BC and Newfoundland Independent Artists Join Together for East Meets West Tour
Several years ago while tending bar together in a popular St. John’s Irish Pub, Andrew Mercer (Cod Gone Wild) and Dave Whitty never imagined that a short time later they would be joining forces from opposite sides of the country to showcase their musical offerings.
Joining Cod Gone Wild on the upcoming tour will be St. John’s, Newfoundland Folk/Rock artist Dave Whitty who has been busy travelling back and forth between Toronto and St. John’s promoting his debut EP “Let it Rest.” Although he spends time in Toronto, Dave has stuck to his musical roots, writing and singing about actual events and classifying his style as folk/rock with strong lyrics of friendship, love, and tales of growing up. One minute, he is making his audience laugh with his genius comedic quality, singing about ridiculous adventures with friends; the next minute he can conjure profound feelings of nostalgia or pain with his stories of finding love, losing friendship, and the things that make Newfoundland special. (Click Dave’s picture for full Bio)
Andrew Mercer, Cod Gone Wild front man and fellow Newfoundlander, made the call to Whitty a couple of months ago and asked him if he would be interested in joining the band on a BC tour. “I have always been a fan of Dave’s music, he is just exciting to watch, and I believe it is very important for us independent musicians to collaborate and work together to promote and celebrate our craft,” said Mercer. “We are so excited to have him join us and allow the people of B.C. to catch a glimpse of the high caliber of talent and passion for music that exists on the East Coast.”
Cod Gone Wild is coming off a very successful and busy year promoting their second album entitled, “The Traveler,” throughout Western and Eastern Canada. The bands popularity is growing rapidly and the Cods are enjoying playing all sorts of interesting venues, theaters, festivals and community events all over. This upcoming spring tour provides the band with the opportunity to play a bunch of shows at home before the busy summer schedule begins. “We are excited to get out on the road and play some new venues and re-visit some of the places here in BC that we have loved playing in the past,” said Mercer. “Our music has evolved so much over the last couple of years since adding multi-talented violin/fiddle player Anjuli Otter to the mix and we have so much exciting new music to share, we just want to get out there and perform!”
Cod Gone Wild is excited to announce and present the 2013 “East Meets West Tour” which will kick off on April 26th in Cod Gone Wild’s hometown of Vernon, B.C. The tour will run until June 2nd and will include a variety of venues for sixteen energetic shows across the Interior region of the province.