The Racket
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The Racket

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The Racket Demo/EPK - 2004
The Racket Full Length Album - 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


“It shouldn’t be long before the Racket are staples on video channels everywhere.”
-View Magazine

In just three years the Racket have exploded onto the Canadian music scene. They have rapidly gone from their working class roots in Hamilton to headlining for capacity crowds at some of rock’s most historic landmarks including the El Mocambo, Lee’s Palace, the Horseshoe and the Rivoli.

The Racket consists of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Veerman; his brother Greg Veerman on bass; and their childhood friend Ted Paterson on drums.

Together the Racket have won or been finalists in several local, national and international live-music competitions including The Battle Theory, The Y108 Band-Slam and the Emergenza Festival. In the summer of 2004 the group’s song “The Beach” was featured on the website for the Fox Network’s teen phenomenon The O.C. The “The Beach” also received airplay on Edge 102, Toronto and Southern Ontario’s hugely popular alt-rock station and the band were invited to do a live set from the Edge 102 storefront studio. The Racket have also been popping up on college radio all over Ontario and in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Austin.

The has also become an astounding word of mouth success with over 200,000 hits this year alone, 140,000 media downloads and 50,000 page views. Fans of the Racket have made this site their first stop for Racket news, concert dates and to send in their own photos and artwork of the band.

Most recently, the Racket have co-produced a full length album with Siegfried Meier (The Salads, Kittie, Holly McNarland and Jersey)

Their self-titled debut has already shot to number one in the Top 30 on Ontario College Radio.

Capitalizing on the immediate success of their first full length album, The Racket will be undertaking a massive West Coast tour to promote the record this August!

With a tight, aggressive -- yet accessible rock sound, intelligent lyrics, countless unforgettable original songs and an ever-growing fan base, the Racket’s impending fame and success are undeniable. Only the exact path to that fame and success remains to be determined.

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