Vancouver indie band stopping in Truro on coast-to-coast tour

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TRURO – An indie rock band has included a stop in Truro on its cross-Canada tour.

No Island is performing at the Split Crow on Prince Street on Aug. 1.

“No Island is comprised of five university-trained musicians with a love for nachos, carbonated spring water, bacon, scotch, craft beer, confections and new audio gear fresh out of the box,” said Andy Rice, keyboardist and vocalist for the band, which also includes lead vocalist and guitarist Keith Sinclair, James Wilfred Martin on saxophone and vocals, Jay Esplana on bass and vocals, and drummer Max Ley. “We enjoy a variety of different styles of music, many of which we’ve pulled from to create an original sound all our own.”

Growing up, the members all heeded rocker Bob Seger’s advice by taking their old records off the shelf and listening to them. The result, a decade or so later, is a new brand of rock that blurs the lines between genres and generations.

“Upon listening to No Island, you’ll hear a classic rock influence in our tunes and the way we play them, but also something new inspired by the music of today. And don’t let the saxophone fool you - we’re no jazz band. Without a doubt, No Island has a core made of rock,” said Rice.

“Night after night, we aim to deliver a tight and energetic live show tailored to each and every city we visit. We’re all very excited about this tour.”

No Island released its debut album, Sign of the Times, in March 2011. After touring western Canada the following summer, the band released a follow up album, The Waiting Game EP, this past December.

To stream some of No Island’s tracks, visit http://noisland.bandcamp.com/album/off-the-floor-live.

For more information on No Island, visit www.no-island.com, and for information on the performance, visit www.splitcrow.com.

Organizations: Cross-Canada

Geographic location: Truro, Vancouver, Prince Street Canada

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