Wilfred N and the Grown Men
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Wilfred N and the Grown Men

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | INDIE | AFM
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"Wilfred N Transcends Time and Trends"

“This lush and accessible pop music transcends trends yet doesn’t sound dated. It is timeless yet timely. Neat trick.”. . . “Except for maybe a Prairie Beach Boys’ kind of vibe, it is truly original.” Mike Ross, The Edmonton SUN

“Waiting for Luck to Come is smart, crafty pop containing moments both unexpected and lovely: some stray Hawaiian guitar, a gentle bossa nova groove, melodies that recall Sparklehorse as much as the Beatles . . . their music sounds the way all great music does, playful, inventive and alive.” Tom Murray, SEE Magazine

“If I were making a local movie, I’d definitely make sure a couple songs by this band were included in the score. The wild sounds have a lot of visual strength, and the emotions live on the front line. Seek this one out.” Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton SUN

"Not only do Wilf Kozub and Jamie Philp consistently sing gorgeous harmony inside gracious melodies and immaculate production, they're doing it in a strata of the market that's woefully unrepresented by meaningful music." Helen Metella, The Edmonton JOURNAL

"Lush melodies, wispy vocals - it's slick without resorting to any production gimmicks or conventional AM radio artifice. Very tasty, especially if you think that Katy Lied was a great LP. Hi Fi News & Record Review, UK

"essentially, this is unique: an attractive mixture of space music and dance-floor pop." Liam Lacey, The Toronto Globe and Mail

" . . . you wonder what might have happened if Brian Wilson had met these guys before he jumped in the sandbox . . ." Alan Kellogg, The Edmonton JOURNAL

"This collection . . . cries out for a major record company with promotional clout." Richard Flohil, The RECORD

"A complete alternative to the usual 'alternative fare' . . . They make music that expands the mind." Gordon's Flash/What's Hot That's Not Signed

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Discography

Take Out Menu CD (retrospective compilation) 19 songs
2009 ZNK0902

Stop Go Romeo CD album 12 new songs 2009 ZNK0901

Waiting For Luck To Come 2-CD album - 2003 ZNK0301-A+B 21 songs

Day Off CD - 13 songs 1995 ZNKCD9501

Beautify CD - 5 songs 1992 ZNKCD9201

Lift Off CD - 14 songs 1990 ZNKCD9001

Oh Honey b/w Thunder On The Tundra (VidMix) 7” vinyl single 1989 ZNK18901

Indian Summer b/w News From Venezuela 7” vinyl single 1987 ZNK18702

Sailing On A Cruiser b/wThunder On The Tundra 7” vinyl single 1987 ZNK18701

Thunder On The Tundra 12” vinyl LP 1987 ZNK08701

I Could Get Closer To You b/w I Can’t Get The Nerve
7” vinyl single 1985 ZNK18501

Riding Double 12” vinyl 6-song EP 1984 ZNK08401

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Bio

Wilfred N & the Grown Men celebrate a double anniversary this year – 3o years since they became one of Edmonton’s best pop/rock groups, and 25 years since their inventive debut album, “Riding Double,” made the indie scene. Songwriter/producer Wilfred Kozub and band cofounder Jamie Philp mark the achievement, seven albums later, with a new one– “Stop Go Romeo”. Walking the line between infectious pop hooks, gentle ballads and quirky twists, “Kozub stretches out and layers trippy effects into the songs, welcoming a little unsteadiness into the mix.” (VUE Weekly). Peter North in the Edmonton Journal writes: “Wilf Kozub has every reason to celebrate the release of what many observers feel is his best work. That’s saying something, given the collection of gems that adorned Kozub’s inspired 2003 album, Waiting for Luck To Come. The critically acclaimed disc also struck a chord with the music supervisors of the CBS TV series, Joan of Arcadia, who plucked one of the tunes for its soundtrack.” Kozub produces enduring, relevant music that has an essential optimism. He and Jamie Philp are joined on the album, and in live performance, by members of Shout Out Out Out Out – Clint Frazier and Nik Kozub. For more info/updates, please visit www.wilfrednandthegrownmen.com