The Rovin' Spokes

Banjolele strummin', tenor ukulele pickin', tandem trike ridin' fun!

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Folk, Roots, Stew - February 6, 2014

If you missed our show last week at Cafe Pyrus, you can have a listen here. It was a bit of a disorganized set on our part, but a fun night nonetheless!

Find the entire set in a nice little playlist at the link above.



Track 1: Stuck (Here And There)
Joey Bell - Tenor Ukulele
Michelle Horel - Flute

Track 2: Snuff [Slipknot cover]
Joey Bell - Tenor Ukulele, Vocals
Michelle Horel - Flute

Track 3: Unstuck
Michelle Horel - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Joey Bell - Double Bass

Track 4: Get Away
Joey Bell - Tenor Ukulele, Vocals
Michelle Horel - Electric Guitar, Vocals

Track 5: No (I Will Not Smile For You)
Michelle Horel - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Joey Bell  - Double Bass
Emily Pittman - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kristin Jones -
Vocals

Track 6: Superhero
Michelle Horel - Banjolele, Vocals
Joey Bell - Double Bass/Ukulele/Percussion

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Come join us one week from today at Cafe Pyrus in Kitchener for Folk, Roots, Stew.
We have been working on some new material that we’re excited to share with you. A few friends will be joining us to perform a new song Michelle wrote about gendered violence. Ain’t nothin’ better than a good collaboration between friends!
And hey, if you won’t come for the music, you’ve gotta at least come for the stew. Last year at the second annual Folk, Roots, Stew we just couldn’t get enough! Delicious!

Come join us one week from today at Cafe Pyrus in Kitchener for Folk, Roots, Stew.

We have been working on some new material that we’re excited to share with you. A few friends will be joining us to perform a new song Michelle wrote about gendered violence. Ain’t nothin’ better than a good collaboration between friends!

And hey, if you won’t come for the music, you’ve gotta at least come for the stew. Last year at the second annual Folk, Roots, Stew we just couldn’t get enough! Delicious!

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Here’s a little audio sample from the String Theory video recording session we did a few months back. Sounds like our positions in relation to our microphones wasn’t perfect, but it’s nice to have some recordings of our stuff, even if it is a little breathy!

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Heyyy we just finished filming and recording for the next edition of the String Theory concerts (stringtheoryconcerts.tumblr.com).

Man, was it hot in that little studio! Lotsa lights and warm bodies in a small place have a tendency to do that. Great experience, though. A few minor mishaps, but overall it was a pretty good set. Some of our songs were probably the best we’ve ever played ‘em! And ain’t you lucky. You’ll get to watch and listen to them. Some editing has to take place before we’re able to share the final product, so it may be a while. We’re shaking with excitement to see it all done and ready, so we know how you must feel, but you’ve gotta be patient! Soon enough, friends.

In the mean time, check out some of the previous artists in the String Theory series! These people do good work :)

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Our show at The Little Bean on Friday was amazing! What a supportive audience! We’ve got the greatest friends.

Here’s a little sample of the night’s work. Unfortunately we weren’t able to capture video of the whole set, but here you can see a little preview of the kind of stuff we’re working on right now. We’ve been playing around with some instrumental jams. This bad boy features a new instrument for the Spokes - a flute!

Apologies for the video quality. It’s the best that can be expected in a dark venue with just your average digital camera. It’s one of the first videos we’ve seen of us playing, so we’re still pretty stoked about it.

If you make it out to one of our shows, feel free to bring out your camera and take photos and/or video. We love having our art documented so we can watch ourselves improve and grow as artists.


Thanks for your support! We love you!

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If you’re looking for a fun activity for the upcoming Friday the 13th, look no further! It’s the debut show for our friends, Eris, and we hope to have at least one new Spokes original to bring out for you. 
Come on out to the Little Bean Coffee Bar beside Ziggy’s Cycle at the corner of King and Victoria. S’gonna be a blast!

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the upcoming Friday the 13th, look no further! It’s the debut show for our friends, Eris, and we hope to have at least one new Spokes original to bring out for you.

Come on out to the Little Bean Coffee Bar beside Ziggy’s Cycle at the corner of King and Victoria. S’gonna be a blast!

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Well that was a fun little show! Thanks to all the friends who came out!

We’re really focusing on writing some new original material for your listening pleasure at the next show. (Or maybe the show after that - Hey! These things take time!)

We’re having a blast doing some fun covers as we learn new techniques on our new instruments, but we want to start getting a little more creative and developing a voice of our own. Stay tuned!

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Tomorrow is the Shameless Magazine Yard Sale Fundraiser! Toronto, come see us play our ditties and support Shameless Mag!

Back to Kitchener tomorrow evening to play a show with Brendan Stephens at the Edelweiss Tavern. Big day!