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Toronto, CA:ON
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Wielding their two distinctive voices, frontman Dave and string slinger Marcus belt soaring harmonies, tightly woven around fist-pumping grooves courtesy of H. and Gabe. Vanderpark’s live performances have captivated audiences all over Central, Eastern and Western Canada, and the North Eastern United States. Relish Magazine has deemed them “A band on the verge”, and in 2006 alone they performed over 100 headlining shows, thrilling audiences abroad. Keep a look out because Vanderpark will be rocking in a club near you.

Media Excerpts

“This tight Canadian band channels some licks and grooves from the collections of Prince and Stevie Wonder and then slathers them in a glaze of smoldering Modern Rock. If Maroon 5 can be played on radio every 15 minutes, Vanderpark should be on every 10.” - CityBeat Magazine Cincinnati, OH

“ I saw Vanderpark live a few more times, and I got to hear them try out some new songs onstage. This got me looking forward to their next album, and I was blown away when I finally heard it. Cherish Yesterday is miles ahead of All Your Hands—keep in mind that I liked All Your Hands. These songs are streamlined into incredibly catchy power pop rock, and the production gives Cherish Yesterday that “X factor” that’s missing from so many otherwise great indie records” - 102.1 The Edge Blog Spotlight, Toronto, ON.

“There is an undeniable dynamic that exists between its members making a Vanderpark show easy and refreshing. Their music is intelligent, accessible and it rocks.” - American Roots Live Review 74

“By combining a staunch dedication to strong, clever musicianship with grasping hooks, tasteful improvisation and three-part harmonies, Vanderpark’s catchy, aggressive pop is strong, confident and exhaustingly contagious” - Relix Magazine

Quick Hits:
- Voted best unsigned band on www.alternativeaddiction.com in June 2008
- Nominated in 07’ & 08’ for ‘Best Pop’ at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.
- Endorsed by Gibson Guitars USA
- Video debut appearance for ‘From Me To You’ in Universal Music artist compilation during Canadian Music Week in Toronto
- Festival appearances in 2007/08/09 include NXNE & Canadian Music Week in Toronto, MEANY Fest in New York City, Harvest Jazz & Blues in Fredericton, NB, the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati OH and the Barrie New Music Fest in Barrie ON,
- Recipient of Demo Award from FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talen on Recordings) in 2007
 
 
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