Uncle Nestor
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Uncle Nestor

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Band Rock Country


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"The Province Newspaper Review"

UNCLE NESTOR: Back In Town (Independent)

Cowboy hats and pickup trucks, as seen on the CD card, are evidence of a country association but Uncle Nestor is about as country as Neil Young’s Crazy Horse or the rootsier aspect of Tragically Hip. This CD is characterized by grimy guitar riffs and a dash of west coast harmony and ventures into a heaviness that country bands wouldn’t dare. That said, Uncle Nestor occasionally comes up with a nasty but winning like song such as “Woman Like the wind.”


Tom Harrison
- Tom Harrison


Back In Town (2005) Full Length

The video for the song "Woman Like the Wind" received play on MuchMoreMusic.

Multiple streaming songs and the video are available on our website: www.unclenestor.com

Various singles have received airplay on 98.3 CIFM (Kamloops), 92.5 X FM (Kamloops), 99.3 CFOX (Vancouver), Roots Rock Radio Podcast (Maryland, USA), and 106.2 ZRO FM (Belgium).



The Band:
Uncle Nestor is a four piece cowboy rock band consisting of guitarist/vocalist Oless Pasichnyk, bassist/vocalist Steve Halfnights, drummer Chris Waldner, and fiddler Nikki Hildebrand.   The boys have performed together since late 2000, developing a reputation for inspiring live shows which leave audiences with hoarse throats and tired legs.  Bringing Nikki on board in early 2008 has only taken the party to the next level, putting the exclamation point on "Country-Fried Rock 'n' Roll!"
The Music:
Accomplished songwriters, Uncle Nestor plays country-inspired rock that has been described as Blue Rodeo on acid at a party thrown by Waylon and Willie. Six and twelve string electric guitars growl over a solid rhythm section, while Nikki’s fiddle adds the pretty parts on top. Oless’s baritone lead vocal backed by Steve’s harmonies are a signature of the Uncle Nestor sound. Musical influences range from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Blue Rodeo, Drive-by Truckers, and Corb Lund to Weezer, Rheostatics, and Neil Young.

Completion of full length CD Back in Town
Video for “Woman Like the Wind” featuring airplay on MuchMoreMusic
Airplay of “Woman Like the Wind” on 98.3 CIFM - Kamloops
Airplay of “Heavy" on 99.3 CFOX “The Fox”
Airplay of “Bones Dry” and “Angel Song” on 92.5 The X - FM, Kamloops
Airplay of “Mercedes Bends” on Roots Rock Radio Podcast (USA)
Airplay of “Expensive”& “Don’t Wake Me Now on ZRO 106.2FM Belgium
Television performance on Shaw TV’s “Urban Rush”
Live performances throughout B.C. and Alberta including Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Kamloops, Vernon, Nelson, Edmonton, and Jasper
Kamloops and Prince George

Regular live performances at numerous venues throughout British Columbia