Endless Nights (2020)
Indie-Rock with No Prescription
Proudly hailing from Kingston, Ont - the Live Music Capital of Canada – the members of Oakridge Ave. have been cutting their teeth in dynamic musical ventures for over ten years. "This Kingston band has quickly risen to the top of the city’s rock scene since forming in 2018 and galvanizing fans with their very danceable blues and funk hits and tight musicianship", notes Visit Kingston's Jordan Whitehouse. Their individual musical pedigrees range from being influenced by operatic choral music, Celtic punk, the most genuine hard working and endlessly touring Canadian Indie bands, as well as the theory and technique from Berklee School of Music.
Since joining forces in 2018 they have been playing, and selling out, the venues that birthed other Canadian and internationally recognized bands such as The Mahones, The Glorious Sons, The Tragically Hip, The Headstones, Weeping Tile, and Bedouin Sound Clash. This trial by fire and musical apprenticeship has helped hone their tight, indie alt-rock sound into what it is today: A blend of influences from Canada's rich musical tapestry. Since their debut 2018 EP, ‘Lost and Out of Place,’ supported by an extensive east coast Maritime tour the same year, their songwriting, sound, and dynamic has matured, as have their energetic live performances.
Following a serendipitous meeting with one of their musical heroes, legendary indie-rock musician/producer Ian Blurton (Future Now, Change of Heart, Blurtonia, C’Mon, The Lowest of the Low, The Weakerthans, Rheostatics) in the summer of 2018 at the Wolfe Island Music Festival, Oakridge Ave. teamed with him at his Pro Gold studio in Toronto for their debut full length album, “Endless Nights”. The resulting 10 track album, released spring 2020, is a mix of alt-rock anthems featuring infectious choruses, thoughtful lyrics, and searing guitar riffs. In anticipation of the release of "Endless Nights", the band put out a 3-song EP in February on 2020 entitled "Volume & Tone", which highlights their evolving style and attention to dynamic and layered composition. Oakridge Ave. are currently writing their sophomore full-length record, which goes into full production in spring 2022, and promises to combine the band's danceable and infectious hooks with new and forward-looking sounds to usher in a new style of modern indie pop-rock.
Over the past few years Oakridge Ave. have shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, The Beaches, Yukon Blonde, and their heroes Lowest of the Low. At every opportunity they will be hitting the road across Canada to spread “Endless Nights” and their high energy live show. At the end of 2021, Oakridge Ave. linked up with legendary and prolific Canadian artist, JUNO-Award winner Hawksley Workman, whose mentorship and production skills have laid the groundwork for their upcoming sophomore record expected to be released in 2022. Oakridge Ave. is like a crisp, fine Canadian ale; rich, complex, accessible and smooth; best enjoyed with as many friends as possible!
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