Spotlights & Heartstrings
Admit it - you do it all week long. You count the hours until Friday night when you can kick up your heels and forget about the stresses of the world. Finding Friday is all about that... a group of guys who want to make you move and help you lose yourself in the rhythm of their music. This band has a groove that comes from an obvious love of music that spans decades and genres: from classic soul and Motown, to Queen and The Police, to Incubus and Dave Matthews Band. The two things their musical influences have at the heart are killer grooves and monster melodies. Vancouver's North Shore is where Finding Friday calls home; it's where Steve Thompson (vocals) and Austin short (lead guitar) started writing music in 2003. In 2006 bass player Andrew Marks from Calgary, Alberta joined the fold. Andrew's collaborator, and local drummer, Tobi Duquette completed the line up in early 2007. The boys started performing live shows in and around Vancouver - becoming a cohesive and unstoppable unit. Finding Friday set out to define (and refine) their infectious sound. The result was "Live at the Armoury", recorded at the legendary Armoury Studios in Vancouver's Kitsilano district. The album debuted on iTunes Store Canada, and sold internationally on CDBaby.com. Tracks such as She Got Moves became a staple of the musical lineup on Evolution 107.9 in Burnaby, BC. Finding Friday were asked to come in for multiple interviews and a live acoustic set on the popular BCIT campus radio station. They have played crowds throughout BC and Alberta, including three well-received tours across Western Canada. The band has also lent it's talent towards fundraising for worthy causes, through benefit concerts for the Canadian Breast Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Their music will also be featured in the movie Fear Island. Finding Friday, highly motivated and intent on furthering their musical careers, have been constantly writing new music. The material is edgier than the first album and brings in some fantastic local talent for support. Their latest work, released on April 1st, 2009, is a 5-track special edition EP titled "Spotlights & Heartstrings". So what does the future hold? Finding Friday has plans to infiltrate further into Canada and the US with an upcoming summer tour. The boys continue to move audiences at live shows around Vancouver, and are ready to let loose their new music on an ever-expanding fan base!