor. 
Stemming from the unlikeliest of areas in the Canadian Prairies, The Noble Thiefs’ soul-rock revolution is at hand, and there’s no point in resisting. And just like the classics (Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, The Joker…hell, even the shark from Jaws) – sometimes it can be pretty damn fun to be the bad guy.

Band Members