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"Official Song of the 2006 Grey Cup"

Pushing Daisies to perform official Grey Cup song
Toronto, ON (September 7, 2006) - The Canadian Football League announced today that C’Mon, C’Mon, recorded by Winnipeg-based rock group Pushing Daises, has been selected as the official 2006 Grey Cup Song.

“This song embodies the spirit, passion and energy that combine to make the Grey Cup such an important annual event in Canada,” Commissioner Tom Wright said.

“Kudos to the group for having the imagination and creativity to develop a song that will make this year’s Cup the best ever. The fact the song has been developed by these Winnipeg recording artists makes it all that much more appealing.”

Because of its connections to Winnipeg, the band decided to pay homage to the city and the game.

“We said, ‘We need to write a song for the Grey Cup. It’s going to be in Winnipeg this year, we’re from Winnipeg, so it just made sense,” lead singer Roland Coté said. “I think (the energy of the song) could apply to anything, but the lyrics themselves are driven toward the high energy of the Grey Cup.”

Pushing Daisies will be available to talk about the song following the conclusion of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ practice on Saturday, September 9 in preparation for the “Banjo Bowl” game on Sunday, September 10 at Canad Inns Stadium against the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. On Sunday, September 10, Pushing Daisies will play a set beginning at 12:30 p.m. in advance of the 2 p.m. kickoff and will perform the song live during half-time.

Besides Coté, the band includes Darren Burtniak on drums/percussion, bassist/vocalist Brian Trudeau, guitarist James Roth, and Curtis Paull on guitar/percussion. Paull has a background playing minor football as an offensive lineman for the Fort Garry Lions in Winnipeg and the Nepean Norsemen in Ottawa and drew upon that for the lyrical content.

“My old days playing football and my love for the game definitely influenced the lyrics,” Paull said. “Our goal was to make the song scream Canada and CFL.”

Grey Cup Festival Managing Director Kevin Walters said the song will resonate with fans.
“Every time people hear the song, they’ll think of this year’s Grey Cup game and all the events that go along with it,” Walters said. “It’s a real party song, and this year’s Grey Cup will be one big party.”

Pushing Daisies has been in existence for 10 years. Their debut album, Pretending To Be Famous, was produced by the band’s own label Catch 23 Records, and enjoyed critical success with its first single Disagree. The song received commercial radio airplay across Canada, while its video received regular rotation on MuchMusic. The group won the Canadian Music Week Rising Star Award in 1999, and was invited to open for the Guess Who in their Running Back Thru Canada tour in 2000. Pushing Daisies released their highly-anticipated second CD, How It Makes You Feel, in 2005.

The official Grey Cup song for 2006 C’Mon C’Mon by Pushing Daisies will be available for free download by visiting for 30 days beginning on Monday, September 11, and can be accessed by clicking on the Grey Cup Homepage. Please find attached the song lyrics and the band’s bio. More about the band at


"The Pushing Daisies Music Featured on Falcon Beach"

A highly sonic episode, 109 is anchored by a rockin' live appearance at the dance hall by Halifax based Matt Mays & El Torpedo. Matt and the band have long been favourites of the show. When it came to time to invite an act to open the dance hall, Matt was a natural choice. Matt and the guys, who perform "City Of Lakes" and "It Don't Matter", had a great time on set, spending a couple of days hanging with cast and crew at the dance hall location in Matlock, Manitoba. The episode also features songs from Winnipeg bands Tin Foil Phoenix and Pushing Daisies.


"Winnipeg Free Press Review"

Winnipeg Free Press Review

PUSHING DAISIES How it Makes You Feel (Catch 23):

After an unusually long hiatus, guitar-pop outfit Pushing Daisies has finally released a followup to its 1998 debut, Pretending To Be Famous. The Winnipeg band remains committed to melodic tunes that straddle the line between adult pop and rock 'n' roll, delivering another highly polished album equal in quality to anything Collective Soul or Maroon 5 has ever recorded. How it Makes You Feel has such a big, radio-friendly sound, these guys really would be famous if they could only catch a break. * * * 1/2 by Bartley Kives

- Winnipeg Free Press

"Winnipeg Sun Review"

Winnipeg Sun Review

PUSHING DAISIES How it Makes You Feel (Catch 23) :

STYLE : Meat-and-potatoes pop-rock with a side of sensitivity.

SUBSTANCE : Musical trends come and go, but classic songcraft never goes out of style. That seems to be the philosophy behind Pushing Daisies’ sophomore set How it Makes You Feel. These gritty rockers and ballads don’t come with bells, whistles, fancy tricks or faddish accessories; just strong melodies, straightup pop-rock grooves and lightly crunchy guitar lines topped by smouldering vocals and everyman lyrics.

STANDOUTS : The radio-ready rocker Like You Do has a punchy riff and driving beat that are hard to top, though the cover of former tourmates The Guess Who’s No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature comes close.

ON THE WEB : ***1/2 out of ***** by Darryl Sterdan

- Winnipeg Sun

"Rock Eyez Review - New Jersey"

Pushing Daisies have returned from hibernation! After releasing Pretending To Be Famous in 1998, their long awaited sophomore release How It Makes You Feel is bursting the seams with twelve-tracks of pure delight. The weekend opens the new release of high voltage pop, which is a great sing-along song. It will make the Club Circuit Jump!
These boys from Winnipeg, Canada know how to rock! When it comes to putting out a quality product, Punches is another kickn song that has the vibe of Bono and U2. It is melodic yet still driving the stake though the heart with bounce.
Roland Cote's vocals are captivating and will definitely hold your attention. The subtle guitar by Curtis Paull makes this song a classic. The best comparison of Pushing Daisies would be the likes of The Dave Mathews Band. Every band has that tear jerking ballad and Pushing Daisies is no exception. Stare will shoot to the top of the charts with this 'cant miss' ballad. I see a bright future for these Canadians as they break into the New Year! 4 OUT OF 5 STARS - Brian Rademaker





"I wasn't born in Mississippi," sings Daisies frontman Roland Cote. You'd never guess from their third album. Deftly balancing gritty blues licks and searing slide solos with punchy modern-rock hooks and sonics -- and mixing in funk, country and pop for good measure -- the veteran quintet craft hard-grooving fare that picks up where Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason left off. - Darryl Sterdan - Winnipeg Sun

"This has the kind of contemporary feel that will work in today's climate" - Alan Cross - Senior Program Director for Splice Interactive Media (Canada)

"I think it might just be my favourite indie disc that I've heard all year" - Ron Harwood - Promotions/Media Relations/Sales Rep EMI Music Canada

The band to watch for in 2009...

The Pushing Daisies' new album "YOUR DEVILS AND YOUR ANGELS" is a great representation of a typical Pushing Daisies jam session, loud bluesy rock n' roll - ONLY ONE, HARD TO LOVE A LIAR, MISSISSIPPI, funk - BREAK THE FALL, TELEKINESIS, dance rock - WAKE UP MARY, ballads - DROWNING, EmptyLonelyGone, and two tracks featuring Rapper Bubba B the MC - BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR and RIDE