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First single “Aim To Please”!

February 17th, 2014

Here it is Wailer Fans, the first single off of our new record “Wicked” which will be officially released online and in hard copy March 6th 2014! If you want to know where to catch a CD release show you can check out the gigs portion of the website!
Enjoy!


What’s to come for 2014!

January 22nd, 2014

Hello everyone!

We are starting the year off with a bang so far!  Great time at the Maple Blues Awards, Nominated for Performer, Electric Act and Horn Player of the year and rockin’ Koerner Hall at the award show!!  Here we (including our new piano player Jesse) are backstage at the awards!

backstage at maples

We are also releasing our New Album recorded at Fort Horton Studios in Texas with producer Billy Horton (pictured below) in the coming months!  As a result we will be touring Canada and the USA this year, this will be our first official tour of the US so we are super excited!!  The most current dates can be viewed on the gigs portion of thew website!

billy, em and me


Summertime!

August 14th, 2013

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted (sorry!) but it’s been a busy summer so far.  Big thanks to every festival and music venue who invited us to perform and to all our fans across the country for the love!  This summer has been the best!  But we aren’t done yet, Next up is the Peterborough Folk Fest (Aug. 24,25) and the Southside Shuffle (Sept. 7) here in Ontario.  Then we head back to the Maritimes for the rest of September to play at Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton, Bearly’s House of Blues in Halifax, and the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville!  Looking forward to seeing everyone out east once again!

We’ll also be announcing some new tour dates in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled!  And we have some big news on the horizon and would love to let you all know but must keep it hush hush for now….

See you out there!

A drummer's view from The Vancouver Island Musicfest


Return from WA state and Summer Tour dates announced!

June 4th, 2013

After we wrapped up our Cross-Canada tour in April we headed west again….but this time we went into the USA and visited Montana and Washington State.  And did we ever have a great time!  Headlining both the Untapped Blues Festival (Kennewick, WA) and Sunbanks Rhythm and Blues Festival (Electric City, WA) were a dream.  What a great bunch of festival goers!

Here’s a shot from our set at Sunbanks…

Photo by Nancy Kinney

We are already planning a return trip to the west coast of the USA in the fall so stay tuned….

Also…our SUMMER TOUR DATES have been announced! Check out the GIGS page to see where we are going.  We’ve got over a dozen festivals booked between the Spring and Fall all over Canada as well as a few select dates in some of our favourite clubs.  There are a few dates still being kept secret so check back regularly for updates as we will be announcing them very soon.

See you this Summer!

-The 24th Street Wailers


Tour dates announced!

February 21st, 2013

Hey Everybody!

Well, the new CD has been released and is already getting a bunch of great reviews and press.  Keep your eyes peeled for a CD Release date in your area because we’ve posted our WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES on the “gigs” page! Check em’ out, still one or two more to come….

The CD Release shows so far have been wonderful, tons of CD’s in people’s hands and we got to see old friends and make new ones as well.  We’ve got a few dates around Ontario and Quebec over the next month or so, then we head out to the maritimes.  When we return we have a couple days off and then head west!

Voting for the INDIES is still open, so throw us a vote for the Blues Group of the Year category and help us take it home!  You can vote by clicking the banner below.

Click here to vote

One notable show we are doing soon is the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.  This is a great event that donates money to a great cause every year.  This year, the lineup includes us as well as Steve Strongman and Little Bobby and the Jumpstarts.  Join us, it will be a great time!

Aurora Winter Blues Festival


Sirius/XM Indie Awards – Vote now

January 29th, 2013

We are honoured to be nominated for the Second Straight Year at the Indie Awards!

Voting is now open!  Click the link below and drop The 24th Street Wailers a vote for Blues Artist or Group of the Year! Thanks to everyone for your continued love and support!

http://indies.ca/voting

-The 24th Street Wailers

Also, just a reminder to get your tickets for the CD Release Feb 6th at Hugh’s Room.  They are going fast!


Blues Summit, Maple Blues Awards and CD release

January 22nd, 2013

Hey everyone!

We had a heck of a time at the blues summit this weekend!  We met tonnes of new friends and caught up with some we haven’t seen since our first blues summit!  Hats off to the Toronto Blues Society for pulling together an amazing event with SO much great music!  The Maple Blues Awards were a great end to the weekend for us wailers, Jumpin’ Jonny Wong took home the award for Sax Player of the year!  1 nomination and 1 win!  yippie!

Our new record has just gone to manufacture which means Live in Halifax will be in our hands in about a week!  Be sure to check our gigs page for all the CD release dates from Ontario to the East.  We will also be doing a west coast tour, dates will be announced shortly!

PS- The pickering CD release is now sold out!!  get your hughs room/irene’s pub tickets soon!


Live in Halifax CD Release @ Hugh’s Room Feb. 6

January 6th, 2013

We’ve been working hard on the latest CD and we are very excited to announce our official Live in Halifax CD Release Party at Hugh’s Room in Toronto February 6th with special guests Fraser/Daley opening the show.  We hope you can join us in celebrating the release of our third CD.

Tickets are available in advance HERE or by calling Hugh’s Room at  416 531 6604

The 24th Street Wailers - Live in Halifax


Happy Holidays!

December 24th, 2012

Happy Holidays and have a great new year everyone! Thanks for all the support and good times, we had a blast performing for you all! It’s been a wonderful year, see you all in 2013!

Original Photo Credit: Ed Boulter (not responsible for the photoshop mayhem!)


More BIG News for Unshakeable

December 13th, 2012

Seven months after it’s release, Unshakeable is still making noise in the industry.  Thanks to all involved for the nods!

Last month the album reached #4 on the very popular BB King’s Bluesville! (Sirius Satellite Radio)

#4 on BB King's Bluesville Picks to Click

And now the album has been named one of the best Canadian Blues Albums of 2012 by CBC’s Saturday Night Blues! Click the logo below to see the list, Unshakeable is #8!

Click to view the list

One of the “go to” sources for Blues news nominated Unshakeable for an award.  The American based site, Blues411.com put Unshakeable up for the 2012 International Release of The Year! Click the logo below to view all the nominees.

Click to view all the nominees

And just a reminder, our new Live CD has been recorded.  You can help us out with the post production by pre-buying your copy!  There are also many other cool options that you can choose to help us out and have some fun.  All the details can be found here at http://www.kapipal.com/the24thstreetwailers