The Split
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The Split

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Soul

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Dec
11
The Split @ Oast House Brewers

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Dec
09
The Split @ Red Brick Cafe The

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Nov
07
The Split @ TD Place

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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"What people are saying"

What People Are Saying

Called “one of the people to watch in 2015,” by PostMedia and recently named the Stingray Music 2015 “Rising Stars”, The Split are getting noticed for being the new soul music shakers on the Canadian scene.
“I don’t know that there’s a better band than The Split in Ottawa right now. The band’s show at the National Arts Centre’s […] was a triumph, and a strong declaration of musical intent.” — Peter Simpson, The Ottawa Citizen
“The sound is polished, energetic, with a retro feel that’s been polished into something that is contemporary and broadly popular.” — Peter Simpson, The Ottawa Citizen
“…Incredible pipes of Matthew Chaffey and the electric guitar dexterity of Curtis Chaffey… the result was a fresh and upbeat take on modern soul, with songs they’ve written themselves.” — Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen’s Digital Lounge
“Their groove is a melting pot of classic soul and 60’s rock, with astonishing results…” — Festival International du Blues de Tremblant
“This region’s most exciting new soul band featuring all-star musicians: highest recommendation possible…” — The Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, QC)
“This band does not look like they sound. The Split was soulful and surprisingly crunchy and gruff. Their YouTube videos do not do them justice — this band is heavy (and that’s good!) Would recommend.” …” — Peter Hates Music
Selected winner of the 2015 Stingray Music Rising Star competition at CityFolk Festival.
Regional Finalists in the 2014 CBC Searchlight Competition & selected as a“Top Standout” by Grant Lawrence (CBC Radio 3) -


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Still working on that hot first release.

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For many of us, soul music is a fondness we just cant shake, and finding new soul music often means digging deep into the crates for something fresh -- if youve found yourself in this situation, might we recommend checking out THE SPLIT.

For the 7-piece ensemble homegrown in Canadas capital, new life is breathed into the soulful sound youve been yearning for by stark ingenuity. The bands break-out project Cant Get Enough is energetically infused with guitar parts, horns and bass reminiscent of 60s soul rock and 70s soul funk, and features dreamy synth sequences that render its sound euphoric and entirely distinct.

THE SPLIT's original songs are both vivacious dance tunes as much as they are melancholic reflections on life and love. Lead singer Matt Chaffeys smoky timbre elicits memories of Chess Records golden era, while poignantly expressing thoughts of loss, stress, heartbreak, and starting over. In sum, if youve been searching for a sound that reflects and distinctly re-imagines the best of soul music, look no further than THE SPLIT.

Working with the talented and experienced Ken Friesen (MonkeyJunk, The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea et al.) and Phillip Victor Bova (Feist, Bahamas, Hilotrons et al.), THE SPLIT's debut EP Cant Get Enough combines the mind-blowing vocals of frontman Matthew Chaffey, hard-hitting bass lines, and incredible horn tracks laid down by the legendary Texas Horns (Austin, TX). 

Can't Get Enough was released in March 2014 under Label Records (Ottawa, Canada).  

What people are saying about The Split:

incredible pipes of Matthew Chaffey and the electric guitar dexterity of Curtis Chaffeythe result was a fresh and upbeat take on modern soul, with songs theyve written themselves.  - Lynn Saxberg (The Ottawa Citizens Digital Lounge)

Their groove is a melting pot of classic soul and 60s rock, with astonishing results Festival International du Blues de Tremblant

This regions most exciting new soul band featuring all-star musicians; highest recommendation possible   The Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, QC)

This band does not look like they sound.  The Split was soulful and surprisingly crunchy and gruff.  Their YouTube videos do not do them justice this band is heavy (and thats good!).  Would recommend. Pete Hates Music (www.petehatesmusic.com)

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