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Deanna has friends?

Yep! Thank-you to the lovely Justin Sawicki to singing and playing along to “Stay”. Also, thanks to Magic Dan for letting us do it at his place, and also for filming.

To watch the video, just click here.

Until next time. xo.

Lots and lots of Album updates:

Our latest blog posts:

“Almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk too… only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.” –Joe Versus the Volcano. To read more, click here.

If a picture speaks a thousand words, part two.Then what do these say? Life really is short. Have fun.

Long hours do strange things to people. Sometimes they put on wigs.

Inspiration comes from many places. It can also lead you many places… with that in mind, here is what we have been up to in our latest sessions.

“When you fight for what you deserve it will inspire many” –My crazy friend Eric. To read more about The Hope, please click here.

Sometimes things get heavy, and that’s alright. Be the light.

Also, there is a little sneak peek video that we posted a few days ago for “Not Tonight“.

Life is all about the little pleasures, and The Wood Brothers. To read more about how the album is coming along, please click here.

Also, in case you missed it, there are a couple new videos up in the “musings” section of our website. Deanna by request and The Basement Choir.

Until next time. Xo.


“Today’s post is written by Deanna Wells, of the Canadian band Ophelia Syndrome.  She writes about her experience with Stage-it from the perspective of a not-so-internet-savvy computer user. We think this could be a great post for anyone who is sill considering giving Stage-it a try…especially for a last minute Christmas concert. Yea?”

To read the full article, click here.

50K Music Mag:

I (Deanna) was thrilled to have been asked by Mario of 50K to write a DIY Article about our very first online gig. Thank-you for the lovely introduction written by Mario Putzer:

“In the middle of September Ophelia Syndrome thrilled their fans with an online gig via Stageit. Deanna, singer of the band, shares the experience of this gig with all musicians who’ve already thought about performing online straight to their fans.”

To read the full article, please click here.


Here we come again!

First and foremost, we would like to thank everyone who has made this possible. We are so grateful to get the opportunity to go back and see so many of you who have supported us face to face! It was such a pleasure last year, and we hope that you know how much we appreciated the experience, and are so excited to go back!

For a full list of dates and  details please visit:

Ed, we tried to speak Dutch… sorry… I  remember the swear words Hanne taught me!!

CBC Bandwidth:

New Country Rehab, Great Lake Swimmers, & Ophelia Syndrome


New Country Rehab are on tour throughout Ontario to peddle their old-school meets new-folk-rock sound. We sat around the table at their label’s world headquarters in Ottawa to talk about Ghost of Your Charms and the art of writing a good song.

Great Lake Swimmers’ last album New Wild Everywhere is nominated for a 2013 Juno Award. Hear them play tunes from it live from Glenn Gould Studio, on Bandwidth.

Hamilton jazz-folk quintet Ophelia Syndrome blurt what they really think (contrary to their band name) in a 90 Second Egg speed-interview.”

Thank-you so much to the lovely Amanda Putz of CBC Bandwidth for having us on, and what an incredible show to be a part of! We’re feeling very lucky and grateful today. xo

Spring Mini-Tour

We are so excited to be going on a little mini-tour this week to Montreal, Ottawa, and then ending in Toronto. We will be playing with amazing artists that we truly admire and respect such as; Angie Arsenault, Amanda Cottreau, and The DoneFors. We really couldn’t ask for more! We’ll also be on CBC Bandwidth, and we’ll be on Ottawa Daytime if you can’t make it out to the shows. Thank-you so much to all the artists, venues, Mr. Mike, and the wonderful people letting us crash on their floors. xoxo
Spring mini-tour:
12 March 2013. Montreal, Quebec. House Party @ Coop Généreux. Please e-mail us at for details. Facebook event page.
13 March 2013. Montreal, Quebec. Petit Campus. with Angie Arsenault. $10. 57 Prince Arthur Est. Doors open at 9 pm. Show starts at 10 pm. Facebook event page.
14 March 2013. Ottawa, Ontario. CBC Bandwidth. We’ll be in to talk to Amanda Putz. Bandwidth airs Saturday’s in Ottawa from 5-6 pm.
14 March 2013. Ottawa, Ontario. Pressed.  750 Gladstone Ave. With Amanda Cottreau. 8 pm. PWYC. Facebook event.
15 March 2013. Ottawa, Ontario. Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV. 8:30 am.
15 March 2013. Ottawa, Ontario.  Luneta. 665 Bronson Avenue. With Amanda Cottreau. More details TBA. Facebook event.
16 March 2013. Toronto, Ontario. Tranzac Southern Cross Bar.  With The DoneFors. 292 Brunswick Ave. 10 pm. 19+. PWYC. Facebook event page.