Two St. Vital musicians, Patrick Hansen and Dana Jerlo, are making their mark on the music scene. Their band, The Treble has traveled to Los Angeles two times in the last month to play shows. Hansen plays bass while Jerlo takes care of percussion on drums. Mark Brusegard is on vocals, Colin McTavish plays piano, and Graeme Woods plays guitar.
The band describes their music as pop/rock/folk with a sound similar to that of The Fray. The band is inspired by their hometown of Winnipeg. They say the city has provided lyrical and musical inspiration and the motivation to grow and pursue bigger dreams. They’ve received play on several local radio stations. Their first E.P., Shaking Hands and Taking Names was named "one of my favourite releases of the year," by HOT 103’s Young Mike.
The Treble has also used their musical abilities to give back. They recently performed 24 shows in 24 hours to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross to help with relief efforts in the Horn of Africa.
This summer the band will play Countryfest, Canada Day on Osborne, and the Take Me To The Pilot CD Release on June 15.
They leave for their eastern U.S./Canada tour on July 13. They will be playing shows in Chicago, New York, Moncton and Charlottetown.
The Treble has also started work on a new full-length record that is set to drop later in the year. The record would be the band’s first full-length release.
Keep up to date with the band on Facebook at facebook.com/thetreble and on Twitter at @TheTrebleBand.
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There’s a new way to keep your pet safe and stylish. Best in Show Pet Foods located at 730 St. Anne’s is now carrying Megatags jewelry pet ID tags.
Megatags is a titanium pet ID tag. The tag is light as plastic, but solid as steel. Best in Show is carrying five different tags in two sizes with hand-set cubic zirconias. Design choices include a bone, heart, paw, cupcake and hydrant in five different colours: black, blue, pink, purple and red. The tags can have up to four lines engraved on them to identify and keep your pet safe.
Best in Show Pet Foods is run by Sheena Davisson and Jamie St. Hilaire who are lifetime residents of St. Vital. Check out the tags at facebook.com/megatags and @jewelry_pettags.
Krystalle Ramlahkhan is a community correspondent for St. Vital. She can be reached at email@example.com.