The Plaid Tongued Devils
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Apr
19
The Plaid Tongued Devils @ Nose Creek Park

Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Jan
17
The Plaid Tongued Devils @ The Bar Named Sue

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Jan
16
The Plaid Tongued Devils @ The Bar Named Sue

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

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Press


Quotes
“The Thinking Man's Party Band...one of the best violinists I've ever seen."
Victor Bonderoff - The Vancouver Sun

“The PTD’s are one of the most interesting and underrated groups in Calgary, if not the entire country.”
Bruce Pollock - FFWD Magazine

“We enthusiastically recommend the Plaid Tongued Devils to other festivals or other family events.”
Emily Benevedes - Northwest Folklife Festival Director - Seattle WA

“They are a community minded band with a solid reputation as a diverse musical outfit, respected for their theatre work, concerts and albums.”
Kerri Clarke - Calgary Folk Music Festival Director

“I have no hesitation recommending the PTD’s for any event. The band performed beyond our expectations and were delightful guests.”
Carol Weatherall - North Country Fair Director

“I am always speaking of talent on my reviews but this has to be the most talented group I have ever come across.”
Mat Thompson - Lambda Magazine, Montreal

“The PTD’s are one of the best bands in western Canada & one of only a few “original” bands in the country.”
Shannon Martin - CJSW Radio, Calgary

“The PTD has a refreshing, engaging sound that puts most of today’s stale fiddle funk yahoos to shame.”
Darren Zenko - SEE Magazine

“The PTD’s were voted overall "Festival Favourites" and in highest demand to return for future festivals.”
Shannon Allen - Kispiox Music Festival Director

“The PTD have percolated a fine brew of “happy” music. It is fun, danceable, and totally entertaining. They were a big hit in concert and in workshops.”
Bill Powell - Festival of Friends Director - Hamilton

“An exceptional group. I heartily recommend them.”
Lee Selleck - Folk On the Rocks Festival - Yellowknife

“The coolest klezmer band in the world!”
Matthew Kroesser - RadioFreeKlezmer.com - Various


Discography

CD1 - Running With Scissors - 1994 Airplay on CBC national radio, CKUA alberta radio, CJSW Calgary radio. CD sold approx. 1000 units.

CD2 - Tongue and Groove - 1996 Airplay on CBC national radio, CKUA alberta radio, CJSW Calgary radio. Song "Freight Trains Of Intention" won Lite 96 "Best Indie Song" Award. CD sold approx 3000 units.

CD3 - In Klezskavania - 1999 Airplay on CBC national radio, CKUA alberta radio, CJSW Calgary radio. Album turned into smash hit rock opera musical with Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit Theatre. CD sold approx. 4000 units.

CD4 - Belladonna - 20002 Airplay on CBC national radio, CKUA alberta radio, CJSW Calgary radio.
Album got band headlining festivals in Canada and Europe. CD sold approx 5000 units.

CD5 DVD 1 - Monsteroma - 2005 Airplay on CBC national radio, CKUA alberta radio, CJSW Calgary radio. DVD sold 4000 units so far. CD sold as many.

You can hear ALL of our songs here
http://www.thedevils.com/allsongs.html
We will soon be added to
www.CDBaby.com
and
www.Kerfmusic.com.

We are distributed by Spirit River Distribution
www.spiritriver.com

We also now sell a 50 song 1 GB USB drive full of songs at shows. We sell an average of 2 per show at $75.

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Bio

The Plaid Tongued Devils have been together 16 years, made 5 albums, toured Europe 4 times, and Canada several times. Headlined over 30 festivals, played over 50 festivals, and over 100 clubs. Crowds from 20 to 20 thousand people.

Our music is influenced by Eastern European gypsy music and klezmer (traditional Jewish music). we combine it with rock, pop, reggae, punk and jazz. We do have our own "sound". The guitarist has a very unique style. The singer actually sings in key and has horns for hair! The drummer is one of the best you'll ever see. He even does solos! Remember those? And the violinist is a classicaly trained savant that you will NEVER forget. If he's not one of the best you've ever seen, we'll make you dinner.

We've been called "The thinking man's party band".