Andrew W.K. (solo) presents

Andrew W.K. (solo)

We Were Sharks, Robots! Everywhere!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Ottawa, ON

This event is 19 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records.

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Andrew W.K. (solo)
Andrew W.K. (solo)
"I'm trying to make the most exciting music possible."--Andrew W.K.
Age 4 Born in California and raised in Michigan, Andrew W.K. begins classical piano lessons. Encouraged by his parents, he continues to play piano throughout his young life, eventually taking up the drums in his teens and playing in numerous Detroit punk and metal bands.
Age 17 Begins recording solo material.
Age 18 Moves to New York City. Early recordings are circulated among record labels with the help of friends.
Age 20 Andrew plays dozens of shows up and down the East Coast, equipped only with a CD player, keyboard and microphone. Girls Own Juice, a debut EP culled from the early solo recordings, is released on Bulb Records.
Age 21 A second EP, Party Til You Puke, is released, also on Bulb. Andrew plays another series of one-man shows--including two support slots for Foo Fighters and a Belgian arts festival--before returning to New York to focus on forming a band. Members are assembled: Guitarist Jimmy Coup, formerly of Minnesota's Coup de Grace, drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, late of Obituary, bassist Gregg R., and guitarists E. Payne and Sergeant Frank. The crew moves to Florida. Andrew signs to Island Records.
Age 22 Andrew W.K.'s debut album, I Get Wet, is recorded in Michigan, Los Angeles, New York City, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida. On October 29th, Mercury UK releases the "Party Hard" single, which enters the British charts at 14 as Andrew plays a series of sold out shows and appears on the cover of NME (twice!).
March 26, 2002 I Get Wet is released in the U.S. "This record is about 'not stopping' in every sense of the word, and every aspect of life, and it was created with determination that reflected that. Whatever you do in life, if you go full bore you're bound to get wet--with blood, sweat, urine, semen or girls' lubricant. This record is about cutting in to the heart of existence and getting wet. But it's also about having no fear, experiencing intense emotions--from passionate feelings of love and excitement to the most anger filled, hateful rages, and everything in between--embracing life and other people, and coming together as a party in celebration of possibilities, potential and opportunity. It's an explosion of human life."

The Future
"I like things to be strong because I feel that other people can derive strength from that themselves. And I try to reflect that strength, and purity, truth and passion for what we are doing in everything you see and hear. How it's not a fucking joke and that what we mean is very serious to us. I guess you could say this is a cause, but if so, it is a cause that is undertaken simply for its own sake."
We Were Sharks
We Were Sharks
The WE WERE SHARKS story is one of tenacity and passion, being told through crunchy guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks with pummeling drums. Since 2011, these Canadians have been dedicating their lives to pumping out tunes and tearing apart highways.

Straight out of the nation’s capital city Ottawa and collecting members from the far reaches of Eastern Canada, sextet WE WERE SHARKS is fronted by vocalist Randy Frobel, drummer Will Plummer, bassist Steve Creaturo, and is rounded out by the hat-trick attack of guitarists Jason Mooney, Josh King and Colin Jacques.

The music scene can be a funny thing, and no matter how large your city or country is, it’s a very small community. Aside from the lifelong friendship between King and Mooney, the members of WE WERE SHARKS all came together from touring in previous bands, staying connected, touring with one another’s bands, and everyone eventually finding Ottawa as their home.

WE WERE SHARKSself-released their debut LP, Highways, in 2012 and the band started gaining national notoriety and laid the foundation of a loyal fan base. The band then hooked up with Panic State Records and released 2015’s Not A Chance EP to extensive critical acclaim.

Even though these boys already have a lot of mileage under their belts, their book is far from written. Over the last few years, the band has shared the stage with peers such as State Champs, The Wonder Years, Beartooth, Andrew W.K. and many others. At this point, with their streams reaching over 2 million, it became apparent WE WERE SHARKS needed serious label support. Victory Records signed the band in 2017 and will release the band's new album Lost Touch.

Produced by Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau and producer Sam Guaiana, Lost Touch is a nod to disconnecting from the comfort and recognition of normal daily life, the failure of intimate relationships, as well as close friendships. The dying household commonalities that are symbolized in the album artwork reflect the notion that as people, we all eventually lose touch with parts of our life.

“Working with Paul and Sam was an amazing experience, they helped us shine and paint a picture with colors we never quite saw, “confesses Mooney. “Their dedication, hard work, passion and ideas for this record made it feel like they were two other members in the band. When we listen to this record, we feel so proud and are antsy to show it to the world. We’re so excited for everyone to sing this record with us.”

Fans will get a chance to singalong as WE WERE SHARKS hit the road supporting A Wilhelm Scream’s 10 Year Career Suicide Tour, and will round out 2017 with a North American tour with Broadside, Carousel Kings and For The Win.

Lost Touch will be released on February 23, 2018.
Venue Information:
221 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5X8