MOUNTAIN OF WOLVES
With Special Guest POESY
Saturday, June 30 | 19+
Tickets $12 (+SC) adv., $15 door
Mountain of Wolves – London, Ontario’s newest soul-inspired rock & roll band – endlessly excels at engaging audiences from small-town bars to packed concert halls. Their enormous on-stage personality is mirrored by a similarly large and exhilarating sound. Mountain of Wolves’ sound is reminiscent of living rock & roll legend Jack White, with a healthy dose of 1960s soul and finished with a classic instrumentation one might find listening to The Band or The Doors.
With the release of their debut 12-song LP – Poison – Mountain of Wolves (comprised of vocalist/guitarist Richard Gracious, bassist Michael Middleto...n, keyboardist Will O’Donnell, and drummer Brent Hebert) has defined their future as one of the most energetic and powerful up and coming Canadian rock & soul acts.
Onstage, the band takes on an almost otherworldly energy. Gracious’ massive vocal range repeatedly silences audiences, reminding listeners that Mountain of Wolves is more than a rock band; these four musicians create a show which contains aspects of many genres, including soul, rock and roll, alternative and even folk. Nevertheless, it is the boundless energy of their performances that audiences remember most clearly. “You can only find your limits if you push yourself to the absolute max.” says Gracious. The energy may begin with the frontman, but it certainly doesn’t end there. All four members finish their shows drenched in sweat, and often beer, and seem able to create something more than the sum of their parts
After writing her first song at age 9, POESY is now fully immersed in the world of alternative indie music. Her name is derived from an archaic word for poetry, and is a callback to her time as an English and Creative Writing major at Western University. POESY finds inspiration in literature, 1970s rock, thrift stores, and bus rides, to create the narratives present in her songwriting. Her infatuation with all types of art led her to create a short story to accompany each track on her debut EP, “The Spotless Mind”. Her influences include Freddie Mercury, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Kurt Cobain, and Stevie Nicks.
Since then, POESY has been making a name for herself on Canada's music scene, sharing the stage with acts such as Hollerado, Sloan, FeFe Dobson and Mother Mother. She was selected as one of the 30 chosen artists on the new CTV music series The Launch, where she had the opportunity to work with Canadian producer and songwriter, Stephan Moccio and award-winning artist, Fergie. POESY was chosen as the artist to release Stephan Moccio & Lindy Robbins’ hit song ‘Soldier of Love’ which is currently available on all music platforms thelaunch.lnk.to/POESYar