The Trews (Alternative Rock) | July 4th | 8pm
In 2002, the band originally know as One I'd Trouser (a line taken from a song in Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life) who had later changed to simply Trouser, eventually settled on The Trews. They entered Rocksearch, a high-profile contest that is held by a St. Catharines radio station. Winning the contest would prove to be their big break as they soon landed a recording contract with Bumstead Productions.
The release of their first full-length CD House of Ill Fame followed in 2003. Produced by Big Sugar's Gordie Johnson, the album contained the such singles as "Every Inambition", "Not Ready to Go", "Tired of Waiting", "Fleeting Trust" and "Confessions". "Not Ready to Go" hit number one on Canadian rock radio and was the most played song of 2004 in that format. The band was nominated as New Group of the Year at the 2004 Juno Awards (Canadian Grammys) and "Not Ready to Go" was nominated as Single of the Year in 2005. House Of Ill Fame has been certified gold in Canada.
In November 2010, the Hamilton-based band (originally from Antagonish, Nova Scotia) performed the Canadian National anthem at the 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton. They are also the winner of seven East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) and have been nominated for 5 Juno Awards.
In April 2014, the band released its fifth full-length studio album eponymously titled The Trews. It is the band's highest charting debut to date reaching #1 on the Rock, Alternative and Independent Album Charts and #3 on the overall chart in Canada.