The Stiff Wires
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The Stiff Wires

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"Punk is alive and well in London"

The Stiff Wires, a five-piece band from London, Ontario, were the closing act of the night. Playing tunes such as “All my Friends are Cokeheads” and “The Disappeared,” the Stiff Wires delivered a powerful performance reinvigorating the crowd. Although many fans had tired themselves out from the earlier mosh-pits, some got right back into it and even pulled some of the fans off the stage, hurting one slightly.

The Stiff Wires also performed the song, “Are You Scared of the Ragheads?” in which they denounce the demonization of Arabs by our media, and the racist, islamo-phobic ideology that many people here have.

Near the end of their set, Stiff Wires lead guitarist and Fanshawe student, Jamie Barber, played while sitting on someone’s shoulders so that people would see him through the crowd that had rushed the stage, blocking the view of the band from the rest of the club.
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"The Stiff Wires appearance on Peacedrum Volume 3 Compilation"

The Stiff Wires have been added to the Peacedrum Volume 3 Online compilation. The purpose of the compilation is to bring artists around the world together and get their voices heard about issues of politics, peace and human rights. Such artists include Dry September, Carrell Casey, Lumi and Sheva.

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"Crowned Best Punk Band"

The Stiff Wires are crowned "best punk band of 2008" form the Toronto Independant Music Awards, beating out such acts as the 3tards. For more info, go to - -


Still working on that hot first release.



In a cycle of constant growth, with no interest in silent complacency within the confines of a preconceived idea of who they should or shouldn't be, the STIFF WIRES hide behind no walls and refuse to allow any social, political or musical barriers hold them down. Based out of the Speed City (London, ON) the boys in the band; Jamie (guitar and vocals), Brandyn (guitar and vocals), Dan (bass and vocals) and Jesse (drums) choose to have no front man, rather they come together as 4 unified equals, to eradicate any sense of self righteousness: as a family they stand as one, and as a family they fall as one.

Politically agitated, socially alienated and hopelessly romantic; fast, raw and shambled melodies: Lyrically intellectual and musically instinctive, their blend of punk rock and classic pop, echoes of the past, but modern underground flexibility and era ambiguity cast a strong, unrelenting point to the future. Live they can only be described as energetically powerful and aesthetically unique, having shared the stage with such legends as: the Misfits, DOA, SNFU, Forgotten Rebels, Queers, The Business, Real Mackenzie’s and many more.

With no one to answer to but themselves, in their pursuit of a life of art, The STIFF WIRES musically and socio-politically are and will forever remain the product of four individuals with an undying need to push themselves and their music as far as it can go, with no patience for those who can't or refuse to understand. In whichever direction they go, they will always be who they are, The STIFF WIRES.