Just-announced, Winnipeg-s THE TREBLE return to Hamilton, performing at The Casbah
, Sunday August 12th.
Tickets ($10+SC) on-sale beginning Tuesday July 3 via Bruha.com
The Treble originally formed in an unlikely circumstance when a late night of having fun turned into an early morning of songwriting. «We found ourselves in a room at this party playing music together, something we'd never all done before,» says Brusegard. «When we realized everyone had left the party and we were still writing songs, that's when we knew we had something special.»
The band, then consisting of Mark Brusegard (vocals), Graeme Woods (guitar), and Colin McTavish (keys) played acoustic shows for a year before recording their first EP Shaking Hands and Taking Names. Intending to release an acoustic album, producer Chris Burke-Gaffney (Chantal Kreviazuk, McMaster & James) quickly convinced them to go for a bigger sound. Before the album was finished the band had recruited old friend Patrick Hansen (bass), and newcomer Dana Jerlo (drums). «It clicked right away. They provided the push, drive and energy we needed to take things to another level, both musically and emotionally. We went from being friends to band mates to brothers.»
Along the way, The Treble have also used their sound and message to give back to the community by being involved in multiple charitable events. Most notably, in 2011, The Treble initiated their first of what would eventually be an annual tradition known as «24 Shows in 24 Hours”. Partnering with local businesses, the band would perform a short set each hour at a different establishment throughout the city, each of which was exchanged for a charitable donation. The event has since been held four times even branching out to Toronto in 2014, and has raised over $15,000.