The Trews – Casino NB – 01/30/2015

Posted: 2nd February 2015 by refrainmusic in Concerts

   Friday night at Casino NB saw Canadian rockers “The Trews” roll onto the stage to a full house of avid fans on a very, very cold January weekend.  Another winter storm on the horizon didn’t keep fans away from what would prove to be another great night of rock music at The Centre.  Starting right on time the band, introduced by fellow Nova Scotian Mandy MacDonald from the C103 morning show, took the stage to a raucous ovation from the crowd.

The Trews - Casino NB - 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

The Trews – Casino NB – 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

From Antigonish, NS the band entered a contest that is held annually by a St. Catharines rock radio station.  Winning the contest would be their big break as they soon landed a recording contract.  The release of their first full-length CD soon followed in 2003, produced by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson, the album contained their hit singles “Not Ready to Go”, and “Tired of Waiting”. “Not Ready to Go” hit number one on Canadian rock radio and the band was nominated as New Group of the Year at the 2004 Juno Awards  and “Not Ready to Go” was nominated as Single of the Year in 2005. The Album, House Of Ill Fame, has been certified gold in Canada.

John-Angus MacDonald -The Trews - Casino NB - 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

John-Angus MacDonald -The Trews – Casino NB – 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

The brothers MacDonald, lead singer and rythm guitarist Colin and lead guitarist John-Angus lead the band through great songs Like “Hope & Ruin”, “Highway of Heroes”, and the more obscure “Oblivion” which Colin said was inspired by their opportunity to open for Bruce Springsteen a few years back on Magnetic Hill, one of many reasons they had an affection for Moncton, and why they were starting their trip and performing their first show of the year here.

Complete with both drum and guitar solos the band rocked the crowd for an hour and a half before bidding the crowd farewell only to be pulled back to a three song encore with a sing along of maritime favourite “Ishmael and Maggie”, and a crowd favourite “I’m Not Ready To Go”, and after one final song they said their goodbyes and left a happy crowd going out into the cold night air.

Colin MacDonald - The Trews - Casino NB - 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

Colin MacDonald – The Trews – Casino NB – 01/30/2015 ~ Refrain Photography

If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this great Canadian band I highly recommend that you do so, you won’t be disappointed.  Thanks to The Trews, Casino NB, and PPRL for another great night of awesome music!