The Sound Foundation

The Sound Foundation


The Sound Foundation is an exciting band from Kitchener-Waterloo. The music is influenced by reggae, rock to psychedelic. We have a large following built around our high-energy performances. We have released our first EP and recent shows include the Horseshoe Tavern and the Hideout, both in Toronto.


The Sound Foundation is a five-piece band from Kitchener, Ontario. Front man / founder Adrian Schmidt and co-founder Matt Kittell started the band in April 2007. They had been playing shows in Kitchener as a two-piece acoustic act since 2005 when they decided to electrify and expand their sound. Devin Crossman was the first member to make the cut. Devin was playing as a bassist-for-hire with some local blues and jazz groups when he was asked to become a full-time member of a new band. After a long search, German Ocampo, was brought in to try out on drums. He made the cut with a unanimous decision by the band. The newest addition to the band is Nathan Payne on tenor saxophone

The five-piece band began playing venues immediately, as Adrian and Matt had already written a large repertoire of original songs. With a unique and fresh style, The Sound Foundation attracts fans of many ages and musical preferences. The band takes influence from such styles as funk, blues, ska, soul, folk and classic/psychedelic rock.

Since April 2007, The Sound Foundation has been building a reputation among local venues and establishing a devoted fan base. They have appeared live on Conestoga College Radio and was highlighted by the City of Kitchener representing the “Indie music scene” in the tourism promotional DVD “Our Town”. They can be seen regularly at The Boathouse in Victoria Park, the Starlight lounge, Maxwell Music House and The Wax, as well as numerous other venues across Kitchener/Waterloo. The Sound Foundation has recently started playing Toronto clubs such as the Horseshoe Tavern and The Hideout with busloads of their local fans joining them. Reaction from the owners is always the same, “you can play here any time”.


EP The Sound Foundation Self-titled
Streaming tracks may be found at

Set List

We have sufficient material, over 30 original compositions and many covers to play a wide variety of music. Covers include
Sublime, Jimi Hendrix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We can play multiple sets or up to three hours of music.