The Trews Accoustic Trio

Oct 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Showplace Performance Centre

The rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights, The Trews, boast an impressive list of achievements. Their accolades include multiple radio hits from seven critically acclaimed studio albums, several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. This powerhouse band, comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt, have become one of Canada’s most successful rock bands over the past decade. They’ve earned 19 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s) and multiple Gold & Platinum certified albums.

Their trophy case includes multiple East Coast Music Awards, a CIMA Road Gold Award, an Independent Music Award (US) for Best Rock/Metal Song in 2009, and numerous JUNO Award nominations. The Trews have graced thousands of stages worldwide, both headlining and supporting legends like the Rolling Stones, KISS, Robert Plant, Guns ‘n Roses, Aerosmith, Weezer, Mumford & Sons, Bruce Springsteen, and Switchfoot.

Their magnetic and massive sound was first introduced on their 2003 full-length debut album, House Of Ill Fame. Drawing on rock, pop, punk, and metal, they took over Canadian radio with “Not Ready to Go.” Twenty years and a Canadian Platinum certification later, the songs still pack their original punch. This album that kickstarted their incredible career was re-released as a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set on November 24, 2023.