Blackjack & Cigarettes
The Coggs, comprised of Jeff Coghill (guitar/vocals), Travis Hood (bass) and Sam Brierley (drums), have unfurled the raw energy of their traditional blues-driven rock 'n roll to audiences accross Ontario, Quebec and The Maritimes since 2003. Their intensely energetic and eerily reminiscent sound creates a driving force that is impossible to stay immobile to. Playing to packed houses at some of Canada's notable clubs such as Ottawa's Home of the Blues, The Rainbow, and sharing the stage with Canadian acts such as Mobile, Sloan, Tom Wilson and Stephen Fearing, The Coggs have proven that their tight musicianship, soulful vocal melodies, penetrating lyricism and the fevered intensity - for they have become renowned - has found it's place in the indie rock scene and has definitely not gone unnoticed. Both of their albums, Blackjack & Cigarettes (2006) and Mean Dog Howl (2007) were released to strong reviews and receive consistent airplay on Ottawa's major music stations, college and university stations across Canada and Podcasts worldwide.