Let the music speak for itself (samples below)… the two best bands playing in London tonight are at Call the Office! Either band could easily headline this event, but tonight it’s Tom Fun Orchestra (Cape Breton) and opening the is The Strumbellas (Toronto).
Call The Office
216 York Street, London, Ontario
First Band: 10:30pm
The Tom Fun Orchestra
The Tom Fun Orchestra is a world famous band of modest Cape Breton musicians who obviously hire professional types to write their bio. Tom Fun would never themselves choose to list their many accomplishments, which include multiple tours across Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as sojourns to the Republic of Ireland and Australia. If they wrote their own story, would they even mention their widely popular 2008 debut release, “You Will Land With a Thud”, the album that helped them win two East Coast Music Awards and two Music Nova Scotia awards? It is doubtful, for they are a humble band.
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Sensitive singer-songwriters beware: this ain’t your meemaw’s country music. The band brings wheat-field harmonies and arena-ready thunder to back rooms and festival stages alike, sounding bigger and louder than any band with a banjo deserves to sound. Folk whisp and country twang are nowhere to be found as the seven-member band pounds out a bluegrass-inspired indie rock that rivals punk and hardcore for sweat, blood, and ruckus.
(note: I love this song)
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