The Shouting Ground
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The Shouting Ground

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"Soul Shake Down with the Shouting ground"

A n' E Vibe Magazine
By: Lauren Konrad

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The Shouting Ground puts on a show you most definitley do not want to miss. As a solid part of Winnipeg’s local indie music scene, the band members have collaborated a group of multi-talented individuals, each capable of playing several instruments, resulting in a unique funky sound that sheds an infectious vibe.

Group members, J Saint James (vocals, electric and acoustic guitar), Tim “Scratch” Friesen (piano, trumpet), Ian Mikita (drums, percussion, bass, vocals), Bruce Berven (percussion, vocals, bass), Sara Clefstad (vocals, saxophone, percussion) and the Organic Chocolate Shockwave (bass, electric and acoustic guitar), display the creative ability of matching rhyme with reason in their already released song, ‘Run T’Ward’. According to band member J Saint James, “This song is primarily about helping the poor in any way we can. A lot of our songs are about trying to make the world a better place”. Run T’Ward has gained local recognition through Winnipeg’s radio stations and can be heard on Hot 103 FM and CHVN 95.1 FM.

The Shouting Ground’s upcoming single ‘Big Money’ written by group member, The Organic Chocolate Shockwave, is set to be released within the next month. The song casts a significant opinion on anti-consumerism and the pursuit of love vs. greed. The groups charitable intentions are not only exhibited through lyrics, they are currently working on putting together a fundraiser for War Child in mid-February 2009.

Musically influenced by artists such as The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and CCR it is no surprise the dance floor becomes fully occupied once the group begins to play. Not only does their music spark a contagious energy, but the vivacious colors that exude from their distinct sound are seen as inspirational for local artist Kristin Norman. She enjoys setting up her easel beside the stage at group performances. Using bright colors to articulate The Shouting Ground’s positive beat, she allows the music to draw for her, creating notable folk art by the end of each show.

Judging by the smiles shared by the overly-pleased crowd, The Shouting Ground guarantees a fun-filled experience with the only disappointment being the end of the night; when the band has to pack up and leave. The band will be playing next at Shannon’s Irish Pub in downtown Winnipeg on Dec 6th, 2008. The Shouting Ground hits the stage at 10:00 pm; but I would come early. After the soul shake down party they provide, there is bound to be a line-up.

For more information on the band or to check out some of the groups work visit their web page:

- A n' E Vibe Magazine

"Album Review"

Check out the following link to our album review in the Uniter.
- The Uniter


Self titled EP released in December of 2008.
Singles "Love is the Reason", "Hey Busrider", "Get it Together", "Run T'ward" and "Big Money" are currently tracking on Hot 103.1, CBC Radio 2, CHVN 95.1, UMFM 101.5, and Kick 92.9 FM.



The Shouting Ground are a fun-loving group of creative cats who deliver music with an infectious, feel-good message that people in all walks of life can relate to, no matter how far the listener is traveling. The group's sounds are a deliciously eclectic mix, steadily focused on the delivery of a good hook, and is always rooted in a vivacious groove. With styles ranging from soul to funk, disco, retro rock, roots and world music, this is one band that will get the party started no matter what the time of day.

Within less than a year of glorious gigging on the scene, The Shouting Ground’s high- energy sound has already drawn comparisons to the collaborative funk pioneers Sly and the Family Stone. Their soul-rebel rock delivery recalls late 60’s era The Rolling Stones. And their infectiously fun live show vibe has garnered similarities to such jam band legends like the Dave Matthews Band and the Grateful Dead.

With a newly released self titled EP which contains the hits “Love is the Reason”(Regional Finalist for the 2008-09’ Canadian Radio Star Songwriting Competition) and “Hey Busrider!”(Independent Singer Songwriter’s Association 2008 Environmental Category Finalist) TSG is ready to venture beyond the borders of their home base and bring their uniquely solid gold flavors to the world!

So do yourself a favor and get to know The Shouting Ground. Don’t miss out on what will probably be the best time you'll ever have being entertained, period!