What a month. Live venues, along with gyms and restaurants, were put through another challenging lockdown and for a few of them it was a challenge they couldn’t meet. We lost the iconic Babylon Nightclub, as well as other long-established businesses. The local music scene could be forgiven for having low hopes for the future of live music in the capital.
But as they say when the going gets tough the tough get going and we want to send out a massive THANK YOU to Scott Ruffo, Michael Wood and their entire team at OpenSafe Ottawa. Not because they took on the mantle of leading the movement to save small business in Ottawa (which they did), not because they actually succeeded in opening a dialog with public health officials to discuss a plan to get business open again, safely and responsibly (which they did). We want to thank them for reminding us that there is always hope when we come together for a common and just cause. That was outstanding and inspiring gentlemen. Thank you.
In other news…new music alert!! Our next single ‘Steeples’ will be available on Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes on November 21st. We think you’re gonna love it! We also have a few more surprises in store so make sure you follow us on the socials and subscribe to our YouTube!
We will be back on stage – at Scotti’s Brass Monkey no less! – on December 5th with our buds in Finely Tuned Elephant and Hard Labour! Details will trickle out on Facebook shortly along with an official event page. We can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to this one. Hope to see a bunch of you there!
Finally, we couldn’t leave without mentioning that Bleed was #1 this week on the Sweet Sunday Sounds chart on Valley FM 89.5 in Canberra, Australia! Yup, you read that right! We’re freaking international! Goes without saying that we’re giddy like little kids at Christmas!
Until next time, stay safe, be kind, and peace out 🙂