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The Backlot Sessions

July 31, 2019. Backlot Sessions. 6-8 pm. PWYC/$10 suggested. All ages. 16 Ainslie St. S., Cambridge. Click here for the FB event. #Cambridgebaby

Schneider Creek Baby 😎

July 27, 2019. Schneider Creek Porch Party. 3-7 pm. All ages! We’re on from 5:00-5:30 at 128 Peter Street. #KWAwesome See ya soon!🌞

Cambridge Arts Festival 2019


June 9, 2019. Grand Porch Party 2019. 1-5 pm. All ages. Free!

We’re playing at 1 pm at 34 Menno St.

#Waterloo #KWAwesome

From the basement.

“From the basement.” is the latest release from Ophelia Syndrome, which is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, B-sides, and videos, which have been digitally re-mastered. Along for the ride are several rarities and oddities accompanying the EP in digital form on Bandcamp available May 12 at 11:59 pm E.T. Listen first at

Love the Ophelians near and far, and far and near…

The Coffeehouse Crowd


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Repost from @coffeehousecrowd… In these clips, Trina introduces us to Dutch poison ivy cheese, and the fact that Deanna was a TA when we were all at Mohawk College in 2003. – You'll hear Deanna on the show in May, but if you check out Episode 2, you'll hear more from @ophelia.syndrome and their adventures in Europe from my podcast record in 2016, couples with performances of "Magnets" & "Foolish". – This compilation also includes their 2008 interview for my first podcast, then we jump ahead to a song-couplet recorded in 2017, including "And You" and a cover of Radiohead's "No Surprises". – It's an archive full of goodness, I couldn't be happier to know these sweet, funny, uber-talented, pretty and silly goons, and I can't thank them enough for their participation in giving to my show ventures over the years.

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Winter Sing-a-Long at DVLB



Introducing The Coffeehouse Crowd

Feminine Harbor and The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery present: The L.I.G.H.T. Stories.

Feminine Harbor and The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery present: The L.I.G.H.T. Stories.

4 women, of 4 different generations and 4 diverse cultural backgrounds, sharing real-life stories combined with beautiful live music. That’s the L.I.G.H.T. Stories: described as “The Vagina Monologues meets TED Talks, meets The Moth“.

On Thursday, September 20th, come celebrate the Earth’s Light shift during the Autumn Equinox with us, and listen to stories of Guidance. Our storytellers will share an insight into just how important it is to surround yourself with women who can serve as role models. We need to end the narrative that anyone lives this life in isolation. Our stories of Guidance highlight the importance of women finding other women that can serve as mentors to them. We all need real people (not just stars) that we can look up to. Music by: Ophelia Syndrome.

Doors open at 6:15 PM. The purchase of your ticket now includes a free-guided tour of The KW Art-Gallery’s current exhibits, which starts at 6:30 PM. The LIGHT Stories will commence at 7PM sharp.  Make sure to invite a friend!

For all the bios on the storytellers, check FH out on Instagram or Twitter and also use #lightstories2018 to have your pictures and comments shared on our Ticket Leap event page!

For tickets, please click here.


Listen. Play. Share. Now.

Come for the coffee, stay for the whisky.

August 28, 2018. Death Valley’s Little Brother. 84 King Street North. Waterloo. 6:30. All ages. PWYC! #kwawesome Click here for the FB event page.

Friday from the Basement.

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.

Pipedown Presents!

We’re really looking forward to next Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 for PipeDown! Presents: Ophelia Syndrome/Cygnus/United Power Soul. It’s at Silence. 46 Essex Street, Guelph. Doors at 7:30. Show at 8 pm. All ages. $10/PWYC. For the Facebook event page, click here. We hope to see you there!

Death Valley’s Little Brother

We’re really looking forward to our show Jan. 27th at  Death Valley’s Little Brother. 84 King Street North. Waterloo. We’re playing at 6:30. It’s all ages, and PWYC. Come and enjoy some great , , and at one of the coolest places in . Hope to see ya there!

OutFest 2017

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!”

Sept. 16, 2017. OutFest. Open Sesame. 220 King Street, Kitchener. 7:30. Click here for tickets.

For the night.

For the night. Recorded live in Jerseyville. Featuring The Basement Choir.

“Making an album start to finish is a long process. It just is. Some days I think it’s exciting, other days, like today, I do not…” To read more, please click here.

Cambridge Arts Festival

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!

To read more about it, please click here to read the article in the Cambridge Times for more event information.

CAF Preview Night!


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.

2017 Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

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!

Weirdos Making Noise Together: Interview with Ophelia Syndrome

screen-shot-2016-08-19-at-14-17-45-400x250We 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.

Light Series 2016

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.

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Backlot Sessions


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.

Music Lessons and Services Available

Private music lessons available. If you’re interested in learning vocal, piano, and/or theory lessons, then please don’t hesitate to ask! Online lessons now available.

Also, Trina and Deanna are available for private functions, please email/call for more.

Services include, booking the band, private functions, songwriting, back-up work, workshopping, and lessons.

For any and all business inquiries, regarding the band, lessons, or hiring for private functions, please call: 289-239-9138, or e-mail at

Guitar Services:

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 @ In my humble opinion, he is the best!! Happy Sunday everyone. xo

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Do you hate Valentine’s Day too?

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 😉

Josh Rehearsal Dee Primus Tree




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.

Shameless self promotion:

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!

Thursday’s with Deanna:

If you’re bored Nov. 20th, spend your Thursday afternoon with me (and whoever decides to show up in my basement). It’s a mystery even to me…

To read more, click here.




My favourite


Arms up


Andrew is the leader


Trina looking back