Moving to Toronto didn't change that. I still love seeing local musicians (whether from my hometown, or from Toronto and even Hamilton) putting out fantastic work, and maybe getting some recognition. I fully support local talent - always will. If you think it doesn't take a hell of a lot of work and dedication to be in a band, you're very wrong.
So in the spirit of supporting real talent, I present to you The Mandevilles.
As you may recall, I've posted about them before and more than a few of you let me know that you dig their sound. Well, if you're a fan, they need your help.
They recently recorded their latest album with GGGarth Richardson (who produced Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mötley Crüe, etc), and they're working with PledgeMusic to make this album happen.
When you pledge them here, 10% of the money raised will go to the Light of Day Foundation - and you also get all sorts of fun stuff. But if they don't make it to 100% of their goal, they don't get any of it (and neither does the charity).
So at 75% with 7 days left, you guys can help amazing local talent bring us some more great tunes.
Supporting local music is a big reason that I work with bands and musicians via The MediaHaus - bringing a band to new audiences or giving them the tools to reach further is hugely rewarding, especially for a music fan like myself. One of the joys of self-employment right there.
So what about you, who is your favourite local band ("local" being relative, of course)?