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"Fairview interview with Backstage Press"

We did an interview with Backstage Press while on the "What Makes You Tour" in Summer 2012 - Backstage Press

"Fairview "Song Of The Week""

It is July 8th 2012 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.

The song being featured this week is courtesy of an incredible band I discovered not that long ago. Originally from Brockville, Ontario, Fairview has proven their talent over the past few years amongst the local music scene.

Just finishing a tour [last night] across parts of Ontario with the Winnipeg, Manitoba band Take Me To The Pilot, Fairview is quickly growing in popularity.

To be honest I cannot even remember what made me come across Fairview's Facebook page, or how I even heard their name for the first time. Like a lot of amazing bands, their name was one that everyone seemed to talk about. And, that is probably how I discovered them a couple months ago.

These days there are millions of bands all over the world trying to stand out in [already] over populated genres. And, it takes an incredible vision and a dedicated group of musicians to succeed and stand alone in the scene. But, beyond all that, Fairview is one that stands out. And, that is why their song Walking In Circles is this week's 'Song of the Week'.

l had the great honour to book Fairview (and their tour partner, Take Me To The Pilot) for their Waterloo, Ontario stop on their [finishing] tour. And, I can guarantee you one thing, when you meet Jordan Smith (vocals / guitar), Mikey Couture (guitar), Steven Kiefer (bass) and Brendan Kennedy (drums) they instantly feel like your brothers.

Above everything else, these guys can definitely write a catchy song. And, I will admit, I am in love with vocalist Jordan Smith's incredible and unique voice.

It is no surprise I discovered this pop/rock band and I hope that many more discover Fairview incredibly soon. This band is definitely going somewhere in the music scene and I am excited to watch their careers spread. And, that is why their song Walking In Circles is the 'Song of the Week' for this week.

So, make sure you catch Fairview whenever they play a city near you and stay tuned as this band prepares to write their next release very soon. - Basement Entertainment

"Fairview with Speakersblown.com"

http://speakersblown.com/2012/fairview/fairvinew/ - Speakers Blown

"Fairview excited, eager to play on home stage this afternoon"

To think they've only been together as a band for six months and already they have female fans flying in to see them and also bake them cakes.

These girls come to see the band Fairview, and one of the followers with the band's name painted across her fingernails says she never misses a show if she can help it.

The "pop rock band with a goodtime feel" has Brockville boys Jordan Smith on vocals and guitar, Steven Kiefer on bass, Brendan Kennedy playing the drums and Ryley Young, from Newmarket, playing the guitar.

Smith, Kiefer and Kennedy attended Thousand Islands Secondary School together in Brockville. The didn't meet Young until they went on tour with another band for the first time.

"(Young) was leaving their band and we happened to need a guitarist, so he just hopped on board," said Kennedy.

The band members have been playing in other groups for about five years and officially started Fairview in October of 2010. Since then, Fairview has completed a few tours across Ontario and into Quebec and toured with other bands such as These Kids Wear Crowns, Tonight Tonight and Sleeper Skylight.

"We've sold out shows in Ottawa and the kids there are incredible. Toronto and Montreal always make a good time with the big-city vibe, but our first hometown show back in April in Brockville was amazing," said Kennedy. "A lot of kids came out and proved to us a 'scene' still lives here."

Fairview is unsigned and has one single released on iTunes, Just A Little Bit, but are currently in the middle of recording their debut EP and plan on releasing their first single in the next few weeks.

"We want to get our music heard by as many people as possible and be able to tour and just have a good time with good people," Kennedy said, referring to present band goals.

And they will be able to share their music today at 1 p.m. as Fairview will perform on the Riverfest main stage with other local talent Leigh Bursey, Colfax,

Loon Choir and Bravestation.

"Leigh is a very good friend of ours, so we know we are at home when we play with him and we've known the guys in Colfax for a long time but haven't shared a stage with them yet," said Kennedy. "We've never played or even seen Loon Choir, but I've only heard great things and am very excited to see them play. I'm excited for the guys in Bravestation as well. They are super nice guys and always put on a great show."

Fairview's music and further information on the band can be found at www.facebook.com/FAIRVIEW613. For direct contact with the band, e-mail thisisfairview@gmail.com.

"We couldn't be more excited to play our second hometown show on the main stage," said Kennedy. "We hope to see everyone at Riverfest." - Brockville Recorder and Times

"Fairview song receives TV play tonight"

Jordan Smith knows his plans tonight -- he'll be watching TV.

Fairview band member Smith, along with bandmates Brendan Kennedy and Steve Kiefer, learned at the very end of 2011 that one of their songs will be aired on the popular Warner Bros.TVshow, The Secret Circle.

"We were all really pleased and excited about it," Smith told The Recorder and Times about when the band first heard the news.

"I think it's great. I'll definitely tune in."

Fairview's selected song, "Just A Little Bit", was written as a collective by the local band that has been together since October of 2010, although two band members -- Kennedy and Smith -- have been playing music together now for seven years.

The song, as described by Smith, is about a guy who moves to a new town and uses a girl.

Smith also believes Warner Bros. came across their song on iTunes and liked it, which led to the band being contacted.

"They are using one minute and 20 seconds of our song in a scene where a person sees two other people talking, is what they described to us," Smith said.

While Smith admits it's a vague description, he'll be sure to pick out his band's song whenever it plays between 9 and 10 p.m., when the show airs tonight on the CW Network.

The Secret Circle tracks the life of a girl following her mother's death that left her orphaned and in her maternal grandmother's care. The girl, Cassie, moves back to her mother's childhood town where she soon learns the group of her new friends, along with herself, are descended by powerful witches and have been waiting for Cassie to return to form the new generation of the Secret Circle.

What the group does not yet know is that darker powers are at play within their town, which may have been linked to Cassie's mother's death.

The show, Smith was told, averages 3.1 million viewers a week alone in the United States.

"It's a really cool feeling to think that many people are going to hear our song. It's amazing," he said.

The show, along with the scene including Fairview's song, airs on the CW Network tonight, MuchMusic on Friday at 9 p.m., as well as WPIX, WGN, Space Network, CHCH and KTLA.

The airtime works out well for the band as they head into an upcoming tour in February with a band from Oakville, Ontario, called We Are The Wild Things.

The closest show for Brockville-area fans is in Ottawa on February 25.

Fairview's song can be heard on iTunes or through the band's Facebook page, facebook.com/fairview613. - Brockville Recorder and Times

"Fairview Interview"




Just A Little Bit (Single) - February 2011
Lost In Translation - EP - October 10th 2011



Fairview was formed in October 2010 in small town, Brockville Ontario by Jordan Smith (Vocals/Guitar) Steve Kiefer (Bass) and Brendan Kennedy (Drums). Since then they have added a fourth member, Mike Couture (Guitar) of Niagara Falls. Fairview has released a free digital EP "Lost In Translation", completed multiple tours across eastern Canada, licensed one of their songs to a major television network and are just about to start recording their next album. Fairview pride themselves on their live performance, hoping they can leave an audience wanting more.

"We try our best to incorporate our different influences to make music that can be enjoyed be a wide variety of people, we don't want to single out one genre. We just want people to check us out, enjoy our music and hopefully have a great time at our shows" says Brendan.

Fairview will continue to write, tour and record and hope that their music can be heard by as many people as possible.

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