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July 28, 2018 is Schneider Creek Porch Party! Our set is 5:45-6:30. We’ll be at the main stage at the end of Peter Street (in the park before the creek), in beautiful #Kitchener. It’s all ages and free! It’s a street party, so it goes without saying, see ya there! 😉
July 27, 2018. Starving Artist Gallery Cafe. Paint Night with watercolour instructor Paula Bertollo. 42 Dalhousie St. Brantford. 7:00 pm. All ages. $30 (includes all your supplies, and you leave with an original painting, matted). If you want to come for the music, or to view/purchase Paula’s original art pieces, then PWYC! The more the merrier. To reserve your spot today (spaces are limited), please send E-Transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Password: paintnight. See ya there!! #ArtandMusic #Brantford
May 25, 2018. Friday from The Basement. 8 pm. PWYC. Deanna from Ophelia Syndrome will be broadcasting live from her basement via Stageit. She’ll be playing new tunes, old favourites, and some covers too. She’ll be answering your questions, and telling some of the stories behind the songs. This will be an intimate, acoustic show, so get some snacks, and some drinks, and tune in. Click here to get your tickets.
This Saturday Dec. 16th we’ll be at Starving Artist Gallery Cafe. With Janine and Paul of The DoneFors. 42 Dalhousie St. Brantford. 7:00-10:00 pm. PWYC. All ages. With Original artwork by Paula Bertollo available for purchase. Opening the night is James McLaughlin at 7 pm.
Click here for The Facebook Event Page.
We are very big Radiohead fans, and have covered several of their songs, but, suffice it to say, this one is always one of our favourites. Also, truth be told, when I said “Todd asked for a cover”, Trina texted back “No Surprises.” And that was that.” – Deanna
On September 10th, I returned to Jerseyville Road, where 1 year ago I interviewed OS for my old videocast. There, we set up and went straight into recording two live-off-the-floor performances by Trina (on Cello) and Deanna singing, and playing keys (Korg for one, Piano for the other). They did 2-3 takes of each and we called it a session.
Trina demands the best of herself as a performer, and I felt a bit bad after, having laughingly demanded that she not be so hard on herself. There are few like her who are as dedicated to their craft, that they refuse to let themselves stop pushing the best out. They’re aware of when they’re at their best, and ultra-aware of when they feel they’re not. As you can hear, she did what I would consider an incomparably beautiful job,, but I deeply respect her attitude as well.
I enjoyed working with Deanna also, who was not only in-tune with the raw, untamed, rock-purist approach i’m taking with the PBCP Sessions, but was kind enough to let me borrow her vocal mic for this session, which I think you’ll find, captured all the wonderful nuances of Dee’s vocal performance.
Two sweethearts, two songs, and I was encouraged to add something, so I added a little guitaring to the middle/end of the Radiohead tune. Substituting my background vocals with a guitar performance of the same notes. This was done the Tuesday after.
I’m really excited to be a part of OutFest 2017. “Join us for a week long celebration of LGBTQ+ stories brought to life through theatre, dance, and music! With multiple shows, and multiple venues this will be the largest celebration of LGBTQ+ stories in the region. Mid-week we will also hold a fundraiser for local community organizations, host a TalkBack with local youth, and be treated to some amazing live music. Drake Jensen, and Patrick Masse will be joining us from Ottawa, and Vancouver to share their music with us. Grab your tickets and festival passes now!”
This Saturday July 22, 2017 is the Cambridge Arts Festival located at Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson St. The event runs all day from 10 am-6 pm, and it’s all ages and free. Our set is at 11:20 on the main stage for those of you looking for us!
July 7, 2017. Cambridge Arts Festival Preview Night. 6-11 pm. CAF Pop-Up Shop at 63 Dickson Street, Cambridge. (Beside Phidon Pens). Get a sneak peak of exhibiting artists’ work, CAF Collective‘s 6ft wooden book and start the bidding on Silent Auction items! Cash bar and free appetizers. Live musicians from our festival line-up and Dj to end the night! Donations to support Cambridge Arts Festival gratefully accepted at the door.
Friday June 16th we will be performing at the 2017 Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. We will be on Market Stage at 8:10-8:50, but the event starts at 6:00 and goes until 11. It’s an all ages event, and it’s free. We’re looking forward to it. See ya soon Cambridge!
Friday May 26th we’ll be at one of our favourite spots in Waterloo, Death Valley’s Little Brother. We’ll be there from 8-9 pm. It’s all ages and free! Come and try some of their exquisite whisky, espresso, and artisanal baked goods. It’s located at 84 King Street North. We hope to see you there!
We are this weeks interview on Culture Fancier, an inspiring blog showcasing the arts in the KW Region. We were interviewed by the lovely Glodeane Brown:
“Weirdos Making Noise Together: Interview with Ophelia Syndrome
1. How long has the band been together and what was the thought process for coming up with the name?
Well, most of our bandmates went to school together. We are all graduates from the Mohawk College Music Program, and so I met Trina, and asked her to play with me in 2002. We are really functioning (for lack of a better word), as a collective. We have had the opportunity to have worked with some seriously incredible people since our inception, and are continuing to do so, presently with The Basement Choir, which joined in 2014…”
To read the full interview, please click here.
We were very lucky to be part of the The Luso Sessions live at E-Bolt Music shot by the very talented Christina!
Thank-you for watching!
We have a bunch of shows coming up, that we hope to see you at all over Southern Ontario. On Saturday June 18th we are so excited to be back at The Cambridge Arts Festival. Our set is from 3:15-3:45 on the Main Stage located at City Hall. It’s a beautiful event bringing together artists of all genres and mediums, all the details are listed below.
June 17 2016. Death Valley’s Little Brother. 84 King Street North, Waterloo. 8 pm. All ages. Free!
June 18 2016. Cambridge Arts Festival. Main Stage @ Cambridge City Hall. 50 Dickson Street. 3:15-3:45. All ages and Free!
June 18 2016. Station 1 Coffee House. 28 Main St. E, Grimsby, ON. 7 pm. All ages. Free!
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“So much to say about this one. As I said to Deanna, I enjoyed the run-on discussion so much, that if we both didn’t have places to go at 7:30pm, it could’ve gone till the next day. I was only meant to be at Deanna’s with Ophelia Syndrome between 4-5pm, get the interview and go, but there was so much laughter, catching up and conversation about all things musical, I’m surprised we ended up GETTING the show recorded. Deanna Wells and Trina Nadeau are wonderful, sweet and (incidentally) badass old friends, that along with a rythym section and whoever they may harvest, make the indie band Ophelia Syndrome. Since they were last on the iTodd Lounge in 2008, they’ve released a few full-length albums, toured Europe, and have allot to tell. Here (in this video interview) is what we covered!” -Todd
To view our full episode (Season 5 Ep. 56), please click here.
April 20 2016. Light Series 2016: Integrity and Resiliency – presented by Feminine Harbor and The Boathouse. At The Boathouse Victoria Park. 57 Jubilee dr., Kitchener. 8 pm. All Ages. $15 for one, $20 for two tickets. Trina and I are performing for the evening. For the Facebook invite, please click here.
March 16 2016. Backlot Music Sessions. Monigram Coffee Roasters. 16 Ainslie St. S., Cambridge. The Upstairs Room. $10. 8 pm. All ages. Trina, Deanna, The Basement Choir, and some friends. Click here, for the Facebook event.
March 19 2016. Station 1 Coffeehouse. 28 Main St. E, Grimsby. 7-10 pm. All ages. Free! Tree and Dee and The Basement Choir.
March 31 2016. Inside The Songs: Singer-Songwriters in the Round. Artword Artbar. 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. Jeffrey Straker, Marie Avery, and Deanna. 8 pm. $8 advanced tickets, $10 at the Door.
Private music lessons available in the Hamilton Area. If you’re interested in learning vocal, piano, and/or theory lessons, then please don’t hesitate to ask!
For more information please call: 289-239-9138, or e-mail Deanna at email@example.com.
Hey everyone, for anyone interested, Andrew’s little 100 sq/ft repair shop is up and running. Here’s what he’s been up to lately. For more detes, follow him on twitter @andru_jonathon or email him with any inquiries @ firstname.lastname@example.org. In my humble opinion, he is the best!! Happy Sunday everyone. xo
Then spend it with us! This Saturday Feb. 14th we’ll be playing at Rancho Relaxo in Toronto. We’re pretty excited, it’s our first gig in Toronto in a while. As you can tell by our rehearsal pics from last Friday, we’re ready! Well, mostly 😉
Here are all the details: Rancho Relaxo. 9 pm. With Rotary Dial and Poppy Seed and The Love Explosion. Doors at 9. We are on first at 10:00. $8. Click here for the Facebook Event Page. Tell your friends! Bring your lovers?! That’s weird… sorry.
We would like to take a second to thank everyone who has taken the time to listen, review, and post about our little album. I know it sounds cheesy, but it really does mean so much to us. We don’t take anything for granted around here! Here are a couple really nice posts:
- EarBuddy: “Featured years ago in our Fresh Wax feature, indie chamber rock band Ophelia Syndrome have released a new album, North Sea, the follow-up to 2012’s All Things Forgotten. The band has shared the new single, “Stay”, from the album, a charming folk single that’s reminiscent of First Aid Kit and The Lumineers. However, the song is merely the tip of the iceberg when examining the versatility of the band’s latest album where Ophelia Syndrome are never pigeonholed to one particular music genre. Get started with “Stay” and then follow it up with the rest of North Sea.
- From Floorshime Zipper Boots: Ophelia Syndrome: North Sea “FZB favorites Ophelia Syndrome are back with a stunning new album, North Sea. The band bring a unique and original vision to indie music, with their own brand of rollicking rock, featuring strong vocals, lots of melodic inventiveness and sterling musicianship. Fine songwriting and flawless production cap the 10 tracks to make an absolute must have album.”
- Son of Marketing: Ophelia Syndrome è un’interessante collettivo statunitense (di Hamilton, Ontario) che ha debuttato nel 2012 con All Things Forgotten e utilizza vari linguaggi musicali. North Sea è il nuovo album che mette in evidenza le intenzioni melodiche dell’opera, grazie anche alla bravura e grazia vocale della cantante, con varie trame che si incrociano dal pop al folk a linee ruvide sino ad incursioni soul.
- Sub-Rock music made “North Sea” their first recommended album of 2015!
- iHeartHamilton added “Stay” to their January Playlist.