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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Band Rock Alternative


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"Mark Benjamin"

"Clever arranging, tight vocals....creative harmonies. . . All in all crafty writing, in the pocket performances: this is about as tight and radio ready a set of songs I have heard since I began reviewing EPK demos in the Sonicbids."
- Sonicbids

"Melanie Millang, Promoter"

"Tripmeter puts on an unparelled show. Truly, an intimate and memorable experience." - .

"Tripmeter Nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award!"


6th Annual Western Canadian Music Awards come to Edmonton

(Download the full Press Kit here)

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 Artistic Awards Nominees
2008 Industry Awards Nominees
2008 Hall of Fame Inductees

(Edmonton) The Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs) are flying into Edmonton. The WCMAs present an incredible opportunity to be a part of the western Canadian music community – which features some of the world’s most talented artists. Don’t miss this chance to meet the next wave of artists and the industry behind them. Music Industry professionals from across Canada and around the world will be converging in Edmonton for three amazing days of music and networking.

The WCMAs consist of an interactive three-day music Industry CONFERENCE, a three-day, multi-genre MUSIC FESTIVAL and two AWARDS SHOWS – the INDUSTRY AWARDS, to honour people behind the scenes and the WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS honouring the outstanding achievements of the regions’ recording artists.

The 6th Annual Western Canadian Music Awards will be held in Edmonton, AB – October 16th to October 19th, 2008, and promises to be an exciting event of national and international significance. Centrally located and close to all the festival venues The Coast Edmonton Plaza will be the host hotel, with all conference activities and the Industry Awards taking place there.

The Western Canadian Music Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, October 19th, 2008. Twenty-one awards will be handed out, celebrating the depth and talent of our western artists.

The WCMA Festival will feature 100 of western Canada’s best new artists representing a diverse range of genres including: urban, blues, country, and rock. The WCMA Festival will take place at top music venues in downtown Edmonton.

As in past years, the WCMA awards will be an online and publicly voted process. The WCMA web site will also provide details about the event, including nominee and festival performer lists, band bios, photos and more.

With the ever-growing ranks of national and international successes, now more than at any time before, it is an advantage to be a part of the western Canadian music scene!

For media inquiries, please contact:
Aimée Hill, publicist, 780-289-6395

Category Nominations:

Fresh I.E. – LockJaw (MB)
Jon Bauer – Surround (AB)
Jon Buller – the Hymn Project (BC)
Steve Bell – The Symphony Sessions (MB)
Tripmeter – Wide World Crashing (SK)

- CBC Canada

"WCMA Nomination for 2009"


SaskMusic congratulates the Saskatchewan nominees for the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards. They represent a wide range of genres and include past winners and nominees such Regina’s Skavenjah (winner, Urban in 2007), Caronport’s Tripmeter (nominee, Christian in 2008) and Saskatoon’s Derek Bachman (nominated multiple times in the Album Design category), in addition to first-time nominees such as Regina’s J.J. Voss. The awards encompass 29 categories, plus further awards specific to the host province for Industry Builder, Hall of Fame and Heritage Awards, and an International Achievement Award.

The seventh annual Western Canadian Music Awards will be held September 17-20 in Brandon, Manitoba, and promise to be an exciting event of national and international significance. - WCMA Alliance


"Tripmeter is a perfect example of how an independent music business can
work. They're setting a good example in a changing industry that holds
nothing but promise for hardworking artists. It's nice to see/hear a band
build themselves from the ground up like they have."

- Jared Robinson, NEBULUS ENTERTAINMENT - Jared Robinson - NEBULUS Entertainment

""No Sign of Stopping for Tripmeter""

Nothing is going to stop Tripmeter from rising to the top. This indie band has proved that its music’s energy, maturity, unique, alternative rock sound, and lyrics are enough to make theirs a respected name in the Western Canadian rock scene—even without a label.
The band started with a group of students from Briercrest College in tiny Caronport, Saskatchewan. Sure, they had talent, and lots of it. But most of all, they had something coveted in the music business, something no band, no matter how unique or gifted, can survive the long haul without: Drive. Determination. The resolve to do what they love—play the best music they know how, the kind of music they’d like to listen to—until they literally can’t anymore.
The band started playing the local scene in and around Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. That’s where their success began, where audiences first indicated that Tripmeter put on a show worth watching again. It wasn’t just about the music—it was about them, their message, and their energy.
“We love the power music has to communicate and connect—that we can walk into a place knowing no one, and come off stage having made new friends,” says drummer Nathan Wall. “It's such a rich medium for artistic expression and communication.”
And that is what they do, both on stage and in recording. From a little back room with only a handful of sound equipment, they put out a polished, dynamic, full-length CD entitled Wide World Crashing just over a year after the group formed. It featured ten original songs. One track, “My Addiction,” was recently featured on the WCMA 2007 Moose Jaw Sampler CD and will also appear on the Invisible Children benefit CD. Another track, "Nothing Matters", is currently receiving radio airplay in eastern Canada. Not bad for the little group from rural Saskatchewan.
Their success continues to climb. They tour almost every weekend, they were a primary act on this year’s TeleMiracle, and they competed against 38 other bands in Broadway’s BandWarz IV in Saskatoon—which they won. Even after having to replace two valuable band members and deciding to introduce keys to their sound in the middle of the competition—disastrous for some bands—Tripmeter came out on top. “It was a challenge for us,” said Wall. Funny that. They made the redefinition of their group and their sound seem like a tiny bleep. And now they’re hotter than ever.
Their victory means they’ll be recording a music video this summer and opening at X-Fest near Brandon, Manitoba in August, where they’ll play alongside the likes of 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, and Theory of a Deadman. They’ll also be releasing yet another full-length album in mid-fall.
For this young band, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of stopping—they’re not such a little band from small-town Saskatchwan anymore. Their future waits bright, promising, just within reach. It’s no wonder they say, “We can't wait to see where this road takes us.”
- Amy Robertson

"SaskMusic Celebrates Saskatchewan Nominees for 2008 WCMAs (8/11/08)"

Regina - SaskMusic congratulates the Saskatchewan nominees for the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards. They represent a wide range of genres and include both past winners - such Regina’s Bob Evans, recipient of Outstanding Instrumental Recording in 2000, and Milestone’s David j Taylor, winner of Outstanding Producer in 2007 - as well as first-time nominees including Caronport’s Tripmeter and Saskatoon’s Maybe Smith.

The sixth annual Western Canadian Music Awards will be held October 16-19 in Edmonton, Alberta, and promise to be an exciting event of national and international significance.

The WCMAs consist of an interactive three-day music industry conference, two awards shows (the Industry Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards), plus a three-day, multi-genre music festival.
Several events are open to the public, including the WCMA Festival, featuring 100 of Western Canada’s best new artists showcasing in the top music venues in downtown Edmonton; and the Western Canadian Music Awards. Ticket information will be announced shortly.

The Western Canadian Music Alliance consists of the five Western Canadian music industry associations – SaskMusic, the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association, the Alberta Recording Industry Association, Music BC and Music Yukon. Members of these associations, active in the music industry, vote to determine the winners.

SaskMusic congratulates all of the nominees (See list below) and is looking forward to a great event in Edmonton!

- SaskMusic

"Tripmeter releases new album Thursday"

Times-Herald (Moose Jaw)
Regional, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, p. A2

Tripmeter's drummer, Nathan Wall,
has learned many lessons while on the road with the band. He's learned he makes funny faces while focused on the beat.
"People come up after shows and ask me why I look so weird. I guess I get so into it. I emote a little," Wall said with a laugh.

The alternative-pop rock band from
Caronport has also learned to reserve judgment before a show.
"Sometimes you get a feel for when a gig will be a letdown, or not so good. We were at a show in Manitoba last summer and we'd psyched ourselves down," Wall said.

The show featured a Canadian Idol
contestant who'd been eliminated
from the show. The band resolved to do their best and play a good set. They ripped into the first few chords and were amazed. "There were a dozen or so people in
the audience who knew all our songs and all the lyrics and they sang along with each song," Wall said. "They spread that energy through the crowd and they got into it. It was one of our best shows ever."

The band has come a long way since forming in 2006. The members, Jason Bergeron, Jake
Chitouras, Mark McLeod, Jared
Martens and Wall all met at Briercrest College in Caronport.

The band's first album, Wide World
Crashing, was nominated for a
Western Canadian Music Award and
its sophomore album, The End of
Everything We Are, is set for release Thursday.

"The album titles sound so
apocalyptic, but that's not what they are. It's been an intense year for all of us. There's been a lot of death, dealing with the loss of loved ones. Songwriting becomes so autobiographical, it's always those things mulling around in the back of your head," Wall said.
The album covers the last five months of the band members' lives. Wall described it as a response to getting older and feeling the weight of change, loss and tragedy.
Tripmeter has been integrating the
newest songs into its live shows to
measure the response of fans. Wall is certain fans will enjoy The End of
Everything We Are.

"There's these times in these shows, something that happens live when you're playing. You capture that energy, that shared experience the audience becomes a part of the show . . . when you're playing with the people and not just for them," Wall said.

The band is celebrating its CD release party in Caronport on Thursday. Indiefolk artist Andy Shauf will be making an appearance. The band's next show is slated for the Youth Quake conference at Briercrest College on Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, followed by a Western Canadian tour and a Moose Jaw show in March.

And what's next? "Ultimately? (We want) to go on the road for six months of the year," Wall
said. "We want to get to a place where we can build a community and see those fans grow."

Matthew Barton can be reached at
- Moose Jaw Times Herald


Self-produced second album "The End of Everything We Are". Released February 5th 2009.

Self-produced debut album "Wide World Crashing" was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award.

Self-produced sophomore album "The End of Everything We Are" was recently nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award.
Single "My Addiction" released on WCAM 2007 Moose Jaw Sampler.

Full length album debut , "Wide World Crashing" released on September 28, 2007.

Single "My Addiction" released on 2008 Invisible Children Benefit Album.

"Who Rises", "Twilight Love" and "Here" have begun to receive scattered airplay on local, college and online radio in Saskatachewan and British Columbia.

CBC Radio 2 streams both Tripmeter albums on Indie Feature Programming.

The track "Nothing Matters" from the debut album received radio airplay in eastern Canada.



If you know Tripmeter then you know that they leave half of themselves on stage every night. This Moose Jaw, SK based five piece rock act is quickly gaining renown for its blistering live performances, complete with a stunning homespun midi-controlled light show.

In the midst of the sweat and sweeping beams of light what you hear is a mélange of searing synth lines, fuzzed out drop-tuned baritone guitars and dual lead vocals. And their album The End of Everything We Are fills that sonic landscape with songs that embrace the apocalyptic, the satirical, and the heartfelt.

Recent Accomplishments:

Tripmeter took first place in Saskatchewans largest Battle of the Bands. Judged by A&R reps from major labels, they won the title even though they played the finals with new band members - the true test of talent.

Tripmeter nominated for Western Canadian Music Award in 2008.

Tripmeter's second disc was recently nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award.

"Who Rises" (from second album) sat at the top of the IndieCharts for 6 weeks running. In turn, they were features on Mike Cameo's Top 10 Pop (June edition) radio show.

"Twilight Love" selected for the soundtrack of MCM Studios new Indie Feature Film (to be released in the US & Mexico).

Tripmeter lands a 2009 GMA Nomination for "Rock/Alternative Album of the Year".