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Good For Grapes

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Good For Grapes formed in September of 2010, after a group of friends took a trip to Victoria, BC for some modest busking. Since the moment they stepped onto the ferry, they were an attraction. Drawing unexpected crowds, naturally this young and aspiring band took form. The original and talented six-piece group embodies an array of harmonizing voices and instruments. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, this this indie-folk act has been gaining momentum ever since. Their live stage performance has evolved into an incredibly active, foot stomping set fuelled with fire.

Having just announced the official digital release of their new album Man on the Page via iTunes on October 15, 2013 the band’s future is bright. This is the group’s first release since signing with Toronto-based label, Pheromone Recordings (Mo Kenney, The Dears, The Wilderness of Manitoba). Pheromone founder, Kim Cooke, is excited about the band’s release:

“Every once in a great while you hear new music and you just know. So it was with Good For Grapes. Pheromone is super stoked to sign on and contribute to their development.”

Produced by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan), the band recorded Man on the Page at Hive Studios in Vancouver. The record is a proper reflection of their energetic stage presence, bursting rhythms and tight harmonies.

The band is also currently a top 20 finalist of Vancouver’s highly coveted 102.7 The Peak FM ‘Peak Performance Project’. The initiative has been instrumental in jump-starting the careers of many talented BC based artists like Said the Whale, We Are The City, and Acres Of Lions.

Good for Grapes have come along way since entering their very first Battle of the Bands (Rogers urMusic Battle of the Bands), they surprised the community by winning the Vancouver vote. As if this wasn’t enough, the competition found them winning the National vote by a landslide, making them the unmistaken National winners. Soon after, they entered Supernova’s “Band on the Run to the UK” competition. After drawing huge and unexpected crowds to the multiple shows, they quickly won the qualifying round, the city finals, and advanced on to winning the National Vote AGAIN. Ever since, the young band (just out of high school) has been playing an array of shows and captured the attention of the Canadian music industry. The band’s humble beginnings of supporting charities and foundations allowed their unique sound to be welcomed by a variety of venues and audiences. Through this, they have gained a loyal fan base, which continues to grow at every turn.

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