Toronto’s Gold Complex fuses classic soul with pop and R&B into a fresh sound that is all their own. The dynamic septet regularly headlines renowned Toronto venues such as Lee’s Palace, Tattoo, Revival, The Rivoli and Sneaky Dee’s. Gold Complex recently placed 2nd at Indie Week Canada 2015, shortly after having their single "Backbone" featured as song of the week on CBC Radio 1. They have been making waves in the Toronto scene since releasing their debut EP in April, which has received national radio airplay. The self-titled EP, described by the CBC's Errol Nazareth as "smooth, catchy and sexy" highlights the band's original style and musical diversity, which draws influence from many directions. Gold Complex is grounded in their love for energetic live performance and is excited to bring their powerful sound to bigger audiences around the globe. As music blog The Indie Blender describes, Gold Complex is an “electric live experience that can’t be missed.” The debut EP is available both digitally and physically on Bandcamp, iTunes and online music vendors worldwide.
Will Bowes - Vocals
Andrew Dawson - Guitar
Blake Day - Keys
Graeme Wallace - Sax
Henry Wynberg - Drums
Francesco Triumbari - Bass
Martin Matuszczak- Trumpet
Monday I Retire:
Blend some jazz and soul with a hint of blues-rock, add a sprinkle of pop and you’ve got yourself either an unexpected chili-like concoction, or a Monday I Retire! (A dynamic and versatile 5 piece Canadian band hailing from the country’s capital, consisting of Mackenzie Di Millo (vocals), André Morrill (bass), Ben Di Millo (guitar, keyboard), M.J. Heney (guitar)and Stephen Adubofuor(drums).) If you have managed to combine the latter and still have not gotten a Monday I Retire of your own, then you must not have followed the recipe. (You have likely added too much pop.)
Monday I Retire is comfortable delivering their unique blend of jazzy pop/blues- rock and soul in any performance context, flexibly rearranging their music to suit the most intimate of acoustic venues, the most energetic of clubs, and the grandeur of any festival main stage with adaptive instrumentation and additions of horn sections and strings. As a result, they have gained a reputation for dynamic, captivating shows and passionate, fun performances, characteristics that are also reflected in their most recent singles "Wasting," "Come Si Bella," and "Closer To." These songs, recorded at Ottawa's own creative dreamland and production powerhouse Gallery Studios, will be featured on MIR's follow-up to their debut EP Worn and Reeling, slated for release later this year.
This band knows that their momentum is only growing; they've played Canada's National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Montreal Jazz Fest, and Ottawa's E.L.E. Festival all in this past year, and are regularly performing for packed crowds in venues in and around Ottawa. MIR has been featured on CBC Radio 1 (All in a Day) and CKCU, as well as Rogers TV. They are not only capitalizing on this momentum but perpetuating and increasing it, with a compilation of new material coming out at the end of 2015 and tours to follow.
Monday I Retire has the spark and the freshness of a young band on the rise, combined with the experience, tightness, and certainty of an established musical family - and they are certainly a band to watch.